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Rapid City surgeon on trial for alleged tax evasion

September 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Edward Picardi “made a heck of a lot of money and didn’t want to pay his taxes,” the prosecutor told jurors, saying Picardi owes more than $1 million in back taxes. Continue Reading

Obama urges tax cuts for families under $250,000

July 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama, eager to shift election-year attention away from the nation’s lackluster jobs market, called on Congress Monday to extend tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year while allowing taxes to rise for households making more.
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Becky Ylitalo, Badger, Minn., column: Should song title be ‘America the Hypocritical’?

July 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Companies demand more and more out of us, placing unrealistic demands that ultimately hurt families at the core. Incomes drop as taxes and insurance premiums rise. Public education falters due to harsh state and federal mandates.
And as a result, middle-class Americans are the ones who suffer. Continue Reading

WILL: America’s wealthiest counties in DC area

June 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Montgomery County, Md., on the District of Columbia’s northern border, is a dormitory for the nation’s government, where federal workers’ sleep is disturbed only by dreams of new ways to improve us.
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O’REILLY: Wealthy people have no reason to be ashamed

April 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Mitt Romney says he will not apologize for being a rich guy who lives large and can buy whatever he wants by writing checks from his offshore bank account in the Caymans.
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O’REILLY: 1 percenters shouldn’t be demeaned

January 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Growing up in Levittown out on Long Island, I remember my father buying pants through the mail. This seemed strange to me. There was a Robert Hall clothing store nearby and it had pants all over the place. But my dad said he could buy two pairs for the price of one from some guy in South Dakota. One problem: the pants never fit. Continue Reading