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Tuesday items: Norquist on trickle down taxes; Stoll on the politics of tax increases; Romney on the Buffett Rule.

From The WSJ, Grover Norquist argues tax increases on the rich trickle down to the middle class.

In The NY Sun, Ira Stoll suggests President Obama’s tax increase policy leaves him politically vulnerable.

At The WSJ, Stephen Moore reports the Buffett Rule’s defeat in the Senate but notes Democratic pledges to keep pushing it.

In The American, Steve Conover explains the Buffett Tax would hit older people disproportionately.

On The Kudlow Report, Mitt Romney discusses tax policy, the Fed, and oil:

At RCM, John Tamny criticizes Romney’s tax and monetary positions.

In IBD, Art Laffer highlights the failure of California’s soak-the-rich approach.

At The Washington Times, Richard Rahn explains the wealthy have great capacity to determine how much tax to pay.

From Alhambra Partners, Joe Calhoun sees the market moderating in response to modest economic growth.

The San Francisco Chronicle features an Investopedia article that notes that as tax rates rise the rich may not work less but do find ways to offset their taxable income.

From The Victory Corp, John Tamny discusses Herman Cain’s tax plan and Rick Santorum.

At Reason, Shikha Dalmia suggests John Maynard Keynes may have been a closet supply-sider.

In The NYT, Bruce Bartlett notes that businesses startups do create most new jobs but suggests tax cuts won’t do much to help.

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