Common Sense: For Tax Reform Lessons, Congress Needn’t Look Far

August 31, 2017 Common Sense By JAMES B. STEWART President Trump made his pitch for tax reform this week, but the odds are not favorable for legislation that would reduce individual and corporate rates and promote economic growth without driving up the national...

Trump, in Zigzag, Calls House Republicans’ Health Bill ‘Mean’

By THOMAS KAPLAN, JENNIFER STEINHAUER and ROBERT PEAR June 13, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday bluntly derided a House attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act as “mean,” and in doing so, injected himself in a...

Trump Tax Plan Would Shift Trillions From U.S. Coffers to the Richest

The vast majority of benefits would go to the highest earners and largest holders of wealth, analysts said, setting up a battle over the government’s strained resources.

Economic Trends: Winners and Losers in the Trump Tax Plan

Economic Trends By NEIL IRWIN April 26, 2017 The tax plan the Trump administration released Wednesday consists (so far) of a single page of bullet points. If this were a more rounded plan, we could wait for the tax wonks at various think tanks to run it...

Familiar Hurdle for a Tax Code Revamp: Trump’s Own Field

Real estate interests have shown their lobbying prowess, and the president has embraced positions that would benefit developers and complicate changes.