Unless reporters give Ryan a pop quiz, they really don't know what he knows about the budget, but they do know what he says. In addition to wanting to privatize both Social Security and Medicare, Ryan has indicated that he essentially wants to shut down the federal government.
To create a budget that works for everyone - and not just wealthy special interests - Congress needs to raise significant revenue instead of cutting services. It's time for a more balanced approach to budgeting.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is poised to squeeze city residents with the largest tax hike in modern Chicago history on Oct. 28. His plan includes a $588 million property-tax hike, a new $9.50 per-month garbage fee and other payment increases.
You still have many options for reducing your 2015 tax bill and you have more than two full months to make some moves. What moves? Here are a few things to consider.
But people are stressing and straining to keep up with the necessities of life and it's going a bit too far to tax everyday people trying to find escape in something as simple as bowling with friends or watching a good show on cable.
"Politics is always the lesser of two evils," Federal Fifth Circuit Judge John Minor Wisdom told me when I was one of his law clerks. Marijuana legalization is gaining steam, and the question is becoming not "whether to legalize" but "how."
The "basis" of your home is the value of your home for tax purposes. Your original cost basis is the amount of money that you paid for your home. As time goes by, events adjust this cost basis in either direction.
It's fair to say Illinois' taxpayers are well-versed in the art of paying taxes, but how much does the state goverment collect in taxes per capita? An...
The next time industry officials forward hysterical predictions over the would-be effects of an FTT, ask yourself this: Are they crying for us or for themselves?
For an administration worried about how women fare in the workforce, it is surprising that nothing has been done to neutralize the tax obstacles. Let's stop inviting Uncle Sam to weddings. It's high time.
I pulled over the car on the highway because the IRS was calling. "Daddy, why are we pulling over," said one of my kids. I can't remember which on...
Those of us who don't think it's the best use of government money to give subsidized loans to some of the largest companies in the world have to recognize political reality. With enough campaign contributions on the table, Congress will eventually vote to approve the money.
If you requested an extension on your 2014 taxes, the six-month period will end on October 15. Although the tax extension deadline is nearly here, you still have time to file, and to help you meet your deadline, we've compiled some things you should keep in mind when filing your taxes last minute.
National infrastructure legislation would create thousands more jobs than the myth of the so-called Keystone Jobs Bill. Improving infrastructure means we're building things that last and spending money and creating jobs around the country. We're spreading and sharing the wealth.
In broad overview, a power of attorney allows a designated person or entity to act on one's behalf. However, if one is unable to competently act, due ...
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...