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  • Michael Bloomberg gun control group site registered to N.Y.C.

    06/24/2013 1:46:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | June 21, 2013 | Maggie Haberman and Steve Friess
    The name “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” is well known as Mike Bloomberg’s gun-control arm, which he spends his personal fortune through on ads. Yet the group’s website is registered to, and handled by, official city government servers and staffers. Domain names for MAIG were registered in 2006 by the New York City Department of Information and Technology, and have remained on official city web servers ever since.Yet the group’s “action fund,” through which he has piped at least $14 million of his own money in ads over gun control this year alone, is registered as a 501c4, a nonprofit “social...
  • IRS Commissioner Aided Tax Cheat Congressman

    06/04/2013 12:54:55 PM PDT · by joygrace · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6.4.13 | Jeffrey Lord
    <p>Shulman rallied for Rangel: Jason Furman, Media Matters, Fox News, Jarrett and a job.</p> <p>And the Liberal Dog Whistle Blows.</p> <p>Congressman Charles Rangel of New York.</p> <p>Ex-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman.</p> <p>The new chairman of the presidents Council on Economic Advisors, Jason Furman.</p>
  • Interview request to Ohio mayor sets off alarms for Bloomberg, Media Matters(Gun Control)

    08/11/2012 8:22:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9 August, 2012 | Jesse Hathaway
    Before responding to a May 2012 interview request from conservative news organization Media Trackers Ohio, an employee of Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael Coleman forwarded the request to New York Mayor Michael Bloombergs office and a liberal D.C. consultant, who immediately alerted liberal organization Media Matters for America. The Coleman staffer, R. Lee Roberts, is the Ohio chairman of Mayor Bloombergs Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), a pro-gun control lobbying group. Coleman, a Democrat, receives a salary from MAIG but works from Colemans office and participates in a taxpayer-funded retirement plan. Media Trackers has since used public records to prove Roberts...
  • Harry Reid not releasing his own tax returns

    08/07/2012 9:49:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/07/2012 | By DARREN GOODE and JONATHAN ALLEN
    LAS VEGAS Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid again deflected questions Monday about releasing his tax returns, even as he continued to pound the demand for Mitt Romney to make more of his own public. Instead, Reid pointed to the financial disclosure forms he files as a member of Congress, which provide different information. Im a member of Congress now, I dont make too much money, said Reid, whose net worth was estimated at $10 million in 2010. But its all listed every year. Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson told POLITICO last week that the majority leader will not release his...
  • Barack Obama's other billionaire: George Kaiser made Oklahoma his personal tax haven

    08/03/2012 6:23:05 AM PDT · by topher · 14 replies
    Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group ^ | August 3, 2012 | By Bill Allison
    It's unlikely that President Barack Obama will be naming any tax proposals after George B. Kaiser. An investment by the Tulsa billionaire's family foundation in Solyndra, whose bankruptcy may leave taxpayers on the hook for $535 million in federal loans, has raised speculation that the administration acted in part to aid a financial supporter. But the impact on taxpayers of Kaiser's career goes far beyond the $535 million loss. Kaiser has built his fortune in part through shrewdly playing the Internal Revenue Code. In one six year period, during which he increased his net worth enough to land him on...
  • Senate Votes to Raise Taxes on Small Businesses

    07/26/2012 7:38:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 55 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 7/26/2012 | Amy Payne
    Yesterday, the Senate narrowly voted (51-48) to raise taxes on 1.2 million small businesses, which will likely kill more than 700,000 jobs at a time when nearly 13 million Americans are out of work. Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Jim Webb (D-VA) joined all Republicans in bipartisan opposition to the tax hike. This is President Obamas economic plan. This is what he asked Congress to do. And he recently told a fundraising crowd that his economic plan has been working. Just like weve tried [Republicans'] plan, we tried our planand it worked, he said. But Obamas Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner,...
  • Wasserman Schultz Has Unreported Second Home in NH, Lives Large on the High Seas [Corrupt?]

