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After Budget Cuts, The IRS's Work Against Tax Cheats Is Facing "Collapse"

By Jessie Eisinger and Paul Kiel/ProPublica

Tax evasion is at the center of the criminal cases against two associates of the president, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. The sheer scale of their efforts to avoid paying the government has given rise to a head-scratching question: How were they able to cheat the Internal Revenue Service for so many years?

The answer, researchers and former government auditors say, is simple. The IRS pursues fewer cases of tax evasion than it did less than 10 years ago. Provided you're not a close associate of President Donald Trump, there may never be a better time to be a tax cheat.

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Posted on October 22, 2018

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Posted on September 24, 2018

After Budget Cuts, The IRS's Work Against Tax Cheats Is Facing "Collapse"

By Jessie Eisinger and Paul Kiel/ProPublica
Business owners don't pay $125 billion in taxes each year that they owe.

Posted on October 22, 2018

Less Than Year After GOP Tax Scam, Six Biggest Banks Already Raked In $9 Billion In Extra Profits

By Jake Johnson/Common Dreams
"These six banks have constantly chosen to use these tax breaks to enrich their shareholders and executives while laying off employees and exploiting consumers."

Posted on October 18, 2018

Fact Check: USA Today Published An Op-Ed They Agreed To Pretend Was Written By President Donald Trump That Is - Surprise - Riddled With Falsehoods. That's Just A FACT.

By Robert Weismann/Common Dreams
As I've written on this site for years, it's a deceptive, anti-journalistic practice that ought to end.

Posted on October 11, 2018

Trump-Proofing The Presidency

By Public Citizen and Citizens For Responsibility And Ethics In Washington
Because of Trump, we now know how to strengthen the system against future presidents who lack an ethical compass.

Posted on October 9, 2018

The (Not Even Close) Case Against Jason Van Dyke

By Steve Rhodes
The defense might have been better off not calling any witnesses at all.

Posted on October 5, 2018

How We Know Brett Kavanaugh Is Lying

By Jon Queally/Common Dreams
A comprehensive reader that leaves absolutely no doubt.

Posted on October 4, 2018

With Nation Transfixed By Kavanaugh Monstrosity, House GOP Votes To Give Rich Another $3 Trillion In Tax Cuts

By Jake Johnson/Common Dreams
Jesus Fucking Christ.

Posted on October 1, 2018

Amazon Training Video: "Unions Are Lying, Cheating Rats"

By Jake Johnson/Common Dreams
Instructs company leaders on how to detect "early warning signs of potential organizing," which include workers "suddenly hanging out together" and using "union words" like "living wage."

Posted on September 27, 2018

The Voucher Program We Really Need Is Not For School - It's For After

By Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report
Students' social and economic needs don't end in the afternoon, and neither should the safety net that public schools provide.

Posted on September 19, 2018

Revealed: The DOJ's Secret Rules For Targeting Journalists With FISA Court Orders

By Trevor Timm/Freedom of the Press Foundation
The fact that these were kept secret during the Obama administration is cause for great concern.

Posted on September 18, 2018

Evidence Of Kavanaugh Perjury Mounts After Durbin Releases More "Confidential" Documents

By Julia Conley/Common Dreams
"This is a theme that we see emerge with Judge Kavanaugh time and time again - he says one thing under oath, and then the documents tell a different story."

Posted on September 13, 2018

Rahm Runs Out Notebook #1: The Polls

By Steve Rhodes
Shaping narratives with hinky numbers and massaged messages.

Posted on September 11, 2018

MUSIC - Holiday Hullabaloo.
POLITICS - IRS Lax On Tax Cheats.
SPORTS - SportsMonday: Bears' Real Goat.

BOOKS - Frederick Douglass: Prophet Of Freedom.

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