American’s paid their lowest level of taxes since 1950.
Amid complaints about high taxes and calls for a smaller government, Americans paid their lowest level of taxes last year since Harry Truman’s presidency, a USA Today analysis of federal data found. Some conservative political movements such as the “Tea Party” have criticized federal spending as being out of control. While spending is up, taxes have fallen to exceptionally low levels.
Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia member looks through the scope of his rifle during a militia “survival in the wilderness” training event
Three times a week, Mike Lackomar climbs into his truck and drives the same delivery route through the suburbs of Detroit. Lackomar is an independent contractor for a private parcel company. If you live northwest of this battered city and you recently purchased something from a home shopping network, there’s a good chance the 36-year-old handled your package.
Both political parties are concerned with the strength of this movement
A hefty 28 percent of all Americans identify themselves as supporters of the grass-roots Tea Party movement, according to a new Gallup poll released Monday.
Move over Tea Party there’s another movement brewing. Saturday, March 13 was the kick-off of the national Coffee Party where gatherings were scheduled across the country of like-minded citizens upset with government and angry that the Tea Party movement has grabbed the spotlight.
California’s global warming law calls for utilities to increase their use of renewable energy to at least 30 percent by 2020
Conservatives propose an initiative that would delay curbs on greenhouse gas emissions until the state’s unemployment rate drops to 5.5%, a level not seen since 2007.