No sane politician would vote for any of the changes the commission headed by Bowles and Simpson is recommending, unless he or she is planning to retire early.
A growing number of politicians either deny sound scientific knowledge in various areas, or have found it prudent to make their constituents think they do.
Our aging water systems are long past due for a major overhaul.
The estate tax is a critical source of revenue at a time when our nation needs it most.
The U.S. tax system is a mess.
Uncle Sam is concentrating America's wealth, not sharing it.
These pampered people say being taxed like us commoners would amount to persecution.
The very thought of fair taxation threatens their existence.
Republicans are promising to solve all our problems without cost or pain.
A University of Chicago Law School professor complains that he is struggling to get by with a $400,000 annual family income. IPS Fellow, Sanho Tree, has a two line response for him.