When conservative preacher Rick Warren raked in $2.4 million last December for his “Saddleback Church” (an archipelago of high-tech churches, gymnasium courts, restaurants and even a music school sitting on nine campuses of prime California real estate), the church didn’t pay a penny of tax on that income. Saddleback Church is tax-exempt despite its wealth.
Increasingly, churches are openly campaigning for political candidates, serving as political party organizations, and keeping their tax exempt status anyway. […]
A chart from the Congressional Budget Office shows the likely impact of lowered income taxes on job growth, and compares that impact to the likely result of other policy choices. […]
American politicians love to talk about the importance of jobs for Americans. But when push comes to shove, you have to watch what the politicians do, not what they say.
Right now, in the middle of the worst jobless slump of a generation, the American tax structure perversely rewards corporations that fire American workers, then […]
If you’re looking for a good example of political contortionism, I suggest you read the full text of the letter sent last week by 31 Democrats to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.
What’s their justification for these tax cuts to the richest Americans? It can’t be that they […]
The 31 Democrats who just demanded that the rich get a tax cut are an interesting bunch. Consider their latest fundraisers. How much does it cost to get in?
If you want to get close to Jason Altmire, try paying $5,000 to “Host” one of the breakfasts he likes to hold at a DC wine […]
It is striking to see 31 tin-ear Democrats demand tax cuts for the rich during a very nasty recession in which rich Americans are seeing their income go up and everyone else is seeing their income go down. But the list of people who wouldn’t sign their names to that demand is striking, too.
A list of the 31 Democrats who signed a letter demanding that Democratic congressional leadership cave into Republican insistence on permanent tax cuts for the rich. […]
A solid majority of America Speaking Out participants support the taxation of churches. So, will the Republican Party start promoting it, or is America Speaking Out just a marketing gimmick? […]
Unity08, the organization that sought to have its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States placed on the November 2008 ballot, filed organization papers as a corporation in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Records show that the corporate registration in each of these jurisdictions was revoked: Washington, DC does not display […]
Timmy wants his money back? Fine. Someone from the government will give him all the raw gold he is entitled to, as soon as Timmy returns all the things that his money, his taxes, are supposed to pay for. […]