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    12/06/2003 8:51:27 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 38 replies · 280+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 6 December 2003 | Michael Graczyk
    HOUSTON (AP) - A businessman who used his millions to help bankroll a first-time run for political office easily beat out a former city councilman Saturday in a runoff election to become Houston's next mayor. With 74 percent of the precincts reporting, Bill White had 113,583 votes to 68,720 for Orlando Sanchez, or 62 percent to 38 percent. White, 49, a former chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, spent some $2.2 million of his own fortune as part of a record $8.6 million effort in the race against Cuban-born Sanchez, a Republican making a second bid to become Houston's first...
  • Face it, you'll never be rich says Michael Moore(Spot the irony)

    10/07/2003 6:36:58 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 66 replies · 428+ views
    Guardian ^ | 10/06/03 | Michael Moore
    Face it, you'll never be rich Why do Americans still believe in the rags-to-riches fairy tale? In this final extract from his explosive new book, Michael Moore explains why the corporate bosses will never let the American dream become a reality Tuesday October 7, 2003 The Guardian Buy Dude, Where's My Country? at Perhaps the biggest success in the war on terror has been its ability to distract the nation from the corporate war on us. In the two years since the attacks of 9/11, American businesses have been on a punch-drunk rampage that has left millions of average...
  • Huffington Paid Little Income Tax

    08/14/2003 9:23:03 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 20 replies · 268+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 8/14/03 | Rich Connell and Robert J. Lopez
    Huffington Paid Little Income TaxThe candidate for governor has criticized 'fat cats' for avoiding taxes. She denies taking advantage of loopholes and unfair deductions. By Rich Connell and Robert J. Lopez Times Staff Writers August 14, 2003 MTV commentator and author Arianna Huffington, who launched her campaign for governor with criticism of "fat cats" who fail to shoulder a fair share of taxes, paid no individual state income tax and just $771 in federal taxes during the last two years, her tax returns show. Huffington, who released her tax returns for the last two years to The Times, lives in...
  • Bryant takes important shot

    07/22/2003 10:06:25 PM PDT · by bd476 · 17 replies · 303+ views
    USA Today ^ | July 19, 2003 | Ian O'Connor
    Bryant Takes Important Shot "He kept shaking his head, licking his lips, and working his jaw muscles against the grain of the moment. Kobe Bryant did not have the ball. He had the world's attention, but not the ball, when he measured his racing heart, his burning lungs and his leaking eyes before taking the biggest shot of his life. "I'm innocent," Bryant said Friday night. He said it four times. Bryant adjusted the news conference mike, faced the cameras, and swore he was only guilty of being a man. A weak, flawed, adulterous man. He stitched Hester Prynne's scarlet...
  • Buddy Ebsen Dead

    07/07/2003 5:06:31 AM PDT · by E.G.C. · 127 replies · 803+ views
    ABC Radio News just reported that Buddy Ebsen passed away. He was one of the stars of the Beverly Hillbillies.
  • When You Run Out of Ideas...

    06/25/2003 7:29:31 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 1 replies · 285+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 25 June 2003 | Doc Farmer
    When You Run Out of Ideas... by Doc Farmer I've been racking my brain for the past hour, trying to come up with ideas for my next column. I know I'll have to create something funny, pithy, humorous, and witty because that's what my editor wants. And from what I've been able to gather, that seems to be what the readers want as well. Man, the pressure! It's hard to come up with new stuff all the time, so those of you who think that writing is an easy gig can think again. Sometimes it's really simple--something interesting (or annoying)...
  • Senate Dominated by Affluent Lawmakers [Rich Make Decisions for "commoners" alert]

    06/14/2003 8:30:43 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 8 replies · 291+ views
    AP via 1010WINS ^ | June 13, 2003 | ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- From its multimillionaire majority leader, Sen. Bill Frist, to its members of more modest means, the Senate is dominated by people far more affluent than nearly all those they represent, lawmakers' financial disclosure forms show. Frist, R-Tenn., who lists blind trusts worth up to $31 million, is surrounded by colleagues who enjoy substantial wealth from successful private careers, family riches or wealthy spouses. Many should benefit from the recently enacted cut in taxes on capital gains and dividends paid by corporations. Among those listing substantial property holdings or income from stock dividends in 2002 are Sens. Lamar...
  • Johnny Edwards Item -- "Different Kind of Southerner" (Detached from Reality Humor Alert)

    04/30/2003 6:15:19 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 36 replies · 296+ views
    "In a letter soliciting Southern Democrats to join his new 'campaign advisory committee,'" Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., "asserts that he is a different kind of Southerner than" former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R- Miss., reports. Different kind of Southerner means:1) Lives in multi-million dollar house in Georgetown. 2) Votes in line with Ted Kennedy. 3) Gets most of his campaign money from California. 4) Boycotts states that fly the Confederate flag. 5) Jokes that he will make Jeff Gordon Secretary of State. 6) Hires Los Angeles joke writer to develop jokes for the Gridiron Dinner, which explains #5.
  • The REAL Frank Lautenberg

    10/28/2002 2:10:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies · 302+ views
    USA Daily ^ | 10.25.02 | Murray Sabrin, Ph.D.
    Mr. Lautenberg Goes to Washington. Maybe. The Democrats, Hypocrisy and the N-Word By Murray Sabrin According to the latest poll of the New Jersey U. S. Senate race, Frank Lautenberg will be elected on November 5th. With just more than a week to go, it may take a miracle for Doug Forrester to overcome Mr. Lautenberg's 10-point lead. This was not the script that was playing out this year. After Channel 4 (WNBC) in New York aired a riveting 40 minute interview with David Chang in prison, Senator Torricelli abandoned his campaign on September 30th, because ethical charges were sinking...
  • Sometimes It Doesn't Pay to be a Millionaire - If You're Chinese

    10/25/2002 7:19:45 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 1 replies · 353+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/25/02 | Limbacher
    China's ruling Communist Party has mixed feelings about their homegrown entrepreneurs who strike it rich - they like the idea of Chinese business tycoons enriching both the economy, the tax rolls, and themselves, but they aren't all that excited about the presence of millionaires in a Marxist state. Last year, for example, the Party opened its doors to China's capitalists, allowing them to join their anti-capitalist crusade - something akin to the Roman Catholic Church inviting militant atheists to join their ranks. Yet, according to Forbes magazine's new ranking of China's 100 top millionaires, "Who Me, Rich?' the state recently...
  • US Baseball Players Union Sets Aug 30 Strike - Source

    08/16/2002 9:02:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies · 221+ views
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  • Post-2001 Tax Cuts Offer Little to Most Americans

    07/22/2002 7:47:36 AM PDT · by vannrox · 5 replies · 303+ views
    Citizens for Tax Justice ^ | June 18, 2001 | Editorial Staff
    Citizens for Tax Justice , 202-626-3780 June 18, 2001 Post-2001 Tax Cuts Offer Little to Most AmericansClick here to see this analysis in PDF format.Click here for a related analysis. The vast majority of American taxpayers will see the bulk of their Bush tax cuts take effect this year, leaving only a minority of taxpayers with a significant stake in the Effects of the final Bush tax plan in 2001 & thereafter Income Group Average tax cut in 2001 Average tax cut still to come 2001 cut as % of fully-phased-in tax cut Lowest 20% $ –56 $ –10 85% Second...