Archives for June 2011

A Majority of Americans Want to Raise Taxes on a Minority of Americans

A Majority of Americans Want to Raise Taxes on a Minority of Americans

Bruce Bartlett ¹ says we need tax increases on the wealthy in order to fix the deficit problem. Now, I assume that Mr. Bartlett, who was a domestic policy advisor to President Reagan and a Treasury official…

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Obama Get’s Two Pinocchios for his Corporate Jet Speech

Obama Get’s Two Pinocchios for his Corporate Jet Speech

President Obama in his deficit and tax policy speech yesterday fired this shot across the bow of Republicans: The tax cuts I’m proposing we get rid of are tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, tax…

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More Tantrums from the Entitled Greeks

More Tantrums from the Entitled Greeks

Try this experiment: Give a four year old boy a cookie, let him take a couple of bites and then snatch it back from him. What do you suppose his reaction will be? Do you think…

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Tax Reforms for Islamic Finance?

Tax Reforms for Islamic Finance?

From Paul Caron: Brett Freudenberg & Mahmood Nathie (both of Griffith Business School) have published The Constitution and Islam: Are Tax Reforms Possible to Facilitate Islamic Finance?, 20 Revenue L.J. 1 (2011). Here is the abstract: Islamic…

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Obama Says Taxes Must Go Up

Obama Says Taxes Must Go Up

The New York Times has a real scoop: President Obama wants to raise taxes: WASHINGTON — President Obama pressured Republicans on Wednesday to accept higher taxes as part of any plan to pare down the federal deficit,…

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