Americans Don't Find Taxes Very Hard. But Republicans Keep Saying We Have to Simplify Them.
April 14, 2014
Another Rich Guy Says Populists Are Like Nazis
March 18, 2014
Raising taxes on the wealthy is just like genocide. (Unless, like, it's about trying to pay for things like schools and transportation and ways to give hard-working people a fair chance.)
Dave Camp Created the Ultimate Conservative Tax Plan, and Republicans Are Ignoring It
February 26, 2014
It does everything they want, so why are so few Republicans supporting it?
Republicans Are Right: Obamacare Is Redistribution
December 09, 2013
Republicans and their allies are making a lot of different arguments about what Obamacare is doing to America. It’s hiking premiums! It’s making people lose their doctors! It’s destroying Medicare!
The Amazon Guide to Tax-Dodging
October 31, 2013
And what to do when government catches up.
Instead of a Grand Bargain, How About a Little Bargain?
October 21, 2013
New bipartisan negotiations over fiscal policy are underway, as a result of the deal that ended the government shutdown. But don’t expect these negotiations to produce a “grand bargain” in which Democrats and Republicans each make major concessions.
Here's the One Map That Grover Norquist Uses to Scare Democrats
October 18, 2013
Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, had lunch with The New Republic staff on Thursday—a rather gentlemanly move, considering that our publication has not always been kind to him.
Paul Ryan's Proposal Is Still a Ransom That Democrats Shouldn't Pay
October 09, 2013
The big news this morning is a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Paul Ryan, in which he dangles a new offer to President Obama and the Democrats.
House Speaker John Boehner went on ABC News “This Week” to make clear his position: Republicans won’t give the government new borrowing authority until Democrats agree to negotiate about Obamacare and fiscal priorities.
The Republicans Are Starting to Reek of Desperation
October 03, 2013
House Republican leaders are starting to look pretty desperate.