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Corporate Taxes

Oh, Please. There Is No Conspiracy Against the Poor and Middle Class in America.

James Napoli | Posted 06.20.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

I wish liberals would get off their high horses and let go of their quaint little idea that there is some sort of conspiracy against the working class. There is no conspiracy. We are getting reamed in a very public way.

The Taxing Issue Of Shared Responsibility

Randi Weingarten | Posted 06.17.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

It's just plain wrong to give more tax breaks to the people who pay the least, while students and everyone else trying to live the American dream see their schools and services cut dramatically.

Zero Tax Tolerance

Jonathan Richards | Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Take Action on Tax Day, America

Carl Gibson | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Just as the founders banded together to fight a corrupt system of taxation without representation, today's Americans must unite to drive out the enablers of our corrupt system of representation without taxation.

Zach Carter

Obama Rejects Tax Increase On Big Business | Zach Carter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress grinds closer to shutting down the federal government and the White House floats proposals to cut social services for workin...

New Republican Assault on Middle Class: Slash Medicaid, Hurt Seniors and Millions in Need

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In these tough times when we need shared sacrifice, smart government and job creation, the Republican plan to cut Medicaid accomplishes none of these things. It only makes matters worse.

Budget Reality Part 4 -- Corporate Tax Breaks

Allan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allan Abramson

Budget Reality Part 4 - Corporate Tax Breaks 4. In the 1950's, Federal taxation resulted in about a 40:60 split between corporate taxes and personal...

The Global Tax Avoidance Dance

Edward D. Kleinbard | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business
Edward D. Kleinbard

Tax collectors in the U.S. and in high-tax foreign countries are the direct victims of tax avoidance, but we all suffer from the resulting budget deficits.

GE: "Imagination at Work" in Building the Corporate State

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
Miles Mogulescu

GE, America's largest corporation, provides the classic example of how the modern corporate state operates.

The Social Security Fix: End Corporate Welfare

Jane White | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Jane White

We need to acknowledge that our personal and federal financial deficits are more a function of corporate tax dodges than reckless spending or meager wage-replacement programs.

Illinois CEO Warns He May Leave State In Response To Corporate Tax Hikes

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

Across the midwest, public workers have protested proposed cuts to benefits, pay, and collective bargaining rights. But in Illinois, one chief executi...

The People's Journalist, Bob Herbert, Steps Down at The New York Times

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.28.2011 | Media
Pearl Korn

No one will replace Bob Herbert at the Times, and that is our great loss, for his kind of journalism is a rarity. But, we will be watching and waiting to see what this journalists' journalist -- and our friend -- comes up with.

General Electric's $0 Tax Bill: A Citizens United Perspective

James Sample | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Sample

Today's stunning revelations about GE, combined with the dramatic waxing of corporate political power post, Citizens United, turns taxation without representation on its head -- not once, but twice.

GE's U.S. Tax Bill? Zero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States. Its Americ...

Fiscal Follies: Is it Time to Raise Taxes, Simplify Them, or Both?

Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson

Since we almost certainly have to raise taxes at some point to get the budget under control, is it actually fair to the American people to do it without reforming our chaotic maze of a tax system?

In a Democracy, Freedom of Assembly Trumps "Free Enterprise"

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's illegal in America to buy or sell a human being, but a recorded conversation between a Republican governor and a guy he thought was a billionaire shows that it's still possible to own a politician.

Class Warfare Indeed

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before I even begin here, I'd like to address what my critics will respond with, when they hear what I have to say. They're going to call these ideas...

In The Public Interest: A (Non)Taxing Issue

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

Many large companies use offshore subsidiaries and creative tax planning to lower their tax rates at the expense of the rest of us. As legislators wring their hands over missing budget funds, it is eye-popping to see where much of the money has gone.

The False Narrative of the Corporate Media: Obama Becoming Business Friendly

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

The corporate media spin that Obama is now becoming business friendly is false. He has always been business friendly. Every prescription to critical issues facing the nation has consistently been to add to the profits of concentrated corporate power.

Sam Stein

WATCH Sessions: Lower Corporate Tax Rates Even If We Raise Taxes Elsewhere | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Among the longtime cornerstones of Republican economic policy is the argument that the U.S. corporate tax rate is too high, stagnating g...

Letting Tax Cuts Expire Would Save U.S. $60 Billion Per Year

The New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

$60 Billion: The approximate amount that extending the Bush tax cuts on income above $250,000 a year -- which Congress seems on the verge of doing -- ...

Tax Policies 'The Worst Of All Worlds' As Big Companies Pay Little

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt has an excellent piece out diving into the paradox of the American corporate tax code -- "the worst of all wo...

U.S. Companies Saving Billions With Tax Schemes With Names Like 'The Deadly D'

Bloomberg | Jesse Drucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What nobody's saying publicly is that U.S. multinationals are already finding legal ways to avoid that tax. Over the years, they've brought cash home,...

Protest Works. Just Look at the Evidence -- And Start to Fight Back

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

If enough of us demand it, in Britain and the US, we can make the rich pay their share for the running of our country, rather than the poor and the middle.

GM Tax Break Could Be Worth $45 BILLION

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT - General Motors Co (GM.UL) can get a tax break of up to $45 billion as part of its U.S. government-financed restructuring, documents filed w...