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Middle Class Tax Cuts

Obama's Bad Deal and Worse Negotiating

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

By easily compromising on his central campaign promise that he claimed was a line in the sand, Obama signaled to Republicans that there's nothing he won't compromise on.

Michael McAuliff

Boehner's 'Plan B' Is A Tax Hike On Middle Class, Chuck Schumer Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner's "Plan B" to preserve current tax rates on all but million-dollar earners is actually a tax hike on the midd...

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.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama, Boehner Grasp For Last-Minute Fiscal Cliff Solution

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) met for nearly an hour on Thursday evening in their latest attempt to bre...

How the Fiscal Cliff Could Cut Your Paycheck By $4,000

Ben Mulling | Posted 02.03.2013 | Money
Ben Mulling

I have read hundreds of articles about this issue and most are overly technical and do not describe how it will impact the average American. So let me lay it out.

Michael McAuliff

Fiscal Cliff: House Democrats Push Petition For Christmas Eve Tax Break

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats mounted a bid Tuesday to give nearly all taxpayers a Christmas Eve present by trying to force a Dec. 24 vote on a bill t...

Sam Stein

Fiscal Cliff Talks: Progress Quietly Begins As Both Sides Make Opening Bids

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dire headlines about the ongoing "fiscal cliff" debate might give the impression that the country is destined for a harrowing economic j...

Friday Talking Points -- Obama 2.0?

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama, as the chattering classes will tell you, is "done negotiating with himself." That's a pretty good phrase, because it accurately describes how these negotiations have taken place over Obama's first term. This time, the White House seems to be saying, that isn't going to happen.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Nancy Pelosi Threatens To Break Fiscal Cliff Stalemate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi offered her own way to break the apparent stalemate over the so-called fiscal cliff -- by taking matt...

Biden Weighs In On 'The Last Thing We Need To Do'

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden went on a Costco shopping spree Thursday and called for Congress to extend middle-class tax cuts as part o...

Republican Scam on "Not Raising Taxes": Why Democrats Should HOPE All the Cuts Expire

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

No one should continue to indulge this fiction. Republicans have voted to raise taxes. Repeatedly. They just did it again in 2010.

Why We Should Stop Obsessing About the Federal Budget Deficit

Robert Reich | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The best way to generate jobs and growth is for the government to spend more, not less. And for taxes to stay low -- or become even lower -- on the middle class.

White House: Obama Has No New Middle Class Tax Plans

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Oct 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will continue to push for middle-class tax cuts as part of his economic agenda, but ...

The Economic Index Obama Doesn't Want You To Know About

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.10.2012 | Money

While September's jobs report may have brought a sigh of relief to President Obama and the nation, the economic reality facing middle-income families ...

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Biden Mocks Mitt Romney For Using Same Definition Of Middle Class As Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is so out of touch with regular Americans that he ...

A New Report on the Middle Class

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The Pew Research Center just released a report worth a close look, called "The Lost Decade of the Middle Class."

New Ads Hammer GOP For Anti-Middle Class Tax Vote

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Republicans and Democrats in Congress very deliberately made their tax arguments before going on a six-week break last week, with Democrats voting to ...

Democrats Hammer House Candidates On Tax Cuts

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

With the House set to vote on extending all the Bush tax cuts later this week, Democrats are hammering 23 Republicans in competitive districts with an...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes Bill To Preserve Middle Class Tax Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators blinked in the political standoff over how much of the Bush-era tax cuts to extend for another year and voted Wednesday to keep...

Jason Linkins

Dems Skittish On Obama Tax Cut Proposal Need To Remember 'Political Suicide' Of 2010

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Yesterday, President Barack Obama jump-started the recurring battle over the Bush-era tax cuts with his proposal to retain those tax cuts for all Amer...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Defends Reframing Middle Class As People Making Up To $1 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday defended her push to permanently extend "middle class" tax cuts to people maki...

Tax Break Update -- What Is Happening Today

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Rep. Louise Slaughter

I want to help explain what is happening on the floor of the House of Representatives. We should be voting to extend middle class tax cuts, but through some legislative acrobatics, the Republican Majority has totally prevented this.

Ryan Grim

Paul Ryan, Herman Cain Push For Tax Hikes On Middle Class

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Sunday that House Republicans would oppose President Barack Obama's payroll tax cuts for both employers ...

Obama's Tax Cut Deal May A 'Back-Door Stimulus Plan'

nytimes.com | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mr. Obama effectively traded tax cuts for the affluent, which Republicans were demanding, for a second stimulus bill that seemed improbable a few week...

Tax Cut Compromise Should Boost The Economy, Analysts Say

AP | PAUL WISEMAN and JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The tax deal struck by President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans essentially gives Americans a pay raise – pumping...