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My Brief Conversation with Joe The Plumber (I'm NOT Kidding)

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Camp

The first thing I said was, "Is Joe aware he'd get a tax cut under Obama?" -- because, as many of us have read, Joe ACTUALLY makes $40,000 per year, not $250,000.

Why Obama Has Pulled Ahead on the Economic Issues

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Senator Barack Obama's campaign for the White House pulled ahead of his opponent, Senator John McCain, as soon as the current financial crisis hit the...

Taxes Are Not Always A Bad Thing

Jennifer Bernard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Bernard

The taxes on Joe-the-Plumber's $250,000 bought me my first-grade textbooks when my family was on food stamps. I do not feel guilty that Joe may have had to drink less-expensive champagne that year so that I could have a sandwich for dinner.

Sam Stein

McCain Camp Ramps Up Press War Over "Joe The Plumber" Coverage | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign ramped up its criticism of the press on Friday, calling the fourth estate an embarrassment and shameful for the way it has scrutin...

Holy Crap, A Candidate Answers a Question (a.k.a A Conversation with Joe the Plumber)

Kim Mance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Mance

As a former Hillary supporter and long-time Obama-skeptic-turned-no-other-choice-but-still-a-little-tentative-supporter, this made my day.

If Paying Taxes is Patriotic, Chicagoans are the Best Patriots on Earth

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brett Ashley McKenzie

If paying taxes makes you patriotic, Chicagoans should get a memorial built in their honor (or just add Harry Caray's face to Mount Rushmore).

Biden: It's Patriotic For Wealthy Americans To Pay Higher Taxes

AP | JOE MILICIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CANTON, Ohio — Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday called Republican John McCain's answers to the current economic cris...

New McCain Ad Repeats Discredited "Celeb" Claim That Obama Will Raise Taxes On Electricity

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Dorner

After releasing an ad earlier this week that contained debunked lies about offshore drilling and gas prices, John McCain unveiled a new ad today, "Dom...

Earth to Republicans: It's 2008, Not 1978

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

The Democratic candidate's coffers are far richer than the Republicans, so why is McCain's lie about Obama's taxes to the middle class sticking?

Both Tax Plans Will Add to the Deficit -- And Our Problems

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We've spent the last 8 years not making tough choices that need to be made. Now we have two presidential hopefuls who would continue that trend.

Obama: Seniors Making Under $50,000 Wouldn't Pay Income Tax

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — If you're a senior citizen and make less than $50,000 a year, Barack Obama has a deal for you: the rest of your life free of federa...

They're Lying

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

If McCain and his staff persist in twisting the truth on Obama's tax plan, there can be no decent debate. It's an abrogation of anything resembling straight talk.

Obama: I Would Cut Taxes For Middle Class

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WAYNE, Pa. — Democrat Barack Obama told voters Saturday he would push an aggressive economic agenda as president: cutting taxes for the middle c...

Maria Bartiromo Warns That Obama Will Hike Taxes, Says Someone Earning $200K/Year Is "Not Rich"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the latest issue of Avenue magazine — a "glossy, lifestyle magazine that chronicles the lives of Manhattan's affluent and socially powerful" ...

Obama Gave Only 1% Of Income To Charity

Bloomberg | Ryan J. Donmoyer and Julianna Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle gave $10,772 of the $1.2 million they earned from 2000 through 2004 to charities,...

Obama On McCain Tax Flip Flop: I "Guess That's How" You Got Your "Ticket Punched" To Be Nominee

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said Thursday that Sen. John McCain reversed his position on President Bush's deep tax cuts in order to w...

Why Not Barack?

Donn Swaby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donn Swaby

Under Obama, tax breaks for corporations will be made public on the internet. How about making tax breaks for corporations non existent?

Looking Past Primary Season, Obama Foreshadows National Campaign Themes

Amanda Michel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Michel

Lebanon, NH -- With recent polls showing him firmly ahead of his Democratic rivals, a confident Barack Obama seems to be looking past the primary seas...

Obama Rolls Out "Robin Hood" Tax Plan

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Barack Obama unveiled his tax cut plan Tuesday in Washington. Some would call it a Robin Hood approach, taking from the rich and giving to the poor. ...