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  • On service, Clinton separates Trump from past GOP presidents

    09/30/2016 12:49:58 PM PDT · by tekrat · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/2016 | Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton looked to separate Donald Trump from recent Republican presidents on Friday, laying out a plan to encourage national service while arguing that Trump would never address the subject. The rollout of Clinton's plan -- which includes tripling the size of AmeriCorps and founding a reserve corps of 5 million people to respond to natural disasters -- was meant to be a moment for Clinton to talk more about her policies and values than about her boisterous opponent. But as has been the case throughout 2016, Clinton's speech was a both a direct and implicit rebuke of Trump.
  • The Clinton Plan’s Growth Deficit

    08/12/2016 12:17:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 11, 2016 | JOHN H. COCHRANE
    ... In return for more spending, Mrs. Clinton could have offered serious structural reforms: repeal of Davis-Bacon, time limits on environmental reviews, serious cost-benefit analysis, and so forth. Such a package would have been irresistible. Instead her plan simply asserts that Mrs. Clinton will “break through Washington gridlock” and “cut red tape”—promises made and forgotten by every presidential candidate in living memory. If the Sierra Club sues to block her worthy commitment to “upgrade our dams and levees,” will she really short-circuit the legal process, and how? The rest of Mrs. Clinton’s economic agenda is a thousand-course smorgasbord of government...
  • CPAC 2015: Cruz Marijuana Policy Shifts (should be state's decision)

    02/28/2015 6:16:37 AM PST · by Ken H · 73 replies
    IBTimes ^ | Feb 26, 2015 | Max Willens
    A would-be Republican presidential nominee has changed his mind on marijuana. Sen. Ted Cruz said he supports Colorado’s state rights to keep marijuana legalized without federal interference during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity at Thursday’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “I actually think this is a great embodiment of what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called ‘the laboratories of democracy,’” Cruz said. “If the citizens of Colorado decide they want to go down that road, that’s their prerogative. I personally don’t agree with it, but that’s their right.” Cruz’s comments at CPAC bring him in line with...
  • Poll: Colorado residents still back legal marijuana (58%-38%)

    02/25/2015 10:15:40 AM PST · by Ken H · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | ADAM B. LERNER
    More than two years after Coloradans voted to allow recreational marijuana use, the state’s residents continue to stand firmly behind keeping the drug legal, a new poll found. The survey, commissioned by Quinnipiac University, found that 58 percent of Colorado voters support keeping pot legal, while only 38 percent are against it. The result featured significant gender and age disparities. Voters ages 18 to 34 favored it overwhelmingly, 82-16 percent, while 50 percent of those ages 55 and older were against it, with only 46 percent in support. Likewise, men supported the measure by a margin of 63-33, while women...
  • A 33-year police veteran stars in Oregon’s new $2M marijuana legalization ad campaign

    10/02/2014 10:45:21 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 2, 201 4 | Niraj Chokshi
    Marijuana legalization advocates in Oregon have launched a $2 million-plus ad campaign starring a 33-year police veteran. The new ad, embedded below, features Pete Tutmark, a former patrol sergeant and sheriff’s deputy. Tutmark criticizes what he calls a “broken” system that diverts resources from important crime-solving to drug arrests and urges his fellow Oregonians to vote yes on measure 91 this fall, which would legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use. “Last year in Oregon, there were 13,000 citations and arrests for marijuana,” he says in the ad. “That takes time, time better spent solving murders, rape cases, finding missing children....
  • Recreational Pot Not Bringing In Tax Money That Was Expected

    09/03/2014 7:13:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 112 replies
    denver.cbslocal.com ^ | 9/2/2014 | Unknown
    High hopes for tax money isn’t as expected as the state’s legal marijuana industry isn’t bringing in as much money as anticipated. In fact, tax revenue is way below expectations. When voters approved recreational marijuana sales the state predicted it would pull in more than $33 million in new taxes in the first six months. The actual revenue came up more than $21 million short. The problem is that buying pot is less expensive on the streets where people don’t have to pay taxes or fees. Medical marijuana is also less expensive than recreational pot, so those with medical cards...
  • Clinton wants 'mass movement' on climate change

