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Warren Buffett Schools Trump On American Values

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Warren Buffett threw down the gauntlet to Donald Trump again last week. It happened after Trump lied about Buffett's federal income tax payments on national TV.

IRS Dumbfounded by Dipshit in Top 0.1 Percent Who Somehow Overpaid Taxes

Prabha Kannan | Posted 06.14.2015 | Comedy
Prabha Kannan

Expressing shock that someone so rich could commit such a monumental error, the IRS today reported that a lone member of America's wealthiest 0.1 percent paid more taxes than he should have for the 2014 tax year.

What Warren Buffett Really Thinks About Elizabeth Warren

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business

Warren Buffett thinks Elizabeth Warren should dial down the anger. “She would do better if she was less angry and demonized less,” said the Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO on Monday.

Sam Stein

Larry Summers Thought Buffett Rule Was 'Gimmicky,' Says Geithner | Sam Stein | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It is unfair, in many respects, to expect a uniformity of viewpoints on economic policy from any White House. Officials are bound to hav...

Thatcher Haunts White House Budget

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Democrats must exorcise the evil specter of Margaret Thatcher and promote a budget that respects Americans' time-honored commitment to each other and to community.

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Settle On Sequester Replacement Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats have settled on a final plan to replace 10 months' worth of sequestration cuts, aides said on Thursday. The plan, ca...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats To Offer Alternative To Sequester | Sam Stein | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats will produce a bill next week to stave off the sequester-related spending cuts until the end of December, multiple Sena...

The Revenue Discussion Is Not Over

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Republicans argue that our revenue discussion should be over. They'll say that we already agreed to raise tax rates a little bit on the rich, so now we should only be cutting spending. But they ignore that America gives away through the tax code just as much money as it collects.

Hey CNBC: No, The Rich Don't Already Pay Super High Tax Rates

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

The rich are getting a little tired of Warren Buffett constantly wanting to raise their taxes and suggest the real tax slackers are further down the i...

The Tax Deal: How to Win by Yielding

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

There is a relatively simple proposal that the president make that could raise more money than the nominal rate increase he wants, be progressive in its impact, and produce a more equitable and widely understood tax system.

The Final Days, the Biggest Issue, and the Clearest Choice

Robert Reich | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

As we go into the final days of a dismal presidential campaign where too many issues have been fudged or eluded -- and the media only want to talk about is who's up and who's down -- the biggest issue on which the candidates have given us the clearest choice is whether the rich should pay more in taxes.

Don't Cut Taxes For Billionaires. Double Them.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Forget the "Buffett rule." It's not enough. What's more, "letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the rich" isn't enough either -- although it might get us halfway there.

Matt Sledge

Paul Ryan's 2010 Plan Would Tax Bus Driver More Than Mitt Romney | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- It was Oct. 26, 2011, eons ago in political time. Newt Gingrich was beginning his climb in the polls. With Republicans divided, nobody was...

Income Redistribution is Actually Popular in America

David Callahan | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
David Callahan

Conservatives are trumpeting a new video in which a younger Obama embraces the dreaded socialist sin of redistribution. His earlier words will no doubt hurt Obama among some segment of the electorate -- even though most voters in both parties actually favor a host of redistributive policies.

Post-Romney Tell: Bring the "Buffet Rule" to Another Vote in the Senate

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Mitt Romney (R-MA) says that people who do not pay income taxes are not accountable, do not take responsibility for their lives. There are thousands of millionaires and many corporations who do not pay income taxes. Indeed, Mitt may be one of them himself.

Sometimes the Personal Is Political

Marilyn Katz | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Marilyn Katz

Rather than a distraction, Romney's 13 percent provides a clear view into the character of the man and the issues at the heart of the election -- the future of America's economy and social well being.

Obama Ad Knocks Romney For Plan To Raise Taxes On Middle Class

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign is once again attacking Mitt Romney over the issue of taxes, releasing a new ad on Thursday highlighting ...

Like It or Not, We Need to Help Dems Retake Congress

Jane White | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics
Jane White

We need to re-elect the party of the 99%. If you've got money and/or the time, support their cause. Democrats may hold their noses when it comes to the Citizens United decision but when you're at war, you've got to fight fire with fire.

Michael McAuliff

Dems Run Against Millionaires In Red States | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds and even thousands of miles from Wall Street, Democratic candidates in a string of red states have embraced the Occupy message ...

UPDATE: Buffett Fires CEO For Taking Island Vacation On Company's Dime

Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

It's sad to say, but true: Even Warren Buffett fires people. After Denis Abrams, CEO of Benjamin Moore -- a company owned by Buffett’s Berkshire...

A Voluntary Buffett Rule

M. Todd Henderson | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
M. Todd Henderson

Some people prefer to help others through charity, while others prefer the government to serve this role. Making government more like charity can offer the latter group a means of doing so, without coercing those who prefer private action.

Congressman John Conyers - The People's Advocate Shares Some of His Vision

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

There are still some exemplary public servants out there who spend their political careers on the right side of issues. I felt that it would be worthwhile to contact to Rep. John Conyers, Jr. find out what he thinks about the current state of our politics.

Warren Buffett: My Extra Money Would Be More Useful To Others

Posted 06.07.2012 | Business

Warren Buffett is out there again talking about how he has too much money. The billionaire investor explained to a crowd of more than 1,000 on Wed...

Election 2012, Iranian Style

Jess Coleman | Posted 07.14.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

Historically, only about half the nation votes for the president every four years. That reality makes equal representation a far-fetched goal: How can everyone be represented when only half of us vote?

Will Smith On Taxes: 'No Problem Paying Whatever I Need To Pay'

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

The Fresh Prince just joined the league of rich people who say they should be taxed more. Actor and 1990s hip-hop phenomenon Will Smith recently to...