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The Three Biggest Lies About Why Corporate Taxes Should Be Lowered

Instead of spending August on the beach, corporate lobbyists are readying arguments for when Congress returns in September about why corporate taxes should be lowered. But they’re lies. You need to know why so you can spread the truth.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 READ MORE


Corporate Tax Rate Cut

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Why We Should Stop Subsidizing Sky-High CEO Pay

Almost everyone knows CEO pay is out of control. It surged 16 percent at big companies last year, and the typical CEO raked in $15.1 million, according to The New York Times. What’s less well known is that you and I and other taxpayers are subsidizing this sky-high executive compensation.

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 READ MORE


Tax Reform

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Apple and Taxes

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ALEC Puts Utah on Top of ‘Rich States’ List

A new report from the corporate lobby would be laughable if it wasn’t being taken seriously by media outlets.

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 READ MORE


Apple iTax Wows Congress

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The Soldier Who Never Sleeps

Scientists are trying to construct military members who can fight without fatigue and thus be more efficient killing machines; a lot of Chinese students who hope to pursue higher education in the U.S. don’t speak enough English to do so; meanwhile, an organization named VIDA was formed to create awareness about gender bias in the literary world and it’s succeeding in making some publishers and reviewers uncomfortable. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on May 31, 2013 READ MORE



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Reframing the Economic Debate (Video)

It’s not that most Americans have been living beyond our means, but our means haven’t kept up because of widening inequality.

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Taxes and Gravity

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iResponsible

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IRS Pleads the Fifth

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Beware Capitalist Tools

Forbes magazine likes to call itself a “capitalist tool,” and routinely offers tool-like justifications for whatever it is that profit-seeking corporations want to do.

Posted on May 27, 2013 READ MORE


Apple Tax Dodge

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Posted on May 26, 2013 READ MORE


Apple Avoids Corporate Taxes

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Corporate Tax Cheats by the Numbers

Apple isn’t the only major American corporation hiding profits abroad. Lauren Feeney at the Moyers & Company blog has assembled a list of 10 companies that paid little to no taxes last year, and another 10 that added at least $5 billion to their offshore tax havens.

Posted on May 24, 2013 READ MORE


Apple Taxes

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IRS Tea Squash

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Apple

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IRS Audit

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Tax Exempt

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IRS Politics

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Tax Probe

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IRS Targets Conservatives

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Posted on May 20, 2013 READ MORE


Tea Paranoid

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IRS Outrage

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Tea on Me

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Internet Sales Tax

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Posted on May 8, 2013 READ MORE


The Hollowing Out of Government

The West, Texas, chemical and fertilizer plant where at least 15 people were killed and more than 200 injured a few weeks ago hadn’t been fully inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985.

Posted on May 5, 2013 READ MORE



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Apple Walks Away From Multibillion Dollar Tax Obligation

Apple will deprive the American public of $9 billion in U.S. taxes by paying shareholders with proceeds from a $17 billion blockbuster bond sale instead of using money it made abroad.

Posted on May 2, 2013 READ MORE



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Americans Suffer While Finance Tax Waits for Congress’ Attention

The Financial Transaction Tax, or Robin Hood Tax, would generate more than $300 billion a year in revenue, thereby doing away with the need for the sequester currently forcing across-the-board budget cuts.

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 READ MORE



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Why This Is the Worst Recovery on Record

The biggest economic debate is between Keynesians (who want more government spending and lower interest rates in order to fuel demand) and supply-side “austerics” (who want lower taxes on the wealthy and on corporations to boost incentives to hire and invest, and who see government deficits crowding out private investment). Both approaches have problems.

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 READ MORE


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How the U.S. Tax Code Benefits the Wealthy (and Screws Over Most Everyone Else)

One thing to remember on Tax Day 2013: It’s good to be a wealthy citizen in the United States. Thanks to tax breaks aimed specifically at those who make boatloads of money, the average rich person takes in an additional $250,000 in income each year. The rest of us? Not so fortunate.

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 READ MORE


Taxpayer Attempts Sequestration

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Surreal Tax Code

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Posted on Apr 13, 2013 READ MORE


Being Rich Is Taxing

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Tax Forms

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Grand Bargain Budget Shock

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A Tax Day Plan for Righting the Republic

If we had a government capable of honoring the collective desire for more jobs, smaller deficits, more education funding, reduced reliance on fossil fuels and Medicare and Social Security benefits preserved, our future could be guaranteed at tax time in no time.

Posted on Apr 11, 2013 READ MORE


Watch: Zack Kopplin Schools Conservative Economist Stephen Moore

On the latest episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the 19-year-old college student and science education activist showed how one should handle a conservative pundit who rattles off inane talking points in order to advocate for science spending cuts.

Posted on Apr 8, 2013 READ MORE


Tax Rain

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Posted on Apr 7, 2013 READ MORE


U.S. Tax Code

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Income Growth for 90 Percent of Americans Over Last 4 Decades Averaged $59

For the top 10 percent of American taxpayers though, it was—not surprisingly—a lot more.

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 READ MORE


Call It What It Is: A Class War

The Republican budget endorses an economic war waged by the upper class against everyone else.

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Did You Hear the One About the Pope and the Dirty War?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: All about Francis: Do we even need a pope? And did he collaborate with a brutal military dictatorship? Also: Why corporations don’t pay taxes, and more.

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 READ MORE


Did You Hear the One About the Pope and the Dirty War?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: All about Francis: Do we even need a pope? And did he collaborate with a brutal military dictatorship? Also: Why corporations don’t pay taxes, and more.

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 READ MORE


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