by Terri Eyden on Nov 08, 2012
With Congress still split along partisan lines following the election, it's uncertain whether the President will be able to marshal the bipartisan spirit needed to address two of the most pressing economic issues.
by Terri Eyden on Nov 01, 2012
A quarterly volatility and variables poll of 540 corporate executives indicates that many CFOs are stressed and plan to be more diligent in planning and forecasting.
by Terri Eyden on Sep 24, 2012
The long awaited secret is out. The Romney campaign posted his full 2011 tax return September 21, along with a summary of taxes paid all the way back to 1990.
by Terri Eyden on Sep 11, 2012
Just when you thought American politics couldn't get any more bizarre or sink any lower, it has. If claims can be believed, information thieves penetrated the walls of PricewaterhouseCoopers and took "hostages."
by Terri Eyden on Sep 10, 2012
Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have sparred over taxes. Now that the gloves are finally off, both nominees have come out swinging full force.
by Terri Eyden on Sep 05, 2012
Republican nominee Mitt Romney delivered the acceptance speech expected of him at last week's Republican National Convention, repeatedly hammering President Obama on what many consider to be his weakest flank: jobs and economic growth.
by Terri Eyden on Aug 17, 2012
The Republican candidate for vice president, Paul Ryan, is a staunch conservative known for controversial fiscal policies. Would his proposals to reform the federal income tax and Medicare systems "destroy" or "save" the country, as some have claimed?
by AccountingWeb on Apr 16, 2012
The two top executives in the US government – President Obama and Vice President Biden – released their 2011 federal tax returns this past week. The Obama's return resulted in an effective tax rate slightly higher than 20 percent. For the Biden, the effective tax rate was more than 23 percent.
by AccountingWeb on Mar 09, 2012
On the morning after Super Tuesday voting, Mitt Romney was able to declare himself the winner, tallying up a total of 419 total Republican delegate votes, nearly double the delegate count garnered by his closest rival Rick Santorum, who currently stands at 178 total votes, according to Associated Press statistics.
by AccountingWeb on Mar 02, 2012
While Romney managed to maintain his status as the GOP front-runner, there's little doubt the momentum Santorum built in Michigan in February means he still poses a threat to Romney's once all-but-certain ascendency to the Republican nomination going into the ten-state Super Tuesday primary Tuesday, March 6.
by AccountingWeb on Feb 27, 2012
Last week, President Obama unveiled the framework for an extensive corporate tax package. It didn't take long for his rivals to poke holes in the plan. In fact, the Republican front-runner for the presidency, Mitt Romney, chose the very same day on the campaign trail to present his own economic program.
by AccountingWeb on Feb 02, 2012
Romney has been catching a lot of flak for the relatively small amount of tax he pays, despite the millions in assets that he owns. But the GOP front-runner for president is only doing what the filthy rich usually do: paying the least amount of income tax they are legally obligated to pay.
by AccountingWeb on Jan 30, 2012
On January 23, the remaining contenders for the GOP presidential nomination hit the ground running in Tampa. Romney and Gingrich dominated the debate and traded barbs over character and electability. But, despite the fireworks, core issues – tax reform, deregulation, and economic growth – were discussed.
by AccountingWeb on Jan 18, 2012
Despite his decisive second-place finish in the New Hampshire primary and his strong third-place showing in the Iowa caucus, there are still some political pundits who question whether Ron Paul, who was initially a middle-of-the pack candidate, is a viable contender for the GOP presidential nomination.
by AccountingWeb on Jan 09, 2012
Earlier this month, Herman Cain announced that, despite the fact he is no longer on the GOP ballot, he will continue to take his 9-9-9 tax reform and economic recovery plan to the public through his newly formed Solutions Revolution bus tour and media blitz.