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Middle Class Taxes

CBO Chief: The Middle Class Will Have To Pay For America's Debt Problem

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

One government official has some bad news for Americans and politicians: You can’t protect the middle class from tax increases or benefit cuts if yo...

The Truth About the Middle Class

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

"The Myth of a Stagnant Middle Class" by Donald Boudreaux and Mark Perry argues that the stagnant middle class is a "myth." They are wrong. The truth is the middle class is not only stagnant but it is my fear that, without sustained and focused action, it is at risk of disappearing.

White House: Raising Taxes On The Middle Class Will Doom Everyone

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business

* Report says economy would suffer if AMT tax not patched * Latest salvo from White House in fiscal cliff battle By Jeff...

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.

Romney Seizes On Middle-Class Malaise

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney released a new ad Wednesday hitting President Barack Obama over the falling fortunes of middle-class Americans in...

The Only Way Romney's Tax Plan Could Possibly Work

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

People are always giving Mitt Romney's tax plan a hard time, using math to unfairly claim it doesn't work at all. But a respected Harvard economist ha...

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...

Why I Hate the 'Middle Class' but Love Working Americans

Eric Sapp | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics
Eric Sapp

Republicans are the Party of the Rich. Democrats now fashion ourselves the Party of the "Middle Class." Can anyone think of a group left with no champion? Here's a hint: 20% of Americans with a full time job are getting paid so little that their family of four is still living in poverty.

Tax Policy A Question Of Morality For Many Middle-Class Americans, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.24.2012 | Business

For some Americans, the tax system isn't just about economic interests. It's a question of morality. Middle-class Americans view income tax as a sy...

Only Voters Can Save Middle Class America

Robert Schwab | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Robert Schwab

If Mitt Romney is the nominee, the stark difference between a president who cares for all Americans and a candidate whose life has demonstrated his disregard for common people will be prominently illustrated.

Arthur Delaney

Rand Paul: 'The Rich And The Middle Class Are Paying Their Fair Share'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

You Are The Rich Man: Religion, Taxes And The U.S. Financial Crisis

David Briggs | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

It's time to start making those struggling to meet basic needs more visible. Then maybe people might start to realize how well-off they are, and be willing to sacrifice a greater part of their discretionary income in taxes.

No Representation Without Taxation!

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

America's problem is that it doesn't want to pay for what it wants. We pay big bucks for the stuff that makes us happy. We pay only pennies publicly for common goods, and then whine about how many pennies it's costing.

FACT-CHECK: GOP's Misleading Claims On Small Business Taxes

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Newly empowered Republicans say President Barack Obama would subject as much as half the nation's small business income to job-with...

Amanda Terkel

Nancy Pelosi And Harry Reid: Passing Middle-Class Tax Cuts Is A Top Priority

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With additional reporting by Ryan Grim. NEW YORK -- A trio of progressive groups forcefully came out Friday in support of holding a vote on tax cuts...

The Crisis Of Middle-Class America: Edward Luce

ft.com | Edward Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The slow economic strangulation of the Freemans and millions of other middle-class Americans started long before the Great Recession, which merely exa...

Right Wing Watch: Dick Armey Calls for Higher Middle Class Taxes; Palin Eloquent About Her Choice to Keep Pregnancy

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Republicans believe they can play photos of Obama shaking hands with Hugo Chavez and diminish the president's support. Some of the boomers may still fall for it; the millennials do not.

McCain, Palin Rely on 19th Century Ideals

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

The culture war waged by Republican revolutionaries is grounded in 19th century gender, race and class divisions, as well as nativism that perpetuated fear of immigrants and derided social justice movements.