President Obama has made it clear that he wants to erase the Bush-era tax cuts for the highest earners in the country, even as he preserves the tax cuts for middle- and working-class Americans. There are plenty of Republicans and […]
The Wall Street Journal reports that the effort to extend the current Estate Tax regime through next year has failed. As part of the Bush tax cuts, the exemption, above which taxes are due, has been slowly rising. The Conservative plan, […]
For eight years I have spoken to anyone who would listen about the importance of creating a strong estate tax, and there is no more critical time for action to be taken by Congress on this matter than now. In […]
Imagine a story about tax policy created by horror writer Stephen King. A fictional Congress, divided between anti-tax ideology and fiscal responsibility, amends the inheritance tax on the very wealthy so that it disappears entirely one year and then returns […]
A century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt expressed alarm about the dangerous concentration of wealth and power in the U.S., and called on the incoming 60th Congress to establish a federal estate tax on large fortunes. Its primary objective, Roosevelt said, […]
Aired on 12 November 2009. Linked from The World. Germany’s new conservative ruling coalition is proposing steep tax cuts to help end the economic crisis. That’s sending Germany’s deficit soaring, so a group of very rich citizens says it wants […]
Published in Summer 2009 in the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy publication. Linked from NCRP online.
BOSTON—After hearing Ralph Nader discuss his new book, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us, at an event here Friday night, a man expressed the concern many Nader supporters felt upon reading the book’s title. Only the rich? A book about […]