Scott Klinger

Scott Klinger is Director of Revenue and Spending Policies at the Center for Effective Government. Prior to joining Center for Effective Government, Scott was the Tax Policy Director at the American Sustainable Business Council and an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he wrote about issues of tax and economic inequality.

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To avoid paying U.S. taxes, more and more companies are abandoning their incorporation in the U.S. and shifting their registrations to foreign countries.(Credit: flickr / cc / jeff cutler) Views
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 7:15am
Repatriating Taxes: An Unwarranted Gift to Unpatriotic Corporations
June 14 is Flag Day. It marks an important day in the nation’s history: the Continental Congress passed a resolution that established the nation’s first flag on June 14, 1777. This used to be a national secular holiday, when most households showed their patriotism and loyalty to the United States...
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A. Philip Randolph, a pioneer of the civil rights movement who said, 'Freedom is never given... it is won." (Image: Wikipedia Commons) Views
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 6:45am
A. Philip Randolph: Relentless Advocate for Economic and Racial Justice
April 15 is the 125th anniversary of the birth of A. Philip Randolph, a staunch trade unionist, civil rights activist, and advocate for federal action to ensure every American receives equal protection under the Constitution. His 90 years of life spanned tumultuous times for the nation and were...
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 8:12am
Black Friday Discounts on Corporate Taxes are No Bargain
Shoppers look forward to Black Friday all year round – the money-saving deals, the almost unfair price reductions, and the seemingly absurd deals on the season’s hottest holiday gifts. Americans love a good steal.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 12:35pm
Stop the CEO March on Washington
In these closing days of summer, a growing number of news stories have interrupted our final days at the beach and asked us to pause and remember the 50 th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington that occurred on August 28, 1963.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:34am
Corporate Tax Dodgers: 10 Companies and Their Tax Loopholes
As the budget battles in Washington continue, corporations have stepped into the fray with some of the most aggressive lobbying we’ve seen in years – calling for cuts to corporate tax rates, a widening of offshore tax loopholes that already cost the U.S. Treasury $90 billion a year, and cuts to government services and benefits, including Social Security and Medicare.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 1:47pm
Transplanting Taxes from Corporations to the Rest of Us
Today, corporate profits are setting all-time records while middle class families continue to struggle financially. These trends are intertwined.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 2:12pm
'Fix the Debt' Readies Its Trojan Horse for Next Budget Fight
Over the last three months, the Fix the Debt campaign, led by more than 100 big company CEOs, has unleashed a firestorm of ads, blanketing political news web sites and entirely plastering the Capitol South Metro station used by most Congressional staffers.
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 2:22pm
New Year's Deal Drops the Ball
Millions of Americans watched the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. The glitzy one in Times Square symbolized joy and hope for the New Year. Just a few hundred miles to the south, Congress dropped another ball — one that no doubt sent champagne glasses clinking among the richest 1 percent. But the rest of us shouldn’t celebrate.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 6:54am
Going Over a Cliff Better Than Deal President Has Offered
The latest proposals by both President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner would widen economic inequality in the United States. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the major offers on the table. Top personal income tax rates
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Monday, October 29, 2012 - 12:23pm
10 Filthy-Rich, Tax-Dodging Hypocrites Pushing Disastrous Austerity on America
Brace yourself for one of the most aggressive corporate lobbying campaigns of all time. And one of the most hypocritical.
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