January to March 2012
In The News and the 2-4-8 Response
Code Penalizes Success - Small business owner argues in favor of
consumption tax - Fair Tax
Washington Post, March 30, 2012, â€œThe tax code
is too complex and penalizes successâ€, by Brian Stein.
Tax Reform is
Hard - popular tax expenditures make it difficult to reform the tax
Slate, March 26, 2012, â€œTax Reform is Really Hardâ€ by Matthew Yglesias.
Tax More Work
the rich pursue
tax avoidance strategies rather than altering their economic behavior
Wall Street Journal, March 26, 2012, â€œDo the Rich
Work Less as Their Taxes Increase?â€ by Robert Frank.
Two Page Tax Code
- the US tax code is so corrupt that any symplified reform would be
CNN World, March 24, 2012, "Zakaria: America needs a
2 page tax code" by Fareed Zakaria.
Taxes Wealth - Jewish and Christian lessons about taxation in
Huffington Post, March 8, 2012, â€œMemo to
Presidential Candidates: Redistribution of Wealth Is a Divine Commandmentâ€
by William Oâ€™Brien and "Purim and Taxes: Paying Civilization's Price" by Ari
Reform Will Happen - After
the November elections the entire tax code will be in play
Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2012, â€œTangled Tax Code Primed for Pruningâ€ by
John D. McKinnon.
US News, Feb. 29, 2012, â€œObama, Romney, Santorum, and
Gingrich Fall Short on Tax 'Reform'â€ by Anthony Davies.
Buffet on Wealth
CNBC, Feb. 27, 2012, Warren Buffet would accept a tax on a person's total
wealth: â€œâ€¦ Iâ€™d Buy Up Millions of Single-Family Homes If I Couldâ€ by Alex
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 27, 2012, â€œFormer Obama aide Lawrence Summers says
tax reform is inevitableâ€ by Jim Puzzanghera.
Efficient, Simple and Fair
Financial Times, Feb. 26, 2012, Editorial: â€œThe tax debate America needsâ€
Fair Share Myth
The Daily Caller, Feb. 24, 2012, â€œThe â€˜Fair Shareâ€™ Mythâ€ by Joseph F. Petros
Obama Corporate Tax
NY Post, Feb. 24, 2012, â€œReform Poison, Oâ€™s corporate-tax plan: Just the
same old tricksâ€ by Charles Gasparino.
Romney Tax Reform
Wall Street Journal, Feb. 23, 2012, â€œA Tax Reform to Restore Americaâ€™s
Prospertyâ€ by Mitt Romney.
Tax Code Principles
New York Times, Business Day, Feb. 21, 2012, â€œTax Code Not Aligned with
Basic Principlesâ€ by Bruce Bartlett.
Ryan Tax Reform
US News, Feb. 16, 2012, â€œNo Turbo Tax for House Budget
Chairman Paul Ryanâ€ by Lauren Fox
Advisor One, Feb. 16, 2012, â€œNo Tax Reform Without Incentives for Retirement
Savingsâ€ by Melanie Waddell.
Bloomberg, Feb. 16, 2012, â€œTwo
Tricks to Raising Capital-Gains Taxes Fairly by Ray Madoff.
Politico, Feb. 15, 2012, â€œObama, in Wisconsin, talks tax reformâ€ by Donovan
The Washington Post, February 15, 2012, â€œObamaâ€™s budget
guts the governmentâ€, by Robert J. Samuelson.
Big Tax Lies
The American Prospect, Feb. 14, 2012, â€œThree Big Tax Liesâ€, by David Cay
Mother Jones, Feb. 13, 2012, â€œIt's the Wealth Gap, Stupid, Why the
truly alarming economic trend is not income inequalityâ€, by Reid Cramer.
Forbes, Feb. 13, 2012, "Progressive
Income Tax Theory: How Much More Can The Rich Be Taxed?" by Matthew
New Flatter Tax Plan
Governing, Feb. 9, 2012, "Could a Flatter Federal
Tax Plan Actually Work?
" by Giraid Miller.
Wealth Tax for Facebook
Reuters, Feb. 8, 2012, â€œMark Zuckerberg and the case
for a wealth taxâ€œ by Felix Salmon.
Purple Tax Plan
The Huffington Post, Feb. 7, 2012, "The Purple Tax
Plan", by Professor by Lawrence J. Kotlikoff.
FoxNews.com, Feb. 6, 2012, "Tax reform in this
election year: It's not likely
By Tom Raum.
The Kansas City Star, Feb. 4, 2012, â€œCommentary:
Obama's corporate tax charadeâ€, by E. Thomas McClanahan.
Verdict Justia.com, Feb. 3, 2012, "The Buffett Rule ... an Important
Step in the Right Direction", by
Neil H. Buchanan.
The Washington Post, Feb. 2, 2012, "Warren Buffettâ€™s â€˜nuclear bombâ€™", by
Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite.
Reform always Fails
The Washington Post, Jan. 31, 2012, "Major
tax reform: Why it always fails
Robert J. Samuelson.
Low-Rate Flat Tax
Wall Street Journal, Jan. 31, 2012, "Why Gingrich's Tax Plan
by Arthur Laffer
Wealth and Tax
Bangor Maine Daily News: Jan. 26, 2012 Editorial:
â€œWealth must be tied
to tax debateâ€.
Forbes: Jan. 23, 2012 Dean Zarras discusses why Romney and Buffet need
tax rewards for wealth creation.
Debunk - Constitution - Retirement
TownHall: Jan. 17, 2012 Daniel J. Mitchell tries to "debunk" any
conservative case for taxing wealth.
Timid on Tax Reform
Kudlow: Jan. 12, 2012 Mitt should start exciting the country on tax
reform; 2-4-8 Objections to the "Fair Tax".
Private Business Valuation.
Wall Street Journal, Jan. 11, 2012: The Wealth Report by Robert Frank
questions valuation process for private business.
Wall Street Journal, Jan. 9, 2012: Stanford Professor suggests 3% Net
Wealth Tax as "Conservative" tax solution.