tax cuts

Rapid GDP Growth: Does Trump Deserve the Credit?

August 27, 2018

Trump and his supporters argue that the 2017 corporate tax rate cuts are spurring economic growth. Is there any truth to this? We discuss the real effects of the tax cuts with economics professor Gerald Epstein of PERI at UMass Amherst

Teacher Strikes Continue to Spread – A Symptom of Public Education Underfunding

April 19, 2018

Teacher strikes continue to spread: from West Virginia, to Kentucky, to Arizona, to Oklahoma, and now to Colorado. However, they are not just about pay – they are a result of systematic tax cuts designed to decimate public education, says Negin Owliaei of the Institute for Policy Studies

Economic Benefits of Tax Cuts Should Have Arrived – Where Are They?

March 15, 2018

Businesses have had plenty of time to take Trump’s corporate tax cuts into account for their investment plans. However, as CEPR’s Dean Baker reports, this has not happened. Instead, they spent their tax windfall on stock buybacks

Apple: The Biggest Tax Cheaters in History Repatriate Profits Under Trump’s Tax Bill

January 22, 2018

What Apple did was outright illegal according to the European Union, but instead of taking legal action against Apple for tax evasion, the Trump tax bill will reward them says white-collar criminologist Bill Black

Indivisible: GOP Tax Plan Puts Middle Class in Crosshairs

November 30, 2017

At a diverse town hall meeting, Baltimore teachers, students and small-business owners say the Republican plan would wreak havoc on their lives and deepen inequality across the country

Here’s What’s in the House’s New Spending Bill

December 18, 2015

The bill increases the deficit while giving multinational corporations a slew of new tax breaks

Students and Teachers Defend Education

January 29, 2014
Michael Leachman: Tuition costs are rising as states respond to the recession by cutting public funding to higher education, with cuts averaging 28% on a per pupil basis

Reality Asserts Itself - David Swanson

December 17, 2013
On RAI with Paul Jay, David Swanson says that nonviolent campaigns have been more successful than campaigns of violence

GOP Austerity Enriches Billionaires at Workers’ Expense

May 1, 2013

Jeff Faux: Consumers are between 65 and 70 percent of the economy and they are most affected by the recession. Business is not spending, because consumers aren’t spending – cuts to government budgets won’t change this basic fact