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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
Widely distributed income and wealth and the power and influence they confer within the public sphere are VITAL to democracy and justice. Real democracy and justice will not, cannot exist when income,
by Words In Action
Comment Count 189 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 10:48 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
Hidden in the New York state budget for this year, are two gems that benefit only the wealthy: A provision to limit sales tax on yacht sales to only the first $230,000 in value of the yacht. A ...
by Darth Stateworker
Comment Count 31 comments on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 05:01 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
The State of Kansas released it's revenue figures today, announcing that it had failed to hit expected targets for January, falling $47 Million dollars in tax receipts short. This number was ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 106 comments on Fri Jan 30, 2015 at 03:09 PM PST with 180 Recommends
Republished from Wonky News Nerd One of the great canards perpetuated by people on the political right is that those of us interested in reducing income and wealth inequality ...
by WonkyNewsNerd
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Oct 30, 2014 at 02:49 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Why do we have Social Security at all? To put it simply, because we must . When people reach the age at which they can no longer work, we must have a mechanism in place by which they can obtain the ...
by Tim DeLaney
Comment Count 44 comments on Thu Oct 16, 2014 at 08:58 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
Part I. American Democratic Capitalism Now and in the Past Chapter 1. The American Dream in Crisis "The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and ...
by Dan Riker
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 07:04 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Cross-posted at Blue Mass Group . Over the last few days I noticed a number of outlets pushing a story that, were Peyton Manning's Broncos to lose yesterday's Super Bowl in East Rutherford, New ...
by fenway49
Comment Count 125 comments on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 11:06 AM PST with 92 Recommends
National Debt . Republicans like to rail against it. Dems like to ignore it. But guess what. It's not going away anytime soon. Sooner of later our Bills must be paid. Unless we want to become a ' ...
by jamess
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 09:39 AM PST with 7 Recommends
From [http://progressivepopulist.blogspot.com/2013/10/editorial-gop-saboteurs-or-morons.html The Progressive Populist] It would be amusing if it weren’t so maddening that Republicans blame ...
by jcullen
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 02:02 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
As the debate continues to rage about the best way to reduce the federal deficit, I would like to put forward a proposal which will provide a new source of revenue for the federal government. This ...
by GoingForward55
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Aug 08, 2013 at 04:05 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
$1 trillion. That’s the amount that the Millennial Generation has been saddled with in student debt. Yes, that’s an unfathomably large amount of money. It’s more than all Americans owe on ...
by conantd
Comment Count 121 comments on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 07:39 PM PDT with 62 Recommends
You may have heard of Apple: It's one of the richest corporations on Earth, whose profits extend from here to the Moon, and is also allegedly an American company. But you wouldn't know that from ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 140 comments on Tue May 21, 2013 at 01:51 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
Ever wonder why so many have jumped on the Peterson Bandwagon " Fix the Debt "? Well besides a possible high-paying gig working for Pete , they stand to gain Billions, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 41 comments on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT with 63 Recommends
It seems like forever now, that unelected Republican Operator has been dictating the terms by which the GOP is allowed to operate, by making them sign (in political blood) his innocuous looking ...
by jamess
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 08:01 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
How does Kinder Morgan , the third largest energy company in North America behind ExxonMobil and Chevron, get away without paying any corporate taxes? Zachary Mider answers that very question in an ...
by DWG
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 10:23 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Veteran professional golfer Phil Mickelson made nearly $48 million last year for hitting a little white ball off the grass. It is something that, admittedly, he does very well. But, as far as ...
by Steve Singiser
Comment Count 199 comments on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST with 80 Recommends
The Obama administration has proposed drastic cuts to federal subsidies and tax breaks for fossil fuels corporations for the past four years. It is a policy that both climate and fiscal hawks should ...
by DWG
Comment Count 32 comments on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 07:45 AM PST with 133 Recommends
I thought I would let my Congressman know MY ideas for addressing the deficit, since I don't like many of the ideas currently under consideration. Below the fold are the points I made in my letter ...
by Lujane
Comment Count 96 comments on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 09:26 PM PST with 144 Recommends
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/05/business/after-fiscal-deal-tax-code-may-be-most-progressive-since-1979.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes But the Tax Policy Center estimates that the ...
by shpilk
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 11:11 AM PST with 24 Recommends