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  • Flashback: Bill Clinton cheered 11th hour indictment that doomed Bush re-election

    10/30/2016 11:17:06 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 30 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Whispers of "payback" are being directed at Hillary Clinton after she decried as "unprecedented" the surprise FBI revival of its probe of her email scandal. That's because 24 years ago, as former President George H.W. Bush was surging back against challenger Bill Clinton, a special prosecutor raised new charges against Bush in the Iran-Contra probe, prompting Clinton to claim he was running against a "culture of corruption."
  • Michigan voters defeat tax hike in debate over road funding

    05/06/2015 6:10:40 AM PDT · by don-o · 35 replies
    AP ^ | May 6, 2015
    <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers will be forced to consider yet another alternative to address Michigan's deteriorating roads after voters' resounding rejection of a ballot measure that would have increased taxes to pump $1.2 billion a year more into transportation infrastructure.</p>
  • The Tea Party Heads to Washington

    12/10/2012 11:08:56 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 8 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | December 10, 2012 | Todd Cefaratti
    Americans deserve better. The Tea Party heads to Washington this week to make our voices heard and to submit the 150,000+ petitions to conservative leaders in Congress, demanding that there be no tax increases as a part of the fiscal cliff negotiations.
  • Obama's Altered Tax Pledge

    08/23/2012 11:07:20 AM PDT · by 92nina · 6 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-22 | John Kartch
    2008: “I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” --Candidate Barack Obama, Sept. 12, 2008 “No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama’s plan will see one single penny of their tax raised whether it’s their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax.” --Joe Biden, Vice-Presidential debate in St. Louis, Oct. 3, 2008 2012: “So if your family makes under $250,000 --...
  • Berkeley residents say no to new taxes

    04/04/2012 6:28:03 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/4/12 | Doug Oakley
    The people of Berkeley have spoken loud and clear to city leaders: No new taxes. Even the famously left-leaning city has its limits, apparently. A recent poll of 430 residents likely to vote in the November election told city leaders they won't get the necessary two-thirds approval to raise property taxes to fund any of the $500 million needed to upgrade the city's infrastructure such as roads, swimming pools, storm drains and buildings. Residents' attitudes about the direction of the local economy weighed heavily on their answers to the $24,000 poll conducted in March, a pollster told City Council members...
  • Vanity: Rush Limbaugh sleeps while Herman Cain attacks free market and federalism

    10/23/2011 4:57:25 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 132 replies
    10-23-2011 | JOHN W K
    In November of 2010 in Don’t be VAT stupid Herman Cain writes: ``A national retail sales tax on top of all the confusing and unfair taxes we have today is insane! It gives the out-of-control bureaucrats and politicians in denial one more tool to lie, deceive, manipulate and destroy this country.`` The fact is, Herman is now proposing a new tax, a national retail sales tax, in addition to taxing corporate profits and incomes, and also would tax the wages working people earn. Herman Cain essentially admitted in the above mentioned article his existing plan is ``insane!`` So, why do...
  • Indiana ends budget year with $1.2B surplus

    07/19/2011 6:34:49 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    yahoo finance ^ | July 2011
    Indiana ends budget year with $1.2B surplus July 14, 2011, 6:47 pm EDT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- After a year of spending cuts to state agencies and school districts, during which state workers were asked to do more than ever, Indiana released its final budget numbers for the fiscal year that showed it sitting on a $1.2 billion surplus. State Auditor Tim Berry called the state workers who bore most of those budget cuts via greater workloads, "heroes." "The surplus was built on the backs of state employees," said Berry, after he thanked them for tightening their belts. Republican Gov. Mitch...
  • Obama: Asking About My Tax Pledge is a “Washington Game” (At Tax Game, Obama Earns a FAIL)

    04/27/2010 9:41:29 AM PDT · by Andrea19 · 8 replies · 423+ views
    ATR ^ | 4/28/10 | John Kartch
    "... It’s important that we not restrict the review or the recommendations that this commission comes up with in any way. Everything has to be on the table. And I just met briefly with the commission and said the same thing to them. Of course this means that all of you, our friends in the media, will ask me and others once a week, or once a day, about what we are willing to rule out or rule in when it comes to the recommendations of the commission. That’s an old Washington game…"
  • Read the bill: Obamacare socks middle class with $3.9 billion tax increase

