fix articles 5228, taxes
Poor Countries Lose Billions from Tax Avoidance, Reveal "Mauritius Leaks" (tags)
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released evidence that laws in the country of Mauritius help corporations avoid taxes globally, including on the continent of Africa.
State Debts - The Primal German Fear (tags)
Unlike a private homebuilder, the state can be indebted and never expect the entire debt to be repaid. For most, taxes are a book with seven seals. A tax-cutting lobby exploits our unease over taxes for their purposes. Social cohesion declines and milieu egoism increases.
Soda Taxes (tags)
I wanted to open a discussion about the soda tax and other ways to try and discourage drinking sugary drinks.
The Struggle against Aggressive Tax Avoidance (tags)
Experts estimate a fifth of world wealth is hidden from the tax authorities of states and considerable parts of international corporate profits are not taxed. Google and Amazon parked billions in shadow financial centers. Tax avoidance makes a functioning state impossible
Tax Reform in the US: Trump's Attack on America (tags)
The tax reform of the Republicans is a blow against the welfare state and was prepared in the 1970s. The tax reform is profitable for Donald Trump but could cost the Republicans a re-election. $5 trillion goes to households with more than a million dollars income.
Archbishop and Evangelical Leader Tell Congress to Protect Puerto Rico in Tax Plans (tags)
As the Senate and House tax plans head to conference committee to reconcile tax plan differences, major religious leaders from Puerto Rico are asking Congress to protect the island from new proposed taxes.
Congress Tax Reform Package Could Harm Poor, Warns Religious Development Group (tags)
As the Senate pushes tax reform, the head of a religious development group expressed concern over parts of the House and Senate proposals that could harm low income people in the United States and people in the developing world.
The Driving Force of Global Inequality (tags)
Behind closed doors, a powerful industry has developed worldwide since the 1980s: tax avoidance. Taxes that are avoided must be compensated by higher taxation of households with lower incomes.
In Praise of Taxes by Nicola Liebert (tags)
Our tax system p[romotes private wealth and impoverishes the community. Even if no one pays them gladly, most are aware taxes int he interest of the community are sensible. "Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society" (Oliver Wendell Holmes, former Supreme Court justice).
European Union Votes on Corporate Transparency Regulations (tags)
The European Parliament is set to vote on landmark corporate transparency rules known as "country-by-country" reporting.
Neoliberal Austerity Leads to Deeper Crisis (tags)
A high state share in the economy, developed social states and readiness to intervene actively and anti-cyclically prevent falling into a depression. Trump's demonizing regulation, Medicaid, public schools, Head Start, Meals on Wheels, taxation and democracy must be resisted
Rigged reform - Oxfam Media Briefing, April 12, 2017 (tags)
US companies are dodging billions in taxes but the proposed reforms will make things worse.
Low Taxes is an Act of Desperation (tags)
A low business tax can be counter-productive if a deadbeat infrastructure arises through lower state revenues. Lowering business tax rates leads first to enormous budget holes. Employees will bear this burden at the end.
Five myths about tax havens (tags)
When tax havens assist kleptocratic elites in hiding their cash with impunity, they don’t guard against corruption and despotism — they help perpetuate them. Tax havens provide an escape route from laws that is available only to a rich minority that can afford to use it...
Gaza Journalist tortured by Hamas (tags)
Gaza journalist says he was tortured in Hamas jail
Indigenous Hispanic areas also Economic Rights US (tags)
Many Central and South American countries claim to have indigenous populations. This is true and false. Panama, Costa Rica Venezuela and Colombia have rates under 2% each. The substantialsubstantial populations are in
Tax Justice for Social Justice (tags)
Every year states lose billions in tax revenues through the aggressive tax avoidance practices of international corporations. These companies profit from public services whose financing is left to citizens. 1 trillion euros are lost every year from European public budgets.
Offshore Shell Games 2014, 56 pp (tags)
Ugland House is a modest five-story office building in the Cayman Islands, yet it is the registered address for 18,857 companies. The Cayman Islands, like many other offshore tax havens, levies no income taxes on companies incorporated there.
From the Free Economy to the Share Economy (tags)
n 1970 the economics Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman argued the social responsibility of business was only maximization of its profits. This is not true any more today. The responsibility of businesses goes beyond profit maximization. More can be demanded of those with power/
Bernie Sanders - Halfway There? (tags)
Consider this: Apple and GE, two of America's most profitable corporations, are paying Zero federal taxes. Their aggregate taxes paid to governments worldwide is 0% and 3%. Apple -- always the most innovative -- declares itself headquartered somewhere in cyber space...
Plans for Destroying Greece Stall (tags)
SYRIZA Sellout Triggers Internal Party Revolt (tags)
Rebirth of the One-Thousandth Society (tags)
The richest thousandth (0.1%) could increase their share in the total wealth very intensely since the 1980s. Their share is as much as the bottom 90%..While the millionaires increased their wealth enormously, the mass of the population is exposed to the continuing economic crisis.
OECD Takes Strong Stance on Corporate Tax Avoidance (tags)
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a major proposal for curbing corporate tax avoidance yesterday. The OECD recommends international cooperation to prevent large corporations from avoiding taxes in the countries where they do business. The OECD plan comes amidst increased calls to crack down on corporate tax avoidance.
Wealth as a Problem (tags)
The wealth of others has become more a problem and less an incentive. Capital is blind, Thomas Piketty says. Capital grows faster than the economy. Differences in wealth are inherent in capitalism but do not represent a natural law. A society can accept them or act against them.
7 Rip-Offs that Corporations and the Wealthy Don't Want You to Know (tags)
The US faces a revenue crisis and a war-spending crisis fueled by corporate tax evasion and an out-of-control empire-building foreign policy. As offense was and is called defense in Vietnam, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Iraq and Afghanistan, double speak triumphs in the US.
Tax Extenders Cost Billions (tags)
The GE Loophole isn't just unfair to small businesses; it's a burden to us all. If the loophole is renewed, it will cost $62 billion over the next decade. That's money we won't have to fix roads, build schools, or find medical cures—the kinds of investments that strengthen our communities...
Should the NFL Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status? (tags)
Giving a tax-exempt status to the NFL is like Stephan Harper's perversion of remaking Canada a bitumen staple theory. Vancouver BC has 26 community centers, some with swimming pools that take your breath away. Maybe a future of community centers is a third way beyond state and market.
