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The Trump Impeachment Fantasy Isn’t Realistic | New Republic

We’re not likely to see an impeachment anytime soon, for the same reasons that the Republicans were unable to stop Trump from winning the nomination: Trump has consolidated the GOP base as his own personality cult, thereby cowing Republican officeholders. Source: The Trump Impeachment Fantasy Isn’t Realistic | New Republic

The Trump Impeachment Fantasy Isn’t Realistic | New Republic
The Trump Impeachment Fantasy Isn’t Realistic | New Republic

We’re not likely to see an impeachment anytime soon, for the same reasons that the Republicans were unable to stop Trump from winning the nomination: Trump has consolidated the GOP base as his own personality cult, thereby cowing Republican officeholders. Source: The Trump Impeachment Fantasy Isn’t Realistic | New Republic

Trump and the Death Tax | Ropes & Gray LLP – JDSupra

A complete repeal of the federal transfer tax system would result in a windfall for the wealthiest American families and would present great opportunity to place assets in trust to protect them from a reinstated transfer tax system down the road. However, we think this is unlikely, and we anticipate a more revenue-neutral reform of […]

Trump tax adviser is right, the House GOP is wrong – The Washington Post

The GOP House wants to do individual and corporate tax reform together. Since 2010, when the GOP won its majority, it has never agreed upon, let alone put up for a vote, a specific tax-reform measure, although House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and others have suggested various iterations. And that is one reason Moore […]

Updated Slides: A Nation of Taxpayers–Consent, Coercion, and the Modern U.S. Tax State
Updated Slides: A Nation of Taxpayers–Consent, Coercion, and the Modern U.S. Tax State

Revised slides from my presentation at the Tax Court last night: A Nation of Taxpayers–Consent, Coercion, and the Modern U.S. Tax State    

Slides: A Nation of Taxpayers–Consent, Coercion, and the Modern U.S. Tax State

The slides from my presentation today at the inaugural International Conference on Taxpayer Rights are available here. Or take a look at the conference agenda.