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policies to raise the top marginal tax rate will raise some funds but wont really address wealth estate tax re
Policies to raise the top marginal tax rate will raise some funds but won’t really address wealth. Estate tax reform, some form of wealth tax, a transaction tax, and an increased cap gains rate all would help. But the IRS still needs to be brought back from Walking Dead status.
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second this is utterly asymmetric republicans have been cutting taxes on the wealthy and attacking the irs for
Second, this is utterly asymmetric: Republicans have been cutting taxes on the wealthy and attacking the IRS for about forty years. Clinton and Obama and the Dems raised taxes on the rich (not by much and Obama acceded to the IRS cuts).
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1 no call to raise taxes on the wealthy should fail to mention that the irs has been inexorably gutted and is
1. No call to raise taxes on the wealthy should fail to mention that the IRS has been inexorably gutted and is in a crisis. We don’t remotely approach adequately taxing, auditing or policing the rich anymore:
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this eli broad oped calling g for higher taxes on the wealthy is good as far as it goes but it fails to mentio
This Eli Broad oped calling g for higher taxes on the wealthy is good as far as it goes:

But it fails to mention two crucial factors that need to be acknowledged and addressed in this debate.
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happening as we speak nothing less than a regulatory strike
Happening as we speak: Nothing less than a regulatory strike:
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trumps world tabloids amp white collar crime profiles the special relationship btn him and jeanine pirro
Trump’s world: tabloids & white collar crime.
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profiles the special relationship btn him and Jeanine Pirro:

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this is what aodespair is referring to pretty sure jeffernsthausen amp justinelliott can retire now
This is what @AoDespair is referring to. Pretty sure @JeffErnsthausen & @JustinElliott can retire now.
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you missed the sarcasm read the thread
You missed the sarcasm. Read the thread.
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wow the sec just settled with wal mart over its bribery in mexico and elsewhere the subject of the pulitzer pr
Wow, the SEC just settled with Wal-Mart over its bribery in Mexico and elsewhere, the subject of the Pulitzer Prize winning series by David Barstow many years ago. I expected the SEC to deliver a wrist slap. I should have foreseen a hand massage instead:
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read more about guttingtheirs here my series with paulkiel
Read more about #GuttingtheIRS here, my series with @paulkiel:

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while its necessary to focus on children concentration camps the reality is that our policy discussion has bee
While it’s necessary to focus on children concentration camps, the reality is that our policy discussion has been hijacked. The border crisis is a myth. Immigration has been falling. Doesn’t hurt wages or increase crime. It isnt in the top 100 serious challenges for our country.
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for years the gop hammered the irs to audit the working poor and they do the irs now audits the poor more than
For years the GOP hammered the IRS to audit the working poor. And they do. The IRS now audits the poor more than the affluent. And then in 2015, Congress made the IRS crack down harder. & my latest:
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why does it take a special counsel to take down obvious tax frauds and bank cheats mueller is exposing the whi
Why does it take a special counsel to take down obvious tax frauds and bank cheats? Mueller is exposing the white-collar prosecution crisis. My take on the news this week, published with the NYT:
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heres the full saga of how wisc gov scott walker overrode environmental concerns to give foxconn the biggest s
Here’s the full saga of how Wisc Gov Scott Walker overrode environmental concerns to give Foxconn the biggest state subsidy ever for a foreign co. And guess what? The jobs & investments aren’t going to materialize:
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scoop the doj wants the census bureau to check immigration status no census has asked for this since the 19th
SCOOP: The DOJ wants the Census Bureau to check immigration status. No census has asked for this since the 19th Century. :
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ken griffin who just bought the most expensive piece of real estate ever in this country is worth 10 billion t
Ken Griffin, who just bought the most expensive piece of real estate ever in this country is worth $10 billion. The govt saved his firm Citadel during the financial crisis. He would have been wiped out without taxpayer welfare.
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said it before i dramatically underestimated the capacity and willingness of men who didnt need to to debase t
Said it before: I dramatically underestimated the capacity and willingness of men who didn’t need to to debase themselves.
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a former top aide for de blasio told me this is exactly right he is utterly bored and hates being mayor he doe
A former top aide for De Blasio told me this is exactly right: He is utterly bored and hates being mayor. He doesn’t expect to win but he just wants to get out of NYC. It’s... pathetic.
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take home message from today imagine a world where white collar crime bank fraud accounting fraud and tax frau
Take home message from today: Imagine a world where white-collar crime, bank fraud, accounting fraud, and tax fraud were properly investigated & prosecuted. That’s a world where “President Trump” is an impossibility.
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good question here are some thoughts 1 the red cross isn t a charitable org despite what you ve heard on tv or
Good question. Here are some thoughts. 1. The Red Cross isn't a charitable org, despite what you've heard on TV or from tweets from Obama.
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