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Did the press do a fair job on covering Obama's tax deal compromise? What does the tax deal really mean for America?

The sight of Bill Clinton back at the White House podium defending tax cuts for the super-rich was more a sick joke than a serious amplification of economic policy.

Do Democrats compromise too much? Should they be more ideologically cohesive?

Will the tax deal result in Keynes-style stimulus? Washington Editor Christopher Hayes and Tyler Cowen, an economics professor at George Mason University, break down Keynesianism and what it says about Obama's tax cuts deal.

The payroll tax cut sounds attractive, but the consequences could prove deadly for the federal government's most popular program.

Republicans have spent their postelection victory lap fearmongering over the deficit. But now they've insisted all Bush tax cuts be extended, at great price to the national debt.

Obama got the Republicans to agree to an extension of unemployment insurance and a tax credit for low-income workers. As a progressive economist, I'm defending his deal.

Everyone knows that Obama wants to whack Social Security benefits to lure Republicans into a deal on raising taxes. In that case, keep Alan Simpson on the commission on reducing the federal deficit—his tasteless zingers are doing more harm than good.

How taxpayers are subsidizing BP's disaster through the Pentagon.

Blogs

Why must you and I foot the bill, via our taxes, for the callousness of Wal-Mart or Domino's?

May 28, 2014

Currently, 39 states and Puerto Rico subsidize the entertainment business to the tune of about $1.5 billion. Yet many of these agreements lack concrete mandates to direct how companies use taxpayer money in the local economy

May 14, 2014

Whatever setback they’ve encountered, poor people don’t need more “incentives” to lift themselves out of poverty.

April 9, 2014

A properly implented FTT can benefit the economy from top to bottom.

February 19, 2014

This isn’t the first time the IRS has been accused of tareting political opponents—and it hasn’t always been right-wing groups who have drawn its scrutiny.

May 25, 2013

Budget cuts arise because of crises, not vice versa. Will congressional Republicans ever learn?

April 23, 2013

On Tax Day, let's consider a right-wing Zombie Idea that won't die despite even being debunked in National Review: that "tax cuts pay for themselves."

April 15, 2013

As Obama unveils his budget proposal, many members of his own party are already opposing the chained-CPI adjustment.

April 10, 2013

While the mainstream media obsesses over Paul Ryan's extremist budget proposal, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has quietly devised an effective plan to create jobs and cut the deficit.

March 19, 2013

Unlike Paul Ryan’s thought exercise, the Congressional Progressive Caucus's budget proposal increases job spending while decreasing the public deficit.

March 14, 2013