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  • Global Trade Just Snapped: Container Freight Rates Plummet 70% In 3 Weeks

    11/21/2015 2:53:53 PM PST · by Lorianne · 51 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 21 November 2014 | Tyler Durden
    This market is looking like a disaster and the rates are a reflection of that," warns one of the world's largest shipbrokers, but while The Baltic Dry Freight Index gets all the headlines - having collapsed to all-time record lows this week - it is the spefics below that headline that are truly terrifying. At a time of typical seasonal strength for freight and thus global trade around the world, Reuters reports that spot rates for transporting containers from Asia to Northern Europe have crashed a stunning 70% in the last 3 weeks alone.
  • How Ted Cruz Would Balance the Budget

    11/12/2015 8:54:24 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 36 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/12/2015 | Peter Ferrara
    As he made clear, he's not going to 'pay' for more big government business as usual. At the CNBC debate on October 28, Ted Cruz 97%released his tax reform proposal, which I believe is the best of all the presidential candidates' plans. At Tuesday night's debate, Cruz released a spending reduction plan showing how he will pay for the tax cut involved in the tax reform plan. For the individual income tax under his tax reform, Cruz's plan provides for one flat rate of 10% on everything – wages, capital gains, dividends, personal business income, rent, interest, and all other...
  • The Cruz Five for Freedom

    11/10/2015 9:35:11 PM PST · by Isara · 15 replies ^ | November 10, 2015
    "We should shrink the size and power of the federal government by every and any means possible. What does that mean? That means eliminating unnecessary or unconstitutional agencies." - Ted CruzSummaryThe total federal debt currently stands at $18.6 trillion, larger than our entire economy. That is up 75 percent since President Obama took office, and by the end of his tenure, he is expected to have added almost as much to the national debt as all past presidents combined. The federal government spent $3.5 trillion in fiscal year 2014, and ran a deficit of $483 billion. Sadly, even under a...
  • Rick Perry's entry is no surprise; his skill will be to some

    08/16/2011 1:52:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 92 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller ^ | August 16, 2011 | Editiorial Board
    CORPUS CHRISTI On Saturday, Gov. Rick Perry acknowledged what many Texans have known for two years at least that he's running for president. To buy into the notion that he finally gave in to the urging of his legions of supporters (especially his wife), or heeded a call from a higher power, requires a suspension of reality that would overtax the truest of his believers. And Perry doesn't like to tax. It has been pointed out that now Perry is in for some serious scrutiny the inferences being that it hasn't already happened here in Texas and...
  • How Rick Perry Could Shake Up The GOP Race

    07/20/2011 1:59:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | July 20, 2011 | Liz Halloran Interview
    Jul 20, 2011 Will the Texas governor elbow his way into the crowded presidential race? Longtime Perry watcher Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune talks about why he thinks Perry will run and what kind of candidate he'd be. [snip] We spoke with the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith about the man he has followed since the early 1990s. A former editor of Texas Monthly magazine, Smith says he's convinced Perry will make a run at the White House, and tells us why other Republican hopefuls should be worried.
  • A "Normal Party" and the Difference Between Bush and Perry

    07/11/2011 3:30:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 5, 2011 | Jonathon S. Tobin, Contentions
    According to the New York Times David Brooks, Republican hardliners against tax increases are turning the GOP into a psychological protest rather than a normal political party. Brooks is upset that after having forced Democrats to come far closer to their position on taxes and spending in order to cut a deal to extend the national debt ceiling, there is little chance the House majority will embrace what he considers to be the deal of the century. To Brooks, the Democrats offer on the debt ceiling is the Mother of All No-Brainers, and his anger at the GOPs insistence that...
  • House, Senate Dems break from Obama's tax policy for wealthy (dusting off the old playbook)

