Reports

Fair Taxes Now: Revenue Options for a Fair Tax System

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MEDIA STORIES ABOUT THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THE TRUMP-GOP TAX CUTS

See our up-to-date compilation here: bit.ly/TaxMediaStories

COSTLY CORPORATE TAX CUTS BENEFIT FEW WORKERS

Table of Contents INTRODUCTION.. 1 Figure 1: Corporate Tax Revenues Collapse from TCJA.. 3 Figure 2: Corporate Profits Up, Corporate Tax Revenues Down. 3 Figure 3: Few Employers Have Announced Raises or One-Time Bonuses. 4 Figure 4: Corporate Tax Cuts Going Mostly to Wealthy Shareholders & CEOs. 4 EXAMPLES OF HOW CORPORATIONS ARE SPENDING THEIR […]

THE CASE FOR CONGRESS OBTAINING TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

Key Findings The chair of the House Ways and Means Committee has the authority to inspect the tax returns of any taxpayer, including the president, and may submit those tax returns to the full House for review, effectively making them public. The incoming House of Representatives should make it a top priority to obtain and […]

ANALYSIS: THE TRUMP-GOP TAX CUTS ONE YEAR LATER

The Trump-GOP tax cut law, formally known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), passed Congress Dec. 20, 2017, and was signed into law by President Trump two days later. As we approach the law’s first anniversary, Americans for Tax Fairness recaps the major elements of the plan and analyzes its effects so far […]

UPDATE: 2018 MIDTERM ELECTION RESULTS ARE A STRONG REBUKE OF TRUMP-GOP TAX, ECONOMIC POLICIES

The November midterm election results in the U.S. House of Representatives were a clear rejection of President Trump’s tax and economic policies that favor the wealthy and corporations over working families. Prior to the November vote, pollsters for the Republican National Committee found that the GOP had “lost the messaging battle on the [tax] issue.” […]

The 2018 Tax Debate Media Briefing Book

READ FULL REPORT HERE In Congress, Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA) is an original cosponsor of a resolution declaring the national debt “a threat to national security.”  On her website, Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) says, “Our national debt is not only a threat to our financial security it is also a threat to our national security.” On his website, Rep. Erik […]

ANALYSIS OF TAX ISSUES IN THE 2018 FEDERAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS

KEY FINDINGS “Republicans lost the messaging battle on the [tax] issue, per a Sept. 2 polling memo prepared for the Republican National Committee. Their poll found that by 61% to 30%, voters said the law benefits “large corporations and rich Americans” over “middle class families.” The memo attributed this to message discipline from the tax […]

NO EVIDENCE TRUMP-GOP TAX CUTS ARE IMPROVING THE ECONOMY

Eight months since the tax cuts were passed in December 2017, here’s what the data show: Corporate profits up, corporate tax revenues down (Figure 1): In the second quarter of 2018 (six months after the tax cuts passed in December 2017), corporate after-tax profits were 16% higher than a year earlier in the second quarter […]

Medicare & Medicare 53rd Anniversary National and State-by-State reports

Our national and state-by-state reports about Medicare and Medicaid, in honor of its 53rd Anniversary. National Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York […]