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A Carbon Tax is Not the Solution to Global Climate Change

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The definition of insanity, according to a famous quotation (often mis-attributed to Albert Einstein) is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” I often think of that quote when I read yet another statement by noted economists touting a carbon tax as the solution to global climate change. Full

Which Industries Would the Tax Hikes Target?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A recent Tax Foundation analysis considered how various proposals from the Biden administration, from Congress, and from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development would affect the effective tax rates (ETRs) on the foreign profits of U.S. multinationals. That analysis focused on how each policy and proposal would affect the overall ETRs. But

Clean Energy Tax Credits Can’t Do the Work of a Carbon Tax

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As another season of record-breaking heat, wildfires, and hurricanes unfolds, Congress is debating how to address climate change and fund green infrastructure in its $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation legislation. Though Democrats have declared ambitious goals for addressing climate change, they continue to shy away from carbon pricing in favor of tax breaks for

Turning Up The Debt Limit Heat

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Schumer: Debt bill vote this week. The Senate Majority Leader says he’ll call for a vote this week on a stand-alone bill to suspend the debt limit. “Let me be clear…: we must get a bill to the president’s desk…by the end of the week. Period,” Schumer told senators. Schumer and President Biden

Massive, Secret Offshore System Hid Billions of Dollars

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares And a blurry timeline for Democratic legislative priorities. President Joe Biden told House Democrats to delay action on the bipartisan infrastructure bill until they can agree on a scaled-back tax and spending package to fund the rest of his economic agenda. How long that will take is anybody’s guess. Senate Democratic leader Chuck

Massive, Secret Offshore System Hid Billions of Dollars

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A blurry timeline for Democratic legislative priorities. President Joe Biden told House Democrats to delay action on the bipartisan infrastructure bill until they can agree on a scaled-back tax and spending package to fund the rest of his economic agenda. How long that will take is anybody’s guess. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer

Analysis of SALT Cap Repeal Proposal

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As policymakers weigh whether to lift or repeal the $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), they have to wrestle with how that change would primarily benefit high-earning taxpayers. As some have pointed out, other TCJA changes may further increase the benefits
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