Buffett Rule

  • April 17, 2012  

    With renewed talk of tax cuts and President Obama’s “Buffett Rule,” political maneuvering in Congress and on the campaign trail has turned toward the U.S. tax system. On this tax day, Jeffrey Brown discusses tax reform options with the Brookings Institution’s Alice Rivlin and the Tax Policy Center’s Donald Marron. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top news including Rick Santorum’s exit from the GOP race and what that means for Mitt Romney, plus Sen. Richard Lugar’s tough re-election campaign, President Obama’s push for the “Buffett Rule” and Hilary Rosen’s swipe at Ann Romney. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden attacked Mitt Romney’s opposition to the “Buffett Rule” while Romney’s wife, Ann, challenged a Democratic consultant’s criticism of her status as a stay-at-home mother. Also, Egyptian lawmakers advanced a bill banning officials who worked under Hosni Mubarak from seeking office. Continue reading

  • April 10, 2012  

    President Obama renewed a call for higher taxes on the wealthy Tuesday, urging Congress to adopt the so-called “Buffett Rule” and impose a minimum 30 percent income tax on those earning $1 million or more a year. Jeffrey Brown gets perspectives from the White House’s Gene Sperling and American Action Forum’s Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Continue reading