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Rich Taxes

Why The Income Gap Keeps Widening

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business

Income for the country's top 1 percent has soared by 275 percent over the past 30 years, while growth for the rest of us has stagnated. A new study f...

Study Debunks Popular Misconception About Tax Reform

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business

Raising taxes on the rich doesn't make them less productive -- except when it comes to avoiding taxes, according to a new paper. The study, by the...

Two Former U.S. Budget Chiefs Issue Warning For U.S. Economy

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business

* Stockman, former chief for Reagan, says deficit requires harsh action * Orszag, former chief for Obama, says gradual fiscal fix lim...

Rich Tax To Be Scaled Back

AP | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business

PARIS — The French government's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy is being radically scaled back after a second legal opinion said the proposed...

Taxes On The Rich Near 30-Year High

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The poor rich. With Washington gridlocked again over whether to raise their taxes, it turns out wealthy families already are payin...

Robert Reich: 'Trickle Down Economics Is Bunk, It Always Was'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich can think of three reasons to raise taxes on the rich. He needs less than that number of minutes to explain them. ...

Stephen King: 'Tough Sh*t,' Raise Taxes On The Rich

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Looks like the fight to raise taxes on rich people has found its latest ally -- and this one isn’t afraid to use a four letter word or two. Autho...

Bankers Unlikely To Get Help In Tax Evasion Probe

Posted 09.23.2011 | Business

Switzerland's parliament would not vote for a second tax treaty to help settle U.S. charges that Credit Suisse bankers helped wealthy Americans ev...

America's Richest Taxpayers See Federal Taxes Dramatically Drop

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As millions of procrastinators scramble to meet Monday's tax filing deadline, ponder this: The super rich pay a lot less taxes than they...

11 Ways America's Richest Taxpayers Avoid Taxes

Businessweek | Jesse Drucker | Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

For the well-off, this could be the best tax day since the early 1930s: Top tax rates on ordinary income, dividends, estates, and gifts will remain at...

Most Americans Want To Tax The Rich To Balance The Budget

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK: Most Americans think the United States should raise taxes for the rich to balance the budget, according to a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll rel...

No Representation Without Taxation!

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

America's problem is that it doesn't want to pay for what it wants. We pay big bucks for the stuff that makes us happy. We pay only pennies publicly for common goods, and then whine about how many pennies it's costing.

Bloomberg: NY State Budget Too Taxing On The Rich

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (Associated Press) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Albany's plan for a state a budget will be a big help -- for Connecticut...