| Aug 23, 2011
| 2:13 PM
Exactly half of all Americans think the amount they pay in federal income taxes is too high, according to an April 2011 Gallup poll, but legendary investor Warren Buffet is not among them. In 2010, Buffet handed over nearly $7 million to Uncle Sam but...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 1:05 AM
In a recent column, I mentioned caustic negativism. If you follow the self-proclaimed liberal bloggers on the Internet, you can find odious attempts of character assassination but little else that would question the gist of a column.
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2012
A Roth individual retirement account (IRA) is a personal savings plan that offers tax benefits to encourage retirement savings. You can contribute up to the lesser of $5,000 in 2011 and 2012, or 100 percent of your taxable compensation to a...
| 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...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 12:42 AM
One political party is committing class warfare, pitting one set of Americans from a particular socioeconomic sector against those on the other end. I abhor what that party is doing.
So they should stop with the class warfare. And by they, I’m...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 7:08 PM
A statewide tour stopped in Wichita Friday. Members called for the end of the state income tax.
State representatives joined Kansans for No Income Tax, a non-profit group saying the move will increase jobs in the state.
Some members of the Occupy...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:04 PM
Former State Senate Democrat leader Robert Mellow, of Lackawanna County, has been charged by the federal government with Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and filing a false income tax return. The 70 year old Mellow was a member of the Pennsylvania...
| 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 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...
| Mar 15, 2012
In so-called "March in March" protests, thousands of students in California universities recently demonstrated in outrage over spiraling tuition costs.
At both the California State University and University of California multi-campus systems, tuition...