And he’s a hedge fund guy – as you know, the only one who I’m raising taxes for. Taxing carried interest as normal income would generate about $17 billion over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan scorekeeper.
In recent years the United States and other countries have been roiled by a series of protests against the gap between the vast majority of the population and the group that has become known as the 1 percenters – the top 1 percent of income earners who control more than...
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision not to correct a questioner at a recent town hall event who erroneously stated that President Obama is a Muslim. I have no reason to doubt what he says.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz should be used to winning the Values Voter Summit straw poll by now, but the guys who came in last can’t be used to losing. The closest Republican presidential candidates were retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, with 18 percent, and Huckabee, with 14 percent.