Taxes

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Why is the GOP in Bed with the Ex-Gay Movement Anyway?

It seemed like maybe Michele Bachmann, former presidential candidate, may have been one of the few rising Republican stars who actually bought into the whole […]

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District Attorney Seth Williams Urges Victims to Come Foward

Philly’s District Attorney Urges Victims to Come Forward. In the wake of allegations against Jerry Sandusky, Bernie Fine and now Bill Conlin, Philadelphia District Attorney […]

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Don’t Be Fooled: The City’s Still Unfairly Taxing Businesses

Business owners and job-seekers rejoice! The job-killing Business Privilege Tax is no more. Those of us who have been working for decades to transform Philadelphia […]

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City Hall’s Idea of Investing in the Future: Newspapers!

For those of us struggling to reinvent our businesses in this lousy economic climate, I have great news for you: The City of Brotherly Love […]

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Grover Norquist’s No-Tax-Increase Pledgers Are Insane

Pity the politicians who woo fickle anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, architect of the famous (or infamous, depending on your politics) “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” which commits […]

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City Hall Should Reduce Business Taxes ASAP

Since Mayor Nutter has been busy raising taxes during most of his first term, it is good to see someone at City Hall finally do […]

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Fire Hydrant Gushing in the Northeast

For over two weeks a fire hydrant in the Northeast has been gushing into the street. Residents near the hydrant say that they’ve called the […]

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Workers in Jersey to Pay Less in Taxes

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says that a new tax plan will save workers in the state about $100 a piece by reducing the Disability […]

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Amanda Knox Freed From Italian Prison

Amanda Knox Returns Home. Knox has been in Italian prison since late 2007 after she was convicted of murdering her British roommate. A lack of […]

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Why Did the City Sock It to a Young Couple for $5,000?

A young couple in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood received some very unsettling news in the mail from the city. A letter from the Office of Property […]

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“Temporary” Tax Increase Is Not Temporary, Not Fair

This week, Mayor Nutter and City Council impose upon Philadelphia a “temporary” real-estate tax increase for the second year in a row. On top of […]

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R.I.P. Tax Cutter Mike Nutter

See if you can identify this unnamed elected official: “We cannot grow, or even preserve, our revenue base unless we cut taxes.” Tax reductions, “are […]

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Philly’s Taxing Bloggers … on $11 Profits?

Did you hear that the city of Philadelphia wants to tax bloggers? Philly’s been in the news this week because of a kerfuffle prompted by […]

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Who’s Really to Blame for the Trash Tax?

Mayor Nutter has resorted to picking through the city’s trash to find a way to balance next year’s budget with its $150 million shortfall. Last […]