Tag Archive: Taxes

Mar 19

Grover Norquist: Gridlock is Better Than Big Government

At Atlantic‘s Economy Summit Grover Norquist, the anti-tax crusader and mastermind behind the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, took a look at the Republican Party on the road to 2016. Who are the front-runners? (Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul–no Marco Rubio.) Does immigration matter? (Yes.) Do millennials matter? (No.) But what can the …

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May 17

The Controversial Talk That “TED Won’t Show You”

You’d expect a poor person to say: When the rich take credit for creating jobs, they are like “squirrels taking credit for evolution.” But, in fact, it’s out of the mouth of venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, who was an early investor in Amazon and is a rich, very rich man. In March he gave a …

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Jan 17

Should Mitt Romney Pay More Taxes?

Mitt Romney recently disclosed that his effective tax rate is about 15 percent, even though he’s estimated to be worth between $190 million to $250 million. How does this rate stack up against most Americans? “A single worker who earns more than $35,350 in income pays a 25 percent tax rate on earnings above that …

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