Raise My Taxes, Please

President Obama has made it clear that he wants to erase the Bush-era tax cuts for the highest earners in the country, even as he preserves the tax cuts for middle- and working-class Americans. There are plenty of Republicans and even some Democrats who are ready to...

Wall St. Bonuses Come at a Bad Time

Do you want to see a good example of the haves and the have-nots? Let’s look at the have-nots first. They are the millions of people who have lost their jobs in the last couple of years since the housing market crashed and led the nation – and the globe...

Let’s Rein In Tax Cheats

The government’s treatment of UBS banking whistleblower Brad Birkenfeld, who is credited with shattering Swiss bank secrecy and revealing massive tax evasion by Americans, has alarmed government accountability advocates nationwide. Birkenfeld is the only person...

A GOP Leader’s Economic Plan

Those who say that Republican Congress critters are just a gaggle of naysaying boneheads with no economic plan of their own haven’t been listening to Rep. John Linder (R-GA). This Georgia right-winger is irked that America’s food-stamp program will grow to...

Let’s Pretend to Do Something about Climate Change

Dried up lakes, Can use some aid; Need much more, Than “Cap and Trade.” More than 190 nations have now agreed: Climate Change is bad and we ought to do something about it…let’s meet again someday to decide what. Naturally, low-lying islands...

Annotate This: Commander Guy Bush

On May 2, President George W. Bush addressed the Associated General Contractors of America at the Willard Hotel in Washington. An appropriate venue: in the 19th century, favor-seekers waited in the hotel’s lobby for politicians to drop by after work. Thereafter,...