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Democratic Senators Dare GOP To Vote Against Middle-Class Tax Breaks

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats will dare Republicans to vote against an expansion of tax credits for the middle class with an amendment that's intended to he...

Republican Scam on "Not Raising Taxes": Why Democrats Should HOPE All the Cuts Expire

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

No one should continue to indulge this fiction. Republicans have voted to raise taxes. Repeatedly. They just did it again in 2010.

Occupy at One Year: A Success Already

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Policy reform will follow from the will of the people. It's not time to stop the protests, but year one of the movement is a success because its ideals have captured the attention of the American people and our representatives.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #4 Delivered for the Middle Class

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

We need to continue to rebuild our economy, expand opportunity, and ensure that the next generation has more opportunities than we do. To accomplish these goals, we need everyone to pay their fair share. That's not just good economic sense, that's basic common sense.

21st Century Tax Policy and Aging Populations

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.24.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If Boomers want to continue the proud national tradition of handing off a better America to each generation, then it's time to rethink what it means to age.

Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren Spar Over Hot Topic

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown (R) and Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren are in a standoff over whether to release their tax returns. The debate began on T...

Fiscal Affairs: The Buffett Rule Is a Good Idea

Simon Johnson | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

The Buffett Rule is a tiny tax, of little consequence to the people who would pay it or to the country as a whole. The idea that $30 billion of additional revenue would tip the balance in any way is simply ludicrous. But this is precisely what gives the Buffett Rule its powerful symbolism.

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Says His Tax Rate Is Higher Than 15 Percent | Jon Ward | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has begun to make the case that he pays more than 15 percent in taxes. "The tax rate is really closer to 45 or 50 percen...

Why Dumb Down Our Government?

Harlan Green | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Harlan Green

Should it surprise us that we, the people, are smarter than the politicians we've elected? Maybe the money machine it takes to get elected these days has discouraged more Mr. Smiths from going to Washington.

GOP Buffet Rule

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Sam Stein

Chuck Schumer Calls For Vote On Buffett Rule | Sam Stein | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's decision to endorse the tax reform principle that millionaires should pay more than the middle class is a begru...

Timothy Geithner: U.S. Tax Reform Necessary To Spur Investment

Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Monday that comprehensive tax reform is necessary to make the United States a bette...

Large Share Of Americans Expect To Be Millionaires Within Next Decade

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

A larger share of Americans say they'll be millionaires by 2020 than were millionaires in 2010, according to a new poll. Twenty percent of American...