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Does healthcare reform stand a chance against the conservatives' antitax fantasies? Rep. Maxine Waters, Columbia Business School Professor Eric Schoenberg and others weigh in.

British correspondent John Oliver attends a tax day protest to see what has the colonists' knickers in a twist.

Faced with a no-brainer fix to close a tax loophole, Senate Democrats are dithering, caught between the interests of their donors and their voters.

Weary of tax cuts for the rich, state politicians are rethinking their aversion to tax-and-spend.

Congress should levy a Victory Over Terror tax on the superrich which would expire once our troops are safely home.

As Democrats clean up abuse of earmarks, they can't ignore the ones that masquerade as targeted tax breaks.

If President Bush and the Republican Congress would close the loopholes on tax
cheats--especially the superrich--there would be ample money to improve
the nation's public schools.

Corporate tax preparers like H&R Block continue to target taxpayers
hungry for rapid refunds with questionable loans.

Strategies that unite the vast majority against a tiny elite are sure to win.

The Gipper had a certain goofiness about him that was impossible not to like. He told "war stories" borrowed from old movies with such sincerity you were sure he must have been there.

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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

 The proposed method for calculating benefits would cost the sick, the elderly and veterans.

March 12, 2013

Democrats have indicated they’re willing to negotiate on the top marginal tax rates they’ve achieved—will they get something worthwhile in return?

March 12, 2013