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Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 6d ago

Deregulating For Dollars: How Trump’s Anti-Regulation Agenda Could Boost His Own Pocketbook

Download a PDF version of the report. Cartoon copyright 2016 Jim Morin. Reprinted with permission. Co-authored by the Honorable David N. Cicilline and Rick Claypool INTRODUCTION Gutting publ...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 6d ago

Public Citizen Praises Congressional Leaders for Trying to Keep Politics Out of the Pulpit

Note: A group of nearly 100 lawmakers urged the leaders of the tax-writing U.S. House Ways and Means Committee to maintain the Johnson Amendment, which forbids churches and other tax-exempt ...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 1W ago

From Palm Beach to Aspen, These Expensive Trump Family Trips Are Happening on the Taxpayer Dime

Traveling like a Trump sure is expensive.  Even as President Trump has complained about the cost of  rebuilding hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, his administration has been anything but thrift...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 1W ago

Do Not Pass Go! Public Citizen Demands Accountability from Equifax & Wells Fargo at Congressional Hearings

Some call him Monopoly Man. Others know him as Rich Uncle Pennybags. This week, the familiar figure was front and center both on Capitol Hill and across social media, personifying corporate ...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 2W ago

Lobbyists Profit off Trump-Pence Ties As Swamp Remains Un-Drained

Call us crazy, but President Trump does not seem to take his often-repeated “drain the swamp” promise seriously. Don’t take it from us. That’s what his close advisers say. “If you had to put...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 2W ago

For the Few, Not the Many

The idea for the modern day estate tax – a tax on very large inheritances – is commonly traced back to a speech given by President Theodore Roosevelt shortly after leaving office: “I believe...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 3W ago

The Super-CRA’s Fantastical New Super Powers

And a top ten list of everything Republicans want to use it to repeal. By: David Rosen Earlier this year, President Donald Trump and Republicans in the U.S. Congress used an obscure law call...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 4W ago

Many Workers are Taxed at Twice the Rate of Investors

As part of the last comprehensive tax reform plan was passed in the 1980s, taxes on money made from investment and work were equalized. In the intervening years, the rates have substantially...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 1M ago

Trump’s Tax Plans May Agitate ‘Affluence Anxieties’

It’s no secret that the top legislative priority for many conservatives and corporations is so- called “tax reform.” The focus for many multinational companies is getting a free pass on taxe...
Public Citizen - Citizen Vox · 1M ago

Retired Coal Executive Picked To Run Mine Safety Agency (and Even More Examples of Trump’s Corporate Government)

From coal to defense to consulting, corporate executives continue to flow into the Trump administration. It’s been evident for months that, despite the campaign’s populist rhetoric, high-lev...