    07/17/2012 12:34:17 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 7/17/12 | Javier Manjarres
    DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and President Barack Obamas re-election campaign team have been waging a coordinated effort against Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney by repeatedly casting aspersion on the length of his tenure at Bain Capital as well as the limited disclosure of his past personal income tax returns...But now the Shark Tank has come into possession of information that has never been publicly disclosed which completely undermines Wasserman Schultz credibility as it pertains to her calls for transparency or the claim that she qualifies as middle class. ...on the mainland, Newbury, New Hampshire is a quaint little town...
  • Wealthy Socialite/Top Democratic Donor Denise Rich Renounces Her U.S. citizenship

    07/09/2012 10:45:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 9 July 2012 | Daily Mail.Reuters
    -Songwriter also has Austrian citizenship through her late father -Former husband Marc Rich fled the country when indicted on charges of tax evasion - but was pardoned by President Clinton in 2001 -House of Representatives committee later found Denise Rich had swayed the decision through donations to Clinton campaign -Comes as the latest wealthy American to denounce citizenship Denise Rich, the wealthy socialite and former wife of pardoned billionaire trader Marc Rich, has given up her U.S. citizenship - and, with it, much of her U.S. tax bill. Rich, 68, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, top Democratic donor and glamorous figure in...
  • BREAKING - LightSquared to file for bankruptcy (Another Obama Porkulus Crony!)

    05/14/2012 11:20:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-14-12 | David Goodman
    Unable to reach a deal with its lenders, upstart wireless carrier LightSquared will file for bankruptcy Monday, according to two sources with knowledge of the company's plans. The move has been widely expected, since the company's options for appeasing its creditors were running out. LightSquare's lenders claim that it has been in default on its debt since its $9 billion partnership with Sprint Nextel
  • Wisconsin: Website Reveals Recallers Owe $17 Million in Back Taxes

    05/10/2012 11:04:16 AM PDT · by Sopater · 46 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | May 10, 2012 10:18 AM | MacIver Institute
    Madison, Wisc...] After refining the dataset created by Verify the Recall, a Wisconsin man began running it against other public records and discovered 571 tax delinquents signed Recall petitions. His findings? The total in back taxes owed by petitioners is more than $17 million. The list of individuals can be found through the website, www.putwisconsinfirst.com The creator of the site told the MacIver News Service, his databases should be considered to be tools and not definitive source documents. The source documents are from the State of Wisconsin and the Verify the Recall effort and can be found through links on...
  • California stinks, say CEOs. Hey, what do they know?

    05/09/2012 11:30:03 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 23 replies
    For the eighth year in a row California is ranked at the absolute bottom of 50 states for business, according to Chief Executive magazine. What do they know? The esteemed Gov. Jerry Brown says Californias just swell for business. Well, OK, Jerry isnt and hasnt been a CEO and this is an annual poll of chief executive officers who run actual businesses. Hes a politician and a progressive. Did we mention its been eight years in a row that California finished dead last? ...
  • Obama Orders IRS to refund 'Illegal Aliens' $4.2 billion, While Asking the Rich....

    05/07/2012 7:56:55 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    (Loophole.)(4 Billion a year)(video)(Illegal Aliens Getting Bigger Tax Refund Checks?)
  • Dan Walters: California Democrats searching under every fiscal rock

    04/23/2012 8:43:11 AM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/23/12 | Dan Walters
    With the state budget mired in deficits, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators, especially his fellow Democrats, are searching under every fiscal rock for money to spend. That search has spawned an odd syndrome involving what could be three big pots of money a competition among liberals over how they should be spent if, indeed, they materialize. The pots: What could be several billion dollars a year in "cap-and-trade" fees that industries must pay as part of the state's anti-greenhouse gas crusade. Another billion-plus bucks that it's believed would appear were the state to change taxation of multi-state...
  • Axelrod: No plans for Obama to donate extra to defray deficit despite low tax rate.

    04/16/2012 9:51:16 PM PDT · by Mier · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published April 15, 2012 | FoxNews
    A top campaign adviser to President Obama made clear Sunday that the president has no plans to chip in extra money from his own income to defray the deficit -- and would insist that the tax system itself be changed so that the wealthy pay more. Campaign strategist David Axelrod was asked on "Fox News Sunday" whether the president might contribute more to the U.S. Treasury after the release of his tax returns showed Obama paid a lower effective tax rate than his secretary. The president and first lady Michelle Obama paid an effective rate of 20.5 percent on gross...
  • (Hypocrite) Obamas Paid 20.5% in Income Taxes, 2011 Returns Show

