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Two Senators Have Proposed A Tax Holiday Tech Companies Would Love (AAPL, GOOG)

Tech giants like Apple, Microsoft, and Google have tons of cash, but there's a catch: most of it is offshore. That means they can either spend their cash abroad or bring it home and hand over up to 35% to Uncle Sam, according to Bloomberg. Show More Summary

McCormack: (Over-)Taxing the Working Family

Shannon Weeks McCormack (University of Washington), Uncle Sam and the Childcare Squeeze: (Over-)Taxing the Working Family: Today, it is more common for families to consist of two earners than one, and parents increasingly report that they require two incomes to make ends meet. But parents lucky enough to find themselves...

How can Uncle Sam keep our unused Social Security benefits?

Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images Boston University economist Larry Kotlikoff has spent every week, for over two years, answering questions about what is likely your largest financial asset — your Social Security benefits. His...Show More Summary

Uncle Sam's Latest Gift to Consumers: a Higher Cable Bill

The FCC has passed a new rule that helps cable companies at the expense of customers.

MEGAN MCARDLE: Uncle Sam Is Coming After Your Savings. Earlier in the week, I discussed the Obam…

MEGAN MCARDLE: Uncle Sam Is Coming After Your Savings. Earlier in the week, I discussed the Obama administration’s proposal to tax earnings on so-called 529 college savings plans, part of a package of tax hikes that will pay for new programs such as his proposal to make the first two years of community college free. […]

Elderly Driving? You Can Have My Car When You Rip It From My Cold Dead Hands!

My aunt had Alzheimer's but was physically fit. My uncle was physically unable to drive but sound of mind. They'd go out driving--Aunt Molly at the wheel. Uncle Sam telling her where to go. So be careful when you're walking or driving in West Palm Beach.

London Mayor Hit With Huge US Tax Bill

Many Londoners might not know their mayor has an American passport as well as a British one—but Uncle Sam is certainly aware of it. Boris Johnson was born in New York and as an American citizen, he is liable to pay American taxes, which he has reluctantly agreed to...

Uncle Sam Needs More Geeks

One of President Obama’s guests at this year’s State of the Union address was Kathy Pham, a health IT expert formerly of Google and IBM. Pham recently joined the federal government to make it easier for veterans to access the benefits they have earned – like her brother, who earned a Purple Heart for his service in Afghanistan. Show More Summary

Why Doesn’t Uncle Sam Count Outdoor Recreation Jobs?

The industry, by its own reckoning, employs far more Americans than the oil and gas, timber, and mining industries combined, though the government does not keep track. The post Why Doesn’t Uncle Sam Count Outdoor Recreation Jobs? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Road To The Welfare State: Why 50% Of "Exceptional" America Gets Checks From Uncle Sam

Submitted by Nicholas Eberstadt via National Affairs, If social policy were medicine, and countries were the patients, the United States today would be a post-surgical charge under observation after an ambitious and previously untested transplant operation. Show More Summary

Why Uncle Sam Should Support Stronger E-Waste Recycling Efforts

Tip of the hat to the folks over at the National Defense Magazine for posting an intriguing piece about the unappreciated national security benefits of recycling electronic waste. Scaling up recycling programs for electronic waste – or, e-waste – would protect more than just the environment. It could also protect the U.S. defense system from […]

MagPul Goes East for their Latest Accessories – AK Handguards, Magazines, & Stocks

Good grief. The new MagPul products just keep coming! Uncle Sam meets Mother Russia with the announcement of steel-reinforced AK magazines, M-LOK handguard for AKs, stocks for AKs and more. Full Press Release and tongue-in-cheek video...Show More Summary

Uncle Sam Wants You (To Join the Teamsters)

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon The United States Army is recruiting soldiers to join the ranks of labor unions, according to an email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Reducing your 2014 tax bill using exemptions, deductions And why your top income tax rate isn't really what you owe Uncle Sam

A week from today, on Jan. 20, the Internal Revenue Service will start accepting our 2014 tax returns. I am in far better tax-filing shape this year than I've been previously. I finally paid attention to my own advice about getting prepared...Show More Summary

Uncle Sam wants YOU to shop for a mortgage

Finding the right home can be fun and exciting. Find the right mortgage? Not so much. Nearly half of borrowers don’t shop around for the best rate before applying for a mortgage, and even if they do, three out of...

Martin Anderson: Renaissance Idea Man for Liberty

Doug Bandow When I was growing up, the draft was an ugly rite of passage for young men. But when I turned 18 no “Uncle Sam wants you” notice arrived in the mail. America had shifted to a volunteer military. At the time I didn’t know who to thank for the freedom to choose my future. Show More Summary

OPEC Could Close This $16 Billion Federal Budget Deficit

Uncle Sam could get the last laugh in the global oil pricing war by making OPEC fix our potholes.

Is federal hiring fair and open or do ‘special hiring authorities’ get in the way?

The federal hiring process, often a headache for those seeking a spot on Uncle Sam’s staff, remained a maze even after the Obama administration implemented reforms almost five years ago. Now, a new Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) study says the complex matrix of ways people get hired — or not — into the federal service can […]

Your Cable Company is Angry, All Thanks to Uncle Sam

The FCC Chairman nearly confirmed this week that the government will increase regulation on Internet service providers.

Cuba and Uncle Sam: A brief history

When did Cuba become a nation? It won its independence from Spain at the end of the 19th century — but only because of U.S. intervention. In the 1898 Spanish-American War, the U.S. supported the Cuban rebels who had been struggling for independence for years, and the powerful U.S. Show More Summary

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