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Americans' feelings on the tax code

Jan 24, 2012
Should the rich be taxed more? And how much more? Americans offered their latest opinions to Gallup.
Posted In: income tax, Mitt Romney

How Mitt Romney's tax rate stacks up

Jan 24, 2012
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has finally released his tax returns. How does he compare to the average millionaire, and the average American?
Posted In: 2012 campaign, Mitt Romney, Taxes

Did the Arab Spring spark the 'Occupy' movement?

Jan 24, 2012
Middle East movement inspired Occupiers, but so did home-grown protests in Wisconsin.
Posted In: Occupy, Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, Wisconsin

Romney's taxes highlight low rates on investment income

Jan 24, 2012
The Republican candidate paid 13.9 percent of his income in federal taxes in 2010, a lower percentage than many people with less income pay. But higher tax rates on Mitt Romney's investment income would raise taxes for others, too.
Posted In: income tax, Mitt Romney

A look behind Romney's taxes

Jan 24, 2012
The U.S. tax code can be a cumbersome beast. How did Mitt Romney manage to pay roughly 15 percent in taxes last year?
Posted In: Mitt Romney, income tax

Week in review: Food stamp use on the rise

Jan 20, 2012
Is Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich justified in calling President Obama the "Food Stamp President?"
Posted In: food stamps, 2012 election, poverty, Barack Obama

How net wealth widens the gap

Jan 19, 2012
When you look at net wealth instead of income, the gap between the 1 percent and the 99 grows exponentially.
Posted In: the wealthy, income inequality, wealth gap

Unemployment rate higher in minority communities

Jan 16, 2012
Dig deeper into the unemployment numbers and you'll find some groups are not seeing improvement in their work lives.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, minority unemployment

Attitudes changing on divide between rich and poor

Jan 11, 2012
A Pew survey says Americans now think the conflict between rich and poor is more important than between whites and blacks or immigrants and the native-born.
Posted In: income inequality, wealth gap, pew

Preaching the Occupy gospel -- or not

Dec 29, 2011
Some sermons praise Occupy for raising concern about those in need. Other pastors say Jesus did not endorse an economic or political view.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, Occupy, religion

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