Posts Tagged ‘Taxes’

‘Good Neighbors’ Campaign Seeks Money From City Nonprofits

A number of local organizations led by Philadelphia Jobs with Justice launched a campaign earlier this week they say will help fund schools and other public services that’ve been cut in recent years. The campaign, which they’re calling “Good Neighbors,” calls on “mega-nonprofits” to pay taxes to the city, which will, in turn, go to public services. “There...

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Sen. Bob Casey Compared to Nazis for Facebook Bill

Sen. Bob Casey Compared to Nazis for Facebook Bill

Conservatives got all riled up years ago when then-Sen. Joe Biden said paying taxes is “patriotic.” Because it’s really not! Or something. So we can only imagine their heads are exploding a la Scanners in the face of the latest piece of legislation put out by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and your very own Bob Casey. Their bill, titled the “Ex-Patriot”...

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Philadelphia Delegation Slams Nutter’s AVI Plan, Calls it ‘Back Door Tax Increase’

Philadelphia Delegation Slams Nutter’s AVI Plan, Calls it ‘Back Door Tax Increase’

Photo: Nutter sticker seen around town. Last week, state Rep. Mike O’Brien (D-Phila) held a news conference in Harrisburg suggesting diverting Pennsylvania gaming revenues to the Philadelphia School District was a better idea than Mayor Nutter’s Actual Value Initiative plan, which would re-assess property taxes in the city. Today, State Sen. Larry Farnese,...

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Sen. Bob Casey to Tax Facebook Expatriate

Sen. Bob Casey to Tax Facebook Expatriate

Senator Bob Casey has co-sponsored a bill which would tax those who renounce their U.S. citizenship for monetary gain. The legislation, co-sponsored with New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, is meant to be a direct hit on Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, who recently announced he planned on renouncing his citizenship and moving to Singapore, permanently, with the...

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State Sen. Vincent Hughes Promotes ‘Buffet Rule’ for Obama Campaign

State Sen. Vincent Hughes Promotes ‘Buffet Rule’ for Obama Campaign

The Pennsylvania arm of the Obama for America Campaign held a conference call this morning featuring the argumentative styles of both Pennsylvania Democratic Chair Jim Burn and Philadelphia State Sen. Vincent Hughes. Both argued in favor of a new tax plan the Obama Administration has been pushing as of late called the ‘Buffet Rule,’ which would essentially...

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DAILY GRINDER: Attorney Says Msgr. Lynn Tried to ‘Correct’ Abuse Problem

There are new details in the Monsignor William Lynn priest abuse case. He—and he alone!—tried to correct child abuse in the Catholic Church. And now you’re putting him on trial for it? You monsters! But seriously: Defense lawyer Thomas Bergstrom said in his opening statements, “There is documentary evidence that the sexual abuse of children happened in...

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Norquist Tells Pa Republicans: Don’t be a ‘Rat Head’

Norquist Tells Pa Republicans: Don’t be a ‘Rat Head’

Image: Wiki Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist spoke to the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on Friday and, as is his shtick, filled his speech with a few odd metaphors. Norquist is well-known for both creating the anti-tax pledge of the 2010 elections and once saying he wishes for government to be small enough that you could “drown it in the bathtub,” among...

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New Poll Shows Philadelphians Willing to Pay More for Services

According to a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center Charitable Trusts, Philadelphians are increasingly worried about the local tax burden. But if we need to pay more, shit, we will. The survey, conducted between January 4 and January 19, found that 70 percent of residents find city taxes to be a “somewhat serious” or “very serious” problem. That’s...

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Senate Passes Unemployment Bill To Pay Down Federal Debt

As Pennsylvania’s unemployment hits 8.1 percent, lawmakers are trying to figure out how to get the state Unemployment Compensation (UC) fund out of a very deep hole. The Senate passed a bill that would authorize the Department of Labor and Commerce to borrow up to $3.5 billion from a private bank at a lower interest rate than what it borrowed from the federal...

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Corbett Will Allow Marcellus Shale Fees, Still Technically Not Raising Taxes (Updated)

Corbett Will Allow Marcellus Shale Fees, Still Technically Not Raising Taxes (Updated)

Governor Tom Corbett has a plan, folks. After all the Librul Hysteria over fracking and the “fire water” it may or may not produce, the governor seems to be stepping back from his hard line “No taxes” pledge and today proposed an optional fee on Marcellus Shale wells. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to be the one imposing the taxes fees....

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