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Michael McAuliff

Republicans Admit To Guessing On The Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new Republican budget unveiled Tuesday not only dramatically cuts health care, anti-hunger programs and most other non-military spen...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Roll Out 'Middle-Class' Tax Agenda To Compete With GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on Wednesday fired their own salvo in Capitol Hill's ongoing tax cut battles, offering a slew of breaks that would primarily h...

Tax Cuts Are Palliatives, Not Cures

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

I don't think you need a crystal ball to predict that whoever runs for president in 2016 will have some sort of tax cut at the heart of their platform, probably targeted at the middle class, and I'm talking both Democrats and Republicans.

Will Chris Christie Play to National GOP by Tying Tax Cut for the Wealthy to Road Fixes?

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Gordon MacInnes

Fixing the state's transportation mess is crucial. And there's no alternative but to find significant, stable funding to do so. Nor should the politics of Gov. Christie possibly seeking his party's presidential nomination trump responding to New Jersey's emergency.

Michael McAuliff

House Begins Passing Series of Deficit-Hiking Tax Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the few bipartisan goals that President Barack Obama and Republicans agree on is comprehensive reform of the tax system, but Demo...

Good Deflation: A 'Tax Cut' for Working Families

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Robert Rosenkranz

The conventional wisdom, embraced by the Fed and by most economic commentators, is that deflation is bad. But is there an exception when "deflation" is triggered by a dramatic decline in the price of oil?

Dazed and Dizzy, the Republican Majority Stumbles

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The narrative goes something like this: We won the election, Republicans say, so Obama should now follow our lead. Of course, the problem with this line of thinking is that the president won two decisive victories in 2008 and 2012, and Republicans unleashed a wave of nothing.

Home-Field Advantage

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While President Obama's "middle class economics" speech last night certainly laid down a few markers for Democrats in 2016 and beyond, the real reason it now seems Democrats will be playing on familiar turf comes from Republicans.

People of Faith Have Reason to Support President's State of the Union Proposals

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 03.22.2015 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Tonight after watching President Obama's State of the Union Address and speaking today with White House officials about the proposals the president is making, I can report without hesitation that the president has put forward a domestic agenda people of faith concerned about families, poverty and education can support.

Budget Shortfalls Could Stop Republican Governors From Keeping Big Promises

Pew's Stateline | Elaine S. Povich | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Legislating, Circa 2014

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Look, I'm not asking you to like it. As John Godfrey Saxe said, "Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made."

Your Grayson Christmas Gifts Are on Their Way

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

You may wonder how a second-term Congressman, in the minority party, who does not sit on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, managed to get nine different tax breaks passed in a single year. Good question. I'll answer that next time.

Ben Walsh

Study Debunks Major Argument In Favor Of Corporate Tax Breaks

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business

The most popular argument for cutting corporate taxes -- that it helps create jobs -- doesn’t seem to be true.

Republicans Just Don't Get It

Harlan Green | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

There is a reason why it has taken so long to emerge from the Great Recession. And the Republican leaders of the House and Senate with their new majorities exemplify why we have barely emerged from it.

A Tax System That Works for Donald Trump (and Nobody Else)

Duncan Hosie | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Conservatives claim Mayor de Blasio wants to redistribute income. Yet unregulated market forces are already redistributing income in New York, as wealth trickles up from the middle and working class to the rich.

What You Need to Know About the Tax Extenders Up for a Vote

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 12.15.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

Now that summer is officially over and the fall season has arrived, most of us are looking ahead to cooler weather, the holiday season and spending time with family. But there's one thing many of us may not be thinking about but should be: taxes.

A Brief History of America's Attitude Toward Taxes

Roger Martin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Roger Martin

The changing attitudes toward and laws around income taxes has been a major driver of the rise of America's modern talent-based, knowledge economy.

GOP: Tax Evasion as a Back Door Strategy

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

My CBPP colleague Chuck Marr flags something important from a recent press release by Rep. Dave Camp, the Republican Chair of the tax writing committee in the House. In just a few words, the Congressman manages to make some truly scary assertions.

How Kansas and California Debunked the GOP's Tax Cuts Argument

Carl Gibson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The Paul Ryans of America have lost the bet fair and square. The tax cuts experiment has had plenty of time to show results, but the only people whose economic situations have improved since the Bush tax cuts are the wealthiest 1 percent of society.

Over 100 Republicans Back Democratic Candidate For Kansas Governor

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

The organization Republicans for Kansas Values, which is composed of 104 current and former Republican officeholders in Kansas, endorsed state Rep. Pa...

Governor Wants To Double Down On Massive Tax Cut That Tanked State Finances

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is unfazed by a massive revenue shortfall that threatens to leave his state's finances in ruins. Determined that supply-...

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

GOP Passes Deficit-Hiking Tax Cuts, Accuses Dems Of Irresponsibility

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The word “certainty” trumped the word “deficit” Thursday as the House of Representatives passed the next two tax breaks in a ser...

Friday Talking Points -- End of Reefer Madness?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One story risks being buried among all this other newsworthy stuff, and that is the vote which happened late last night in the House of Representatives.

Guess Who Tried to Prevent the VA Crisis -- and Who Stood in Their Way!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Who would've ever thought, after years of relentless cost-cutting in the halls of Washington, that the federal government actually spends our money on important stuff? Who would've thought that wars cost money, and tax cuts cost money, and maintaining our infrastructure costs money?