    04/13/2012 9:48:51 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/13/2012 | MARK LANDLER
    President Obama and his wife, Michelle, reported adjusted gross income of $789,674 in 2011 and paid just over 20 percent of it to the federal government in taxes. Their income declined nearly $1 million from the previous year, when the president was reaping larger amounts from sales of his bestselling books. The numbers were disclosed in the Obamas federal income tax return and gift-tax return, released Friday by the White House, along with those of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Obama paid $162,074 in income taxes, an effective tax rate of 20.5 percent. In a statement,...
  • The White House's Global Tax Gaffe

    04/02/2012 10:24:29 AM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-03-30 | Hugh Johnson
    On Sunday, Japans corporate tax reform kicks in and the United States will have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. Including average state taxes the corporate tax rate in the United States reaches an astounding 39.2 percent, much higher than the OECD international average marginal tax rate of 25.5 percent. Obamas own former Council of Economic Advisers chairman, Austan Goolsbee, documented firm sensitivity to taxation. Goolsbees paper, published at the University of Chicago, highlighted increased deadweight loss as a significant adverse consequence of corporate taxation. Simply put, taxes create inefficiencies while giving governments more money to spend. Businesses,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: GM Dealers Get Chevy Volt Tax Credit for Sales to Gov't (Outrageous)

    02/22/2012 9:56:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Modica
    I discovered an interesting fact while reviewing the 2011 IRS form 8936 used for the $7500 EV tax credit. While under most circumstances it is the wealthy purchasers of Chevy Volts and other high priced plug-in vehicles that get the taxpayer-funded handout, it appears that General Motors' dealerships that sell the vehicles to government entities are benefiting by being able to claim the credits. These dealers are able to double-dip into the seemingly endless pool of taxpayer funds designated for cronies of the Obama Administration under the guise of green initiatives. Not only do taxpayers pay for Chevy Volts...
  • Obama moves on corporate-tax reform (in the wrong direction!)

    02/22/2012 9:37:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Corporate tax reform has long been an opportunity for a win-win bipartisan effort in Washington. Everyone agrees that the corporate code needs significant changes, if not a complete overhaul; it's too complicated, too costly, and rewards the larger companies that can afford to analyze it for every possible benefit. Both parties have made corporate tax reform part of their plartforms, Democrats arguing that we need to close loopholes, Republicans that we need simplification and lower rates.The White House decided to go first on corporate tax reform: The Obama administration Wednesday will unveil a framework for reforming the corporate tax code...
  • Obama Budget Raises Taxes on Small Employers, Savers, Families

    02/15/2012 11:02:04 AM PST · by 92nina · 6 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-02-13 | Ryan Ellis
    President Obama released his FY 2013 budget [Monday] morning. By his own numbers, his budget raises net taxes over the next decade by $1.56 trillion (Table S-9, page 225). As a percentage of the economy, tax revenues would rise all the way to 20.1% of GDP in 2022, far higher than the historical tax revenue average of 18.3% of GDP (Table S-1, page 205). Here are some of the tax lowlights: All 20 of the new or higher taxes in Obamacare are assumed to take place. That means that there will be a 3.8 percentage point surtax on investment income....
  • Proposed Obama budget includes surge in tax hikes (Obama plans tax hikes for EVERYONE)

    02/14/2012 7:53:56 PM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/14/2012 | fox news
    President Obama's proposed 2013 budget contains a decade-long surge of tax hikes that, if approved, would affect everything from income to investment to inheritance. The budget blueprint contains roughly $2 trillion in new taxes and fees. When other tax cuts and credits are counted, the net impact from the proposals is still about $1.5 trillion. Though Republicans already are mounting a vigorous campaign against the proposal, many of the tax provisions still could become law unless Congress takes action to stop them. ,,,, But the budget also imposes various fees, such as a hike in the airline "security fee," as...
  • Obama budget proposes new security, airline fees (Passengers to pay $32 Billion in stealth taxes)

    02/13/2012 12:32:21 PM PST · by Qbert · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 13, 2012 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Airlines and their passengers would pay up to $32 billion in new air traffic and security fees over 10 years, and grants to big airports would fall sharply under White House budget proposals on Monday aimed at deficit reduction. The Obama administration wants major carriers, their passengers, business jets and airports to pick up more of the costs of air travel and airport improvements that for years have been borne by taxpayers. New fees are sure to trigger strong opposition from airlines and other aviation groups who argue that the industry is already over-taxed and over-regulated. Ideas quietly...
  • WI: Unions ask Democrats in Walker recall to make veto pledge (Falk signs)

