Truckers latest group to get screwed by GOP tax scam

As long as the GOP tax law was screwing over blue-state homeowners (i.e., the “right” people), Donald Trump and his minions didn’t seem to care much. But this is one voting bloc he probably doesn’t want to piss off: truckers. According to a story in Mother Jones, long-haul truck drivers are shaping up to be big…

Study: GOP tax scam raised taxes on 10 million families

A new analysis from the Center for American Progress has found that the tax cuts the GOP enacted in 2017, which Donald Trump has repeatedly lauded as the biggest in American history (cue Ron Howard: they weren’t), magically morphed into tax increases for more than 10 million American families. While campaigning for president in 2016, Trump…

It's getting worse: Average tax refund now down 17 percent

The last we heard on the subject, the average American’s tax refund was off 8.7 percent from last year, and people thought that augured poorly for Republicans. Today, the news is even worse for the Grand Old Pity Party. According to the IRS, the average refund so far this tax season is down a whopping…

Thanks to GOP tax scam, Amazon will get a $129 million refund on $0 tax bill

So what was your tax refund this year?  Donald Trump loves to tweet-bomb Amazon, mainly because its owner, Jeff Bezos, also owns his bête noir The Washington Post, but he sure has given the company a helping hand. Thanks to Trump’s 2017 tax giveaway, also known as the 2017 Tax Cuts for Obscenely Wealthy Plutocrats and Jobs They’ll…

AOC's 70 percent tax rate for millionaires more popular than GOP tax scam

Why did it take this long to have a substantive discussion about our country’s (notoriously poorly understood) marginal tax rates? And why did it take a 29-year-old political neophyte to shatter the Overton window when it comes to our plutocrat-friendly tax system? Something’s happening, folks, and it’s seismic. The political terra firma on this issue…