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A Teachable Moment: The Failure Of Colorado's Amendment 66

Aaron Harber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Aaron Harber

In a stunning electoral defeat, Amendment 66 -- representing a much-needed re-writing of the byzantine Colorado Finance Act -- went down in flames despite seeming to have everything on its side.

My Top Quotes in Illinois

Madison Bondi | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

The pension crisis still has no solution, and as each day passes, the Illinois taxpayers are the ones who pay the piper -- literally. It's cost ‪‎taxpayers‬ $21 billion since 2000, and it's only getting worse.

Jennifer Bendery

Louie Gohmert The Lone Vote To Keep 'Lunatic' In Federal Code | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House voted on Wednesday to strike the word "lunatic" from all federal laws and only one lawmaker voted against the measure: Rep. Lo...

Tax Relief for the 99%

John C. Liu | Posted 08.18.2012 | New York
John C. Liu

Why should a police officer, a teacher, or a firefighter have to pay nearly the same income tax rate as a billionaire like Mayor Bloomberg? A tax that is basically flat makes no sense in New York City.

Howard Fineman

Steve Forbes Stays Neutral In GOP Race | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- If the tax cut lobby were a church (and many of its members see it that way), then its pope would be Steve Forbes, the jovial 64-year-old ...

Let's Just Go to a 100% Flat Tax for All

Bill Gunderson | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Bill Gunderson

Maybe we should go to a government that runs leaner and does not requires so much fuel. Maybe we should require government to run like a family or a small business by living within their means. Maybe we should listen to Paul Ryan.

The Flatter Tax

Ed Koch | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

What should the Democrats be offering as one of their top priorities to deal with the enormous inequities in our tax code? I call for the "flatter tax." I believe all income from whatever source should be taxable.

The Madness of Ron Paul

Noah Baron | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Noah Baron

Over the course of the past year I've often heard murmurings of support for Ron Paul during discussions of the 2012 elections, even among my more libe...

Still Mad As Hell

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

It's now been more than 300 days since the Republicans have taken over the U.S. House of Representatives yet they still haven't put forward a jobs plan.

Rick Perry's Harebrained Tax Plan

Robert Pozen | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Robert Pozen

Perry combines the worst of all worlds. He offers a large tax cut to the wealthy while offering little to the poor, he maintains many distortive tax deductions, and he does not actually make the process of tax preparation any simpler.

Sam Stein

Rick Perry Tax Plan Gives Millionaires A $500,000 Tax Break: Study | Sam Stein | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Under Texas Governor Rick Perry's tax plan, the U.S. government would lose $995 billion in revenue by 2015 while individuals making more...

Michael McAuliff

'Tax The Poor' Becomes Conservative Rallying Cry | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's ongoing economic downturn has sparked an odd response from a growing number of conservative and Republican leaders: a desir...

GOP Blinded by Anti-Tax Madness this Halloween

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

This week, in an act of faux-compromise, Speaker John Boehner decided to press a vote on President Obama's jobs legislation. Not the entire bill mind you, just one piece that was included to engender support from Republicans.

Bachmann Accuses Opponent Of Ripping Off Her Tax Plan

Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

Minnesota congresswoman and GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann thinks she's being ripped off by a competitor. In a recent interview with A...

Perry's Game-Changing Plan for Jobs and Growth

Ken Blackwell | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

America's tax code is counterproductive and a failed attempt at social engineering. It's time for a bold plan proven to foster economic growth. It's time for a flat tax.

Rick Perry, The Flat Tax, and the Road to Political Recovery

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

I've been arguing for some time now that it's way too early to count Rick Perry out. He's still the most formidable conservative and he can certainly rebound off his recent lows and remake himself as the voice, and choice, of the right.

Flatland USA: Welcome to the Future, Rick Perry-Style

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Poverty-stricken Americans in Rick Perry's Flatland navigate a landscape filled with danger, as crumbling bridges and collapsing buildings threaten their safety and rolling blackouts and water failures leave them thirsty and in the dark more and more of the time.

Jon Ward

Perry Tax Plan Deemed More Complicated Than Current Code | Jon Ward | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry sought -- with his flat tax proposal Tuesday -- to catch the same "simplify-the-tax-code" wave that fellow Republican preside...

Rick Perry Would Give Big Tax Break To Wealthiest

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he wants a huge tax break for the rich, and he doesn't care what it means for income inequality. ...

Perry Unveils Major Plan Amid Campaign Struggles

AP | By KASIE HUNT and CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

GRAY COURT, S.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry proposed dramatic tax and spending changes Tuesday, saying he would let Americans cho...

Is a Flat Tax Fair?

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Conservatives are always pushing for a "flat tax." It sounds so simple: One easy rate, so we all pay the same, easy to calculate... Get rid of deductions and lower the tax rates. So simple, but it turns out it is a simple trick.

The Flat-Tax Fraud, and the Necessity of a Truly Progressive Tax

Robert Reich | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Simple fairness requires three things: More tax brackets at the top, higher rates in each bracket, and the treatment of all sources of income (capital gains included) exactly the same.

Palin Praises GOP Candidate's Big Tax Plan

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin praised Texas Gov. Rick Perry's flat tax plan Thursday evening in an interview on "The Sean Hannity Show" on Fox News. "Rick Perry -- n...

Perry Makes Political Gamble, Ties Campaign To Contentious Issue

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. Rick Perry's call for a flat income tax rate will tie his Republican presidential campaign to a contentious issue that e...

Perry's Flat Tax Foolery

Craig Crawford | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

The political graveyard is littered with flat taxers. What better sign of Rick Perry's desperation than his embrace of a tax plan that the public alwa...