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Demand Full Media Disclosure: What's Your Tax Bracket?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Anyone in the media talking about raising income tax rates on the top two income brackets should disclose their possible conflict of interest. "Full disclosure, I fall into the top tax bracket myself, so I would personally be affected by changing this rate."

Arthur Delaney

Dems Waging 'Class Warfare' Over Tax Cuts, Republicans Complain | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several top Republicans have said recently that President Obama's plan to allow the expiration of Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest two percent of ...

Two for the Price of One Equals None

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Having finally decided -- better late than never -- that the country needs more stimulus, Obama goes again for the long run.

Sam Stein

John Boehner: I'd Support Obama's Tax Cuts Package If I Had No Other Choice | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Sunday offered one the sharpest indications to date that the GOP may be willing to allow the Bush tax c...

Tax Cuts May Prove Better for Politicians Than for Economy | DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Congressional midterm elections looming, the financial debate in Washington this fall will probably be consumed by one incendiary and expensive i...

Friday Talking Points [138] -- "Candidate" Obama Returns

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America (as, likely, everywhere else) always has a seamy underside, crawling with metaphoric maggots, to anything that is mostly seen as good by the m...

Will Voters Listen? Obama vs. GOP on $180 Billion Tax, Infrastructure Plan

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

In two major speeches this week, President Obama sharpened the contrast with the GOP's obstructionism over the economy with his proposals to spend $50...

Jobs, Tax Cuts and Community Investment

John Flerlage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Flerlage

Creating jobs while transforming our economy into one that emphasizes production and investment over consumption and debt is essential to the long ter...

Republicans Want Our Economy to Fail

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

An economy that only works for the richest of the rich is by definition a failure. Except if you're the Republican Party.

One Small Step for Recovery, One Giant Leap Still Needed

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

Much like chemotherapy can kill good cells along with cancerous ones, interest rate increases can bludgeon productive parts of the economy that aren't suffering from excess.

Smackdown! Obama vs. Hitler!

David Serchuk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Serchuk

Editor's Note: This post is a work of satire. Recently private equity kingpin Stephen Schwarzman said President Obama's plan to raise taxes on, ahem,...

Next Bailout to Watch: The GOP and the Richest of the Rich

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

CEOs of the 50 corporations that cut the most jobs over the last two years received average bonuses higher than those paid to CEOs of the largest 500 businesses. You follow that? The CEOs who cut jobs got the largest rewards.

Dems Likely To Extend Bush Tax Cuts

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...A small but growing number of moderate Democrats are balking at boosting taxes on the rich. Many face electorates that recoil at the mention of any...

Obama Economic Team Weighing New Wave Of Tax Cuts, Infrastructure Spending: WSJ

Wall Street Journal | DEBORAH SOLOMON and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration is considering a range of new measures to boost economic growth, including tax cuts and a new nationwide infrastructure progr...

Obama Calls Out Senate Republicans: Pass Small Business Bill

JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama exhorted Congress on Monday to make passing a long-languishing small business aid package its first order of...

Bernanke Tries To Manage Expectations

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal Reserve officials and economists appear increasingly united in their view that the partisan gridlock on fiscal policy in Washington has cloude...

Government Strangles High-Tech Growth

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

The CEO of Intel has joined the ranks of those labeling big government as the cause of our economic slump, not the solution. In his illustration, it costs an extra 25% to create a $4 billion microchip plant in the U.S., rather than overseas.

Government Strangles High-Tech Growth

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

The CEO of Intel has joined the ranks of those labeling big government as the cause of our economic slump, not the solution. Paul Otellini says it al...

Friday Talking Points [136] -- Girding For Battle

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The battle looms. It is, in fact, right over a hill right in front of us. So, are Democrats girding their loins for the fight, and roaring their def...

Republican Faith-Based Politics: The Dumbing of America

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Republican voters aren't dumb in the sense that they lack intelligence. But they are childlike because they let others -- conservative media personalities -- do their thinking for them.

Tax Jujitsu: Why Democrats Should Propose a "People's Tax Cut"

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Instead of always playing defense, Democrats should go on the attack in the tax fight by accusing the Republicans of being shills for the rich. Then they should cut taxes for all lower-income Americans.

Memo to America's Middle Class: Obama Is Just Not That Into You

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

If Obama is going to do the right thing for America's middle class, it's going to take Hope 2.0 -- the people have to make him do it.

"Fighting Extremism" Should Be Theme for Fall Campaign

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Here are just a few of the mainstream truths Democrats could advance, while also noting what extremism has wrought: an economy that has failed the middle class, and an atmosphere of fear and loathing that has paralyzed needed actions.

Newt Gingrich's Fight for the Luxury Industry Is Laughable

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Should we really believe that 20 million people purchasing luxury goods such as jewels, fashion, yachts, private planes and lavish international travel will be a major boost to the U.S. economy! Come, on.

Obama's Tax-cut Plan: How The Rich Are Affected | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As debate heats up over President Obama's proposal to let the Bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy but to extend them for everyone else,...