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California’s Wealthy Lagging In Water Conservation

When on average, wealthier neighborhoods consume three times more water than less affluent ones, drought-afflicted Californians look to enforce water conservation edicts.

April 8, 2015

Authorities Hunt For Couple Living Lavish Lifestyle While Collecting Food Stamps

By Brittany Shammas, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Andrea and Colin Chisholm III fancied themselves Scottish aristocrats, insisting on being called Lord and Lady and leading a lavish lifestyle fitting of royals. They owned a $1.2 million, 83-foot yacht that was docked in South Florida. They lived in waterfront homes in Minnesota and in Lighthouse […]

March 28, 2014

Billionaire Tom Perkins: Paid A Million In Taxes? You Should Get A Million Votes!

Tom Perkins, the billionaire venture capitalist who recently made the worst possible argument against fighting inequality, is once again speaking up for the rights of the super-rich — and making the rest of the country cringe. During a Thursday event at the Commonwealth Club on Thursday, Perkins told Fortune’s Adam Lashinksy how he would reform election […]

February 14, 2014

The Tax Hikes That Republicans Love

From the Tea Parties to the corporate boardrooms to the presidential debate platforms, we hear a familiar droning whine about taxes — except the angry message is no longer simply that taxes are too high. Today, conservative politicians and pundits complain instead that some people, namely those too poor to owe federal income taxes, aren’t […]

October 14, 2011

The Rise Of The Reverse Houdinis

WASHINGTON — So let’s see: The solution to large-scale abuses of the financial system, a breakdown of the private sector, extreme economic inequality and the failure of companies and individuals to invest and create jobs is — well, to give even more money and power to very wealthy people, to disable government and to trust […]

October 12, 2011

Middle-Class Americans Suffer In Silence, For Now

Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama’s proposed tax on millionaires has restored the issue of “class warfare” to the forefront of politics. The new tax plan follows a week of intense campaigning by the president for his jobs bill, and of considerable attention devoted to a Census Bureau finding that poverty rose to a […]

September 20, 2011

Huntsman Would Ask Wealthy To Sacrifice If Elected

Jon Huntsman 2.0 is continuing his sprint to the center, telling the PBS Newshour on Thursday that wealthy Americans will have to make sacrifices to revive the struggling American economy. “As president, I wouldn’t hesitate to call on a sacrifice from all of our people, even those at the very highest end of the income […]

August 25, 2011

Rick Perry Compares Winning Lower Taxes For Rich To Civil Rights Struggle

Asked about the anniversary of a Civil Rights protest and where America has come since then while in South Carolina this week, Texas Governor Rick Perry replied: Listen, America’s gone a long way from the standpoint of civil rights and thank God we have. I mean we’ve gone from a country that made great strides […]

August 23, 2011

Romney As The Anti-Bush?

Mitt Romney told a crowd in Plymouth, New Hampshire yesterday that he isn’t for George W. Bush economics: “I’m not for tax cuts for the rich. The rich can take care of themselves. I want to get America working again. And so I want to make sure that whatever we do in the tax code, […]

August 17, 2011