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  • The 105 Percent Tax Rate Lurking in the Senate Bill

    The Wall Street Journal’s Richard Rubin writes that “Some high-income business owners could face marginal tax rates exceeding 100% under the Senate’s tax bill, far beyond the listed rates in the...

  • A red traffic light stands in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington

    We’re Headed for a Big – and Expensive – Collision in Two Weeks

    The Bipartisan Policy Center issued a warning Friday about the upcoming deadlines for some very expensive budget items, including the $1.5 trillion tax package, new disaster relief spending, and what...

  • Maurice Luncheonette, Portland, Oregon

    Paying for the Tax Cut Free Lunch

    A new report from the Tax Policy Center starts with a simple premise: There’s no such thing as a free lunch when it comes to tax cuts, which are eventually paid for with higher taxes or lower...

  • It’s Official: No Government Shutdown – for Now

    President Trump signed a short-term continuing resolution today to fund the federal government through Friday, December 22. Bloomberg called the maneuver “a monumental piece of can kicking,” which is...

  • FILE PHOTO: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks with reporters ahead of the party luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo

    Could Susan Collins Flip Her Vote on the Tax Cut?

    The odds still very much favor the passage of the Republican tax bill, but there are questions about one of the Senate’s pivotal votes. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has concerns about the bill’s...