    02/08/2012 1:04:16 PM PST · by MNlurker · 31 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2/8/2012 | Jason Stein
    Union leaders are asking Democratic candidates for governor to veto the next state budget if it doesn't restore collective bargaining for public workers and at least one leading candidate - Kathleen Falk - has agreed, participants in the private meetings say.
  • Pelosi on Unemployment Benefits Extension: Id rather not pay for it

    02/06/2012 11:48:21 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 25 replies
    Pelosi: 'I Don't Want To Pay For It...Surcharge' The Rich For Doctors Visits and Unemployment Benefits http://www.breitbart.tv/pelosi-on-unemployment-benefits-extension-id-rather-not-pay-for-it/
  • Obama: Jesus would tax the rich

    02/02/2012 8:20:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 200 replies
    Obama: Jesus would tax the rich By: Jennifer Epstein February 2, 2012 10:12 AM EST President Barack Obama tied his proposal to raise taxes on wealthy Americans to his faith on Thursday, telling leaders gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast that Jesus teachings have led him to that conclusion. The rich pay more not only because I actually think that is going to make economic sense, but for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesuss teaching that for unto whom much is given, much shall be required. Obama said at the Washington Hilton, delivering remarks at an annual...
  • Obama Bureaucrats Owe Billions in Taxes While Wanting to Raise Yours

    01/31/2012 8:53:25 AM PST · by 92nina · 4 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-01-30 | Ryan Ellis
    President Obama and Congressional Democrats have called for hundreds of billions of dollars in higher taxes on American families and small employers. Yet, there are thousands of federal bureaucrats who owe billions of dollars in taxes. Here are some of the most notable agencies: Bureaucrat Tax Cheats Amount Owed to IRS Delinquency Rate Executive Office of the President 36 $833,970 2.01% U.S. Senate 217 $2.1 million 3.08% U.S. House 467 $8.5 million 4.24% Postal Service 25,640 $269.6 million 3.84% Homeland Security/TSA 4,647 $36.9 million 2.46% Treasury Department/IRS...
  • Great news: The fair share administration owes over $800,000 in back taxes

    01/26/2012 7:18:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    We heard a lot on Tuesday night from President Obama about the wealthy paying their “fair share” in his State of the Union speech. (Well, you heard it a lot; I read the speech and then commenced to have a life on Tuesday night.) Obama made half a dozen references to fairness in relation to taxes in the address, including taking a shot at Congress: But in return, we need to change our tax code so that people like me, and an awful lot of members of Congress, pay our fair share of taxes. Just like with charity, perhaps fairness...
  • Obama: Millionaires should pay at least 30 percent in taxes (Obama paid 25%, Mitt 13%, Buffett 10%)

    01/25/2012 3:23:15 AM PST · by tobyhill · 68 replies · 5+ views
    msnbc ^ | 1/25/2012 | By Michael O'Brien
    People earning over $1 million per year should pay an effective tax rate of no less than 30 percent, President Obama said in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. The president laid down one of his most political markers of the annual policy speech by crafting what he called the "Buffett Rule," named after the famous billionaire investor. "Tax reform should follow the Buffett rule: If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes," Obama said.
  • Obama to Draw an Economic Line in State of Union (activist role for gov, more taxes and spending)

    01/21/2012 11:34:23 AM PST · by Innovative · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | JACKIE CALMES
    President Obama will use his election-year State of the Union address on Tuesday to define an activist role for government in promoting a prosperous and equitable society, hoping to draw a stark contrast between the parties in a time of deep economic uncertainty. ...Mr. Obama will call for changing the corporate and individual income-tax codes so the wealthy pay more, both to finance government investments and to alleviate the rise in income inequality in recent years. Republican presidential candidates have countered that government should get out of the way.
  • Dems propose 'Reasonable Profits Board' to regulate oil company profits

    01/19/2012 11:33:44 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 124 replies · 1+ views
    Dems propose 'Reasonable Profits Board' to regulate oil company profits By Pete Kasperowicz - 01/19/12 10:20 AM ET Six House Democrats, led by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), want to set up a "Reasonable Profits Board" to control gas profits. The Democrats, worried about higher gas prices, want to set up a board that would apply a "windfall profit tax" as high as 100 percent on the sale of oil and gas, according to their legislation. The bill provides no specific guidance for how the board would determine what constitutes a reasonable profit. The Gas Price Spike Act, H.R. 3784, would...
  • Are Obama's Democrat NLRB appointees tax evaders?

