Corporate Taxes

Are Corporate Tax Cuts Good for Labor? (Sep. 6)

  Update 200 — Post-Labor Day Disorder: Are Corporate Tax Cuts Good for Labor? This afternoon in Bismarck, North Dakota, exactly a week after a similar speech in Missouri, President Trump gave yet another pitch for the GOP’s forthcoming tax reform plan.  Last week’s campaign-style rally had the added appeal for Trump that he could …

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Trump Tax Plan: Billionaire's Bounty (Aug. 19)

Mike & Co.,   As Donald Trump continues the drawn-out process of providing details of his tax agenda, it has become abundantly clear that his plan stands to benefit the rich at the expense of lower- and middle-class Americans.  Even more audacious — he  appears to be running with three Achilles heels: the Trump loophole, whereby pass-through …

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Counterprogramming Trump on Taxes (July 21)

Mike & Co., In a couple of hours, when Donald Trump takes the stage in Cleveland in a couple of hours to accept the GOP presidential nomination, it’s a good bet he won’t say much about his tax plan.  With good reason: he doesn’t have one. Yesterday, Trump’s campaign announced  that the candidate is preparing a …

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The Three Tax Buckets for 2017 (May 18)

Mike & Co. —  Defying a tradition dating back to 1976, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Trump has continuously flipped his answer about whether will or won’t release his tax documents, saying at times absolutely yes.  Or would never dream of it.  Or really wants to but really can’t just yet.  While we wait, we have a …

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Let a Thousand Tax Plans Bloom (May 17)

Mike & Co., Word this afternoon is that Senate Banking will take another shot at a conformations votes for five regulatory nominees, including two for SEC commissioner, perhaps as soon as this week.  This follows an aborted April 7 vote, in which four Democrats (Schumer, Menendez, Warren, and Merkeley) withheld support for their own party’s …

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VAT's Under Discussion  (Mar. 23)

Mike & Co. – In a stark departure from political history since Reagan and Goldwater, the Republican Party this year has struggled to come up with a unified tax message. Perhaps more odd, still, are the abrupt change in tone surrounding the tax debate, from the traditionally robustly pronounced to a muted, tentative, and confused …

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