    04/13/2010 12:44:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1,297+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 4/13/10 | Mark Hemingway
    One more small detail they forgot to tell you about in the health care bill: Taxpayers earning less than $200,000 a year will pay roughly $3.9 billion more in taxes — in 2019 alone — because of healthcare reform, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress’ official scorekeeper for legislation. The new law raises $15.2 billion over 10 years by limiting the medical expense deduction, a provision widely used by taxpayers who either have a serious illness or are older.
  • Seniors get [edited] again - Health Bill Taxes Annuity Income 3.8% tax

    03/29/2010 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 54 replies · 1,958+ views
    Vanity | 3-29-2010 | Frantzie
    Gramps got an email that his annuity income will have a 3.8% tax added. The Health Care "Reform" Bill will have a 3.8% Medicare contribution on income received from annuities.
  • Californians 'Just Vote No' Against Tax Hikes

    05/21/2009 1:49:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 647+ views
    CNS ^ | May 21, 2009 | Marie Magleby
    ( – Californians have been paying increased taxes since February, but Tuesday they spoke out clearly they don’t want those temporary tax hikes to last longer than planned. Voters in the Golden State overwhelmingly rejected five of six ballot measures in a special election Tuesday – saying no to tax increases, increased state borrowing and earmarks for education. “No” votes exceeded 65 percent in all but one measure, which passed. It prevents lawmakers and public officials from receiving pay raises in years when the state is running a deficit.
  • Today's Attempt By Democrats To Shred The State Constitution.... (Dem Power Grab Assailed Alert)

    12/18/2008 9:15:43 AM PST · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 1,270+ views
    Flash Report ^ | 12/18/2008 | Jon Coupal
    In perhaps one of the most brazen political moves in California history, Democrat leadership yesterday unveiled a budget proposal that would shred the California Constitution by raising billions of new taxes without the required two-thirds vote. The tax hikes in the proposal would include a 2.5% surcharge on anyone paying personal income tax, an additional three quarter of one percent sales tax, an oil severance tax and replacement of current taxes on gas with even higher “fees.” We have no idea who is providing legal advice to the Semocrats, but they should have been informed before launching this silly proposal...
  • Top California GOP Legislator Holds The Line On Taxes (Atta Boy, Mike!)

    11/20/2008 11:17:54 AM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 463+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/20/2008 | Jim Carlton
    Mr. Villines opposes that sales-tax increase or any other tax boost. His reasoning is that higher taxes will weaken the economy further, because people will have less money to spend on goods and other services. The problem, he says, is spending. As an example, he cites the states' public schools, which keep getting more money each year, even as enrollment is declining in K-12 grades. "There is not a revenue problem in California," he says. "There is a spending problem." Mr. Villines's views are crucial because he has emerged as perhaps the most influential Republican legislator. Unlike his counterpart in...
  • GOP Lawmakers Put "No New Taxes Pledge" In Writing (CAGOP To Red Arnold: "Up Yours" Alert)

    08/28/2008 11:58:26 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 190+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/28/2008 | Jim Sanders
    Don't read their lips when California's Republican lawmakers say 'no new taxes' – they've put it in writing, signed their names, essentially inviting their own party to oust them if they renege. Every GOP lawmaker except Fair Oaks Assemblyman Roger Niello has signed the "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" this year, casting a shadow on budget talks by making any vote to raise taxes a potential career killer. "If you break the pledge, the people who voted for you will say, 'Excuse me, not only did you raise my taxes but you lied to me,' " said Grover Norquist, president of Americans...
  • Russians Suspected in Shooting of Kremlin Critic Near D.C., et al.

