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The GOP's tax overhaul: worst Christmas present ever

Some Christmas presents are a wonderful surprise, others a big disappointment. We try to be polite about the clunkers, figuring it’s the thought that counts. But the new Republican tax law — what President Trump has described as a “big, beautif...

 

Abolishing Obamacare rewards wealthy, punishes working families

Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) threaten the health care of 30 million Americans and would erode some rare progress made recently to reverse America’s growing economic inequality. By taxing rich households and big...

 

Families advance with recent tax bill, but corporations get a lot more

Surprisingly, Congress’ $680 billion holiday-season tax deal will bring some cheer to working families, and not just to big corporations this year. Refundable tax credits putting extra cash in the hands of hard-pressed workers and parents were...

 
 By Clemente    Opinion    June 12, 2013

Apple tax dodging highlights need for reform

Talk about taking your business to “the Cloud.” In an ingenious effort to avoid billions of dollars in taxes, Apple, Inc., has been levitating subsidiaries between American and Irish soil, claiming that from a tax-law perspective, they exist in n...