Corporate Taxes in America (tags)
The Corporate Tax Rate Debate, 30pp (tags)
Lower taxes on corporate profits not linked to job creation
Representatives Doggett and DeLauro Introduce Legislation to End Sequestration and Corpora (tags)
Rep Doggett introduced a replacement to the sequester today which would make it harder for corporations to use tax havens.
The Super Rich Reinvent U.S. Capitalism (tags)
As U.S. corporate profits soar to record highs, food stamps for the neediest were quietly cut. The politicians who are demanding endless cuts to social programs — Democrats and Republicans alike — insist that the U.S. is broke, all the while conveniently ignoring the mountains of tax-free wealth piling up in the pockets of the super rich.
Seven Good Reasons for a More Just Tax Policy (tags)
In the US, the top tax rate was over 70% from 1938 to 1982. Reagan cut the top rate to 35% and changed taxation from corporate to individual leading to exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. Taxation, investment, labor market, trade and distribution policies must change.
A Fix for Food Security and Obesity: Food Stamps for Everyone (tags)
Sugar and soda taxes don't go far enough - we need a genuine intervention into the food system that will not only improve diets, but also protect food stamp benefits for the long term.
Labor Needs to Recalibrate and Fight (tags)
While the U.S. media has been obsessed with the in-fighting between Democrats and Republicans, as well as the recent government shutdown and the global/domestic ramifications of a possible government default, little attention has been paid to a looming disaster confronting working people: Obama is again threatening to cut “entitlement” programs, meaning Social Security and Medicare.
Three things nobody can avoid: Death, taxes and corporate lies (tags)
Dozens of the biggest corporations in the U.S. paid no taxes in years in which they racked up huge profits — taxes paid by Corporate America are so low that individuals account for eight times more in tax revenue than businesses.
VIDEO: Offshore Profit Sharing (tags)
Apple shifted 64% of profits ($78 billion over four years) to entities (AOI and AOS) in Ireland with no employees and no activities. Corporations avoiding paying taxes is a destructive business model. Should we close unjustified loopholes?
Tax Evasion and the Social State (tags)
The good social state invests in the social, in the education of children of the new lower classes... Taxes is the price we pay for a civilized society (Oliver Wendell Holmes).. The state share must increase in a developed society since ever greater demands are made on the state.
The Great Tax-Cut Experiment and Corporate Taxes as % of Profits (tags)
Comparisons with Other Countries: Americans pay a smaller proportion of total income in taxes than do people in any other advanced capitalist economy. as in Western European countries.
More Austerity Cuts Coming to the States (tags)
The Great Recession has quietly devastated public services on a state-by-state basis, with Republican and Democratic governors taking turns leading the charge. Public education has been decimated, as well as health care, welfare, and the wages and benefits of public sector workers. The public sector itself is being smashed. Since the recession began, states have made combined austerity cuts of at least $337 billion, according to the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities
Fiscal Cliff Postmortems (tags)
Flim Flam Fiscal Cliff Legislation (tags)
Responsible Fiscal Cliff Resolution (tags)
The "Fiscal Cliff" Is a Hoax ... and a Mel Brooks Routine (tags)
The "fiscal cliff" comedy routine in Washington DC is a staged act where Democrats play the "good cop" who want to tax the rich and cut social welfare programs vs. the "bad cop" Republicans who don't want to tax the rich and promise heavy cuts on social welfare programs. Where is the voice of reason that says maybe this so-called fiscal cliff isn't really such a big deal after all?
Read this then vote (tags)
Read this then vote
US Election: Electing the "Lesser Evil" Obama or an Alternative to Big Business (tags)
In his contempt for people who think they have a right to state assistance, Romney shows himself to be a reactionary capitalist who slept through or represses a whole epoch of human development. Art 25 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms the rights to food and housing.
Financing the Government: Romney Must Get the Message (tags)
The role of the state and the necessity of common action is a main theme in the political debate. Regulation ensures the same rules for everyone in competition. Conservative politicians in the US underrate the importance of publically provided education, technology and infrastructure.
Israel's Neoliberal Hammer Stikes (tags)
Inequalities, Taxes, and More Inequalities (tags)
Thanks to Occupy, most working people are well aware of the growing inequalities in wealth. But for those who lack the specifics, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich provides a useful overview: “…the rich have been getting a larger and larger portion of total income. From 9 percent in 1980, the top 1 percent’s take increased to 23.5 percent by 2007. CEOs who in the 1970s took home 40 times the compensation of average workers now rake in 350 times.” (“Confessions of a Class Warrior,” August 22, 2010).
What's Wrong with San Diego's City Finances? (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality heard a presentation July 26 from "Paradise Plundered" author Vladimir Kogan. The book, co-written with professors Steven P. Erie and Scott A. MacKenzie, argues that San Diegans have long wanted their city government to do far more in services than they're willing to pay for in taxes -- and recently they and the politicians seeking to lead the city, most notably Right-wing Queer Mayoral front-runner Carl DeMaio, have been scapegoating city workers and their unions for the city's pension crisis and other financial shortfalls.
Austerity has never worked (tags)
It’s not just about the current economic environment. History shows that slashing budgets always leads to recession [...]
Oligarchy and Democracy (tags)
Jeffrey A. Winters is professor of political science at Northwestern University and author of Oligarchy, published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.
BTL:Obama Plan to Reform Corporate Tax Code Fails to Shift Larger Tax Burden onto Big Busi (tags)
Interview with Chris Rude, political economist and activist, conducted by Scott Harris
Ron Paul's Anti-Progressive Agenda (tags)
Learning from Roosevelt (tags)
Harry Hopkins, head of WPA under Roosevelt, created 4 million jobs in 2 months. How many jobs in health care, education, bridge repair, community centers and journalism could be created today? Solutions are not lacking, only political will. Viva sharing and redistribution!
The Tax System is Out of Control (tags)
Citi-group and Bank of America operate many branch offices in tax havens. The use of tax havens deprives the state of $100 billion annually. "These tax havens accelerate the transfer of assets from local communities and the global South to the bank accounts of the richest..."
