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Michele Bachmann Willing To Compromise On Bush Tax Cuts

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican firebrand Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) said Tuesday morning that she would be willing to broker a compromise on the extension of the Bush ...

The Best We Can Do: How to Split the Check on National Debt

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

In a departure from my primary area of expertise, energy and environmental issues, I would like to comment on Michael Kinsley's recent article in The ...

Greenspan: I'm In Favor Of Raising Taxes 'For The First Time In My Memory'

Yahoo! News | Edward Krudy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reversing a long-standing aversion to tax increases, Greenspan warned of "very grave problems ahead" if the budget deficit, swollen to around $1 trill...

Pay off the Deficit OR Pay off the Mistress? Better Uses for the Millionaire Tax Cuts

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


Obama's Choice: The Stand that Will Make Him or Break Him

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Frank Rich's excellent column in this week's Sunday Times deconstructs the bipartisan responsibility for a state of affairs in which the share of weal...

Tax Cut Diplomacy Under Reconciliation: Allow Top Rate to Rise or Close Loopholes (2:1)

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Congressional Democrats are in a very strong position with respect to the tax/budget issue that they are about to tackle. They -- and the White House -- should remember that before they start negotiating.

America Speaks: What Will You Spend Your Millionaire Tax Cuts on?

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


Dear Mr. President, Please Don't Extend The Bush Tax Cuts

James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Kwak

The Bush tax cuts were bad policy when they were enacted, and they are bad policy today. Extending them would dramatically enrich the wealthy relative to everyone else: 26.8 percent of the benefits would go to the top one percent of wage earners.

The Bush Tax Cuts and the Republican Cult of Affirmative Action

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

Capitalists believe in rewarding success and punishing failure. Well, we have ten years of performance data on the Bush tax cuts, and they failed by every possible criterion.

Dems Squabble Over Taxes

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rather than wasting time comparing notes on how they spent their summer vacations, Senate Democrats celebrated their first full day back at work Tuesd...

Tax Cuts and Trade: Is Obama Triangulating?

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Engler

As long as unfinished "free trade" deals remained bogged down in negotiations and are not an administration priority, I am willing to judge the situation as no harm, no foul. But it's a different story if the White House starts investing any real political capital in advancing these deals.

Amanda Terkel

Nancy Pelosi And Harry Reid: Passing Middle-Class Tax Cuts Is A Top Priority | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With additional reporting by Ryan Grim. NEW YORK -- A trio of progressive groups forcefully came out Friday in support of holding a vote on tax cuts...

Corporate Tax Evasion Strategy WIll Irk Middle Class

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

The "other half" does not have to live under the Rule of Law: rather, it makes the law. Many use the "double Irish" strategy to cut taxes. The rest of us shoulder the burden of the service cuts.

Demand Obama Grow a Pair and Not Cave in to Republicans on Tax Cuts for Rich

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The Bush tax cuts added trillions of dollars to the deficit, which inside-the-beltway pundits now want to pay for by cutting the social safety net on middle class and poor Americans.

Tell The Lame Duck Congress to Vote for Middle Class Tax Cuts

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
G. Roger Denson

Americans who don't want to see tax cuts for the middle-class held hostage to the wealthy still have time to make themselves heard. Democrats, Republ...

Veterans Advocates Reject Debt Commission's You're On Your Own Economics

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

At a time when we strive to honor generations of service, the Debt Commissions comes out with draconian cuts that will have drastic consequences for veterans and military families. They must be stopped.

Democrats' 2010 Election Leader In House, Van Hollen, Would Consider More Tax Cuts For Wealthy

Bloomberg | Laura Litvan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. House Democrat Chris Van Hollen said he would consider extending Bush-era tax cuts for wealthier Americans for a year if Republicans would agree ...

Frank Rich: Obama Election Strategy Must Focus On 'People Like You'

The New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...what could give the Democrats even a slender reed of hope? If there's any plausible answer, it can be drawn from the single poll finding that is mo...

The Bush Tax Cuts and the Republican Cult of Economic Failure

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

There's no such thing as a free lunch, and there's no such thing as an honest case for extending the Bush tax cuts. Ten years of hard data prove they were a complete failure.

Why the Stimulus Package Failed

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

The Obama White House passed a stimulus bill that was 40 percent tax cuts, 30 percent unemployment insurance, and only 27 percent actual stimulus. That's why it didn't work.

My 2-Year-Old Explains the Bush Tax Cuts (VIDEO)

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sally Kohn

My daughter, two-year-old Willa Hansen-Kohn, explains why the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich should be allowed to expire -- in the interest of our economic recovery and unicorns for all.

The Lame Duck Window

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats have the choice of making a final push to see some of their agenda items pass before Republicans take over the House, or they can shrug their shoulders and not even try.

Shameless liberal bloggers vote to extend tax cuts for the rich

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

It's really been cracking me up to witness the extent denialists are willing to go to blame the House Democrats' defeats on liberal bloggers -- as if ...

Friday Talking Points [145] -- A Democratic Epitaph

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An interesting article caught my eye last week, but what with all the election hoopla, I haven't had a chance to write about it before now. But even ...

Oops, He Did It Again: Obama Already Caving in to Republicans on Tax Cuts for the Rich

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If Obama won't put up a fight on his keystone campaign promise, when will he ever put up a fight? And if he won't fight for the interests of 98% of Americans, why should they reelect him?