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  • Solution for the looming Medicare crisis

    Next week I'm scheduled for a cervical spinal fusion that costs upward of $100,000, but I won't be paying for it. Like 50 million other Medicare recipients, I will receive the medical care I need more or less free of charge thanks to Medicare.

  • Have you taken your Obama oath?

    Jonathan Alter at The Daily Beast has an idea that will infuse the president's "economic patriotism" rhetoric with some bite: Compel companies to take "loyalty oaths" to prove their patriotism.

  • Dick Durbin to Walgreens: You didn't build that

    Walgreens purchased a European-based drugstore chain. The U.S. has really high corporate taxes. As this new joint company decides where to base itself, the U.S.'s high corporate tax rates may play a role.

  • If the government doesn't know how much it spends or how much it owes, how can it know anything?

    Tax revenues are climbing, but the debt is out of control and nobody knows for sure how much the bureaucrats are actually spending.

  • Obama reviewing options on corporate tax loophole

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the administration is reviewing what authority he has to act without Congress to stop American companies from reincorporating overseas to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes, a practice he has denounced as unpatriotic and has...

  • Regulator seeks tough penalty for tax evasion case

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to make an example of two Texas brothers found by a jury at a civil trial to have acted fraudulently to evade taxes, but a defense lawyer said Wednesday that the more than $750 million sought by the government is "hotly contested." A...

  • Walgreen turns down inversion to cut tax bill

    Growing political heat and possible customer backlash helped dissuade Walgreen from trying to trim its tax bill by reorganizing overseas as part of an acquisition. But experts say they don't expect other companies considering the move to follow Walgreen's lead and stay rooted in the United...

  • Obama seeks executive ways to limit tax inversions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama administration is looking for steps it could take on its own to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama has denounced so-called tax...

  • Transportation tax tops Missouri primary ballot

    A Missouri primary that lacks competition for the only statewide office on the ballot nonetheless has generated considerable attention because of proposals seeking to raise taxes for transportation and create constitutional protections for farmers.

  • Paul Ryan isn't seeking to relaunch LBJ's war on poverty: Examiner Editorial

    "The federal government has helped decrease material deprivation," House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wrote in a recent paper outlining new strategies for fighting poverty. But he added that the war on poverty cannot be won simply by satisfying people's creature needs.

  • People, not politicians, improve world economies

    After years of debt (90.6 percent of GDP in 2013) and deficit spending, Britain's ruling Conservative Party is crowing about the latest economic figures that show the country has outpaced the developed world in its economic recovery.

  • No, the IRS cannot be fixed --- it must be abolished and replaced with the Fair Tax

    Washington's individual income tax and its enforcement agency, the IRS, are a cancer eating away at this nation, her taxpayers and our economic engine. 

  • The Environmental Corruption Agency

    The lofty motto of the Environmental Protection Agency is "protecting people and the environment."

  • Conn. unemployment insurance tax stokes complaints

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly 100,000 employers in Connecticut are about to get sticker shock as the state mails annual tax bills to pay interest on its $433 million federal loan for unemployment benefits for workers let go during the Great Recession. The so-called special assessment being...

  • Documents show Obama White House working with insurers against taxpayers

    The Obama White House and the health insurance industry have an uneasy alliance to defend Obamacare's subsidies and mandates — at the expense of the taxpayer.



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