Romney’s Plan Would Raise Taxes on the Middle Class to Pay for Cuts for the Rich

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 10:31 am

Almost every “proposal” from Mitt Romney on important issues is vague and lacking in real details that they are almost impossible to actually evaluate. But despite the lack of details, the Tax Policy Center has done their best to try to analyze the impact of Romney’s tax plan based on the few elements Romney has [...]

To Reduce Deficit, Most Americans Support Higher Taxes for the Rich

By: Monday January 3, 2011 11:57 am

When it comes to balancing the federal budget, our country isn’t mythically “center right,” it is, in reality, ultra-left wing. From a recent 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll of American adults: What would you do first to balance the budget? In order to balance the budget, 61 percent of Americans would rather start by taxing the [...]

Will America Vote for a President that Made Them Worse Off?

By: Thursday December 9, 2010 12:20 pm

This is a pretty scary number for any White House political operative. According to a new Bloomberg news poll, over half of Americans think they are worse off now than when Obama took office. From Bloomberg: The survey, conducted Dec. 4-7, finds that 51 percent of respondents think their situation has deteriorated, compared with 35 [...]

Obama’s Tax Deal Could Damage 2012 Re-Election Chances

By: Thursday December 9, 2010 12:03 pm

Using projections from Moody’s analyst Mark Zandi, Paul Krugman came to the conclusion that the Obama-McConnell tax deal could end up hurting President Obama’s 2012 re-election bid by reducing growth rates in the critical months leading up to the election. From Krugman: Look at the Zandi estimates: they show a boost to the economy in 2011, [...]

How Obama’s Tax Cut Deal Will Affect the 2012 Election

By: Tuesday December 7, 2010 2:55 pm

President Obama turned his back on one of his most-repeated campaign promises when he gave in to Republican demands to extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich. In general, the move makes Obama look weak.  By adding this big broken promise to the ever-growing list of promises Obama has failed to fight for, this [...]

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