Can Trump Simplify the Tax Code?

The U.S. tax code is complicated. That is one point we can all agree on. President Trump and Republicans want it simplified with a flat tax, but that means losing some, if not all, entitlements, deductions and tax credits. For some, it’s worth it for the time and effort it would save tax payers and the government.   The Cost of...

GM and Ford Deserve Less Credit Than Companies That Always Kept Jobs in America

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In the last few weeks, American automobile makers General Motors and Ford Motor Co. have announced plans to bring manufacturing and other jobs back to the U.S. And they’re not the only ones. Sixteen years ago, Denver-based Samsonite shut down its manufacturing plant over profitability concerns. To cut down on costs, the luggage company has been making the majority of...

The Impact of a Repatriation Tax Holiday

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The words "tax credit" are heard so frequently and yet, there are many individual taxpayers who possess minimal knowledge of what those words mean and the impact they have on an economy. The official definition of tax credit is a certain amount of money that may be offset against tax liabilities. In layman's terms this means that the amount...

The Shell Game: Exposing Americans in the Panama Papers

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The Panama Papers is the largest ever leak of secure data. The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung received a large amount of encrypted internal documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based company that sells offshore shell companies to wealthy clients.  The secure documents have been called the “Panama Papers” which contain copies of emails, PDFs, and photo files from the secretive law firm located...

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America’s Special Relationship with Israel

While many factions within the media seem determined to provoke fear over President Donald Trump's foreign policy, there's actually a lot of good news...

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How Will The Republicans Replace Obamacare?

There are relatively few laws that passed during President Obama's administration that were as controversial as the Affordable Care Act. The Act, widely called...