Rich Paid %23 More Under Bush Tax Cuts


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IRS data show that the richest 1% paid $84 billion more in taxes in 2007 than they had in 2000 — that’s a 23% increase — even though their average tax rate went down. What’s more, their share of the overall income tax burden grew, climbing from 37% in 2000 to 40% in 2007.

Obama’s Re-election Strategy: Promising to Raise Taxes


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Why the public will reject the president’s latest campaign gambit.

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Matthew Yglesias: The Problem With The Economy? Too Much Fiscal Conservatism


Yes, really. That’s what he’s arguing,
If fiscal stimulus is so great, then why hasn’t the Obama administration’s massive stimulus program helped improve the economy? Well, via Mark Thoma, the answer is that there hasn’t been any net fiscal stimulus, all the Obama administration’s efforts plus the automatic stabilizers have done is mitigate the contractionary impact of [...]