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Sports Blackout Rule on Its Death Bed

Ken Reed | Posted 09.16.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The decades-old blackout strategy is nothing more than a wedge that is driven between the team and long-time fans who cannot afford to regularly attend NFL games at stadiums their tax dollars built.

The Stealing of America By the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For those with any accounting ability, it's clear that the total sum of the expenses being charged to the American taxpayer's account by the government add up to only one thing: the loss of our freedoms.

TPP Would Gut Buy American: Happy July 4th!

Lori Wallach | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Lori Wallach

'Buy American' would be gutted, and American jobs lost, under the TPP, the sweeping "trade" deal that President Obama says he wants to sign this year with 11 Pacific Rim nations.

Post Bureaucratic Stress Disorder: An Epidemic Not Cured with Departure of Secretary Shinseki

Elizabeth Evans | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Evans

Don't get me wrong. I have no beef with public servants, and I'm not looking for a referendum on bureaucrats. But, I do think we expect too much from government and too little from ourselves.

The 10 Best And Worst States For Taxpayers Over 50

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Christina Couch | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Where you live can significantly impact on how much money you save over a lifetime and how much goes to your dependen...

Loyalty and Responsibility

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

We hear so much these day about banks and companies that have become so large they are unable to manage themselves -- that there are so many layers of bureaucracy that illegal and unethical behavior can go undetected for years.

How Would You Live On the Minimum Wage?

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.12.2014 | San Francisco
Terry Connelly

This post starts with a question because the answer could determine how you might vote in Congress (or for Congress) on the proposition that the curre...

Attention Politicians: Campaigning On Financial Transparency Wins Elections

David K. Rehr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
David K. Rehr

Campaigning on financial transparency will win elections. America, is in fact, hungry for it. The highly respected George Washington University Batt...

Blowing the Whistle on a Whistleblower Attorney

Adam Resnick | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Adam Resnick

In February, Endo Pharmaceuticals settled a protracted nine-year whistleblower lawsuit with the federal government for $193 million dollars. As a res...

Finally, the End of the Five-Year Armageddon Trade?

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Plenty of worry for the famous wall that markets often climb, but no Armageddon's on the horizon. Maybe we can get back to "normalcy" after all, even with increased market "volume" more to the upside.

IRS Is Open, Marking The Official Start To The Tax Season

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 04.05.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

If you want to get your tax refund as soon as possible, forget about paper.

Corporate America: 'Have You No Sense of Decency?'

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Today the Teamsters and American workers face a moment of reckoning. The time has come where people must stand up and say enough is enough to companies that seek to take advantage of employees and taxpayers.

Republicans and Their Myths -- If Republicans Say It, the Opposite Must Be True

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Republicans, the gig is up. We are on to you. The truth: if Republicans say it, then the opposite is true. So stop repeating the lies, or just stop talking. Let us examine some well-known sound-bites that those on the right love to spout and repeat.

Detention Costs Convey Immigration Reform's Urgency

Ali Noorani | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Ali Noorani

Imagine if Congress could save Americans $1.44 billion in one simple step. Well, it can -- by making sure immigration reform includes smarter policies for detaining unauthorized immigrants.

How Does the State's Pension Disaster Affect Illinoisians?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn estimates that the pension liability grows by $12.6 million every day. We've heard about this issue for so long that it's become a jumble of doom-laden numbers all so large they are difficult to comprehend.

Private Prison Company Said Vacant Security Posts Were Staffed, Docs Reveal

AP | By REBECCA BOONE | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Several documents unsealed in a contempt of court case against private prison company Corrections Corporation of America detail ...

Wage Raises for American Workers - Possible?

Nancy K. Humphreys | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Nancy K. Humphreys

This week fast food workers in New York City are demanding a raise to their minimum wage of $7.50 an hour. Why are American workers' wages so low, and...

We Need Solutions for Our Children -- Fast

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 09.29.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Some parents have predicted a mass exodus from the city to the suburbs, or from public to private schools. And if you can figure out a way to afford that option for your child, who could blame you?

Shining a Bright Light on Government Spending

John C. Liu | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
John C. Liu

Some say the West Coast has the best beaches, the Midwest has the friendliest people, and that you can't beat the cheesesteaks in Philly. But financial transparency? Fugghedaboudit. New York City's got everyone beaten by a mile.

Common Mistakes Small Businesses Make on Tax Returns That May Lead to Missed Tax Benefits

Mark Steber | Posted 08.27.2013 | Small Business
Mark Steber

It is not a best practice to try to do everything yourself -- even in the short time of start-up or beginning a business. The chances are good that you need the expert services of a local small business in areas such as marketing, bookkeeping, law, and taxes.

Headed To Prison

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 08.24.2013 | Black Voices

NEWARK, N.J. -- The former chart-topping rap star known as "Fat Joe" was sentenced to four months in prison Monday over his earlier admission that he ...

It's Not Just the IRS: States Target Taxpayers Too!

David Seiden | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
David Seiden

In addition to identifying new businesses to audit, states have increased audit efforts in tax areas that had previously not been identified for an audit, including use tax, employment tax, and unclaimed property.

The California Bill That Leaves Injured Workers to Fend for Themselves

Sarita Gupta | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

We shouldn't tolerate sports team owners taking a page from Walmart's playbook to increase their profits at the expense of workers and taxpayers.

An IRS With Integrity: Will This Be the Dawn of Another New Era?

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Amy Dardashtian

Will today mark the dawning of another new era? Or will Congress miss the opportunity to examine the problems within the agency that extend beyond this one scandal?

GAO Report Confirms IRS Weakness Amid Controversy

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

May 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service suffers from weaknesses in a number of its internal financial controls, said a report released ...