BTL:Study Finds 25 Top CEOs' Pay Exceeds Corporate Taxes Paid (tags)
Interview with Scott Klinger, Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow, conducted by Scott Harris
AMERICAN ELITE IMITATES THE BRAZILIAN ELITE (tags)
Who looks to Brazil, it thinks that the Brazilians imitated the USA. But the truth is exactly the opposite happened always.
A New Declaration of Independence, July 4, 2011 (tags)
As a free and independent people, we have full power to punish corporations for their criminal acts and to impeach, expel and dishonor our judiciary and our so-called representatives for their allegiance to corporate masters.
Tax Day Protests on April 18th! (tags)
Several groups are planning different Tax Day (April 18th) protests against austerity, tax loopholes for the rich, and the banksters.
Everyone Has a Stake in US Uncut's Fight (tags)
Exxon, Bank of America, Poeing, Wells Fargo and Citigroup[ paid no federal taxes last year. Like its predecessor UK Uncut, US Uncut insists corporations that benefit from education and roads should pay their fair share and not avoid taxes.
Video: An Upside-Down Economy (tags)
A wide-ranging interview with Rob Johnson on austerity, taxes, money and politics
Government Shutdown - Budget Crisis (tags)
Blackmail, by anyother name, is still blackmail Legal abdication of duties, Legal right to create own system of governance. Suggested mirror government of current duties. Maintain Private space until official offices are cleared. Use security forces to secure buildings.
Right-Wing Queer Councilmember DeMaio Dominates San Diego Economic Debate (tags)
Openly Queer Right-wing San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio dominated a forum on the city’s budget woes sponsored by the Hillcrest Town Council February 5. Three other panelists spoke ¬— former San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre, who stunned his supporters in the progressive community by joining DeMaio in campaigning against a proposed city sales tax increase last fall; former City Councilmember Michael Zucchet, a lobbyist for the city workers’ main union; and economics professor Alan Gin — but DeMaio and his proposed “Roadmap for Recovery,” a plan to balance the city’s budget by privatizing city jobs, slashing pensions and reducing supposedly “nonessential” city services, was the basis for the discussion and provided the context to which the other three panelists responded.
The Two Roads Out of Recession (tags)
Recent events in Washington, D.C. should provoke fear and outrage in the average American worker. As the jobs recession staggers on, politicians and labor leaders alike seem bizarrely distanced from reality, unable to advance any ideas that remotely correspond to the basic demands of those tens of millions of unemployed, under-employed, or poorly paid workers. Instead, what we get is President Obama's recent groveling to the corporate-dominated Chamber of Commerce, pleading with them to hire workers. The President's recent speech to the Chamber implied many dangers, which neither labor federation-- AFL-CIO and Change to Win -- bothered to point out. In fact, the AFL-CIO applauded sections of the speech, rather than condemning its sinister motives. If labor unions align themselves with the President's and the Chamber's pro-corporate path out of the recession, a workers’ road to recovery will be bypassed.
Economists Rediscover the Distrribution Question (tags)
Higher taxes for the rich-traditionally a horror to liberal economists-appear in a new light as state transfers to poorer sectors. Those richer than 95% pocket around 20% of the total income. It was less than half as much at the end of the 70s.
Why Inequality Matters (tags)
The U.S. social and economic landscape is rapidly changing. Inequalities in wealth, which began an upward ascent back in the 1980s, accelerated in the 1990s. Now they are flying off the charts, thanks first to the tax cuts ushered in by Bush II and second to Obama’s recent continuation of those tax cuts, plus more, which have the effect of taking from the working class and poor in order to give to the rich.
The Rich Have Gotten Richer (tags)
Since the 1970’s America’s poor and middle-class have seen virtually no growth in terms of income. We have watched the entire American dream hauled out and paraded in front of us with images and a soundtrack telling us while our nation became more powerful, so did we, “and in the meantime purchase this.” We were told when the wealthy became richer this was good for us as this “trickled down to the rest of us.” We were led to believe that if there were ever problems for the rest of us, with the American rich being richer and richer we would not have to worry. They were Americans after all. They had our backs as we always had theirs.
Who's Behind the Deficit Crisis (tags)
From the U.S. to Europe media and politicians are singing the same tune: "budget deficits must be drastically reduced -- by cutting social programs -- so that global bond investors do not threaten the economy." Not since the "war on terror" was announced has government policy been so shrouded in confusion and unanswered questions. In the same way we are not to ask how U.S. foreign policy has angered millions in the Middle East, we must remain equally silent about questioning the recent history behind the current "deficit crisis.”
Libertarian Nick Coons thinks taxes are stealing (tags)
Libertarian Nick Coons thinks taxes are stealing - “I really don’t support any taxes, When you take someone’s property from someone without their consent, that’s theft. And I don’t support that.”
do you support raising Collage tuitions Mike Tully (tags)
do you support raising Collage tuitions Mike Tully
Jerry Brown's first time as governor (tags)
Jerry Brown's first time as governor and the taxpayer revolt
"Severe Austerity Programs will have Catastrophic Consequences" (tags)
"Instead of real growth, the financial sector has only promoted phantom growth. The state functions differently than a family. Less should be spent for unproductive purposes like the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and unconditional bank bailout packages.."
Saving is not a Solution (tags)
The capital markets repeatedly force the real economy to its knees. The savings orgy should help heavily indebted states regain the trust of the financial markets. In a play from the madhouse, states must run into debt to bailout their money-houses.
Imprisoning A Courageous Whistleblower: The Case of Bradley Birkenfeld (tags)
Targeting anyone challenging power
Dueling Strategies in the Defense of Public Education, Part 2 (tags)
In Part I of this essay we looked at strategies in defense of public education that are referred to as “ultra-left,” meaning that they veer so far left that they sever ties with the working class and consequently lose all traction when it comes to influencing the movement. Here we will examine strategies that veer to the right, often ending up in the camp of opportunism, which means sacrificing principles and working class independence for the sake of quick but illusory gains. The interests of working people are subordinated to those of the capitalist class and the politicians who represent them, be they Democrats or Republicans. Finally, we will return to the question of how to proceed forward.
