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Jim Tankersley @jimtankersley Washington, D.C.

Tax and economics reporter, The New York Times, DC bureau. Dad. Backpacker. Cardinal🌲 Oregonian eternal.

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@allisonsherry Very on brand!!
12/14
2019
@RichardRubinDC But ok, one hint, we changed from a stacked bar chart to just a straight bar chart @RichardRubinDC That's paywalled, Rich.I woke this morning from a *vivid* dream about a proposal that solved the OECD digital tax negotiations, and I just… https://t.co/Vhqu08AYKVI've been covering Sherrod Brown dating back to his first Senate run in 2005. Honestly never thought I'd see a day… https://t.co/P8pAObSrpzNews: Sens. Sherrod Brown and Ron Wyden will endorse the USMCA shortly, citing the inclusion of labor standards enf… https://t.co/hLMwpT5yujThe biggest surprise to me is how little it mattered in the midterm elections. Republicans insisted it would be a b… https://t.co/uCsOrDeW75
12/13
2019
Unfun fact: four presidential candidates are older than the average life span of black men https://t.co/bIvSScEJP3
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyTwo months after Trump announced a phase 1 trade deal, the two sides are closer to a phase 1 trade deal. https://t.co/jWLFkgyeKu
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12/12
2019
Ron Vara rides again. Great @arappeport story: https://t.co/1SNXYjfX6s!!! https://t.co/AKQCE6c6c3
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyFun with Gerrit Cole math: - New Yankees deal is $36m a year - Last year he pitched 212 1/3 innings. - So new sa… https://t.co/8fJRAKbcpA
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyMy fabulous @JusticeTechLab team added 11 more departments to our seminar diversity shinyapp yesterday. This brings… https://t.co/vuYBC5O61V
Retweeted by Jim TankersleySo much of what is on the table here in year end tax talks has broad support. Cadillac tax repeal. Med device tax d… https://t.co/yepuMpVgTW
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyWhat does racism look like in the banking system? This @FlitterOnFraud story gives an inside look, via a case that’… https://t.co/o7EPXe7pWP
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12/11
2019
And to be clear: This bill isn’t going anywhere close to the president’s desk this Congress. https://t.co/JXticoCPpQA timing game made possible by the scheduled expirations of the individual provisions of the tax cuts, plus some br… https://t.co/dGZQFiSfL8Terms of the USMCA require us to express deal prospects in both metric and imperial terms. https://t.co/wUacUFbpKe
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyThe problem with economist karaoke is that the singer barely gets through four bars before someone in the back stan… https://t.co/FkAwGCD3pm
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12/10
2019
Some new NYT election/graphics jobs have just been posted. One even includes the most satisfying activity known to… https://t.co/Jd54nZ2vzH
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyWow. https://t.co/1W3FYGrdpoDemocrats and the White House are closing in on a final agreement on USMCA. A White House officials says a breakthr… https://t.co/HrW4yOLv2M
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyFun with bylines: The Times obit of Paul Volcker is by @BCAppelbaum (now on the edit board) and Bob Hershey (long… https://t.co/f5wdjmSyKr
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyA decade ago today, I cleaned my car, emptied my barracks room and got Outback with my friend Shane. The next day w… https://t.co/JS09aY72GG
Retweeted by Jim Tankersley“Tall Paul got his way.” Spectacular @Neil_Irwin obit of Volcker in ... @washingtonpost https://t.co/RI1CO3Uu2x
12/9
2019
@darlin https://t.co/MtxU7eYVla @mcfaddencpa But what if your family and friends are Blazer fans Tom?!?At least this is bringing @mccarthyryanj and me closer together. (Hug a Knicks fan, today and always) https://t.co/V1Nb77d8hJHug the Blazers fans in your life today today. https://t.co/LrJisVDAfi
12/7
2019
Slay. https://t.co/q7ZQb5v8LvHave Stanford women's sports ever reigned so supreme? https://t.co/PiMf4SDQkR via @mercnews
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12/6
2019
