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You Want a Publicist? Pay For Him Yourself, Senator

Kelly Moore | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC
Kelly Moore

Is this really what our tax dollars should be used for? To allow members of Congress to engage in such shameless self-promotion?

Johnston: Fed's Near Record-Low Interest Rates A Loser For Taxpayers

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business

(The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own) By David Cay Johnston Jan 10 (Reuters) - The Fe...

Lucas Kavner

The Real Taxpayers Of The U.S.A: How We're All Funding Reality Shows | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

This is the ninth in an occasional series, The Recessionary Arts. Read more from the series here. "Sarah Palin's Alaska," last year's hit TLC reali...

America's Most And Least Charitable States

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale, Ashley C. Allen | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The holiday season is a time for giving to family and friends. It is also apparently a time to give to those in need. Nonprofits r...

Taxing the Rich Will Not Solve the Problem

Peter Morgan | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business
Peter Morgan

Money always does something. It is always being used to enable the functions an economy needs. By taxing the rich, all that is achieved is a transfer of wealth from the private sector to the public sector.

Millions In Tax Refunds Remain Undelivered

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

The Internal Revenue service has more than a hundred million dollars it would like to give deserving taxpayers. Exactly 99,123 taxpayers are owed ...

How Tomorrow's Infrastructure Will Be Built

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Ideology is being replaced by standards. Never-ending arguments about privatization, who should own the electricity company, have given way to public discussions about performance, who can avoid more black-outs.

Another Systemic Dislocation:The International Banking System Again on the Brink

Asher Edelman | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business
Asher Edelman

Since January it has become more and more apparent that the commodities exchanges, commodities brokers and banks are running "short" or even running "out" of physical gold for delivery.

The Phony Solyndra Scandal

New York Times | Joe Nocera | Posted 11.24.2011 | Green

If Brian Harrison and W. G. Stover, the two Solyndra executives who took the Fifth Amendment at a Congressional hearing on Friday, ever spend a day in...

Taxing the Rich, the Obama Way

Robert Reich | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Apparently Obama will propose that people earning more than $1 million a year pay at least the same tax rate as middle-class earners. That's aiming mighty low.

Soaking the Rich Is Not Fair

Jeffrey A. Miron | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey A. Miron

High tax rates on the rich are not fair or desirable, they are an expression of America's worst instincts, and their adverse consequences go beyond their negatives for economic growth.

U.S. Shed Nearly Two Million Taxpayers In 2009: IRS

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

New tax data from the Internal Revenue service shows that in 2009, incomes fell, unemployment claims rose, and the U.S. economy shed nearly two millio...

Send in the Clowns

Jim Worth | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Republicans seem to be getting crazier with every election! Tennessee Representative, Marsha Blackburn's, appearance on The Last Word with Lawrence O...

Five Ways to Save Billions -- and Boost the Nation's Health

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Neal Barnard, M.D.

While Congress debates how to cure America's massive debt problem, let me offer a doctor's prescription: five smart cuts could save taxpayers $383 billion and make Americans healthier at the same time.

War and Taxes

Jim Worth | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The battle in Congress over taxes is -- historically -- unprecedented and unAmerican. We are in a time of war! Our government sent our young men and...

Debt, Deficit, and Deceit

Jim Worth | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

There's a theory bouncing around that Republicans want to crash the economy hoping to benefit in the aftermath from the destruction it will cause.

How 'Maximizing Value' for Shareholders Robs Workers and Taxpayers

William Lazonick | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business
William Lazonick

Want to solve the mystery of the American economy's current employment and competitiveness problems? Take a close look at the current corporate obsession with "maximizing shareholder value."

U.S. Has 'Clear Path' To Selling Its Remaining General Motors Stake

Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

DETROIT - The Treasury has a "clear path" to selling its remaining stake in General Motors Co shares, a senior Obama administration official is expect...

Taxpayers Take Hit On Lower-Priced AIG Stock Sale

Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

NEW YORK: American International Group and the U.S. Treasury will sell nearly $9 billion in AIG stock, they said on Wednesday, a huge offering but les...

In The Public Interest: Ryan's Budget Is A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, Preying On Student Aid

Rich Williams | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Rich Williams

If this Congress is serious about job recovery, reducing access to college is the wrong approach. We should be investing in Pell Grants and looking for ways to increase the maximum Grant, not cut it.

William Alden

Shutdown: Economic Support Systems Would Continue, Even As Housing, Small Businesses Take Hits | William Alden | Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

If the federal government shuts down tonight, much of the apparatus that has helped prop up the faltering economy will remain in place. The Federal...

Get Rid of the Lazy Teachers and Lower My Taxes!

Joel Weinberger | Posted 05.31.2011 | Education
Joel Weinberger

We are heading for an uneducated population if we don't make education a value and value the teachers who provide it.

Fed's Dividends Decision Helps Shareholders, Might Hurt Taxpayers

The New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Four groups of people were directly affected by the Federal Reserve's decision late last week to allow major banks to increase their dividends and to ...

Rescue Choppers or Corporate Jets?

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

In all the footage of people being saved, I haven't seen one mega-bank rescue anyone. I saw help from a lot of volunteers, firemen, rescue workers, doctors, nurses, etc. But not one bank.

Our Priorities Should Not Include the Defense of DOMA

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

As an American taxpayer, I resent that my dollars are being spent by the government on attempting to further discrimination against many American citizens, including myself.