The "Houdini Recovery" under IMF-Type Austerity (tags)
the recovery is the big lie
Governor Candidate Stewart Alexander: Who Are You Kidding Jerry Brown? (tags)
While going on the attack against Jerry Brown for representing the interest of billionaires and wealthy Californians, Alexander has gone on the offensive against Republican front-runner Meg Whitman charging that “she is a corporate insider and lacks the experience to govern California.” Stewart Alexander says Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman are presenting themselves as candidates for the people; however, “they are corporateers who will support the same old politics that will only benefit the wealthy few.”
Greed, the Corrupt System and Shadow Banking (tags)
A sudden change of thought patterns has occurred. For thirty years, the dogmas were in effect: trust in the self-healing powers of the market, the sleek state is the best of all possible states and economic policy will be unnecessary if the central banks fights inflation.
The Democrats are Coming After Social Security (tags)
It’s official: the Democrats are coming after Social Security and Medicare. How refreshing that all the backroom scheming and political conspiring is finally out in the open. Before, the corporate elite had been having this conversation in private, via right-wing think tanks and business journals. Now, mainstream media is promoting these ideas, including the Democrat’s media mouthpiece — The New York Times. In a three-page editorial, entitled The Truth about the Deficit, The New York Times gives its solution to the country’s debt problems. The main idea is summed up here:
Every Dishwasher Will NIot Become a Millionaire (tags)
Citizens of the US are tyrannized by "dead ideas," Matt Miller insists. One dead idea is that taxes damage the economy. With taxes, long-term advantages can be created for the economy when the government invests in the infrastructure.
The tax that no one is talking about! (tags)
The tax that no one is talking about!
California to withhold a bigger chunk of paychecks (tags)
The tax that no one is talking about!
A Cure for an Ailing Economy: Taxing the Rich (tags)
Healthcare isn’t the only social ill in the U.S. that needs a serious remedy. The list is long and growing: state budget crises, unemployment, infrastructure, education, housing, food assistance, etc. These are all things that must be paid for, but the money seems to be in short supply. When a country is in as much debt as the U.S., – $12 trillion and counting — the tasks at hand seem all but unachievable. And this is exactly what many politicians would like you to believe.
CALIFORNIA BUDGET : DEEP CUTS FOR THE POOR, NO TAXES FOR THE RICH (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) strongly condemns the California Legislature ( the two parties )and the Governor for the its latest assaults on all CAlifornians. The EPCC denounces the so-called compromise on the budget that added untold hardships on the people of California.
KPFA Flashpoints Radio: oil wars, oil taxes, and California Assembly Bill 656 (tags)
Conversation with Nora Barrows Friedman, co-host of KPFA-Berkeley's Flashpoints Investigative Radio, about both, and independent journalist Ann Garrison about oil wars and oil taxes and California Assembly Bill 656.
California Apocalypse (tags)
Though a lot of so-called “progressives” voted no on the ballot measures on California’s May 19 special election ballot, the overwhelming defeat of these legislative compromises aimed at a short-term solution to California's budget problems has been a boon for the radical Right. For 43 years, ever since they elected Ronald Reagan as governor in 1966 and passed Proposition 13 in 1978, a cadre of radical-Right Republicans have been seeking to destroy the financial basis of California's government and thereby force the elimination of virtually all social welfare programs as well as scorched-earth cuts in education and health care. Now they’ve got their wish: after the budget dust settles, California will now no longer be in the business of helping working-class and lower-income people, and will instead be a low-tax,corporate-privilege Libertarian haven.
People Reject Sacramento "Solutions" -- Real Solutions Needed (tags)
On Tuesday, May 19, 2009, the people of the State of California sent a strong rebuke to the Governor and State Legislature. Propositions 1A through 1E were defeated.
Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt:" Part II (tags)
Part II of Brown's superb book.
The Anti-Tax Protests: Not Just for the Right Wing (tags)
On tax day, April 15th, "Anti-tax" protests were held all over the nation, with some success. Thousands of people showed up in certain cities to vent their frustration with what was supposed to be a protest against taxation in general. The outcome was quite different. If one looked at the signs that were carried by the majority of the participants, messages were being sent that were impossible to disagree with: tax money should not be given to banks and corporations. Of course. Ordinary people should not have their taxes raised through higher sales taxes, and additional taxes on alcohol, cigarettes, property, or gas. Right on.
BTL:Obama Budget Makes Clean Break with Bush Trickle-Down Ideology (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary
A Bold Plan Sweeps Away Reagan Ideas (tags)
The old gives way to the new as the snow gives way to the spring. (Rilke)
Get Ready for Higher Taxes and Fees (tags)
Americans better "buckle-up"
The California Budget and Class War (tags)
On February 19, the California legislature, after weeks of wrangling, passed a special budget to address the historically high $42 billion deficit. It represents an unadulterated washout for working people who are attacked on almost every front by the Democratic Party, which controls a broad majority in the legislature.
A Simple Solution to the States' Budget Crises (tags)
On February 16, in Salem, Oregon a rally of more than 5,000 students, teachers, parents, and social service workers assembled in front of the state capitol, demanding a solution to the state’s financial crisis. This was but one of many similar protests nationwide; and Oregon is par for the course when it comes to U.S. states neck deep in a budget crisis. It is estimated that, unless other sources of revenue are raised immediately, the state will make $800 million in cuts…by June. The projected deficit for the next two years is $2.5 billion.
Philippines agrees to settle NYC taxes for $9-M to save $29-M (tags)
Corruption stretch from the Philippine sea to the other side of the shining seas- in the United States. AJLPP learned through media sources that New York mayor Michael Bloomberg welcomed the Philippine government’s promise to pay $9 million in property taxes, including interest, calling it “what every other law-abiding property owner does.”
Nevada; UNLV Students Protest Gov Gibbon's Budget Cuts (tags)
Following Nevada Governor Jim Gibbon's state of the state address where he proposed cutting higher education throughout Nevada by 50% to account for a budget shortfall, students from UNLV rally in protest over cuts to needed education services.
Alexander: Schwarzenegger’s Tax Proposal Unfairly Targets Working People (tags)
Stewart Alexander says the “governor’s tax proposal continues to demonstrate that the governor lacks the ability to lead the State of California.” While running as a candidate for California lieutenant governor in 2006, Alexander repeatedly criticized Schwarzenegger on California budget issues. Alexander says, “California’s economy has experienced major set-backs under Schwarzenegger’s leadership.”