    03/23/2014 2:38:25 PM PDT · by yoe · 40 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | March 23, 2014 | KEN THOMAS
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says young people understand the significant threat of (climate change) and that she hopes there will be a mass movement that demands political change. The potential 2016 presidential candidate says at a Clinton Global Initiative University panel that young people are much more committed to doing something to address climate change. Clinton says it isn't "just some ancillary issue" but will determine the quality of life for many people. The former secretary of state cited global warming as a major issue that students could face in the future.
  • Obama: More Tax Increases Possible to Reduce the Deficit

    01/06/2013 2:03:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | january 5, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    President Barack Obama said he’s willing to consider more spending cuts to lower the deficit, as long as they’re coupled with more tax reforms. Using Saturday’s weekly address to praise Congress’ last-minute deal to avert the “fiscal cliff,” Obama said it’s “just one more step” in the larger effort to boost the economy and reduce federal deficits. He said this week’s deal raised taxes on the wealthiest Americans while preventing a middle-class tax hike that could have thrown the country back into recession. “I believe we can find more places to cut spending without shortchanging things like education, job training,...
  • Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: These tax hikes on the rich are just first step of “the balanced approach”

    01/02/2013 7:49:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/02/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, "balanced approach" is Obama's Orwellian term for selling tax hikes to the public as a condition of spending cuts even though there's nothing remotely balanced about our fiscal problems. Spend 10 seconds looking at the graphs in Yuval Levin's new post at the Corner. That's the reality that the "balanced approach" pretends to address. As Levin said in another post today, “The fiscal trajectory of our welfare state is not sustainable, no matter how much taxes go up.”But okay. The left’s new talking point, pushed by The One himself, is that they absolutely positively won’t negotiate over the...
  • Bachmann says all Americans should pay taxes

    11/03/2011 6:39:14 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 65 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-3-11 | Philip Elliott
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is telling college students in politically important Iowa that all Americans should pay taxes since they all benefit from services such as roads and bridges, national defense and the courts. Her position, which she was outlining today at Iowa State University in Ames, is a direct challenge to rivals Rick Perry and Herman Cain, who are advocating plans that would allow low-wage earners to continue paying no taxes while implementing a form of a flat tax on all other workers. The Tax Policy Center estimates that some 46 percent of households...
  • Bold, Brash, and Wrong [9-9-9]

    10/17/2011 3:25:58 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10-17-11 | The Editors
    Herman Cain deserves credit for proposing a tax-reform plan that is specific, promotes economic growth, and has captured the imagination of conservatives nationwide. His 9-9-9 plan builds on the insight that one of the chief defects of the current tax code is its bias toward consumption over savings. But his plan’s peculiarities of design, substantive weaknesses, and political naďveté render it unworthy of conservative support. Cain’s ultimate objective is a 30 percent national sales tax, but his interim plan is to replace the current income, payroll, and corporate tax codes with three new taxes. A 9 percent income tax would...
  • Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan Gain’s Big-Name Backers

    10/14/2011 11:03:38 AM PDT · by casablanca · 50 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10.14.11 | Martin Gould
    Herman Cain’s catchy 9-9-9 tax overhaul system is gathering major supporters as the former pizza magnate consolidates his position at the top of the Republican field in the race for the White House. House budget committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan and Ronald Reagan’s economic guru Art Laffer both expressed their support for the plan which would replace the current tax code. The anti-tax Club for Growth also came out in favor of Cain’s plan which would cut income and corporate taxes to 9 percent and institute a new national sales tax at the same level. Payroll, capital gains and estate...
  • NY Times: The Rich Can Afford to Pay More Taxes

    08/23/2011 4:07:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 23, 2011 | By BRUCE BARTLETT
    (Bruce Bartlett held senior policy roles in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and served on the staffs of Representatives Jack Kemp and Ron Paul.) ... It is not class warfare to suggest that the richest 1 percent of people in society pay one-third of their income to the federal government, as they did under Ronald Reagan. Keep in mind that dividends were taxable as ordinary income every year of his administration, and in the Tax Reform Act of 1986 he supported taxing capital gains as ordinary income as well. Higher effective tax rates on the rich...
  • Tax Everything Tax

