Derek Reinbold  //  4/26/17  //  Topic Update


President Trump proposed drastic reductions in individual and corporate tax rates (NYTWaPo).

  • Congressional Republicans are reportedly dissatisfied with the proposal (CNN).
  • CNN assesses whether the proposal is likely to be passed in Congress.
  • High-income earners and businesses will benefit from the plan, writes Neil Erwin (NYT).
  • The plan is a betrayal of ordinary Americans, writes Nicholas Kristof (NYT).
  • The New York Times lists the changes proposed in the tax plan.
  • The New York Times also notes that the tax overhaul would disproportionately benefit the highest-income and wealthiest people (NYT).
  • The Washington Post analyzes how the changes would impact different tax brackets.
  • President Trump’s plan is detached from reality, argues former Director of the Congressional Budget Office Douglas Holtz-Eakin (WaPo).
  • The tax plan could be a windfall for the Trump Organization, write Drew Harwell and Jonathan O’Connell (WaPo).

President Trump doesn’t intend to release his tax returns, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (WaPo).


Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

The Trump Administration opts for speed rather than accuracy in implementing the new tax law.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

The Senate passed a sweeping tax rewrite early Saturday.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of October 23, 2017

10/31/17  //  Daily Update

Commentary continued on President Trump's proposed tax plan. Whether the President can get the plan through Congress remains unclear.