A proposal to raise the federal cigarette tax would increase the per-pack rate to $1.95. Too expensive for you?
Would it be wrong to expect the middle class to pay higher taxes to help reduce the federal debt?
Middle-class taxpayers avoided an income tax increase in the fiscal cliff budget deal, but the Social Security payroll tax will be higher for everyone.
Americans were generally content with across-the-board tax rates during the 1950s and '60s that were far higher than tax rates today.
Benefit recipients will get a small increase next year, and the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax will rise.
A similar survey conducted in July showed the 2 major candidates tied.
The gap between rich and poor is growing sharply in America. Whoever is elected president must take steps to address the issue.
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