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Art Laffer of Laffer Investments discusses President Obama's proposed tax hikes. "If you tax rich people, and give the money to poor people, you're going to get lots and lots of poor people, and very few rich people" he says.
NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports U.S. officials say the Syria military is poised to use chemical weapons against their own people, but Syria President Bashar al-Asaad has not given the order yet; and discussing the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; Scott Rasmussen, Rasmussen Reports founder & president; and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNBC Wednesday that Republicans are "making a little bit of progress" but said the Obama administration was "absolutely" ready to go over the "fiscal cliff" tax rates on the wealthy don't rise.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner describes the administration's position regarding raising taxes on the wealthy, and says the President is completely prepared to go over the 'Fiscal Cliff' unless Republicans go along.
In an exclusive interview on CNBC, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner assesses the current state of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations in Washington.
The White House and GOP have both released plans for the fiscal cliff, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. Karen Finney, Columnist for The Hill; David Webb, TeaParty365; and Guy Benson, Townhall.com.
House Republican leaders are making a counter-offer in the fiscal cliff talks, with Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Republican House Majority Whip from California.
Republicans proposed steep spending cuts on Monday but gave no ground on President Barack Obama's call to raise taxes on the wealthiest in their first formal proposal to avert a "fiscal cliff" that could push the U.S. economy into recession.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on Boehner and other Republicans' plan to avoid the fiscal cliff; and Steve Elmendorf, Former Kerry Deputy Campaign Manager; and James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum, discuss.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Erskine Bowles has responded to Speaker John Boehner's counter-offer today.
Republicans negotiating with President Obama on avoiding the "fiscal cliff" proposed cuts to Medicare and Social Security but no tax increase for the wealthy.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports House Speaker John Boehner is offering a multi-step solution to the fiscal cliff.
Americans hate paying taxes. They also want Congress and the White House to balance the budget. That decades-long conflict seems to be approaching a Moment of Truth.
Dick Armey, former House Majority Leader (R-TX), weighs in on the "fiscal cliff" stalemate in Washington, and why lawmakers have yet to reach an agreement on taxes and spending.
While politicians try to avoid the "fiscal cliff," CNBC.com remembers some legendary cliffs from pop culture.
Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, says it is hard to find the dollars without going after entitlements.
House Speaker John Boehner responds to President Obama's "fiscal cliff" proposals.
Which political party is the biggest obstacle to a "cliff" agreement? Ed Rendell and Judd Gregg, "Fix the Debt" campaign co-chairs, discuss ways to rise above partisan politics and negotiate a debt deal. The "fiscal cliff" is sort of the ultimate forcing mechanism and "Congress needs forcing mechanisms to act," added Gregg.
House Speaker John Boehner tells reporters that negative comments from the GOP about the "fiscal cliff" talks aren't just public posturing for negotiating purposes.
CNBC's Eamon Javers says the Wall Street Journal is reporting the White House wants $1.6 trillion in up front tax increases and at least $50 billion in new spending. (5:49)