    01/06/2012 9:05:21 AM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Newsok ^ | 1/6/2012 | Mark Tapscott
    Sharon Block and Richard Griffin - President Obama's Democratic likely illegal recess appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) - may not have paid their federal taxes in recent years. Either one or both of them may be subjects of criminal investigations. There is even the possibility that one or both of them have substantial conflicts of interest that will prevent them from serving honestly.
  • ObamaCare Flatlines...Taxes Home Sales (4% Federal Tax on Houses)

    12/20/2011 1:24:23 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 84 replies · 1+ views
    GOP.gov ^ | 4/8/10
    I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes, President Obama, September 12, 2008 Beginning January 1, 2013, ObamaCare imposes a 3.8% Medicare tax on unearned income of high-income taxpayers which could apply to proceeds from the sale of single family homes, townhouses, co-ops, condominiums, and even rental income, depending on your individual circumstances and any capital gains tax exclusions. Importantly, the high income thresholds are not...
  • Elgin Illinois City Council Trying to Tax the Joy Out of the Holidays

    12/19/2011 9:53:52 AM PST · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-12-19 | Will Upton
    Americans for Tax Reform took action today to educate residents of Elgin, Illinois about a city council vote this week to increase their taxes. The proposed 3-percent tax on alcohol sales in Elgin would hurt area small businesses and leave Elgin families with less money in their pocket just in time for the holiday season. Bah Humbug. Elgin residents who live in Cook County would be hit with the second tax hike on alcohol in as many months, as Cook County recently approved a tax increase on alcohol despite bipartisan opposition from taxpayers and small businesses alike. 2011 has been...
  • Obama: Limited Gov't That Preserves Free Markets 'Doesn't Work. It Has Never Worked'

    12/07/2011 9:22:50 AM PST · by Just4Him · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/7/2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In a speech delivered at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas, on Tuesday, President Barack Obama argued that while a limited government that preserves free markets "speaks to our rugged individualism" as Americans, such a system "doesn't work" and "has never worked" and that Americans must look to a more activist government that taxes more, spends more and regulates more if they want to preserve the middle class. "'[T]here is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, lets respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. 'The market will take...
  • Cali to Business: Get Out! (Firms flee CA's senseless regulations, confiscatory taxes)

    11/17/2011 6:45:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1+ views
    City Journal ^ | 11/17/2011 | Steven Malanga
    Last year, a medical-technology firm called Numira Biosciences, founded in 2005 in Irvine, California, packed its bags and moved to Salt Lake City. The relocation, CEO Michael Beeuwsaert told the Orange County Register, was partly about the Utah destination’s pleasant quality of life and talented workforce. But there was a big “push factor,” too: California’s steepening taxes and ever-thickening snarl of government regulations. “The tipping point was when someone from the Orange County tax [assessor] wanted to see our facility to tax every piece of equipment I had,” Beeuwsaert said. “In Salt Lake City at my first networking event...
  • Chu: Taxpayers Unlikely to Recover Much From (Obama's) Solyndra Loan

    11/17/2011 8:43:26 AM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/2011 | fox news
    Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Thursday he doesn't think taxpayers will recover much of their $528 million loan to bankrupt solar firm Solyndra, calling the situation "extremely unfortunate" while continuing to defend his actions to prop up the company before its failure. Chu testified Thursday for the first time before the House committee investigating the Solyndra loan. He insisted that the decision in late 2009 to approve the loan guarantee was his own and "absolutely was made only on the merits." He said it was not influenced by political considerations. But he acknowledged that chances are dim for taxpayers to...
  • Robert Kennedy, Jr.s Green Company Scored $1.4 Billion Taxpayer Bailout

    11/16/2011 11:30:52 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 30 replies
    Big Government ^ | Wilton Hall
    President John F. Kennedys nephew, Robert Kennedy, Jr., netted a $1.4 billion bailout for his company, BrightSource, through a loan guarantee issued by a former employee-turned Department of Energy official. Its just one more in a string of eye-opening revelations by investigative journalist and Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer in his explosive new book, Throw Them All Out. The details of how BrightSource managed to land its ten-figure taxpayer bailout have yet to emerge fully. However, one clue might be found in the person of Sanjay Wagle. Wagle was one of the principals in Kennedys firm who raised money for Barack...
  • Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill sells private plane

