Saying Obama’s Proposal ‘Leaves Money On The Table,’ Group of Rich Tout Stronger Estate Tax

As President Obama and congressional Republicans wrangle over raising income tax rates on the richest Americans, a group of wealthy Americans is pushing an estate tax even more than that advocated by Obama. The group–which includes Bill Gates Sr., Disney heir Abigail Disney, former Treasury secretary Robert Rubin, and others … Continue reading

Republicans and food assistance: Four bucks a day is still too much

Social scientists, scholars and liberal think tanks study it; Democratic Congresspeople and social activists work to prevent it; and Republicans – with their penchant for social spending cuts – seek to worsen it:  Food insecurity.  46 million people are on food assistance, 6 million of which survive only on the … Continue reading