Aims of Donor Are Shadowed by Past in Coal

Michael Barbaro and Coral Davenport The New York Times 7/4/2014

…Tom Steyer, the most influential environmentalist in American politics, who has vowed to spend $100 million this year to defeat candidates who oppose policies to combat climate change.

Mr. Steyer, a billionaire former hedge fund manager, emerged this election […]

‘Don’t Think That Can’t Happen’

Rush Limbaugh’s Terrifying Vision of Where the ‘Road We Are on’ Leads

Jason Howerton The Blaze 4/4/2014

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Friday painted a horrifying picture of “what things will look like” if the United States stays on the “road that we are on.”

“The road that we are on takes us back […]

Do You Live in a Death Spiral State?

William Baldwin Forbes 11/25/2012

Thinking about buying a house? Or a municipal bond? Be careful where you put your capital. Don’t put it in a state at high risk of a fiscal tailspin.

Eleven states make our list of danger spots for investors. They can look forward to a rising tax burden, deteriorating state finances […]

A Fat Lot of Nothing: Romney's Testimony, Now Released, Called 'Devastating' To Allred's Claims

Ace Ace of Spades HQ 10/25/2012

Romney didn’t testify at her divorce — there was no hearing on it.

Rather, he testified in 1991, when the Former Mrs. Stemberg sought to re-litigate her original settlement. Romney was called in to talk about the value of the 500,000 shares in Staples she received. Or Stemberg’s net […]

President Obama’s proposed budget includes dividend tax rate increase to 39.6 percent

Alexandra Myers The Daily Caller 2/23/2012

Buried in President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget proposal is a whopping increase in the dividend tax rate.

In 2003, under President George W. Bush, the rate dropped five percent from 20 to the current 15. Obama now wants to raise it to 39.6 percent.

This is not the first […]

‘Buffett Rule’ Will Boost Top Dividend Rate to Over 62%, Highest in OECD

Scott A. Hodge Tax Foundation 1/27/2012

Lost in the intense scrutiny of the 15 percent tax rate that Mitt Romney paid on his capital gains and dividend income is the fact that capital gains and dividend taxes are a second layer of tax on corporate profits. In other words, before a company distributes $1 of […]