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Wednesday, 4/15/15, Public Square

Despite what the Tea Party may tell you, the Revolution wasn’t about taxation, but representation. To take away those rights is to almost ensure its eventuality.

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Friday, 12/26/14, Public Square

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Sunday, 3/30/14, Public Square

Republicans don’t like new taxes. They like more of same old ones.

(from the link): Red states hate taxes. Red state governors like Rick Perry (R) in Texas and Bobby Jindal (R) in Louisiana love to tell people in other states how low their taxes are. They love to try and lure people from states with higher tax rates to their so-called bastions of personal freedom, where that no good varmint known as “the government” keeps their damn dirty paws off your money. Or so they like to claim. However, thanks to a right-leaning (yes you read that correctly) tax policy think tank’s findings, we now have definitive proof that people like Perry and Jindal rely on nothing more than smoke and mirrors to push their “low tax” narrative, because math is once again not the ally of the Republican.

 

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Friday, 1/10/14, Public Square

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Plus, consider this:  ZERO social security taxes are withheld from capital gains earnings. The top 0.1%– about 315,000 individuals out of 315 million– are making about half of all capital gains on the sale of shares or property after 1 year; and these capital gains make up 60% of the income made by the Forbes 400.  The capital gains tax is capped at 15 percent, thus, anyone making more than $34,500 a year in wages and salary is taxed at a higher rate than a billionaire is taxed on untold millions in capital gains.

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Friday, 6/28/13, Public Square

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Monday, 4/15/13, Public Square

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Friday, 8/10/12, Public Square

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