Taxes

Fox News Poll: 79% of Likely U.S. Voters think that all Americans should pay some Federal Income Tax

September 28, 2012

“Seventy-nine percent say everyone should pay something, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday. That includes 85 percent of Republicans, 83 percent of independents and 71 percent of Democrats.”

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France formally unveils its Austerity Plan, including a 75% Tax Rate for the Rich

September 28, 2012

“The package aims to narrow France’s deficit to 3.0 percent of national output next year from 4.5 percent this year, bringing in 30 billion euros ($39 billion) for the treasury.”

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Analysis: Nearly 6 Million Americans will be taxed as uninsured when ObamaCare fully takes effect in 2016

September 19, 2012

“That’s 2 million more than a previous estimate found. The average penalty will be nearly $1,200.”

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65-year Study: Tax Cuts don’t lead to Economic Growth

September 19, 2012

“Analysis of six decades of data found that top tax rates “have had little association with saving, investment, or productivity growth.” However, the study found that reductions of capital gains taxes and top marginal rate taxes have led to greater income inequality.”

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Paul Ryan: Romney following Ronald Reagan’s playbook on not revealing specifics about his tax plan

September 17, 2012

“Ryan said the reason is “because we want to get it done.””

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150,000 Protesters in Portugal and Tens of thousands in Spain rally against tax increases

September 15, 2012

“Over 150,000 Portuguese marched on Saturday against planned tax hikes that have shattered the consensus behind austerity imposed by an EU/IMF bailout, and tens of thousands more marched in Spain, seen as the next country needing to be bailed out.”

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New Obama Campaign Ad on the Romney Tax Plan’s Impact on the Middle Class is misleading, muddles the facts

September 4, 2012

The Tax Policy Center study argues that Romney’s plan will hurt the Middle Class in the long-run but it doesn’t support the certainty conveyed by Obama’s Ad arguing that Romney’s Tax Plan will increase taxes on the Middle Class by $2,000.

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Argentina to track all credit card purchases for tax purposes

September 1, 2012

“The moves target Argentines who have discovered that by using credit cards outside the country, they can get around increasingly tight currency controls and shelter their money from soaring inflation.”

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Ezra Klein’s response to the RNC: The Bush-era Tax Cuts and Wars account for half of Public Debt by 2019

August 29, 2012

“The top layer, the orange one, that’s the Bush tax cuts. There is no single policy we have passed that has added as much to the debt, or that is projected to add as much to the debt in the future, as the Bush tax cuts, which Republicans passed in 2001 and 2003.”

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Rasmussen Poll: 43% of Likely U.S. Voters prefer raising taxes on the rich; 41% prefer a candidate opposed to all tax increases

August 29, 2012

“Voters remain almost evenly divided over whether they would support a candidate who opposes all tax increases or one who would raise taxes only on wealthy Americans.”

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Analyzing and Simplifying the 2012 Republican Party Platform: Economic Policy

August 28, 2012

“Republicans will pursue free market policies that are the surest way to boost employment and create job growth and economic prosperity for all.”

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William Douglas’ Outline of the 2012 Republican Party Platform

August 28, 2012

“TAXES: Romney calls for cutting marginal income tax rates 20 percent across the board and eliminating taxes on dividends, interest and capital gains for taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes of less than $200,000.”

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Pew Research Center Poll: 58% of Americans believe that the rich don’t pay enough taxes

August 28, 2012

“Nearly six in 10, or 58 percent, say the rich don’t pay enough in taxes, while 26 percent believe the rich pay their fair share and 8 percent say they pay too much.”

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Federal Communications Commission considering a proposal to tax broadband Internet service

August 27, 2012

“The FCC issued a request for comments on the proposal in April. Dozens of companies and trade associations have weighed in, but the issue has largely flown under the public’s radar. “

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Rasmussen Analysis: Likely U.S. voters believe America is overtaxed, even though most Americans seriously underestimate their taxes

August 9, 2012

“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America is overtaxed. But that’s down from 66% two years ago and 64% last year.”

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