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Don’t Extend Those…Extenders

With tax day looming, I’ll try to throw in more on the crazy world of tax policy — which usually means how corporations and rich people are taking us for a ride courtesy of very willing politicians. Today, it’s all about tax extenders.

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A Worthy Budget

Most of the nonsense coming from Congress about budgets — and that nonsense is particularly of a Republican Party flavor but also emanating from Democrats — touts more tax breaks and tax cuts for business. It’s entirely crazy. The one island of sanity comes from the Progressive Caucus.

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That Sucking Sound? It’s The 73 Billion-Dollar Corporate Robbery of The States

What I really like about corporate skullduggery is that at least it’s usually done with big numbers, as in billions of dollars. Nothing on the cheap (except, of course, when it comes to paying workers). In another installment of “how can we fill our coffers, pay our CEO millions of dollars and fleece the public” comes today’s news: Corporate-based America is robbing the states of billions of dollars by dodging taxes.

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The President’s Tax Gift To Corporations Is Just Class Warfare Redux

With one hand, he giveth a few dollars to the people, and with the other hand, he showers huge corporations with a tax gift that is astounding in its…audacity? That’s how I suggest you can look at the president’s executive order to pay more workers overtime (a good thing) versus his budget proposal to…pay attention now..CUT corporate tax rates.

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Camp Fail, Fail, Fail

I know, you are shocked, shocked, shocked that the proposal from Congressman Dave Camp, the Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is awful. But, good to have the facts on exactly why.

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NOT BREAKING: Corporations “Pay Little or No Federal Income Taxes”

It’s new data but not a new revelation because this bit of news is nothing we haven’t already become accustomed to. Corporations are robbing the country, robbing because corporations pocket profits made possible from all the investments in human and physical capital made thanks to taxes regular people pay but the same corporations do squat when it comes to paying a fair share.

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Tax Cut Hocus Pocus Part II

Yesterday, I wrote about a report that basically said it’s a myth that tax cuts are a huge boon to the economy. Well, there’s actually a second part to that.

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Tax Cut Hocus Pocus

So, as we gather steam towards Tax Day, let’s keep up this drumbeat: tax cuts don’t help the economy. Or, at least, there isn’t the evidence to prove they do. So, says the Congressional Research Service.

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The “Research” Tax Scam

Ah, so little time, so many corporate tax breaks…and so many of them just pure scams. Here’s one under the rubric of “research”.

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A Tweet Twitter’s CEO Would Never Send

It’s all the rage — at least for now, until the next hot little stock. But, you know, Twitter may seem real edgy, or new, or hip — but when it comes to corporate responsibility, it’s the same old story. Tax loopholes galore!

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Tax Talk Reality

You’ve come to expect here a very skeptical, verging on enraged, attitude towards how the elites talk about taxes — including Democrats. Aggressive proposals to raise taxes to reasonable levels, particularly on the wealthy, just can’t be found with a few exceptions. Here is one that makes a bit of progress.

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Pass Some Gas

Oh, and while I am on the topic of taxes, I meant to give this a bit of a go. Another tax that should be raised is the gas tax. Oh, stop whining…really…driving in the U.S. is cheap. It really would be painless.

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The Tax Scam Roadshow

Max Baucus has always been a corporate shill. So, I, for one, am not shedding a single tear that he is retiring at the end of his term (sort of the way I felt when the country was able to rid itself of a scar named Joe Lieberman). But, on his way out the door, he’s ensuring that he’s going to leave a black mark of more phony corporate shilling.

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Corporate Tax Front Groups

Politicians, as a whole, are not very smart — they don’t read, they don’t think for themselves and they are usually not very curious. So, they usually get spoon-fed all sorts of garbage that they can just regurgitate. Especially corporate-speak — and there are a whole lot of front groups spewing out garbage, especially on taxes.

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Just The Tax Facts

There is so much rubbish the traditional media churns out about taxes it’s just hard to keep track of it. So, what’s a thinking person to do? Check this out.

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Delusions

Every day, it’s possible to shake your head and wonder: where do they find these people? These people who run for office and are truly clueless about reality and, especially, economic facts. You can throw a rock anywhere in Washington, D.C. and you are almost guaranteed to his a member of Congress walking around in a “I must do everything to help corporations” trance. Like John Delaney.

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