| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:20 PM
The next several years will see a flood tide of a new kind of retiree — the rollover retiree. Millions of baby boomers will be transitioning into retirement without the comfort of the old-fashioned monthly pension check, but rather with a lump sum...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 7:25 PM
The sales tax you paid on that pint of Fegley's amber lager you downed at the Allentown Brew Works last month could soon be helping finance the city's new hockey arena. Same goes for that penne arrabiatta you had for lunch at Pasta Alla Rosa.
If you have...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 6:52 PM
Maryland finished the most recent budget year with nearly $1 billion in unspent funds, a surplus that was more than 50 percent higher than expected, mostly due to stronger-than-anticipated income tax receipts, officials said Thursday.
| Sep 2, 2011
| 1:46 PM
"Read my lips: No new taxes," George H. W. Bush famously said on the occasion of receiving the Republican nomination for president in 1988. It was a six-word pledge that rallied the party and excited the electorate, and the party has been trying to...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 11:57 AM
If you make money with money, the Great Recession and its record-breaking rate of unemployment doesn't feel so bad. Most of your assets are tied up in the stock market. After the 2007 crash, you felt some pain, but securities rebounded. Since your...
| Oct 2, 2011
Connecticut has had zero net job creation since 1988. We have our jobs strategy exactly backward. Jobs are created by small business and shed by large business, yet Connecticut subsidizes big business and penalizes small business.
| Oct 24, 2011
| 1:03 PM
Republican White House contender Herman Cain, his candidacy under increased scrutiny and heightened criticism as he has moved to the top of some national polls, said today his willingness to admit mistakes is a presidential quality.
“The thing that...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The so-called "flat tax" is all the rage among Republican presidential hopefuls. Herman Cain was the first. Now, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich have come up with their own flat-tax proposals.
The flat tax is a fraud. It raises taxes on the poor and...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 6:13 PM
A new group wants Kansas to join nine other states that don't have an individual income tax. Supporters claim states like Texas, Tennessee and Florida are growing faster and creating new jobs because they don't have an income tax. A proposal to...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 5:55 AM
A new national report confirms that raising taxes on the super rich DOES NOT lead them to sell their homes, pull their kids out of school and leave their communities in order to seek a new life in a state with marginally lower taxes. Here is a link to the...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 12:02 PM
The corporate tax rate is 35%. But an examination of 280 of the nation's largest corporations suggests that many aren't paying anything close to that.
The real tax rate paid by a slew of major corporations averages closer to 18.5%, according to a study...