Tag Archive for taxes

Buffett Rule, Taxes, and Biden

Some of these stories are just too much. Special rules, for special people. Axelrod: No plans for Obama to donate extra to defray deficit despite low tax rate – Fox News: A top campaign adviser to President Obama made clear…

What Level of Taxes Is “Fair?”

There’s a lot of depth in this recent column from the always good Sheldon Richman. Definitely click-through and read the entire thing, it’s brief. The Chimera of Tax Fairness – The Freeman: President Obama plays the fairness card in calling…

Does Big Oil Pay Its Share of Taxes?

For the moment let’s ignore that it’s not objectively clear what Big Oil’s share is. And ignore the serious problems with any corporate tax to begin with. Let’s just focus on if and what they pay in corporate taxes, and…

Relative vs. Absolute Wealth, and The Gaps

Fantastic column Mr. Max Borders at The Freeman. There is a great deal of hand-wringing over the gap in wealth and/or income between rich and poor. Many of the calls for higher taxes on the rich believe mistakenly that the poor…

Will Starbucks Kill The Penny?

Fun story. Though I wish the reporter would have looked more into the various taxes that are part of the final prices. A Starbucks Price Increase, to a Not-So-Round Final Number – NYTimes.com: STRONG coffee gets me out of bed…

The Must-Watch Video of the Day – Millionaire Edition

D@mned brilliant. Definitely click-through and watch. Patriotic Millionaires – The Daily Caller: Two dozen “patriotic millionaires” traveled to the national’s capital on Wednesday to demand that Congress raise taxes on wealthy Americans. The Daily Caller attended their press conference with…

29 Year-Old Deaf Woman Hears For First Time

According to the text with the video, this is a 29 year-old woman who has been deaf since birth, and is being fitted with a hearing implant. When she hears for the first time, and hears her own voice, she…

Harsanyi et al. On Taxes & The “Rich”

GREAT column from David Harsanyi. If a person tells you that the “rich” don’t pay their fair share, or pay less than the poor, you can safely assume that person to be ignorant or malevolent. Let’s Eat the Rich –…

But Wasn’t The Money Stolen To Begin With?

I find the outrage at the alleged actions of these people a bit peculiar. A strong argument could be made that the money they received was already stolen from its rightful owners. I realize that’s a provocative statement, but it’s…