Brownback ‘Experiment’ Blows Up Laboratory Of Democracy

Brownback ‘Experiment’ Blows Up Laboratory Of Democracy

When Louis Brandeis wrote in 1932 that a “single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to ...

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Study: Ryan’s Budget Would Cut Taxes On The Rich By At Least $200,000

Study: Ryan’s Budget Would Cut Taxes On The Rich By At Least $200,000

To the surprise of no one, a new study by Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ) shows that the budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will overwhelmingly benefit the United States' top ...

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States Pursue Tax Cuts As Recovery Takes Hold

States Pursue Tax Cuts As Recovery Takes Hold

By Elaine S. Povich, Stateline.org WASHINGTON -- Maybe New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should borrow a pair of crutches. They might have helped Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's cause. Dayt ...

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Obama’s Budget Would Shift Tax Benefits From Wealthy To Poor

Obama’s Budget Would Shift Tax Benefits From Wealthy To Poor

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will propose a series of changes to the tax code in a budget plan Tuesday that would shift be ...

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Republicans Have Nothing Of Substance To Offer The Poor

Republicans Have Nothing Of Substance To Offer The Poor

Last week, Republicans marked the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty by denouncing it as an abject failure. Rep. Steve Southerland (R-FL), performed a mathematica ...

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Republicans For Deeper Deficits?

Republicans For Deeper Deficits?

Distinguished members of the Club For Growth, a group of Wall Street financiers who intervene in Republican politics, often bill themselves as "fiscal conservatives" determined to ...

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Romney As The Anti-Bush?

Romney As The Anti-Bush?

Mitt Romney told a crowd in Plymouth, New Hampshire yesterday that he isn't for George W. Bush economics: "I'm not for tax cuts for the rich. The rich can take care of themselves. ...

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S.C. Governor to Legislature: How Dare You Fund Schools!?

S.C. Governor to Legislature: How Dare You Fund Schools!?

Governor Nikki Haley said Wednesday that the $105 million allocation the state legislature has set aside for K-12 schooling should instead go toward tax cuts or to pay off state d ...

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Even Conservative Economists Think Pawlenty’s Numbers Don’t Add Up

Even Conservative Economists Think Pawlenty’s Numbers Don’t Add Up

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty grabbed headlines this week with an ambitious, detailed policy address, the first of the 2012 Republican presidential contest. He pushed for hug ...

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Pawlenty Embraces Republican Fuzzy Math

Pawlenty Embraces Republican Fuzzy Math

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty called for massive corporate and income tax cuts yesterday, as he continued the roll-out for his 2012 presidential campaign with a economic ...

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