My Piece in Salon: Underwater Homeowners Face a Tax Time Bomb

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 6:28 am

I have a piece in Salon about an under-the-radar issue I’ve discussed here before. Here’s a long excerpt: The letter from Bank of America Home Loans got right to the point. “We are pleased to inform you that we have approved your Home Equity Account for participation in a principal forgiveness program offered as a [...]

WaPo Story Claiming Deficit Increase From Obamacare Not As Advertised

By: Tuesday April 10, 2012 9:55 am

I don’t think anyone would call me the health care law’s biggest fan. But it’s undeniable that, when you reduce Medicare Advantage overpayments, when you start taxing so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans, and when you add up all the other taxes and levies and cost savings, that outweighs the cost of exchange subsidies and Medicaid expansion [...]

The Myth of High US Corporate Tax Rates

By: Tuesday May 3, 2011 8:35 am

It should not have to come to this. The data on the US corporate tax rate has been out there for years. David Cay Johnston could tell you this stuff in his sleep. While conservatives focus on the nominal corporate tax rate of 35%, that’s almost a meaningless number compared to the effective tax rate, [...]

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