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Pat Buchanan - Tue Feb 19

"It is our generation's task, then, to reignite the true engine of America's economic growth -- a rising, thriving middle class." ... more

Dan Holler - Mon Jan 7

South Carolina’s James Clyburn, the third ranking Democrat in the House, appeared overwhelmed with joy. He proclaimed: “So here we are on New Year’s night, with the clock running out on the very existence of this Congress, finally considering bipartisan legislation to provide middle class tax cuts, require the wealthiest to, once again, pay their fair share so we can grow the economy, create jobs and protect the most vulnerable in our society." ... more

Tony Katz - Wed Jan 2

When a deal is bad beyond all pretext, the only thing left to do is spin. Democrats, including Senate lackeys and administration lummoxes, spin the Senate version of the Fiscal Crap Sandwich to mean absolute victory over Republicans who have "finally" raised revenue (read "taxes.") Republicans spin that they moved to give even more people a tax break in 2013. Both obscure the reality; President Obama sold out the middle class for the wealthy. ... more

David Limbaugh - Tue Jan 1

NBC's David Gregory interviewed President Barack Obama on "Meet the Press" Sunday, and a conversation ensued that would have been more fitting for a show called "The President Meets One of His Many Mainstream Media Enablers." ... more

Linda Chavez - Sat Dec 29

The last year has been a tough one for conservatives. The hope that four years of failed policy would be enough to repudiate the liberal/progressive ideology of the Obama administration ended when the majority of the American public voted to maintain their entitlements -- so long as someone else paid for them. ... more

Emmett Tyrrell - Thu Dec 13

Washington -- William McGurn, the esteemed Wall Street Journal columnist and soon-to-be editor of the editorial page of the New York Post, has made an interesting observation about the fabulous Bush tax cuts that are about to lapse. ... more

Charlotte Hays - Tue Dec 11

One might have thought the campaign season was over, but in fact a new campaign is beginning. This was made clear with the president's trip to what was billed as a "middle class family home" to talk fiscal cliff and tax policy. ... more

Mona Charen - Tue Dec 11

I'm in the camp that believes Republicans have no choice but to agree to raise taxes on the top 2 percent of earners. The party has been successfully caricatured as the servant of the rich. This is unjust, yes, but justice is imperfect in this life. ... more

John Hawkins - Fri Dec 7

There's a lot to be said for talking about the Constitution, economic theory and what's best for the country. ... more

America - Fri Dec 7

Katie Pavlich debates Howard Dean on The Kudlow Report. ... more

Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Thu Dec 6

Last week, I was exiting my neighborhood Starbucks when I happened to overhear a middle-aged man talking to a younger man who appeared to be his son. ... more

America - Mon Dec 3

Pavlich explains what new Obamacare taxes will mean for the economy on The Kudlow Report. ... more

Derek Hunter - Sun Dec 2

We’ve all heard about the “fiscal cliff.” But what does it mean? The media won’t bother to explain it in any detail, and people aren’t looking it up on their own. ... more

Brent Bozell - Wed Nov 28

The conventional wisdom has emerged that in order to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," politicians in Washington must agree to some method of tax increases ("revenue") -- which will be real, even if low taxes are not the cause of our ills -- alongside some kind of promise of spending restraint on entitlement programs, which is our problem, and which no one believes Washington will restrain. ... more

America - Tue Nov 27

Check out his response to Matt Lauer's question: Would raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans have a chilling effect on hiring in this country? ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Fri Nov 16

I’m amazed that anyone believes Obama isn’t going to tax the middle class as well. The simple reality is that there aren’t enough rich people to finance big government. ... more

Maggie Gallagher - Thu Nov 15

<p>And so it begins, like clockwork.</p><p>After an election defeat of significant proportions for the &#34;truce strategy,&#34; GOP elites appear prepared to double-down on kicking out the social issues. ... more

Michelle Malkin - Wed Oct 31

In June, a diffident and self-deluded President Obama claimed that "the private sector is doing fine." Last week, the private sector responded: Speak for yourself, buster. ... more

Bill Tatro - Sat Oct 13

Joe Biden says that he wants to level the playing field. All's he really done is level the middle class. ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed Oct 10

During last week's presidential debate, Mitt Romney repeatedly promised to "lower taxes on middle-income families" without reducing "the share paid by high-income individuals." But this combination will prove difficult, if not impossible, for the Republican candidate to deliver given the other elements of his tax reform plan -- especially his illogical definition of "middle-income families." ... more

Paul Greenberg - Fri Oct 5

The worst gaffe a politician can make, it's been said, is not the mistakes he makes on the campaign trail but when he tells the truth. The vice president of the United States, who's a kind of genius at embarrassing himself, did it again the other day when, almost in passing, he mentioned the hallmark of this president's stewardship of the American economy, "the middle class that has been buried these past four years." ... more

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