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Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 11.28.2012 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Buffett's methodology as an extremely successful investor and one of the wealthiest billionaires was and is to act as a good reporter and "assign" himself a story each day to learn the true value of a company.

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...

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

White House Threatens Veto Of Tax Cut For The 'Fortunate' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the second major shot in Washington's ideological battle over taxes this week, the White House on Tuesday slammed a small-business ta...

The Elvis Index: Why the Rich Should Pay a Lot More on Tax Day

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Too many of our leaders in Washington want to tell us that the only solution is for us to accept less and less -- less infrastructure, less education, less financial security -- while the rich continue to enjoy these low rates or even lower ones yet to come.

What's Fair? Five (or Six) Principles of Tax Fairness

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.17.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The wealthy have been paying a larger share of federal income taxes not because their tax rates have gone up -- in fact, they've gone down. It's because they've been collecting the lion's share of the growth for decades.

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 ...

Michael McAuliff

Buffett Rule Battle Begins With Vote Expected To Fail | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Both sides drew sharp partisan lines Monday over the Buffett Rule tax for millionaires, setting up what is almost certainly going to be ...

Time for a 99 Percent Tax Revolt

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 06.16.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

For the 99 percent of Americans who don't use lobbyists to bend the tax rules, Tax Day is a day for reflecting on why we pay taxes.

Who He's Really Going After

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 04.16.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's proposal to impose a "Buffett rule" tax on the rich is generating enormous political wattage, but the plan itse...

Geithner: 'No Credible Basis' For Argument That Buffett Rule Will Hurt Economy

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - A proposal to impose at least 30 percent income tax on Americans making more than a million dollars a year will not...

Buffett Rule Supported By Majority Of Americans

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

According to a new Gallup poll released Friday, a majority of Americans support the proposed Buffett Rule, which would require individuals earning $1 ...

The Daily Szep - The Buffett Rule

Paul Szep | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep


Former GOP Governor: Obama Still Unprepared To Be President

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu (R) used Vice President Joe Biden's visit to his state Thursday to blast the Obama administration. “I’m j...

Buffett 2, Goldman 0

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

Warren Buffett always seems to be one step ahead. Buffett, the billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has recently come out looking like a major wi...

Obama Campaign Swipes At Mitt Romney With Tax Calculator

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

As Americans file last-minute tax returns over the next few days, the Obama campaign is giving them an opportunity to compare their tax rates to Mitt ...

Mr. President, Focus on the 'Baffle Rule,' not the 'Buffett Rule'

Kristie Arslan | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
Kristie Arslan

Tax credits don't work to encourage behavior if Americans can't understand them, so let's get Congress and the president to enact the "Baffle Rule" this year, so that our taxes for next year are friendlier and less baffling to the self-employed and small businesses.

Obama Continues Buffett Rule Offensive

AP | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his call for raising taxes on millionaires is not a redistribution of wealth, but a way to free up mone...

Why the Buffett Rule Sets the Bar Too Low

Robert Reich | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

The Buffett Rule would generate only about $47 billion in extra revenues over the next decade, according to Congressional estimates. Why not restore top rates to what they were before 1980, and match the capital-gains rate to the income-tax rate?

Reducing Income Inequality Is the Key to Economic Growth -- Time to Pass the Buffett Rule

Robert Creamer | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Robert Creamer

We must mobilize Americans to reject economic inequality -- to vote for a society where we all stand together, where we have each other's backs -- and where we return the goal of reducing inequality to center stage where it belongs.

Obama Makes Populist Push

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — President Barack Obama said Tuesday the choice facing voters this November will be as stark as in the milestone 1964 ...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid To Force 'Buffett Rule' Vote When Senate Returns From Break, Aide Says | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will force a first-ever vote on the "Buffett Rule" when the Senate comes back from its two-we...

Guess Who's Getting Sued For Not Paying Taxes!

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

You'd think Warren Buffett would jump at the chance to pay more taxes. Evidently not. Buffett, the billionaire investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaw...

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...

Buffett Rule Revenue Would Be Drop In The Bucket: Report

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — A bill designed to enact President Barack Obama's plan for a "Buffett rule" tax on the wealthy would rake in just $47 billion over ...