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What does the GOP say to the Widest Income Gap on Record?

31 Democrats Say the Rich Need a Tax Cut So They Can Make Plans Better

If you’re looking for a good example of political contortionism, I suggest you read the full text of the letter sent last week by 31 Democrats to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

What’s their justification for these tax cuts to the richest Americans? It can’t be that they [...]

Annotated List: the 31 Democrats demanding Tax Cuts for the Rich, and their Latest Fundraiser Ticket Price

The 31 Democrats who just demanded that the rich get a tax cut are an interesting bunch. Consider their latest fundraisers. How much does it cost to get in?

If you want to get close to Jason Altmire, try paying $5,000 to “Host” one of the breakfasts he likes to hold at a DC wine [...]

New 2009 Census Data: Income Down for the Poor, Down for the Middle Class, Up for the Rich in the USA

(All dollar figures below in 2009 dollars, adjusted for inflation)

New figures on Americans’ household income in 2009 released by the U.S. Census Bureau today divide the U.S. population into quintiles, fifths of the population ordered by their income. Data show that the four lowest quintiles in the U.S. population — those earning $100,000 or [...]

Republicans Protesting Tax Cut?

Imagine if we had 288 billion given to the development and implementation of renewable energy, and 43 billion given to tax cuts. Then we’d have jobs. [...]

Joe the Plumber, Quartermillionaire? Median Plumber Salary: $38K

Barack Obama won’t raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year. John McCain claims in tonight’s debate that a plumber, “Joe the Plumber” would get a tax hike under Barack Obama’s presidency. John McCain is claiming that “Joe the Plumber” is a quartermillionaire.

If “Joe the Plumber” is making more than $250,000 a [...]