Tag Archives: Taxes

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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