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Congress rewards corporations while punishing the American people

Congress keeps feeding big corporations huge tax cuts they don’t deserve, even as it starves average Americans of the services and investments they need.


Del. Sam Rasoul releases first bill for 2015 session: Tax break on renewable energy

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has introduced legislation that would see decreased taxes for businesses utilizing renewable energy.


Lew Prince: Trickle-down tax cuts – a broken record

I’m one of those “job creators” members of Congress profess to admire so much. Thirty-two years ago, my partner and I started a small business with $300 worth of old records and a booth at the local farmers market. We’re now the biggest independent music store in St. Louis and employ 22 people. Our annual […]


Scott Klinger and Holly Sklar: Real patriots pay taxes

Some of our nation’s biggest corporations are planning a tax holiday and they want you to pick up the tab. Actually, you already pay for their routine tax avoidance through the use of tax havens in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and elsewhere. These accounting acrobatics cost the U.S. Treasury $100 billion a year. Now they […]


Allen talks up new jobs ‘blueprint’

Lower taxes, drilling and a balanced budget amendment – to George Allen, it’s a blueprint for economic rebirth; to his critics, it’s the boilerplate that sank the American economy during his term in the United States Senate. “The strength, skills and optimism of America’s workforce is our competitive advantage. By shedding the burdensome taxes that […]


Brian Miller: Hostage-takers and the Obama-GOP tax package

As millions of unemployed Americans struggle to make ends meet amidst an economy still in shambles, a note is quietly slid under the door: “Give us $800 billion in tax breaks or your unemployment benefits are history!” In a classic made-for-television cop drama, this is the part where the heroic police captain would emphatically declare, […]


Peter Heegaard: To grow our prosperity, let my tax cuts expire

Congress should do the responsible thing and let tax cuts for high earners expire at the end of this year. As someone who has benefited from these tax cuts, I believe we must restore balance to a federal tax system that has been tilted in favor of the wealthiest 5 percent for a generation. I’ve […]


The case for a strong estate tax

   Column by Brian Miller Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net On New Year’s Day the estate tax, an essential part of the U.S. tax system for nearly 100 years, will disappear because Congress failed to act in December. Congressional leaders now are pledging to act in early 2010 to reinstate the federal estate tax retroactive to […]


Business and Politics: Do tax cuts spur economic growth?

The Top Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net (Second in a series.) “There’s no surer way to kill economic growth and kill jobs than raising taxes in tough economic times.” Former Virginia attorney general and ’05 gubernatorial silver medalist Jerry Kilgore is echoing there what has become the Republican Party mantra dating back to Ronald Reagan. […]