“The Progressive Income Tax” is one of those economic terms that gets bandied about, but few actually know what it means or how it works. This tale of three similar brothers with three different incomes (but one shared expense) helps explain the tax system under which we live. Adapted from an article by noted investor and economist, Kip Hagopian, and narrated by actress Carolyn Hennesy of “General Hospital” and “True Blood” fame, this animated story will change the way you think about how you pay your taxes.
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COLORADO REPUBLICAN STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
MULTI-COUNTY DISTRICT CENTRAL COMMITTEE
ORGANIZATIONAL MEETINGS, including:
ALL CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS, MULTI-COUNTY STATE SENATE, STATE HOUSE, AND JUDICIAL DISTRICTS
Saturday, March 14, 2015, beginning at 8:30 A.M.
Douglas County High School
2842 Front Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
WASHINGTON — Mark your calender, Coloradans. The (media) circus is coming to town this October.
There was no mention of a specific date or city, though CNBC was named as the host. In a statement, network officials said the debate — the third of nine — would focus on economic issues.
“We are honored to once again be selected to host this vital conversation. The U.S. economy, jobs and our nation’s position in the world has always been and will continue to be, for a majority of voters, at the center of their decision-making process when they cast their vote,” said Mark Hoffman, CNBC president, in a statement.
A new political startup has studied the potential 2016 presidential field—and those who donate to them.
Researchers at Stanford University started Crowdpac, a website that not only analyzes a candidate’s voting record and statements but their history of political donations as well.
The founders of Crowdpac say that combining these factors provides a more accurate picture of a candidate’s true political philosophy, especially when some potential candidates (such as Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson) never have held office and thus have no voting record to judge.
They utilized an algorithm to examine the money each candidate gave and received.
“Our unique data model shows you where politicians stand on the issues, based on what they say, how they vote and who gives them money,” writes Crowdpac on its website.
“The whole point is to make it easier for people to get involved with politics,” Crowdpac CEO and co-founder Steven Hilton told CNN. “The way we do that is to give people simple, objective data about candidates and issues that cuts out the spin and the party positioning and gives people really clear, simple information that’s objective about where the candidates are on the issues.”
Crowdpac ranked each candidate by number. A score of “10L” is regarded as “most liberal,” 0 is a “centrist,” and “10C” is “most conservative.” Crowdpac also provides the methodology for each score, such as the types and number of votes and donors.
On the Republican side, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is the most conservative candidate, earning a score of 10.16C.
Paul spokesman Brian Darling told CNN that the Kentucky senator “has a very conservative outlook,” and that he was “happy to see his boss named most conservative.”
The most moderate Republican is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 2.5C, followed by former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 3.0C and 4.2C, respectively.
Paul is followed by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at 9.7C, and Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., at 7.8C.
The most liberal candidate is Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at 8.3L.
We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.
4 children recited the Declaration of Independence from memory before Gary Mikes & Susan Ellsworth discussed what went right and wrong in Adams County during the November 4, 2014 election.