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Ad Wars: McCain Quotes Biden; Obama Quotes Reagan

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Hughes

"Hi, I'm John McCain and I approve this message. But, before we begin, I have to admit...I can't believe my opponent's running mate said this. Makin...

Conservative Tax Policy Is Corporate Socialism

Adrienne Birecree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adrienne Birecree

John McCain decries middle class tax cuts as "socialism" because they "spread the wealth around." What are tax cuts for corporate America and the wealthy then? There indeed has been an increase in "socialism" in the U.S. but a smokescreen of conservative ideological rhetoric has hidden it for decades.

Taxes Are Not Always A Bad Thing

Jennifer Bernard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Bernard

The taxes on Joe-the-Plumber's $250,000 bought me my first-grade textbooks when my family was on food stamps. I do not feel guilty that Joe may have had to drink less-expensive champagne that year so that I could have a sandwich for dinner.

John McCain's Flat Tax October Surprise

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

I think John McCain is planning our terror. I think John McCain is going to pitch the Flat Tax. Dangerous? Erratic? Crazy? You mean, as opposed to Vice President Miss Wasilla?

Many US Corporations Not Paying Taxes At All

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Devin

John McCain's official website would make it seem as if corporate taxes are somehow crippling American business. But two-thirds of the corporations doing business in the U.S. paid no taxes from 1998-2005, while collectively reporting $2.5 trillion dollars in sales.

$265,000 Per Family: Why America Cannot Afford the Price of a McCain Victory

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

$265,000 per family. Enough to put four kids through the average public university, but instead just a burden on America's future.

Women May Be Most Affected By Economic Crisis And Election

Susan Kelley-Stamerra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Kelley-Stamerra

If women aren't looked after in this election, in this economic environment, the losses will be substantial and lasting.

Sam Stein

McCain Ad Blames Obama For Loss Of Michigan Jobs | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In another sign of how John McCain is trying to turn the political world on its head (in which he is a populist and the Democrats have been setting th...

Greenspan: American Can't Afford McCain's Tax Plan

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said the country can't afford $3.3 trillion of tax cuts proposed by Republican presidential nominee Joh...

McCain Top Economic Adviser: He Will Raise Taxes

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Director of the Congressional Budget Office and current chief McCain economic advisor, is an honest man--which means he'...

It's Not About Us: Time for Democrats to Come Together

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

This election is not about the mojo of party activists. It's not about the egos of Obamas, Clintons, and their various retinues. It's about people who need real help, and are wondering how Democrats would provide it.

Both Tax Plans Will Add to the Deficit -- And Our Problems

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We've spent the last 8 years not making tough choices that need to be made. Now we have two presidential hopefuls who would continue that trend.

Sam Stein

McCain Celeb Attack Returns In New Ad (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain camp put out another installment in its anti-Obama "Celeb" ad series today. This time they're hammering Obama on taxes. The spot starts wit...

Cindy McCain: I Will Never Release My Tax Returns

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Howard Dean has released the following statement: "What is John McCain trying to hide? Throughout this campaign, he has acted like his own ...

Sam Stein

As McCain Surrogate, Graham Calls His Own Social Security Idea "Dumb" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Surrogacy on behalf of a presidential candidate can, on occasion, force a politician to deride his own past positions. Such was the case Sunday mornin...

Sam Stein

Norquist Defends McCain After Fiorina's Tax Raising Remarks | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

America's foremost anti-tax crusader is coming to John McCain's defense, after a high-ranking adviser to the Senator suggested that he would - if the ...

Rachel Weiner

McCain Adviser Fiorina: McCain Could Raise Taxes On Wealthy | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the end of an article on John McCain's flimsy economic know-how, Bloomberg includes an interesting admission from adviser Carly FIorina: "In an ...

McCain's Mixed Up Fiscal Policy

Washington Post | Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain has been around Washington long enough to remember the days when Republicans constantly clashed among themselves over fiscal policy. Were ...

Jason Linkins

McCain Talks Economy On CNN | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain appeared on today's CNN American Morning, ostensibly to talk economic policy with John Roberts. Over the course of the discussion, howeve...

They're Lying

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

If McCain and his staff persist in twisting the truth on Obama's tax plan, there can be no decent debate. It's an abrogation of anything resembling straight talk.

McCains Defaulted On Home Taxes For Last Four Years, Newsweek Reports

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

** UPDATE BELOW ** Newsweek is set to publish a highly embarrassing report on Sen. John McCain, revealing that the McCains have failed to pay taxes o...

Non-Partisan Tax Center: McCain Plan Aids Wealthy

Washington Post | Perry Bacon Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A detailed analysis of the candidates' tax plans confirms one of Barack Obama's top arguments against John McCain: the Arizona senator's proposals wou...

Cindy McCain Releases 2006 Tax Returns

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Cindy McCain, who two weeks ago said she would never make her tax returns public, revealed Friday that she had a total income of mo...

McCain Making Promises That Would Cost Taxpayers Billions

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican John McCain is making promises that would cost billions of taxpayer dollars, yet he is vague about how he would pay for ...

Read His Lips: McCain Already Breaking 'No New Taxes' Pledge

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In February, McCain pledged that his administration would offer no new taxes against the American people. And yet since then, he has pledged large am...