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Obama Tax Plan

Most Americans Back Obama's Plan To Raise Investment Taxes On Wealthy Families

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and EMILY SWANSON | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rich aren't taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they're too high as wel...

Jane Austen Weekly: The End

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 02.19.2013 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Austen died before putting the final polish on Persuasion. She was only forty-one. But "in fiction, . . . blessedly, the dead return to life." Despite her fears about women writers, Jane Austen never was deserted. Her influence is endless. The pen remains in her hand.

What Jamie Dimon Won't Say About Taxes

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.14.2012 | Business

Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive, has been out front among Wall Street chiefs in supporting higher tax rates on individual taxpayers as...

The Surprising Truth About Obama's Tax Plan

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama touts his tax plan as raising taxes on households making more than $250,000. As it turns out, that threshold is more like $300,...

Ryan Grim

Top Two Percent To GOP: Tax Us | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans' opposition to any tax rate hike on the top two percent of earners shows few signs of letting up as the debate...

The Truth on Taxes: Everyone Needs to Pay More

David Callahan | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
David Callahan

Promising the middle class -- and a good swath of the upper middle class -- that their taxes will never go up is politically cowardly, economically irresponsible, and a betrayal of the progressive belief in government.

Elise Foley

Marco Rubio On Tax Hikes For The Rich: Why Bother? | Elise Foley | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday there isn't much point in raising tax rates on the wealthy, because they also have the money to ...

Round Two: Was it Romney's to Win or Obama's to Lose?

Mickey Costa | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Mickey Costa

After Tuesday night's intense debate, there is certainly a lot to dissect. But in the interest of concision, there is a short answer: Regardless of who "won," one thing was for certain -- Romney continued to hold Obama's feet the fire.

Tax Cut, Cold Cuts

Dave Helfert | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

So, how does the scheduled expiration of Republican tax cuts now become an Obama tax increase?

Fiscal Affairs: The Buffett Rule Is a Good Idea

Simon Johnson | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

The Buffett Rule is a tiny tax, of little consequence to the people who would pay it or to the country as a whole. The idea that $30 billion of additional revenue would tip the balance in any way is simply ludicrous. But this is precisely what gives the Buffett Rule its powerful symbolism.

Dueling Tax Plans Spell Long Fight Ahead

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans are forcing votes in Congress this coming week on competing tax plans that affect millionaires and smalle...

Obama Continues Buffett Rule Offensive

AP | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his call for raising taxes on millionaires is not a redistribution of wealth, but a way to free up mone...

How Obama's Tax Plan Could Actually Add Loopholes

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama wants to close dozens of loopholes that let some companies pay little or nothing in taxes. But he also wants to o...

Obama Proposal Sets Up Battle With GOP Rivals

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama proposed tax increases on wealthy individuals and some corporations Monday, setting the stage for an ideolog...

Obama's Plans Become Fodder For Primary Candidates

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Aiming tax increases at millionaires and companies that ship jobs abroad may help frame the fairness theme of President Barack Obam...

Senate Dems Vow To Go To Bat For Obama

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in the Senate promised Wednesday to press ahead this year with legislation drawn from hi...

White House, Dems Press Forward With Jobs Bill After Big Setback

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after Senate Republicans killed his $447 billion jobs bill, Pres...

Obama Strategy May Be Paying Off With Swing State Voters Ahead Of 2012

The New Republic | Ruy Teixeira | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Recent polling data confirm that Obama's strategy is paying off with both base and swing voters. In the most recent Washington Post/ABC poll, Democrat...

Who Is Warren Buffett's Secretary?

Slate Magazine | Annie Lowrey | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

For nearly two decades, Debbie Bosanek has fielded press calls, investor queries, and sundry other requests for her boss, billionaire investor Warren ...

Obama To Propose Millionaire's Tax

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to seek a new base tax rate for the wealthy to ensure that milli...

Obama May Push To Overhaul Income-Tax Code Next Year | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is considering whether to push early next year for an overhaul of the income tax code to lower rates and raise revenues ...

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...

The Obama Triangulation: The Right, the Left and Slick Willy

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith Ellis

In triangulation all points are stable and necessary. In this context, Obama makes both the left and right extremely offended by poking them directly in the eyes in order to secure swing voters.

Mark Udall Slams White House Tax Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Senator Mark Udall came out forcefully on Tuesday against a White House-brokered deal on tax rates. "Just last week, a bipartisan group appo...

Obama's Press Conference: Passion Misplaced

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

Anyone watching Obama's press conference yesterday had to be struck that he reserved his greatest energy for his attack on Democratic critics. This might be a misstep with more far-reaching repercussions than the compromise on tax-cuts.