You shouldn’t be able to ram through massive policy changes without a solid mandate from the voters, which Democrats definitely do not have.
The “tax gap” is an exaggerated excuse to further empower the IRS and to erode the personal financial privacy of American taxpayers.
President Biden’s tax proposals would disproportionately benefit wealthy taxpayers in high-tax blue states and disproportionately harm farmers and small land owners in low-tax red states.
It shouldn’t be possible for a tiny majority in Congress to pass sweeping changes and enormous spending increases, but it is, thanks to the absurd Senate budget reconciliation process.
Democrats have largely resisted dynamic scoring because they saw it as a Republican scheme to justify cutting taxes. But now, Democrats have had a sudden religious conversion and are insisting that dynamic scoring be used to evaluate their huge new spending plans.
The only federal budget deficit larger than the current one was . . . last year’s.
If Republicans allow Democrats to pass through budget reconciliation everything that was taken out of the bipartisan infrastructure deal, they will be complicit in the economic harms that will inevitably result.
The problems of a wealth tax far exceed those of other taxes, and we would be wise to avoid it.
Now that everyone is past the various due dates for filing their 2020 income taxes, is there an easier way for Americans to do their taxes? A lot of people apparently think so.
The scandal in the ProPublica tax disclosure story is ProPublica’s illegal disclosure of personal tax information, not the wealthy’s legal compliance with the tax code as designed by Congress.