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Paying Is the Problem

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Speaker Boehner had eight years to cut spending and pronounce "spending is the problem." But he spent instead of paying for government, adding $5 trillion to the debt.

Fighting the GOP's Hateful Agenda - Without Hate

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

There are those on the Right who debase the currency of that four-letter word -- "evil" -- by using it against anyone who disagrees with them. But what word do you apply to people who deny food to hungry families, voting rights to minorities, or a chance for self-advancement to hard-working students from lower-income homes?

The Hollowing Out of Government

Robert Reich | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Repealing laws by hollowing them out -- failing to fund their enforcement or implementation -- works because the public doesn't know it's happening. Enactment of a law attracts attention; de-funding it doesn't.

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Meets With Obama, Still Skeptical Of Compromise

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama continued his newfound charm offensive Wednesday, returning to Capitol Hill to meet with the House Republican con...

The Political War on Taxes

Molly Michelmore | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Molly Michelmore

the GOP's faith in the power of tax cuts has become more intense in the face of mounting evidence that the supply-siders were simply wrong when they predicted that rate cuts would produce economic growth and reduce the deficit.

Dems Laud Report That Puts 'Stake In The Heart' Of GOP Tax Plan

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers on Thursday lauded an updated congressional report that suggested th...

GOP Rep Attempts To Wriggle Free Of Norquist Pledge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

Rep. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.) made an interesting attempt to free himself from the anti-taxation bonds of Grover Norquist's pledge this week, announcing ...

More Republicans Breaking With GOP On Anti-Tax Dogma

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

* Some Tea Party-backed members flexible on tax rates * Obama encouraging more Republicans to stray from leaders * Might...

GOP Lawmakers Distance Themselves From Grover Norquist

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

After a slew of top Republican lawmakers publicly disavowed the anti-tax pledge pushed by Grover Norquist, the lobbyist is pushing back. On CNN Monday...

Amanda Terkel

John Boehner: GOP Won't Agree To Raise Taxes On Wealthy, Even If Obama Wins

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elections often come with a mandate -- or at least some sort of consequences for the defeated party, which not only has its candidates r...

Christian Leaders: GOP Tax Bill 'Morally Reprehensible'

Religion News Service | Chris Lisee | Posted 08.02.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) A coalition of liberal Christian leaders blasted a GOP budget plan that would extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy while slashing...

How to Avoid Being a Principled Republican on Taxes

Robert Reich | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

For years, the GOP has been telling us tax cuts pay for themselves by promoting growth. If they believe what they say, why should they worry about paying for a one-year extension of the payroll tax holiday? Surely it will pay for itself.

John Boehner: Debt Deal Will Include New Tax Revenues

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that any bipartisan agreement reached by the congressional deficit-reduction supercommittee wil...

The Loyalty Oath Business

Barry Levinson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Barry Levinson

In a time of a recession when jobs are hard to come by, Grover Norquist has invented a job for himself. His job is to make sure that those in Congress take a loyalty oath to say that they will never raise taxes.

Obama Picks Fight With Republicans Over Taxes

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is renewing an old fight with the business community by insisting that $400 billion in tax increases be part...

Anti-Tax Orthodoxy In GOP Leaves Little Room For Compromise

Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party once had a home for the thinking of Tom Coburn, Mike Crapo and Saxby Chambliss. But that party is long gone. The three U.S. se...

No-Tax-Hike Pledge Creates Republican Rift

The Washington Post | Peter Wallsten & Lori Montgomery | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

Republicans are feuding over whether to abandon the party's long-held opposition to higher taxes in pursuit of a deficit-cutting deal with Democrats....

White House Hopes GOP Will Accept Tax Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on wealthier people while preserving cuts for everyone else appears increasingly likel...

Sam Stein

Some Republicans Fret That Opposition To New Obama Measures Could Seriously Backfire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some senior Republican strategists and party veterans are beginning to fret that the party's refusal to work with President Obama, even when he crosse...

Economist Jared Bernstein Crunches The Candidates

JB Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
JB Powell

The current economic meltdown can be traced to McCain's financial adviser. McCain wants to further deregulate capital markets and cut taxes. McCain-onomics are Bush-onomics, but more so.