1. Next Big One: Repatriation Tax Giveaway To Corporations

    Jul/14/2015

    Now that the corporations have fast-track trade authority in the bag, they are trying to push a huge, huge tax giveaway through Congress. We have to get the word out so this doesn't just sneak through.

  2. Coming Up: Repatriation, A HUGE Huge Tax Giveaway To Big Corporations

    Nov/07/2014

    Any deal that in exchange for funding infrastructure lets these companies off the hook for these taxes they already owe rewards these companies for engaging in these schemes and scams.

  3. Will Obama Opposition To Repatriation Tax Holiday Kill This Bad Idea?

    Jun/19/2014

    Just as the White House was registering its opposition to a corporate tax holiday for companies that are sheltering profits overseas, a House Democrat was selling the proposal in a campaign ad.

  4. Repatriation Tax Mistakes

    Aug/02/2013

    If you reward bad behavior you create an incentive for the bad behavior to continue. This is certainly the case with taxes on profits made outside the country. Rewarding multinational […]

  5. Will the Foreign-Policy Elite Learn From Trump?

    Jul/17/2018

    Is Donald Trump an aberration in our history, whose removal will allow a return to normalcy? Or is he a wake-up call, one that demands a fundamental reworking? Opposing Trump is cheap grace. The real question is what our establishment will learn from his rise.

  6. The GOP Tax Plan: Make America Grieve Again

    Nov/17/2017

    Rather than Make America Great Again, Congressional Republicans plan to Make America Grieve Again if their tax plan passes, as even more family-supporting factory jobs get shipped offshore to take advantage of the new tax rate of zero.

  7. The GOP Tax Bill Is an Attempt to Destroy Government

    Nov/07/2017

    In the midst of the GOP's frenzy to pass their tax bill, remember one thing: this entire project is utterly wrong-headed. Few politicians dare say it, but the reality is Americans are not overtaxed. They are underserved by their government.

  8. Call Congress Now to Stop Trump’s Giant Tax Giveaway

    Nov/02/2017

    People's Action joins a broad coalition asking everyone to call 877-795-7862 NOW and tell your Members of Congress to vote against the Republicans' tax cut plan, which offers huge windfalls to corporations and the rich at our expense.

  9. The Great American Tax Heist

    Nov/01/2017

    The GOP's tax plan sets off a scrum, when lobbyists fix rules to benefit the few, with lies and false promises to the many. One of the worst is tax "repatriation," which rewards, rather than reforms, tax avoidance by big corporations.

  10. Trump’s Tax Plan Is a Confidence Scam

    Aug/31/2017

    Trump's tax plan is the essential confidence scam: he's peddling a plan that does not yet exist on paper, using populist bluster to sell what will be a one-percenter's dream. The only question is if Americans are gullible enough to buy it.

  11. Time to Recall a Progressive ‘Truly Great’ First 100 Days

    May/01/2017

    The Resistance needs to develop a memory of how past generations confronted reactionary threats to democracy. We should do so to remind us how a progressive President and people launched a revolution and started making America truly great.

  12. Progressive Breakfast

    Apr/27/2017

    Tax Plan May Not Help Middle Class No guarantees for middle-class help in Trump tax plan. ABC News: “Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin [said] he couldn’t say how Donald Trump’s sweeping […]

  13. Progressive Breakfast

    Apr/26/2017

    Progressives Go On Health Care Offense Rep. Keith Ellison talks health care strategy at People’s Action convention. Roll Call: “…Ellison said it was important to reach out to people who […]

  14. Progressive Breakfast

    Mar/29/2017

    GOP Prepares To Nuke McConnell readies nuclear option for Gorsuch. Politico: “Mitch McConnell told his leadership team in private [that] Neil Gorsuch probably won’t get 60 votes to avoid a […]

  15. Progressive Breakfast

    Mar/24/2017

    “ Uncertain ACA Repeal Vote Today Trump threatens House GOP with keeping Obamacare. NBC: “Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney made clear Thursday evening that President Donald Trump […]

  16. Progressive Breakfast

    Feb/08/2017

    “Nevertheless, She Persisted” Republicans try to silence Warren, fail. W. Post: “…Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) interrupted Warren’s speech … and said that she had breached Senate rules by reading […]

  17. Progressive Breakfast

    Jan/30/2017

    Resistance Rises Protests against Trump refugee order sweep country. NYT: “Protesters amassed in public spaces and at airports to oppose the order, which they assailed as un-American … protesters gathered […]

  18. Progressive Breakfast

    Nov/21/2016

    Some Warn Against Cooperating With Trump On Infrastructure Former VP Biden aide Ronald Klain tells Democrats Trump’s infrastructure plan is “a trap”: “…Trump’s plan is not really an infrastructure plan. […]

  19. Progressive Breakfast

    Nov/17/2016

    Sanders To Lead Rally Today People’s Action to join Our Revolution in Washington, DC rally at 1 PM ET today: “Join Senator U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and broad array of […]

  20. How We Can Fight Trump

    Nov/16/2016

    In the wake of Trump’s victory, the traditional rituals were observed. Hillary Clinton gave a graceful concession speech; President Obama and Trump called for Americans to come together. The only true response was in the streets.