    11/06/2011 5:03:31 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    ap ^ | Oct 26, 2011 | HENRY C. JACKSON
    Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has sold a private plane she co-owns with her husband, months after her use of it for official business and failure to pay back taxes created a political headache... First she repaid the government $88,000 after she was criticized for reimbursing herself for use of the plane on official and political travel. Then she paid $287,000 in back taxes, penalties and interest to St. Louis County. ... McCaskill, seeking re-election in 2012, faces a tough race in a state she narrowly won in 2006. Republicans have pounded McCaskill on the plane, dubbing it "Air Claire" .
  • White House: Millionaire tax isnt enough

    10/07/2011 12:25:45 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies · 1+ views
    White House: Millionaire tax isnt enough Neil Munro -- The Daily Caller 39 mins ago President Obama wants tax increases on the wealthy, regardless of whether the Democrats proposed millionaire tax becomes law, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday. The presidents position has not changed since he called for increased tax rates on individuals earning more than $250,000 per year, and for adoption of the Buffett Rule, Carney said during his midday press conference. Under the still-vague Buffett Rule, named for multi-billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the government would ensure wealthy people could not use current features of the tax...
  • Obama plan seen sparking 400,000 education jobs (Here we go again with the numbers game...)

    10/04/2011 1:32:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/04/2011 | Lisa Lambert
    President Barack Obama's latest economic plan could save or create up to 400,000 education jobs, the White House said on Tuesday as Obama pushed his $447 billion plan to revive the economy. Obama's proposed American Jobs Act would provide $30 billion for state and local efforts to retain, rehire and hire educators, supporting 392,400 jobs, according to projections released by the Education Department and White House Council of Economic Advisers. That money would last one to two years and states would have to sign agreements they would not use the funding for other purposes. "We know that putting hundreds of...
  • Obama Fundraiser Boasts of Cashing In on Stimulus Package

    09/20/2011 2:10:31 PM PDT · by sunmars · 11 replies
    national review ^ | Andrew Stiles
    A key unanswered question in the Solyndra loan investigation concerns the role George Kaiser, the Oklahoma billionaire and major Obama fundraiser whose Family Foundation owned a large stake in the failed solar-panel company. Kaiser made multiple visits to the White House in the week before the Department of Energy approved a $535 billion guaranteed loan to Solyndra on March 20, 2009, and helped arrange 16 separate meetings between top White House officials and Solyndra executives around that time. Yet Kaiser maintains that he did not participate in any discussions with the U.S. government regarding the loan. But as the following...
  • Americans don't deserve to keep all their money says Dem.

    09/14/2011 11:42:46 AM PDT · by mk2000 · 39 replies
    Schakowsky said that Americans dont deserve to keep all of their money because we need taxes to support our society. Ill put it this way. You dont deserve to keep all of it and its not a question of deserving because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together. And there are many things that we decide to do together like have our national security. Like have police and fire. What about the people that work at the National Institute of Health who are looking for a cure for cancer, Schakowsky said. Schakowsky also says one...
  • Chuck Woolery: Only Thing Stopping Leftist Celebs From Paying Higher Taxes Is Hypocrisy

    09/13/2011 4:05:43 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 23 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 9/13/11 | John Nolte
    "To me this raise my taxes! nonsense coming from wealthy hypocrites is exactly like this Global Warming nonsense coming from wealthy hypocrites. Hows this for a compromise: when you start living like the planets in peril only then will I stop laughing in your lying hypocritical face every time you open your lying hypocritical mouth.
  • Coming soon: The IRS will do your taxes for you

    09/07/2011 5:54:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 6, 2011 | Matt Lewis
    Imagine this scenario: The IRS may soon just do your taxes for you — and send you the bill.If this sounds farfetched, it’s not.With a new congressional “super committee” tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in cuts by November, creative ways to find additional revenue are in high demand. And allowing the IRS to prepare you taxes could be one solution.The idea has been around for a while, but has been picking up steam in recent years. In 2006, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) argued it would close a $345 billion annual difference between what the government believes taxpayers...
  • Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway owes $1 billion in back taxes

