Scott Brown tried to morph into Mitt Romney with an endless stream of lies, but Elizabeth Warren was ready and stormed past the incumbent in their third debate.
With fiscal cliff in sight, Republicans will not accept anything less than austerity measures that guarantee to kill 2 million jobs in 2013.
President Obama has once again outmaneuvered his Republican opposition by using their own job creator talking point against them.
The GOP is picking a fight they cannot win and if they hold 98% of income earners' tax cuts hostage just to protect the wealthiest 1-2%, their recalcitrance will raise taxes on the entire country.
President Obama has turned up the heat on congressional Republicans and Mitt Romney by explaining exactly why he will veto any extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.
Watch live as President Obama calls for an extension of the Bush tax cuts only for those making $250,000 or less.
Republicans are deceiving voters with gross distortions of the truth and in the case of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.
President Obama sent the message today through Robert Gibbs on CNN that there will be no extensions, and he plans to kill the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.
Every American benefits from taxpayer dollars and although they complain about paying taxes, it is Republicans who rail against paying for roads, schools, hospitals, police and fire protection.
George W. Bush announced today, "I don't miss the presidency." He seems as confused as he was when he was in office, as he worried that repealing the Bush tax cuts for the rich would take money out of the pockets of "consumers".
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh actually argued that the rich did not benefit from the compromise to extend the Bush tax cuts. Limbaugh claimed that the government never gives the rich anything, and, "the only giveaway is welfare. The only giveaway is our social programs. The rich are not given anything by our government."
It is morally and economically reprehensible that Republicans consider giving tax breaks to rich people who return 30 cents on every dollar to the economy, but refuse to extend unemployment benefits to hardworking Americans who will return $1.60 for every dollar they get. It is not difficult to understand the moral and economic ramifications unless you are a Republican.
No matter how one assesses the current Republican obstructionist tactics in the legislature, it is nothing less than extortion, and it will affect working Americans as well as national security. Republicans are threatening to block a vote on the START treaty that will limit the nuclear arsenals of Russia as well as the United States.
Republicans belie their belief in fiscal responsibility when they insist on giving unfunded tax cuts to the wealthy. Enter the poor, unemployed, and working-class Americans. Republicans and teabags label unemployment benefits an entitlement just like they call Social Security and Medicare welfare. Their goal is to privatize Social programs so Wall Street can prosper, and take away unemployment benefits to help pay for tax cuts for the wealthy.
One of the issues that Republicans have been running on is extending the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% of earners, but a new Gallup poll released today revealed that a large majority of Americans don't want the tax cuts extended to the richest Americans. 59% favor either letting the tax cuts completely expire, or extending them for those making $250,000 or less.
Turning Karl Marx upside down, Republicans argue that when the money is taken from the poor and Middle Class it is not class warfare. Rather, it is the natural order of things. The money goes where it is supposed to go according to trickle-down economics – into the pockets of the wealthy. Gone unsaid by the Republicans, these tax cuts increased the federal deficit.
Earth to the Republican Party: David Stockman, the architect of Reaganomics, declared on NPR that “Reagan would never support extending the Bush tax cuts.” Stockman took this assertion a step further in calling out the Republican leadership for perverting the notions of fiscal conservatism and betraying what the Party used to stand for. He laid his harshest blame on the Bush administration.
Sarah Palin has taken to her Facebook page to continue to spread intentionally false information about the Democrats and the Bush tax cuts. In Palin world repealing would "cost" $3.8 billion, but the real cost of keeping the Bush tax cuts will be 700 billion over the next 10 years and it adds $4.4 trillion to the deficit. Mrs. Palin is lying.
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh claimed that it is the Obama stimulus not the Bush tax cuts that wrecked the US economy. Limbaugh said, "George W. Bush is still stimulating the economy that Obama is trying to ruin, which means if not for Bush, we would really be in the tank."