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I have been thinking about income taxes for a long time. I AM of the opinion that income taxation is a valid source of Federal and State income, just like tariffs are. I am also of the opinion ...
by Ogamol
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 04:55 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
I'm a good liberal and I don't mind paying my taxes. Taxes are a way of all of us putting our money together to serve the public good in ways that the private sector can't or won't do. I just ...
by TrueBlueMajority
Comment Count 355 comments on Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 11:43 AM PDT with 547 Recommends
Necessity is the narrative that austerity dictates. Or, so the story goes. Despite improving economic fortunes, in states across the country the cry for further budget cuts is ringing out. At ...
by ManfromMiddletown
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Feb 23, 2015 at 12:36 AM PST with 18 Recommends
I got an email from the Campaign for America's Future warning about efforts to scam the public on highway funding. It says the scheme is to: Let corporations bring home the profits that they’ve ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 01:51 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
First, it's a rank injustice that even the poorest among us are taxed on our purchases while millionaire Wall Streeters who make high-speed computerized purchases skate through this gaping loophole.
by Friar Tuck
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 10:50 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Wall Street has always claimed that income from investments is entitled to lower taxes than other income. As The Street sees it, investments in the market deserve tax breaks because they grow jobs, ...
by Gerald Scorse
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 08:30 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Last night, the New York Times published an article by former POLITICO writer Jonathan Martin , entitled "Warren is Now the Hot Ticket Among the Far Left." I saw the article when progressive ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 06:46 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
I’ve heard that commodity speculators drive up the price of everything we buy, maybe by thousands of dollars a year for each American household. How does the Robin Hood Tax repair some of that ...
by Friar Tuck
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 03:55 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Does The Robin Hood Tax Punish Rich People? Steal their hard earned money? Are The Top 10% of Americans so Poor that they Really Need Billions More for Themselves? How much does the top need? All ...
by Friar Tuck
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 08:55 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Millionaires Support Warren Buffett’s call for More Taxes on the Rich Warren Buffett isn’t the only rich guy who wants to higher taxes on the rich, such as The Robin Hood tax which he has ...
by Friar Tuck
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 12:54 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
What Are Three Rock Solid Proven Benefits of the Robin Hood Tax? Three Benefits of the Robin Hood Tax Although every Robin Hood Tax has its own specific intended purpose, there are some general ...
by Friar Tuck
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 03:53 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Have Americans moved on from holding Wall Street Accountable for its actions? No! 83% Say DO MORE up from 77% in 2011! Nearly Five Years After the Financial Meltdown, Support for Wall Street Reform ...
by Friar Tuck
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Do High Frequency Traders Use Insider Information to Steal From the Other Traders? How will the Robin Hood Tax help put a stop to this thievery? For more on how High Frequency Trading Hurts America ...
by Friar Tuck
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 09:51 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
If The Robin Hood Tax is a conspiracy by “liberals” to steal from the Rich: Why wasn’t anyone arrested when the Rich stole $1 Trillion$ Dollars from: • the US Treasury, • Social Security &
by Friar Tuck
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 03:49 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Does the Bible really say that taxes are bad and we have no collective responsibility for the poorest amongst us? The Bible is silent or says affirmatively every man IS responsible for all men to ...
by Friar Tuck
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 12:48 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Why do the wealthy not pay sales tax on 6 large items they buy? And how will the Robin Hood Tax Changes that? HOW MANY ITEMS DO MOST AMERICANS CURRENTLY PAY A SALES OR TRANSACTION TAX ON WHEN ...
by Friar Tuck
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 12:47 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Newark's mayor Cory Booker, just like NJ's governor Chris Christie, embodies the increasing trend of personalization in politics, characterized by a cult of individual "leadership" and charisma over ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 06:45 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Tax expert David Cay Johnston is following a story that nobody else seems to care about: "Last week, we pointed to a piece of news that we have yet to read or hear from most major news organizations:
by Gerald Scorse
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu May 02, 2013 at 07:48 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Any compensation to a corporate officer greater than 50x the LOWEST paid employee at that company is NOT tax deductible by the company. So, if a company pays minimum wage, any compensation in ...
by plan9pub
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 10:21 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
As President Barack Obama looks to strike a “grand bargain” on the deficit by July, Social Security is being targeted for cuts. But the alarm over the system’s supposed weak fiscal health is ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 30 comments on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 07:50 PM PDT with 28 Recommends