Rick Newman

October 2012


Why a Lot of CEOs Favor Higher Taxes

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It's axiomatic that business leaders want to keep taxes low. For one thing, low taxes limit the amount of profits they have to fork over to Uncle Sam. Plus, most CEOs rank among the one percent, which means they're the first likely to be targeted if Washington hikes personal income taxes.

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How a Payroll Tax Hike Could Actually Help You

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New Year's Day seems likely to usher in one unwelcome change for most American workers in 2013: An automatic tax hike.

A temporary reduction in the payroll tax, first enacted in 2009, is set to expire at the end of this year, and Congress seems unlikely to renew it. The cut reduced the amount ...

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Maybe All That Student Debt Is a Good Thing

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There's a new "crisis" brewing. Students are in debt up to their eyeballs. If they default en masse, the republic will quake. (Again.) 

Or something like that. It's no secret that the recent recession and the current shortage of jobs has sent many people back to school, with a lot of them taking out ...

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