Injustice Served

Bradley Birkenfeld, who is serving time in a Pennsylvania federal prison for his role in Swiss-bank tax evasion schemes that he exposed, is now petitioning President Obama for clemency. He submitted his clemency application on tax day, arguing that he has worked with...

Congress: Let My Tax Cut Expire

As Congress begins debate over what to do about the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy, I hope it has the courage to let my tax cuts expire. It would be the right thing to do. Back in 2001, Congress voted for President Bush’s tax program, including substantial tax...

No More Blank Checks for the Pentagon, Please

As a hardworking taxpayer, you’ll settle up with the IRS in the next few weeks. Whether you write a check for the remainder of your share of the taxes or request a refund because you overpaid, you’ll be acutely aware of how much you paid the feds this...

Raise My Taxes, Please

President Obama has made it clear that he wants to erase the Bush-era tax cuts for the highest earners in the country, even as he preserves the tax cuts for middle- and working-class Americans. There are plenty of Republicans and even some Democrats who are ready to...

Let’s Rein In Tax Cheats

The government’s treatment of UBS banking whistleblower Brad Birkenfeld, who is credited with shattering Swiss bank secrecy and revealing massive tax evasion by Americans, has alarmed government accountability advocates nationwide. Birkenfeld is the only person...