The rich actually pay a lower percentage of their total income in taxes than do the poor.
Nearly all Americans got a tax cut but don't know it.
Punishing whistleblowers sends the wrong message.
Progressives and tea party activists: Where we agree, disagree, and how we can find common good.
Matt Ryan, the mayor of Binghamton, New York, is sick and tired of watching people in local communities "squabble over crumbs," as he puts it, while so much local money pours into the Pentagon's coffers and into America's wars.
I would pay less if Congress extended my tax cuts, but as a citizen I think it would be irresponsible.
Taxpayers spend too much on wars.
Those of us who have disproportionately benefited from these investments have a corresponding patriotic responsibility to reinvest in the common good.
Why has the financial industry recovered so quickly, when the rest of America is still hurting?
Solely jailing the whistleblower sends a chilling message to would-be financial whistleblowers that will continue for decades to the detriment of our economy.