11/18/13 09:29 AM
Even as negotiators struggle to write a final fiscal 2014 budget, one of Congress’ most liberal lawmakers laid out his own vision for what the government’s priorities should be — complete with big jumps in taxes and social spending and cuts at the Pentagon. Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont...
By Paul Bedard | 11/15/13 03:28 PM
At least something works in Obamacare — the check-writing. The administration has spent $4.4 billion helping states set up their health insurance exchanges, more than half a billion in just the last four months. Topping the list is California with a whopping $910 million so far, and expected...
By Stephen Ohlemacher | 11/15/13 09:42 AM
WASHINGTON — Democrats' new mantra in budget talks is to close tax loopholes for certain businesses, investors and professionals as a way to raise more revenue to help ease autopilot spending cuts that soon are to become more painful. On their list: Deductions for corporations that pay...
By Bloomberg News | 11/13/13 04:33 PM
The chairman of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee said he may not meet his self-imposed deadline of pushing the biggest tax-code changes in 27 years through his committee this year. Representative Dave Camp said today that he would still like to stick to that schedule, while...
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 09:59 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Republican gubernatorial hopeful and former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday he wants to gradually cut Arkansas' individual income tax rate, starting with a plan to reduce rates for the state's middle class.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/12/13 11:21 AM
America’s small businesses remain pessimistic about the economy, but the problems they’re facing have changed over the past year.
By Associated Press | 11/11/13 01:44 PM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For the first time in a generation, Missouri voters next year will be handed a general election ballot with no candidates for president, U.S. Senate or governor. Yet despite the absence of those traditional high-profile races, Missourians still could face some taxing...
11/09/13 12:42 AM
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11/08/13 10:32 AM
(www.forbes.com) There is lots of buzz around Washington about whether a laundry list of expiring tax provisions could be the key to a modest budget agreement. Sadly, it is hard to see how. The theory goes like this: Democrats might agree to some cuts in programs such as Medicare if...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/08/13 10:18 AM
Benjamin Landy for the Century Foundation: American society is more divided today than in any other year since the Great Depression, with massive concentrations of wealth and income in the hands of an elite few. Such extreme inequality should push Americans toward a more redistributive...
By Byron York | 12/08/13
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