David Cay Johnston

A gamble down on the boardwalk

By David Cay Johnston
September 14, 2012

ATLANTIC CITY–Americans who think more legalized gambling can ease their state and local tax burdens should take a close look at the travails of this struggling New Jersey seaside resort.

A tale of two healthcare plans

By David Cay Johnston
September 11, 2012

No issue affecting taxes so clearly divides the two parties in the U.S. election as healthcare. The two parties, in their platforms, describe very different approaches to healthcare economics. Both use political plastic surgery to cover up ugly truths.

Romney and Ryan’s dangerous tax roadmap

By David Cay Johnston
September 7, 2012

Together Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have put human faces on how the super-rich game the tax system to pay less, pay later and sometimes not pay at all. Both want to expand tax favors for the already rich, like themselves.