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President Obama, Go Big or Go Home

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

There's an old saying in surfing: Go big or go home. Right now, each race around the country is in it's own little bubble, disconnected to the larger narrative. Only true vision and leadership can unite them to raise a populist wave and that is what the Presidential pulpit is for.

Asking How to Pay for Social Security Is Asking the Wrong Question

Scott Baker | Posted 06.01.2014 | Money
Scott Baker

Social Security works. It does what it was designed to do, and although this was not the concern when it was set up, it actually boosts the national output above what it distributes. It is a win-win-win.

A Solution to Eroding Retirement Security

Gary Reber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gary Reber

Why are we not addressing how the system facilitates greed capitalism and envy while concentrating productive capital ownership among the 1 to 10 percent of the population?

Emily Swanson

Americans Feeling Effects Of Payroll Tax Increase

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

A majority of working Americans are noticing smaller paychecks after the payroll tax cut expired this year, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll --...

Salaried Employees Will Earn 2 Percent Less Per Paycheck in 2013

VisualNews.com | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business
VisualNews.com

Americans saw a payroll tax increase on January 1, 2013, due to the expiration of the payroll tax holiday, a temporary tax break voted into law in the hopes of stimulating the economy.

Refusing Austerity in America -- How "Baby Bonds" Could Expand Social Security

Alan A. Aja | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Alan A. Aja

We need to expand the conception and reach of social security rather than continuously put it on the national chopping block.

N.Y. congressman quits paying wife from campaign account

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal April 16, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investiga...

If You Make More Than $1.3 Million, Watch Out

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business

PARIS — French President Francois Hollande may have finally found a way to tax the really rich: by making their companies pay. In a televised i...

Survey Finds Tax Hike Fears Overrated

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business

The payroll tax hike may not be derailing the economic recovery after all. Forty-eight percent of Americans did not even notice the Jan. 1 payroll ...

Companies' Love-Hate Relationship With Payroll Tax Hike

AP | By DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies are rushing to describe the impact of higher Social Security taxes that took effect in January. They paint a bleak pictu...

Mark Gongloff

Here's Proof That Austerity Is Already Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

As you have probably heard, today is Sequester Day, when the Austerity Badger sneaks into America and sets our money on fire. In truth, austerity is h...

Red Lobster Chain Blames Sliding Sales On Higher Payroll Taxes

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

ORLANDO, Fla. — Darden Restaurants, struggling to draw more customers into its Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants, predicted a third-quart...

Washington Idiocy Pinches Consumers

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Apple's Festering Worm

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Why Consumers are Bummed Out

Robert Reich | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

The stock market is bullish. The housing market seems to have rebounded a bit. So why are consumers so glum? Because they're deeply worried about their jobs and their incomes -- as they have every right to be.

How to Combat Payroll Tax Increase

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Jeanette Pavini

Americans saw a hit in their paychecks this week, which makes things harder on working families. Payroll taxes were raised by 2 percent. This means less money for necessities like gas, clothing, groceries and entertainment. Here are some ways to combat it.

Fiscal Fiasco Solved? Not Even Close

Aaron Wang | Posted 03.16.2013 | Teen
Aaron Wang

The fiscal cliff deal we were given was fashioned in a matter of days with too little revenue initiatives, no spending cuts, no debt ceiling resolutions, and a cornucopia of corporate tax extensions.

2012 Jobs Story

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Looking back at 2012 it is clear that the jobs market turned in a solid and underwhelming performance. In fact, 2012, was a slightly weaker re-run of 2011 with a significant decline in the headline unemployment rate.

Why Your Boss Is Dreading Pay Day (And Why You Should Be Too)

Posted 01.04.2013 | Small Business

Bosses around the country are dreading pay day thanks to the fiscal cliff deal brokered by Congress on Tuesday. As part of the deal, politicians le...

Dave Jamieson

Working Poor Get Raw 'Cliff' Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many of the nation's poorest workers were looking forward to a modest pay hike on New Year's Day, when 10 states implemented higher mini...

FIve Ways Congress Just Threw Your Money Over The Cliff

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

As it has become clear that Congress will not vote on a deal in "fiscal cliff" negotiations by Monday's deadline, the automatic tax hikes and spending...

10 Ways Going Over The Cliff Will Hurt More Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business

President Obama returned to Washington to resume "fiscal cliff" talks on Thursday, after cutting short his holiday in Hawaii. Unfortunately, the likel...

Deficit Obsession Is a Creation of the Ultra Right's Message Machine

Frances Causey | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Frances Causey

Working Americans are paying the price as the parameters of the current debate around the deficit, budget and the so-called fiscal cliff are being defined by the likes of Goldman Sachs. There can be little doubt that working people are not represented in Washington.

Sam Stein

Republicans Put Fiscal Cliff Offer On The Table

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Monday introduced a counter-offer to President Barack Obama's proposed solution to the so-called fiscal cliff, trum...

Arthur Delaney

Obama Administration Not Sticking Up For Payroll Tax Cut

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the past two years, U.S. workers have enjoyed a 2 percentage-point increase in take-home pay thanks to a payroll tax reduction trump...