The tax reform moment
Rupert Murdoch took some heat for observing on Twitter, “Growing IRS scandal makes perfect case for flat tax and abolition all deductions. Nothing could be fairer and abuse free.” Several responses took Murdoch to task because the abusive treatment of certain groups applying for tax-exempt status, based on their politics, doesn’t have any direct relationship with the progressive income tax system, or plans to replace it. | Read More »
Tech at Night: Eric Cantor: SOPA’s dead.
SOPA is dead in the House, says Majority Leader Eric Cantor, until there is consensus. Since there’s never going to be consensus on Internet censorship, Cantor seems to be saying the issue’s dead in this Congress. The President went mushy on SOPA, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats decided to push forward, but Eric Cantor, Darrell Issa, and House Republicans want to kill the bill. That’s | Read More »
Is the Gang of Six Headed for a Shootout with the House?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Pejman Yousefzadeh and Elizabeth Blackney to discuss the Gang of Six plan to settle the budget deal and what “increased revenue” might mean, then we’ll talk about the British scandal centered around Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment | Read More »
Eric Holder’s Banana Republic Style Attack on Rupert Murdoch and News Corp
Rupert and James Murdoch were a great tag team yesterday before the Parliamentary inquiry. In fact, I dare say the pie attack coupled with Mrs. Murdoch’s response lent sympathy toward the Murdoch clan and ultimately helped Rupert Murdoch take the upper hand in the hearings. But in this country, Media Matters, the left in general, and the Obama Administration are savoring the possible destruction of | Read More »
Destroying Rupert Murdoch
In 1998, a reporter at the Cincinnati Enquirer, Michael Gallagher, wrote an 18 page exposé on Chiquita Brands International and its corporate goings on in Central America. The report sourced phone calls leaked to the newspaper. In fact, Gallagher had illegally tapped into Chiquita’s phone system. In 2010, NBC’s parent company General Electric paid a $23.5 million settlement to the SEC on allegations that its | Read More »