Seth Hanlon and Daniel J. Weiss explain why oil company lobbyists are wrong when they claim that ending handouts to companies will increase taxes.
Seth Hanlon shows how oil and gas companies are poised to reap more than $70 billion in tax breaks over the next 10 years, even as they rake in billions in profits that are squeezing ordinary Americans at the pump.
James Hairston examines myths about American attitudes toward taxes and finds that people want policymakers to take on Bush tax cuts for the wealthy as part of any long-term budget plan.
Seth Hanlon explains in plain English how multibillion dollar “tax expenditures” work, their pros and cons, and their effect on the federal budget.
Seth Hanlon launches a new weekly series by looking at the biggest tax break in the Internal Revenue Code: the tax exemption for employer-sponsored health insurance.
Report Recommendations to advance progressive change from the Center for American Progress and Senior Fellows, compiled by Sarah Rosen Wartell and with a forward from John Podesta.
Pat Garofalo details why conservative claims about tax breaks for the wealthy and tax breaks for small businesses are nearly completely fictitious.
Michael Ettlinger details why not extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans would only cost them a fraction of the wealth they accrued over the past decade.
Seth Hanlon outlines the reasons why letting the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire is a good idea.
The public sends a strong message to Congress in a new poll about the tax cut debate, observes Ruy Teixeira.
Conservatives cling to tax cuts—which increase the deficit—while complaining of out-of-control deficit spending, writes Eric Alterman.
Michael Linden asks why the government should borrow another $830 billion to retain tax breaks that benefit only people who already came out of the Bush years much better off.
Geithner strongly critiques Bush-era fiscal policy, calls for tax cuts for the middle class but not the wealthiest alongside a concerted effort to reduce to the deficit.
Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger offer three good reasons why we should let the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2 percent expire this year.