Claire Dinshaw discusses Paul Ryan’s legacy in Congress and as speaker, and whether he deserves the credit he receives as an intellectual light of the Republican Party.
Graduate students and University administrators are fighting against the proposed Republican tax bill, which could have several serious negative impacts on the Stanford community.
On Thursday, as we were stumbling out of midterms or watching a great movie (thank you Cardinal Nights!), House Republicans unveiled their broad tax overhaul plan. As reported in AP News, it’s a plan that will touch all Americans: bringing together lower tax rates for corporations and a reduction on personal taxes with fewer deductions…
America’s tax code is both bloated and strikingly open to manipulation. There’s clearly a need for both parties to break away from partisan preferences in exploring tax reform for progress to be made.
A first step to reforming the tax code would be to eliminate loopholes. Legislators of all stripes should have ample reason to back such reforms as compromising on this suggests some promise for the budget process.
Our economy cannot grow if we continue to have policies that undermine the middle class. We need a new economic platform that gets past the stale rhetoric of extreme ideology. We absolutely must simplify the bureaucracy.