    03/20/2011 9:00:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/20/11 | Bernie Becker
    House, Senate Dems break from Obama's tax policy for wealthyBy Bernie Becker - 03/20/11 06:00 AM ET Democrats in both chambers of Congress are pushing for legislation that would raise taxes on millionaires, breaking from President Obama who has long endorsed tax increases for families making more than $250,000. The strategic shift comes as lawmakers on Capitol Hill are beginning to discuss tax reform, and are poised once again to engage in the debate over whether the Bush-era tax rates should be extended. In an interesting development, liberals are calling for taxes to be raised on people making more than...
  • GLENN BECK TV THREAD! (15 April 2010)

    04/15/2010 1:30:08 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 93 replies · 1,159+ views
    Fox News/Saudia ^ | 15 April 2010 | Glenn Beck
    Welcome to the GLENN BECK television thread...Stand. Never give up. Never give in. We are another day closer to the 2010 elections. All Beckerheads, infidels, sick twisted freaks, ilks and lurkers are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the thread. Join us wont you!
  • [California] GOP Budget Would Slash Welfare (Dem Interest Groups Howling Alert)

    07/25/2007 1:16:56 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 770+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/25/2007 | Evan Halper And Jordan Rau
    The Republicans will present their proposed state budget before the full Senate today. It would cut numerous programs Democrats hold dear, including the elimination of an institute for labor studies at the University of California. The budget plan includes nearly $1 billion in spending reductions beyond those in the bipartisan plan approved by the Assembly on Friday. Senate Republican Leader Dick Ackerman (R-Irvine) made public only a few of the cuts his caucus would propose. The linchpin of the plan, Ackerman said, is a $324-million cut in the state's welfare program. The cut was initially proposed by the governor in...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 07-15-06

    07/15/2006 8:48:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies · 624+ views ^ | 07-15-06 | George W. bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press Secretary(St. Petersburg, Russia)July 15, 2006 President's Radio Address Audio Jobs & Economy THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This weekend, I am in Russia meeting with other world leaders at the G8 summit. This annual summit gives us a chance to talk about key issues facing all our nations, such as energy security and the threat of infectious diseases like avian flu. At this year's summit, we will also discuss how to promote the spread of freedom and democracy, and how our countries can work together to expand trade and prosperity for all our...
  • Poll: Voters not buying sales tax increase

    06/20/2006 10:37:27 AM PDT · by bluerose1980 · 34 replies · 955+ views
    A Quinnipiac University poll found 60 percent of New Jersey voters oppose Gov. Jon Corzine's proposed 1 percent sales tax increase, which is seen by a number of Democrats as the only alternative to help close a $4.5 billion budget deficit.
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 04-01-06

    04/01/2006 7:20:52 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies · 540+ views ^ | 04-01-06 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseApril 1, 2006 President's Radio Address Audio THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. As tax day approaches later this month, many American families are now finishing their tax returns. And as you do, an important debate is taking place in Washington that will affect the amount you will pay in the years ahead. I believe our economy grows when you're allowed to keep more of your hard-earned money and make your own decisions about how to save, spend, and invest. So, working with Congress, we've provided tax relief for all Americans who pay income taxes. We lowered tax...
  • Conservative Kaloogian's Fundraising Explodes - Over $170,000 Raised!

    01/18/2006 10:08:43 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 76 replies · 945+ views
    Kaloogian for Congress ^ | 01/18/2006 | Howard Kaloogian (State Assemblyman 1994 2000, 74th Assembly District) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Contact: Sal Russo (916) 441-3734 Kaloogian Fundraising Explodes!Over $170,000 RaisedBy Conservative Congressional Candidate --> Early Bird Copies of FEC Filing Summary Pages Available to Members of the Media/BLOG Community Upon Request (SAN DIEGO) Republican Congressional Candidate, Howard Kaloogian (website: has demonstrated the growing strength of his campaign, collecting more than $170,000 in total contributions as of the filing deadline for the Year End 2005 election cycle. Kaloogian, who is running in the 50th Congressional District to replace former Congressman Duke Cunningham,...
  • Would State Budget Cap Pinch Like Colorado's? (L.A Times Slams TABOR Alert)

