How Momentum Is Growing To Tax The Rich And Reduce Inequality

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In the middle of the last century, there was a large and secure working class. Then, changes to the tax structure distributed more and more of the wealth to the richest and hollowed out the [...]

Tax Bill Just Opened A New Front In The Class War

By Miles Kampf-Lassin, inthesetimes.com -

The current economic status quo—with stock markets soaring while wages remain flat and inequality widens—is both unstable and unsustainable. The coming shock will only accelerate these trends in [...]

Fight Harder And Smarter Against Trumpism

By Sonali Kolhatkar, truthdig.com -

The Republican Party is celebrating the passage of a deeply unpopular and comprehensive rewrite of the U.S. tax code, which critics argue is skewed unjustly toward the rich. Members of the party, [...]

Activists Disrupt Tax Vote In Final Show Of Defiance

By Daniel Marans, huffingtonpost.com -

WASHINGTON ― At least 63 activists were arrested Tuesday during protests of the Republican tax bill and how it could limit access to health care. Progressive activists disrupted the final [...]

National Low Income Housing Coalition On Tax Proposal

By Diane Yentel, www.popularresistance.org -

By Diane Yentel for Natinal Low Income Housing Coalition. WASHINGTON, D.C.- The tax reform legislation proposed by House Republican leaders takes a historic step in directly revising the [...]

Newsletter – Greater Austerity Coming Unless We Act

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. As one of the world's richest nations, the US stands out for having the greatest wealth divide and high levels of poverty. Over the past 40 years, wages have [...]

We Need To Tax The Rich But Instead We’ll Do The Opposite

By Hamilton Nolan, www.theconcourse.deadspin.com -

By Hamilton Nolan for The Concourse - Economic inequality in America has been rising steadily since the Reagan era. Why? A new research paper identifies what it say is the main culprit: the fact [...]

How Congress Makes Regular Taxpayers Pay Oil Pipeline Fat Cats

By David Cay Johnston, www.thedailybeast.com -

By David Cay Johnston for the Daily Beast. By law FERC must balance the interests of pipeline owners and pipeline customers using the “just and reasonable” theory that owners are entitled to [...]

Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules Against Pipeline Tax

By Larry Chretien and Eugenia Gibbons, www.blog.massenergy.org -

By Larry Chretien and Eugenia Gibbons for Mass Energy Consumers Alliance - On May 17, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued a unanimous opinion confirming that the landmark 2008 [...]

Paying CEOs Lots More Than Uncle Sam

By Scott Klinger, www.inequality.org -

By Scott Klinger for Inequality.org. Top U.S. corporations are still in the process of reporting their 2015 CEO compensation, but filings to date reveal that more than 60 Fortune 500 corporations [...]

Corporate Tax Avoidance Could Get Worse Under Trade Agreements

By Staff, www.globaljustice.org.uk -

By Staff of Global Justice Now - Corporations are regularly using secretive corporate courts to undermine the ability of countries to pass effective tax legislation, according to a new [...]

Many Confused By Tax Filing Requirements Could Lose ACA Tax Credits

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, www.AP.com -

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar in PNHP - About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law now have issues with their tax returns that could [...]

Hungary Internet Tax Cancelled After Mass Protests

By BBC, www.bbc.com -

Hungary has decided to shelve a proposed tax on internet data traffic after mass protests against the plan. "This tax in its current form cannot be introduced," Prime Minister Viktor Orban [...]