Wanted for President(?): Whoever Pays the MOST Taxes

Civic Penury . . . and Its Opposite I don’t what it makes you, but somehow, I don’t think being a billionaire who manages to pay zero federal income taxes makes you “smart.” Maybe “greedy” or “crafty” or “callous,” but not definitely “smart” — especially if you think you’ll ever run for President. “But,” you say,...
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Hey, Russia! Hack This!

Needed: a Law That Requires Presidential Candidates to Release Their Tax Returns “Until Donald Trump, every major-party presidential nominee since Richard Nixon has released his or her tax returns (except Gerald Ford, who released a summary in 1976). The simple reason is that, on at least one subject, Nixon got it right: The American people...
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Official Time of "Birth": 10:17 p.m. on 4/30/2010

Under the Tax Credit Deadline (Just!) Communities large and small traditionally attach a lot of fanfare to the first birth of the new year. So, the proud parents of little Susie or Tommy, who arrived at 12:03 a.m. on New Year’s Day, typically rate a mention in the paper or news (and often a free...
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