This is a fun (brief) thread. https://t.co/t2OC83A72eThis is what our slacks look like, welcome to Nerdville. (but also it's a really important question) https://t.co/gUNOqZxRQB @guitarpicker300 available simply by reading further down that (now very old) thread: https://t.co/mMbEPghf87Bonus chart: OECD measure of American tax revenues as a share of the economy, 1965-2018 (for all levels of governme… https://t.co/cWC2GDicUo @TimFernholz Biden is closer to Turkey, Pete is closer to Switzerland. But really interesting, I think!And that's the brewing revolution: the contention that a dramatic increase in taxation and government spending woul… https://t.co/A1ICZ6OaINNow, the classical view of economics is that tax increases that large (which Warren concentrates on high earners/th… https://t.co/SPxSpws7K7Biden/Pete would shift the U.S. rank up by one spot in the OECD. Warren would vault it above the OECD average, in t… https://t.co/I4rik3XgrbSo here's a thought experiment, visualized. What if we'd had one year of each Dem candidate's proposed new tax reve… https://t.co/CGjTEnn080The Democrats' plans vary *widely* on how much to increase taxes. Biden would do $3.4T over 10 yrs. Buttigieg would… https://t.co/KRcq7VRq5cAnd, no surprise, the Dem presidential candidates want to change that. They all want to reverse at least some of th… https://t.co/PqD7YIZv62First, as @RichardRubinDC notes, the OECD data show US tax revenues (at all levels of government) falling from 25.9… https://t.co/qM2BlsvG99Today's numbers from the OECD are a window into: *The effects of the Trump tax cuts *The wide gulfs in policy among… https://t.co/OeQ1nI1A3zThe US has lost millions of jobs in 2 areas since 2000: “production” (aka factories) and “office support” (aka admi… https://t.co/NSkU9ksX2A
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyA not-so-quiet economic revolution of this campaign cycle: Liberals are rebranding large tax and spending increases… https://t.co/gowNr19Ujwread this: "He was the squarest possible existentialist hero: a man who holds the answer to every single trivia que… https://t.co/kPDsLqIub9
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12/5
2019
Joe Biden’s proposed tax hikes are: *1/9 the size of Liz Warren’s *1/2 the size of Mayor Pete’s *2x the size of HRC… https://t.co/BBLQZcqvLpOECD response to Mnuchin is a gem. -Thanks for all your work. -US tax reform helped kick this off. -You've been… https://t.co/mwUTM4VLOB
Retweeted by Jim Tankersley @RichardRubinDC @daveweigel Warren does not even favor full repeal, IIRC. (And of course, most of the individual… https://t.co/PwcXfRRHdx @mattyglesias Biden supports repeal, but he has a 28% cap for all deductions for high earnersActually, I can report Biden supports repealing the SALT cap. https://t.co/vVTnwZVqBf“The idea that scholars of color are rare is a damaging fiction. Yet it’s pervasive in academia, causing untold dam… https://t.co/LOl9XjilkQ
Retweeted by Jim TankersleySecretary Mnuchin sends a letter to the OECD, saying the United States supports (still) its digital tax negotiation… https://t.co/URzlts1kJ4Bloomberg has the details on Biden's tax plans. Nerd alert: He wants to double the GILTI rate.… https://t.co/6rA4YsPZaA
12/4
2019
A couple things come to mind: One, I wrote about how Democrats were trending towards an all white top tier in Octob… https://t.co/f9gn5IWe6U
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyTwo: The top tier would NOT be all-white if black and Latino Democrats were supporting the black and Latino candida… https://t.co/a42o3m4p7v
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyIn which the Secretary of Commerce calls France and Italy "anti-American" for their digital tax plans.… https://t.co/RysGml1OB0Terrific piece from @sangerkatz, putting the public option under the magnifying glass that’s been aimed at Medicare… https://t.co/ic6VH7LXvQ
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12/3
2019
List includes cheese, wine, makeup. https://t.co/tpKFwvrLQuAnd here are the BEAT regs: https://t.co/BrvJECW3fS https://t.co/j8JeKEEUK9(Please don't all click at once and overload the servers)Treasury has issued new regulations governing the foreign tax credit and BEAT, all related to the 2017 tax law. FTC… https://t.co/1NTX1qalS6 @mattyglesias "Hypothetical National Soda Taxation, explained" @taragolshan Also please make your kicker your lede. Thanks.Just popping back on Twitter to share this story: State lawmakers acknowledge lobbyists helped craft their op-eds a… https://t.co/fnDdI4DSJe
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyIn USMCA, the Trump administration created a trade deal that caters more to Democrats' interests than deals negotia… https://t.co/SrFVOFoena
Retweeted by Jim TankersleySaudi Arabia’s international sports scene is booming. But are spectacles like the first women’s WWE wrestling match… https://t.co/KT32Lo12Er
