ICYMI: To Reform the Federal Tax Code, Congress Should Start by Doing Nothing

At the end of 2016, Dana Wade writes, some loopholes in the tax code will expire, along with the unfair benefits that flow towards special interests. In her op-ed for The Dallas Morning News, Wade explains why Congress should allow these loopholes, called “tax extenders,” to expire:

Many tax extenders, so named because they represent temporary exceptions to the regular tax code, are truly unfair. These special carve-outs include tax breaks for film and television, motor speedway tracks, rum production and racehorse owners. The extenders benefit a few wealthy and well-connected people at everyone else’s expense.

Read the full op-ed in The Dallas Morning News

More Blog Posts

12-02-2020 08:27am

Recidiviz uses open-source data to create a fairer criminal-justice system

The Recidiviz platform empowers states with real-time analysis, reports, alerts, and dashboards powered by case-level data.

Read more

10-12-2020 10:49am

The value in finding a mentor

No one can get through life alone – especially work life – which is why mentors and advisers play a central role in the Koch Associate Program, the Koch Internship Program, and the Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship.

Read more

10-06-2020 10:42am

Fighting extremism with education

Adam Neufeld, vice president of innovation and strategy for the Anti-Defamation League, discusses the organization’s plans along with the reasons for rising extremism and why addressing cyberhate is one of ADL’s top priorities.

Read more

Sign up for updates