Obama and Galifianakis “Between Two Ferns” Bit Drives 40% More Traffic to
Healthcare.gov – Mashable
President Obama’s appearance on comedian Zach Galifianakis’s
Between Two Ferns web series resulted
in a traffic boost to the Healthcare.gov website, reports Tara McGuinness,
Senior Communications advisor for the White House.
wants businesses to pay more overtime – Inc
President Obama will use his executive authority to change
overtime rules for U.S. workers in an effort to provide economic security for
the middle class and reduce income inequality, a White House official said.
Held Fund Political Conventions.
Congress Actually Wants That To End. – The Huff Po
On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously approved H.R. 2019, also
known as the Gabriela Miller Kids First Research Act. The bill would
"eliminate taxpayer financing of political party conventions," and
instead direct those dollars to a 10-year National Institutes of Health
pediatric research initiative.
Much the Marriage Tax Penalty Will Cost You? – Daily Finance
Some couples encounter marriage bonuses, other deal with a
marriage penalty. The brackets for
married filing jointly are not double of the single filers brackets after you
move into the 25% tier.
Refundable Credits from 1990 – 2011 – William Perez, About.com
Tax credits come in two varieties. Nonrefundable tax credits
reduce a person's tax liability at most to zero. Refundable tax credits also
reduce a person's tax liability; and any excess credits are paid out by
increasing a person's refund. Taxpayers claimed a total of $99.1 billion in
refundable tax credits in the year 2011, according to a study conducted by Alan
Cole at the Tax Foundation.