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Tree for the Forest

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Jolly Old Elephant

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How Rich People Create Jobs

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GOP politicians cut taxes for rich people and big corporations. Rich people use the money they would have spent on taxes to hire part-time, low-wage workers. Workers manufacture products for rich people to sell. Products don't sell because low-wage workers have little money, pension or social security. Rich people lay off workers and keep the money.
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Hammock

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Rich Vs. Poor

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Corporate Tax Rate Cut

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Watch Out for the Right Hook

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Democracy Now!

A ‘Manufactured Non-Solution’ to a ‘Manufactured’ Crisis (Video)

Phony-baloney tax cuts, a delay in spending reductions, an increase in the deficit and lots more work to be done—Heidi Moore at The Guardian details the fiscal cliff solution that isn’t.

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Handing Over the Baton

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Happy New Fiscal Cliff

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Snow Job

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Fiscal Clown Car

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Mayan Fiscal Cliff

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’Twas the Night Before Tax Cuts

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Ghost of the Cliff

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Wonderland on a Cliff

Are you as sick of the “fiscal cliff” as I am? Actually, that’s a trick question. You couldn’t possibly be.

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Not So Wise Men

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List of Demands

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Rewriting the Law of Gravity

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Boehner and McConnell

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Fiscal Cliff

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Tax Cuts

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Not My Ebenezer

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Grinch Old Party

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White House / Pete Souza

Opening Positions on the Cliff Deal: Deja Vu All Over Again

By signaling its willingness not to raise top rates as high as they were under President Clinton and to cut some $400 billion from projected increases in Medicare and other entitlement spending, the White House has ceded important ground.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 READ MORE


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Let the Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Expire Already

Now is the time to hold Democrats accountable and ensure that we do deficit reduction in a way that is fair, while also protecting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 READ MORE


Bungee-Jumping Over the Fiscal Cliff

What’s the best way to pressure Republicans into agreeing to extend the Bush tax cuts for the middle class while ending them for the wealthy?

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Santa Obama and the GOP

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Flickr/TexasGOPVote.com

Preserve Benefits: Cut Gouging and Inequities

Congress is still talking about a “Grand Bargain” that “balances” far more spending cuts than tax increases. That is another way of saying that you – the consumer of Medicare and Medicaid services, the recipient of Social Security, and the average taxpayer — will take the brunt of the spending cuts.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 READ MORE


The Next Game of Economic Chicken: Taxing the Rich

The game of chicken isn’t about how much or when we cut the budget deficit. Or even whether the upcoming “fiscal cliff” poses a danger to the economy.

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 READ MORE



Pete Souza/The White House

Obama’s Next Economy: Why He Must Reframe the Economic Debate

When the applause among Democrats and recriminations among Republicans begin to quiet down the president will have to make some big decisions. The biggest is on the economy.

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20 Percent Tax Cut

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Ryan Meets Adelson, White House Race Gets Nastier, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Romney budget specifics and why the 2012 Congress could be one of the worst ever.

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IRS Form 1040 Buffett

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What’s in a Name? George W. Regrets Dubbing Those ‘Bush Tax Cuts’

When George W. Bush made his first public appearance in many months to discuss economic policy in New York on Tuesday, his utterances may have revealed more than he intended.

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Richie Republican

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DonkeyHotey (CC-BY)

On Deadline, No Sign of a Debt Deal

Talks between congressional leaders charged with coming up with a plan by Wednesday to cut the national deficit by $1.2 trillion have descended into squabbling and finger-pointing, suggesting that automatic cuts to domestic programs, Medicare and defense spending—rather than a mix of cuts and tax increases—are inevitable. (more)

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Bernanke’s Railroad

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Bull Cuts

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White House / Pete Souza

Obama Tells Congress Americans Don’t Have 14 Months

By far the most stirring line in the president’s jobs speech Thursday was his acknowledgment that “the next election is 14 months away and the people who sent us here—the people who hired us to work for them—they don’t have the luxury of waiting 14 months.”

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Flickr / Office of Governor Patrick

More U.S. Schools Moving to 4-Day Week

In this era of shrinking budgets, an increasing number of American public schools are closing their doors on Fridays. Besides stripping American children of one-fifth of their time available to learn, the shift is forcing working parents to seek expensive childcare while school employees see their pay reduced—or their jobs eliminated. (more)

Posted on Aug 23, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr / asterix611

U.S. Debt Deal FAQ

Still foggy on the basics of this week’s debt and deficit deal? The Guardian has published a no-nonsense guide explaining the meaning and function of the congressional “super committee,” the “trigger,” the “balanced budget amendment” and more, including the deal’s potential future.

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Dueling Fireworks Shows

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Flickr / Funky Tee

It’s a Good Time to Be a Corporation

With the American corporations in Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index holding a record $960 billion in hard cash and taxes on corporate profits the lowest they have been since the 1950s, the Obama administration appears ready to give them even more in the way of economic breaks. (more)

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The New Safety Net

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AP Photo/Ryan J. Foley

A Generation of Termites?

Indeed, in the guise of saving future generations from excessive federal debt, themes of national decay, egotistical greed and irresponsibility pervade the Ryan plan.

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Peanuts for the Rich

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Evil Dead Idea

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Saving Medicare

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AP / Cliff Owen

GOP Gets Ready to Rumble in 2011

Yes, Democrats scored some big legislative victories in Congress over the last two years and, as President Obama noted earlier in the week, the Dems were able to overcome “gridlock” (in no small part because they commanded the majority of the House and Senate) ...

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