Posts Tagged 'Inheritance tax'

GLEN GREENWALD – The Unrelenting Pundit-Led Effort to Delegitimize All Negative Reporting About Hillary Clinton

IN HIS New York Times column yesterday, Paul Krugman did something that he made clear he regarded as quite brave: He defended the Democratic Party presidential nominee and likely next U.S. president from journalistic investigations. Complaining about media bias, Krugman claimed that journalists are driven by “the presumption that anything Hillary Clinton does must be corrupt, most spectacularly illustrated by the increasingly bizarre coverage of the Clinton Foundation.” While generously acknowledging that it was legitimate to take a look at the ...

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Elizabeth Schulte – She’ll keep America not so great for workers

HILLARY CLINTON is having a lot of fun taking shots at Donald Trump’s economic plan to make America “great” again. She calls it an extreme version of the Republicans’ failed theory of trickle-down economics [1].

The Trump plan would, of course, be a disaster for working people–and another windfall for the rich, with its proposals for eliminating the estate tax and opening up new tax loopholes for the wealthy.

But Clinton’s own economic plan isn’t very new, much less positive for ...

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The Restructuring, Audit, Suspension and Abolition of the Debt By Eric Toussaint and Maud Bailly

Eric Toussaint is a historian and political scientist who holds a Ph.D. from the universities of Paris VIII and Liège. He is the Spokesman for CADTM International (www.cadtm.org) where he has been active for many years in the struggles for the abolition of the debts of the Southern countries and the illegitimate debts of the Northern countries. He was member of Ecuador’s debt audit committee (CAIC) created in ...

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From Class to Caste: How Congress Is Set to Accelerate Inequality by Repealing the Estate Tax – Scott Klinger

This week the Republican-controlled House of Representatives plans to pass legislation that would accelerate inequality ensuring today’s merely wealthy become tomorrow’s obscenely rich.

Those who want to repeal the estate tax have labeled it “the death tax,” but they couldn’t be further from the truth. More than 99.8 percent of Americans who inherit money or property from a loved one get a big tax break. Only one in five members of the top 1 percent pays any estate tax. And those fortunate few ...

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