Alfonse D'Amato
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The mad dash is on in Washington to enact a tax bill, and at the same time to pass a funding bill to keep the U.S. government open and functioning into the new year. How did we come to such a scrambled situation, in which these major issues are backed up against the clock ticking down toward 2018? As the saying goes, timing is everything. more
New Yorkers got a double threat last week. We learned that North Korea now has a missile capable of threatening New York, and we learned . . . more
It’s easy to look at the nation’s capital these days and conclude that the place has deserted reality, to put it mildly. While everyone obsesses about tax reform and whether that will be a net gain or loss for taxpayers . . . more
When the House Ways and Means Committee met to consider its bill to revamp the U.S. tax code . . . more
It’s said that every election has consequences. True enough. And some elections also carry a message. While the consequences of last week’s elections . . . more
The House of Representatives has finally introduced a tax bill, and unless it’s changed substantially, it will give Wall Street a windfall, while middle-class taxpayers get a shortfall. more
Almost every survey of Americans today shows a serious lack of trust in government. From the national to the local level, citizens doubt whether their government . . . more
There is no military threat against the United States that looms larger than North Korea. Its dictator, Kim Jong-un, has said that his goal is to . . . more
It looks more and more like the U.S. is heading toward a showdown with our Mexican and Canadian trading partners over the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. There’s a basic reason for this. more
As Congress takes up the issue of tax reform, it would do well to look back to a successful tax overhaul that should be the guide for getting it done right again this time. more
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