Our colleagues at Citizens for Tax Justice have just released another stellar report, this time comparing the net effects of the Bush tax cuts with the cost to enact the House Democrats’ health care proposal. How much did the Bush [...]
This week the Connecticut legislature passed a controversial budget that included an income tax increase on couples making more than $1 million and single filers earning $500,000 a year. (Read more about it here.) Naturally, the initiative had its share [...]
Originally aired 5 August. Linked from Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Listen to the full segment here. By Irwin Gatz The White House has been pressured this week into affirming it does not plan to raise taxes on anyone earning less [...]
Diogenes, the famed beggar-philosopher of ancient Greece, supposedly roamed the streets of Athens, lamp in hand, trying to find an honest man. Chuck Collins, the politically liberal heir to the Oscar Mayer fortune, is engaged in a more curent Diogenian [...]
Also published in The Progressive, The Vindicator, Press of Atlantic City, Colorado Daily, National Post (Canada) and Financial Post (Canada). In recent weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about raising taxes on the wealthy. As a higher-income person [...]
Aired 29 July 2009. Linked from FOXBusiness.com. Watch the clip. Wealth for the Common Good member Eric Schoenberg, professor at Columbia Business School, talks with Neil Cavuto about our campaign.
At a moment when conservative Democrats are holding real healthcare reform hostage under the guise of “fiscal discipline”–fighting against a robust public option, promoting a regressive taxation of health benefits, and opposing a surtax on the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans–a [...]
Originally published 5 August. Linked from Portland Press Herald. By Bill Nemitz If you’re one of those well-heeled Mainers who think your country is careening headlong into full-fledged socialism, you might want to take a sedative right about now. Chuck [...]