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Tax Cut Extension

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Takes Firm Stand On Extending Bush Tax Cuts | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama would veto legislation that extends all of the Bush administration's tax cuts, including those for the middle cla...

Before They Left Town, Did House Republicans Change the Rules of the Tax-cutting Game?

David Paul | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics
David Paul

This month the Republicans took a stand against tax cuts because of the fiscal implications of those cuts. For the first time in recent memory, Milton Friedman and the Republican Party of my grandfather were redeemed. This was a significant point that should not be lost.

Lila Shapiro

If Payroll Tax Cut And Unemployment Benefits Are Not Extended, Labor Market Could Take Big Hit | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

As Congress jockeys over emergency stimulus measures that are set to expire soon, economists warned Monday that congressional inaction could spell fur...

'Holidays Come, Holidays Go'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the one-year payroll tax cut "was never intended to be permanent" at a press conference Wednesday on budget reform. "I...

Emily Swanson

New Polls Show Support For Tax Cut Deal | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans are broadly supportive of the Obama administration's deal to extend the Bush tax cuts in full, including for high income-earners, according ...

Obama Agrees to Extend Republicans' Custody of His Balls

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Mr. Obama said that extending Republican custody of his balls through 2012 "was like the Holy Grail for them, but I'm keeping my eyes on the North Star," adding, "I have no idea what any of that means."

For the GOP, a Certain Inconsistency

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Taxes. They don't like 'em. (Who does?) They've never liked 'em. But this time around, they've found a new reason not to like 'em. They breed uncertainty. Or so the Republicans keep telling us.