We technically “went over” the fiscal cliff at midnight yesterday, Rogers writes, and yet here we are today celebrating more extended tax cuts.
Fiscal cliff Plan B is dead. But allowing Senate Democrats and President Obama to negotiate a deal is hardly a step forward in finding bipartisan compromise.
Protecting Medicare benefits has to include figuring out a way of actually paying for them, not just lending moral support for them, Rogers writes.
Gov. Mitt Romney's reference his "binders full of women" in Tuesday's debate is ripe for parody, but the comment was more bothersome than amusing, Rogers writes.
The hypothesis that Wisconsinites are “persuadable” and “up for grabs” in the presidential election is a reasonable one, Rogers writes, but one should not take that characterization as suggesting they are easily swayed by superficial things.
The dreaded 'fiscal cliff' can work – if lawmakers strive to achieve the same amount of deficit reduction over a 10-year budget window as is implied by the current-law baseline except with economically smarter, better-timed spending cuts and revenue increases.
Mitt Romney presented what Rogers writes was a fair and responsible but unspecific tax plan in Wednesday's debate.
When it comes to tax reform, there is a lot of common ground, but still many differences, between Romney's approach and Obama's approach, Rogers writes.
Romney's economic adviser refutes findings on his tax plan by broadening the definition of 'rich.' But it doesn't quite add up.
Is it really up to the Yahoo! CEO and expectant mother to show women how to rise to the top of the corporate world?
The basic message of the Congressional Budget Office's new budget outlook isn't really new, but it highlights the gap between the deficit and the laws we are making to pay for it.
Expect the candidates to get looser and looser about the “fiscally responsible” pieces of their policy proposals. Expect them to spell out only the goodies, not how they would pay for the goodies.
We’re going to be talking a lot about deficits, debt and the federal budget in this election, which may be partisan politics, but will hopefully also get Americans thinking about what the government can do for them, and for how much.
The Obama campaign has taken the recent analysis of Romney's proposed tax plan as an opportunity, creating an Obama 'tax calculator' where any household can plug in their own income level, marital status, and number of children, and compare what their tax burdens would be under Obama versus under Romney. But is it fair?
As it stands, Mitt Romney's tax reform proposal is a bad idea. But with a little tweaking, it could work.
Women may still feel pressure from society to have it all, to take care of everything. But choosing and prioritizing will lend greater value to the things that make us happiest.
Letting the Bush tax cuts expire wouldn't be a tax hike, as many are describing it. If policymakers want to reinstate the Bush tax cuts after they expire, they should be required to find a way to pay for them.
The latest United Nations report on inclusive wealth should be a warning to US economists. Their preoccupation with current and aggregate GDP as a measure of economic well being may be keeping us from achieving our nation's true wealth.
Our favorite mother and tax expert thinks it's a tad ironic that the authors of the health care legislation worked so hard to avoid the term “tax,” yet taxing is one of the most appropriate things the government can do, and ultimately saved the act.
Current high school and early college textbooks don't adequately explain what the federal debt is and why the students should care about it. This is a problem, because they are the ones set to inherit it.