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    How 4 Big US Companies Used Their Tax Cuts

    By Michael Rainey

    Bloomberg’s Laura Davison looked at what some major American corporations did with the tax cut windfalls they received in 2018. How did Apple, Walt Disney, Visa International and Starbucks use their...

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    Is the ‘Era of Tax Reductions’ Over?

    By Michael Rainey

    If Greg Valliere, chief global strategist at Horizon Investments, is correct, Wall Street should be worried about the rise of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). In a note to clients Wednesday,...

  • Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at her midterm election night party in New York City

    The Ongoing Fight Over Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% Top Tax Bracket

    By Michael Rainey

    The lively debate over the proposal by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to raise the top marginal tax rate to 70 percent continues, as it no doubt will for many months to come, with former...

  • Tax Cuts Still Not Paying for Themselves

    By Michael Rainey

    The latest budget data shows, once again, that the tax cuts are not paying for themselves. “It’s time to put to rest any notion that President Trump’s signature tax cuts are paying for themselves...

  • Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at her midterm election night party in New York City

    Ocasio-Cortez’s Tax Bombshell: Is a 70% Top Rate Too High, or Not High Enough?

    By Michael Rainey

    Political Rorschach test Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) sparked a lively fiscal debate this week after suggesting in an interview that the top marginal tax rate in the U.S. should be as high as...

  • FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron attends a ceremony to start the construction of the first metro line in Abidjan

    Tax Burden in France Now Highest in the World: OECD

    By Michael Rainey

    France is now the most heavily taxed developed nation, according to the latest annual review by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD’s analysis includes federal, state...

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    4 Lessons from the GOP Tax Bill

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Wall Street Journal’s Theo Francis says that while the Republican tax bill signed by President Trump a year ago has produced some obvious effects for U.S. businesses, including a solid boost to...

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    Why GM Pays Almost No Federal Income Tax

    By Michael Rainey

    General Motors has earned billions of dollars in the decade since its bankruptcy and bailout, but thanks to a provision in the tax code called "net operating loss carryforward," it has paid very...

  • One Simple Reason the GOP Tax Bill Has Stalled

    By Michael Rainey

    Republicans hold the majority in the House for a few more weeks, but that numerical advantage doesn’t mean much if lawmakers don’t show up to vote. Politico’s Brian Faler says that dozens of...

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    No Deal on Trump's Border Wall as Lawmakers Scramble to Avoid a Shutdown

    By Michael Rainey

    As negotiations to avoid a partial government shutdown next week continue, Democratic lawmakers have rejected a Republican proposal to spend $5 billion on the border wall over two years. “No matter...

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