  21. Nov/15/2016

    DNC Race Is On Rep. Keith Ellison formally enters race for DNC chair. The Hill: “The Minnesota Democrat begins his pursuit of the chairmanship with the support of liberal icon […]

  22. Progressive Breakfast

    Nov/10/2016

    People Rise Up Anti-Trump protests sweep country. NYT: “The crowds swelled as the night went on but remained mostly peaceful. Protests were reported in cities as diverse as Dallas and […]

  23. “Liberals” Need To Nip This Massive Corporate Tax Break in The Cradle

    Nov/02/2016

    Senator Schumer is said to be pushing for a huge, huge corporate tax break, which would reward the largest tax-dodgers for dodging taxes. “Liberals” need to kill this toxic giveaway scheme in the bud.

  24. Progressive Breakfast

    Nov/02/2016

    KKK Tries To Sway Election KKK embraces Trump. Mother Jones: “The KKK quarterly The Crusader (‘The Premier Voice Of The White Resistance’) devoted its latest front page to a throaty […]

  25. Progressive Breakfast

    Oct/19/2016

    Final Debate Time previews Trump’s “last stand”: “Trump faces a important tactical decision on Wednesday night: use his largest remaining audience before Nov. 8 to amplify this ‘rigged election’ argument, […]

  26. Offshore Tax Loophole Leaves Small Businesses Behind

    Sep/08/2016

    The giant corporations pay lower (or no) taxes while the hard-working smaller companies pay what they owe. The system inevitably spirals into deeper and deeper corruption.

  27. Trump: Big Mouth, Empty Suit

    Jun/16/2016

    Donald Trump has a big mouth. But a look into his actual issue positions reveals him to be an empty suit. Beyond promises "it will be beautiful," he really offers terrible oppression of people of color and non-Christians.

  28. Tax Day: Global Corporations Prefer to Defer

    Apr/18/2016

    Today is tax day. Ordinary Americans rush to file their taxes to avoid paying fines. Global corporations prefer to defer. They book $2.4 trillion as foreign profits and pay no U.S. taxes on them. This is one way the game is rigged.

  29. Progressive Breakfast

    Dec/14/2015

    Spending Deal Today? “[C]ongressional negotiators on Sunday reported progress” says NYT: “Top aides said the measure could finally be made public on Monday … An added complication is a major […]

  30. The Sanders Corporate Tax Reform Plan

    Dec/03/2015

    In a recent post, I wrote that Bernie Sanders does not yet have a corporate tax plan. I was mistaken. Here is a look at Sanders' Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention Act.

  31. How The Clinton and Sanders Infrastructure Plans Measure Up

    Dec/01/2015

    Clinton's $275 billion infrastructure plan released Monday offers modest spending and contains few specifics. Contrast that with candidate Bernie Sanders, who has proposed a highly detailed, $1 trillion plan.

  32. Progressive Breakfast

    Nov/30/2015

    Obama Jumpstarts Paris Climate Summit Obama announces international commitment to fund clean energy. The Hill: “President Obama and 19 world leaders are committed to double the amount of money they put […]

  33. Must Watch – Warren’s Warning About The Coming Corporate Tax Giveaway

    Nov/19/2015

    If there was ever an Elizabeth Warren speech to see, it is this one: The Massachusetts senator warns about what is happening with the coming corporate tax reform fight and why we should be paying attention.

  34. Corporations Demand Budget Cuts, Owe Government $620 Billion

    Oct/14/2015

    How many times have we heard corporate-funded conservatives and "centrists" whine about "deficits" and demand budget cuts? What if you knew these corporations owed $620 billion in taxes?

  35. Progressive Breakfast

    Oct/08/2015

    Hillary Turns Against TPP… Clinton says TPP falls short, in PBS interview: “I’m worried about currency manipulation not being part of the agreement … I’m worried that the pharmaceutical companies […]

  36. Progressive Breakfast

    Oct/07/2015

    Clinton, Sanders Look Left Sanders introduces pro-labor organizing bill. The Hill: “Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled sweeping new legislation that will make it easier for workers to organize unions in […]

  37. How 24 Economists Debunk Myth of “Uncompetitive” Corporate Tax Code

    Oct/06/2015

    A letter to Congress counters the argument that corporations are being harmed by the current corporate tax code and that the remedy is a change to a "territorial" tax regime.

  38. Progressive Breakfast

    Sep/29/2015

    Trump Tax Plan Far From Populist Trump’s tax plan helps the rich. Time: “The 25% rate for higher earners compares to a top marginal rate today of 39.6% (plus Medicare […]

  39. Trump: Don’t Make Corporations Pay Their Taxes

    Aug/20/2015

    Donald Trump has perfectly articulated the case for low corporate taxes: Corporations don’t want to pay taxes, so let’s not make them pay taxes. There it is in a nutshell.

  40. Progressive Breakfast

    Aug/20/2015

    Trump Sides With Multinationals Donald Trump backs repatriation in Time interview: “Pfizer is talking about moving to Ireland. Or someplace else … Do you know how big that is? It […]