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    Lois Lerner Must Resign

    Why is Lois G. Lerner still on the taxpayer's payroll? Lerner is the director of exempt organizations whose failures are at the heart of the furor over indefensible criteria for selecting 501(c)(4) applicants for scrutiny. The Treasury Inspector General...

    No Bang for the Buck

    New York State spent $2.8 billion on state and local tax breaks for businesses in the five years 2007 through 2011, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Tuesday in a new report . DiNapoli says that money generated more than a million jobs at an average...

    Subsidies - Good News and Not So Good

    First, the good news, at least in New York state: Giveaways of state tax dollars to businesses, from retail Hollywood movies, are finally being challenged by a Republican politician. Seeing the party of business raise this issue is good news indeed. A...

    Taxpayers Subsidize Rich Anti-Taxers

    When it comes to picking taxpayer pockets, few organizations display as much chutzpah as the American Legislative Exchange Council. It is a rich person's anti-tax lobby, hating paying the price of civilization and in love with the idea of weak tax...

    Promises, Promises

    ... In 2007 Senator Barack Obama, through a spokeswoman, called the AMT " outdated and in need of sustainable, long-term reform. He looks forward to working in a bipartisan fashion to reform the AMT in the future ." In his first budget for fiscal...

    Unkind to Charity

    There's a new whipping boy on Capitol Hill and it's not the bankers who brought down the economy, the fossil fuel companies that are heating up the planet, or the gun lobby that has figured out how to increase sales every time there's a mass...

    Spam and Taxes

    ... On the surface, taxing [Internet] spam is a wonderful idea. Spam clogs the Internet, wastes our time just deleting it and continues because it makes money since you only need a few people so gullible or addled that they believe some Nigerian wants...