• Sen. Van Hollen announces a bipartisan agreement on Turkey sanctions during a news conference in Washington

    Democrats Propose New Tax on Millionaires

    By Michael Rainey

    Two Democratic lawmakers unveiled a plan Thursday that would raise taxes on high-income households. Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia are proposing a 10-percentage...

  • FILE PHOTO - Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin introduces US Vice President Mike Pence to speak about the American Health Care Act during a visit to the Harshaw-Trane Parts and Distribution Center in Louisville

    Medicaid Work Requirements Dealt a Loss in Elections

    By Michael Rainey

    The effort to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries experienced a setback Tuesday with the apparent defeat of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. Bevin, a Republican, hasn’t conceded defeat in his...

  • Wealthy Could See a Huge Tax Windfall if Obamacare Is Overturned

    By Michael Rainey

    The lawsuit by 18 state attorneys general seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act would provide an enormous tax cut for wealthy households if it succeeds, according to an analysis by the Center...

  • U.S. President Trump speaks to reporters as he departs for travel to Kentucky from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington

    Trump’s Florida Tax Move

    President Trump is making Palm Beach, Florida, his primary residence. The New York Times reported Thursday that the president and first lady filed documents in late September making their Mar-a-Lago...

  • U.S. President Trump meets with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Khan at the White House in Washington

    Trump Pushes for More Tax Cuts Ahead of 2020 Election: Report

    By Michael Rainey

    With one eye on the upcoming election and the other on a decelerating economy, President Trump is pushing administration officials and Republican lawmakers to come up with a new package of tax cuts,...

  • The Incredible Shrinking Tax Rate for the Rich

    By Michael Rainey

    The highest-income households in the U.S. have seen an enormous reduction in their overall tax burdens since 1950, a development highlighted Sunday by The New York Times’ columnist David Leonhardt,...

  • Would a Warren/Sanders Wealth Tax Kill the Economy?

    By Michael Rainey

    As Democratic presidential candidates debate a variety of new social programs, from universal health care to free higher education, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are calling for a wealth tax to...

  • IRS: Sorry, but It’s Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor

    By Paul Kiel, ProPublica

    The IRS audits the working poor at about the same rate as the wealthiest 1% . Now, in response to questions from a U.S. senator, the IRS has acknowledged that’s true but professes it can’t change...

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren delivers a major policy speech  in Washington

    Elizabeth Warren Wants to Tax Corporate Lobbying

    By Michael Rainey

    Elizabeth Warren released a proposal to tax companies that spend more than $500,000 a year on lobbying the federal government. The goal of the plan is to “end lobbying as we know it,” Warren said in...

  • Tents and tarps erected by homeless people are shown along the sidewalks in the skid row area of downtown Los Angeles, California

    Rising Income Inequality Is a Fiscal Risk: Moody’s

    Income inequality in the United States last year reached the highest level since the Census Bureau started tracking it more than 50 years ago, even as median household income also reached a nominal...

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