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Jasmine Tucker - Truthout
As Americans file their tax returns this April 15, corporations will be taking advantage of the dozens of special deductions, credits and exclusions written into the US tax code in order to lower their tax burden. Each year, the United States loses out on billions of dollars in tax revenue ...
Robin Claremont - Campaign for America's Future
Today is Tax Day, and millions of Americans are scrambling to file their taxes before the deadline. As you send in that check to the IRS or eagerly await your refund, have you stopped to think about what the federal government is doing with that money?
Robert Schroeder - MarketWatch
The federal government spent your income-tax dollars in two big ways in 2014: on the military and on health care.
Barry Ritholtz - Bloomberg View
The possibility of a deal to limit Iran's nuclear capabilities and end the international trade sanctions against the country raise a fascinating question: Will there be a peace dividend?
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (d-Ill.) and Lawrence Mishel - The Hill
The annual federal budget debate typically doesn’t excite many folks outside the Washington beltway. And with good reason – the Republican budget process is intended to lull the public to sleep by staying short on details and long on damaging provisions that will hurt low-income and middle-class families.
Ellen Ratner - World News Daily
Although there is some question about the truth of the balanced budget, I remember the day that the White House Press Corps was called into the East Room for a ceremony marking “a balanced budget.”
Steven Rosenfeld - Alternet
If you’re among the millions of Americans who feel bypassed by the economic recovery, you should pay attention to what the GOP-controlled Congress says it wants do to the federal government—via the 2016 budget—because if Republicans get even a fraction of what they have proposed, your living standards will start ...
Ben Piven - Al Jazeera America
President proposes to tax companies’ foreign profits for half-trillion in revenue but faces tough congressional fight
Jasmine Tucker - Truthout
President Obama's 2016 budget proposal included many education initiatives that would be popular among the US population. But is 2 percent of the total federal budget pie enough?
Bill Curry - Salon
Avoiding another disastrous Middle East war requires voicing our convictions bravely -- then trusting in democracy