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10 Reasons Why Uncle Sam Needs More Tax Revenue

Despite the Obama administration's up-front concessions on Social Security and Medicare, GOP leaders including John Boehner continue to insist "the President got his tax hikes in January" and "the discussion about revenue is over." But as a quick glance at U.S. budgets past and future shows, the discussion over tax revenue should be far from over. Here are 10 reasons why.

Romney Economic Adviser Attacks President Obama In Germany

"Politics," Republican Senator Arthur Vandenberg declared during Harry Truman's presidency decades ago, "stops at the water's edge." Not, it turns out, for Mitt Romney. Three years ago, Romney blasted Obama's "apology tour" even as the

Myth McConnell

In the wake of the debt-ceiling crisis he helped manufacture last summer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell boasted it was "a hostage that's worth ransoming" which "also is a new template" for the future. As it turns out, those threats were

Republicans, The Anti-Stimulus

After this week's election results in France and Greece, press, pundits and politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are questioning the future of draconian austerity policies in Europe. As well they should. Euro-region unemployment has