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5 Tax Myths You’ll Hear During Republican Presidential Debate

We tune into presidential debates for the surprises (who knew Rick Perry couldn’t count to three?), but most of what happens is all too predictable. At a GOP debate, you can be sure taxes will be a hot topic. After all, what ailment can’t be cured with a tax cut? Here are some perennial Tax […]

Congress Rewards Corporations While Punishing The American People

Opinion piece by Frank Clemente, Executive Director of Americans for Tax Fairness on the House of Representatives vote to extend the R&D tax credit.

Repeal of Estate Tax Rewards Billionaires, Punishes Working Americans

Who deserves a break more these days: a struggling working family, or the heir to a billion-dollar fortune? According to the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, it’s the billion-dollar baby. Recently, the House voted for a budget that would end tax credits for many working families that put $1,000 a year in […]

Walmart’s Small Wage Increase Not Enough for Employees, Taxpayers

You don’t need a Walmart front-door greeter to find the flaw in the company’s recently announced boost in worker wages: it’s not enough. Not enough to pull its lowest-paid workers out of poverty, and therefore not enough to get American taxpayers off the hook for subsidizing the giant retailer’s low-wage payroll. That’s right: Walmart, the […]

Obama’s Plan to Address Corporate Tax Avoidance on Offshore Profits Is ‘Not Nearly Enough’

  Obama’s Plan to Address Corporate Tax Avoidance on Offshore Profits Is ‘Not Nearly Enough’ President Obama is grabbing headlines for his new corporate tax plan that would raise $238 billion over 10 years by assessing a 14 percent “transition tax” on the more than $2 trillion in U.S. corporate profits sitting offshore. The revenue […]

President Obama Takes Huge Step in Favor of Tax Fairness

President Obama just took a HUGE step in favor of tax fairness at his State of the Union Address. He established two important principles for tax reform: Wealthy Americans and large corporations should pay a fairer share of federal taxes, and the revenues raised should benefit working families, not the rich and big corporations. 

Frank Clemente Op-Ed “When Congress Cooks the Budget Books, the Rest of Us Get Burned”

ATF Executive Director Frank Clemente wrote this op-ed for the Huffington Post on the subject on “dynamic” scoring: When Congress Cooks the Budget Books, the Rest of Us Get Burned What if a losing team could simply change the scoring system so it looked like it was winning? That’s what Republicans in Congress recently decided […]

Op-Ed in The Detroit News: America Can’t Afford ‘Tax Extenders.’

Frank Clemente, Executive Director of Americans for Tax Fairness had the following Op-Ed published in The Detroit News.

Op-Ed in The Chicago Tribune: A Whopper of a Deal at Taxpayers’ Expense

Frank Clemente, Americans for Tax Fairness Executive Director had the following opinion piece published in The Chicago Tribune (digital subscription required) :

Voters Support Tax Fairness, New Investments

Hart Research Associates conducted a poll for the AFL-CIO on election night, and we feel very encouraged by the results. Voters clearly supported policies that favor working Americans, not the wealthy and corporations. You can read the press release here. The survey consisted of 803 general election voters in eleven battleground states (Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, […]