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David Brooks: Cutting Top Corporate Tax Rates is Not the Problem

David Brooks: Cutting Top Corporate Tax Rates is Not the Problem

Conservative columnist for the New York Times David Brooks echoed the findings of the Tax Foundation that cutting to the top corporate tax rate to 21% is not the "moral horror" his liberal friends say it is. Barack Obama repeatedly proposed cutting it to...

How Did my Representative Vote on the Tax Bill?

How Did my Representative Vote on the Tax Bill?

This last week, the House of Representatives voted on a tax bill that had been promoted as "huge tax cuts for everybody". At one point it was suggested it was called the "Cut, Cut, Cut Bill". By the time the bill was finished, it wasn't exactly that. In a...

Fact vs. Fiction: Uranium One

Some issues, and some claims, are so shocking that our attention, and our conversation, gets riveted on them, making us look the other way while issues we should be debating (such as new tax bills) are being pushed through channels in Washington. It's an...

Is Coal Making a Comeback?

Is Coal Making a Comeback?

In June, 2017, President Donald Trump delivered some good news. “The mines are starting to open up, having a big opening in two weeks. Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, so many places. A big opening of a brand-new mine. It's unheard of. For many, many...

Fact vs. Fiction: Trump Digs Coal

Fact vs. Fiction: Trump Digs Coal

On May 5, 2016 Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, walked toward the podium in Charleston, West Virginia. The crowd of tens of thousands screamed, cheered, and waved signs that said “Trump Digs Coal.” “I am thinking about the...

The Decline of Coal: What’s Behind It and What It Means

The Decline of Coal: What’s Behind It and What It Means

In 1983 176,000 people were employed in the coal mining industry. By 2012 it was 89,700. In 2017, there were 50,800. That's roughly 39,000 jobs lost in five years. According to the Department of Energy, 531 “coal-fired electric generating units” were...

Senate Delivers a Big Win to Big Banks

Senate Delivers a Big Win to Big Banks

While the rest of us were arguing over whether Donald Trump should be impeached or Hillary Clinton investigated for a uranium deal done seven years ago, today the U.S. Senate overturned a rule that had been protecting you from unethical behavior on the...

Health Care
All Eyes on Medicaid Cuts for 2018

All Eyes on Medicaid Cuts for 2018

Congress failed to impose drastic cuts to Medicaid last year as part of the ObamaCare repeal. That doesn't mean they won't be back for more this year. We are just enjoying the quiet while they reload. The tax bill signed into law in December is projected...

Tax Plan: Deciphering the Winners and the Losers

Tax Plan: Deciphering the Winners and the Losers

Few of us have time to really pore over the ins and outs of the new tax bill. Probably like most of us, I'm just planning on paying a bit more to a tax accounting this year to help me navigate the new maze. But to try and put this is a nutshell: Some of...

The Tax Bill Has Passed: What it Means to You

The Tax Bill Has Passed: What it Means to You

As the Senate passed the new tax bill and sent it to the White House for signature, President Trump tweeted a victory lap. "We're bringing the entrepreneur back into this country," he said. "We're getting rid of all the knots and all the ties, and you're...

The House Tax Bill: Where Do You Fall?

The House Tax Bill: Where Do You Fall?

The non-partisan Brookings Tax Policy Center has released their take on the new tax bill, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, which was passed by the House of Representatives yesterday and is heading for the Senate. The Tax Policy Center report looks the impact...

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