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  • The Clinton’s Snipe Hunt

    11/14/2003 5:39:24 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 17 replies · 457+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 14 November 2003 | Greg Kaza
    Twenty years ago the Clintons sent the people of Arkansas on the equivalent of a snipe hunt, linking economic and income growth to the largest tax increase in state history. The plan promoted by Gov. Bill Clinton also included recommendations developed by an Education Standards Committee chaired by his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton. "To put it bluntly and get right to the point," Mr. Clinton said in September 1983, "we've got to raise taxes to make Arkansas competitive with the nation and the world economically." He asked the Democrat-controlled legislature to raise the sales tax 33 percent from three to...
  • Alderman Joe Moore Becoming Persona Non Grata in Chicago's 49th Ward - Ethics Not Enforced

    02/11/2003 5:57:52 PM PST · by Ward49_MudZapper · 2 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 1997 | James Webb
    CHICAGO SCANDALS REACH DALEY'S DOOR Associated Press Tuesday, October 28, 1997; 6:56 a.m. EST BY JAMES WEBB Associated Press Writer EXCERPT: Daley scolded minority aldermen and low-level city and county workers who fell to federal probes involving illegal dumping and no-show workers who are friends or relatives of public officials. In July, he pushed grumbling aldermen to adopt ethics rules governing their conduct. But political observers say the behavior pales by comparison to the behind-the-scenes relationships getting attention now. "What's different now is the light has finally shown on where the real money is being made," said Alderman Joe Moore,...