    02/24/2008 3:47:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 333+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 24, 2008 | Newsmax
    <p>1. Russians Suspected in Shooting of Kremlin Critic Near D.C.</p> <p>One year ago, Kremlin critic Paul Joyal was gunned down in the driveway of his suburban Maryland home. The case remains unsolved — but some see the hand of Russia in the shooting.</p>
  • Analysis: GOP toes party line on taxes (California Republicans remember 1990s hikes and say 'no.')

    12/30/2007 9:05:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 212+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/30/07 | Judy Lin
    State Republican lawmakers have a long history of resisting taxes, and this year is no different. Even before Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger calls a planned special session to deal with the state's "fiscal emergency," GOP legislators say they have ruled out revenue increases as a potential remedy. They're not joking: All but one GOP member in the Capitol has signed a no-tax pledge. It's said "an elephant never forgets," and the Republicans whose party is symbolized by that pachyderm remember tax increases as hurting the economy – and their own political fortunes. "It's such a strong plank of the Republican platform...
  • Health Plan: A Step Down The Wrong Road (Don Perata: Its DOA - DUH Alert)

    12/19/2007 3:49:15 AM PST · by goldstategop · 50+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 12/19/2007 | Orange County Register Editorial
    The State Senate must approve the measure next, which isn't a sure thing. Senate President Don Perata, D-Oakland, wants to know first whether the gargantuan health care package would adversely affect the state's budget, which already is projected to be $14 billion in the red for fiscal 2008-09. Sen. Perata, on a Bay Area radio station Tuesday, said "I think [the plan is]DOA. I haven't found anybody yet … that can make any sense of it." He said he will not allow a vote until 2008. The saving grace is that the legislation amounts only to political grandstanding if voters...
  • Heed Don Perata (Even A Liberal Senate Leader Is Sometimes Right Alert)

    12/18/2007 12:09:43 PM PST · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 60+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 12/18/2007 | San Diego Union Tribune Editorial
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez are probably still in the Governor's cigar tent this morning, puffing away on stogies to celebrate the Assembly's 45-31 vote yesterday in favor of their compromise health insurance “reform” bill. It was by far the pair's top goal for 2007. Schwarzenegger desperately wants another fix of national media attention after taking a yearlong victory lap for the state's landmark greenhouse gas emissions law in 2006. Núñez was deeply envious and wants his turn in the spotlight. The result of this desperation has been a farce masquerading as a public debate. No hearings...
  • Health Revamp Takes A Big Step (Taxpayer Subsidized Illegals Insurance Coverage Alert)

    12/18/2007 6:00:21 AM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 176+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/18/2007 | Aurelio Rojas
    f legislation approved by the state Assembly Monday becomes law, it would be the largest overhaul of a health care system ever undertaken by a state. The legislation also would require insurance companies to offer coverage to Californians with pre-existing medical conditions. The landmark measure that would provide coverage to most uninsured Californians cleared its first major hurdle when it was approved along party lines in the Democratic-controlled lower house. If the Senate approves the bill and voters agree to pay for it, it would extend coverage to nearly 70 percent of the state's permanently uninsured and require most Californians...
  • State Assembly Backs Health Care For Everyone (ArnoldCare Passed On Party-Line Vote Alert)

    12/18/2007 12:10:32 AM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 149+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/18/2007 | Jordan Rau
    The state Assembly on Monday approved the first phase of a $14.4-billion plan to extend medical insurance to nearly all residents, giving Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his Democratic allies their first victory in a risky yearlong campaign to overhaul California's healthcare system. The measure, negotiated by Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez (D-Los Angeles), would require almost everyone in California to have insurance starting in 2010. It would provide subsidies and tax credits for those who would have trouble paying their share of the premiums. The authors estimate that it would bring medical coverage to 3.6 million Californians, including 800,000...
  • Assembly passes massive health care reform plan

    12/17/2007 8:20:11 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies · 242+ views
    MediaNews via Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/17/7 | Mike Zapler
    SACRAMENTO - The state Assembly this afternoon approved a sweeping health care reform plan that would extend health insurance to more than two-thirds of the state's uninsured and create new protections for people anxious about keeping their coverage because of a pre-existing health condition. The plan, which faces uncertain prospects in the Senate and then must be approved by voters before taking effect, would create a new requirement that individuals carry insurance or potentially be fined. Employers would have to offer coverage or pay a percentage of revenues into a state health pool. The proposal would also impose taxes on...
  • Seeing Red (MUST Read Editorial On ArnoldCare And State Budget Crisis Alert)

