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Black Friday Blues: Losing Out to America's Big Corporations

Black Friday Blues: Losing Out to America's Big Corporations
BY FRANK CLEMENTE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on “Black Friday” for spectacular deals. What they don’t know is that the best bargains have already been taken – not by other shoppers, but by some of America’s largest corporations.

Walmart, the biggest corporation in America, with revenues of almost half a trillion dollars, gets a $1 billion tax break each year on average by exploiting federal tax loopholes, according to a new report from Americans for Tax Fairness. Taxpayers, even those lined up in the early morning darkness at giant retailers like Walmart, pay the price.

 

Keeping N.J. Politicians Accountable: Increasing Transparency is Essential to Instilling Trust

Keeping N.J. Politicians Accountable: Increasing Transparency is Essential to Instilling Trust
BY TROY SINGLETON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Voters of all political persuasions who went to the polls on Election Day consistently noted one fundamental flaw in government — the...

The Drawback to Applying Sales Tax to Gasoline: How Not to Fund N.J's Transportation Trust Fund

The Drawback to Applying Sales Tax to Gasoline: How Not to Fund N.J's Transportation Trust Fund
BY SAL RISALVATO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

"In recent months, the dire state of New Jersey's infrastructure network and the depleted Transportation Trust Fund have been the focus of numerous legi...

Understanding Atlantic City’s Future

Understanding Atlantic City’s Future
BY MICHAEL BUSLER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Atlantic City is facing some very uncertain times. After about 30 years of solid growth with good opportunities available to most peo...

N.J. Pensions: All Payers Treated Equally?

N.J. Pensions: All Payers Treated Equally?
BY JOSEPH MONZO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Your local tax collector is a payment point for a number of other entities and obligations. A very large portion of the property taxes...

A Wise Approach to Ending Child Poverty in N.J.

A Wise Approach to Ending Child Poverty in N.J.
BY NANCY PARELLO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

With more than half of New Jersey’s children living in families where no parent is fully employed, a new report from the Annie E. Casey Founda...

Lockheed Martin Tax Break a Bad Deal for NJ Taxpayers

Lockheed Martin Tax Break a Bad Deal for NJ Taxpayers
BY JON WHITEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

(Please see the statement below from New Jersey Policy Perspective president Gordon MacInnes on the NJ EDA's approval of a $107 million Grow NJ tax incenti...

Will Asphalt be the Last Crop? New Jersey Voters say No!

Will Asphalt be the Last Crop? New Jersey Voters say No!
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

For the 14th time since the first Green Acres bond act in 1961, New Jersey voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question to support open space and...

The Future of the Affordable Care Act

The Future of the Affordable Care Act
BY JOHN SARNO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

With the GOP now in control of both chambers of the Congress, what are the likely scenarios regarding the Affordable Care Act? It depends...

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