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  • Surprise! VA Democrats Call for Gas Tax Hike

    01/17/2012 12:18:01 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies · 1+ views
    For Immediate Release Contact: Garren Shipley (540) 686-1138 Surprise! Democrats Call for Gas Tax Hike -- Tax Hike won't make gas more expensive, says Dem Leader Saslaw -- --- Reality paints a different picture, though --- It's one of the most regular phenomena in Richmond. You can set your watch by it. Legislators return to Capitol Square, and Democrats begin their drum beat to raise the gas tax. The most recent example? A plan by Del. Vivian Watts, D-Annandale, to stick a 4 percent sales tax on gasoline. But fear not! It's not like raising the gas tax will make...
  • Gov.-Jerry-Brown-implores-California-voters-Please-raise-taxes-on-yourself

    12/06/2011 11:57:45 AM PST · by bibletruth · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday proposed a ballot initiative that would ask Californians to raise taxes on themselves. Facing huge deficits despite $10 billion in budget cuts last year, California needs new tax dollars in order to avoid catastrophic cuts to schools and government services for the elderly, Governor Brown said.
  • Springfield (MA) unemployment rate climbs to 12.5 percent

    08/23/2011 6:23:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies · 10+ views
    Springfield and its surrounding cities and towns lost a collective 5,600 jobs in July, a further sign of a stalling economy. “It’s a continuous story. There is just too little demand for goods and services,” said Karl J. Petrick, an assistant professor of economics at Western New England University. “Probably the best we can hope for is slow growth. The best we can hope for is to just narrowly avoid sliding back into recession.” Springfield’s unemployment rate rose last month to 12.5 percent from 12 percent recorded in June, according to the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development...
  • Coburn proposes $9 trillion deficit cut measure

    07/18/2011 2:59:59 PM PDT · by shove_it · 19 replies
    Yahoo via AP ^ | 18 Jul 2011 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the Senate's staunchest budget-cutters unveiled Monday a massive plan to cut the nation's deficit by $9 trillion over the coming decade. The plan by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is laced with politically perilous proposals like raising to 70 the age at which people can claim their full Social Security benefits. It would cut farm subsidies, Medicare, student aid, housing subsidies for the poor, and funding for community development grants. Coburn even takes on the powerful veterans' lobby by proposing that some veterans pay more for medical care and prescription drugs. Coburn was a member of...
  • Fox News reports: "I will NOT raise taxes. Period."

    01/05/2010 9:20:23 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 15 replies · 913+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 1-5-10 | James
    Video: The House and Senate need to raise LOTS of money to pay for health care reform. How are they going to do it? By taxing the middle class, of course! But what did Obama pomise: "I will NOT raise taxes. Period!" Show these clips to your liberal "friends" and ask them to explain this insanity!
  • Abortion After Obama

    12/31/2008 11:31:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies · 834+ views
    FirstThings.com ^ | January 2009 | Joseph Bottum
    Abortion After Obama by Joseph Bottum Copyright (c) 2009 First Things (January 2009). It happens every four years—maybe every two years: Anytime there’s an election in this country, the pundits and political experts take to their soapboxes and proclaim the death of pro-life politics. The unwashed yokels in Utah, Alabama, South Dakota, Oklahoma: They’re an embarrassment, you see, and the sooner we stop paying attention to them, the sooner the nation’s politics will regain its equilibrium. The fact that we heard exactly this after the elections in 1986 and 1990 and 1992 and 1996 and 2006 suggests it’s more a...
  • Barack and the bishops (the coming confrontation with the Catholic church)

    12/30/2008 5:00:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies · 1,290+ views
    White Mountain Independent ^ | Dec 30,2008 | Paul Kengor
    A potential big battle has begun, one of special interest to all Christians and guaranteed to generate a lot of attention from all Americans. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a stern warning to President-elect Obama and his incoming administration, highlighting grave concerns over what will happen to unwanted, unborn human life. The statement was delivered at the end of the annual assembly that represents all American bishops-i.e., the full American Catholic Church. It was issued by Francis Cardinal George of Chicago, president of the USCCB. The subject is the once unthinkable Freedom of Choice Act, which...
  • Obama Co-Sponsors Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA)

