How Tax-Dodging Billionaires Use Farmers as Props

How Tax-Dodging Billionaires Use Farmers as Props

After this summer, President Trump and the Republican Congress have one big item on their agenda: taxes. Specifically, cutting them for the rich. One tax they’ve got in their crosshairs is the estate tax — which they malign as “the death tax.” But...
A Tax Plan Only a One Percenter Could Love

A Tax Plan Only a One Percenter Could Love

After the failed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), the Trump administration has set its sights on its next big project: so-called “tax reform.” And the “reform” they seek appears guaranteed to elicit disdain from all...
Trump’s First Test on Taxes

Trump’s First Test on Taxes

Donald Trump’s voters have high hopes that he’ll boost the economy and protect jobs for those who’ve been left behind after three decades of flat or shrinking paychecks. They didn’t vote to make the super-wealthy even wealthier. Even Steve Mnuchin,...
Who Voted for Wall Street?

Who Voted for Wall Street?

During the campaign, Donald Trump said he wanted to fix our rigged economic system. And we can’t do that, he said, by counting on the people who rigged it in the first place. He talked a big game about Wall Street and the big banks. He repeatedly called out...