Taxes
  • A worker looks over a glass window at Lippert Components in Goshen

    Trump’s Tax Cuts Didn’t Boost Job Numbers

    By Michael Rainey

    The job market was remarkably strong before the coronavirus pandemic hit earlier this year, with the unemployment rate falling to a 50-year low. Even so, President Trump’s promise to be the “greatest...

  • U.S. President Trump speaks to reporters during a news conference

    Trump’s $750 Tax Bill

    By Michael Rainey

    The analysis released Sunday evening by The New York Times of President Trump’s tax filings stretching back over more than two decades has caused quite a stir as we enter the final weeks of the...

  • Economy Would Do Better Under Biden Than Trump: Moody’s

    By Michael Rainey

    The economy is widely seen to be a relative strength for President Trump, with voters giving him much higher approval ratings for his handling of economic issues than other areas. But a new analysis...

  • Buildings are seen at the Yujiapu financial centre, in Tianjin, China February 22, 2016.    REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo

    Massive Corporate Tax Holiday Could Cause Headaches Next Year

    By Michael Rainey

    Worried about getting stuck with unpaid tax bills in 2021, private employers have largely passed on President Trump’s voluntary program that allows companies to defer the Social Security portion of...

  • Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks about U.S. economy at a metal works plant in Dunmore, Pennsylvania

    Why Joe Biden Wants to Go Big on a Stimulus Package

    By Michael Rainey

    Some Democratic economic policy wonks have long believed they made a serious mistake during the Great Recession: The $787 billion stimulus package President Barack Obama signed into law in 2009 just...

  • FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden campaigns for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in Pittsburgh

    Biden Slams Amazon as Prime Example of Broken Tax System

    By Michael Rainey

    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took aim Thursday at the way companies pay taxes in the U.S., citing Amazon as an exemplar of a deeply flawed system that allows billion-dollar companies...

  • U.S. President Trump celebrates with Congressional Republicans after passage of GOP tax bill at the White House in Washington

    How Washington Stopped Worrying About the Debt

    By Michael Rainey

    A major attitude shift has washed over Washington, The Wall Street Journal’s Kate Davidson and Jon Hilsenrath wrote Thursday: “Political support for taming federal debt has melted away.” Not so long...

  • 7 Ways to Fix America’s Fiscal Mess

    Tackling the $22 trillion national debt can be done in very different ways. Underscoring that point, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on increasing...

  • Did Corporations Really Need the Tax Cuts?

    By Michael Rainey

    Critics of the Republican tax overhaul said they while tax cuts might provide a sugar high for the economy in the short run, large corporations didn’t really need the boost since most were already in...

  • Is It Even Possible to Tax the Rich More?

    Proposals to hike taxes on the rich have long elicited a predictable response, New York Times columnist David Leonhardt writes : “It will wreck the economy.” That argument has become less common,...