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Bush Tax Cuts Expire

New Poll Dispels Myth That Entrepreneurs Want High-Income Tax Cuts Preserved

John Arensmeyer | Posted 12.29.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

The truth of the matter is that small business owners are far more concerned about improving economic conditions for the middle class -- a category virtually all their customers fall into and which 97 percent of them are part of, too.

Taxmaggedon Looms

Christopher Bergin | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Christopher Bergin

America's economy teeters on the brink of a media-dubbed "taxmaggedon," a ticking time bomb of policy triggers that, together with deep spending cuts could send our economy back into recession.

A Better Outlook Beckons

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

When faced with bad alternatives, as well as responsibility for their consequences, most politicians ultimately compromise, as the Republicans just did with the payroll tax cuts. So what is most likely to happen after the November election?

Fiscal Affairs: Democrats and the Bush Tax Cuts

James Kwak | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
James Kwak

If the tax cuts were bad a decade ago, what has changed since then (for now, leaving aside cyclical issues)? We have had one more decade of aging and health care inflation (and war), so the long-term budget outlook looks considerably worse.

Michael Bloomberg: 'Just Allow The Bush Tax Cuts To Expire'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business

A prominent member of the one percent has laid out his opinion on Bush-era tax cuts: It's time to get rid of them, and not just those for the rich eit...

Bush Tax Cuts: Will America Learn From History?

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

In reality, hardworking, taxpaying citizens are being told to sacrifice more of the public services we depend on so our leaders can shove even larger tax breaks to the wealthy.

Jason Linkins

Baffling Wave Of Tax-Cut Polling Produces Wildly Different Conclusions | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you've been following the various polling reports on how the general public feels about the tax-cut package that President Obama brokered and which might, in some form, make it through the legislative process, then you are probably lost and confused. Please fire a flare gun into the air, and we will send rescuers to your area.

Progressives and Liberal Democrats Blowing Hot Air Obama's on Tax Cut Deal

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It's odious to give money to those who don't need it, will hoard it, and not create one job, or save one foreclosed home, or help sustain one small business.

Emily Swanson

Democratic Activists Unhappy With Tax Cut Extension, But Ready To Jump Obama's Ship? | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration's decision to give in to Republicans on extending all of the Bush era tax cuts is already receiving push-back from some Democ...

Emily Swanson

Is Extending All The Bush Tax Cuts The Most Unpopular Thing Obama Has Done? | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, CBS News released a poll finding that 53 percent of adults preferred to extend the Bush-era tax cuts only to those making less than $250,00...

Sam Stein

Tax Cuts Update: Despite Schumer's Threat, There's Little Appetite To Let Them Expire | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This past weekend, as the White House and congressional lawmakers negotiated away a temporary extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wea...

Democrats Look To Call GOP's Bluff With Bush Tax Cuts Vote

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans are working to reach a deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts that expire at the end of the year, but neither side is...

Labor Pushing Backbone Implant for Wavering Dems on Taxes, Social Security, Deficits

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Everyone talks about Democrats caving in to the GOP and right-wing talking points, but not many advocacy groups are effectively and visibly pushing back against the right-wing assault either.

Amanda Terkel

Eric Cantor Opposes Compromise On Extending Bush Tax Cuts | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just as Senate Minority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has attempted to lower expectations in recent days by saying that Republicans can't real...

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Lawmakers Grayson, Grijlava And Kilroy Call For Vote On Obama's Tax Plan Before Congress Adjourns | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three progressive members of Congress are urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) to bring President Obama's tax plan to a vote on the floor befor...

Taking on the GOP's "Fairy Tale Politics"

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Obama needs to combat the GOP's Fairy Tale Politics so that voters understand how we got into this mess and that it simply is too risky to go back to Neverland.

Obama's Tax-cut Plan: How The Rich Are Affected | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As debate heats up over President Obama's proposal to let the Bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy but to extend them for everyone else,...

Bush Tax Cuts: Would They Be the End of a Tax Holiday or the Start of a Tax Hike?

Bradford Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradford Kane

It is illusory to suggest that honoring an intended sunset of a tax break would amount to a tax hike. Insisting that it be extended is like requiring Macys to extend their Presidents' Day sale.

Let the Bush Tax Cuts Expire

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The notion that increasing the tax rate on the richest Americans means the socialist floodgates have been opened is clearly nonsensical, as the rates would return to what was normal for most of the last half century.

Lucia Graves

GOP Uses Creative Stats To Push Bush Tax Cuts (VIDEO) | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican leaders are finding increasingly creative ways to justify their support for extending the Bush tax cuts for Americans making over $250,000 ...

Bush Tax Cuts: What Expiration Means For You

Politics Daily | Patricia Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To extend or not extend the Bush tax cuts? That question is at the heart of the debate between Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers...

House Democrats Face Uphill Battle On Ending Tax Cuts

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats say leadership has their work cut out in convincing the public to support a tax increase on those making more than $250,000. Centrist...