Tag Archives: Taxes

Eat The Rich!

Stephen Green (aka Vodkapundit): We’re Number Two! The US might have the highest corporate taxes in the developed world, but if you include all the world’s nations we drop all the way down to #2. That’s right: The UAE has … Continue reading

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Damn You Mitt Romney!

Google Reportedly Dodged $2 Billion in Taxes With Bermuda Tax Haven Google managed to avoid paying about $2 billion in global income taxes last year by moving the vast majority of its pre-tax profit to a shell company in Bermuda, … Continue reading

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Nobody Wants A Haircut

INFLUENCE GAME: Tax Them, Not Us, Groups Say A big coalition of business groups says there must be give-and-take in the negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of massive tax increases and spending cuts. But raising tax rates — a … Continue reading

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Is Riverdaughter A Closeted Tea Partier?

No, seriously. Check out her latest: Then there was a new Poll Tax that was used to raise revenue for new wars. Ahhh, the military industrial complex of the middle ages. Some things never change. The tax was harsher on … Continue reading

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The Twinkie Segue

Hmmm, how can we possible use Twinkies as a segue for a post about 1950’s economic policy? Let’s ask the Shill One! The Twinkie Manifesto The Twinkie, it turns out, was introduced way back in 1930. In our memories, however, … Continue reading

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The Laffer Curve

From American Thinker: For those who are familiar with the “Laffer Curve,” the name generally brings on an immediate and politically charged opinion related to the inherent implications the curve has historically had on the topic of the government’s tax … Continue reading

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Where do jobs come from?

From Working people are the Job Creators by Riverdaughter: Anyway, leaving aside the philosophical aspect, there is a straightforward reason why the real job creators are average working people. And when I say working people, I mean anyone not living … Continue reading

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Matt Yglesias commits prog heresy

MattY: Why Mitt Romney’s Effective Tax Rate Is So Low And Why It Probably Should Be The news is out that Mitt Romney paid a 14.1% effective tax rate on an income of over $13.7 million in 2011, a number … Continue reading

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Do as we say and not as we do

Most members of Congress keep their tax returns secret Rep. Nancy Pelosi was emphatic. Mitt Romney’s refusal to release more than two years of his personal tax returns, she said, makes him unfit to win confirmation as a member of … Continue reading

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How much do we owe each other?

“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in … Continue reading

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An honest politician stays bought

Obama to propose lowering corporate tax rate to 28 percent President Obama on Wednesday plans to propose a major overhaul of the nation’s corporate tax code, an election-year gambit that is likely to draw a contrast over a key policy … Continue reading

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Where the money is

J.E. Dyer at Hot Air: No, taxes shouldn’t be a “fairness” issue What are we, six years old? Taxes should pay for the costs of government. That’s what we have taxes for. The proper purpose of taxes is not to … Continue reading

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