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12/2
2019
Before you get to your leftovers please feast on the charts @bencasselman made for this piece.Americans are much more likely to support the Warren wealth tax than the Trump tax cuts. That’s even true among t… https://t.co/6mW6XXs6f1let us all honor this lede of the week by ⁦@RaR⁩: PORT NECHES, Texas — It was a Thanksgiving of pies abandoned a… https://t.co/fonCPQdUTR
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11/29
2019
Glad @jennymedina wrote about this. A clear distinction among Democrats continues to be whose policies target middl… https://t.co/Hw7KVQj3pw
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyMore Americans are dying in midlife, a trend that explains the recent declines in life expectancy.… https://t.co/YGhzzaldMH
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11/27
2019
This isn't my favorite @bencasselman lede, but it's up there. A classic. https://t.co/fhajOHciuZ https://t.co/hg652sg525 @emilyjblanchard @ChadBown It also finds attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act cost GOP ~eight seats. Which… https://t.co/j7aZBsdPcPNew @emilyjblanchard / @ChadBown / David Chor paper estimates Trump trade war cost GOP five seats in 2018 in the Ho… https://t.co/7PCJUmkNmr
11/26
2019
RIP Wat Misaka. You meant a lot to a basketball-loving Asian kid from Kansas. https://t.co/nksTps5r0j
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyThe Fed is changing. @ChrisRugaber shows how in his preview for Chair Powell's community visit today:… https://t.co/nKBijffLNg
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11/25
2019
@NotArtDecider @MarkMuro1 @Sifan_Liu @nytimes @washingtonpost At the time Brookings wrote this piece (2016) I did i… https://t.co/wwqASHjwZu
11/22
2019
A Democratic candidate in a presidential debate (Warren) just talked about a problem being "on the supply side". (… https://t.co/K542PBGJYq
11/21
2019
@bencasselman @Nataliekitro @AsteadWesley Am assuming tomorrow's episode is 100% MourinhoWhenever @AsteadWesley is on the daily it always feels like you’re talking to your smartest friend about the thing… https://t.co/iUASgbaBSj
Retweeted by Jim Tankersley“We just don’t have the trees. We have 2,000 that will be ready next year, but they are not up to size. They are no… https://t.co/KYakWe6XJE
11/20
2019
@chassisk It is nice to know I am not alone in my strange set of pop culture references! @chassisk YESDo not taunt an email that claims to be from the Federal Reserve. If a purported Fed email begins to smoke, get a… https://t.co/BMTKnTeUaeWhere is the @dylanmatt siren? https://t.co/0gRRT1o4QfA wealth tax would only affect a sliver of the population. But a different, less-discussed set of Democratic propos… https://t.co/e3oPC6YCpg
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11/19
2019
The center-left economic consensus is that budget deficits don’t matter as much as many thought. And we’ve seen l… https://t.co/JTwLYf8f3A
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyThis is a great piece of journalism. And the persistence of these issues is infuriating. One of the journalists on… https://t.co/QIqr3ib8Pv
Retweeted by Jim TankersleyNew @NatashaRSarin / @LHSummers study on the tax gap suggests more IRS enforcement could raise revenues by ~1T over… https://t.co/ymJJeaKjGK
11/18
2019
Under President Trump, capital investment has now grown more slowly *after* tax cuts than before. ⁦@bencasselman⁩… https://t.co/veRHya1488
11/17
2019
"He concluded his 14-minute video by calling on major league and Japanese teams to stop stealing signs."… https://t.co/a86Jp4xDUwI have no idea how to process this. https://t.co/H6nRKZQeCj
11/15
2019
It's a long way of saying: PW's model is unlikely to generate a more pro-growth score by also modeling Warren's spe… https://t.co/JeyhD77LyXPlenty of folks have criticized the model. Debating merits of econ models is one of my favorite things! eg: https://t.co/k0f3aSooKzPW found little growth boost, at best, from Trump's infrastructure plan: https://t.co/WE9cdZ4LV5Ms. Warren and many folks on Twitter say her plans would do just that -- student debt relief, child care, etc, woul… https://t.co/zrBekRnaMIThe PW model treats debt reduction as pro-growth -- good for private investment in the economy. To score better w/… https://t.co/XSjprtvT1hCritics of the model and our story say that if PW had modeled the full spending plan, it would have had a more posi… https://t.co/2gorbDD908
11/14
2019

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