San Francisco Escalates the War on Bags

Posted November 15th, 2011 by EtotheRic

Legislation sponsored by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and headed for likely passage by the Board of Supervisors would require San Francisco shoppers to pay 10 cents per bag provided by the store at checkout starting July 1. That charge would jump to 25 cents per bag two years later. The store providing the bag would pocket the money.

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D.A. Prosecutes Brothers For Protesting Tax Policy

Posted November 14th, 2011 by BenjaminBartholomew

Press release for the upcoming trial of Benjamin and Russell Bartholomew for a "TAXES=THEFT" sign.

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Obama adds tax to Christmas Trees!

Posted November 9th, 2011 by willy3211

Finally a useful tax that will tackle one of this nation's biggest problems! I've been a longtime supporter of Christmas tree Marketing reform! We finally have a president that really cares!!

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New Sales Tax

Posted November 8th, 2011 by LoveFreedomAndL...

Are there plans to add another sales tax? Do taxes encourage or discourage people to purchase? What is the effect of taxes on an economy? What is your opinion?

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Jail Charges

Posted November 4th, 2011 by LoveFreedomAndL...

Would a lien against property cause higher homeless numbers?

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Rick Perry's Flat Rate of 20% Income Tax

Posted October 25th, 2011 by rmyofme

GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry is proposing a flat income tax rate of 20%, personal retirement accounts for younger people and a balanced federal budget by 2020 as part of a sweeping economic plan he unveiled today.

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Prison Industry

Posted October 17th, 2011 by LoveFreedomAndL...

An article about the prison industry in the United States.

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Obama Heath Care Program not Financially Solvent

The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program (CLASS) was supposed to function as a self-sustaining voluntary insurance plan, but unless large numbers of healthy people willingly sign up during their working years, soaring premiums driven by the needs of disabled beneficiaries would destabilize it, eventually requiring a taxpayer bailout. Officials said they discovered they could not make CLASS both affordable and financially solvent while keeping it a voluntary program open to virtually all workers, as the law also required...

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Files for Bankruptcy

Posted October 12th, 2011 by Renniks

Harrisburg, the seat of Dauphin County, needs $310 million to make bond payments, restructure debt and repay the county and insurer Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp., which made payments the city skipped on the waste-to-energy facility. Schwartz said he expects Assured Guaranty will reduce the value of its debt.

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Bar Stool Economics and How Taxes Work

Posted October 6th, 2011 by rmyofme

A thought provoking story on how taxes affect the rich and the poor.

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