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Reagan Tax Cuts

Think Again: Conservatives Prefer Reagan Fantasies to Reality (And So Did Reagan)

Eric Alterman | Posted 03.06.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

A bizarre incident took place during the 60 Minutes interview with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) that generated a great deal of attention in the blogosphere.

Weird Tax Myths #2 -- Recessions, Depressions and Tax Policy

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

Our prevailing mythology is that tax cuts help: They stimulate the economy, promote growth, create jobs. The truth is that tax cuts cause crashes. Tax hikes end depressions and recessions.

Tax Cuts Vs. Unemployment

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Beinhart

NEVER EVER LET THE FACTS MATTER TAX CUTS USUALLY LEAD TO HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT TAX INCREASES LEAD TO LOWER UNEMPLOYMENT Since 1950 we have had five tax...

Taking on the GOP's "Fairy Tale Politics"

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Obama needs to combat the GOP's Fairy Tale Politics so that voters understand how we got into this mess and that it simply is too risky to go back to Neverland.

Dear President Obama: A Modest Medicare Proposal

Thom Hartmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

Most of us will do damn near anything to get out from under the thumbs of the multi-millionaire CEOs who are running our current insurance programs. Sign me up!

Ray Ban Republicans and the Politics of Denial

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

If the Republicans are going to ever regain political supremacy, they are going to have to take off their sunglasses and recognize the wreckage they have caused.

Conservative Tax Policy Is Corporate Socialism

Adrienne Birecree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adrienne Birecree

John McCain decries middle class tax cuts as "socialism" because they "spread the wealth around." What are tax cuts for corporate America and the wealthy then? There indeed has been an increase in "socialism" in the U.S. but a smokescreen of conservative ideological rhetoric has hidden it for decades.