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Tax Cuts for Rich

Romney Campaign Says Tax Report Presents Incomplete Picture

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

The Romney campaign disputed the findings of a study released Wednesday that found that the Republican candidate's tax plan would raise taxes on middl...

Michael McAuliff

Jon Kyl Raises Prospect Of Tax Hostage-Taking Again | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon Kyl announced Monday what it will really take to extend a payroll tax holiday for the middle class: an extension of tax breaks ...

On the Line: Health Care for 1 in 3 Kids!

Donna Norton | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Donna Norton

Critical programs like Medicaid -- which provides health coverage for more than one out of three of our nation's children -- are at the top of the list for drastic cuts. If we don't stand up for our kids now in the budget negotiations, no one will.

Getting Osama Bin Laden: A 2011 Template for Presidential Leadership?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Why can't the same thoughtful and courageous presidential leadership we witnessed on bin Laden be exercised in confronting our continued high rate of joblessness and the budget deficit?

Donald Trump Has Revealed the Truth About the Republican Party

Johann Hari | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

Trump won't even shake hands with any ordinary Americans out on the stump. Yes: the Republican front-runner is a billionaire who literally won't touch the poor or middle class.

Income Inequality for Dummies

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Olmsted

Mother Jones and their fancy charts are all well and good, but I figure the best way to convey income inequality in this country is to use two things ...

Time to Stand Up for the Public Sector

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

For the last forty years, the Right's demonization of government is one of the reasons why the wealthy and big Wall Street banks have been allowed to siphon off a greater and greater share of the nation's wealth from the middle class.

America's Political Class Struggle

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

America is on a collision course with itself. The tax cut deal is being hailed as the start of a new bipartisan consensus. I believe, instead, that it is a false truce in what will become a pitched battle for the soul of American politics.

Any Payroll Tax Cut Should Be Designed Not to Hurt Lower-Income Workers

Andrew Fieldhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Fieldhouse

While the payroll tax cut comes at a much higher price tag and would thus have a greater net impact on job creation, the cut would actually lower disposable income for all tax filers earning less than $20,000 a year.

The Tax Deal and the Apocalypse

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

The proponents of the tax deal that Obama and Republicans negotiated last week have gotten out their TARP and Iraq War hysterics, now telling us that if Congress doesn't approve the package, it will be the end of the world.

A Quarter of a Million Little Pieces: Pete Peterson and the Washington Post Have a New Fiscal James Frey

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

Right-wing billionaire Pete Peterson continues to use the Washington Post as an outlet for deceptive anti-tax and anti-government propaganda. The latest Peterson production is a grab-bag of misinformation and fiscal ignorance.

Obama's 'North Star' Not Enough by Itself

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

What lurks behind Obama's North Star rhetoric is his apparent conviction that only economic improvement, not political battles, are important for gaining back political ground for the Democratic Party.

Watch the Outfielders in Baseball, Watch the Corporate Lobbyists on Taxes

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Whereas politicians have a vested interest in making themselves look good, lobbyists jealously represent Big Money, without regard for partisanship or electoral maneuvering.

Little David Axelrods Oversimplify Tax Cut Politics

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

The president's position on the tax cuts tends to poll well in national surveys of adults. As a result, most liberals think Obama and the Democrats should have the advantage. However, the political reality is more complicated.

Proposed Tax Deal Shows Sharp Contrast in Republican and Democratic Priorities

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Let's be clear. The Republican Party has only one core value: massive economic benefits for the wealthiest Americans. And they'll sacrifice the welfare of everyone else who is gullible enough to vote for them in order to get it.

No Representation Without Taxation!

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

America's problem is that it doesn't want to pay for what it wants. We pay big bucks for the stuff that makes us happy. We pay only pennies publicly for common goods, and then whine about how many pennies it's costing.

Is That a Green Bean in the Napkin?

Donna Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donna Norton

Moms are good at sniffing out trickery. So when some of our leaders tell us they can afford to extend tax cuts for the rich, but can't afford to continue unemployment benefits for millions of families, we're a bit suspicious.