On the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, many Americans are still operating under the assumption that people choose to be poor and unemployed, that they'd rather be lazy than rich, that they can afford the basic necessities of life. But the numbers tell a different story.
Ayotte's measure would only impact the undocumented immigrant community, a supposedly powerless, forlorn group that cannot respond to direct attacks from self-interested politicians and their right-wing sponsors.
Andrew Cuomo's proposed business tax cuts -- part of a $2 billion tax-cut package he outlined this week -- would have a negligible impact on economic growth and job creation and would make it harder to fund education, roads, and other critical services that make the state a desirable place to do business.
Now is a good time to get ready to do your taxes. YES -- work on your taxes during this quality down time. Following are a few things to consider as you stay warm during this cold snap or the next or just to get started.
Undeserved subsidies for wrongdoing occur because the law that prohibits companies from deducting fines or penalties as a tax write-off does not apply to companies that resolve charges through out of court settlements, unless agencies specifically forbid the write-offs as part of the settlement agreement.
It must be the dogged CEO in him, the strict businessman who only sees the dollar figures and not the people behind those numbers. To me, that's the only explanation for Gov. Snyder's scheme to raise taxes on pensions for senior citizens across this great state.
I've come to the conclusion that I don't need all the latest new "stuff" on a car. Maybe it's maturity or frugality. I much prefer the freedom of not owing money on a car. But that's just one reason.
Are those inflexible taxes so high that they will undermine a sustainable market -- and threaten legalization itself? Well, it's complicated.
The law allows freelancers and other individuals who work at home to claim home-office deductions only if they pass a series of tests. You must use a ...
Many of us spend more time watching TV shows we don't even like than we would need to fix our finances. Just follow these seven easy tips and not only will you be on the road to financial stability, you'll also realize how easy it is to stay on course.
Remember, next time you're ordering at the drive through, the person serving you has a better than 50/50 chance of needing some kind of public assistance funded by your tax dollars to survive, while the fast food company they work for pays low wages and turns a profit.
Last week former New York Times editor Bill Keller had a column that distinguished the "left-left" and the center-left. However, what's more important than the labeling is the main line of distinction Keller tries to draw.
The day after Christmas means a lot of different things to a lot of different people - obligatory gift returns, post-Christmas sales, pouring the last of the eggnog in your coffee, an end to holiday music in public spaces and on public airwaves.
Educate yourself for financial planning. In this lumbering economy, it's more vital than ever that you assume greater responsibility for your financial future.
The IRS announced this week that they will start processing tax returns on Friday, January 31, 2014. So what can you do in these final few days of the year to help lower your taxes for 2013?
How can we have a future if we don't feed, house and educate our young -- the most vulnerable members of our society? We need to reinvest in infrastructure The Affordable Care Act is a step towards improving the health of the nation at large.