    12/17/2007 9:03:20 AM PST · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 261+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 12/17/2007 | San Diego Union Tribune Editorial
    For three reasons, that's wrong. An honest assessment of the budget picture – of the sort required of corporations by the Sarbanes-Oxley law – would put the 2007-08 deficit at $16.3 billion, not $14 billion. That's because Sacramento treats the $48 billion in guaranteed-but-unfunded health care benefits for state retirees as if it were something ethereal instead of a huge fiscal obligation that state Controller John Chiang says should be prefunded with $2.3 billion a year. Both the governor and Assembly Speaker Fabian NÚñez continue to push for a grand health insurance measure under which nearly all employers would be...
  • Nunez, Schwarzenegger Bring Us An Incredibly Terrible Health Plan (Sirens Flashing Alert)

    12/17/2007 8:49:18 AM PST · by goldstategop · 36 replies · 159+ views
    Flash Report ^ | 12/17/2007 | Chuck DeVore
    in·cred·i·ble –adjective 1. so extraordinary as to seem impossible: incredible speed. 2. not credible; hard to believe; unbelievable: The plot of the book is incredible. —Synonyms: farfetched, astonishing, preposterous. "It's an incredible plan," said Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez (D-Los Angeles). The Speaker’s quote about the just-struck agreement on government healthcare with Governor Schwarzenegger unintentionally speaks volumes. Incredible, farfetched, preposterous, hard to believe – call it what you will, the plan will cost far more than advertised and will drive business out of state, reducing state tax revenue and throwing people out of work. Beginning with a low-balled $14 billion price...
  • White House slams carpooling, new road fees better (children, minorities hardest hit...)

    02/12/2007 1:03:09 PM PST · by presidio9 · 219 replies · 2,770+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 12, 2007 | Tom Doggett
    Carpooling won't do much to reduce U.S. highway congestion in urban areas, and a better solution would be to build new highways and charge drivers fees to use them, the White House said on Monday. ADVERTISEMENT "It is increasingly appropriate to charge drivers for some roadway use in the same way the private market charges for other goods and services," the White House said in its annual report on the U.S. economy. While some urban areas have designated roads for vehicles with two or more passengers, those high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes are often underused because carpooling is becoming less popular,...
  • Texas Freeper Alert: State Senate Debating Pay Roll Tax

    05/10/2005 8:06:01 AM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 128 replies · 2,245+ views
    e-mail | May 10,2005
    Texas Freepers, It looks like we have one last chance to stop the payroll tax issue. It is time for a Texas Tax Revolt!!!! (Make a phone call. E-Mails will just fall by the wayside) As you have already heard in the news, the State Senate's version has a payroll tax in it. And unlike the House version, which makes the payroll tax "optional (we all know that just opens the door to make is full time), the Senate version looks to be mandated. The following e-mail was sent to me, and it reminded me of something that every Texan...
  • TxDOT eyes freight lines(plan to move railroads from cities and a tax increase)

    02/11/2005 10:41:38 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 29 replies · 621+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/10/05 | LUCAS WALL
    Texas transportation officials want $100 million a year to relocate railroad lines that clog traffic in Houston and other urban areas. The appropriation is among the Texas Department of Transportation's legislative requests, which also include a push to increase TxDOT's ability to finance toll roads. Ric Williamson of Weatherford, chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission, which oversees TxDOT, acknowledged it's not going to be easy to ask for more money as the Legislature continues struggling with how to fund public education. But the commission contends the benefits of rail relocation are so enormous — including potentially moving more freight from...
  • Bush: 'War on terror cannot be won'