The Failed Reputation of The United States Federal Government (tags)
The United States Federal Government started destroying it’s reputation decades ago. Property confiscation and forced development because of taxes is "the norm" in the United States. It does not matter how long the property has been owned or who owns it, if you do not pay the government for it’s "new" taxable value, you will have it confiscated. I have watched as many people who have lived on their property for decades and even generations, have it stolen by the United States Federal Government.
The Terrorist Among U.S. (tags)
("Papers, - Do You Have Your Papers?") Do you remember the Fred McMurray Building in Oklahoma City? It was blown up by an ex-army USA home-grown terrorist. Do you want this to happen again? How many Federal Government checkpoints will it take until a patriotic American goes crazy and becomes a terrorist? (I feel it will be an ex-military person who has seen checkpoints blow up before and knows exactly what it is they are doing.)
Federal Government Border Patrol Checkpoints on Olympic Peninsula (tags)
I think people at these Federal Government Border Patrol Checkpoints, should be forced to produce a valid Federal Income Tax Return from the previous year. If you can not produce this document (FEDERAL INCOME TAX FROM PREVIOUS YEAR) you should be arrested and put in an internment camp and forced to work for the Federal Government.
Animal Farm Economics (tags)
It is very simple economic fascism, animal farm economics 101. IRS property confiscation for taxes; this is the definition of economic fascism; IRS property confiscation for taxes.
The United States of America Claims Bankruptcy! (tags)
After taking on more than 14 trillion in Federal debt, the housing market in the United States dropped 40%, and the United States was burdened with another 10 trillion dollars in mortgage debt. The FED’s spending did not stop there, another 2 trillion was spent bailing out companies and banks. US treasuries faltered and failed as global wealth funds dumped the dollar. FANTASY? Economic Fascism and The United States
I have an idea (tags)
Let's ALL stop working under the table and pay federal tax.
California budget compromise takes from the poor, gives to the rich (tags)
Finally an article about California. Reprint from www.wsws.org. It is good somebody somewhere is writing something about here.
6/6 Los Angeles Teachers Strike; General Strike Needed (tags)
Los Angeles teachers are finally striking for the first hour of today's school day against the budget cuts to education; the rest of labor needs to join them in a statewide general strike not only against budget cuts but also against the refusal of the state legislature to raise the income taxes on the rich, the 5% that makes over $200,000 a year, including the millionaires and billionaires who live in California.
Thousands Marched Through Downtown Milwaukee (tags)
Protesters want a fair and just immigration reform bill passed within the first 100 days of the next President’s term
Vegas anarchists flyer against taxes, torture and war on April 15th (tags)
April 15th is Tax Day, and in honor of the occasion, a newly-formed activist group, the Southern Nevada Alliance of the Libertarian Left, took their first public action today and issued their first communique with flyers posted on the streets of Las Vegas aiming to raise consciousness about the violence of the tax-and-torture warfare State.
US court nixes RP ‘privilege’ over real estate tax debts (tags)
In a legal debacle for Manila, a United States federal court judge has ruled that the Philippines cannot invoke diplomatic privilege so that it would not be compelled to pay $19 million worth of unpaid real estate taxes to the New York City government. The New York City government scored a victory over real estate tax-delinquent states, including the Philippines, India and Mongolia, after US District Judge Jed Rakoff, in a written opinion, ruled in favor of the city. Rakoff’s ruling will force the three countries, which are renting out offices and business establishments housed in diplomatic buildings in New York, to settle their financial obligations to the city’s government. Reports said India owed the city $39.4 million including taxes, while Mongolia has to pay $4.2 million.
Watch Hillary Clinton Vehemently Vow to Raise Taxes and Vote for War (tags)
A leopard doesn’t change its spots.
Taxes And The Crown (tags)
lords and kings are unAmerican...
The High Social Cost of Low Corporate Taxes (tags)
It is now taken for granted that social services in the U.S. will be under-funded – if they are funded at all. This isn’t because average people think that such things are unimportant, but because we’ve been taught by “our” representatives in government that even a miniscule social safety net is economically impossible (it is never explained why – it just is). As this approach continues to dominate mainstream political life, the living standards of working people everywhere are being destroyed, and the meager reforms politicians have always promised us have devolved into even tinier crumbs and counter-reforms. Indeed, reforms that benefit the working class seem to be impossible in Washington now-a-days, precisely at a time when the wealth of the country has never been greater. To make sense out of such irrationality, one has to consider that this issue isn’t limited to the 50 states of the U.S. – it’s an international problem, and its cause is no accident.
Brazil: Road passing taxes lose in the states and win in federal justice. (tags)
after pleasant expensive sojourns in resorts to the costs of the association of banks that control the road passing taxes say that signed contracts have to be fulfilled.
The Confession (tags)
Title 19, Section 351(b) federal Code of Regulations admits that direct taxes are collected without apportionment required by Article 1, Section II, clause .
Taxes and Finance Capital: Back to the Feudal State (tags)
Taxes are the corrective to the furious free market. They safeguard the public interest, redistribution, public functions and services..For the oligarchs, tax is a confiscation and tax officials are highway robbers.. Tax reductions for the rich are the direrct cause of the debility of community.
No Taxes = No Iraq War! (tags)
Your taxes that are just being bull-dozed down this huge,blood y and bottomless sink hole in Iraq!!!!
Philippines: On PERC Corruption Survey (tags)
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo reaping the fruits of her folly
GO GAY: END THE WAR IN IRAQ (tags)
Now Is the Time for Gays & Lesbians to End the War
Social Cuts Cause Suffering (tags)
"Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come" (Victor Hugo).. Liberated from their existential worries, people could develop their talents.. A basic income could expand the efficiency of our society.
Phoenix is the most expensive place in the nation to rent a car because of taxes (tags)
Taxes in Phoenix and Arizona make Arizona one of the most expensive places in the nation to rent a car. The government theives at Sky Harbor Airport will shake you down for $7.80 to $30 a day for a car rental
Future Tax Shock (tags)
One of President Bush’s be-very-afraid lines this campaign season is that Democrats, if elected, will raise taxes.
Nihilist candidate in LA (tags)
conceptual artist and nihilist party governor candidate campaigns in LA at UnUrban Coffee House on saturday, august 26 at 3pm.
