Posts tagged "fiscal cliff"

Sequestration: It's Much Ado About Nothing

Obama genuflects before Big Business

His fiscal cliff deal contains big corporate tax breaks It was his chance to get rid of off-shore tax advantages and other corporate welfare. So, why did he insist they be part of the Jan. 1 financial rescue? Here’s the essence of the deal that the White House and Congress reached to pull America back... Read more »

Just how much taxes should the rich pay to be fair?

There are few good answers What’s fair? Upon that question revolved a presidential election and the economic future of America. What’s not fair, we’re told, is rich people not paying higher taxes. But no one seems able to say just how much more they should cough up. The fairness argument won President Barack Obama re-election... Read more »
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Bararck, I'd settle for just 'a little better is yet to come.'

A re-elected President Barack Obama offered the view in his victory speech Tuesday night that “”We have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come.” I’m not sure what “best” he has in mind, but apparently 50 percent of Americans... Read more »
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