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Paying Is the Problem

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Speaker Boehner had eight years to cut spending and pronounce "spending is the problem." But he spent instead of paying for government, adding $5 trillion to the debt.

Obama: Boehner 'Doesn't Want To Look Like He's Giving In To Me'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

President Obama said Thursday that he believes House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) unwillingness to raise taxes on the nation's top earners is motiv...

Poll Shows Strong GOP Support For Raising Taxes On Wealthy

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

(Adds new poll results) * Boehner warns talks could extend through holidays * Poll shows strong Republican support for r...

Norquist Not Alone In Driving GOP 'Insanity'

Salon | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” Claire McCaskill pointed out that she’d met Grover Norquist for the first time backstage, then asked a pretty go...

Mollie Reilly

GOP Congressman Urges Republicans To Agree To Obama Tax Plan | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) on Tuesday pressed his fellow Republicans to go along with President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Amer...

Christian Leaders: GOP Tax Bill 'Morally Reprehensible'

Religion News Service | Chris Lisee | Posted 08.02.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) A coalition of liberal Christian leaders blasted a GOP budget plan that would extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy while slashing...

Republicans: The Small Government Way to Bigger Deficits?

David Coates | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
David Coates

The claim that rapid budget cutting will bring down the federal deficit and open the route to sustained economic growth is both disingenuous in its content and dangerous in its consequences.

Who Doesn't Pay Federal Income Taxes (Legally)

The New York Times | Bruce Bartlett | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

Conservatives are fond of railing against those who are able to legally avoid paying federal income taxes. The Wall Street Journal routinely refers to...

Tax, Spending Divisions Laid Bare In Boisterous Town Hall Exchanges

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2011 | Politics

EXETER, N.H. -- Peter Cass could stand it no longer as he listened to the Republican congressman defend a plan to cut taxes and Medicare simultaneousl...

No-Tax-Hike Pledge Creates Republican Rift

The Washington Post | Peter Wallsten & Lori Montgomery | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

Republicans are feuding over whether to abandon the party's long-held opposition to higher taxes in pursuit of a deficit-cutting deal with Democrats....

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week brought a slew of April Fools' jokes from our media brethren. Hulu remade its page to look like it was 1996 -- ancient history in Internet terms. Google introduced "Gmail motion," a tool that allows users to send emails by using their body. YouTube offered the top 5 viral videos of 1911. And we had a little fun of our own. There were also a number of stories that felt like April Fools' jokes but, unfortunately, were all too real. There was Donald Trump doubling down on Birther-ism, releasing his birth certificate and calling for the president to release his; pastor/kook Terry Jones finally burning a Quran and igniting violent protests in Afghanistan that led to the killing of a dozen people, including seven UN workers. And there was our nation's capital -- a town full of true April fools -- still obsessed with spending cuts in the midst of a recession.

Obama-GOP Tax Cut Deal Doesn't Mean Future Accords

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders are congratulating themselves for their bipartisan tax-cut compromise, hoping to b...

Tax Cuts For The Rich Being Backed So Strongly By Republicans A Great Mystery Of American Politics

The Washington Post | Steven Pearlstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the great enduring mysteries of American politics is why Republicans attach so much importance to cutting taxes for the rich....

House Tax Cut Vote Set To Go Down On White House-GOP Proposal

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Acting with uncommon speed, Congress moved toward final passage Thursday night of sweeping, bipartisan legislation to avoid a Jan. ...

Obama and the GOP

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Obama: Letting Middle Class Tax Cuts Lapse Would Hurt Growth

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

KOKOMO, Indiana: President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States must extend tax cuts for the middle class but could not afford to do so for ...

Bush Tax Cuts Would Be Made Permanent In Plan To Be Introduced By Senate Republicans

The Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The measure, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this week, would permanently extend the George W. Bush-era income tax cuts t...

Laura Bassett

Republican Jobs Plan: Bigger Tax Cuts For The Rich | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After opposing, stalling, stonewalling and filibustering almost every recession-related bill for the past year, Republican lawmakers have finally prop...