taxes

  • July 16, 2012  

    In interviews and attack ads, the presidential candidates have taken increasingly hostile swipes at each other as their nominating conventions approach and Mitt Romney prepares to select a running mate. Gwen Ifill discusses what’s at stake for both campaigns with Politico’s Jonathan Martin and the Atlantic’s Molly Ball. Continue reading

  • July 9, 2012  

    President Obama asked Congress Monday to extend for another year the Bush-era tax cut for middle class Americans, but presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the White House plan doesn’t go far enough. NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni and Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report discuss the latest. Continue reading

  • June 7, 2012  

    As New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposes banning extra-large sugar drinks from public venues, the city of Richmond, Calif., may be poised to go further than any other government in the U.S. with a new tax on soda. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on a controversial public health campaign to combat obesity and diabetes. Continue reading

  • May 8, 2012  

    Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., speaks with Judy Woodruff about his plan to tackle the nation’s escalating fiscal crisis, as outlined in his new book “The Debt Bomb.” Coburn says “everyone,” from both the right and the left, must sacrifice to fix the country’s mounting debt problems. Continue reading

  • April 30, 2012  

    Apple paid a collective tax rate of 9.8 percent around the globe in 2011 while Wal-Mart paid 24 percent, according to a recent New York Times investigation. Jeffrey Brown, the Times’ Charles Duhigg and economist Martin Sullivan discuss how Apple uses offices in Nevada and elsewhere to minimize its taxes and maximize profits. Continue reading

  • April 17, 2012  

    With renewed talk of tax cuts and President Obama’s “Buffett Rule,” political maneuvering in Congress and on the campaign trail has turned toward the U.S. tax system. On this tax day, Jeffrey Brown discusses tax reform options with the Brookings Institution’s Alice Rivlin and the Tax Policy Center’s Donald Marron. Continue reading

  • April 17, 2012  

    Tax filing day this year brought protests and rallies across the country, both for tax cuts and tax fairness. While the issues intertwine, tax cuts and President Obama’s “Buffett rule” push have become key points of contention in Congress and on the campaign trail. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012  

    In a blistering attack on the House-Passed Republican budget Tuesday, President Obama called the plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan a “Trojan Horse” and “a prescription for decline.” Judy Woodruff, Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the CATO Institute’s Daniel Mitchell discuss the GOP budget plan.

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  • March 9, 2012  

    Despite myriad tax collections — from income to Social Security, the U.S. still has a budget deficit of $1.3 trillion. In this Need to Know excerpt, Ray Suarez and a panel of experts including former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer examine specifically how the country could raise more money while making the tax code fairer. Continue reading

  • February 29, 2012  

    Seven states have passed legislation officially recognizing companies with a conscience. Called benefit corporations, or B Corps, the firms strive to make a positive impact on society while also turning a profit. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e of financial news series. Continue reading