Venezuela's Capriles: Maduro Won't Last
Venezuela's opposition presidential candidate says he'll cut off subsidized oil to Cuba, distance his country from nations that disrespect human rights and shore up the South American country's own troubled economy with the billions it now sends abroad to socialist friends.
TurboTax Maker Funnels Millions To Lobby Against Easier Tax Returns
In the most technologically advanced countries, filing a tax return is free, easy and fast: Instead of taxpayers painstakingly calculating figures themselves, the government provides estimates of what they owe based on the very bank records and wages it already collects. Intuit, maker of the popular tax preparation software, TurboTax, has funnelled millions to oppose every effort to make tax day less painful. Intuit has spent $11.5 million lobbying the federal government — more than Apple or Amazon. Former California Senator, Tom Campbell, who felt Intuit’s power during his proposal for an easy-file system in California, wrote that he “never saw as clear a case of lobbying power putting private interests first over public benefit.” Intuit’s long and expensive campaigns over the years have argued that IRS-based service is a “massive expansion of the U.S. government through a big government program.” Intuit’s efforts have made friends from the most tech-savvy members of ...
DealBook: Icahn Is Said to Be Ready to Oppose Dell Deal
Carl C. Icahn, the veteran activist investor, is poised to announce his opposition to Dell’s proposed $24.4 billion sale to its founder, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.
Budget crisis eases as Republicans seek to avoid shutdown
WASHINGTON - Tension over the fiscal crisis eased on Monday as President Barack Obama called more opposition lawmakers to find a way to stop $85 billion in damaging budget cuts and congressional Republicans announced a plan to prevent a government shutdown.
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Alberta's third quarter fiscal update - Is it a spending problem?
The Alberta government released its third quarter fiscal update on Tuesday. As predicted by opposition parties and the Canadian Tax Payers Federation, Finance Minister Doug Horner announced a $3.5 to $4 billion deficit, due to reclining oil revenues