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Millionaires Tax

Michael Madigan's Resurrected Millionaires Tax Faces Opposition

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.29.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

House Speaker Michael Madigan has revived talks of the millionaires tax again. Many Illinois teachers' unions and education organizations are coming out in favor of the added 3-percent income tax, but at least one member of Madigan's supermajority Democratic Party isn't on board.

An Open Letter to Occupy Wall Street

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 10.03.2012 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

Dear Occupy Wall Street: I congratulate you on what you have achieved and I hope you take time to decide how the movement will move forward in a constructive manner. Occupy a new space? Get involved electorally? Actively work to reform policy?

Will Someone Please Increase My Taxes!?

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

Wouldn't it be great if the Congress that exacerbated our current situation were held responsible for their grade school behavior which brought on our current financial situation, paying higher taxes until things right themselves, even if it's after some get voted out of office?

Ron Dicker

WATCH: Want To Be Twitterich? | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.22.2012 | Small Business

What would you do with a million Twitter followers -- and not have to be Charlie Sheen-crazy or Justin Bieber-dreamy to get them? In an experiment ...

The Case for the Buffett Rule: Fairness for the Taxpayer

Jimmy Dahroug | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Jimmy Dahroug

Is it too much to ask that people making over one million dollars in annual income pay a tax rate comparable to middle income Americans? Why is there one set of rules for millionaires and a different set of rules for the rest of us?

Obama and Romney on Buffett Rule - Both Right ... and Wrong

Lanny Davis | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Romney is right to mock the Buffett Rule as more about politics than economic fairness, and Obama is right that even if it's a drop in the bucket, it's still worth doing. Both are wrong to make a big deal about the Buffett Rule as having a serious economic effect one way or the other.

Michael McAuliff

Buffett Rule Goes Down | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats' attempt to pass a Buffett Rule tax on the super wealthy failed Monday in the Senate, as Republicans blocked the measure in a ...

Matt Sledge

Women's Jobs Axed By State Austerity Policies | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

One Sunday last May, Cherine Akbari moved into her new townhouse in sunny Oakland Park, Fla. The next day, the 27-year-old went to work doing what she...

The Buffett Rule: It's About Restoring Tax Fairness

Sen. Tammy Baldwin | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Sen. Tammy Baldwin

It may surprise a lot of people to find Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Sheldon Whitehouse and I on the same side of anything. But with an issue like this that makes so much sense the real question is, why does today's right wing disagree?

Will The Rich Really Move If You Raise Their Taxes?

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business

Maybe states need not rush quite so fast in the ever-famous race to the bottom. Being forced to pay higher state taxes doesn't appear enough of an...

The Buffett Rule May Not Work

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Even if some of President Obama's more controversial proposals for taxing the rich get turned into law, America's wealthiest families may still be abl...

Why We Marched in Sacramento

Chucho Mendoza | Posted 05.07.2012 | College
Chucho Mendoza

The headline in this week's news, "Harvard Now Cheaper Than Cal State," may have shocked many across the country. But for California's families and students, it reflects the reality of millions who have struggled for years with the rising cost of higher education.

Tyler Kingkade

Students In California, New York Call For Millionaire's Tax | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.05.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Thousands of students, union members and Occupy protesters are gathering Monday at the New York and California state capitols, calling for...

Tax the Rich -- It's the Least That We Can Do!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Michael Berkowitz

Governor Brown takes a half step in the right direction. But other states should not emulate it. Instead Californians and others should support a proposal which advances real change -- The Millionaires Tax.

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Democrats To Push 'Buffett Rule' Bill This Week | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) announced Monday that he will unveil "Buffett Rule" legislation this week. President Barack Obama high...

Most Millionaires Just 'Want To Be Left Alone By Politicians': Survey

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.17.2012 | Business

The rich, say the rich, should be paying more in taxes. Problem is, most aren't aware the label applies to them. Slightly more than 70 percent of ...

The Wall Street Journal Missed the Forest for the Trees on the Millionaires Tax of 2012

Rick Jacobs | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

I hope Mr. Arends will step back and look at what the Millionaires Tax of 2012 is all about, not just try to defend a tax code that helps the uber rich while punishing the very middle class he says he advises.

IRS Audits Of Millionaires Jump By Roughly A Third

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

What do the Occupy movement and IRS have in common? They're both taking an interest in the one percent. Tax audits for millionaires jumped in fisca...

Kim Kardashian Targeted by Millionaire Tax Campaign

Posted 07.29.2014 | Celebrity

Kim Kardashian is the latest target of the Courage Campaign, which blasts celebrity millionaires for not paying their fair share in taxes....

Howard Fineman

White House Suggests A Short Tax Holiday | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with (still) intransigent Republicans, the White House on Thursday floated an idea: that Congress extend the payroll tax cuts and ...

5 Ways You Can Occupy Wall Street

Edward Murray | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Edward Murray

Thousands of people across the world are actively maintaining the front line of the Occupy movement; this article is not for those people.

'Millionaire Job Creators Are Like Unicorns'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) compared millionaires who create jobs to unicorns Monday on the Senate floor. "Millionaire job creators ...

Occupy Plus Ballot Measure = A Millionaire's Tax in California

Rick Jacobs | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Progressives rail against Obama because he often refuses to stand on principle. Lately, he's been doing better. So when a clear, strong, populist and popular ballot measure comes along that can put the voice of the 99% into law, the time has come to sign on.

Governor Cuomo And State Leaders Agree On Plan To Increase Taxes On The Wealthy

Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

Governor Cuomo and state legislative leaders announced their agreement over a tax overhaul plan that would increase taxes on wealthy New Yorkers and p...

Governor Pushing Proposal To Change Tax Code That Will Increase Taxes On The Rich

Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

By Michael Gormley ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who promised to "freeze taxes" since his campaign a year ago, is now pushing a p...