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Renegade Republicans Endorse Social Security Tax Hike, Get The Hell Out Of Washington

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In an unusual move, a small group of House Republicans has endorsed higher taxes as part of a bipartisan strategy to improve the long-t...

Hillary's Proposal For Paid Family Leave Will Likely Look Like This

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton has said she wants to make sure every working American can take time off, with pay, in order to care for a newborn or sick relative --...

Presidential Candidates, Listen Up!

Martin Shapiro | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

After studying our Social Security history and current system weaknesses, I have arrived at these suggested modifications that the president and Congress should consider. For one, retirement age and entitlement to Social Security benefits should be a function of a person's occupation.

High Oil Prices Taxing American Families--But There's A Solution

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Ken Blackwell

New transportation technologies will delink our economy and security from the global oil market, helping offer relief from the high gas bills straining family budgets. It's time to get serious about embracing these solutions.

Unemployment and "Fundamental" Tax Reform

Stephen Kent | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Stephen Kent

When Congress comes back next week, Washington will increasingly focus on what it calls "fundamental" tax reform. But it won't be entertaining reform capable of fundamentally shifting employment patterns and generating the jobs we need.

Survey Finds Tax Hike Fears Overrated

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business

The payroll tax hike may not be derailing the economic recovery after all. Forty-eight percent of Americans did not even notice the Jan. 1 payroll ...

Bringing Enterprise To Southeast Asia, PayrollHero Raises $1MM

Bryce Maddock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Bryce Maddock

I am thrilled by the emergence of a new class of companies which offer enterprise technology solutions that are specifically aimed at companies in developing nations.

The Myth of Social Security's Insolvency

Fred Lundgren | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

It is time for all top wage earners and all the other Social Security mythmakers to put away their bad ideas and silence their propaganda for the real good of America.

Yes, Your Paycheck Really Is Shrinking

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2013 | Business

* Payroll tax hike could suck $125 billion from households * Higher taxes to keep economic growth lackluster * Americans...

Your Salary Is About To Shrink

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

At the stroke of midnight, your effective salary will shrink. Starting Tuesday when the payroll tax break expires, around 160 million American work...

If We're Going to Tax the Rich, Then Let's Tax the Rich

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The "tax the rich" policies so far being discussed (at least the ones that leak out to the public) are laughably timid and tame, when you really examine the big picture.

How to Secretly Tax the Poor

Steve Gillman | Posted 02.09.2013 | Money
Steve Gillman

There are many ways to make those who pay taxes less likely to notice the burden, and this is especially true when it comes to taxing those who are poor.

White House: Obama Has No New Middle Class Tax Plans

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Oct 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will continue to push for middle-class tax cuts as part of his economic agenda, but ...

Obama, Romney Mum On Looming Issue

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

By STEPHEN OLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama isn't talking about it and neither is Mitt Romney. But come January...

Ben Hallman

Homeless 47 Percenter: 'We Try Every Day To Find A Way To Improve Our Situation' | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.21.2012 | Business

Zibron Harden is too busy attending school full time and raising three sons to pay much attention to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, bu...

Corexit Maker Nalco Gets Louisiana Credits For Plant

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Nalco Company, the maker of Corexit used to disperse oil from the BP spill, is using Louisiana state credits to build an $18.7 million polymer facility at its Garyville plant -- 35 miles upriver from New Orleans.

Credit for a Mini Fire Engine

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 04.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

Congress moving forward with a proposal to restrict the Child Tax Credit refund to taxpayers who have a SSN will have the most devastating impact on children.

Michael McAuliff

Democratic Campaign Groups Slam Republicans On Payroll Tax Cut | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In yet another sign that Democrats are sure they're winning the debate over extending the payroll tax cut, a party campaign outfit is us...

A New Hostage Taken In Payroll Tax Fight

Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

A massive year-end spending deal hung in the balance late Monday as a frustrated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sought to use the package to win mo...

Celebrating Social Security: The Workers' Program

Daniel Marans | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Daniel Marans

As we return to work after Labor Day weekend, it is important to recognize all that Social Security does for American workers. The best way to do that is to make sure workers know the facts about the program.

Mercy! Can't They Get Anything Right?

Warren Mosler | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Warren Mosler

Even with sky-high unemployment, we can easily afford to both suspend FICA and truly strengthen Social Security and Medicare by increasing the minimum benefits and closing the donut holes.

White House Considers Payroll Tax Cut To Boos Economy

Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The White House is considering a temporary cut in payroll taxes that employers pay on wages, an administration official said Thursday, as...

Undead on Arrival: Why Payroll Tax Cuts Keep Coming Back -- Part 2

Stephen Kent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Kent

In Part 1 of this blog I argued that despite the defeat of the latest jobs bill in the Senate, seen in historical context, support for the once-taboo ...

Undead on Arrival: Why Payroll Tax Cuts Keep Coming Back -- Part 1

Stephen Kent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Kent

The latest jobs bill -- probably the last attempt of the 111th Congress to stimulate job growth before it adjourns -- died in the Senate yesterday. ...

Nouriel Roubini Calls For Payroll Tax Cuts -- And He's Not Alone

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As President Obama's recent proposal for new stimulus programs has elicited mixed reviews from financial pundits, there's been growing support for ano...