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Millionaires Tax

One-Quarter Of U.S. Millionaires Have Smaller Tax Burden Than Middle Class: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.13.2011 | Business

Into the debate over whether America's wealthiest citizens should pay more in taxes -- a point that Warren Buffett pressed in August, and that has lat...

Quarter Of Millionaires Pay Lower Tax Rate Than Some In Middle Class

The Washington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

A quarter of millionaires in the United States pay a smaller share of their income in federal taxes than many middle-class families, according to a ne...

White House, Dems Press Forward With Jobs Bill After Big Setback

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after Senate Republicans killed his $447 billion jobs bill, Pres...

Saki Knafo

Occupy Wall Street: The "Millionaires March" | Saki Knafo | Posted 12.11.2011 | New York

In an effort to draw attention to economic policies that favor the rich, a few hundred protesters took a tour of the luxury apartment buildings and to...

Sam Stein

Even Rock-Ribbed Conservatives Like Millionaires Tax | Sam Stein | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

MILFORD, N.H. -- Robert and Jean Portz of Milford, N.H., are dyed-in-the-wool conservatives. They believe that illegal immigration is the root cause o...

Friday Talking Points -- Long Live Steve Jobs

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[Note: Today's column is seriously disjointed. If you're already sick of hearing what a wonderful guy Steve Jobs was, then I strongly advise you to j...

Sam Stein

Harry Reid Offers New Way To Pay For Obama's Jobs Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to secure more votes for the president's jobs plan, Senate Democrats are considering different ways of paying for the bill,...

Majority Of Wealthy Support Tax Increases On Millionaires: Poll

Posted 12.04.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than a quarter of wealthy Americans support raising taxes on households making $250,000 or more a year, the level bein...

Why We're Joining #OccupyWallStreet

Jon Kest | Posted 11.30.2011 | New York
Jon Kest

Whether you're a union worker, parent, or one of the millions of people, young and old, who are looking for work with no avail, on Wednesday we will stand together to demand justice.

Poll: Majority Of Global Investors Back Buffett Rule

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

The majority of global investors support boosting taxes on households earning at least $1 million, according to a Bloomberg poll released Friday. ...

I Hope Obama's Veto Threat Is the Start of a New Effort to Fight Back Against the GOP

Mitchell Bard | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I understand that President Obama is very interested in appearing above the fray, avoiding partisan battles. But the current GOP is interested in nothing but partisan battles.

SEC Asks Companies To Disclose Offshore Cash Amidst Tax Debate

Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has asked companies like Dow Chemicals (DOW.N), Fortune Brands (FO.N), Caterpillar (CAT.N) and CIT Gro...

You Bet It's Class Warfare

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The truth is, the rich have been waging war on the poor and middle class for decades now, and it's time the tide turns. Income inequality in the United States has never been more glaring.

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.

Matt Sledge

New York's Dismal Unemployment Numbers Mean 1 In 7 Out Of Work | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The state, and particularly the city, of New York may be doing well compared to the rest of the country, but nearly two years after the Gr...

Rich Man Whining

Edward D. Kleinbard | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Edward D. Kleinbard

Let's put to bed for all time this trope that half of Americans have no "skin in the game." The income tax is simply one of a suite of federal taxes imposed on rich and poor in different proportions and collected through different mechanisms.

Warren Buffett's Call: Tax Wealth for the Common Good

Chuck Collins | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Chuck Collins

We now need ten thousand more like Warren Buffett to speak up, people with incomes over $250,000 that know in their hearts that they should pay more.

Cuts Fueling an American Uprising

Carl Gibson | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Carl Gibson

In the next election cycle, Americans will remember who voted to protect their interests, and who voted to put their social safety net on the chopping block to protect billionaires and big oil.

Michael McAuliff

Poll: 80 Percent Say Tax Millionaires More | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may find a resolution to make the rich share more of the pain in debt-reduction "rather pathetic," but new survey data sugge...

Michael McAuliff

GOP: Saying Millionaires Should Share Pain Is 'Pathetic' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Having the Senate declare that millionaires should share more of the pain involved in putting America's financial house in order is "rat...

Why Do We Ignore Millionaires' Offers to Pay More Taxes?

Bradley T. Borden | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Bradley T. Borden

While a political battle rages over fixing the federal deficit, simple, but potentially very effective, offers to help solve our problems are going unheeded.

Why We Can't Afford to Give New York's Richest a Tax Break

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

As protesters demanding the extension of the millionaire's tax descend on Albany, Cuomo and the state Senate Republican leadership have held firm on their desire to cut taxes for the state's wealthiest.

Voters Reject Initiative To Raise Taxes On Washington's Top 1 Percent

AP | CURT WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington voters have rejected a state income tax on its top 1 percent of earners that supporters said would have raised billi...

A $700 Billion Dilemma

Chuck Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Collins

Originally published by Other Words How would you spend $700 billion? Congress has to decide this month. One simple solution would be for Congress t...

Frank Rich: Obama, The GOP, And A Case Of Stockholm Syndrome

The New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THOSE desperate to decipher the baffling Obama presidency could do worse than consult an article titled "Understanding Stockholm Syndrome" in the onli...