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Hunter Blair

Hunter Blair

Hunter Blair is a budget analyst for the Economic Policy Institute, in which capacity he researches tax, budget, and infrastructure policy.

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For Tax Day, a Reminder That Economic Arguments for the GOP Tax Plan Have No Theoretical Basis

The tax cuts that make up the bulk of the GOP plan—ones for the rich and big corporations—are by far the weakest kind of fiscal stimulus if the goal is to generate aggregate demand in the economy

Josh Bivens ·


The Trump Tax Cuts Should be Repealed, Not Made Even Worse by Making Individual Tax Cuts Permanent

The corporate tax cuts flow entirely to shareholders — and the top 1 percent holds 40 percent of total stocks.

Hunter Blair ·


Why The Republican Tax Plans Do Nothing To Help Genuine Small Businesses

It is abundantly clear that the Republicans’ proposed cap on the taxation of pass-through taxes would disproportionately benefit the top 1 percent.

Hunter Blair ·


49 Percent of the Income Republicans Claim as “Small Business” Already Goes to the Top 1 Percent.

"86 percent of households with pass-through income already pay 25 percent or less, so will see nothing from this Republican tax plan."

Hunter Blair ·


A Leopard Can’t Change Its Spots: Newest GOP Tax Framework Is What We Knew It Always Would Be—Tax Cuts for the Rich

Did Republicans unexpectedly veer and deliver a "middle-class tax cut"? Nope.

Josh Bivens ·


Graham-Cassidy: Maybe the Worst Republican Health Proposal Yet

The completely cynical bill is Trumpism in a nutshell. It is a raw negative-sum redistribution of resources to those currently in power, one that lacks any policy depth at all and simply repeals the ACA and slashes Medicaid.

Josh Bivens ·



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