In this Aug. 18, 2009, aerial photo is downtown Pittsburgh located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers on the north side of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Blue-collar workers poured into the cavernous auto plants of Detroit for generations, confident that a sturdy back and strong work ethic would bring them a house, a car and economic security. It was a place where the American dream came true. It came true in cities across the industrial heartland, from Chicago’s meatpacking plants to the fire-belching steel mills of Cleveland and Pittsburgh. It came true for decades, as manufacturing brought prosperity to big cities in states around the Great Lakes and those who called them home. Detroit was the affluent capital, a city with its own emblematic musical sound and a storied union movement that drew Democratic presidential candidates to Cadillac Square every four years to kick off their campaigns at Labor Day rallies.
Tag: Government taxation and revenue
An April 22, 2013, file photo shows singer Lauryn Hill walking from federal court in Newark, N.J. Hill has started serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file) DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut on Monday for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade.
This Dec. 20, 2012 photo shows rapper Fat Joe, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, leaving court in Newark N.J. (AP Photo/Samantha Henry, file) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper “Fat Joe” has been sentenced to four months in prison after admitting he failed to file federal income taxes.
SENTENCING DELAYED–This April 15, 2011 photo shows singer Lauryn Hill performing during the 12th Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. (AP Photo/Spencer Weiner, file) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge postponed Lauryn Hill’s tax evasion sentencing on Monday but not before scolding the eight-time Grammy-winning singer for reneging on a promise to make restitution by now.
FREE MAN-In this Sept. 9, 2009 photo, Wesley Snipes poses during the photo call for the film “Brooklyn’s Finest” at the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File) LEWIS RUN, Pa. (AP) — Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania.
FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY–This Nov. 3, 2012 photo shows singer Dionne Warwick after receiving the lifetime acheivement award at the 2012 MOBO Awards in Liverpool. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Singer Dionne Warwick claims in a recent bankruptcy filing that she owes nearly $10 million in back taxes and her monthly expenses exceed $20,000.
TAXES GOING UP–President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden make a statement regarding the passage of the fiscal cliff bill in the Brady Press…