    10/27/2010 7:01:24 AM PDT · by ADSUM · 62 replies · 1+ views
    World Net daily ^ | 10/26/2010 | Drew Zahn
    U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., has proposed a plan for eliminating the multi-trillion-dollar national debt: Tax everything. Earlier this year, Fattah introduced H.R. 4646, the "Debt Free America Act," which would impose a massive new tax for a period of seven years, while the national debt is being paid off. And once the debt is paid, the bill would eliminate the individual income tax, supplanting it with the new, "transaction" tax instead. Specifically, H.R. 4646 would levy a 1-percent tax on every transaction of any kind that uses check, cash or credit cards (with a path in place for also...
  • Tea Party Express PAC Outlines 2010 Targets

    04/16/2010 1:04:55 AM PDT · by Cindy · 42 replies · 979+ views
    Blogs.ABC NEWS.com - The Note ^ | April 15, 2010 2:09 PM | ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Matt Loffman report
    SNIPPET: "The leadership of the Tea Party Express PAC came to the National Press Club on Thursday to herald its early successes and to unveil its expanded list of 2010 electoral targets." SNIPPET: "In an effort to show that the Tea Party Express PAC is not a “tool” of the Republican Party, but instead is an independent political force, Russo announced that the PAC is getting behind one conservative Democrat who has opposed President Obama’s agenda: Rep. Walt Minnick (ID-01). The decision to get behind Minnick is attention-grabbing because Republicans have fielded a strong candidate in that race: Iraq war...
  • You know what I did today? [I got Zotted! That's what!]

    04/13/2010 4:08:14 PM PDT · by bonidee · 137 replies · 3,038+ views
    I woke up this morning to the sound of my alarm clock, which is powered by electricity provided by the public power monopoly that is regulated by the US Department of Energy. I then proceeded to take a shower in clean, drinkable water from the Municipal Water Utility. After that, I watched on of the FCC regulated channels on my TV to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determinded the weather would be like by usinc satellites launced, maintained, designed and built by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I watched this while...
  • Rosie Optimism Writes Obama Budget

    02/02/2010 2:33:25 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 171+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 02/02/2010 | Bill Turner
    B. Hussein Obama has allowed Rosie Optimism to draft the federal budget. The budget proposal is based on 5% unemployment (Fantasy Island Edition). Obama’s budget is based on back door taxes set to slam the middle class, the very people Obama has been saying he will protect. And, worse yet, the budget contains a black hole of undisclosed revenue created by HUGE tax increases compliments of Cap & Trade. Obama is throttle down, hell bent on destroying America.
  • Miles-traveled tax being scrutinized (Texas)

    12/28/2009 12:04:12 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies · 1,101+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 12/28/2009 | Peggy Fikac - Express-News
    AUSTIN — If you don't like gasoline taxes, here's an alternative: a tax on the number of miles you drive in a year. The Texas Transportation Commission has directed a fresh study of the idea, and it's not alone. There are pilot projects in other states and nationally to gauge how such a tax would work. Texas transportation officials suggest it's meant to help give lawmakers information on funding options before their next regular session in 2011, when they confront a funding squeeze that's expected to drain the highway fund of money for new construction contracts by 2012. “We need...
  • Obama to surrender US sovereignty at UN global warming conference

    10/19/2009 1:23:16 AM PDT · by unspun · 109 replies · 5,734+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 10/19/2009 | James Simpson
    Not content with his humiliation at Copenhagen, Denmark this past September, President Obama will be traveling there again in December to attend the UN COP15 Climate Change Conference. This agreement would commit the United States to punitive and expensive greenhouse gas regulations dictated by the United Nations without recourse. COP stands for "Conference of the Parties" and the December Copenhagen conference will be the 15th under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), hence COP15. According to their website, it will be one of the largest conferences ever held outside the New York or Geneva headquarters, with an...
  • Freep This Poll (Should we tax soda pop?)

    07/29/2009 5:20:15 PM PDT · by gitmo · 17 replies · 683+ views
    http://www.parade.com/news/intelligence-report/archive/090726-the-push-to-expand-bottle-bills.html