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Obama Taxes

Tax Breaks For American Families Far Outweigh Corporate Giveaways

The Washington Post | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

As President Obama and congressional Republicans argue over how to rewrite the U.S. tax code, the debate has revolved around “loopholes” for corpo...

Sam Stein

White House Looks Ready To Hit GOP Over Millionaire Tax | Sam Stein | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In certain corners of the progressive political universe, there has been ongoing frustration with the Obama White House for attacking th...

It's Been a Bad Week for GOP Lies About Obama

Mitchell Bard | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

As the last week or two unfolded, I was struck by how several news events absolutely obliterated three of the top lies told by Republicans to try and bring down the president.

On the GOP's Absurd Claim That Obama Is Strangling Business

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The egregious mis-characterization of Obama's outlook has profound consequences for our nation's well-being. Three areas in particular warrant scrutiny.

Question: When Is a 'Tax Increase' Not a Tax Increase?

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Permitting a temporary tax cut to expire as the original law provided is not raising taxes. The Bush tax cuts were but one more failed experiment in the flawed "supply side" theory of taxes.

Sam Stein

IRS Funding Cut Days Before Report Shows $330 Billion In Uncollected Taxes | Sam Stein | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of the budget deal hashed out on Friday evening, lawmakers agreed that no additional federal funds would be used to hire new IRS...

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 ...

Sam Stein

Bush Economic Hands Skittish On Obama Tax Deal: 'I'd Take Gridlock' Instead | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama may not be able to shake the legacy of his predecessor's economic policies, succumbing to the "trap" they put in place w...


Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

By refusing to stare down Republicans on issues that are supported by the American people like assistance for the unemployed and not extending tax cuts for the most well off, the president is losing his leverage.

Amanda Terkel

Warren Buffett: I 'Should Be Paying A Lot More In Taxes' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire Warren Buffett rebutted claims that the Obama administration is unjustly hurting business orders with high taxes by saying t...

Obama Takes On GOP On Taxes, Economy In Weekly Address (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BY ERICA WERNER The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says Republicans' plan to slash taxes and cut spending if the GOP retakes t...

Obama's Latest Stimulus Plan Gets Panned By Krugman

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a speech in Cleveland tomorrow, President Obama will propose an economic stimulus plan that would allow businesses to deduct immediately the entire...

Sam Stein

Tax Day Fact Check: Most Americans Got A Tax Cut This Year | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday, a wave of protesters, upset with overly-burdensome taxation by the federal government, are descending on the nation's capital to express ...

Time to Sell Tax Equity

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Callahan

The politics of taxes have changed. Affluent Americans are increasingly okay about paying higher taxes, especially if the new funds are used to invest in things like education, infrastructure, and scientific research.

Sam Stein

Only 12% Of Americans Think Obama Cut Their Taxes: POLL | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only 12 percent of the public say that the Obama administration has lowered their taxes since coming to office, despite the fact that the White House'...

Health Bill Says "Tax" When Obama Said "Not"

POLITICO | Chris Frates and Mike Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the most contentious exchange of President Barack Obama's marathon of five Sunday shows, he said it is "not true" that a requirement for individual...

Why, Oh Why, Do They Never Listen?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Let's not pretend Democratic health reform doesn't include new taxes -- and mandated fee payments to profitable private companies. If their bill passes in this form they'll pay a heavy political price for it. And they'll deserve it.

Obama Renews Vow Of No Middle-Class Tax Increase

New York Times | PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House tried Monday to douse speculation that it might raise taxes on the middle class in violation of President Obama's campaign promise, ju...

Sam Stein

Shocker: Steele Agrees With Obama On Key Health Care Proposal | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his speech Monday morning denouncing the president's efforts to overhaul the health care system as a socialistic experiment run amok, Michael Steel...

Obama Tax Returns For 2008: See The Complete Filings

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Barack Obama released his 2000-2006 tax filings during the height of the presidential campaign, he was criticized for slightly-less-than-biblical...

Obama Reconsiders Tax On Mortgage Interest, Charitable Donations

Wall Street Journal | JOHN D. MCKINNON and MARTIN VAUGHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is meeting strong Democratic Party resistance to his proposal to reduce tax deductions enjoyed by upper-income Am...

Sam Stein

Obama Wants Higher Capital Gains Tax Rate: Too Far Or Not Enough? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his efforts to find revenue streams to fund domestic priorities and close the deficit, President Barack Obama introduced, as part of his budget pro...

Obama's Tax Plans Will be up Against a Lot

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

Low incomes are what defines a Third World economy. High incomes are what power and define a First World, prosperous, economy.

Pa. Gov. Rendell Holds Press Conference To Fight McCain-Palin Smears

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Denise Dennis

PHILADELPHIA -- "John McCain promised a decent and honest campaign," said Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell at a press conference in Philadelphia this ...

Sam Stein

New GOP Mail Goes After Obama On Lobbyists, Taxes, And Socialism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The anti-Obama mail keeps piling up. A reader forwarded a set of pieces that go after the Illinois Democrat for not, really, being a thorn in the side...