    08/30/2004 3:49:56 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 17 replies · 1,094+ views
    Ananova ^ | August 30, 2004 | Ananova
    Bush: 'War on terror cannot be won' President George Bush has acknowledged that he does not think the war on terror can be won, but said it would make it less acceptable for groups to use terrorism as a tool. In a US TV interview, Bush, who has said he expects the war on terror to be a long, drawn-out battle, was asked: "Can we win it?" The president replied: "I don't think you can win it. But I think you can create conditions so that the - those who use terror as a tool are - less acceptable in...
  • A Strategy for Kerry

    02/15/2004 6:03:32 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 43 replies · 313+ views
    Joseph Sobran column ^ | 01-29-04 | Sobran, Joseph
    A Strategy for Kerry January 29, 2004 After the first President Bush betrayed conservatives by raising taxes, in spite of his promise never to do so, many conservatives didn’t bother voting for him in 1992. This was one of the reasons he lost to Bill Clinton, who re-energized the conservative movement and brought about a Republican takeover of Congress in the 1994 elections. In the meantime, Clinton’s ambitious national health-care plan flopped. Principled conservatives should hope that history repeats itself in 2004. If John Kerry wins the presidency, Republicans may start acting a bit like conservatives again. Under the current...
  • National Conservative Groups Warm Up To Arnold Schwarzenegger

    08/24/2003 12:05:21 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 69 replies · 274+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/24/03 | Ronald Brownstein
    Yet Steve Moore, president of the Club for Growth, said many conservatives were still in a "wait-and-see mode" about Schwarzenegger. "We want to believe in this guy ... [but] he does have this one kind of annoying habit of trying to appease everybody, and I don't know if he can get away with that," Moore said.
  • CA: Schwarzenegger vows to avoid raising taxes

    08/20/2003 3:02:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 160 replies · 239+ views
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | Wed, Aug. 20, 2003 | Mary Anne Ostrom
    Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during a meeting with his economic advisors dubbed the "California Economic Recovery Council" in Los Angeles. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Republican candidate in California's recall race for governor, said he would hire an outside auditor to go through the state budget and identify potential areas to cut. He also pledged to avoid raising taxes.
  • Economists Say "No New Taxes" Vow Could Haunt Next Kentucky Governor

    05/04/2003 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 206+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 05-04-03 | Cheves,John
    No-new-tax vow could haunt next governor ECONOMISTS SAY CAMPAIGN PLEDGES WILL BE HARD TO KEEP By John Cheves HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER FRANKFORT - Speaking in one voice, this year's gubernatorial candidates agree they won't raise your taxes, no matter how tight the state's finances. They will cut waste. They will "reinvent government." They will "grow the economy." But read their lips: No new taxes. That pledge, popular on the campaign trail, could return to haunt the winner unless Kentucky's economy dramatically improves, economists warn. Such improvement seems unlikely. An economic forecast released Thursday predicted less revenue than previously expected for...
  • Governor Perry Confident in Budget, Takes Oath, Repeats No-New-Taxes Stand

    01/22/2003 5:30:33 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 211+ views
    Perry confident in budget Governor takes oath, repeats no-new-taxes stand Associated Press AUSTIN (AP) — Declaring that Texas has the money it needs to pay for its priorities, Republican Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday began his first full term as the state's leader. A huge Texas flag behind him, Perry took the oath of office outside the state Capitol and stepped into his role as an elected Texas governor after two years of finishing George W. Bush's term. Perry launched his inauguration speech talking about Texans who hail from many places and cultures. "We all live under the same sky...
  • Texas shortfall may be nearly twice as much as expected(state budget)

    01/13/2003 10:05:53 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 6 replies · 274+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1/13/03 | AP
    AUSTIN - Texas is facing a total budget shortfall of $9.9 billion this legislative session, almost twice as high as previously projected, Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn said today. "The last several revenue estimates have begun to look a lot like Christmas," Strayhorn said. "This year, the stockings are empty." The bad news came the day before the Texas Legislature is set to convene. State leaders had been bracing for Strayhorn's new estimate. She already had warned the budget shortfall could be significantly higher than her previous $5 billion projection. But the severity of the money crunch -- and how the...