Tag Archives: Taxes

More pressure is on Obama with the fiscal cliff negotiations

There seems to be an assumption that with the fiscal cliff debate, President Barack Obama has the upper hand and that Republicans are under pressure to cave to the president’s demands for $250K-plus, or $400K-plus tax hikes and virtually no … Read More

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Sen. Hatch remains opposed to tax increases

Sen. Orrin Hatch was criticized for expressing outrage that half of Americans don’t pay any federal income tax, while at roughly the same time he was defending tax breaks for oil companies. In a conversation with the senator he didn’t … Read More

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Congress should split the difference between Boehner, Reid debt plans

I was listening to Arthur Laffer on Fox News and, whether you agree with his Reagan-era curve he made perfect sense on how to resolve the debt limit imbroglio. Pass both the Boehner plan and the Reid plan and then … Read More

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How much of the GDP will be taxes is the real budget debate

I’m listening to Congress debate Cut, Cap and Balance on C-Span web and yes, it’s self-inflicted torture. Each side claims solidarity with the American people, most of whom curl their lips in distaste when Congress is mentioned. We have a … Read More

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