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Tax Cut Compromise

Budget Compromise Deserves the Left's Praise, Not Scorn

Larry Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

The budget compromise President Obama worked out with Republicans is not something many on the left fully agree with. Let's face it, tax breaks for th...

Jason Linkins

And So Begins The Comeback Narrative | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Everyone loves a good storyline, but after an election day in which the GOP made decisive gains, your media storytellers found themselves down a narrative cul-de-sac at the very moment they needed to shift their focus toward the excitement and melodrama of the 2012 presidential campaign. What to do? Where to go? Well, those questions have all been answered now that the tax cut compromise package deal has been sealed. President Barack Obama's political comeback is underway! And he only had to break a campaign promise to be relevant again.

Payroll Tax Cut Opens Door to Republicans Attacks on Social Security

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

Social Security is a promise kept between retirees of today and retirees of tomorrow. It would be a real shame if shortsightedness on the part of today's leaders neglected the wisdom of the past and undid a promise that has spanned generations of Americans.

Dems Struck Dumb (Or, "Messaging for Milquetoasts?")

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Plenty of liberals are plenty upset with President Obama for that tax-cut deal he made with the Republicans.

Jason Linkins

White House Gathers Support For Tax Cuts With Cavalcade Of Exciting Endorsements | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama and his White House aides-de-camp are currently involved in a high-stakes game to get people to like the compromise platter on ...

Who Loses Under Obama's GOP Tax Compromise: The Working Poor

Daily Finance | Charles Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When President Obama defended his tax cut compromise with the Republican Party, he insisted that he was helping working people avoid taking a pay cut....

Lucia Graves

Senate Majority Whip Warms To Obama's Tax Compromise, Thursday Deal Possible | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), a close ally of President Obama, hinted Congress may be close to a deal on extending Bush-era...

Lucia Graves

Bernie Sanders Rallies Activists To Sink Obama's Tax Compromise | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told thousands of Americans that if Republicans "run over us now, there is no stopping these guys," and called on...

Jason Linkins

You'll Never Guess Whose Taxes Are Going To Go Up Because Of The Tax Cut 'Compromise' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know, with all the talk about who is mad at President Barack Obama and who stands to win or lose what election over this tax-cut deal, not as much attention has been paid to the practical beneficiaries of the deal.

Jason Linkins

White House Tax-Cut Deal Is A Fatal Philosophical Concession | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Your sword's grown old and rusty, burnt beneath the rising sun. It's locked up like a trophy, forgetting all the things it's done. And though it's bee...

Sam Stein

Harkin: If Obama Caves On Taxes, He Better Pray For Palin In 2012 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The sense of frustration among Senate Democrats over the White House's handling of the tax cut debate has grown throughout the week, cul...