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Bush Era Tax Cuts

Stephen King: 'Tough Sh*t,' Raise Taxes On The Rich

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Looks like the fight to raise taxes on rich people has found its latest ally -- and this one isn’t afraid to use a four letter word or two. Autho...

Smaller Government = Fewer Jobs

Bradley T. Borden | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
Bradley T. Borden

The cause of the recent economic decline is simple: government downsizing eliminates jobs and tax breaks for businesses and wealthy individuals do not replace lost government jobs.

CHART: When Will Tax Cuts Become The Public Debt's Biggest Problem?

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected. If the Bush-era tax cuts are renewed next year, that policy will by 2019 be the single largest contributor to the nat...

April 18, 2011, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 06.18.2011 | Comedy
Richard Valeriani

APRIL 18, 2011, NEWS UPDATE IRS designates April 18 as deadline for paying federal income taxes, giving you three more days to procrastinate....

Lucia Graves

Dem Rep To Obama: 'Act Like A Democrat' | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama needs to start acting like a Democrat, Oregon Rep. Pete DeFazio said earlier this week. Co-founder of the House Progr...

Who Will Tackle Tomorrow's Hard Problems?

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

In their rush to gain an end of the year tax deal, elected leaders postponed hard choices.

On Millionaires; Bolsheviks; Greedy, Selfish Bastards; and the President of the United States

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

As pundits argue over President Obama's first two years in office (compromise or capitulation?) and House and Senate members prepare for a new distrib...

Using the Bush-Era Tax Windfall to Save Our Cities and States

Brad Lander | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Lander

The NY City Council's Progressive Caucus has introduced a plan to place a temporary city/state income tax surcharge on the wealthiest -- precisely the amount of the tax windfall they will get under the new tax plan.

The Obama Tax Deal: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Barbara Weltman | Posted 08.04.2011 | Small Business

The first major deal between President Obama and Congressional Republicans -- an $858 billion package of tax cuts and unemployment benefits -- has gen...

Elise Foley

Tax Cut Deal Stalls Temporarily In House | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The House of Representatives is slated to vote near midnight Thursday on the bill to preserve extended unemployment benefits and tax cuts for ...

Lucia Graves

House Dems Suggest Changes To Estate Tax Language, Showdown With Senate | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Bush tax cuts set to expire at the end of the month, House Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said he "absolutely" wants to send the l...

Obama and the Tax Compromise: Why Did He Do It?

Barbara Leaming | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Leaming

Three narratives have emerged in recent days, and they suggest distinctly different interpretations of Obama's motives.

Democrats Have to Save Obama From Himself

David Latt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Latt

The Democratic members of Congress have to do something out of character. They have to stand up to their own president. They have to protect the country from the insidious, Machiavellian duplicity of the Republican leadership.

Lucia Graves

Senate Majority Whip Warms To Obama's Tax Compromise, Thursday Deal Possible | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), a close ally of President Obama, hinted Congress may be close to a deal on extending Bush-era...

Are You Kidding, Mr. President? The Public Option All Over Again?

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Mr. President, play some hardball. If you cannot , you'll surely follow in the footsteps of Jimmy Carter -- and that ain't good.

Dear Mr. President

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

Dear Mr. President, I need some clarity. I think that I deserve it. I voted for you, and I have been a consistent supporter even when my fellow-liber...

Dear Congress: While You're At It...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Welcome back to Washington! For dozens of you, these next few weeks will be your final moments on the congressional stage; you'll soon be moving back to your home states, or at least to K Street.

How the Democrats Can Keep Congress

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Abrams

Yeah, I know what the polls say: That more people disapprove of Obama than approve of him, that only 11% approve of Congress. Practically speaking then, here's what the Democrats have to do to keep Congress.

Honk If You Want To Raise Taxes on the Wealthy

Chuck Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chuck Collins

It's not surprising that 60 percent of Americans support raising taxes on households with incomes over $250,000. What's curious is some of the people who will pay these higher taxes also agree.