Fair Share on Townhall

Political Calculations - Mon Apr 22

With the U.S.' deadline for filing income tax returns for 2012 come and gone, we thought it might be interesting to find out which Americans aren't really paying a fair share of all the income they earn in the form of income taxes ... more

Mike Shedlock - Wed Apr 17

Are your taxes fair? Over half of Americans Say Their Income Taxes are Fair. And 46.6% Paid No Income Tax in 2011. The top 20 percent of Americans earn 53.4 percent of the total U.S. income, but pay 67.2 percent of total income tax. Is that fair? ... more

Guy Benson - Mon Apr 15

Bill O'Reilly - Sat Mar 2

It is Academy Awards weekend in the nation's entertainment capital, and the 1 percenters are out in force. Wealth displays are running riot; robust consumption is the philosophical standard. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Thu Jan 10

It was H.L. Mencken who said nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. He didn't think to add that no politician ever lost an election by underestimating the gullibility of the American public. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Jan 4

By all accounts, President Obama won the fiscal cliff showdown. Why anyone would take much pride in this kind of "win" is beyond me. It's a bit like being the least filthy toddler in the mud pit. ... more

Ben Shapiro - Wed Jan 2

Progressivism in America has always been a thuggish ideology. It rests on the notion that laws require no evidence to support their implementation, that intentions are all that matter and that those who oppose "change" of the sort progressives like are morally deficient. ... more

Michelle Malkin - Wed Jan 2

President Obama will kick off the new year the same way that he kicked off the old year: by demanding that the wealthy pay their "fair share" in taxes. ... more

New York, NY - Tue Dec 18

Stephen Moore talks about how we can achieve greater equality while protecting the economy. ... more

Victor Davis Hanson - Thu Dec 13

Who exactly were the rich who, as the president said, were not "paying their fair share"? The rapper Jay-Z (net worth: nearly $500 million)? The actor Johnny Depp (2011 income: $50 million)? ... more

Michelle Malkin - Fri Dec 7

Message for wealth-bashing millionaire actor Ed Asner: Man up and take responsibility for lying to America's schoolchildren. ... more

John C. Goodman - Sat Sep 22

Barack Obama doesn't think the rich are paying their fair share of income taxes. So what is their fair share? ... more

Benjamin Bull - Thu Sep 20

There is a movement underway in Europe to remove the tax exemptions churches have enjoyed for centuries. In Spain and Italy this attempt is being broadly pursued, while in Britain it is being done piecemeal. ... more

Donald Lambro - Fri Apr 27

WASHINGTON - Somewhere between the New Frontier and the Age of Obama, the Democrats turned fiercely anti-capitalism, anti-business, anti-wealth and anti-success. ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Apr 10

Have you noticed that what modest economic improvements we have seen occurred during the much-lamented "gridlock" in Washington? Nor is this unusual. If you check back through history, doing nothing has a far better track record than that of politicians intervening in the economy. ... more

Leah Barkoukis - Fri Apr 6

The recently published Patriot and Friends: Fair and Square by Michelle A. Peacock delivers a bold conservative message in a book for little patriots. ... more

Matt Patterson - Sat Feb 11

President Obama is big on fairness. “Fair” or some variant thereof was mentioned eight times in his State of the Union speech, more than “health care” (twice), his signature legislative accomplishment, or “spending” (three times), the nation’s most pressing problem. ... more

Derek Hunter - Sun Dec 11

President Obama went to Osawatomie, Kan., this week to give a campaign speech -- er, policy speech; it couldn’t have been a campaign speech since we, the taxpayers, picked up the tab for it – about what is “fair.” Why Osawatomie? Because it’s where Teddy Roosevelt gave his famous “New Nationalism” speech in 1910, and President Obama wants to be the new TR. At least this week. ... more

Debra J. Saunders - Thu Dec 8

In his big economics speech in Osawatomie, Kan., Tuesday, President Barack Obama asserted, "This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class." ... more

Paul Greenberg - Thu Dec 8

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." --John Adams ... more