Category Archives: Taxes

Taxpayer money

“Taxpayer money,” we see and hear that phrase again and again. Politicians use it to emphasize that some of the funds in the Treasury are paid in the form of taxes. The phrase is misleading–once collected, money in the Treasury … Continue reading

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Tax Reform

Trump tax cut benefits all congressional districts up to $44,697 per family. –Kevin McCarthy, GOP Majority Leader, July 24 … record setting optimism is no accident. It is a reflection of the game-changing tax reform passed six months ago. Manufacturers … Continue reading

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Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes, Mark Zuckerberg’s one-time Harvard roommate, facebook co-founder, and multi-millionaire, suggests addressing income inequality with a $6,000 annual subsidy for workers making less than $50,000 annually. He would pay for this with income taxes on the wealthy. It is … Continue reading

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Tom Reed on the economy

Things are looking rosy this spring,  Tom Reed says:     “You’re hearing about the growth opportunities here. They’ve gone up 20 percent from Quarter 3 to Quarter 1. Twenty percent growth is a huge amount of growth.” “A lot … Continue reading

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Does the IRS have a problem, really?

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said in his weekly press call Tuesday that he and his fellow Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee will put forward legislation to address long call hold times with the IRS as volume … Continue reading

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Would you?

Trade wars are good.–President Trump Fixing the tax system must be a top priority because it threatens everything we care about — including jobs, healthcare, education, public investment, the environment, and retirement security.–Charles Whalen, economist and former congressional candidate. The … Continue reading

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Is there a “golden mean” between extremes in politics?

  One might … conjecture that there is a limiting situation of some sort, a “boundary” with all convergent series on one side, all divergent series on the other side–at least as far as series with monotonic coefficients are concerned. … Continue reading

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