John Boehner began the post-election public negotiations on the fiscal slope by proposing Mitt Romney’s tax plan of lower rates and a broadened tax base through limits or eliminations of deductions. But he’s not the only person in Washington eyeing the Romney plan. Democrats have an appetite for one part of it as well. With [...]
|By: David Dayen Tuesday November 13, 2012 10:00 am|
|By: David Dayen Wednesday October 17, 2012 3:18 pm|
A few more comments on last night’s debate: • I don’t think the college student worried about his job prospects was looking for the answer Obama gave about the budding rise of manufacturing. He’s not looking for a factory job. I think high-skill manufacturing should absolutely be part of the mix of the 21st-century job [...]
|By: David Dayen Wednesday October 3, 2012 6:18 am|
Yesterday Mitt Romney offered a far more specific method to get out of his tax math hole than ever before, proposing a potential cap on deductions at $17,000 per person. All deductions for individual tax filers, presumably, would remain active; but once you hit $17,000 with any combination of them, you would be done.