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A Tax Cut That 'Pays For' Unemployment Insurance and Infrastructure

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It is bad economic policy. But, all economic policy that could pass a Republican-controlled House of Representatives is bad. All they care about, really, is tax cuts for the wealthy. But those tax cuts do not create jobs or "pay for themselves." Nor do regulations on balance cost jobs.

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...

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.

At Veep Debate, Giving New Life to a $5 Trillion Tax-Cut Argument

Dan Kennedy | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Dan Kennedy

It's theoretically possible to close the $5 trillion gap, or at least some of it, by closing loopholes and eliminating deductions. But neither Romney nor Ryan has specified any. They want credit for proposals they haven't made.

Obama Calls On Congress

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says a new report showing that the unemployment rate has dropped below 8 percent is a sign the still-sluggish eco...

Why Are Republicans Complaining About The 47 Percent?

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If you follow Republican dogma all the way through to its logical conclusion, Republicans are supposed to be working hard every day to reduce taxes on everybody, all of the time. So the ultimate in reduction is complete elimination, right?

Ryanomics Assault on Poor and Hungry Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Ryanomics is not only poor arithmetic, it is also poor morality and gross injustice which turns upside down the requirements of all great faiths to protect the poor and vulnerable.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #4 Delivered for the Middle Class

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

We need to continue to rebuild our economy, expand opportunity, and ensure that the next generation has more opportunities than we do. To accomplish these goals, we need everyone to pay their fair share. That's not just good economic sense, that's basic common sense.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #5 Cut Taxes for 160 Million Middle-Class Americans

Bernard Whitman | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Whether you're PRObama, NObama, or still undecided, 52 Reasons to Vote for Obama gives you all the information you need to share with friends, debate ...

Pushing High-Income Tax Cut Under Small Business Guise: Not Good Fiscal Policy

John Arensmeyer | Posted 10.01.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

The argument for extending the tax cuts for earners with income exceeding $250,000 annually for the sake of small business survival is erroneous and misguided. The vast majority of small business owners simply don't make that much money.

Eric Cantor Tax Cut Would Probably Benefit Dodgers, Paris Hilton, Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.)'s proposed $46 billion tax cut for small businesses would likely be a home run for lucrative sports teams li...

President Obama On Offensive Over High Gas Prices

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

* Gasoline prices hit record highs for February * Prices could make Obama vulnerable in Western states * Republicans pou...

Top White House Economist On The Job Market's 'Encouraging Sign'

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - January U.S. jobs data shows the economy continues to heal, top White House economist Alan Krueger said on Friday, str...

Republicans' Tax Dilemma

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Have the Republicans in Congress painted themselves into a corner on taxes? They seem to be in the position of choosing between a number of courses of action, most of which would normally be seen as going against their principles.

Obama Targets Republicans On Key Issue

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Barack Obama dashed into politically important New Hampshire Tuesday, seeking to steal the spotlight from Republica...

Friday Talking Points -- I Am A 99 Percenter

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Occupy Wall Street protest continues. So far, its staying power has surprised and enthused a large swath of America, and surprised and bemused mu...

Sam Stein

Democrats To Launch Full-Throated Payroll Tax Cut Extension Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Setting the stage for a more aggressive posture on taxes and jobs, the Democratic National Committee is launching a campaign to pressure...

For Most, Federal Tax Rates For Most Are Lowest Since 1960s: Bruce Barlett

New York Times | BRUCE BARTLETT | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed the low level of federal taxes as a share of the gross domestic product in the United States, both historically and...

Weekly Audit: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing--The Myth of Fiscal Conservatism

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fashionable pundits like to say that the Republican Party has shifted its focus from "social conservat...

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...

111th Congress Ends With Bang, Not Whimper

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pundits are now beginning to say Obama is on a comeback, which is a stunning turnaround from less than two months ago, when the president sheepishly began using the word "shellacking" for the midterm results.

WATCH: Howard Fineman Tells Chris Matthews What The Tax Deal Symbolizes For Obama

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Howard Fineman appeared on "Hardball" Friday evening to discuss Obama's signing of the deal which will extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy for tw...

Arthur Delaney

Key Dem: Tax Deal Goes Against 'Core Democratic Values'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Democratic member of Congress who opposes President Obama's tax cut deal with congressional Republicans says the deal is fundamentally unfair becaus...

WATCH: Roy Sekoff Says Obama 'Just Not That Into' Tax Cuts For The Rich

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Thursday night to discuss the reasoning behind Obama's willingness to extend the Bush-era tax cuts to the richest...

Mark Blumenthal

POLLS: Compromise? Only If You're On The Other Side

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A flurry of polls conducted last month found more Americans urging their political leadership to compromise to get things done. So are leaders who vot...