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  • So Ted Cruz is running for President, and wants to abolish the IRS.Back in the wake of the “IRS Scandal”—that is, when the public became aware that the IRS was selectively targeting nominally conservative or Tea Party-associated groups for tax audits, Cruz’s solution was to eliminate the federal body altogether.
  • Don't ever think of telling President Obama he is a lame duck. He has too many things he still wants to accomplish before he leaves and beginning the process of lifting up the middle class is at the top of his list.
  • If you ever want to see a 'real life experiment' on how to turn Ayn Rand's philosophy into a state wide policy, then look no further than Kansas. Governor Brownback coasted to election four years ago on his promise to make Kansas a bastion of conservative orthodoxy.
  • The corporate tax rate is a heavily debated topic in this country. And many on the far right and those on the side of big business sight that upwards of a 35% corporate tax rate is far too high a premium to pay in taxes, just to do business in the United States.
  • The tax preparation industry is one of those industries that everyone loves to hate. Since the average American doesn't understand the tax code, these organizations step in and promise to take care of everything for you. All you need to do is give them a hefty fee and voila, your taxes are now done. If you're lucky, you'll get some money back.

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DateControversy NameTypeAboutRank
09/21/12Romney Intentionally Overpays 2011 TaxesPolitical ScandalTaxes & Mitt Romney
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Legally, Romney would have paid closer to 9% but opted to pay more, just over 14%, for political purposes. This is despite his previous stance of. "I don’t pay more than are legally due and frankly if I had paid more than are legally due I don’t think I’d be qualified to become president. I’d think people would want me to follow the law and pay only what the tax code requires."
07/13/12Romney Refuses to Release Numerous Tax ReturnsControversyTaxes & Mitt Romney
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The most newsy item of Mitt Romney's media blitz of network interview after network interview Friday night was his bold statement that he would not release any more tax returns than the two years he has already planned, despite growing pressure from President Barack Obama, Democrats and even some Republicans. GOP Governor, Robert Bentley has said that Romney needs to release his tax records in the name of transparency.
07/03/12Romney Operates in a Financial Grey AreaControversyTaxes & Mitt Romney
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While not breaking any laws, Romney, in the course of amassing his wealth, has operated in a grey area. He has exploited every possible tax loophole imaginable. Romney has also built up his IRA on these questionable loopholes have allowed him to inflate his IRA to well over $100 million which he has invested in numerous tax free off shore accounts in places such as the Caymans.
07/01/12Christie holds money for the poor hostageDirty PoliticsTaxes, Chris Christie & Poor
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Gov. Christie is hoarding money saved by cuts to programs aimed to help poor and working class families, and using it as a bargaining chip to ram through tax cuts that will predominately favor the rich.
09/23/09C-Street ControversyCorruptionReligion, Taxes & C Street Family/Fellowship
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C Street has been the subject of controversy over its claimed tax status as a church, the ownership of the property and its connection to the Fellowship, and the reportedly subsidized benefits the facility provides to members of Congress. Until 2009, C-Street was exempt from real property taxes. When it was revealed that rooms were being rented out as residencies, the exemption was amended to 34% exempt. Soon it was revealed that the Fellowship had no control over C-Street. Mainstream Christian Pastors filed a petition to r...

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