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The Military Gets 26 Times as Much of Your Tax Dollars as Scientific Research Does

The Military Gets 26 Times as Much of Your Tax Dollars as Scientific Research Does
As you mull over the taxes you paid to the federal government this year, check out this graphic from the National Priorities Project showing where your taxes went in 2012.
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Strange: Half a Pie Delivered to Every PA Legislator to Symbolize Tax Cuts

Strange: Half a Pie Delivered to Every PA Legislator to Symbolize Tax Cuts
Advocates delivered half a pie to every Pennsylvania legislator Tuesday. Why half a pie? To remind them that a decade of large tax cuts for businesses has left schools, health care services and local communities with a smaller share of the state budget pie.
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Are We, the People Stealing from Ourselves and Blaming Others for Tax Theft?

Are We, the People Stealing from Ourselves and Blaming Others for Tax Theft?
The Speaker of the House last week said that taxing people to pay for government is theft. Let’s look at just where actual theft is occurring.
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Reaction to Dayton's Top 2% by 2% Tax Proposal

Minnesota legislative leaders react to Governor Mark Dayton's budget proposal to raise income taxes on the top 2 percent earners by 2 percent.
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Ben Stein: Raising Taxes on the Rich Does Not Hurt Growth

Ben Stein: Raising Taxes on the Rich Does Not Hurt Growth
Ben Stein strikes again. For those who believed it was a fluke when just before the election Ben Stein went on Fox News and said there was little correlation between taxes and economic activity, it was not. Ben Stein struck again on Fox News when sitting on a panel he simply tore through Charlie Gasparino with facts. Ben Stein...
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A Tax Deal Only the Ultra-rich Could Love

A Tax Deal Only the Ultra-rich Could Love
How much do the newly enacted tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans actually affect them? Hardly at all.
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Harold Meyerson
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The Wall Street Journal Doesn't Think Anyone Makes Under $100k a Year

The Wall Street Journal Doesn't Think Anyone Makes Under $100k a Year
A graphic created by the Wall Street Journal might help explain the conservative mindset about cutting taxes for the rich. Despite writing about the effect tax increases will have for the poor, apparently no one in their world makes under $100,000 a year.
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Tax Avoidance On the Rise: It's Twice the Amount of Social Security and Medicare

Tax Avoidance On the Rise: It's Twice the Amount of Social Security and Medicare
Three trillion dollars a year. That's how much the wealthiest Americans avoid through the system of subsidies and schemes and sweet deals that deprive middle-class workers of their earned benefits. That's three times more than the deficit. That's enough for a full-time job for every middle-class household in America.
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Paul Buchheit
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Grover Norquist: Fiscal Cliff Deal Would Lower Taxes, Not Raise Them

Anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist expressed confidence on CNN on Monday that any last-minute deal to avert the fiscal cliff would not cause tax rates to increase, even for wealthy Americans.
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Cliff Hanger: Obama’s Last Stand with Republicans Over 'Fiscal Cliff'

House Speaker John Boehner’s failure to persuade rank-and-file House Republicans to raise taxes even on millionaires fits the fanatic’s strategy exactly. Boehner can now credibly claim he has no choice in the matter — Republican fanatics in the House have tied his hands and manacled his feet — so the only way to avoid going over the cliff is for Obama and the Democrats to make more concessions.
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