iOS app Android app

Republican Tax Cuts

On Trade, The GOP Tax Plan Is Bonkers

Ian Fletcher | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Fundamentally, if you want to do something about the trade balance, it's problematic to focus on profits, rather than imports and exports themselves.

Why, Like The Moth To The Flame, Are Republican Candidates So Drawn to Supply-Side Tax Cuts?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

A very similar trickle-down agenda worked badly for Romney/Ryan, allowing the opposition to portray their candidacy as out-of-touch plutocrats, unconcerned about middle-class income stagnation and inequality.

Michael McAuliff

House Votes For Tax Breaks To Add $287 Billion More To Deficit | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The GOP-led House of Representatives embraced a former stimulus measure Friday, voting to make it and another related tax cut permanent,...

What's the Matter With (Tax Cuts) in Kansas?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Ask yourself whether this all sounds familiar: cut taxes on the wealthy and you'll unleash enough growth to more than make up the difference. Investment will flourish leading jobs, wages, and productivity to accelerate. It's plain old vanilla trickle-down, supply-side economics.

Michael McAuliff

Study: High-End Tax Cuts Have Not Helped | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Congressional Research Service report that was reissued Thursday after Republicans complained about it before the elections still find...

Do Republicans Love Me Just for My Money?

Eric Schoenberg | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Eric Schoenberg

Even if the entrepreneurs who proclaim "I built this business" are solely responsible for their own good fortune, their kids didn't build the business. If they really dislike dependency so much, why are Republicans so passionately opposed to estate taxes?

Republican Cuts Hit Middle Class Pockets

Larry Hirsch | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

Republicans continuously campaign on cutting government and cutting taxes with no mention of the consequences of their actions. In fact many of their ...

Michael McAuliff

Obama's Tax Cut Plan Voted Down In House | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives made its election-year arguments Wednesday in the tax-cut battle roiling Capitol Hill, rejecting a plan to ...

The Truth About Obama's Tax Proposal (and the Lies the Regressives Are Telling About It)

Robert Reich | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Everyone is treated exactly the same. Everyone gets a one-year extension of the Bush tax cut on the first $250,000 of income. No "class warfare." Yet regressive Republicans want Americans to believe differently.

Mommy, Where Do Jobs Come From?

Catherine Crier | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Catherine Crier

Each Republican candidate says they will push through lower taxes and cut regulations -- a sure way to unleash the currently oppressed private economy. If this oft-repeated theory of domestic growth is correct, then why were the Bush years, with a Republican Congress cutting taxes and regulations, such an abysmal time for job creation? Countless nonpartisan economists and rational policy-makers have explained the historic path to growth: investment in infrastructure, improved education, legal immigration for the best and brightest and a balanced approach to spending cuts and revenue growth. Whether you're a liberal or conservative, you should demand honest information from candidates and politicians.

House Republicans Agree On Burdens Of The Rich

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

The debate about taxing the super-rich is as pertinent and contentious as it has ever been, thanks to the Occupy Wall Street movement pushing the issu...

The Cost of Radical Anti-Tax Rhetoric

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Opposition to almost all taxes has been the defining characteristic of the Republican Party for several decades. At least as far back as the late 1970s, the Republican Party has identified cutting taxes as the key to solving almost any economic problem.

Republicans: The Single Greatest Threat to America

Sandy Goodman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

The single greatest threat to the United States is not joblessness, foreclosures, another recession nor skyrocketing debt. No, the single greatest threat to our country is today's Republican Party.

Tax Race with Tortoise and Hare

Richard Geldard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Geldard

The Minority Republican Senators (minority now and minority in January too) will be the winners of the Great Tax Race of 2010. As everyone knows (who ...

Suck Toad Democrats: The New Democratic Right?

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Jacobson

If John Adler is a man of his people, it's a different people from the rest of us. Adler is one of 47 Democrats who presented House Speaker Pelosi with a letter threatening to keep tax cuts for the richest 2% of Americans.