    10/23/2005 2:03:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 598+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/23/05 | Evan Halper
    The scene may seem familiar to Californians: a Republican governor warning that fiscal meltdown is imminent unless voters approve new rules on how much money the state can spend each year. But Colorado Gov. Bill Owens isn't looking for the kind of budget cap that California Republicans want voters to approve next month. That was imposed 13 years ago. Now he is pleading with voters to lift it. The problem: Colorado's spending controls appear to have worked too well. Now some of the most strident fiscal conservatives in Colorado long viewed as a model for others considering such restraints...
  • It's your money, don't let them take it without a fight

    10/10/2005 9:53:19 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 27 replies · 1,569+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 10, 2005 | BY JOSEPH BAST
    Governments in the United States take approximately 40 percent of the country's total income in taxes. In other words, nearly half of all the income generated each year is sent to governments to spend. The good news is that a growing number of people pay no federal taxes at all. According to a recent Tax Foundation report, 29 million people had no federal income tax liability in 2000, and the number was expected to reach 44 million in 2004. The bad news is that people who do pay taxes much pay more to make up for those who pay nothing....
  • Gun Lobby Groups? J. Scott Davis for Congress!

    08/23/2005 5:18:22 PM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 3 replies · 489+ views
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  • J. Scott Davis for Congress: SUPPORT YOUR VETERANS

    08/21/2005 12:58:18 PM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 7 replies · 949+ views
    Yahoo Groups ^ | 21 AUGUST 2005 | J. Scott Davis
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  • Jim Gilchrist Stance On Iraq War?

    08/26/2005 4:21:59 PM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 540 replies · 4,441+ views
    "Minuteman" Jim Gilchrist is my prospective opponent for California's 48th District U.S. House Rep. special election. Does anyone know what his stance is on the Iraq War? I for one firmly support the President and our operations in Iraq. What is Gilchrist's position on the war? Thank you, J. Scott Davis
  • Hey, Big Spender - (time for President Bush to rein in appetite of Congress for too much pork!)

    06/01/2005 1:04:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 465+ views
    President Bush strongly suggested Congress pass a highway bill that does not exceed $284 billion. The House complied. The Senate? It approved a $295 billion bill on May 17. Whats the extra $11 billion for anyway? Hasnt Sen. Robert Byrd been able to pave West Virginia yet? Actually, its the Republicans who were largely behind the added dollars, with the Democrats urging them on. The approval margin was overwhelming: 89-11. But if the GOP isnt going to demonstrate a little fiscal restraint, then who is? The media and the political pundits get all warm and fuzzy over bipartisan bills. They...
  • CA: Analyst says governor's budget misses opportunity to cut spending

    05/17/2004 7:52:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 119+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 5/17/04 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO - Although he has criticized past budgets that did little to cut the state's spending imbalance, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's own proposal for next year relies too much on loans, accounting gimmicks and one-time solutions, according to a nonpartisan analysis released Monday. By withdrawing a number of big spending cuts he proposed in January, the governor has missed an opportunity to attack the state's spending problem and instead would once again push the tough choices into the future, said Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill. "The bottom line is that we've lost a number of ongoing solutions from the January plan, plus...
  • Roanoke County Republican Party resolution for NO TAX HIKE

    02/10/2004 8:04:54 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies · 121+ views
    Just got a copy of this Resolution...just passed by the Roanoke County Republican Committee....I urge all Republican, VA Freepers to press their local Republican Committees to pass a similar resolution and send it to all Republican Delegates and Senators in VA ASAP.... Roanoke County Republican Party February 9, 2004 Dear Senators and House Delegates: Please be advised that the Roanoke County Republican Committee on February 3, 2003, unanimously passed the following resolution: Whereas the Virginia Republican Party Creed states That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government Whereas several Virginia Republican Delegates and Senators...