Tag: tax rates

No more tax break Christmas trees

Christmas came early this year to some of Washington’s biggest special-interest groups when Congress passed legislation that was laden like a decorated Christmas tree with some of the finest-looking and most expensive ornaments lobbyists can buy.

Frank Clemente: Black Friday Blues

Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on Black Friday for spectacular deals. What they don’t know is that the best bargains have already been taken – not by other shoppers, but by some of America’s largest corporations.

Ed Gillespie announces economic plan

In a conference call today, Ed Gillespie announced The Ed Gillespie Agenda for Economic Growth (EG²).

Holly Sklar: Tax deal like a bait-and-switch mortgage

Republicans played President Obama in the tax deal like mortgage hustlers played homeowners. Focus on the teaser rates, borrow more than you need and trust us to work with you to refinance later when rates jump. The teasers are the needed extension of unemployment benefits – always extended before with high unemployment – and continued […]

Kenneth Lewis: What’s all the fuss about top tax rates going up 4.6 percent?

The national conversation on our fiscal health for the past few months has been about whether to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for households with incomes over $250,000, or to allow them to expire on December 31st. To my amazement, lost in all this controversy and discussion has been any mention of what this would […]