A Tax Code Built for the Richest of the Rich

By: Monday November 21, 2011 10:16 am

This is a powerful statistic from Forbes. The Top 0.1 percent of the country captured about half of the capital gains, which are currently taxed at just 15 percent, making this a prime mechanism for increasing income inequality.  From Forbes: Capital gains are the key ingredient of income disparity in the US– and the force behind the winner [...]

Bipartisanship Gained: Tax Cuts for the Rich, Shared Sacrifice for Everyone Else

By: Monday March 28, 2011 9:59 am

Bipartisanship is rare, but it seems there is one thing governors of both parties can agree on: “Shared sacrifice” really means more tax cuts for the rich to force regular people to share all the sacrifice. This is effectively what New York’s Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo is about to push through in his state by [...]

Aetna CEO Accidentally Makes Powerful Case for Why Current Private Health Insurance System Can’t Control Costs

By: Thursday March 4, 2010 1:28 pm

Today, HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius met with the heads of the different private health insurance companies. The bigwigs had a message for the Obama Administration: Stop blaming the insurance companies for the high cost of health care. Ironically, in making their case, they delivered a powerful argument that a private health insurance system like ours [...]