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...

  • Number of the Day: $13 Billion

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    That’s how much Microsoft founder Bill Gates would pay in federal taxes this year under Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth taxes, according to back-of-envelope calculations by CNBC’s Robert Frank (...

  • Sen. Van Hollen announces a bipartisan agreement on Turkey sanctions during a news conference in Washington

    Democrats Propose New Tax on Millionaires

    By Michael Rainey

    Two Democratic lawmakers unveiled a plan Thursday that would raise taxes on high-income households. Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia are proposing a 10-percentage...

  • FILE PHOTO - Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin introduces US Vice President Mike Pence to speak about the American Health Care Act during a visit to the Harshaw-Trane Parts and Distribution Center in Louisville

    Medicaid Work Requirements Dealt a Loss in Elections

    By Michael Rainey

    The effort to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries experienced a setback Tuesday with the apparent defeat of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. Bevin, a Republican, hasn’t conceded defeat in his...

  • Wealthy Could See a Huge Tax Windfall if Obamacare Is Overturned

    By Michael Rainey

    The lawsuit by 18 state attorneys general seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act would provide an enormous tax cut for wealthy households if it succeeds, according to an analysis by the Center...

  • U.S. President Trump speaks to reporters as he departs for travel to Kentucky from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington

    Trump’s Florida Tax Move

    President Trump is making Palm Beach, Florida, his primary residence. The New York Times reported Thursday that the president and first lady filed documents in late September making their Mar-a-Lago...