What the owners of the Tea Party really want.
|By: Jim White Thursday October 14, 2010 6:58 am|
While debate rages in the United States on whether to allow George W. Bush’s tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans to expire, Hillary Clinton spoke Thursday in Brussels before a planned Friday meeting of “Friends of Democratic Pakistan”, calling for Pakistan to expand its tax base. Clinton’s call for Pakistan to force the rich to bear their fair share of the tax burden seems to be a message that the US should heed, as well.
|By: Rayne Sunday October 10, 2010 8:00 pm|
What about you — do you feel sorry for the potentially demotivated conservative economist Greg Mankiw?
|By: Cenk Uygur Wednesday October 6, 2010 3:18 am|
Republicans have repeated the lie that tax cuts are always good for the economy so often that all of Washington seems absolutely convinced that it’s true. The conventional wisdom is so established on this that all a Republican has to say is, “Everyone knows you don’t raise taxes in the middle of a recession …” Or in good times or in mediocre times or ever. All tax cuts are always good.
|By: Jim Moss Thursday September 23, 2010 7:00 pm|
A senior Senate Democratic aide told TPM today there won’t be a vote on extending the Bush tax cuts in the upper chamber before the November election.
|By: Chuckie Corra Wednesday September 22, 2010 2:39 am|
Favored West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin is finding himself playing catchup to GOP challenger John Raese, in the midst of a recent PPP Poll.
|By: letsgetitdone Friday September 17, 2010 10:29 am|
Bernie Sanders appeared on Dylan Ratigan’s show yesterday talking about Elizabeth Warren’s appointment. Towards the end of his interview, he said a few words about his opposition to extending the Bush Tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. His proposal was to end the tax breaks the high income people, take the $700 Billion freed up, spend $350 Billion on sorely needed infrastructure projects, creating millions of jobs over a 10 year period and taking the other $350 million in savings and applying it to deficit reduction. So, Bernie’s heart is in the right place but he really doesn’t get the economics of it.
|By: Joe Baur Tuesday September 14, 2010 11:35 am|
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010. Boehner comes to Bush Tax Cut compromise, Gingrich done got crazier, and a record Saudi arms deal.
|By: Jim Moss Monday September 13, 2010 7:00 pm|
Yesterday, John Boehner was challenged by Bob Schieffer with the indisputable fact that only 3% of small businesses would benefit from extending the tax cuts — but he quickly shifted his attention to a different and less relevant statistic.
|By: Scarecrow Monday September 13, 2010 8:39 am|
Ever the unprincipled opportunist, Joe Lieberman announces he’ll obstruct the growing consensus and demand we give income and estate tax breaks to the richest Americans, even though it will make the economy worse.