Despite the presence of an increasingly viable progressive alternative, Democrats continue to lean against their own interests in the mistaken belief that it will help them win elections. Then they wonder why we're stuck with rising inequality and a political system rigged against the majority of the population.
Are you planning on pushing your retirement age out as far as possible, or continuing to work part-time during your retirement years? A growing number of people are following this path, driven partly by enjoyment of their work and partly by economic necessity.
Our union represents more than a quarter million hotel, food service and gaming industry workers who make at most $50,000 per year in wages and benefits. The majority of UNITE HERE's members are women and immigrants. Most drive modest family cars--not Cadillacs--if they have a car at all.
Our previous national focus on economic inequality is being drowned out, at least temporarily, by incessant calls for boots on the ground, no-fly zones, embargoing Syrian refugees and demands for increased surveillance -- the stuff of which the right thrives upon. Will the Sanders campaign also become a casualty of the ISIS assaults?
This rigs the game against families and smaller businesses that have to pick up the slack. Families and small U.S. companies pay 17.5 percent. The biggest corporations pay less, even zero.
People love tax cuts. They see them on the ballot and they will gleefully vote for them, often without thinking twice about their consequences. Rece...
For many, evaluating health care coverage options is a really big decision, as it affects both health choices and finances, but with the right information and tools at hand, the process of signing up for and later reporting health care coverage on tax returns is simpler than ever. Here are some important things to know.
In the past, companies thanked military veterans with meals or discounts on Veterans Day and now, in part because of Social Media, we are all aware of...
The old saying "you can't take it with you" is definitely true when it comes to Uncle Sam and your tax-deferred retirement accounts. Here's what you should know about required retirement account distributions along with some tips to help you avoid extra taxes and penalties.
The highway funding bill before the House would require the IRS to outsource part of its tax enforcement to private debt collectors. This policy has failed before -- when it actually lost money for the government, according to the IRS -- and remains misguided.
As exciting as it is to see student debt already at the forefront of the election, it's hard to get too optimistic for change when Congress has demonstrated an unwillingness to advance legislation that would provide relief to those buried in student debt.
We probably already know how the Republican and Democratic candidates will answer these questions, but it is always good to get their views on the record and let the public see where they stand. This is particularly important because, according the public opinion polls, Americans overwhelmingly support affirmative answers to these questions.
When I hear tax-cutting expounded as an unassailable conservative virtue, my mind goes back to a lunch in Houston in the 1970s, when two of conservatism's rising stars and I were speakers at a meeting of the American Petroleum Institute.
So, we were hanging around the water cooler the other day reflecting on this "free stuff" meme. That conversation led to this guest post written by Be...
The Republican solutions are an agenda for their billionaire donors at the expense of the rest of us. But what else would you expect?
Just 100 CEOs have company retirement assets that are equal to the entire retirement account savings of 41 percent of American families. On average, these 100 CEOs' nest eggs are worth more than $49.3 million. That's enough to generate a $277,686 monthly retirement check for the rest of their lives.