Report: Swiss Banks Used ‘Cloak And Dagger’ Tactics To Avoid US Tax Law

By: Wednesday February 26, 2014 8:01 am

Names’ Bond, Municipal Bond. According to a new report by the Senate avoiding taxes has become absurdly clandestine with Swiss bankers using “cloak and dagger” methods when advising their clients. Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse used every trick in the book to help 22,000 of its US customers evade the law. While some of the [...]

 

Marriage Equality, Nullification, and Impeachment, Missouri Edition

By: Saturday February 8, 2014 9:06 am

After the Supreme Court struck down DOMA in US v Windsor, same sex couples in states like Missouri that discriminate against them are treading through a maze of conflicting state and federal laws and regulations. In Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon has issued an executive order to cut through this mess with respect to filing state taxes, and the Missouri GOP has reacted in very predictable ways.

Can you say “articles of impeachment”? Sure you can.

Silicon Valley Makes Another Attempt to Dodge Taxes With G20

By: Monday January 20, 2014 10:06 am

Silicon Valley likes to present itself as some hub of boot strapping entrepreneurs, nothing could be further from the truth. The entire economy is built on government subsidies and protection. As Steve Blank notes in his famous presentation The Secret History of Silicon Valley the place would not even exist without the Department of Defense which, in partnership with former World War II intelligence workers at Stanford University, provided the capital and infrastructure for high tech economy. That support continues to this day both from the Pentagon, the National Science Foundation, and also a number of other government funders.

Colorado Has Likely Already Generated Over $1 Million from Pot Tax

By: Wednesday January 8, 2014 12:12 pm

Legal recreational marijuana has been sold for only a week in limited parts of Colorado yet it has already generated millions in sales. The Huffington Post surveyed several stores throughput the state and determined that over $5 million worth of legal marijuana was sold in the first week.

Secular Stagnation and Social Security

By: Sunday November 24, 2013 10:30 am

It would be easy to finance a big increase in Social Security by applying FICA taxes to income over $750K for Human Persons, and $10 million for Corporate Persons, Endowments, Trusts and other forms of hiding wealth.

How to Build a National Security Blowback Machine

By: Wednesday September 18, 2013 7:00 pm

Dear Whistleblower,

I don’t know who you are or what you do or how old you may be. I just know that you exist somewhere in our future as surely as does tomorrow or next year. You may be young and computer-savvy or a career federal employee well along in years. You might be someone who entered government service filled with idealism or who signed on to “the bureaucracy” just to make a living. You may be a libertarian, a closet left-winger, or as mainstream and down-the-center as it’s possible to be.

Missouri GOP Loses Nullification Fight; Turns Against Their Own

By: Saturday September 14, 2013 9:07 am

The Republican party holds a veto-proof majority of seats in both houses of the Missouri state legislature, but they discovered this past week that “veto-proof” means you have to keep your whole caucus together. After weeks of criss-crossing the state, Democratic Governor Jay Nixon caused enough sanity to break out among the MO GOP that he turned back the attempts to override vetoes on two major GOP initiatives: taxes and guns.

The anger aimed at “the Flimsy 15″ has been amazing to behold. “Worthless!” and “Primary them” and “strip them of their committee chairs” and “Not another dime to the MO GOP!” Meanwhile, the democratic attorney general and candidate to replace the term-limited Jay Nixon, Chris Koster, has to be smiling. He’s heard those cries before, and it’s what led him to bolt the GOP back in 2007. If the Flimsy 15 are tired of the GOP, Koster might remind them of the letter he wrote, back in the day, to help them write their own departure letters.

Left Behind: Nic Cage Whores Himself Out

By: Sunday September 1, 2013 12:30 pm

Times must still be tough for Nic Cage. He’s offered himself up to God the Left Behind movie series, and it’s really kinda gross. Well, maybe there are some gross points involved, though I wouldn’t hold my breath on the Academy Award-winning actor getting rich off those.

Will Ideology Trump Math? Medicaid Decision Poses Conundrum for Conservative Legislators in Wisconsin

By: Friday May 31, 2013 3:20 pm

Conservative members of Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) who support the Governor’s BadgerCare changes are in a tough spot. On the one hand, they don’t want to add funding to the budget, and would like to free up as much funding as possible for income tax cuts. On the other hand, they don’t want to take the enhanced Medicaid financing from the Affordable Care Act

Review of IRS Data Shows Political Bias

By: Wednesday May 15, 2013 6:40 am

The Internal Revenue Service decided to target conservative groups for higher scrutiny while processing mainstream liberal groups without incident a review of IRS data shows. The IRS had already confirmed earlier allegations of political bias.

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