Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Would Republican tax reform make the rich richer, like Romney plan? ... - Christian Science Monitor ... share of overall taxes paid by the rich. That can be hard to do, as Mitt Romney found ... how much burden the wealthy ... impose extra taxes ... 02/26/2014 - 7:55 am | View Link
Would Republican tax reform make the rich richer, like Romney plan? - Christian Science Monitor Would Republican tax reform make the rich richer, like Romney plan? - Yahoo! News 02/26/2014 - 5:36 am | View Link
At First Debate, Mitt Romney Admits That He Would ‘Absolutely Not’ Support His Own Tax Plan I will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income Americans. And number three ... Romney’s plan is a clearly defined tax cut for the wealthy. Even if he closed every loophole that benefits the wealthy, he wouldn’t generate enough revenue to make up ... 10/4/2012 - 2:28 pm | View Link
Romney Paid More Taxes Than He Owed One interesting detail is that Romney deliberately paid more taxes than he needed to in 2011, although on the campaign trail he says taxes on the wealthy are too high. He could have taken a charitable deduction of the $4.1 million he gave to charity ... 09/21/2012 - 4:20 am | View Link
Romney: Taxes on the Wealthy Are So High I Paid Extra Mitt Romney says that tax rates are too high—so high that he wants to cut them. So why did he deliberately avoid deducting charitable contributions in his 2011 tax return in order to pay a higher effective tax rate? Yet Romney just opted to shovel more ... 09/20/2012 - 11:50 pm | View Link
How Likely Is It That Romney Paid No Taxes? Another expert on tax strategies for high net worth individuals ... federal tax rate -- typically taxes paid divided by adjusted gross income. That measure doesn't account for wealth accumulation or strategies wealthy people use to effectively reduce ... 08/9/2012 - 2:50 am | View Link
Mitt Romney accidentally denies proposing tax cut for wealthy My tax policy will not reduce the taxes paid by high income Americans ... and what he said subsequently in his remarks—is that his tax cut would not result in wealthy Americans paying a smaller share of taxes than they currently pay. 08/3/2012 - 8:28 am | View Link
George W. Romney George Wilcken Romney (July 8, 1907 – July 26, 1995) was an American businessman and Republican Party politician. He was chairman and president of American Motors ... 03/6/2014 - 12:32 pm | View Website
Fact Check: Is Romney's tax rate really lower than yours ... The president's campaign presumably is referring to Romney's release last week of his 2011 tax returns, which showed he paid an effective tax rate of 14.1 ... 09/25/2012 - 3:43 pm | View Website
BBC News Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has released his much-anticipated 2011 tax return, which shows he paid a rate of 14.1%. Mr Romney paid $1.9m ... 09/21/2012 - 2:07 pm | View Website
Mitt Romney Tax Returns For 2011 Released (UPDATE) WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney paid an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent in 2011, according to a tax return filed on Friday, a relatively low tax rate ... 09/20/2012 - 7:59 pm | View Website
SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He ... During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all ... 09/17/2012 - 7:53 am | View Website
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a potential Republican White House contender in 2016, electrified conservative activists Friday by warning that President Barack Obama was taking America down the road to tyranny.
“Imagine a time when the White House is once again occupied by a friend of liberty,” the libertarian-leaning lawmaker told the Conservative Public Action Committee (CPAC), where he is hugely popular with small-government Tea Party Republicans.
The son of longtime congressman and former presidential candidate Ron Paul, the libertarian-leaning senator is an unapologetic defender of constitutional liberties and advocate for reducing the role of US government in Americans’ daily lives.
Paul raised his profile a year ago when he gave a 13-hour speech on the Senate floor railing against the Obama administration’s use of drones and how they might be used to kill Americans abroad.
His stock soared when, in the aftermath of revelations that the National Security Agency was scooping up most Americans’ phone records, he sued the president in an effort to end the secret program.
“Will we be like lemmings rushing to the comfort of Big Brother’s crushing embrace?” he asked, stoking the crowd by insisting the NSA phone data collection program is eroding their liberties.
“What you do on your cell phone is none of their damn business,” he bellowed to a standing ovation.
At least four other potential White House candidates addressed CPAC — Senator Ted Cruz, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Texas Governor Rick Perry and former senator Rick Santorum — as the race slowly but steadily heats up for who will replace Obama when his second term ends.
It was Paul who perhaps most effectively drew listeners to the issue of the Constitution and how Obama is putting its personal protections under threat.
“A great president would have protected us from the prying eyes of the NSA,” he said.
As he starts offering specifics on his ideas for California, the Republican zeros in on the controversial high-speed rail project. FRESNO — The rescue mission for addicts stands squarely in the path of California's controversial bullet train, and gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari had decided to use the grim setting for an attack on the rail project dear to Gov.