Far apart: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and President Obama in July.
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September 19, 2011 While the president makes the case that reform means millionaires shouldn't pay at lower rates than those in the middle class, the House speaker says "tax increases destroy jobs."
September 19, 2011 He says he won't sign a plan that changes entitlements unless it also asks more from the wealthy. Combined with $1 trillion in spending cuts agreed to this summer, Obama said his plan would trim "more than $4 trillion ... in a way that is fair."
President Obama last week.
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September 19, 2011 The president will say his plan would pare $4 trillion more from federal deficits over the next decade. He's adding more than $3 trillion to the amount that lawmakers have already agreed to.
September 15, 2011 In an address this afternoon, the Republican lawmaker makes the case for lowering the corporate tax rate and closing loopholes.
August 22, 2011 Before the government "asks" for more from the rich, it should tax everyone more fairly and then spend that money more wisely, former American Express CEO Harvey Golub argues on the opinion pages of today's Wall Street Journal.
June 29, 2011 While President Obama said his administration has been taking the lead in trying to reach agreement on deficit reduction, the Republican leader accused the president of being "AWOL from that debate."
Bound for cheaper waters?
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April 22, 2011 The question is being debated in state capitals around the country. But when you look at the data, the answer is clear.
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Get them right or someone may blow the whistle on you.
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April 8, 2011 A Pennsylvania accountant turned in his own company. The federal government netted $20 million in taxes and interest, and is sharing some of that with him. Of course, he had to pay taxes on that award.
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March 25, 2011 The company employed "an aggressive strategy that mixes fierce lobbying for tax breaks and innovative accounting," The New York Times reports. General Electric says it complies with tax rules, but also seeks to "legally minimize our costs."
The final tally of the House vote to pass the tax deal struck by President Obama and Republican leaders in Congress.
December 17, 2010 "Genuine compromise, where every side gives a little at least ... may have worked for one of the first times that I can remember in the House of Representatives," reports NPR's Andrea Seabrook.
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December 15, 2010 By an 81-19 vote, the Senate just approved the tax and jobless benefits package put together by President Obama and Congressional Republicans.
December 15, 2010 The Senate is starting on the last few procedural steps before this afternoon's expected vote on the tax deal worked out by the White House and Congressional Republicans.
December 13, 2010 About equal percentages of Republicans, Democrats and independents support the agreement, a new national survey shows.
President Obama former President Clinton at the White House on Friday.
December 13, 2010 The Senate this afternoon is expected to hold the first in a series of votes on the tax deal agreed to last week by President Obama and Republican leaders in Congress. Should the agreement get the OK from Congress?
President Obama during Thursday's Oval Office interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep.
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December 10, 2010 The president's economic aides are reportedly studying how to close more loopholes and streamline taxes for corporations and individuals. Changes might allow for lower rates but still boost tax revenue.
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