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How The Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Cost The U.S. Trillions

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business

Lawmakers’ last-minute fiscal cliff deal could cost the country big time. The agreement, which Congress passed Tuesday night, would boost the de...

Winning Victories Amid the Mess: Far Bigger Battles Ahead

Mike Lux | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The Republicans are threatening to tank the economy so they can cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education and other things that matter. We should just tell them, and nervous Democrats who want to cave to them, absolutely not.

The Real Losers In The Fiscal Cliff Deal

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Senate Democrats and Republicans reached a deal to undo the majority of the so-called “fiscal cliff” by extending most of the Bush tax cuts wh...

New Year's Fiscal Cliff Hangover

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.01.2013 | Comedy
Randee Mia Berman

Considering the art of rock climbing and sport of cliff scaling, we might have better fiscal sports analysis from ESPN than CNN. We know it's got something to do with debt and taxes. Just what we're not clear.

Lousy Deal on the Edge of the Cliff

Robert Reich | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The deal emerging from the Senate is a lousy one. Let me count the ways.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Poll Finds More Support For Obama's Tax Plan | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A plurality of Americans favor President Barack Obama's proposal for the expiring Bush tax cuts over several other options, an online Hu...

Time to Put the National Interest Ahead of Ideology, Branding

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Wade Henderson, Esq.

Time is running out, but it's not too late for Republicans to choose to put common sense and governing ahead of branding and ideology. That's the only way we'll be able to move past the cliff and move forward as a nation, together.

Emily Swanson

Poll: Taxing The Wealthy Is Popular Regardless Of The Level | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

With the House set to vote Thursday on a Republican budget proposal that would, among other things, eliminate the Bush tax cuts on those making more t...

Ryan Grim

GOPer Says Party Would Swallow Dem Tax Plan After December: 'Everybody'll Vote For That. Everybody.' | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If a fiscal cliff deal isn't struck by the end of the year, President Barack Obama will be in such a strong bargaining position that Rep...

Ryan Grim

Boehner Gamble Could Hinge On Democratic Votes | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) scrambles to line up the 217 votes he needs to move his "Plan B" through the lower chamber, the o...

How the Fiscal Cliff Could Impact the Housing Recovery

Ryan Nickum | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Ryan Nickum

Everyone agrees the economy will falter if we go off the fiscal cliff, but how will the tax increases and spending cuts it will trigger impact the housing market?

John Celock

15 States To Take On Tax Reform In 2013 | John Celock | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen states are likely to see some sort of tax reform legislation in 2013, according to a study released Wednesday by the Institute o...

The Koch Brothers Would Like To Wish You A 'Merry Taxmas'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business

The holiday season is a time for giving. It's also apparently a time to make demands about fiscal policy and then spread them around to all your frien...

Entrepreneurs to Congress: Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts Now

John Arensmeyer | Posted 02.17.2013 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

For the good of our economy, lawmakers would do well to focus on a compromise that works for the majority of small business owners and American consumers. Small business owners and their customers need fiscal certainty right now.

A Religious Rescue from the Fiscal Cliff

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

It's time to reconsider the huge tax benefits and government subsidies that are provided to government-recognized religions in this country.

Why You'll Pay Higher Taxes This Year

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 02.15.2013 | Money

While much of Washington is consumed by the debate over tax cuts scheduled to expire next year, a big package of tax breaks already expired this year....

Sources: Boehner Caves On Taxes For Wealthiest Americans

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Signaling new movement in "fiscal cliff" talks, House Speaker John Boehner has proposed raising the top rate for earners making mor...

Obamacare Raises Income Taxes on Middle Class Families with High Medical Bills

Grover Norquist | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Grover Norquist

The Obamacare high medical bills income tax hike is just one part of the fiscal cliff that should be dropped in the dustbin of history before it springs to life on January 1, 2013.

Michael McAuliff

Study: High-End Tax Cuts Have Not Helped | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Congressional Research Service report that was reissued Thursday after Republicans complained about it before the elections still find...

The Case for Higher Taxes

Stephen Heintz | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Stephen Heintz

Since 2007, the median net worth of the American family has plunged nearly 40 percent. A deficit reduction plan that includes a modest tax increase on the two percent who can most afford it is our best hope for moving ahead in a fair and balanced way.

Ben White: Inside the Fiscal Cliff

92nd Street Y | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y Chief Economic Correspondent, Ben White, recently spoke with us about the much anticipated fiscal cliff. White thinks the current stand ...

Obama 'Confident' Republicans Will Agree To Tax Deal

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

President Obama said he's "optimistic" on reaching a fiscal cliff deal with congressional Republicans, predicting that the GOP will agree to extend ta...

4 Ways to Leap the 'Fiscal Cliff' to a Better America

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Feeling panicked about the so-called "fiscal cliff?" Don't be. But artificial or not, the outcome of this fiscal showdown could set policy for years to come. Times of crisis open the door to changes that would be politically impossible in calmer settings

Dems Pressure Tea Party Republicans On 'Hostage' Holding

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched a new robocall campaign Monday urging House Republicans to agree to extend tax cuts for the m...

NOW to Dems: Don't Make Deals With Our Fiscal Future

Terry O'Neill | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Negotiation and bipartisanship sound like nice concepts, but not when they produce policies that harm the middle class, the poor and our nation's economy.