HEDGE PAPERS NO. 69: BILLIONAIRE CORPORATE LANDLORDS ARE EXACERBATING CALIFORNIA’S HOUSING CRISIS

27 Aug 2019
BILLIONAIRE CORPORATE LANDLORDS ARE EXACERBATING CALIFORNIA’S HOUSING CRISIS Acknowledgements This report was researched and written by Eli Vitulli (Center for Popular Democracy). Additional research and writing support was provided by Sofia Lopez (Action Center on Race & the Economy). It was edited by Amy Schur and Anya Svanoe (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment), Michael Kink (Hedge Clippers), and Emily Gordon and Connie Razza (Center for Popular Democracy).... Read More

HEDGE PAPERS NO. 67: VULTURE HEDGE FUNDS ATTACK CALIFORNIA

19 Jun 2019
VULTURE HEDGE FUNDS ATTACK CALIFORNIA – “Quick profits for Wall Street” versus safe, sustainable, affordable energy Dozens of hedge funds are now speculating in shares of PG&E, the huge California utility, with several high-profile vulture funds demanding seats on the board and fighting for control of the company. PG&E was plunged into bankruptcy after decades of irresponsible corporate practices led to massive wildfires and billions in new liabilities.... Read More
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REPORT NO. 56: CALIFORNIA HEDGE FUNDS AND THEIR BILLION-DOLLAR TAX LOOPHOLE

16 Apr 2018
CALIFORNIA HEDGE FUNDS AND THEIR BILLION-DOLLAR TAX LOOPHOLE Simply stated, the carried interest loophole is the mistreatment of hedge fund and private equity fees as capital gains, rather than ordinary income.... Read More

Report No. 55: DC / MD / VA Billionaires & their Lucrative Loophole

23 Mar 2018
Washington Dc / Maryland / Virginia Billionaires & their Lucrative Loophole This report uses hedge fund and private equity data from Preqin to show that Washington D.C.—along with Maryland and Virginia—could raise huge sums of revenue by acting to close the carried interest loophole.... Read More

REPORT NO. 52 BILLIONAIRES WOULD DOMINATE ANY NEW YORK CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

2 Nov 2017
BILLIONAIRES WOULD DOMINATE ANY NEW YORK CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION If there’s one important thing tying together the biggest issues in government, politics and the economy, it’s the rise of a new class of billionaires that are destroying the economy, corrupting our government, exploding inequality and rigging the system for their own benefit.... Read More

HEDGE PAPER NO. 50: Corporate America to Investors: Trump is Bad for Business

28 Sep 2017
Corporate America to SEC:  Trump is Bad for Business Since Donald Trump came down the golden staircase inside Trump Tower to announce his candidacy on June 16th, part of his core economic argument has rested on the fact that he’s “really rich” and he’s going to “make the country rich.” At the debates, he argued in simplistic terms that his economic program would spur economic and job creation.... Read More
“The hedge fund guys are getting away with murder…” – Donald Trump on August 23rd, 2015 on how hedge fund managers only pay 20% on some of their income by using the carried interest loophole. A tax rate that is lower than the rate what middle class families pay. President Donald Trump on Wednesday is planning to unveil a proposal to cut corporate taxes on U.S....

HEDGE PAPERS NO. 48: ILLINOIS BILLIONAIRES AND THEIR LUCRATIVE LOOPHOLE

19 Apr 2017
How Illinois Can Raise Billions by Taxing Carried Interest ACROSS THE COUNTRY, STATES LIKE ILLINOIS STAND TO GAIN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN REVENUE BY CLOSING THE CARRIED INTEREST LOOPHOLE. Across the country, states like IL stand to gain billions by closing the carried interest loophole. Click To Tweet IT’S A LONG OVERDUE ELEMENT OF FINANCIAL REFORM THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED TO ENACT, DESPITE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR TAX FAIRNESS.... Read More

HEDGE PAPERS NO. 47 CLOSING A LUCRATIVE LOOPHOLE TO HELP OUR COMMUNITIES

16 Mar 2017
Across the country, states stand to gain billions of dollars in revenue by closing the carried interest loophole.  It’s a long overdue element of financial reform that the federal government has failed to enact, despite bipartisan support for tax fairness. In last year’s Presidential campaign, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Jeb Bush all called for closing a tax break known as the “carried interest loophole,” a legal fiction used by private equity firms and other members off the wealthy elite to lower their federal tax rates below those paid by many working Americans.[1] These financiers charge a fee for investing other peoples’ money – and call it “carried interest” to get a lower tax rate than kindergarten teachers and truck drivers.[2] Presidential candidates in both parties, experts, advocates and everyday Americans all agree that Wall Street millionaires and billionaires should not get preferential treatment on their taxes.[3] It’s unfair and wrong.... Read More

HEDGE PAPERS NO. 46: NEW YORK’S BILLIONAIRES AND THEIR LUCRATIVE LOOPHOLE

7 Mar 2017
How Our State Can Raise Billions by Taxing Carried Interest  Across the country, states like New York stand to gain billions of dollars in revenue by closing the carried interest loophole.  It’s a long overdue element of financial reform that the federal government has failed to enact, despite bipartisan support for tax fairness.... Read More