The problem with the idea of “an immigration problem.” (tags)
Why so many different takes to "the immigration problem?" The answer lies in the oversimplification of the issue. I will not diagnose the source(s) of these over-simplistic notions, only attempt to clear up the mud.
Re-Regulation of the Economy (tags)
"Finance markets become judges over the economy punishing mistakes with (threaten-ed) capital flight." Resisting re-regulation represses blind spots and confuses the goat and the gardener, the market and the fire dept and the problem and the solution.
Angelides or Westly? (tags)
Mudslinging down to the wire...Republicans are really diggin' it...
A Citizens Letter (tags)
A reminder to taxpaying citizens of who really holds the influence and power in America.
Dear Just Wondering - So many myths, So little time (tags)
"just wonderings" post is so full of falsehoods about immigration its hilarious, but also indicate of the ignorance of the anti-immigrant crowd. Even with a rudimentary understanding of the historical dynamic between the U.S. and Mexican society one can trash such a flaccid attempt at satire.
The Tax State in the Globalization Trap (tags)
The middle class cannot do what corporations do..German corporations pay little corporation tax; their share amounts to 2.6% of all taxes. For decades, they even received more subsidies than the profit taxes paid in Germany. Corporate enrichment in the US leads to state deficits and social cuts.
Bush allies implicated in breach of Honduras sovereignty (tags)
This is an important story, and needs attention. Any readers with blogs, and websites, please post about this, apparently some newspapers will be running with this story, according to the author we need to get more people to post and talk about this
Irwin Schiff Railroaded Right to Slammer by Two-Bit Federal Judge Running Kanagaroo Court (tags)
The 77-year-old tax protestor being held without bond and in chains after being convicted on 14 counts, including conspiracy and income tax evasion. Trial observers say court proceedings looked like an episode of the "Three Stooges" with "Moe, Curly and Larry" prosecuting the case. 6 Nov 2005
Capitalism Loves Violent Revolution (tags)
CUCKOO ECONOMICS (Abridged Ed.) (tags)
By deliberately confusing assets that can be *produced* with assets that can only be *acquired*, modern economics laid the ideological foundation for unemployment, poverty, inequality, and the looming global depression.
Shays Fought the Revolution's Final Battle (tags)
Shays Fought the Revolution's Final Battle, and We Lost
Facts About Undocumented Immigrants (tags)
The Antis will have you believe that undocs drain the US economy, but facts show that they pay more into the Tax machine then they take out.
Families to the Brink (tags)
Property taxes. No single campaign issue ignites such anger and confusion, especially among people living in the 6th District in Camden County, where they pay the highest school taxes in the state.
The Wavering State (tags)
"How can the state finance itself in times of worldwide competition without damaging the national econmy? How can it find the old strength without creating new poverty?.. There is no system-conforming way out of this vicious circle.."
Former IRS CID Special Agent Joseph Banister Acquitted of Tax Fraud And Conspiracy (tags)
Mobilizing against Education- and Social Cuts (tags)
This struggle is imperative from the knowledge that the political measures of the neoliberal project are morally and economi-cally false..We can only resist this false policy together. Students must convince students that the interests of workers are their interests
Mr. Greenspan and the German Way (tags)
Greenspan's dilemma is that interest rates must rise to reduce the trade deficit ($617B in 2004) and keep foreign investors ($2B a day) though this could burst the real estate bubble and raise consumer prices. US prosperity is a credit-b ased prosperity.
The Endless Cycle of Stupidity (California Style) (tags)
How does a state with the sixth-largest economy in the world go 9 billion in debt? The short answer is "Democrats."
"The Economy has Taken the State Hostage" (tags)
The economy has taken the state hostage and its power as a global player. Businessmen do not pay any taxes and demand fresh ransom money like every other extortioner.
Who dies in your place? (tags)
Republican Christians, do not enlist. They decide to allow thousands of non-American citizen-soldiers to die in their stead. 60,000 of these green-card holders have been serving in Iraq and Afghanistan while born-again white citizens stay home and live off their mommies and daddies.
Short List of "Practical Necessities" (tags)
When interests rise, fewer and fewer investments occur in production and employ-ment, unemployment increases and the economy goes flat. This analysis of the Austrian economy could help the US battle deregulation and corporate enrichment.
HUMAN SUFFRAGE (tags)
The illegal, undocumented, alien community, as defined by America, is persecuted as if they were the political lepers of our country. The inalienable right to vote unequivocally belongs to the people that live, work, and pay taxes where they raise families.
Wireless World: A ruling on wireless taxes (tags)
A story about taxes on mobile phone usage.
The Social State is Affordable (tags)
That "we" can no longer afford the social state is gossip. Thinking this gossip will end is wishful thinking. In truth, we cannot afford the prevailing financial policy.
What you didn't know about Taxes and the Crown (tags)
This is for all those who resent being corporate whores and slaves
Social Security Tax Hike Feared (tags)
Bush official predicts 50% jump with no revamp. YOU JOB, YOUR LIVLIHOOD...ALL FUCKED !
Social Insecurity (tags)
Diverting our taxes into wealthy Republicans' portfolios is the American way: making the rich get richer.
Who Owns The Army? (tags)
Are you under the assumption that the Army, Navy, Air force, and Marines, own the equipment that they use? Is the soldier who stands guard someplace in the world, under the illusion that the gun he has, belongs to him or to the military branch he is a member of? Unless he paid taxes at sometime, he cannot claim any ownership of that gun. The gun belongs to the taxpayers.
Liberation News Voter Recommendations (tags)
No to corporate politics!
A Mexican Response to Arnold Schwarzenegger (tags)
INVASION OF SOCIAL SECURITY (tags)
BUSH DECLARES"OWNERSHIP SOCIETY"TELLS CONVENTION HE’S ORDERED INVASION OF SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUND
MALDEF Stands Ground in Texas School Funding Trial (tags)
Lawyers for richer and poorer districts alike are fighting over the future of equitable funding for the education of Texas children. Here is a "half time" update.
Latino Vote Part II (tags)
Why Latinos are anti Bush. Its the issues.
Conservative myths (tags)
The current crop of GOP candidates parrots absurdities about term limits and fiscal responsibility--makes you wonder if they have any concept of the real world.
