David Cay Johnston

Orwellian tax talk

By David Cay Johnston
October 11, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Occupy Wall Street

By David Cay Johnston
October 7, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The views expressed are his own.

Pay close attention to the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York and around the United States, especially if the protests endure through the cold months into the election year spring or if the New York police are ordered to violently end the demonstrations, which would ensure they spread.

“Stateless income”

By David Cay Johnston
October 4, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Ignoring tax cheats

By David Cay Johnston
September 27, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The writer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

More for the rich

By David Cay Johnston
September 20, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The views expressed are his own.

President Barack Obama this week started pitching his plan to cut U. S. taxes for everyone in 2012 and then in 2013 raise income tax rates for high earners, primarily those making more than $1 million, many of whom bear a lighter burden than a cop married to a nurse.

Shrinking corporate officer pay

By David Cay Johnston
September 16, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The views expressed are his own.

It’s time to prick the popular image of ballooning executive pay with some sharp new facts.

Nonsense posing as wisdom

By David Cay Johnston
September 13, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The views expressed are his own.

Every day we hear politicians and pundits say that government spending cannot lift the economy out of the worst slump since the 1930s, which is as sensible as saying that 2-1=3 or that water and flour make steak.

A simple income tax

By David Cay Johnston
September 6, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Budget cuts that raise costs

By David Cay Johnston
August 30, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The opinions expressed are his own.

The Obama administration’s support for killing off the U.S. Statistical Abstract underscores what’s wrong with Washington’s approach to cutting the budget. This nearly thousand-page compendium of official data is in its 130th and evidently last edition since 1878. It is published online and in print.

Wiping out Wisconsin taxes

By David Cay Johnston
August 26, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.