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This diary is going to have more questions than answers. If you're knowledgeable about federal tax law or regulation of public-private "authorities," please chime-in in the comments! Jake formerly ...
by lufthase
Comment Count 55 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 06:50 PM PDT with 95 Recommends
Today, Republicans showed yet again that deficits only matter to them when it comes to slashing social programs. When it comes to new tax cuts, they don't mind increasing the deficit because ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 01:01 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue May 13, 2014 at 12:57 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Received this e-mail today from Dave Domina's (D. NE) U.S. Senate campaign: ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 11:01 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
My latest LTE to my local hometown conservative newspaper can be found here. Since my first letter on the subject the local Conservatives have been hammering me pretty good and have written a few ...
by Jlukes
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 01:53 AM PST with 50 Recommends
Here's another story I didn't get a chance to cover but I wanted to pass along to all of you: http://www.agri-pulse.com/Senators-introduce-bill-to-address-family-farmer-bankruptcy-ruling-08082013....
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 05:01 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
Last night, John Oliver blasted the tax loopholes that make our tax code such a mess, but noted how difficult it would be to do any tax reform , and then Aasif Mandvi showed how dangerous it is to ...
by BruinKid
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Our Current Sales Tax System Does Not Tax the Items That the Top 10% American Households (by Wealth) almost exclusively own. Things everyone has to buy have a Sales Tax like toilet paper, toothpaste,
by Friar Tuck
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 04:21 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
All the bloggers and writers of op-ed pieces in newspapers these days are saying what everyone else is saying (and already knows)....high and long-term unemployment for the past 5 years, crappy jobs,
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 02:52 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
This just speaks for itself: ax Tax writers promise 50 years of secrecy for senators' suggestions The Senate’s top tax writers have promised their colleagues 50 years worth of secrecy in ...
by accumbens
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 08:36 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Last year Ralph Nader wrote to Tim Cook , the CEO of Apple: "Corporations and their attorneys like to be judged as 'persons' under our constitutions and laws. So it is entirely appropriate to judge ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 63 comments on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 03:29 PM PDT with 59 Recommends
Long before the Great Recession ( when 8.7 million Americans lost their jobs ), there was plenty of discussion about wealth inequality, wage disparity, the shrinking middle-class, CEO pay, and low ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 26 comments on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 12:14 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
A CNN network reporter has been asking the online public to pick the topics that we thought he should be covering for the rest of the year. The top pick as of last week was: “America’s widening ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 07:25 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
It's pretty common knowledge that CNBC is a very pro-business cable TV show, excluding the fact that they also air the show "American Greed". In some ways it's odd, as their sister station (MSNBC) ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 05:27 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
These are both videos from my new PA politics Internet newscast, Counterpoint PA. In the Worst Pennsylvanians of the Week, a PA Supreme Court Justice who was convicted of using state-paid court ...
by ProgressivePatriotPA
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 07:14 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
According to the NPR , at least 16 people, including three veteran storm chasers, were reported dead from tornadoes that recently swept through Oklahoma. That was just 11 days after the May 20 ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 02:40 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
In a capitalist society such as the United States, the economic principle of "free markets" and "supply-and demand" compliments the theory that consumers are "job creators", just as jobs that pay a ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue May 28, 2013 at 01:19 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
With the IRS "scandal" (and, yes, "scandal" belongs in quotes), we have seen an increased attention to the exemptions built into the tax code for various types of organizations. In the story in ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 88 comments on Sun May 19, 2013 at 11:29 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
While growing up during the Vietnam War and Nixon era, as a much younger man, I used to be very anti-government. I was an ignorant, naive and rebellious "anti-establishment" radical. At the time, I ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri May 17, 2013 at 03:44 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
If a parent doesn't punish, or threaten to punish, a child for any wrongdoing, how does that child behave in the future? It's the same for CEOs, bankers and politicians. While spanking them might ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri May 10, 2013 at 02:23 PM PDT with 1 Recommend