Der Spiegel: Plans For Euro-Zone Tax Take Shape

AP Photo From Der Spiegel: After the Greek bailout disaster, Paris, Berlin and Brussels want to reform the euro zone by creating an economic government and a special tax for the currency area. German Finance Minister Schäuble is in favor, but Chancellor Merkel is skeptical. History has shown that when a government wants to solidify its power, it has to turn its subjects into taxpayers. The Roman Empire demanded high tribute payments from every tribe it had newly conquered. And the United States developed from a commonwealth to a federal state when, in the 18th century, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton achieved uniform duties and taxes for the entire union, initially on whisky, because it was so lucrative. Politicians in the euro zone are now seeking to emulate the historic model from the early years of the United States. The unnerving bargaining over the latest Greece bailout program has led the leaders of

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Scott Walker Compares Donald Trump to Democrats as Trump Blows Past Him in Iowa Polls

AP Photo Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sank to a new low in his effort to fight with real estate mogul billionaire Donald Trump during an interview with Politico’s chief White House correspondent, Mike Allen, at a Koch Brothers-sponsored event in California this weekend. In the interview, Walker accused Trump of acting like a Democrat.

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Harris-Perry: ‘The Answer to Black Lives Matter Is Not White Lives Matter’

MHPomalley On MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” host Melissa Harris-Perry scolded Democratic presidential hopeful former Gov. Martin O’Malley (MD) for his comments from July when he said, “white lives matter,” which was followed up by boos from the crowd. “Well, Martin O’Malley, just no. The answer to ‘black lives matter’ is not ‘white lives matter.’ Just, that’s nope, wrong answer. Nope. So whatever you do, Democrats, Republicans that’s not the right answer,” she said. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

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