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Millionaires Tax

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.

Democrats Considering Dropping Key Demand In Payroll Tax Cut Fight

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats backed away from their demand for higher taxes on millionaires as part of legislation to extend Social Security tax cuts ...

'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 ...

California, New York Target High-Wage Earners To Address Fiscal Crises

AP | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Hollywood moguls and Manhattan stock brokers are facing a slap by the Occupy Wall Street movement as California and New York again tar...

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...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Morgan Stanley CFO: Raise Taxes On The Rich | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.04.2011 | Business

The movement to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans has gained an ally at the top of one of the United States' largest banks. Ruth Porat, executiv...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Senator Says Tax The Rich | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins broke party ranks Wednesday, supporting a tax hike on millionaires and billionaires in order to f...

Very Small Percentage Of Americans Netting Most Of Capital Gains

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

As large as the income gap between rich and everyone else is today, one area of the economy has an even wider gulf to bridge. The top 0.1 percent ...

WATCH: Some Billionaires Paying Less Than One Percent In Taxes

Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

Despite making more than a billion dollars, some of the nation's super rich manage to pay an extremely low tax rate. The top 400 earners in the U....

Millionaires Head To Capitol Hill To Lobby To Raise Taxes On Themselves

AP | By LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyists for a day, a band of millionaires stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge Congress to tax them more. They had a little trou...

Mayor Bloomberg's Cowardice and Occupy Wall Street

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 01.16.2012 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD acted with cowardice by trying to use the cloak of night, while people slept, as a shield from the highly questionable tactics they engaged in during their raid on Zuccotti Park.

Facing the Facts About Shared Sacrifice

Gregory Floyd | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

Protests are forming all over the country, and the message is clear: it's time for this country to be taken away from the wealthy special interests and given back to the people.

GOP Senator Decries 'Welfare' For Millionaires

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

A leading Senate conservative is taking aim at tax breaks that he says amount to welfare for millionaires, a line of critique that usually comes from ...

GRAPHIC: 'Occupy' Tweets Most Often Focus On Taxing The Rich

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Though Occupy Wall Street-related tweets are coming from a variety of different sources, it appears that a sizable minority are aimed at the same targ...

The Hypocritical Oath?

Eric Schoenberg | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Eric Schoenberg

I feel no need to apologize for only paying what I owe in taxes -- I'm a human, not a saint. Why should I let rich conservatives free ride on my contributions? Are they willing to forgo the benefits of public goods like national defense?

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Channels Occupy Wall Street In GOP Attack | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leveled a blistering attack at Republicans Tuesday that echoed the message of Occupy Wall Street, sayi...

Gates: 'The Rich Should Pay Somewhat More' Than Everyone Else In Taxes

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

Another super-rich celebrity is voicing support for taxing himself more than other Americans. Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in an ...

Is the Economy Scaring You to Death?

Tarot Politico | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Tarot Politico

In this Tarot card reading about the global economy, I drew the Death card. Does that give you a Halloween fright? I thought it might. But, it s...

Most Millionaires Want Higher Taxes For Millionaires: Survey

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Tax the rich, Warren Buffett says -- and a majority of millionaires agree. According to a survey from the consulting firm Spectrem Group, sixty-eig...

Bloomberg and I Should Pay More Taxes

Alan Singer | Posted 12.19.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

While I am not a millionaire and I don't even qualify for the current New York State surcharge on higher income earners, I should be paying more taxes too. Maybe that would clean up some of the economic problems plaguing New York City.

Millionaires Control Nearly 40 Percent Of Global Wealth

Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

By Robert Frank of the Wall Street Journal Here’s another stat that the Occupy Wall Streeters can hoist on their placards: The world’s milliona...

For New York's Taxpayers, Facts Are Facts

Daniel Squadron | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Daniel Squadron

As the debate over the millionaire's tax continues, we would like to clarify a few key points.