Conservatives will be pushing for increased tax cuts for business and the rich, including tax cuts that benefit multi-national companies with large foreign holdings.
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One of the left's major problems with the stimulus package: the corporate "net operating loss carryback" giveaway.
President Obama has proposed a tax cut on payroll taxes. Republicans are against it, and even have taken to calling it "welfare." Excuse me? Welfare? Tax cuts are now welfare in Republicanland?
I am losing patience with congressional Democrats' innate instinct to capitulate, something that has been evident since the November 2006 mid-term elections.
Tax cuts frighten our enemies by showing that the United States is so determined to improve the lives of its largest taxpayers that it will forgo revenue in a time of economic crisis.
While Republicans are free to oppose Obama's solutions to the financial mess if they think they have better ideas, merely advocating the old failed policies should not be tolerated.
Republicans still have done nothing to accept responsibility for their own conservative failures. Their proposed alternative is literally more of the same Bush tax cuts that helped create the current mess.
Measures included in the stimulus bill should be the beginnings of a new policy regime that works to include more Americans in the middle class, not a passing reprieve in a time of economic gloom.
"Hang on a minute, guys -- 'When the economy's bad, you need tax cuts.' Aren't you the same folks who used to say 'When the economy's good, you need tax cuts'?"
The present plan includes tax cuts that will benefit even those too poor to pay taxes, and includes $4 billion for child care services for low-income families.
Is Obama so intent on his goal of passing his economic stimulus plan with at least 20-25 Republican votes in the Senate that he will sacrifice good policy for consensus?
Two of the highest-profile Democrats in Congress argued on Sunday that when it comes to the economic stimulus package, spending projects will do more ...
Obama doesn't need to create straw man Limbaugh -- he already has kissed the ring of Republican leaders in Congress.
Low incomes are what defines a Third World economy. High incomes are what power and define a First World, prosperous, economy.
Spending is the problem that caused this crisis in the first place. We cannot fix the problem using more of its root cause.
The numbers also fail to consider the number of individuals employed in the shadow economy who have become unemployed as a result of the economic downturn.
There is a real media bias -- a bias towards conflict, which leads towards sensationalism instead of clear-eyed analysis.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that she wants to see the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy repealed "as early as possible."
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When the President came into office, there were about 278 million people living in America. The national debt was $5.6 trillion. Now there are 307 million of us. The national debt is $10.6 trillion.
What should be intuitively clear is that spending is no way to repair our woes. Indeed, spending irresponsibly is exactly what got us in the current lugubrious position.
In policy terms, the economy needs exactly what Obama calls for -- swift and bold action. But inviting Republicans into the discussions insures only one thing -- delay.
From a progressive perspective, does the use of tax credit represent a political compromise that will limit the potential for the stimulus to seed more substantial policy change?
America's anger and ingenious will is stoked and a new, more open administration is coming to power looking for innovative, far-reaching ideas.
Jonathan Martin's claims about Obama in Politico on Sunday are outrageous lies by a self-serving "reporter" looking to get his story on the front page of Drudge.
To cut the rich a break while so many others struggle to support and educate their families is neither moral nor pragmatic.
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