David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston

Recent Stories By David Cay Johnston:

  • How Small Change Scams Bleed TaxpayersNovember 20, 2013

    A fabulously successful new way to get rich in America is spreading fast, yet hardly anyone but those building these new fortunes knows about it. The genius of this technique is that it requires...

  • Federal Contractors: High Costs, Low StandardsJune 24, 2013

    The $17,000 that the IRS spent on a happiness consultant who drew images of celebrities raises some broader questions. How much does the IRS spend on consultants? What do they do? To what standards...

  • IRS Scandal: Let the Axe Fall on Lois LernerMay 17, 2013

    Lerner is the director of exempt organizations whose failures are at the heart of the furor over indefensible criteria for selecting 501(c)(4) applicants for scrutiny. The Treasury Inspector General...

  • What Does a Trillion Really Look Like?January 10, 2013

    Throughout the weeks of intense coverage over the scheduled end of the Bush income tax cuts and the Obama payroll tax cut, reporters routinely cited dollar estimates in the millions, billions, and...

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