Wall Street Mini-Tax Could Raise Maxi Revenue

By Ronald M. Glassman and Gerald E. Scorse, Dissidentvoice.org -

With great fanfare, politicians on the left are thinking big on tax reform: a 70 percent rate on incomes over $10 million, a wealth tax on the super-rich, estate taxes as high as 77 percent. With [...]

Israel’s Freezing Of Palestinian Tax Funds “Collective Punishment”

By Maureen Clare Murphy, Electronicintifada.net -

Israel’s freezing of millions of dollars in Palestinian tax revenue will cause the dire situation in Gaza to deteriorate even further, Al Mezan, a human rights group in the territory, warned on [...]

What States Can Do to Reduce Poverty And Inequality Through Tax Policy

By Sarah Anderson and Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

States have an opportunity to act to close the loopholes that hide and protect the wealth of the top 1%, remedy the impact of the new federal tax law that lowers taxes on the wealthy, and make [...]

What States Can Do To Reduce Poverty And Inequality Through Tax Policy

By Sarah Anderson and Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

States have an opportunity to act to close the loopholes that hide and protect the wealth of the top 1%, remedy the impact of the new federal tax law that lowers taxes on the wealthy, and make [...]

The Bill And Melinda Gates’ Fair Taxation Scaremongering Tour

By Chris Orlet, Counterpunch.org -

Billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, appearing recently on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, said a number of things that made Colbert’s liberal audience squeal with delight. [...]

Have The Rich Always Laughed Stiff Tax Rates Away?

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

The guardians of our conventional wisdom on taxing the rich have messed up — and they know it. They slacked off. They started believing their own tripe. Average Americans, they assumed, would [...]

Amazon Won’t Pay A Dime In Federal Taxes This Year

By Jacob Sugarman, Truthdig.com -

Amazon won’t pay a dime in federal taxes this year—just as it didn’t pay a dime in federal taxes the year before. According to a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic [...]

Seriously Taxing The Rich Will Take ‘Guts’ — And More

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

Jan Schakowsky doesn’t need to apologize for anything. This veteran member of Congress from Illinois has a record second to none on issues that matter to working people. Over the course of her 20 [...]

Self Employment: An Effective Path For War Tax Refusal

By Staff, Nwtrcc.org -

This publication is one of a series of “practicals” that offer ideas, tips, and information for individuals who want to cut off their financial support for the U.S. war machine or are currently [...]

With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Americans Finally Have A Politician Who Agrees With Them About Taxes

By Jon Schwarz, Theintercept.com -

MUCH OF THE U.S. political system was flummoxed two weeks ago when a brand new 29-year-old congressperson made a seemingly radical proposal on “60 Minutes.” Here’s what Rep. Alexandria [...]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Tax Proposal Could Raise $720 Billion Over The Next 10 Years

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

Such a high tax rate is not unheard of and higher rates used to be the norm during a large portion of the 20th century. Why was this the case? Because higher tax rates on the wealthy generated [...]

Tax The Rich? History Proves Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez May Be Correct

By David Schultz, Counterpunch.org -

Taxes impede economic growth and high taxes kill the economy, right?. This is the belief among many who criticize Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy [...]

Sweden Has A 70 Percent Tax Rate And It Is Fine

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently suggested raising the top tax rate to 70 percent in order to raise money to fund climate change investments. Conservatives were dismayed by the proposal while [...]

U.S. Taxpayers On The Hook For Insuring Farmers Against Growing Climate Risks

By Georgina Gustin, Insideclimatenews.org -

Like every Midwestern farmer, Jerry Peckumn relies on a few things going right every season. Rain, but no deluge. Sunshine, but no heat wave. A timely cycling of the seasons. Peckumn is a [...]

New Yorkers Confront Amazon Execs At City Council Meeting

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

After being kept in the dark about New York's $3 billion deal with Amazon, allowing the trillion-dollar corporation to build its new headquarters—complete with helicopter landing pad for CEO Jeff [...]