To Romney, Taxes Are a Form of Charity

By: Monday August 20, 2012 10:15 am

I wondered about this too at the time. In fact I mentioned it in my story about Mitt Romney’s latest statement on his tax returns. For a refresher, here’s what he said: But I did go back and look at my taxes and over the past 10 years I never paid less than 13 percent. [...]

Romney Insists He “Never Paid Less Than 13 Percent” in Taxes

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 11:47 am

Mitt Romney showed a little leg on the question of his tax returns today, responding to reporters by saying that he has never paid less than 13% in taxes. I just have to say, given the challenges that America faces – 23 million people out of work, Iran about to become nuclear, one out of [...]

Susan G. Komen Foundation Losing Fundraising After Planned Parenthood Controversy

By: Thursday May 31, 2012 12:15 pm

The Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure won’t exactly come out and tell you that their charity has been turned upside-down by the scandal over their dropping, and then restoring, Planned Parenthood funding. They won’t release figures showing that their core base of support was alienated by the attack on women’s health. So you [...]

Charity Will Not Solve a Health Care Crisis

By: Tuesday April 10, 2012 12:15 pm

Reading about this, I’m reminded of that old liberal bumper sticker about how “it will be a great day when schools have all the money they need and the Pentagon has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.” In Miami County, Kansas, they had to hold the equivalent of a bake sale to [...]

Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Docs (II): Giving Homes to Charity as a Penalty

By: Tuesday March 13, 2012 8:37 am

Here’s the second installment in the review of the foreclosure fraud settlement documents. Exhibit D in this document lays out the menu for credits toward the settlement. When we talk about credits, the federal government and state AGs want you to assume that means a set amount of principal reductions that the banks will grant. [...]

Romney’s Plan to Help the Uninsured: “Charity”

By: Thursday May 12, 2011 2:10 pm

I’ve skimmed Mitt Romney’s health care address, and the PowerPoint slides which supported it. The overall structure of the solution was not different than what appeared in his op-ed, which I already discussed. But some other things stand out. One, Romney did not forswear the mandate that he signed into law in Massachusetts. It’s more [...]

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Legal Aid for Foreclosure Victims

By: Tuesday November 23, 2010 8:49 am

In Georgia, homeowners have alleged fraud and racketeering in a suit against document processor Prommis Solutions, MERS, Wells Fargo, Bank of America Home Loans, several real estate law firms and almost two dozen defendants in all. The suit alleges that Prommis and the others manufactured documents to speed along foreclosures. The lead couple in the [...]

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