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The Chicken Tax Lives (Unfortunately)

Posted: December 8, 2016 at 8:00 am   /   Business, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Ever wonder why the biggest market for pick-up trucks has so few trucks available? There are of course plenty of big trucks –  1500 series and larger – mostly made by the Big Three. But how come the others – smaller brands, smaller trucks – have been so reticent about cashing in on this most […]

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What to Know About Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s Pick for Treasury

Posted: November 30, 2016 at 9:41 am   /   Friends

Though not a widely known quantity in Washington, Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for treasury secretary, has had a seasoned career in high finance, in Hollywood, and, most recently, as finance chairman of the Trump campaign. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve our great country in this important role,” Mnuchin, 54, […]

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Oregon: Just say NO on Measure 97

Posted: October 24, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Oregon is characterized as a liberal state; however, Oregonians have consistently voted to reject the introduction of a sales tax. But this year, a cleverly deceptive campaign was launched to convince voters that large corporations doing business in Oregon will finally pay their fair share in order to fund the state’s education, healthcare and senior […]

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JOKE of the CENTURY: Hillary Clinton and the New York Times Took Same Tax Breaks as Donald Trump!

Posted: October 19, 2016 at 12:45 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Well, well, nothing is as eye-popping as when the phony pot calls the honest kettle black. Jeffrey Lord of American Specator revealed the best joke yet after the Barack Obama presidency, a Grand Canyon-Sized Hypocrisy From Hillary and the New York Times. Writes Lord: Clinton guilty of the tax avoiding she charges Trump with; Times paid no […]

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3 Ways to Use the Presidential Debate to Talk Taxes

Posted: October 11, 2016 at 2:04 pm   /   Friends

With the leak of Donald Trump’s tax records by The New York Times, and following round two of the presidential debates in which both candidates spoke about their tax plans, taxes are in the news to stay. But like its code, taxes are complicated. There’s the corporate tax rate, the sales tax, personal income tax, […]

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How to Optimize Taxation to Meet Redistributive Goals

Posted: October 6, 2016 at 6:41 am   /   Friends

A new working paper by economists Emmanuel Saez and Stefanie Stantcheva purports to overturn a widely cited finding that capital should not be taxed; it fails. Rather than offering new insights on minimizing the distortion from taxation, the authors emphasize targeting taxes to achieve arbitrary goals for redistributing wealth. In the mid-1980s, economic theorists Kenneth […]

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Internet Sales Tax Legislation Is ‘Taxation Without Representation,’ Conservatives Say

Posted: October 4, 2016 at 12:07 pm   /   Friends

Conservatives are wary of internet sales tax legislation in the works that would create an “un-level playing field” for online businesses. Republican leadership in Congress may have promised Democrats to schedule a vote on legislation related to online sales tax, a memo from the Conservative Action Project, a group including organizations that represent major elements […]

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Clinton Estate Tax Plan Would Affect Many Families, Not Just the Very Rich

Posted: October 3, 2016 at 1:21 pm   /   Friends

Hillary Clinton’s newly proposed top estate tax rate of 65 percent on $1 billion estates can sound innocuous enough to the average taxpayer. Last year only a handful of estates would have been large enough to have been affected. If that was all there was to the new Clinton estate tax announced in September, most […]

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Obama’s New Death Tax Threatens Family Farms and Businesses

Posted: September 29, 2016 at 7:53 am   /   Friends

We all knew President Obama’s lame-duck presidency would be bad, but for the millions of Americans who work at family farms and businesses, it’s about to get a lot worse. As Heritage Foundation tax expert Curtis Dubay wrote at The Daily Signal, Obama is trying to sneak in a tax hike in his twilight days. […]

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