Tag: Taxes

Elijah Cummings Wants the President to Fight, but For What?

Elijah Cummings Wants the President to Fight, but For What?

| August 22, 2011 | Reply

So, what is Rep Elijah Cummings (D-MD) really trying to say here? Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said Sunday that African-Americans want President Obama to “fight harder” to create jobs in the struggling U.S. economy. [...] “Almost every African-American person I have talked to has said they want him to fight, and fight harder,” Cummings said. […]

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As Tax Increases Go, This One Would Be A Humdinger.

As Tax Increases Go, This One Would Be A Humdinger.

| May 5, 2011 | 2 Replies

If I hadn’t seen this at The Hill, I would have sworn it came straight from The Onion. The Obama administration has floated a transportation authorization bill that would require the study and implementation of a plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive. The plan is a part of the […]

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Hey, Small Business Owners. Better Brace for that Death Tax Compromise.

Hey, Small Business Owners. Better Brace for that Death Tax Compromise.

| January 2, 2011 | 1 Reply

When the most recent tax deal passed, one of the great triumphs Republicans claimed was that the “death tax” would be only 35 percent on estates of more than 5 million dollars. The Democrats wanted a rate of 55 percent and a much lower exemption. What wasn’t widely reported by either Republicans or Democrats was […]

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The Only Chart That Matters Right Now

The Only Chart That Matters Right Now

| December 16, 2010 | 1 Reply

Ed Morrissey posted this chart from Clusterstock last week, but I thought it worth a second look. As you hear various members of Congress and the President talk about tax deals and spending bills, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, bills to make kids eat lettuce in schools, and the START Treaty, remember that the big red […]

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So How’d that Big GOP Compromise Work Out For Us, Conservatives? Feeling Victorious Yet?

So How’d that Big GOP Compromise Work Out For Us, Conservatives? Feeling Victorious Yet?

| December 13, 2010 | 4 Replies

Years from now when we look back at the GOP/Obama tax compromise, which passed the Senate overwhelmingly this evening, two things will be evident: It added a humongous number to the deficit and gained us no real economic benefit ; and The GOP got taken to the cleaners. Consider. Before today, Republicans in Congress held […]

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Republican “Dealmakers” Made the Wrong Deal with the Wrong Guy. Let’s Fix That.

Republican “Dealmakers” Made the Wrong Deal with the Wrong Guy. Let’s Fix That.

| December 13, 2010 | Reply

Jennifer Rubin, writing at her Washington Post blog says that the tax deal debate, at least on the right, is between purists and dealmakers. She’s squarely on the dealmakers’ side. I think she’s looking at the discussion entirely the wrong way, but let me give you the heart of her argument first. Are we really […]

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The President Has Melted Down; The Dems Are in Disarray. Let’s Go Challenge Some Assumptions!

The President Has Melted Down; The Dems Are in Disarray. Let’s Go Challenge Some Assumptions!

| December 12, 2010 | 4 Replies

You’ve probably seen or read about the President’s bizarre impromptu press conference by now, but I want to lay out the tale for you because I think it will provide useful background for some other stories that will come up this week. On Friday, President Obama invited former President Clinton to the White House to […]

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Though It Fuels Your Cash Machine, We Will Not Eat Your Pork so Green.

Though It Fuels Your Cash Machine, We Will Not Eat Your Pork so Green.

| December 10, 2010 | 3 Replies

In this morning’s Clearing the Browser Tabs post, I wrote this: If you were on the fence about the President’s tax deal compromise, the amount of useless pork in it should knock you onto the “no” side. Well, I have more details and I don’t think you’re going to like them. Jamie Dupree broke out the […]

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The Delivery Presents – Two Things Are Certain, and They’re Both in This Show

The Delivery Presents – Two Things Are Certain, and They’re Both in This Show

| December 9, 2010 | 1 Reply

I originally had three or four topics lined up for each half of Episode 68 but, as so often happens, I got on a roll and had to leave a few of them on the table. I imagine we’ll be talking about the President’s tax deal for at least the rest of the year, and […]

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The GOP’s Tax Deal Isn’t a Very Good Deal for Us or the Economy (Updated)

The GOP’s Tax Deal Isn’t a Very Good Deal for Us or the Economy (Updated)

| December 6, 2010 | 9 Replies

The President announced today that he and GOP leaders have reached a compromise that will stop the tax increase that would have blown up in our faces on January 1, 2011. He was clearly not pleased that he had to make the deal, which is reason enough to celebrate, as James Lileks notes with a […]

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