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Middle Class Tax Cut

Tax Cuts Are Palliatives, Not Cures

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

I don't think you need a crystal ball to predict that whoever runs for president in 2016 will have some sort of tax cut at the heart of their platform, probably targeted at the middle class, and I'm talking both Democrats and Republicans.

Suggested Message for State of the Union: 'Don't Screw It Up... Again'

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

President Obama begins his seventh year in office in good position. At this point in his eight-year term, the unemployment rate is a) lower than Reagan's at the same time; b) lower than Romney/Republican targets for the end of 2016 and St. Ronnie's for his entire term; c) Medicare is now solvent at least through 2031; and, d) ~10 million more people are covered by health insurance.

Middle Class Tax Cut: Where Were Democrats When It Was First Proposed?

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Elections are not "locked" as early as politicians and pollsters would have you believe. Moods change, and a constant drum beat for relief of Main Street via fractional taxes of Wall Street could have permeated the electorate's consciousness.

Pushing High-Income Tax Cut Under Small Business Guise: Not Good Fiscal Policy

John Arensmeyer | Posted 10.01.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

The argument for extending the tax cuts for earners with income exceeding $250,000 annually for the sake of small business survival is erroneous and misguided. The vast majority of small business owners simply don't make that much money.

Top Obama Admin Economic Advisers Won't Rule Out Middle Class Tax Increase

Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During last year's campaign, President Obama vowed to enact a bold agenda without raising taxes for the middle class, a pledge budget experts viewed w...