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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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:00am
Subsidizing the Idle Rich While Poor Kids Go Hungry
To hear some politicians tell it, America’s welfare system is facing a grave crisis: Millions of poor people, they say, are idling away their time eating lobster and relaxing on cruises. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, for example, recently signed welfare reform rules banning people receiving public...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:45am
From Class to Caste: How Congress Is Set to Accelerate Inequality by Repealing the Estate Tax
This week the Republican-controlled House of Representatives plans to pass legislation that would accelerate inequality ensuring today’s merely wealthy become tomorrow’s obscenely rich. Those who want to repeal the estate tax have labeled it “the death tax,” but they couldn’t be further from the...
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:30am
Burning Our Bridges: Failing Infrastructure in the Age of Corporate Tax-Dodging
To generate funds to shore up our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, the U.S. Congress is considering giving corporations large tax cuts on their offshore profits. Under current law, corporations can defer U.S. tax payments on overseas earnings until they bring the profits to the United States. The...
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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 1:00pm
Walmart Workers to Earn $10 an Hour; Walmart Heirs "Earn" $445,776 an Hour
Over the last three years, strikes and pickets by Walmart’s low-wage employees have steadily expanded. Last Black Friday, protests were staged at more than 1,000 Walmart stores across the U.S. Dozens of employees were arrested. Late last month, the nation’s largest private employer finally...
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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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