Post Tagged with: "taxes"

RYAN BAE FOR THE HOYA
The Republican tax plan unveiled in the House of Representatives on Thursday would make higher education less affordable.

Republican Tax Plan Could Raise Higher Education Costs

Two education-related tax benefits would be eliminated by a tax bill unveiled by House Republicans yesterday, changes that could make higher education less affordable if the bill passes in its current form. The bill, which would lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, consolidate seven income[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
WILL CROMARTY FOR THE HOYA

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney (SFS '89) promoted President Donald Trump's tax reform plan.

Mulvaney Defends Trump Tax Reform Plan

President Donald Trump’s recently proposed tax reform will stimulate the economy by simplifying the tax code, said Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney (SFS ’89),Wednesday. Mulvaney highlighted two pillars of the plan: reducing taxes for corporations and the middle class. “At the end of the process,[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized

Viewpoint: District’s Need for Statehood

Why should Georgetown students care that Washington, D.C. citizens do not have full representation in Congress? Consider this: Of all the capitals in our world’s democracies, only Washington, D.C. is denied voting representation. As a D.C. citizen, I experience this firsthand. We pay federal taxes yet are not allowed to[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Fiscal Cliff Threatens Student Aid

The impending “fiscal cliff” for the budget deficit, which would cause a combination of automatic federal tax increases and spending cuts early next year, could compromise the availability of federally funded financial aid programs to Georgetown students. Unless Congress can agree on a deficit-reduction deal before it adjourns Dec. 21,[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Each license plate on a car registered in the District reads “Taxation Without Representation,” the old Revolutionary War-era saying. But to residents of this city, that sentiment isn’t merely historical — it’s the slogan of a decades-old struggle that’s still ongoing. Many in the District are fighting for D.C. statehood.[Read More…]

by November 2, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Inequality Stats Miss Big Picture

In a recent issue of The Hoya, Brian Shaud argued that rising income inequality in the United States has exacerbated a number of social ills and threatens to destroy the promise of the American Dream (“The Growing Wealth Gap,” A3, Feb. 6, 2012). Liberals are missing the point when it comes to inequality.[Read More…]

by February 27, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Wishful Thinking

President Obama’s State of the Union address on Wednesday night was a study in unrealistic ambition. He proposed plans to reform the economy, create jobs, fix health care, reduce the budget deficit, improve education – and the list goes on. Taken individually, many of the proposals put forth by Obama[Read More…]

by January 19, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

Tax Decreases Plastic Bag Use

In the nine months since the institution of the D.C. bag tax, the use of disposable bags has dropped by about 60 percent. While residents were initially skeptical of the effectiveness of the tax, according to The Washington Post, five cents are proving enough of an incentive for customers to[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Several Tax Raises Proposed in D.C. Council to Close Budget Gaps

A number of tax hikes could be in store for D.C. residents, as the D.C. Council prepares to vote on measures that would increase taxes on soda, liquor, health club memberships, parking and admission to museums and cultural events, as well as a higher income tax for wealthy residents. The[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 0 comments City News, News