States are competing to provide the best tax environment for retirees. But that generosity could cost all the taxpayers later.
Neither the Obama nor the Romney tax plan faces up to reality. Tax cuts with expiration dates are papering over the budget holes.
A number of major tax breaks expire at the end of the year. With an election looming, it's hard to know whether any will be extended.
Even 40% of Republicans like Obama's proposal to make the rich pay more, according to a new poll. But voters still would rather cut spending than hike taxes.
Here is how President Obama's corporate tax proposal compares with the platforms of the four GOP candidates and a GOP House leader.
The legislation still has to be written, but congressional leaders agreed to extend jobless benefits and raise Medicare payments. More controversial proposals were dropped.
The contentious issue remains how it will be funded. Four negotiating sessions have yielded plenty of political rhetoric, but no progress.
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