Taxes
  • Copies of U.S. President Donald Trump's FY2021 budget proposal on display in Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S.

    Trump’s $4.8 Trillion Fiscal Fantasy

    By Yuval Rosenberg and Michael Rainey

    The Trump White House on Monday released a $4.8 trillion budget for 2021 that calls for steep reductions in spending on safety net programs including Medicaid while proposing greater outlays for the...

  • What to Look For in Trump’s 2021 Budget: CBPP

    By Michael Rainey

    President Trump’s agenda for a possible second term is still on the drawing board, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Restucci, and aides are reportedly in the early stages of drafting...

  • U.S. President Trump delivers State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

    5 Whoppers From Trump’s State of the Union Address

    By Michael Rainey

    President Trump delivered a polarizing, reality-show tinged State of the Union address Tuesday in which he claimed credit for three years of solid economic growth while making more than 30 “dubious...

  • A cyclist passes the U.S. Capitol in Washington

    Fiscal Policy Still Boosting the Economy, but Not For Long

    By Michael Rainey

    Tax and spending policies at the local, state and federal level boosted economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the newly updated Hutchins Center Fiscal Impact Measure from the...

  • The American Dream Alive and Well in ... Finland?

    By Michael Rainey

    Bernie Sanders’s opponents routinely accuse him of being a “socialist” bent on importing nefarious foreign values to the U.S., and President Trump took that approach one step further this past...

  • U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) delivers remarks at the Center for American Progress in Washington U.S. July 13, 2016.  REUTERS/Gary Cameron

    The Left's Next Weapon to Fight Inequality: A Wealth Tax

    By Michael Rainey

    Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA) plans to propose a new wealth tax on the very rich, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The Post’s Jeff Stein and Christopher Ingraham...

  • Is the Tax Cut Investment Boom Already Over?

    By Michael Rainey

    Kevin Hassett, chair of President's Trump's Council of Economic Advisers, defended the Republican tax bill in an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow Wednesday, saying that the promised wave of...

  • State Tax Revenues Jump Higher

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Solid economic growth and a rising stock market drove state tax revenues higher in 2018, with 36 states collecting more taxes than they did before the Great Recession, according to an analysis...

  • Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at her midterm election night party in New York City

    How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Already Shifting the Debate on Taxes and Deficits

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has wasted no time in making waves in Congress, emerging as a focal point for the national press — and social media powerhouse...

  • The Great Debt Debate

    By Michael Rainey

    We told you last week about a new paper from economist Olivier Blanchard that caused a stir by suggesting that government debt may be less problematic than many experts have believed. Blanchard found...