Archives for June 2010

The Bank Tax, or Let’s Be Like the French

The Bank Tax, or Let’s Be Like the French

Some folks tend to look to France for guidance on what America should do. A recent example was provided by tax blogger Linda Beale who, cross posting at the Angry Bear economics blog, suggested in her post titled Bank Tax: France, Germany and…

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Vice President Biden Calls Citizen a Smart Ass for Asking for Lower Taxes

Vice President Biden Calls Citizen a Smart Ass for Asking for Lower Taxes

This one’s from Taxgirl Kelly Phillps Erb: Last week, Vice President Joe Biden was in Milwaukee when he stopped in at Kopp’s Frozen Custard (not ice cream!) for a quick bite. After getting a cone,…

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Taxes, the Wealth Gap and the Art of Spinning Statistics

Taxes, the Wealth Gap and the Art of Spinning Statistics

“There are lies, damned lies and statistics.”  – Mark Twain – We recently reported the results of a CBPP study that showed that the gap between the wealth of the rich and the poor has greatly increased…

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Madness in the Method Man

Madness in the Method Man

From the Associated Press by way of Paul Caron: Hip-hop star Method Man pleaded guilty to a tax-evasion charge Monday, writing a check on the spot for the final $40,000 restitution payment after owing about…

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My Fab Four Favorites

My Fab Four Favorites

For a Fab Four-o-phile it’s nearly impossible to choose just ten of your favorite Beatle songs, but I’ll attempt it anyway: Hey Jude – Written by McCartney, probably the most popular Beatles’ song… and one of the longest….

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