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Most Americans think corporations should pay higher taxes

Dear Entire Republican Party: America has something to say. [A Washington Post-ABC News poll released last week] asked Americans whether they thought corporations paid their fair share of taxes, too little or too much. And 65 percent...Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: We Need to Become a State Where Everyone Pays Their Fair Share

18 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Office of Governor Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee delivering his State of the State address on January 13. He argues that state legislators must act this session to reform our unfair tax system. On so many fronts, Washington leads the nation. Show More Summary

Georgia FairTax More Talk Than Reality

This week’s Courier Herald Column: Tax dollars and government spending are a gold mine for political rhetoric. Whether the concept is whether someone is taxed “enough” or if someone is paying or receiving their “fair share”, candidates...Show More Summary

Michigan Towns Are Riled Up by an Atheist Activist Trying to Get Christians to Play Fair

Mitch Kahle is the atheist activist responsible for getting a hydraulic cross taken down in Grand Haven (Michigan), having a sign with an Old Testament verse on it removed from a public park, and getting Hawaiian churches to pay up for their illegally-cheap rental prices at public schools. The Detroit News has a profile of Kahle and his activism that you can read here:

SO MAYBE REPUBLICANS SHOULD ACTUALLY PASS THESE OBAMA TAX PROPOSALS: Americans like to hear that …

SO MAYBE REPUBLICANS SHOULD ACTUALLY PASS THESE OBAMA TAX PROPOSALS: Americans like to hear that rich people are going to be forced to pay their “fair share.” They would probably be considerably less excited to hear that Obama wants to tax the earnings on educational savings accounts, or that any assets they inherit from their […]

1,700 Private Jets Fly to Davos to Discuss Global Warming

``Another big theme of the mega-rich confab will be combating "income inequality" and how the world's rich can pay their fair share to reduce the gap between top earners and the lower class. Admission price for Davos: roughly $40,000 a ticket.''

British Man Who Skipped Restaurant Bill Ordered To Pay Two Years Later

A British man has been ordered to pay over $750 for a luxury meal, two years after sneaking out of the restaurant without paying. Milsom’s Restaurant in Dedham, Essex is now getting their fair due. The man, William Potter, 48, and three...Show More Summary

Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson Are Crowd-Funding the Final $150K for Their Fast-Food Chain

The Ray Krocs of the future. The chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson are nearly ready to go with Loco'l, a foray into the realm of fast food that will use high-quality ingredients, keep price points low, and pay workers a fair wage.Show More Summary

Supreme Court, Don’t Gut the Fair Housing Act

Before former Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA) passed away earlier this month, one of his final acts of advocacy was an effort to save the Fair Housing Act—and the Supreme Court should pay close attention to Sen. Brooke’s defense of this landmark legislation as it considers the future of this law.

How I Earned Miles In 2014

Probably the question I'm asked more than any other is "how do you afford to travel so much?" That's a reasonable question, and I tend to think I'm fairly transparent as to how I pay for each individual trip. Anyway, early last yearShow More Summary

Obama SoTU Open Thread

[ guest post by JD] How many times will he say … Investment I/me/my I have always said Taxes Let me be clear Obstruction Gridlock Common sense Islamic terrorism Pay their fair share Hot Air has an entertaining video of his unfulfilled promises from his prior hectoring lying lectures to Congress.

Obama to propose overhaul of capital gains and dividends taxes

President Obama, keeping up a push for what he calls tax fairness, plans to unveil a new package of tax proposals that target inherited assets, capital gains and large financial firms to pay for billions in new tax benefits for low- and middle-class taxpayers.

Representative Van Hollen’s Tax Plan Reintroduces Flawed “CEO-Employee Pay Fairness Act”

This week, Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced a series of tax proposals aimed at redistributing income by cutting taxes for middle-and lower-income taxpayers and raising them on businesses and high-income taxpayers (Read more about it here). Show More Summary

Fox News Whines That The 1% Might Have To Pay Their Fair Share

This gets old pretty quickly. Historically you can track our economy, which includes the über-wealthy in the sharing of the wealth, is ALWAYS healthier when taxes levied on those who can best afford them are in place. Perhaps the word...Show More Summary

This is how Pizza Hut wishes their employees luck on their last day on the job.

2 weeks agoOdd : Happy Place

That is some high-quality sauce penmanship. I hope Pizza Hut pays whoever wrote that enough to keep them from going to a big-city pizza place. (via reddit) To be fair, it's entirely possible that Pizza Hut is only mean to employees who...Show More Summary

Dems Maneuver to Curb CEO Pay Loophole

Right out of the blocks, House Democrats are pushing a tax reform in the 114th Congress that tackles the extreme gaps between CEO and worker pay. The "CEO/Employee Pay Fairness Act" would deny corporate tax deductions for executive compensation...Show More Summary

Nashville fast food workers fight for justice, and it is beautiful

This video doesn't need many words to be a beautiful and powerful picture of Nashville fast food workers' fight for justice—economic justice in the form of fair pay for their work, and racial justice as they link their fight to the failure to prosecute the killers of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Mom And Dad, Please Explain This One to Your Daughters

Some months back, April 9, 2014 to be exact, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equalShow More Summary

North Lanarkshire Council

I think it's fair to say that 2015 is going to be a very big year as far as equal pay in North Lanarkshire Council is concerned. So in the coming days, in the run up to the forthcoming Employment Tribunal hearing, I will be re-publishing some of the many posts from the blog site archive which explain how things got to where we are today. Show More Summary

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