    10/17/2008 11:02:58 AM PDT · by Candybar · 10 replies · 1,247+ views
    In response to the Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, Senator Obama and 13 Senate Co-Sponsors introduced Senate Bill 1173. This bill proposes that virtually all federal and state limitations on abortion be nullified. The key binding provisions of the bill would invalidate all of the major types of pro-life laws that have been upheld by the Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade became law in 1973 including the ban on partial-birth abortions and bans on government funding of abortion. Obama, himself, says that abortions should be legally available in accordance with Roe v. Wade. But, but,...
  • Stock Market Knows Bernanke and Paulson are the Problem

    10/15/2008 1:19:39 PM PDT · by cal08sun · 23 replies · 1,314+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Oct. 11, 2008 | Philip D. Nathanson
    The stock market has not run into problems because the government hasn't done enough to support the financial system. It has fallen off a cliff because monetary and fiscal authorities are doing the wrong things. America's two most powerful economic officials, both unelected, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, embrace a 21st - century "New Deal," when our problems cry out for economic Darwinism. The Paulson - Bernanke prescriptions are the problem and the stock market knows it.
  • Obama casts light on McCain's abortion stance

    09/18/2008 8:35:44 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 27 replies · 449+ views
    Town Hall ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2008 | LIZ SIDOTI
    Republican John McCain, an abortion rights opponent with a conservative Senate record on the issue, seems content with the public's perception that he's more moderate on the subject. Democrat Barack Obama, who supports abortion rights, is only too happy to remind voters where McCain stands, but he tries to make his case without attracting too much attention. Both presidential candidates are gingerly trying to strike the right chord on abortion as they reach out to a critical voting group _ independents and moderates, primarily women in swing-voting suburban regions of crucial states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio. The candidates'...
  • 'Barack, the Bomb-Thrower'

    09/09/2008 3:49:15 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 38 replies · 294+ views
    ABC News Blog ^ | 09/09/2008 | Jake Tapper
    A fired-up Sen. Barack Obama: "We may think this is Mohammed the terrorist, it might be Mohammed the cab driver. You may think it’s Barack the bomb thrower, but it might be Barack the guy running for president"
  • Obama Launches Ad Campaign Attacking McCain for Pro-Life Policy

    09/03/2008 3:49:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 145+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/3/08 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Obama campaign threw their vehemently pro-abortion stance into relief by investing in radio ads attacking pro-life Sen. McCain for threatening to take away women's "right to choose."The ads feature the voice of a "nurse-practitioner with Planned Parenthood" warning her listeners that McCain will seek to have Roe v. Wade overturned and ban abortion.  "I know abortion is one of most difficult decisions a woman will ever make," says the woman's voice.  "Let me tell you - if Roe v Wade is overturned, the lives and health of women will be put at...
  • Editorial: Memo to GOP: Time to accept victory

    08/14/2008 8:04:34 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 108+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/14/8 | Editor
    Republican lawmakers have it within their sights to enact what could be the most far-reaching reform of state budgeting in modern times. The deal on the table would create a real rainy day fund, setting aside monies during boom years to use when state tax revenues fall. The effect would be to slow the growth of state spending and reduce pressure to raise taxes – a top priority for the GOP. The deal would also give the governor new authority to cut certain spending in midyear if revenues were to dip below a set threshold. For Republicans, this would be...
  • Six Ways Obama Will Transform America

    06/13/2008 6:41:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 145+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | June 13, 2008 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    What word does Barack Obama and his supporters keep chanting? “Change!” Like a drumbeat, Obama’s chant for change runs nonstop in an endless loop. But how does Obama want to change America if he becomes president? Here are six different areas he would like changed. For starters, Obama received a 100 percent rating from NARAL (a pro-abortion group) in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Why do they hold him in such high esteem? Because he supports every pro-abortion bill that comes along. He wants tax dollars for abortions, he voted against notifying parents of minors about abortions, he supports partial-birth abortion,...
  • Tax to fight gangs set for ballot (property tax hike City of Los Angeles)

