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Mitt Romney: ‘Tax Avoider on a Grand Scale’

Sep 4, 2012
Joseph Stiglitz, “one of the few members of the economics profession committed to scientific empiricism, not ideology or servitude to the rich,” as one reader put it, writes that the habit of tax avoidance typical of Mitt Romney’s class makes it difficult to publicly fund things like education, technology, and infrastructure, upon which modern economies depend to flourish.

‘Left, Right & Center’: The 13 Percent Solution

Aug 18, 2012
Was Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as running mate a smart pick? The candidates' competing visions for the future of Medicare have eclipsed most of their other scenarios recently, and Romney told his inquisitors that he'd paid at least 13 percent in taxes in the past 10 years. The "Left, Right & Center" panelists debate these issues and more on this week's show.

State Taxes Stacked Against the Poor

Feb 4, 2012
Though many conservatives would rather not discuss it, not all taxes are created equal. Sure, the federal income tax is progressive (though less so than in the past), but payroll and state taxes -- which include levies on income, property, sales and various fees -- are not, and the differences between the top 1 percent and the bottom 20 percent can be large.