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Will Americans Vote for a Democratic Socialist?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Will Americans actually support a democratic socialist in the Democratic Presidential primaries? Sanders himself has conceded that the odds are heavily against him. Even if Clinton emerges as the Democratic nominee, a good showing by Sanders could strengthen the democratic socialist current in American life.

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.

4 Ways to Evolve Beyond Capitalism

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

Now that we're having a serious conversation about capitalism, we can also have a conversation about solutions. Along with calling out flaws of capitalism, I'm proposing four solutions that would fix the most glaring problems in capitalism and blaze a new path forward for the next generation.

In a Free-Market Economy 'Income Inequality' Will Always Be a Fact of Life

Howard Barbanel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

There has always been a top five percent and a top one percent in the U.S. In any free market capitalist society there are always going to be some folks who do exceedingly better than others.

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers May Dive Off Fiscal Cliff Before Reaching Deal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fewer Republicans are saying "no" to raising taxes on the rich. But it still may be after the nation starts sliding into the fiscal abys...

Ryan Grim

Top Two Percent To GOP: Tax Us | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans' opposition to any tax rate hike on the top two percent of earners shows few signs of letting up as the debate...

Michael McAuliff

Grover Norquist Targeted In Fiscal Cliff Debate By Democrats | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Republicans showing signs of bending on taxes for the richest Americans as the nation nears the so-called fiscal cliff, Democrats m...

Taxing The Rich Still Popular With American Public

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Taxing the rich remains a popular policy with the American people, according to a new poll by The Washington Post and ABC News. Sixty percent of po...

Cynical Politics Drives GOP's Tax War With Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The hard truth is that the pummeling the GOP got in the election hasn't moved them one inch from their stuck in cement tax orthodoxy that raising taxes on the rich kills jobs and does little to shave down the trillions racked up from the budget deficit.

Will France's Extremely High Income Tax Scare Away The Rich?

Brian Sullivan|CNBC | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business

What is 75 percent of €0.00? French president Francois Hollande wants to go back to the future on taxes. When running for the job he eventuall...

In Not-So-Shocking News, Republicans Want To Give The Rich A Tax Break

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

We don't want to turn your hair white with shock first thing in the morning, but it appears Republican lawmakers are pushing a tax plan that could mak...

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Small Business Tax Break That Helps Wealthy | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A $46 billion tax break that would go disproportionately to the wealthy and add to the deficit passed the House of Representatives on Th...

Michael McAuliff

Doomed Legislation May Decide Presidential Election | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pay attention, America. Democrats and Republicans in Congress each will launch heated, political debates next week on tax bills that wil...

How Do The Rich Change When You Raise Their Taxes?

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

The rich are responsible for creating most of America's jobs. Raise their taxes and many of those jobs will disappear -- so say the rich, anyway. ...

Should We Cut Rich People's Taxes Completely?

Posted 03.01.2012 | Comedy

On Wednesday night's show, Stephen Colbert made the argument that everyone else is afraid to make: cut rich people's taxes all together. During his...

A Bold Proposal

Ross Hyzer | Posted 02.15.2012 | Comedy
Ross Hyzer

"If hunger is a problem in America," said professional logician Rick Santorum, "then why do we have an obesity problem among the people who we say have a hunger program?" Exactly.

Burying Your Victories: What if Obama Taxed the Rich But Never Told Anyone?

Paul Loeb | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Did you know Obama's health care bill contained a $20 billion a year tax on the richest Americans? I didn't.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Plan Includes Soliciting Millionaires For More | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans unveiled a plan Wednesday to cut payroll taxes that asks the rich to pay more tax if they feel like it, freezes and c...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Senator Says Tax The Rich | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins broke party ranks Wednesday, supporting a tax hike on millionaires and billionaires in order to f...

House Republicans Agree On Burdens Of The Rich

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

The debate about taxing the super-rich is as pertinent and contentious as it has ever been, thanks to the Occupy Wall Street movement pushing the issu...

Arthur Delaney

Rand Paul: 'The Rich And The Middle Class Are Paying Their Fair Share' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the richest 1 percent of Americans are taxed fairly. "We hear that over and over again, 'The rich are not ...

Michael McAuliff

Tom Coburn: Feds Pay Out Billions In 'Welfare For Well-Off' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Millionaires are receiving billions in taxpayer-funded support every year that helps them pay for everything from child care to bad debt...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Channels Occupy Wall Street In GOP Attack | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leveled a blistering attack at Republicans Tuesday that echoed the message of Occupy Wall Street, sayi...

The Impact of Social Security Reform Should Be Required Reading for the Supercommittee

Nancy Altman | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Nancy Altman

It is not surprising that Congress's approval rating is, for the first time, in single digits. The views of the American people who -- across party lines and all demographics -- consistently say "do not cut Social Security," "Do not cut Medicare" lack standing in this policy discussion.

Michael McAuliff

'Tax The Poor' Becomes Conservative Rallying Cry | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's ongoing economic downturn has sparked an odd response from a growing number of conservative and Republican leaders: a desir...