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Raising Taxes

Study Debunks Popular Misconception About Tax Reform

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business

Raising taxes on the rich doesn't make them less productive -- except when it comes to avoiding taxes, according to a new paper. The study, by the...

Obama Offers To Cave In, Hoping Republicans Cave Too

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning, so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: Obama Offers To Cave: It l...

Top Ten Taxes

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

A U.S. carbon tax has the support of both environmentalists and business leaders (including Michael Bloomberg, New York Mayor, and Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil CEO). It would be a rare political twofer that produces massive revenues while lowering emissions of carbon dioxide.

GOP Divided, Angry As Ever

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — The Republican Party seems as divided and angry as ever. Infighting has penetrated the highest levels of the House GOP leadership. Lon...

Corporate Giants Should Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

Corporations want to be treated as individuals when it comes to political contributions but not when it comes to paying their taxes. I think we should change that. It's the most logical and reasonable solution to balancing the budget and reducing the deficit.

The Real Costs of Obama Tax Hikes

Michael Farr | Posted 12.10.2012 | Money
Michael Farr

While the semantics of the debate seem purely political, I wondered about the actual implications of an increase in tax rates.

More Evidence Public Totally Okay With Raising Taxes On The Rich

AP | ALAN FRAM and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Americans prefer letting tax cuts expire for the country's top earners, as President Barack Obama insists, while support has declin...

Congress Needs to Do the Time Warp

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's a way out of this mess. It's an easy one, really, although it does require some suspension of disbelief on everyone's part. Just change the date on the floor of Congress. No, not the date on the bill, the actual date.

The Fairness Election

Gary Hart | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

No one argues that resumption of pre-Bush tax rates on the wealthiest 1 percent will solve the deficit problem. What we do argue is equity -- fairness. The entire idea of progressive taxes is that those who benefit the most from our nation's services should pay a fair share.

The Economic Impact of Raising Taxes on High-Income Households

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Although tax increases on high-income individuals might reduce their saving, if the revenue generated is devoted to deficit reduction, the resulting increase in public saving is likely to more than offset any reduction in private saving.

Zach Carter

CEOs Embrace Tax Hike Plans Rejected By Paul Ryan

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A powerful coalition of corporate executives on Wednesday praised a deficit reduction plan that has long been maligned by GOP leaders fo...

It's Time to Lead on Tax Equity

Alan Fein | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Alan Fein

Our historically low tax rates on the very rich are unsustainable. It's now time for President Obama to bang the bully pulpit, and time for Congressional Democrats to put aside their timidity and join the fight.

Buffett: Raising Taxes 'Will Not Change My Behavior'

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

By JoAnne Allen WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Increasing taxes on the wealthy would bring fairness to U.S. taxpayers across the board...

Millionaires Head To Capitol Hill To Lobby To Raise Taxes On Themselves

AP | By LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyists for a day, a band of millionaires stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge Congress to tax them more. They had a little trou...

Signs: Jerry Brown After a Disappointing Legislative Year

William Bradley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Brown and his appointees are digging into future economic and energy policy, the prospects for major water and high-speed rail projects, the possibility of mid-course cuts in the current state budget, and the 2012 elections.

Tyler Kingkade

Both Democrats and Republicans Throw Support Behind Occupy Wall Street: Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new Quinnipiac University poll finds New Yorkers overwhelmingly back the Occupy Wall Street protesters, and even Republicans think the...

Tyler Kingkade

CHART: How Wide Is The Wealth Gap?

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Listening to Republicans on the campaign trail or the House floor, one might think the quickest way to eliminate the deficit is to make ...

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.

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.

It's Time To Suck It Up And Pay Our Bill

Alec Baldwin | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

Americans are caring. And what those who are opposed to raising the debt ceiling are essentially attempting to do is insist that we stop caring.

Debt Deal: What Would You Do?

Mandy Jenkins | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

For the past several weeks, Congress and the White House have been debating what to do about the nation's debt limit before a projected default on Aug...

What "Cutting the Debt" Is Really About

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

When you declare "Everything is on the table" and "All of us must sacrifice" -- and the only thing you take off the table is raising taxes on the wealthy -- then the only sacrifice you are actually asking for is from those who can least afford it.

Question: When Is a 'Tax Increase' Not a Tax Increase?

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Permitting a temporary tax cut to expire as the original law provided is not raising taxes. The Bush tax cuts were but one more failed experiment in the flawed "supply side" theory of taxes.

Walter Mondale: 'A Moment Of Truth In American Politics'

The Washington Post | Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics

Many have described my 1984 presidential campaign promise to raise taxes as exemplifying the folly of proposing tax hikes during an election. Although...

Rep. Max Tyler's Verbal Gymnastics on Taxes (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

I've been listening to the verbal gymnastics of politicians for years, but it always makes me laugh to see how far they'll go to avoid saying the words "tax increase." Now I've finally figured it out.