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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'...

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.

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...

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...

Obama's Budget Draws Senate Dem Opposition

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's proposal to limit itemized tax deductions for high earners is running into opposition from key Democrats i...

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...

Sam Stein

McCain Ad: Obama Wants Higher Taxes For Workin' Joes | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Expanding on his closing argument, John McCain put out an ad on Tuesday morning that accuses Barack Obama of pushing redistributive tax policies and w...

Eyes and Ears: Beehive Hairdos, Gas Station Discounts, Bob Barr, And Drive-By Insults

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

Before I could stop myself, it came out of my mouth: "No, I like my coffee the way I like my presidents, BLACK!"

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...

Sam Stein

Palin: Obama's Tax Plans Could Mean Nightmare Communist State | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin had a few memorable moments during her campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday. But the most eye-opening of them all came, it would...

Sam Stein

McCain Surrogate Calls Obama (Not His Policies) "A Socialist" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past few days there has been a concerted McCain campaign effort to paint Barack Obama's tax policies as socialistic in nature. On Friday a su...

Sam Stein

Obama Launches Own 'Joe The Plumber' Robocall | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's campaign is trotting out its own "Joe the Plumber" to counteract efforts by John McCain to make inroads on the white working class vote...

Sam Stein

Joe The Plumber Makes McCain Ad, Takes More Questions Than Palin | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was bound to happen. A day after a man nicknamed "Joe the Plumber" became the focus of the political world, the McCain campaign cut a commercial ho...

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.

McCain Will Raise Your Taxes, Obama Will Raise Your Income

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Herrington

Americans now pay less in taxes than at any time since WWII. The low tax rate, in effect now for eight years, has produced nothing even close to resembling general prosperity.