HONG KONG -- We read about famous people like French film star Gerard Depardieu, who moved to Belgium to avoid a 75 percent income tax on millionaires proposed by France's Socialist government (a measure rejected last week by a French council, though French leadership has vowed to resubmit a similar proposal).
I’m a small businessman who believes we are all over-taxed. I would not raise anyone’s taxes. But since Obama’s pet billionaires like Warren Buffett are so quick to sell out the upper middle class…two can play at that game! Obama has the GOP Congress between a rock and a hard place. Here's a compromise that turns the tables on Obama. I say it’s time to sacrifice the billionaires to save small business...and the GOP.
Yes, major hurricanes are a “rarity” for the Northeast, however between 1954 and 1955 (a time when CO2 levels were below the prescribed 350 PPM), the east coast was hit with five major hurricanes. The difference is that Sandy happened to hit the news center of the world, thus it made big news.
Check out his response to Matt Lauer's question: Would raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans have a chilling effect on hiring in this country?
We conservatives may never reach a consensus among ourselves as to the main factors that caused our election defeat, but surely we can agree that we must do a better job of selling our ideas.
Bo Xilai was expelled from the Communist Party in China last week amid a bevy of scandals that included theft, abuse of power, sexual improprieties and murder. Bo's wife, Gu Kailai was recently convicted of murdering British businessman, Neil Heywood.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When Washington gives you lemons, make lemonade and don’t forget the rum.
We need the expansion of private capital; we need to push back government spending which has crowded out the private sector and we must get back to the notion of creating great wealth that will reward all those that break a sweat and encourage those that don't to understand the wisdom of capitalism and its true rewards.
Chris Matthews sings "If I Were a Rich Man" to mock Mitt Romney's wealth.
The newly elected French Socialist president, Francois Hollande, is warning Germany that Mediterranean ideas of "growth," not Germanic "austerity," should be the new European creed. No surprise there -- reckless debtors often blame their own past imprudence on greedy creditors, especially if the latter are supposed to be guilt-ridden over causing two world wars.
THERE IS A PASSAGE in Master and Commander, the first of Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed series of historical sea novels, in which Stephen Maturin casually refers to the wealth of James Dillon, one of his shipmates.
President Barack Obama last week visited Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. -- a small city of 15 golf courses -- so he could preach to some of his humble campaign contributors his vision of American frugality.
America is a land of class mobility. That's what makes America a magnet destination for people all over the world: Come to America and make something of yourself.
In his front-page-of-the-business-section "Economic Scene" column in The New York Times last week, Eduardo Porter wrote, "The United States does less than other rich countries to transfer income from the affluent to the less fortunate."