North Star Fund Community Blog: What is fair taxation?

During this “tax season” some wealthy people are advocating to increasetheir own taxes.  A growing network of high-income individuals and business people are calling on Congress and the President to say, “Let my tax cut go!” This dialogue was the focus […]

The Hill: Group wants to raise taxes on wealthy

Increasing taxes on the nation’s wealthiest Americans would collect $450 billion in new revenue, while discouraging financial speculation, strengthen the economy and provide greater transparency, fairness and simplicity to the tax code, according to a new proposal released Wednesday. During […]

Forbes: Forbes: Tycoon tax bite down by since 1955

In 1776 the United States became perhaps the only country ever to be founded after a revolution based largely on the explicit issue of tax rates. More than two centuries later the issue still resonates loudly, and not just among […]

The Nation: WFCG launches new report

The challenge for progressives and Democrats in these turbulent times is how to consistently and clearly explain the real causes of our current economic condition. One problem is that we live in a center-left country with a center-right media that […]

SFGate.com: Drummond Pike: What Estate Tax?

The Wall Street Journal reports that the effort to extend the current Estate Tax regime through next year has failed. As part of the Bush tax cuts, the exemption, above which taxes are due, has been slowly rising. The Conservative plan, […]