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Progressive Taxes

Let's Welcome Back the 1 Percent

Abraham Lateiner | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Abraham Lateiner

If we soak the "1 percent" but do nothing to win them over to the cause of making our country more equitable, can that victory really last? I don't think so.

Illinois State Rep. Jack Franks Talks About His Stand Against Progressive Taxes

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 09.16.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

As the tax debate has gone historically, most Democrats are for a progressive tax structure in Illinois. All Republicans in the Illinois House and Senate are for keeping the flat rate we currently have. Not all Democrats are for a progressive tax, though.

When Tax Reform Means Soaking the Rich

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Tax reform has evolved into one of the emptier platitudes of U.S. politics. Politicians support "tax reform" in the same way that they support "a strong national defense," "fiscal responsibility," and "pro-growth economic policies." It's a brave statement in search of a challenge. Is anyone ever against tax reform?

More Regressive Tax Code Contributed To Growing Income Inequality Before Crisis: Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

A national shift toward a more regressive tax code played a significant role in further increasing the wealth gap in the years leading up to the finan...

People Are Happier In Countries Where The Rich Pay Higher Taxes: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

Detractors of Warren Buffett take note: The more a country taxes its richest citizens, the happier everyone in that country will be. Such are the f...

Republicans Play Chicken with the Chicken Soup

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

So you're walking down the street, another cold December morning, and you're on your way to work, and you've seen this view a thousand times before an...

14 Ways a 90 Percent Top Tax Rate Fixes Our Economy and Our Country

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

A return to Eisenhower-era 90% top tax rates helps fix our economy in several ways: 1) It makes it take longer to end up with a fortune. In fact it ...

Tax Brackets

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

So, let's talk taxes, beginning with the basics. I have found that many people don't really understand how taxes work, so I want to write a bit about that here.

We Have Plenty Of Money -- The Rich Are Killing Us

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

While our country is disintegrating, the rich are hiding. They are hiding behind a decades-long ideology that paralyzes the political system from being serious about what the rich should pay.

Obama's Economic Plan

Lynn Forester de Rothschild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Regrettably, the road kill of Obama's reckless rhetoric and policies is not the rich taxpayer, but the entire American economy.

Barack Obama's America

Lynn Forester de Rothschild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Forester de Rothschild

What Obama offers, in substance and in spirit, is a radical departure from the principles of the American Dream that has defined our nation over the last two centuries.

Hey Joe: Meet the Constitution

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

The clear winner of Wednesday's debate, Joe the plumber, focused a national debate on the wisdom and fairness of progressive taxation.

McCain Will Raise Your Taxes, Obama Will Raise Your Income

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Herrington

Americans now pay less in taxes than at any time since WWII. The low tax rate, in effect now for eight years, has produced nothing even close to resembling general prosperity.