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Imagine that you are completing your federal tax return. After looking up the tax rate for your income level, you decide you will pay 20 percent less to Uncle Sam. But along with your underpayment,
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 18 comments on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 11:50 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
"When the president told me yesterday that he wanted a clean increase in the debt limit," House Speaker John Boehner said this week, "It almost took my breath away." It shouldn't have. After all, ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat May 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
In recent years, few Republican talking points have been regurgitated as often as the myth that almost half of Americans pay no taxes . Just last week, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor complained "...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 179 comments on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 12:47 PM PDT with 267 Recommends
Tax Day 2012 has been a busy one for the propagandists of the Republican Party. After the GOP successfully filibustered the Buffett Rule in the Senate, House Speaker John Boehner claimed that ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 49 comments on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 02:04 PM PDT with 266 Recommends
Now for a thought experiment. Suppose that I told you I had a plan which over the next decade would slash $6 trillion from the national debt of the United States. Imagine further that I promised I ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 05:40 PM PDT with 69 Recommends
With its general election opponent now certain, the Obama campaign this week has been highlighting the Buffett Rule , the Democratic proposal for those earning over a million dollars a year to pay a ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 11:44 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan has become the perfect Republican Easter story. Each spring, Ryan reemerges with a new version of his draconian " Roadmap for America's Future ." Despite being ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 01:29 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
After the Republican controlled House passed Paul Ryan's budget plan by a 228-191 party line vote, Speaker John Boehner lauded his GOP colleagues for laying out "a real vision of what we were to do ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 01:56 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
In the wake of Mitt Romney's solid victory in Illinois, conservative columnist Fred Barnes proposed a Romney-Ryan ticket for the fall. That would be altogether fitting. After all, Romney didn't ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 11:32 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
If the new House GOP budget unveiled Tuesday by Paul Ryan sounds familiar, it should. And not just because Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" is essentially the same scheme he's been pushing for two years.
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 02:27 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Two weeks ago, Mitt Romney unveiled what he has repeatedly deemed a " bold " plan to deliver a 20 percent across the board tax cut. As it turns out, the plan isn't so bold after all. For starters, ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 11:06 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Polls say that 70% of Americans favor some form of “government-funded” health care. Lobbyists for a Puerto Rica rum distiller stuff a “government-funded” tax expenditure into ...
by jm214
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2008 at 06:54 AM PST with 0 Recommends