Wisconsin’s Walker Just Following Obama-McConnell Shock Doctrine Playbook

By: Friday February 18, 2011 2:23 pm

There is justifiably a lot of angry attention drawn to the fact that Wisconsin didn’t really have a budget problem until Republican Governor Scott Walker artificially created one by rushing through a series of business tax cuts. Now, in a classic shock doctrine fashion, he is using this manufactured “crisis” to justify his push to [...]

CNN Poll Shows GOP Won Far Better Deal on Tax Extension

By: Monday December 20, 2010 12:44 pm

Either Sen. Mitch McConnell is a dramatically better negotiator than President Obama or Obama lied about not wanting to extend the tax cuts for the wealthy. McConnell’s superior skills of negotiation appear even more impressive given that he only controls a small minority in the Senate.

A Christmas Miracle: Hawks Clamor for Deficit Spending as Special Tax Breaks Near Scheduled End

By: Friday December 10, 2010 12:11 pm

For most of the year, Washington is overrun with deficit hysteria, but right now is that special, magical time of the year. No I’m not talking about Christmas! I’m talking about the joyous season of the January 1 scheduled end of temporary tax provisions that would increase rates for the ultra wealthy and end select [...]

Eight Predictions About Obama’s Tax Cut Deal

By: Tuesday December 7, 2010 12:27 pm

Now that President Obama has reach a “compromise” with the Republicans on tax cuts for the rich — which are even more generous to the ultra-wealthy than any George W. Bush passed — it’s time for predictions.

When it Comes to Taxing the Rich, President Obama Makes George W. Bush Look Like Bernie Sanders

By: Monday December 6, 2010 6:30 pm

When President Obama ran for office, I was foolish enough to believe he would end the extremely low tax rates on the rich, given that it was one of his most-repeated campaign promises, and one of the four points of his campaign’s fiscal plan. I had hoped he would begin to make our tax code [...]

Damn the Deficits, the Children of the Wealthy Need More Tax Breaks

By: Thursday July 15, 2010 10:30 am

Few things better demonstrate the ludicrous futility of the Senate’s deficit hysteria than Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s (D-AR) and John Kyl’s (R-AZ) long fight to cut the estate tax. From The Hill: Their proposal would require Democratic leaders to amend the small-business jobs bill with a provision that sets the estate tax at 35 percent with [...]