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Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

Tax the Rich or Kill the Poor

Paul Steven Stone | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Paul Steven Stone

If you accept one basic premise -- that wealth is finite -- then all the financial, economic and social upheaval in our country starts to make sense. There isn't enough to go around when one sector gets a lock-tight grip on the purse and the purse strings.

Inside Paul Ryan, Inside the GOP

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The Ryan/Republican budget puts the 2014 midterm election in perspective. Americans will choose between a new congress that caters to the 1 percent or one that protects the 99 percent. We will choose between plutocracy or democracy.

Hooray for Taxes

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Washington's obsession with tax cuts and deficit reduction is distracting the American people from the slow dismantling of the social contract, and its devastating impact -- financial and otherwise -- on all but the wealthiest among us.

Wealth Taxes to Cure Inequality? How About Tax Reform Instead.

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

What are the prospects for a new federal tax on wealth? Pretty good, if you think surging inequality will trigger a populist revolt. But not so good i...

Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World... We're Ranked 27th!

Les Leopold | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

America is the richest country on Earth. We have the most millionaires and the most billionaire. This opulence is supposed to trickle down to the rest of us, improving the lives of everyday Americans. Unfortunately, it's a lie.

May Day And Torah: Biblical Ecology And Economics For The 21st (Or 58th) Century

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Is there some subterranean -- even subversive -- connection between spring celebration of the Earth and spring celebration of work and time for rest?

Ex-Reagan Adviser: Bush's Policies Bankrupt The Country

Posted 04.01.2013 | Business

A former adviser of Ronald Reagan has some choice words for George W. Bush. David Stockman, Reagan’s budget director from 1981 to 1985, slammed ...

Corporate Welfare in Maryland

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Lawrence Wittner

Lockheed Martin would seem to be an unlikely recipient of a lavish government handout, at least on the basis of need. Indeed, it is one of the world's largest business enterprises, with sales that reached $47 billion in 2012.

Over the Cliff: Not a Happy New Year for Illinois' Environment

Jack Darin | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Jack Darin

Past the cliff comes what, the abyss? Wherever the metaphors and rhetoric are headed as the stalemate in Congress continues, here in the real world the stakes are high for our health and the quality of our land, air and water.

Dems Laud Report That Puts 'Stake In The Heart' Of GOP Tax Plan

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers on Thursday lauded an updated congressional report that suggested th...

Stop Driving Us Over a Fiscal Cliff

Steve Mainster | Posted 12.11.2012 | Miami
Steve Mainster

I can tell you that when low wage workers and middle class employees suffer, our nation suffers. Let us hope that our politicians right a fiscal wrong rather than running us over a cliff that they created for us.

Congress Needs to Protect Colorado Families Like Mine, Not Tax Cuts for the Rich

Gina Jones | Posted 02.06.2013 | Denver
Gina Jones

I want Congress to fight for us, for real people like my daughter, not for some budget deal with a catch-phrase.

Rumpelstiltskin Economics

Jason Stanford | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Every major event in the last decade has exposed Pax Republicana as a crumbling empire based on false ideologies, none more dangerous than believing in the Tax Fairy that magically grows the economy and fills the treasury when Congress cuts taxes on the wealthy.

Chris Wallace Confronts John McCain On Tax Flip Flop

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace confronted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday for flip-flopping on tax cuts for the rich. Wal...

No Economic Basis for Holding Middle-Class Tax Cuts Hostage to Tax Cuts for Wealthy

Chuck Marr | Posted 01.12.2013 | Business
Chuck Marr

Holding a one-year extension of the Bush middle-class tax cuts hostage to an extension of tax cuts on incomes over $250,000 , as House Republicans have done, creates dangerous economic risks with little economic upside.

Mitt Romney's Say Anything Strategy

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

At this stage of the campaign, it no longer even makes sense to try judging Romney's candidacy by his views. He has too many irreconcilable differences with the truth for that -- and it's those differences that disqualify him from holding the highest elected office in the land.

Romney Advisor Backtracks On Tax Plan

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney, under fire for not offering specifics about his tax plan, has responded by getting even less specific. In a debate with Obama adviser ...

Studies: Rich's Bush-Era Tax Cuts Do Little To Boost Economy, Job Market

Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

Tax breaks for the super-rich might be great for the super-rich. They just don’t do much for the rest of us. Extending the Bush-era tax cuts for...

House GOP Lifts 'Buffett Rule' Term

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Feel your taxes are too low? House Republicans have devised a new convenient way for those worried about government red ink to dona...

The Truth About Tax Cuts For The Rich

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

A new study by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service has found that over the past 65 years, tax cuts for the rich have not led to economic gr...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Paul Ryan Budget Plan Targeted By Progressive Academics

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of progressive academics is hoping that a bit of wonkiness can help shape the political discourse during the presidential camp...

Democrats Hammer House Candidates On Tax Cuts

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

With the House set to vote on extending all the Bush tax cuts later this week, Democrats are hammering 23 Republicans in competitive districts with an...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes Bill To Preserve Middle Class Tax Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators blinked in the political standoff over how much of the Bush-era tax cuts to extend for another year and voted Wednesday to keep...

Divisive Showdown Heads To Senate

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats pushed a yearlong extension of tax cuts for all but the highest-earning Americans through the Senate on Wednesday, giving...

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...