    09/02/2011 11:45:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2011 | Tina Korbe
    C’mon, IRS. “Stop coddling the super rich.” Contrive to successfully extract the taxes they already owe.Mr. Buffett, I barely want to waste my breath on your blatant hypocrisy.And, Mainstream Media (by which I mean the NYT, which ran Buffett’s obnoxious op-ed in the first place), WHERE ARE YOU?From NewsMax: Billionaire investor Warren Buffett triggered a major debate over taxes recently when he wrote in The New York Times that he should be paying more to the federal government. He called on Washington lawmakers to up tax rates on the rich.But it turns out that Buffett’s own company, Berkshire Hathaway, has...
  • Bankrupt solar company with fed backing has cozy ties to Obama admin

    09/01/2011 11:09:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/1/11 | C.J. Ciaramella
    A solar energy company that intends to file bankruptcy received $535 million in backing from the federal government and has a cozy history with Democrats and the Obama administration, campaign finance records show. Shareholders and executives of Solyndra, a green energy company producing solar panels, fundraised for and donated to the Obama administration to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Tulsa billionaire George Kaiser, a key Obama backer who raised between $50,000 and $100,000 for the presidents election campaign, is one of Solyndras primary investors. Kaiser himself donated $53,500 to Obamas 2008 election campaign, split between the DSCC...
  • Obama WH's new 'We The People' initiative bashed as unethical campaigning with taxpayer dollars:

    09/01/2011 1:37:59 PM PDT · by matthewreporter · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 1, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    President Obamas new We The People initiative smells exactly like a political campaign move and is unethical, says one large grassroots conservative group spokesman. It sure looks suspicious, FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe told The Daily Caller. It looks like lobbying and it looks utterly inappropriate. Because theyre not lawyers, though, Kibbe and FreedomWorks spokesman Adam Brandon wont comment on whether the Obama White Houses new campaign is legal or illegal. Brandon said it appears the White House is using taxpayer-funded government resources to play political games. Brandon told The Daily Caller that FreedomWorks is looking into the legality of the...
  • Soak the Rich, Lose the Rich

    05/17/2009 8:39:49 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 17 replies · 1,100+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 18, 2009 | Stephen Moore & Art Laffer
    With states facing nearly $100 billion in combined budget deficits this year, we're seeing more governors than ever proposing the Barack Obama solution to balancing the budget: Soak the rich. Lawmakers in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Oregon want to raise income tax rates on the top 1% or 2% or 5% of their citizens. New Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn wants a 50% increase in the income tax rate on the wealthy because this is the "fair" way to close his state's gaping deficit. Mr. Quinn and other tax-raising governors have been emboldened by recent...
  • After Quinn's Big Tax Hike, Illinois Has Lost More Jobs Than Any Other State

    09/01/2011 6:14:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug. 31, 2011 | Mike "Mish" Shedlock
    Thanks to Illinois governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois legislature Illinois Loses Most Jobs in the Nation. In a trend that continues to worsen, more Illinoisans found themselves unemployed in the month of July. Illinois lost more jobs during the month of July than any other state in the nation. ... When it comes to putting people back to work, Illinois is going backwards. Since January, Illinois has dropped 89,000 people from its employment rolls. A combination of high taxes, overspending and red tape do nothing but chase away job creators and leave too many citizens without jobs. Springfield needs...
  • Illinois Loses Most Jobs in Nation Following Tax Hikes

    09/01/2011 8:19:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    Thanks to Illinois governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois legislatureIllinois Loses Most Jobs in the NationIn a trend that continues to worsen, more Illinoisans found themselves unemployed in the month of July. Illinois lost more jobs during the month of July than any other state in the nation, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report. After losing 7,200 jobs in June, Illinois lost an additional 24,900 non-farm payroll jobs in July. The report also said Illinoiss unemployment rate climbed to 9.5 percent. This marks the third consecutive month of increases in the unemployment rate. Illinois started to...
  • California Tries to Re-enact Internet Tax and Circumvent Voters

    08/29/2011 10:08:50 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-08-29 | Patrick Fleason and Kelly William Cobb
    Americans for Tax Reform is active in all 50 state capitals and from this perspective one thing is clear, when it comes to legislative creativity, lawmakers in Sacramento have every other state easily beat no contest. Unfortunately for those currently contending with the states nearly 12% unemployment rate, California legislators only seem to use their creativity for the purpose of enacting job-killing tax increases and other measures that only serve to further depress the Golden States already flagging economy. The latest exhibit of this unfortunate fact is Assembly Bill 155, legislation that, if Democrat lawmakers have their way, would...