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What’s In The Final Republican Tax Bill: Goldman Explains

While we published both the full text(1,097 pages) and the “explanatory” statement (only 570 pages) released by the House-Senate conference committee on the final Republican Tax Bill, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), we are confident not many readers – or anyone else for that matter – will read the full […]

Does Trump’s Tax Plan Single Out Family Trusts As A Way To Subsidize Corporate Tax Cuts?

According to an analysis from the Tax Policy Center, the Senate’s recently passed tax plan will increase the after-tax income of folks in every income bracket.  Of course, there are exceptions to every rule and plenty of arguments to be had between the Left and Right over how the tax savings scraps should be divvied […]

The Fetid Swamp Of Tax Reform

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The likelihood that either party will ever drain the fetid swamp of corruption that is our tax code is zero, because it's far too profitable for politicos to operate their auction for tax favors. To understand the U.S. tax code and the endless charade of tax reform, […]

Flatliners – Dead Market Walking

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, In the movie Flatliners aspiring medical doctors tried to unlock the mysteries of death by, well, killing themselves. It was meant to be a controlled death of course, to flat line on the heart rate monitor for a few minutes to find out what wonders where to be found […]

Trump Tax Plan To Benefit “Top 1%” Most, Cost $2.4 Trillion, Middle Class To Pay More Taxes

Based on what we already know about the proposed Trump tax reform, which can be summarized as follows: collapse the seven individual income tax rates to three (12, 25, and 35 percent), increase the standard deduction, eliminate personal exemptions, increase the child tax credit, eliminate most itemized deductions, repeal the individual and corporate alternative minimum […]

“I Thought I Was Middle-Class?”

Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, “The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30% of their ice cream.” – Bill Murray When I saw that slimy tentacle of the Goldman Sachs vampire squid, Gary Cohn, bloviating about Trump’s tax plan and how it was going to do […]

The “Trump Tax Plan” – Details & Analysis

Submitted by Lance Roberts of Real Investment Advice Almost a full year after the election of Donald Trump to the White House, one of the key promises made to voters was the largest “tax cut” since Ronald Reagan was in office. As President Trump stated in Indiana yesterday: “This is a revolutionary change, and the […]

USA 2017 Vs. France 1789 – “The Third Estate Has Been ‘Handled'”

Authored by Lee Travis via Defiant Thinking blog, Most people are familiar with the story of the French Revolution: When the poor revolted against the unfairness and wealth inequality imposed by the aristocrats, they overthrew the monarchy and beheaded more than 40,000 people, mostly clergy and noblemen, as punishment for their crimes and injustices. The […]

Here Are The States With The Highest Property Taxes

ATTOM Data Solutions has scoured county-level property tax records from across the country to figure out exactly who is getting punished the most on their real estate taxes.  To our complete ‘shock’, the resulting map looks eerily similar to the 2016 presidential electoral college map with the liberal bastions of the Northeast and Midwest suffering […]

The Next Clash Emerges: Trump-Ryan Deeply Divided Over Tax ‘Cuts’

After failing to achieve Republican agreement over healthcare reform, The Washington Post reports that while President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan both want to rewrite the tax code, they are deeply divided over how much tax relief to give the middle class. As WaPo details, Trump proposed a plan that would have reduced […]