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Fiscal Cliff Taxes

CBO Chief: The Middle Class Will Have To Pay For America's Debt Problem

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

One government official has some bad news for Americans and politicians: You can’t protect the middle class from tax increases or benefit cuts if yo...

The Real Winners In The Fiscal Cliff Battle

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

* Estate planning advisers very busy in final weeks of 2012 * Myriad of tax changes seen prompting more to seek tax advice ...

On Fiscal Cliff, Congress' Work Isn't Done Yet

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Legislation passed this week to avert the "fiscal cliff" could still leave in place deficits averaging more than $900 billion a yea...

How The Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Cost The U.S. Trillions

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business

Lawmakers’ last-minute fiscal cliff deal could cost the country big time. The agreement, which Congress passed Tuesday night, would boost the de...

Raising Top Tax Rates Is a Very Big Deal

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

For two decades, the protection of high-income people from tax rate increases has been the central driving principle of the Republican Party. It has been their Holy Grail.

Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Raise Taxes On 77 Percent Of Americans

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them...

Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Hurt Many

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Ame...

Entrepreneurs on the 'Fiscal Cliff:' Get It Done

John Arensmeyer | Posted 03.02.2013 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Getting a bipartisan agreement on the fiscal cliff puts us on the path to a better future and will allow us to focus on finding smart, pragmatic solutions to these other important issues.

Sam Stein

Fiscal Cliff Deal Would Raise $715 Billion | Sam Stein | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The preliminary fiscal cliff deal being negotiated by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Vice President Joe Biden would ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

GOP Senator Finds Upside To Falling Off Fiscal Cliff | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) sounded resigned to the possibility that the country might fall of...

Legislation Constipation

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

What we've been seeing in the House of Representatives lately has been a series of massive and pervasive violations of Grayson's Laws of Legislating. Instead of "I'll vote for X because it's right," it's "If I don't get Z, I ain't votin' on nothin'." And that's the problem.

Fiscal Cliff Looms As Washington Prepares To Kick Can In Typical Fashion

Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the nation's budget challenges, congressional leaders are fond of saying dismiss...

States Could See Major Windfall From Fiscal Cliff Dive

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

* States could get $3 billion in estate taxes-study * 30 states would be affected By Nanette Byrnes Dec 2...

Tea Party Activists Unwilling To Bend On Taxes

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — In the city where a protest over tax policy sparked a revolution, modern day tea party activists are cheering the recent Republican rev...

Fiscal Cliff Fear, Finger-Pointing Abound

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

* Little sign of movement in talks * Focus shifting to Congress acting after Jan. 1 By Thomas Ferraro an...

Ryan Grim

Fiscal Fail: Don't Believe The Cliff Hype | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Jan. 1, 2000, the world awoke to find that little had changed since the night before. After years of hype around what was then called...

Don't Be Fooled...

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Workers probably won't feel the full brunt of next year's tax increases in their January paychecks, but don't be fooled by the temp...

'Plan B' Hits Both Rich And Poor

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Taxpayers making more than $1 million would get hit with tax increases averaging $100,000 next year under House Speaker John Boehner's a...

White House Threatens To Veto Fiscal Cliff Plan B

AP | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama would veto House Speaker John Boehner's `Plan B' proposal for extending tax cuts for people ...

Republicans Focus On Rallying Around Plan B

Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Still short of a "fiscal cliff" deal with the White House, top House Republicans are laboring to r...

Boehner Shifts To Talk Of 'Plan B'

Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN AND JULIE PACE, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner is proposing a `Plan B' option to keep taxes from in...

Obama, Boehner Take New Tone In Fiscal Cliff Talks

Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Just two weeks before the economy-threatening "fiscal cliff" is due to kick in, both President ...

It's Happening Already: Tax Hikes For Millions

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- While much of Washington is consumed by the debate over tax increases scheduled to take effect next year, big tax hikes have already gon...

Norquist Makes Bizarre Prediction About Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Grover Norquist expressed confidence on Thursday that Republican adherents to his rigid anti-tax hike platform would emerge victorious in upcoming bud...

Jim DeMint: Obama Will Win On Taxes

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading conservative who's resigning from the Senate is predicting that President Barack Obama will win the battle over raising taxes....