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Though the fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress late on New Year's Day will raise a substantial amount of new revenue over the next decade, the resulting revenue levels will still be significantly below what bipartisan experts believe we will need in the medium term and far lower than the last time the budget was balanced. Read more»

As Washington tries to hash out a deal, we've taken a step back to break down the numbers behind our deficit — how it grew so big, why it is actually shrinking and whether a deal can bring it under control. Read more»

Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez, talk show host Emil Franzi, Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small. Read more»

Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., in 2012.

If there’s one thing that unites conservative politicians, it’s the economic value to all of society of tax cuts that disproportionately benefit the wealthy. While the arguments in favor of tax cuts for the wealthy have been known to change over time, the bottom line never does. Read more»

United States House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

In press conferences on the so-called fiscal cliff, House Speaker John Boehner greatly exaggerated the negative effect on the economy of raising taxes on upper-income individuals. Read more»

Interviews with Stephen Zunes, professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, and Democratic candidate for state House in LD9 Mohur Sarah Sidhwa and financial advisor Shelly Fishman Read more»