Tax Plan

  • 12.06.17

    GOP Tax Plan Viewpoints

    With any piece of legislation, it is important to understand the reasons that people give for why it should be implemented, why it should not be implemented, and the data behind those reasons. The GOP tax plan is the largest overhaul in U.S. history. As we read about this piece of legislation, many of us exist in ...

    With any piece of legislation, it is important to understand the reasons that people give for why it should be implemented, why it should not be implemented, and the data behind those reasons.

    The GOP tax plan is the largest overhaul in U.S. history. As we read about this piece of legislation, many of us exist in echo chambers where we can only read and see one viewpoint. 

    In this article, we expose you to varying viewpoints on the tax plan including:

    • A Republican's statement supporting the tax plan,

    • A Republican's statement opposing the tax plan,

    • A Democrats' statement opposing the tax plan, and 

    • An Independent's statment opposing the tax plan

  • 12.02.17

    An Open Letter to the US Congress

    Both the House and the Senate have passed versions of a GOP tax plan. According to analyses from the Tax Policy Center, the CBO and numerous economists, both plans overwhelmingly benefit the wealthiest people in this country, and both will result in the loss of health insurance for some 13 million Americans. Meanwh...

    Both the House and the Senate have passed versions of a GOP tax plan. According to analyses from the Tax Policy Center, the CBO and numerous economists, both plans overwhelmingly benefit the wealthiest people in this country, and both will result in the loss of health insurance for some 13 million Americans. Meanwhile, research warns that millions will face higher taxes and a spike in their health insurance premiums in the years ahead. And there isn’t a single credible study that supports the claim that either of these tax plans will deliver the kind of economic growth — with higher wages and substantially more jobs — the GOP is touting to sell their plan.

    This is an open letter to the U.S. Congress signed by over 200 Ph.D economists that outline the economic arguments against the tax plan. 

     

    Tags: Tax Plan, Economy, GOP
  • 12.02.17

    (Opinion) The GOP's Rush To Tax Cuts Was Brainless

    I am writing from Beijing, China, where forward-looking policies in infrastructure, technology and diplomacy have fueled rapid economic growth and even more remarkable technological advancement. By the mid-2020s, China will most likely lead the world in key technologies for low-carbon energy, robotics and advanced ...

    I am writing from Beijing, China, where forward-looking policies in infrastructure, technology and diplomacy have fueled rapid economic growth and even more remarkable technological advancement. By the mid-2020s, China will most likely lead the world in key technologies for low-carbon energy, robotics and advanced transportation, among other areas targeted in China's long-term development strategy.

  • 11.28.17

    The GOP Tax Plan: Who Pays More?

    The GOP tax plan would significantly alter American taxes. How much would it change taxes? That depends on your income bracket. This article provides three clear graphs that demonstrate the regressive nature of the GOP tax plan: It is better for the rich and worse for the poor....

    The GOP tax plan would significantly alter American taxes. How much would it change taxes? That depends on your income bracket. 

    This article provides three clear graphs that demonstrate the regressive nature of the GOP tax plan: It is better for the rich and worse for the poor.

    GOP Tax Plan Slide 2

  • 11.26.17

    A New Grand Coalition for Germany and Europe

    With America AWOL and China ascendant, this is a critical time for Germany and the European Union to provide the world with vision, stability, and global leadership. And that imperative extends to Germany's Christian Democrats and Social Democrats....

    With America AWOL and China ascendant, this is a critical time for Germany and the European Union to provide the world with vision, stability, and global leadership. And that imperative extends to Germany's Christian Democrats and Social Democrats.