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Why Are Republicans Using the Fiscal Cliff to Hold the U.S. Economy Hostage?

Damian Kolodiy | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Damian Kolodiy

After the election it seems like nothing has changed in Washington. The political stalemate remains where little gets done and there is no compromise....

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.

Studies: Rich's Bush-Era Tax Cuts Do Little To Boost Economy, Job Market

Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

Tax breaks for the super-rich might be great for the super-rich. They just don’t do much for the rest of us. Extending the Bush-era tax cuts for...

Why Our Declining Safety Net?

Harlan Green | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

There is an alternative to the Republicans' austerity agenda that will do much to save our safety net: a return to Clinton-era policies that created so much wealth in the 1990s.

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.

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: GOP Lawmaker Claims Every Time The U.S. Has Cut Taxes, Revenue Has Gone Up | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress addresses the federal deficit and begins debating next year's budget, a centerpiece of the conversation is whether to raise ...

Tax the Rich? Tax the Millionaires!

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Some Democrats in Congress are pushing what is not only good policy, but smarter politics. It puts Republicans in an awkward position, as they are left defending tax cuts for millionaires.

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

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...

WATCH: Mark Kirk Sworn In To U.S. Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Republican Mark Kirk was sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Monday afternoon, and says his first priority as a senator will be to turn the econom...

Amanda Terkel

Warren Buffett: I 'Should Be Paying A Lot More In Taxes' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire Warren Buffett rebutted claims that the Obama administration is unjustly hurting business orders with high taxes by saying t...

Amanda Terkel

Americans United For Change Ad Mocks Republicans For Doing Wall Street's Bidding | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans and Tea Party activists were "chumps" doing the bidding of Wall Street CEOs in the midterm elections, according to a new ad ...

Sam Stein

Blue Dogs Identifying Spending Cuts To Pay For Bush Tax Cuts For Wealthy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to find a middle ground in the debate raging over what to do about expiring Bush tax cuts, Blue Dog Democrats have escalated their pitch to lea...

Sam Stein

Senate GOP Committed To Block Tax Increase For The Rich | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) seemed to give Democrats an opening on Sunday when he said he would support President Obama's plan for ext...

Sam Stein

Only 50% Of GOP Supports Extending Bush Tax Cuts For Wealthy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only half of all Republicans and self-identified conservatives favor extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, a new public opinion poll shows. Few...

Sam Stein

Jared Bernstein, White House Economist, Throws Cold Water On Bush Tax Cuts Compromise | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A key member of the White House economic team is throwing cold water on a leading compromise proposal in the debate over the extension of the Bush tax...