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Women would be disproportionately affected by tax plans proposed by Cain, Perry, experts say

By | 11.07.11 | 12:47 pm

As campaign-finance filings come out from 2012 Republican presidential candidates, the records show women are not big-money donors for this year’s crop of hopefuls. Recent campaign-finance records evaluated by the Center for Responsive Politics reveal the median percentage of campaign cash over $200 from female donors to the GOP More…

Where Does the Laffer Curve Bend?

By | 08.09.10 | 5:11 pm

Imagine a government that moves its top income tax rate higher and higher every year. At some point, that imaginary government would raise taxes so high that it would dissuade its citizens from bothering to make more money at all: Taxing income at, say, 80 percent might actually bring in More…

Outdated Tariff Systems Means the Poor Pay More

By | 06.02.10 | 6:00 am

The Commerce Department tweaked China recently when it slapped a 99 percent tariff on Chinese-made oil field pipes entering the U.S. The move was but the latest volley in a long-running skirmish over a wide variety of imports. To the extent that most people think of tariffs at More…

Is There a Citigroup Tax Credit Hidden in the Stimulus Plan?

By | 01.07.09 | 8:17 am

Over at Beat the Press, economist Dean Baker raises an interesting question that deserves follow-up: Is there a hidden tax credit for Citigroup in the upcoming Obama administration’s proposed stimulus plan?

From Baker:

The media seem to have largely overlooked the Citigroup tax credit in their discussion


Neither Candidate’s Tax Plan ‘Pro-Growth’

By | 10.24.08 | 2:49 pm

During an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell a short time ago, Sen. John McCain’s senior economic adviser, Doug Holtz-Eakin, said a nonpartisan tax analysis found McCain’s tax plan would better promote economic growth than that of Sen. Barack Obama.

“You go to the independent, quote, Tax Policy Center, a group