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Michigan Legislature Puts Corporations Ahead of Voters at Every Turn

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.12.2016 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

After Tuesday's resounding defeat of Proposal 1 which was meant to raise funding for Michigan roads while allowing cowardly elected officials to pretend they didn't support a tax increase, the question for the legislature and Governor Rick Snyder is; what now?

Republican Road Funding Plan Deals Another Blow to Democracy

Dale Hansen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

For more than a decade now, the Michigan Legislature has failed to properly fund the Department of Transportation, which has resulted in a steady decline in the quality of Michigan's roads.

Political Fiction Is What Really Kills Jobs

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

In politics, the line between reality and fantasy is often hard to decipher. The recent ruling by a Nebraska court regarding the Keystone XL pipeline offers another example of this situation.

Do Republicans Really Want a Balanced Budget Amendment?

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

No one argues that the government shouldn't be more prudent with its money, but a balanced budget amendment does almost nothing to address the underlying problems that lead to wasteful spending.

Salaried Employees Will Earn 2 Percent Less Per Paycheck in 2013 | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business

Americans saw a payroll tax increase on January 1, 2013, due to the expiration of the payroll tax holiday, a temporary tax break voted into law in the hopes of stimulating the economy.

Zach Carter

Obama's Opening Gambit On The Fiscal Cliff -- Time To Freak Out? | Zach Carter | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

No. But there are several interesting elements, particularly among the combined $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue. Obama has spent most of the past ...

St. Louis County's Special School District Seeks Tax Increase

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Elizabethe Holland | Posted 12.29.2012 | Education

ST. LOUIS COUNTY -- When St. Louis County voters head to the polls on Election Day, they'll be asked to approve a 19-cent tax increase for the Special...

Majority Of Americans Support Tax Hike For Rich

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

Americans support raising taxes on the rich by a two-to-one margin, with many believing an increase would both help the economy and make the tax syste...

Why Obama Should Raise Taxes in 2013

Joseph Rauch | Posted 06.10.2012 | College
Joseph Rauch

Obama is going to win the election this year and when he does, I want him to raise taxes on wealthy Americans by repealing the Bush tax cuts or introducing new tax legislation on the "1 percent" as well as capital gains.

Zach Carter

CEOs Embrace Tax Hike Plans Rejected By Paul Ryan | Zach Carter | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A powerful coalition of corporate executives on Wednesday praised a deficit reduction plan that has long been maligned by GOP leaders fo...

Rachel Tepper

Mayor's Plan To Hike Movie Concessions Tax Gets Poor Reviews | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.27.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's proposed 5 percent tax hike on movie theater concessions, first reported Wednesday by the Washington Business ...

Chicago Board Of Education Approves Property Tax Hike To Offset New Costs

Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

Update: The Chicago Teacher's Union rejected Schools chief Jean Claude Brizard's proposal to give teachers a 2 percent raise in exchange for working a...

Debt Crisis Update: Democrats Double Dog Dare Republicans; Republicans Hold Breath, Turn Blue

Spencer Green | Posted 09.10.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"If they're good when they return to the negotiating table and serious about preventing a default, maybe they'll get some juice and cookies. But only if they promise to be good."

Question: When Is a 'Tax Increase' Not a Tax Increase?

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Permitting a temporary tax cut to expire as the original law provided is not raising taxes. The Bush tax cuts were but one more failed experiment in the flawed "supply side" theory of taxes.

When Taxes Are Good for Us

Oliver R. Goodenough | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Oliver R. Goodenough

In many cases, taxes are not an evil or a drag on society, but are instead a wonderful purchasing opportunity, providing the most practical way to buy extremely desirable goods: peace and security.

How Many Committees Does it Take to Wage a War on Women?

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Recent and ongoing attacks on women's freedom and privacy by the anti-choice House leadership are so far-reaching and so extreme that they've been dubbed the "War on Women."

The Cost of Taxing Nonprofits

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gordon Campbell

By imposing new taxes on nonprofits, I fear that policy-makers have forgotten why the tax exemption was put in place: nonprofits provide a service that relieves the burden on others.

A Big VAT Lie

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I speak of the "value-added tax," or "VAT." Republicans are horrified that President Obama has a secret plan to pass this tax, and are shouting from the rooftops (of the nearest Fox News building).

Private Equity, Hedge Funds Face Tax Hike: 15% to 39.6% | Andrew Ross Sorkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Of course, even if the measure passes, Wall Street executives are ready: They've already begun devising clever new "structures" to skirt the tax chang...

Time To Make A Deal

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

In last Saturday's national radio address, President Barack Obama said he is ready to compromise with Republicans on healthcare but is not satisfied with doing nothing.

Microsoft, Dell Prepare To Fight Tax Increase

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Software and computer companies such as Microsoft Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc. are gearing up to fight an Obama administration plan to cur...

House Democrats Face Uphill Battle On Ending Tax Cuts

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats say leadership has their work cut out in convincing the public to support a tax increase on those making more than $250,000. Centrist...

Taxes Rising On Parking, Concerts And Sporting Events

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago sports fans, movie mavens, concertgoers and theater patrons will pay more to attend live events--and so will those who park their cars in gara...

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.

It's the Economy, Stupid!

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

At a time of crisis, intelligent rule and leadership are crucial for the masses and the world's economy. I am praying that level heads prevail, to save our country and our economy.