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Class Warfare?: No Class, No War, No Fair

Rabbi Samuel April | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Samuel April

The president has been accused of class warfare for trying to raise the taxes on the wealthy. His reply was "This is not class warfare, this is math." This is classless, it is not war, nor is it fair.

Friday Talking Points -- Class Warfare? Hardly.

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As was entirely predictable, once Obama stood up for taxing the rich folk a wee bit more, the Republicans fired back with what they think is the biggest weapon in their arsenal: screaming "Class warfare!"

Is Our Nation on the Titanic?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

What is our values compass as we seek solutions to rampant joblessness and poverty among millions of Americans, including 16.4 million poor children?

WATCH: Colbert Calls Out Obama's Class Warfare

Posted 11.21.2011 | Comedy

No one declares class warfare in this country without Stephen Colbert calling them on it. On Tuesday night, Colbert explained why taxing the rich i...

Obama's Tough Talk Won't Reduce The Debt On Its Own

Howard Fineman | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Howard Fineman

WASHINGTON -- Can Barack Obama be the tough guy? There he was in the Rose Garden today, comparing himself to George Washington and the Republicans to...

Ryan Grim

Paul Ryan, Herman Cain Push For Tax Hikes On Middle Class

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Sunday that House Republicans would oppose President Barack Obama's payroll tax cuts for both employers ...

House Liberals Propose New Tax Hike For Rich

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nervous that Social Security seems under siege from all sides, congressional liberals on Wednesday proposed raising the payroll tax that...

Why Taxing The Rich Is Good For America

Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Last week, Warren Buffett wrote an incredible opinion piece in The New York Times asking the federal government to raise taxes on the wealthiest Ameri...

Friday Talking Points -- Phony Vacation Outrage

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama is on vacation. This fact is being subject to ridicule from Republicans, and their enablers in the media. Which has prompted me to -- in the fashion of Bill Maher -- come up with a New Rule.

Tax The Rich, But First Define 'Rich': Fiscal Times

The Fiscal Times | Bruce Bartlett | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

On Monday, financier Warren Buffett ignited a tax debate by recommending a tax increase on the super-rich. The reaction by some Republicans and others...

WATCH: Zach Carter Discusses Controversial Panama Trade Deal With Dylan Ratigan

Huff TV | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Zach Carter appeared on MSNBC's 'The Dylan Ratigan Show' to discuss the controversial trade agreement between the U.S. and Panama. Carter r...

Warren Buffett: The Rich Should Pay More Taxes

The New York Times | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

OUR leaders have asked for “shared sacrifice.” But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends to learn what pai...

Friday Talking Points -- More Tea, Anyone?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the conclusion of the debt ceiling "crisis," the media pivoted swiftly to their standard larger questions (to them, at any rate) about any politi...

Michael McAuliff

Orrin Hatch Rips 'Perverse' Tax System That Spares Lower Middle Class

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) pushed back Monday on criticism that he wants to tax the poor, but called it "perverse" that people on the bot...

Minnesota Chants 'Tax the Rich' While the Rest of Us Sit on the Couch

Dan Bimrose | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

The state shutdown in Minnesota brought upon by the lack of a budget agreement between Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislators only...

Michael McAuliff

Orrin Hatch: The 'Poor' Should Do More To Cut Nation's Debt

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) voted against beginning debate on a measure that would have the Senate declare the rich should share the pain ...

Michael McAuliff

Poll: 80 Percent Say Tax Millionaires More

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may find a resolution to make the rich share more of the pain in debt-reduction "rather pathetic," but new survey data sugge...

Tax the Rich? Tax the Millionaires!

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Some Democrats in Congress are pushing what is not only good policy, but smarter politics. It puts Republicans in an awkward position, as they are left defending tax cuts for millionaires.

What "The American People" Really Want

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A new poll by the Wall Street Journal and NBC says that 74% of Americans think that eliminating oil and gas industry tax breaks is a good idea, while 77% oppose cutting social security.

Taxing the Rich

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence Wittner

The passage of the Oregon's tax-the-rich ballot propositions is one more indication that most believe the vast wealth in the hands of individuals and corporations should be drawn upon to promote the public welfare.

Tax the Rich to Fix the Economy

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bryan Young

We have a problem in our country and giving money to banks in the hopes that they'll give people more loans only exacerbates the problem. Why are we encouraging incurring more debt?

I'm Sick of Hearing About the Poor, Poor Millionaires

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats have to get over their knee-jerk reaction to being labeled "tax and spenders" by their opposition. If higher taxes for millionaires are the way to pay for healthcare reform, then let everyone know it, and know why.

Who is the American Middle Class? Lessons for Health Care Reform

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

Before we start going after middle class taxpayers, both as good policy and good politics, we would do well to remember that the middle class is and always has been the backbone of our economy

Solving The Buffett Conundrum On Taxes

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama has leaked his first budget outline, and it appears he is serious about attempting to fix this tax policy travesty.