AskQuestions.org Questions U.S. Tax Policies: Who Really Pays Taxes in America? (tags)
April 15, 2004 (Berkeley, CA) -- Recent news articles about skyrocketing tax fraud and corporate tax dodging have prompted a high level of public concern about the overall fairness and effectiveness of our current tax system. AskQuestions.org – an online news site that addresses issues raised by public demand – released a report today on "Who Really Pays Taxes in America?”
A Thank-you on Tax Day (tags)
You pay because we care. A message from Mr. and Mrs. Corporate America or social programs for the richest.
Stroke the rich (tags)
IRS has become a subsidy system for super-wealthy Americans IRS winks at rich deadbeats
Newsweek Misses Tax Freedom Day (tags)
Kerry isn't as ignorant on economic matters as he sounds.... (tags)
Kerry catches tax cut mania (tags)
It is highly unlikely that tax breaks would spur much job-creating investment, since employers are reluctant to expand operations while facing overcapacity in almost every industry. Utilization of industrial capacity hit a 20-year low of 74 percent last year, and is barely higher today. Instead of adding jobs, employers are squeezing more from fewer workers, while allowing little or no wage growth.
March 16th Road Map Art (tags)
In Memory of Rachel Corrie (1984-2003)
Anti-Social Security group defrauds the elderly with 'ARP' designation (tags)
The Alliance for Retirement Prosperity was founded by Republicans like Grover Norquist (president of Americans for Tax Reform) and Steve Moore (president of the Club for Growth), who view the elderly as dangerously selfish welfare-addicts.
On Gard (tags)
Like so many Republicans, Gard is hell-bent to eliminate regulations even though the contamination of the lakes that has desrtoyed local commercial fishing and tourism. If such Libertarians were in charge, we would be fresh out of edible fish everywhere.
Library Sets Up Shrine To Corporate Thieves (tags)
As corportate-controlled state and Federal governments slash basic services to fund military and tax breaks for the rich, Long Beach Library worships Vons, other exploiters.
How Will Bush Deal With the Deficits? Connecting the Dots to Iraq (tags)
Bush administration's perpetual war and attendant defecit spending responsible for illusory economic prolificacy.
U.S. watchdog says about 400,000 use tax dodges (tags)
Abusive schemes could threaten our tax system's integrity and fairness if honest taxpayers beleive that significant numbers of individuals are not paying their fair share of taxes
Help! The "special interests" are attacking me! (tags)
Will all you please help me? I'm being attacked by all these "special interests" who think the state should pay for their services. The nerve of them. Do these "special interests" really think that California is their personal piggy bank? My billionaire friends don't want to pay higher taxes to pay for these "special interests"! They worked hard to earn their billions of dollars. They deserve tax relief to buy more yachts, mansions, and fancy cars. All these "special interests" will do is squander all of their money. Help me take back Sacramento from these "special interests" so the billionaires who put me where I am today won't have to pay more taxes so the state can spend, spend, spend!
The Biggest Shell Game (tags)
CAFR - The Biggest Shell Game For Theft In History
Grocery Strike - Fight to Win! (tags)
The grocery strike affects all workers. For the first time, a major contract would be without affordable health care. The entire labor movement should fight this, and FIGHT TO WIN!
Civilized People Don't Need to be Governed (tags)
John Adams said that the more civilzied the people, the less need for government. Bush won't say this in one of his speeches though, since he wants more government. Parasites always want more government, which is free money for them. The parasites (teachers, lawyers, media folks, psychologists - all the ones working for the State - corporations, etc.) - all these elite creeps want to have more government - more free money. The union people want it too and the welfare people and the social security. It's a human condition to want something for nothing.
Monopoly and Privilege Must Be Destroyed (tags)
From the book "Instead of a Book" by ben Tucker.
Let the rich pay, Camejo says (tags)
Green Party candidate Peter Camejo has unveiled a budget proposal which calls for strikingly higher income tax rates on Californians who earn more than $500,000 a year, changing Proposition 13 to allow reappraisals of many corporate properties and tax cuts for low-wage earners.
GOP = Goldwater's Old Party? (tags)
Antiwar libertarian bloggers and Internet columnists often link to left-of-center websites like Indymedia, Common Dreams, Alternet.org and CounterPunch while others consider voting for Democratic candidate Howard Dean.
The California Crisis (tags)
With a $38 billion state deficit, California is labeled the nation's basket case. The election to recall the governor will be held this fall. It will determine if Bush and his gang will gain control of the state.
The Work of the Globalists/Monopolists/Orgaznied Crime? (tags)
The globalists are at it again. See Alex Jones (www.infowars.net).
U.S. prosecutors sue Quaker group over pacifist's unpaid taxes (tags)
Priscilla Adams says she doesn't mind paying taxes. She just doesn't want her money going to the military.
Deflation Threatens. A Specter goes about in Germany (tags)
"The IMF recently warned of a deflationary development and a dangerous intensification of the economic crisis in Germany..Deflation is characterized by a lowering of price levels.. The cause is a surplus of goods over the demand for goods.." Translated from German
Taxes for Revenue Are Obsolete (tags)
Taxes are NOT collected for revenue, but for redistribution of wealth to the wealthy, for the social control of YOU!
Tax Slavery (tags)
If the Government takes as much, or more, from you in taxes as a Feudal Serf are you any free'er than that Feudal Serf?
The Kennedy sycophant's guide to oppressive taxes (tags)
Does the Bush tax plan favor the wealthy? Well, yeah... Let the Democrats and their ilk pool their resources to subvert the Constitution and help "the people" build a Welfare State -- the rest of declare this taxation (read: legal plunder) to be oppressive.
My taxes and Homeland Security (tags)
Want to know what types of officers Tom Ridge is training?
Are Republicans different from Libertarians? (tags)
Libertarians advocate maximum liberty with minimum restrictions in any and all arenas of human activity. This sounds good, but carried to its logical extreme, it involves decriminalizing virtually every "vice" known to man.
