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Taxing the Poor

Tyler Kingkade

CHART: Poverty Is Up, But The Poor Are Paying The Most Taxes | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newly released U.S. Census data reveal that poverty levels have skyrocketed, but in most states, the tax systems disproportionally burde...

Tyler Kingkade

CHART: How Wide Is The Wealth Gap? | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Listening to Republicans on the campaign trail or the House floor, one might think the quickest way to eliminate the deficit is to make ...

Senator Hatch Enters Utah's Silly Season with a Flourish

Bradley T. Borden | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Bradley T. Borden

With more than 30 years of experience in Utah politics, Orrin Hatch understands the political climate there better than anyone. Although his latest statements about the poor are perverse, insensitive, unreasonable, and extreme, he knows what it will take to win reelection.

'Tax Freedom Day' May Overstate Middle-Class Tax Burden

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

One hundred and one days. That's how long it will take Americans to earn enough income to pay off their total 2011 tax obligation to the U.S. gover...