All the threats of a shutdown of the U.S. government on Oct. 1, and the dark cloud over the federal debt ceiling has Congress looking at federal tax reform. That in return has caused a spike in employment on Capitol Hill, for tax lobbyists. My column is about legislation introduced by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.,…More
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This week’s biggest surprise: Actor Ashton Kutcher gives a surprisingly inspiring and smart speech at the Teen Choice Awards. In a brief acceptance speech, Kutcher channels Apple founder Steve Jobs and champions nerds with three pieces of advice. Juju Chang of Good Morning America posted it on Facebook, calling it “remarkable.” I could not resist…More
Apple executives were shocked, shocked to find U.S. senators who were amazed at the technology giant’s capacity to avoid taxes. Maybe the incredulous response was appropriate. Congressional indifference has aided and abetted the scam for years. Apple moves billions of dollars around the planet before it lands in Ireland for a bit of Irish cream. Low…More