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GOP “pledge” condemned as flim-flam

It's being called a "public relations" ploy, a kind of "Herbert Hoover economics," whose "numbers don't add up.."


Right-wingers frenzied to save tax cuts for rich

Several House and Senate Republicans are complaining that GOP Minority Leader John Boehner fell for a trap laid by President Obama when he said last weekend that, given no other option, he would vote for extending middle class tax cuts even if it meant allowing the Bush tax cuts for the rich to expire.


Boehner blinks on Bush tax cuts for the rich

House Minority Leader John Boehner says he'll vote for Obama's tax plan.


Boehner speech offers return to Bush policies

Speaker of the House-hopeful John Boehner offered a return to Republican policies under George Bush in a recent policy speech, which was light on policy, heavy on lies.


Blackstone billionaire compares Obama to Hitler on taxes

Wall Street is up in arms over Obama administration proposals to make banks pay a greater share of taxes, and one billionaire compared Obama to Hitler, saying, "It's war."


Reagan’s budget director calls GOP tax cuts delusional

President Reagan's budget director, David Stockman, has slammed today's Republican Party for pushing to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the super-rich.


Factory-scale medical pot production set

OAKLAND, Calif. - With a City Council vote July 27, Oakland became the first U.S. city to authorize industrial-scale production of medical marijuana.


Obama draws line in the sand on Bush tax cuts for the rich

President Obama vowed at a closed-door White House meeting with Congressional leaders yesterday, July 27, that Democrats will end the Bush tax cuts for the rich and continue the middle class tax cuts they enacted last year.


Bush tax cuts for the rich puts GOP in hot seat

As the November elections get closer Republicans have another reason to worry.


On this Rubin, Trumka agree: Restore the estate tax

Both capitalists and workers might agree on one thing: it's time to restore the estate tax.

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