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Republicans want to pay for rich tax cuts on the backs of working families

Coalition on Human Needs released the following data on the human impact of the House Republicans' budget proposal.

Republican budget cuts would kill jobs, slow recovery

New economic analysis reveals that a projected GDP growth of between 3 and 4 percent could be cut in half if the budget cuts voted in by House Republicans are allowed to pass into law.

Most correct position on tax cuts I've read so far

From Americans United for Change:

Congress' Tax Alamo

After watching the debate over the President's tax framework in the House last night on C-SPAN, I have to admit to being somewhat amused.

Video: Voices of the unemployed

Why we need to pass the President's tax/unemployment comp extension framework quick:

Reckless GOP Obstructionism Means No Easy Choices

The following is a few days old, but it still makes sense.

Unemployment/tax deal

Rather than an extensive essay on the subject, I propose to present these arguments as bullet points for ease of reading – and of course your criticism:1.

IMHO: Can the left offer a real alternative?

IMHO -- if you really recommend voting no on the tax deal, you need to have a practical, immediate alternative to the immediate impacts on unemployment, and tax rises for workers that will otherwise take place.

President Obama on GOP "holy grail"

From today's White House press conference:

Progressives condemn Republican rich tax cuts gimmick

This is from United for a Fair Economy:

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