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Why The Super-Rich Are Freaking Out About The Fiscal Cliff

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business

(Repeating Jan 4 story to additional subscribers) * Some higher-income earners may seek to defer income * Greater clarit...

Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Raise Taxes On 77 Percent Of Americans

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them...

GOP's Fiscal Cliff Plan Is Back-Door Tax Cut For Super-Rich: Report

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.20.2012 | Business

If implemented, John Boehner's latest fiscal cliff offer would most benefit the rich, according to a new analysis by the Tax Policy Center. Under B...

How Emergency Rooms Can Save Romney's Tax Plan

James Heffernan | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
James Heffernan

If and when the American body politic starts bleeding to death from Romney's tax cuts, all we have to do is to take it to the nearest emergency room, which is legally bound to treat all comers without regard for their ability to pay. That's why I'm for Mitt.

The Final Word On Mitt Romney's Tax Plan

Bloomberg | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign says I'm full of it. I said Romney's tax plan is mathematically impossible: he can't simultaneously keep his pledges to cut tax...

Arthur Delaney

Paul Ryan Pressed For Details On Tax Plan During Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

During Thursday evening's debate, vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) did not offer new details on the Romney campaign's promise to sl...

The Real Reason Romney’s Tax Math Doesn't Add Up

Bloomberg | Josh Barro | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney’s tax plan has three key planks. He cuts personal income tax rates by 20 percent across the board; he eliminates deductions, exclusions ...

Saki Knafo

Is The Widely Cited Study That Defends Romney's Tax Plan Truly 'Nonpartisan'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Republicans have been defending Mitt Romney's tax plan using an analysis from the American Enterprise Institute that was described in a recent Romney ...

Mitt Romney: Magic Man

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Now you see severely conservative Romney, now you don't. The GOP nominee asks Americans to engage in magical thinking -- to believe his hocus-pocus is not just a stage show but will actually painlessly solve problems.

CNN, FactCheck.org On Romney's $5 Trillion Tax Plan: Trust Him

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Despite an otherwise lackluster performance, one area where President Barack Obama went on the offensive in Wednesday night's debate was over Mitt Rom...

Romney's 47 Percent Is Not the Only Statistic That Conceals the Truth

David Paul | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
David Paul

Just as Romney's 47% number is not evidence of a massive breakdown of society, the 12% average decline in household incomes in the wake of the 2008 collapse may not actually be evidence of a widespread collapse in family incomes.

Romney Comments Threw Ronald Reagan as Well as 47% of America Under the Bus

David Paul | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
David Paul

Mitt Romney's words of disdain for working Americans -- particularly spoken with such contempt -- are so at odds with the inspiring optimism that for the party faithful was the hallmark of Ronald Reagan.

Romney, Ryan Don't Get the Average Joe

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney foolishly revived the dust-up about his income tax secrecy last week. He claimed he paid at least 13 percent, an assertion easy enough for him to prove by releasing his tax documents. But he's refusing to do that.

Krugman: Ryanomics Is And Always Has Been A Con Game

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate led to a wave of pundit accolades. Now, declared writer after writer, we’re going to have a ...

Tax Study Authors Don't Budge After Romney Calls Their Work 'Garbage'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

The authors of a study analyzing Mitt Romney's tax plan are standing by their findings after the presumptive GOP nominee called their work "garbage." ...

'Romney Hood' Allegations Gain Traction

The Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's tax plan would decrease taxes on those making $1 million or more by an average of $250,000, accordi...

Taxes, Offshore Accounts and Corruption

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Who cares that a man we know is wealthy put money in overseas accounts and created shell companies overseas with hidden assets? All of us should care.

Study Sheds New Light On Potential Effect Of Romney Tax Plan

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's pitch to slash taxes by 20 percent acros...

Paul Krugman: Why Are 'Centrists' Joining The Cult Of Paul Ryan?

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

So, can we talk about the Paul Ryan phenomenon? And yes, I mean the phenomenon, not the man. Mr. Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee and ...

How Long Can Republicans Keep Up Mythical Economics?

Ben Cohen | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Ben Cohen

For 30 years, Republicans have espoused an economic theory that has wreaked havoc on America's poor, funneled wealth upwards at an unprecedented rate and brought the economy to the brink of destruction.

How the Media Enable the Republican Tax Agenda

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media
Michael S. Lofgren

The media doesn't seem to understand the basics about budgets -- and the inescapable relationship between aggregate revenues, aggregate spending, and total deficits. Either that, or reporters just choose to play dumb.

Newt's Tax Plan, and Why His Polls Rise the More Outrageous He Becomes

Robert Reich | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Newt Gingrich has done it again. With his new tax plan he has raised the bar from irresponsibility to recklessness.

Sam Stein

Rick Perry Tax Plan Gives Millionaires A $500,000 Tax Break: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Under Texas Governor Rick Perry's tax plan, the U.S. government would lose $995 billion in revenue by 2015 while individuals making more...

Zach Carter

Small-Business Owners Don't Like Ryan's Tax Math

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joseph Rotella is president and owner of the Spencer Organ Co., a small business with 10 employees that specializes in rehabilitating pi...

Conservative '53 Percenters' Attack Occupy Wall Street Movement

| Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

By Annie Lowrey (View original here) The slogan doesn't exactly sing: "We are the 53 percent!" But this new campaign, a conservative answer to Occu...