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Deal on Taxes Hits Wealthy in New Jersey and New York

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

As 2013 begins, you can expect to pay more taxes as a result of the deal Congress reached on New Year's Day. But not everyone's taxes go up equally, and different regions of the country are affected different ways.

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The Takeaway

The Argument Against Increasing Taxes

Thursday, December 27, 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, there’s still some unfinished business looming over Washington.  President Obama and Congress have yet to come to an agreement on how to avoid triggering the fiscal cliff, a set of automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to go into effect at the start of the new year. With so much at stake, the incentive for compromise seems high. But Ed Conard, former managing director of Bain Capital says, when it comes to increasing taxes for the wealthy, there’s just no room for compromise.

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WNYC News

Tax Reform Options Spread Pain Differently for New Yorkers

Friday, December 21, 2012

As a compromise remains out of reach for President Obama and John Boehner on how to revamp spending and tax policies in 2013, a new analysis looks at five different scenarios for tax reform and how each would affect the annual bills paid by New Yorkers.

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On The Media

Politicizing the Congressional Research Service

Friday, December 21, 2012

Last week, the Congressional Research Service released an updated version of a report that repudiates a mainstay of conservative economic doctrine: namely, that reducing top marginal tax rates spurs economic growth. Despite the CRS's bipartisan track record, and despite the report's potentially explosive implications for the ongoing "fiscal cliff" debate, the media have barely paid it any attention. Roll Call reporter Emma Dumain talks with Bob about the peculiar role of the CRS as a non-partisan football in a fiercely partisan game. 

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The Takeaway

More Republicans Express Support for Taxes on Rich

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The chorus of Republicans supporting tax increases on the rich is getting louder, with Republican Senator Bob Corker from Tennessee recently jumping on board, along with Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, explains.

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Opinion: Want to Get Rid of Grover Norquist for Good? Vote in Primaries

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Wishful thinking isn't going to diminish Grover's influence. But everyone getting off of their collective lazy bums come primary day certainly will.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

God and taxes: A newly discovered Eisenhower talk

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

In newly recovered audio from our collections, Dwight D. Eisenhower addresses a Books and Authors Luncheon audience. Historian David Pietrusza weighs in on the surviving audio from the Nov 23, 1948 speech.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fiscal Negotiations Latest

Monday, December 03, 2012

Heidi Przybyla, Washington reporter for Bloomberg, discusses what is on the table and what is off the table in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

 

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Going Nuclear Gabfest

Friday, November 30, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The fiscal cliff, filibuster reform and outing bullies online.

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Opinion: The Case for Going Over the Fiscal Cliff

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bad policy got us into this mess. No need for worse policy to get us out.

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The Takeaway

Anti-Tax Icon Grover Norquist Losing His Grip on Some Republican Lawmakers

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Broken pledges — that's the story this week in Washington as several Republican lawmakers begin backtracking from a pledge to not raise taxes they signed with Grover Norquist and the Americans for Tax Reform. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, has been following the story.

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Opinion: Good on GOP for Quitting Grover Norquist's Preposterous Tax Pledge

Monday, November 26, 2012

The pledge is now 20 years old, and polls show that if anything, it is a burden on Republicans as the nation struggles to preserve popular programs such as Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid.

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Opinion: Democrats Should Use Fiscal Cliff for Real Tax Change

Monday, November 12, 2012

Talking about a fiscal cliff is scary, which is how it's intended. But cutting essential services should be scarier than borrowing money at record low interest rates.

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The Takeaway

How Are Independent Voters Responding to Romney's '47 Percent' Remarks?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Late Monday, Mother Jones released video surreptitiously shot during a fundraiser for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in May. Romney’s team response was swift, but he stood by those remarks. What are independent voters saying in response?

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WNYC News

A Look at New York City’s 47 Percent

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is under fire this week for saying he doesn't have any hopes of winning the votes of the 47-percent of Americans who don't pay income taxes. Just who are the 47 percent in New York City, and do they really not pay taxes?

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Opinion: Romney's '47 Percent' Gives Fading OWS a Birthday Present

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This puts Romney not only in the 1 percent that OWS has been targeting; but in an elite, exclusive top 1 percent of 1 percent of most unfortunate political comments caught on video.

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The Takeaway

Some CEOs Making More Than Their Company Pays in Taxes

Friday, August 17, 2012

This isn't going to make any CEOs happy. The Institute for Policy Studies, a left-leaning group in Washington, D.C., released its annual report yesterday. It calls out specific companies like Conoco Phillips and AT&T for paying their CEOs more than they pay the government in taxes. Its conclusion? Taxpayers are ...

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WNYC News

Paul Ryan, Wall Street and Taxes

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

If there's one thing the new Republican candidate for vice president, Paul Ryan, adds to this November’s election, it's a strong contrast with Democrats on the issues of wealth and taxation. With an unusually large number of both very rich and very poor people, it's a choice that will affect the pocketbooks of many New Yorkers.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Ode to Nixon Gabfest

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon and her special guests from Yale, Beverly Gage and Anthony Leiserowitz. This week: Mitt Romney’s tax plan, climate change in the U.S., and a New Yorker profile of Paul Ryan

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Explainer: Will Mitt Romney Raise Taxes on the Poor? What About Obama?

Friday, August 03, 2012

A new study finds that Mitt Romney’s partially detailed tax plan would necessarily increase the tax burden on low- and middle-income Americans while lowering tax rates for the wealthiest.

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