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    Bad News for Charity on Giving Tuesday

    By Michael Rainey

    “Despite Giving Tuesday and despite all the charitable appeals that almost certainly landed in inboxes, charitable donations by individuals declined by slightly more than 1 percent in 2018, according...

  • Only One Demographic Group Opposes Warren’s Wealth Tax

    The idea of a wealth tax like the one proposed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren is popular with a broad swath of voters, Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley of The New York Times report . A new nationwide poll...

  • A homeless woman sits on a bench few blocks away from the White House in downtown Washington

    Chart of the Day: Record Low Poverty Rate

    By Michael Rainey

    The extensive array of government assistance programs — including Social Security, unemployment insurance, veterans’ benefits, nutritional aid, rental assistance and the Earned Income Tax Credit —...

  • Public Investment Is the Key to Avoiding Economic Stagnation: Report

    By Michael Rainey

    Economic stagnation on a global scale is a growing threat, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The group’s November economic outlook...

  • FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio U.S.

    Pushing Back Against the Wealth Tax at the Dem Debate

    By Michael Rainey

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren defended her proposed wealth tax at the Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday night: “I’m tired of freeloading billionaires,” Warren said . “I think it's time that we ask...

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    4 Lessons from the GOP Tax Bill

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Wall Street Journal’s Theo Francis says that while the Republican tax bill signed by President Trump a year ago has produced some obvious effects for U.S. businesses, including a solid boost to...

  • GM says other defective ignition switch made in China

    Why GM Pays Almost No Federal Income Tax

    By Michael Rainey

    General Motors has earned billions of dollars in the decade since its bankruptcy and bailout, but thanks to a provision in the tax code called "net operating loss carryforward," it has paid very...

  • One Simple Reason the GOP Tax Bill Has Stalled

    By Michael Rainey

    Republicans hold the majority in the House for a few more weeks, but that numerical advantage doesn’t mean much if lawmakers don’t show up to vote. Politico’s Brian Faler says that dozens of...

  • Sen. Schumer attends a news conference on Amtrak funding on Capitol Hill in Washington

    No Deal on Trump's Border Wall as Lawmakers Scramble to Avoid a Shutdown

    By Michael Rainey

    As negotiations to avoid a partial government shutdown next week continue, Democratic lawmakers have rejected a Republican proposal to spend $5 billion on the border wall over two years. “No matter...

  • Brady sits for an interview with Reuters journalists in Washington

    GOP Tax Bill Running Out of Time

    By Michael Rainey

    The tax bill introduced this week by outgoing House Ways and Means Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) faces a tough and increasingly narrow road ahead. Politico’s Brian Faler reports that several top...

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