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Tax Day

How Much Are You Paying in Taxes for War This Year?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

As we are about to write checks to the IRS, at a time when, frankly, we don't have a lot of money to spare, it's important that we take a good, hard look at where our dollars are going.

Time for Real Tax Reform, Again

Pat Choate | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Pat Choate

The U.S. needs a major tax reform that can simultaneously lower taxes overall, produce more revenues and enable fewer if any program cuts -- as happened in during the Reagan administration.

Give To Uncle Sam What Is Uncle Sam's: Tax Season War Resistance

Shane Claiborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

Imagine what would happen if a massive popular movement of ordinary Americans decided to voice their concern about military spending -- by withholding $10.40 from their 1040 tax forms this year?

The Uncomfortable Circle: Tax Day

Xeth Feinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Xeth Feinberg

Do Your Own Damn Taxes

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Should members of Congress be forced to do their own taxes? Anesthetized by too much tax assistance, politicians aren't motivated to do the hard work of crafting tax reform.

Friday Talking Points [145] -- A Democratic Epitaph

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An interesting article caught my eye last week, but what with all the election hoopla, I haven't had a chance to write about it before now. But even ...

Obama Poll Watch -- April, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama seems to have hit a plateau in his approval ratings, which have remained largely unchanged for the past three months. Could it be that we've all just made up our minds about the job the president is doing?

Maybe The Tea Baggers Could Learn Something From Tax Day

Yisrael Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Yisrael Campbell

In Israel, a crazy thing happened this week... Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day). The day starts the night before, that's Jewish for you, with a siren, one...

Who Are the Other 95 Percent?

Marco Ceglie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marco Ceglie

On April 15th, alongside the Tea Party's Tax Day protest in DC, members of "The Other 95%," were on the Mall holding two huge signs reading "The Other 95% Say Thanks For Our Tax Cuts, Obama!"

Reading the Tea Leaves: Will the Empire Break Up the Party?

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

As the Tea Party totters precariously between empire and republic, the fragile threads that are holding it together will fall apart on the rocky shoals of foreign shores.

Tax Day Tea Parties: A Citizen Report

Huff Post Citizen Reporting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Tea Party Patriots reliably demonstrated against tax day this year. Luckily our Huffington Post Citizen Reporters went to the protests and provide...

The F Word: Taxes, Spending, or Race?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

An honest debate about taxes? It'd be helpful. But what we really need to do is grapple with post-apartheid racial resentments. And that makes the whole tax debate look easy.

The American Taxpayer Is Not an ATM

Peter Roskam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Peter Roskam

The turmoil around Tax Day this year is well placed, because Americans left, right and center understand how the enormous growth of government puts at risk a prosperous future.

Tax Day Showed Obama's Book Sales Bolstered His $5.5 Million Income

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

WASHINGTON — Thanks to revived book sales after he became president, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, made $5.5 million last year. They paid...

Tea Party Leaders With Imaginary Solutions

Colin Barnicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Barnicle

Tea Party members are normal people who want answers that fit their lifestyle. America shouldn't be scared of them. America should be scared of the leaders offering very few solutions.

Rumors On Tax Day: Tea Parties, Elena Kagan, and Financial Reform

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Yesterday was April 15, Tax Day: Did you pay your taxes? If not, Obama's coming for you, or so the Tea Party wants you to believe! In today's Wilshire...

Steve King Grabs Cameraman After Questions On IRS Attack (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressman Steve King (R-IA) grabbed Think Progress' Victor Zapanta Thursday at a tax day tea party rally and argued with the cameraman, after being ...

Illinois Tax Site Down On Tax Day

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jeralyn Camp waited until the last minute to file her taxes, but she thought it would be no problem because she would just use TurboTax software and s...

Tax Day FREEBIES 2010: Free Food Promos For April 15

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today is Tax Day 2010, which is a pain for many, but also means Tax Day Freebies! It's a big day for food, as a number of restaurants nationwide are ...

Dan Froomkin

On Tax Day, A Reminder That War Is Not Free (VIDEO) | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

How many tax dollars from your community have gone to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq? And how else could that money have been spent? The Nati...

Tax Dollars Must Go to Jobs, Not Wars

Mary Zerkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Zerkel

The majority of the public wants peace and an end to the costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The nearly $1 trillion we've already spent on these two wars could have gone a long way toward creating the jobs.

41% Of New Yorkers Didn't Pay Federal Income Tax Last Year | DAVID SEIFMAN and CARL CAMPANILE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's Tax Day -- but fewer New Yorkers are forking over money to the government than ever before. An eye-popping 41 percent of the state's filers di...

Tax Day: Post Offices Around Chicago Staying Open Until Midnight To Accommodate Tax Filers

WGN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Seriously, if you've been waiting until the last minute to mail your taxes, the United States Postal Service has three locations in the Chicago area o...

Tea Party Love Song Video: If You Love America, Pay For It

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

As news media attention and Democratic anxiety turns toward the Tea Party march on Washington today, let's pause to remember that not only did 95% of...

In The Public Interest: Something for Nothing 2.0

Nicole Tichon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicole Tichon

Every year, American taxpayers who play by the rules - individuals, small businesses and even a lot of bigger businesses - have to pay a lot of extra "something" because of all the tax dodgers who pay nothing.