A Global Look at Spending and Taxes

Comparing national spending and taxes in the United States to other similar countries, we see big differences.

Why Presidential Jets Have Sky High Costs

Looking at the combination of luxury and defense, we can see why the new Air Force One presidential jets are an expensive purchase.

6 Facts: Are Sin Taxes a Blessing?

With their U.S. roots in a 1790s Whiskey Rebellion, sin taxes vary when looking at current consumption and their state revenue.

How to Decide if a Hot Dog Is a Sandwich

The hot dog in a bun becomes more than a meal when sandwich classification determines if it’s taxed and who can compete.

The Impact of High Marijuana Taxes

Federally legalizing marijuana involves complexities that range from decriminalization to the impact of new taxes on businesses and states.

Deciding Who Won’t Get a U.S. Check

During two dates in December, we can worry about federal spending and debt and who won’t get a check from the U.S. government.

How Can You Cut $3.5 Trillion That Will Build Back Better?

To begin to grasp President Biden’s spending proposals and the spending cuts debate, we need to understand big numbers.

New Pillars For the Global Corporate Tax System

Although 136 countries have agreed to update the corporate tax system, a 15 percent maximum rate is not as simple as it sounds.

Deciding Who Is Rich

With the Biden Administration taking us to a $400,000 threshold for higher taxes, deciding who is rich has become a legislative debate.

How Covid-19 Affected State Tax Revenue

We can look at a snapshot of different sources of state tax revenue for 2019 and 2021 to see yet another way that Covid-19 affected us.