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.
|By: Tom Engelhardt Thursday April 11, 2013 7:00 pm|
Recently, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave a major speech at the National Defense University on cutting military — aka defense — spending. Hagel is considered a “realist” and so when it comes to such cuts, this is undoubtedly the best we’re likely to get out of Washington for a long time to come. Unfortunately, it turns out that the best is pretty poor stuff.
|By: DSWright Thursday April 4, 2013 10:56 am|
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has published a stunning amount of files related to offshore tax havens. The network is expansive including the super-rich in all their various forms from captains of industry to banksters to gangsters.
|By: ThirdandState Wednesday March 13, 2013 12:30 pm|
Advocates delivered half a pie to every Pennsylvania legislator Tuesday. Why half a pie?
To remind them that a decade of large tax cuts for businesses has left schools, health care services, and local communities with a smaller share of the state budget pie.
|By: ThirdandState Tuesday February 19, 2013 6:32 pm|
Three national organizations offered a scathing criticism of policies endorsed by the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, in a conference call with reporters last week. Their findings strike a stake in the heart of ALEC claims that its view of the world — lower taxes, fewer workplace protections, and diminished public investments — is good for the public.
|By: DSWright Monday February 11, 2013 6:01 am|
Jack Lew’s nomination for Treasury Secretary was already proving to be contentious but now questions are being raised on Lew’s personal financial activities. Lew reportedly made an offshore investment in the Cayman Islands that may have been an attempt to avoid taxes.
|By: ThirdandState Friday February 1, 2013 4:09 pm|
Working families in Pennsylvania pay a far higher share of their income in state and local taxes than the state’s wealthiest earners, according to a new study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP). Pennsylvania’s tax system scored so poorly that it made the list of the “Terrible 10” most regressive tax states in the nation.
|By: Attaturk Thursday January 31, 2013 1:30 am|
The only solution to the problems caused by austerity is more austerity.
|By: masaccio Sunday January 20, 2013 10:40 am|
I need to unlearn the economics I was taught in college, relentlessly reinforced through conventional wisdom and its advertising program, and relearn it from the perspective of close observation of reality.
|By: DSWright Friday January 18, 2013 6:04 am|
As if more evidence was needed that Wall Street has rigged the game in its favor, the IRS is going to allow the banks that engaged in a massive nationwide program of mortgage fraud to write off their settlement.