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Issue: Tax Fraud: The Tax Act of 2017

Issue number: 3

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Ending the individual mandate will inflate premiums in the Obamacare marketplaces—especially for the middle class. Read more

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The Tax Act creates additional incentives to shift income offshore for purposes of tax avoidance, and what is worse, it creates incentives to shift actual jobs. Read more

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How a $40 million political outlay yields a $500 million tax cut. Read more

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Just to be sure that no wealthy taxpayer is left behind, the Tax Act destroys the Alternative Minimum Tax. Read more

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The Senate parliamentarian scotched the Republicans’ plan for a simple bill title.  Read more

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It’s not too soon to start thinking about the tax reforms we need and the strategy for getting there. Read more

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If we spent that money on infrastructure rather than tax cuts for the rich, we would get better economic performance and more good jobs. Read more

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Republicans rediscovered the peril of the enlarged deficit—as a pretext for gutting social spending. Read more

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The 2017 Tax Act not only harmed most Americans, but upstaged true, overdue reforms. Here are some key elements, as themes for both politics and policy.  Read more

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The Tax Act adds insidious new incentives to turn more jobs into casual contract work.  Read more

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For the Puerto Rican economy, already bleeding jobs and citizens after a decade-long recession compounded by Hurricane Maria, the Republican tax overhaul was one more blow. Read more

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The tax plan was always going to be a huge giveaway to corporations. And the individual tax cuts were always heavily tilted to the top. Read more

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With the estate tax further weakened, is it time to pivot to an inheritance tax? Read more

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The Tax Act worsens inequality both in the tax changes and in the program cuts used to address the resulting deficit. Read more

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Incredibly, the Tax Act actually punishes low-income people for getting married. Read more

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For Main Street small businesses, the benefits of the Tax Act are peanuts. Nearly half of all the savings go to people making over $1 million a year. Read more

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A little-noticed provision in the Republican tax reform will strip billions in tax benefits from an estimated one million mostly low-income undocumented children residing in the United States.   Read more

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By cutting rates for the wealthy, the Tax Act slashes the value of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. Read more

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Will lower corporate taxes generate an investment boom? The evidence suggests not. Read more

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The Tax Act is a Christmas tree of special-interest tax breaks. The only thing more corrupt than the substance was the way it was enacted. Read more

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