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  • Why Pensions Are the Hot New Tax Shelters

    By Michael Rainey

    Traditional pension plans are being used by some doctors, lawyers and other wealthy small business owners to shield hundreds of thousands of dollars in income from taxes, Bloomberg’s Ben Steverman...

  • How the Tax Cuts Could Raise Wages – and Why They Might Not

    By Michael Rainey

    Wages don’t seem to be rising in the wake of the corporate tax cuts that went into effect this year, and many critics of the GOP tax overhaul say there’s little reason to think they will. But the...

  • Are Tax Revenues Really Rising?

    By Michael Rainey

    A Wall Street Journal editorial this past weekend took aim at the idea that the Republican tax cuts have much to do with rising deficits. “Perhaps you’ve read that the federal budget deficit is...

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    Economic Growth Gets a Downgrade

    By Michael Rainey

    The Congressional Budget Office reduced its estimate for the growth rate of the U.S. economy in 2018 to 3.1 percent, down from its estimate of 3.3. percent in April. The CBO’s estimate for 2019...

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    The Tax Cuts Aren't Popular, So the GOP Is Talking About This Instead

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Republicans have found that their key legislative accomplishment in the last two years, the tax cuts passed in December, aren’t nearly as popular as they had hoped they would be, and the AP reports...

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    The Steep Costs of Tax Cuts Since 2001

    By Michael Rainey

    Tax cuts enacted since the turn of the 21 st century have added nearly $6 trillion to the deficit while disproportionately benefiting wealthy households, according to a new study from the Institute...

  • Why the GOP Tax Cuts May Not Boost Growth

    By Michael Rainey

    Experts have sparred over just how much economic growth will be generated as a result of the Republican tax law, but most agree that the permanent reduction in corporate tax rates and temporary drop...

  • GOP Lawmakers Push to Make It Harder to Raise State Taxes

    Republican state lawmakers are taking preemptive action to make it harder for Democrats to raise taxes and enact a progressive agenda if they score big election victories this year. The Washington...

  • Could California’s Gas-Tax Battle Decide Who Controls Congress?

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    California lawmakers last year passed a 12-cent gasoline tax to fund a campaign to fix the state’s roads and bridges. Now, The New York Times’ Adam Nagourney reports, a ballot measure to repeal the...

  • Worrying About the Next Recession

    When will the next recession hit? It’s been more than nine years since the Great Recession officially ended , and the U.S. economy is about a year away from passing the 1990s expansion to become the...

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