Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on The People’s Budget – a package crafted by the Congressional Progressive Caucus that would lower taxes for working Americans, close loopholes exploited by corporations, increase domestic spending, reduce military waste, and increase federal workers’ wages. The deal was introduced by Representative Keith Ellison on behalf of Raul […]
For the 2016 presidential race, we have already described the pros and cons of the campaigns of Rick Santorum and Jim Webb. Now it seems time to add another. Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio made it clear this week that he intends to run for President in 2016.
Rubio is currently the junior U.S. Senator […]
Yesterday, Congressman Steve King, Republican from Iowa, introduced H. J. Res 16, legislation to the U.S. House of Representatives with a short and simple active clause: “The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed”.
The sixteenth amendment to the Constitution reads: “The Congress shall have power to lay […]
Yesterday, U.S. the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5771, a bill that provides for:
– the classification of race horses as three-year property for depreciation purposes – accelerated depreciation of motorsports entertainment complexes – the expensing allowance for film and television production costs
Only 20 Democrats and 26 Republicans voted against these special tax […]
However, even apart from their member teams, players, and other subsidiaries, these professional sports leagues have annual receipts of 1.7 billion dollars. The purpose of these sports leagues is not charitable. Yet, the NFL and other professional sports leagues claim tax exempt status as non-profit organizations. […]
Ramdev’s yoga cures homosexuality and treats AIDS, but some people may experience moral hypocrisy and tax evasion as a side effect. […]
Two days ago, a review of quiet admissions and unauthorized leaks revealed that the NSA branch of the U.S. military had not only been collecting and warehousing nearly every form of electronic communications by innocent everyday people, without warrants, but had been sharing the proceeds of their unconstitutional spying with …
the Drug Enforcement Agency; […]
At the end of last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.R. 1947, the farm bill for 2014. As usual, the agricultural appropriations bill is an opportunity for particular members of Congress to promote their favorite corrupt or silly ideas. A few sensible ideas in a farm bill typically get crowded out by […]
A list of the U.S. Senators who support creating a special tax-free zone for the children of millionaires and billionaires, while those of us who work continue to have to pay taxes. […]
Last week, Senator Rand Paul “of Kentucky” introduced special legislation, S. 887.
You may notice that I placed “of Kentucky” in quotes in the last paragraph. That’s because, according to Open Secrets’ analysis of Senator Paul’s contributions, he’s not mainly funded by the actual people of Kentucky. In the 2012 election cycle, Rand Paul received […]