Drip, Drip, Drip (tags)
Stephen Moore, president of the Club for Growth, triumphantly predicts the result of the Bush tax cuts; "local towns or cities are going to say: 'Hell, no! You're not going to raise my taxes. Get rid of the welfare programs!' ''
Government Owns U.S. Media (tags)
Government owns the U.S.media. It's run by the gatekeepers, the editors - and the U.S. government runs them. They are all part of the click, the elite group now. They are just a bunch of high school bullies - stealing our money through taxes.
Sometimes standing out isn't good (tags)
"When it comes to individual rights and freedoms, I think some people misinterpret what freedom is all about. You can't have freedom if you're dead."
'Class War' and the Bush tax cut (tags)
Chris Edwards, director of fiscal policy at the libertarian Cato Institute defended Bush's tax cuts, "though the lower income earners pay a high burden in payroll tax for social security and Medicare, they get a higher proportion of their wages in retirement benefits than do the wealthy"
Good Morning Fellow Serfs (tags)
The average guy may hear about the IRS destroying someone's life from time to time, but he's been pretty well brainwashed into believing they somehow deserved it. In any event, it probably bothers him about as much as it does a bovine when a predator cuts another cow out of the herd – he figures if they're gutting someone else, they're distracted from him for the time being.
Fighting mad New Yorkers work to stop ‘doomsday’ budget (tags)
People are angry in New York City – and they have a right to be angry. Every day massive cuts in local and state spending appear more and more imminent. At the state level, revenues are 10 percent below what is needed.
Countdown to Recall Gray Davis (tags)
The Countdown to Recall Gray Davis has begun as 6% or 55,357 out of 898,157 petitions have been completed and the desired deadline is the 4th of July while the legal deadline is Sept 2, the day after Labor Day.
Taxes Should Be Voluntary Only (tags)
Taxes should be voluntary. Criminals use force - our government uses force to get our hard-earned money.
I.R.S. = Your Money or Your Life (tags)
Taxes should be voluntary only. Force is immoral.
War Tax Resistance Made Simple (tags)
Regardless of the specifics, the basic truth is about half of your income tax is going to the military. For all the millions of people who've taken to the streets in the past four months to prevent or oppose this war, this is like a kidney punch from behind: You may spend your days, nights and/or weekends working to preserve peace, but everyone who pays taxes is financially helping to support the war.
Taxes Should Be Voluntary Only (tags)
Taxes should be voluntary only.
Just Say No To Forced Taxes (tags)
Don' want war? Don't pay forced taxes. Taxes should be voluntary only.
War Centralizes the State (tags)
From the book "How To Save the World" by mark Kinzley.
Revolution = The Liberty To Keep (tags)
From Ben Tucker's quotes.
Arizona Attorney Alleges Conspiracy Between IRS and Justice Department (tags)
An Arizona attorney alleges that there is a criminal conspiracy between employees of the IRS and the Justice Department to allow big-time promoters of tax schemes to remain in business so that they have more common Americans to go after.
Government Is Bad - Business Is Good (tags)
Stop war? Get rid of government. Can't have war without government and forced taxes.
How To Stop War - Become An Entrepreneur (tags)
Do like Switzerland (before they bought into the UN, more big government crap).
Republican Party Behind California's Budget Woes (tags)
Republican Party's behind California's budget problems leading to major assaults on education, particularly at community colleges
From The Salt Mine (tags)
The enemy lies within. We are not weak.
REFUSE THE WAR TAX (tags)
IF you are opposed to Bush's plans for war on Iraq, AND you owe taxes for 2002 that you have not yet paid, THEN consider tax resistance as an act of civil disobedience!
To all Employees and payroll managers: It’s your responsibility to stop funding this war. (tags)
Employees can legally fill out W-4’s any given day (immediately) to reduce or even eliminate Federal withholding taxes to the IRS which is funding this illegal, brutal, murderous, and imperialistic war intended by the U.S. and Israel to holocaust the Arab people and steal their oil.
Radio Interview: Australian Business to withhold tax for peace (tags)
"Recently a member of staff said she didn't want her taxes to go to supporting this war against Iraq and since I was the person who paid the taxes could I do something about it. We had a staff meeting, and all thirteen staff and partners are completely in agreement with withholding tax for peace." Jenny Spinks
Sorry to take up so much space (tags)
Gather together, for we have work to do.
Taxes, taxes, taxes: High on the Bush agenda (tags)
It has been written that the more things change, the more they are the same. And that certainly holds true when it comes to battles over taxes. True, the powdered wigs of James Madison’s time are gone. And yes, George Bush has replaced "Teddy" Roosevelt. But the issues are the same – who pays and how much.
I am a real conservative (tags)
True conservativism vs left/right fog
Ten Disgusting Things about Corporations (tags)
Fast fact sheet about how corporations ruin our lives
Saving and improving Social Security: The Communist Party’s solution (tags)
Marx’s observation that the task of a movement goes beyond mere interpretation of events was never more apt than when it comes to the struggle to defend – and improve – the Social Security system.
taxes for peace not war (tags)
Perplexed by the irony that you pay taxes to fund the U.S.'s escalating militarism that you steadfastly oppose and work to transform? Please join us, One Million Taxpayers for peace, www.onemilliontaxpayersforpeace.org and “vote your dissent” to Washington’s agenda.
The Biggest Theft In This World's History (tags)
Your city, county, state, and federal governments have LIED TO YOU for decades. There is NO NEED FOR TAXES. Our governments are not broke, they are rich beyond measure with OUR money, and they are hiding it from the American taxpayer while pleading they are broke and need more taxes, bonds and levees to survive. This being done as they blindly justify their obscene growth. BS! There is enough aggregate wealth owned by our government agencies to abolish ALL property and income taxes TODAY. You are being conned, lied to, ripped off, and financially raped
SAVE ENVIRONMENT! (tags)
From the book "Green Delusions" by Matin W. Lewis
Free DC: A Tax Day call to action (tags)
A Tax Day Call to Action: Free DC! No Taxtation Without Representation! We are citizens of Washington DC. We have no vote. Every decision our city council makes is subject to congressional "review". We invite you to join us this tax day as we declare "No Taxtation Without Representation" and take action for DC: your Capital Colony. Please post this call to action on every listserv and share it with every friend.
Gore's Lies on Tax Plan Exposed (tags)
Gore's Lies on Tax Plan Exposed, As His Lead Erodes In Key Battleground States, Like Illinois and Michigan