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  • CBO sees deeper "fiscal cliff" recession next year

    08/22/2012 8:25:12 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 8/22/12 | David Lawder
    The Congressional Budget Office said failure to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of expiring tax cuts and automatic spending reductions would cause U.S. gross domestic product to shrink 0.5 percent in 2013. Previously, the non-partisan CBO forecast full-year GDP growth of 0.5 percent. The first half of 2013 will be particularly difficult, the CBO said in its mid-year forecast update. Tax hikes and spending cuts will cause GDP to shrink 2.9 percent in the first half, compared with a prediction in May for a 1.9 percent contraction. There will still be a slight bounceback in the second half of 2013,...
  • McClatchy poll shows majority favor extending all Bush tax rates

    07/14/2012 8:59:25 AM PDT · by sunmars · 22 replies
    A new poll from Marist and McClatchy make the position of Reid and Obama even tougher. Contrary to Obama’s claim, a majority of registered voters want all of the current tax rates extended, even those of the highest earners: A majority of Americans want the Bush tax cuts extended for everyone, despite a strong push by President Barack Obama to eliminate them on higher incomes, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. The poll found 52 percent of registered voters saying they want all the tax cuts extended, including the tax cuts for incomes above $250,000, while 43 percent want the...
  • Obama threatens veto of bill combining tax cuts for middle class, top earners

    07/10/2012 4:30:24 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/10/2012 | fox news
    President Obama is threatening to veto any legislation that extends all the tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year, as he presses Congress to extend those cuts only for families whose yearly income is less than $250,000 -- and raises taxes on everyone earning more. The veto threat sets the early tone for what is expected to be a contentious battle between Democrats and Republicans through the rest of the year as they seek to avoid the so-called "taxmageddon" -- the sudden increase in taxes on all Americans that will occur if Congress doesn't vote to...
  • Obama to seek one-year extension for some of Bush tax cuts

    07/08/2012 10:46:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 9, 2012 | Reutters
    President Barack Obama will call on Monday for a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year, according to a White House official, seeking to spare the economy the impact of taxes going up on January 1. Obama, a Democrat, will make the request in a statement at the White House, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Republicans in Congress, however, are unlikely to be swayed, as they have consistently argued that the Bush tax cuts should be extended for everyone.