The GOP cynically flips the table and blames the wealth gap and even the poverty rise on Obama's supposedly reckless tax and spend policies. This is more myth-making. Obama's budget has not broken the government's fiscal bank.
Although the president didn't go into detail in his State of the Union, the details that were released in the week before the speech should make middle class American's think twice. Despite the rhetoric of "taxing the rich" -- it's pretty apparent that the middle class will do most of the paying.
The best thing Republicans had going for them in this election was the fact that they weren't in the same party as President Obama. But it would be a huge mistake for them to act as though this was an endorsement of their policies -- a mistake they seem likely to make. A mistake that seems destined to be part of the 2016 Republican autopsy.
Obama wanted to be the president who would change the tone in Washington, meaning a more collaborative relationship with the Republicans. That was not to be. The Republicans would not allow it.
Newt Gingrich has done it again. With his new tax plan he has raised the bar from irresponsibility to recklessness.
Money always does something. It is always being used to enable the functions an economy needs. By taxing the rich, all that is achieved is a transfer of wealth from the private sector to the public sector.
While whacking our parents and grandparents with a big cut in Social Security benefits apparently draws bipartisan support, the supercommittee will not even score a plan to tax Wall Street financial speculation.
Thanks to a hit piece by one of those Beltway pseudo-"bipartisans" we can now state conclusively what many of us have long suspected: Occupy Wall Street speaks for the American majority. We've got the polling numbers to prove it. We now know where the real center lies.
"We are the ones we have been waiting for."- thus said candidate Barack Obama who used it for a Presidential campaign speech in February 2008. Althou...
Obama has put forward a revenue proposal worthy of support and organizing. Progressives need to engage the media and our neighbors -- and dramatize the reality that a majority support increasing taxes on millionaires and corporate tax dodgers.
We now need ten thousand more like Warren Buffett to speak up, people with incomes over $250,000 that know in their hearts that they should pay more.
The oh-so-loaded residents at New York's poshest addresses pay less of their income in federal taxes, a new analysis reveals, than the staff who clean...
The centrist lobbying powerhouse for the elderly, the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP), is scheduled to endorse the House health care bill despite its possibly flawed public option.