Justin Bieber, by Lou Stejskal.

The last time Trump paid taxes… Justin Bieber was born

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The last time Donald Trump paid taxes, a man named Forrest Gump was sitting down with a box of chocolates.
Donald Trump, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Trump releases attack video with fake Hillary quote

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Donald Trump released a video that “falsifies,” as CBS put it, Hillary Clinton’s position on taxes.

Sanders refuses again to release taxes, blames wife

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Hillary Clinton has released the last 8 years of her tax returns.
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How much will Sanders raise your taxes? A lot.

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Sanders say you’ll actually save by not having to pay for health insurance. I ran the math, and it depends.
FDR, screenshot via YouTube

Hillary Clinton’s no-tax pledge is Republican policy sprinkled with Third Way politics

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Actually, taxes are good if they pay for good things. Like health care. Or college. Or caregiving for the elderly.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, via DonkeyHotey / Flickr

Kansas finally confirms it will let same-sex couples marry…but not file their taxes together

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Bureaucratic foot-dragging from the last state to confirm it will begin issuing marriage licenses.
Rand Paul, via Wikimedia Commons

Rand Paul: “If we tax you at 50%, you are half slave, half free”

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But his plan includes the lowest amount of enslavement!
Rand Paul, via Creative Commons

Rand Paul’s “fair and flat tax” is neither fair nor flat

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Bad theory, bad practice and bad economics.
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Red states give more to churches, not charities

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People in red states give a lot of money to “charities” that do not do a whole lot of charitable work.
Dinnertime at St Pancras Workhouse, London.

Democrats need to think bigger on economic inequality

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We have an economic system designed to protect and perpetuate the concentration of wealth at the highest bracket.

The Hedge Fund Managers tax break: Because Wall Streeters want your money

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if you earn a billion dollars a year, do you get your own tax exemption? Take a guess.
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Meet the people who are so rich they’ve already paid their 2014 Social Security tax

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70 executives from corporations like Starbucks, ComCast, Pfizer & Philip Morris paid their full SS tax in 2 days.
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The mess that is federal benefits post-DOMA

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The feds are busying sifting through a lot of law and regulation to figure out who now gets benefits.
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