    01/23/2007 11:08:47 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 16 replies · 461+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/23/07 | Patrick McGreevy and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers
    Desperate to stem the rise of gang violence in Los Angeles, the City Council agreed Tuesday to draft a ballot measure that would impose a parcel tax to raise $50 million or more annually for intervention and prevention programs. However, council members said it was unlikely the proposal would go onto the ballot until next year, skipping the municipal election in May. Also Tuesday, City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo released his plan for reducing gangs, which includes a call for school uniforms to be required for all Los Angeles Unified School District students, legal action to shut down the headquarters of...
  • Support For Hillary Clinton Presidential Bid Falls To Lowest Level This Year

    12/02/2005 5:33:02 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 96 replies · 2,857+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 30, 2005
    If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2008, just 25% of Americans say they would definitely vote for her. That's down five points over the past two weeks. It's also the lowest level of support measured for the former First Lady in 2005. (Review Trends). Forty percent (40%) would definitely vote against Senator Clinton. That's little changed from two weeks ago. Rasmussen Reports has conducted a Hillary Meter poll every other week since April. Only once has the number who say they would definitely vote against Clinton been higher than it is now.
  • Reiner Closes in on Calif. Ballot Measure (tax the rich)

    11/18/2005 11:08:52 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 42 replies · 848+ views
    AP vis Tampa Bay Online ^ | 17 Nov 2005 | JULIET WILLIAMS
    Film director and Democratic activist Rob Reiner has collected more than a million signatures to get an initiative on the June ballot that would fund preschool for all California children. Reiner's measure would increase income tax rates for the top 0.6 percent of income earners to guarantee a year of preschool for all 4-year-olds. "We did this thing the right way. We brought business leaders and labor together to help draft the initiative," he said in a telephone interview after the announcement outside a San Francisco preschool. The initiative would raise an estimated $2.4 billion a year by increasing income...
  • KISS - (Democrat slogan: "Keep It Simple, Stupid!")

    05/05/2005 6:18:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 236+ views
    GULF1.COM ^ | MAY 5, 2005 | DR. M. SYDNEY WALLACE
    The United States is currently embroiled in a national debate over the Social Security program of the nation. This national debate is being initiated and fueled by President George W. Bush because he aptly thinks that something needs to be changed. President Bush correctly stresses that the Democrat Party has been successful in growing the system into an American version of socialism. Like all prior socialistic programs in the past, it is too top heavy and will soon collapse under its own financial weight. He is traveling all around the nations speaking to anyone that will listen to him that...
  • Germans interrupt Jew killing and consensual homosexual cannibalism to mock Bush & his religion

    02/08/2005 10:43:38 AM PST · by dead · 139 replies · 4,640+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | Mon Feb 7,12:51 PM ET
    A float featuring a caricature of US President George Bush makes its way through the crowd during a carnival parade in Duesseldorf (AFP/DDP/Volker Hartmann)
  • The Kerry Line: John Kerry Votes For Higher Taxes

    08/23/2004 2:52:13 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 453+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 23, 2004
    "John Kerry promises not to raise taxes, but the reality is that he has cast 98 votes for tax increases, including voting ten times to raise gas taxes on the middle class. Kerry points to the largest tax increase in American history as the blueprint for his economic plan, which advisor Bob Rubin says Kerry won't reveal until elected. Kerry's credibility problem is only expanding as more and more Americans see the gap between what Kerry says and what Kerry does." - Steve Schmidt, Bush-Cheney '04 Spokesman John Kerry's Votes For Higher Taxes Kerry Voted 98 Times For Tax...
  • Bush-Cheney '04 Announces New Television Advertisement "Taxing Our Economy"

    08/23/2004 9:16:54 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 12 replies · 1,523+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 23, 2004
    ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, Bush-Cheney '04 announced the release of the campaign's newest television advertisement, "Taxing Our Economy."  The new advertisement highlights John Kerry's record of voting for higher taxes on the middle class throughout his career in the U.S. Senate. "Taxing Our Economy" will run on national cable and in select local markets. A radio version of the advertisement will also run in select local markets.Script for "Taxing Our Economy" President Bush:I'm George W. Bush and I approve this message.Voice Over: Now Kerry promises ...John Kerry: We won't raise taxes on the middle class.Voice Over: Really??? John Kerry's...
  • Digging out of Bush's tax-cut hole [“It's somehow fitting to tax the very well housed”]

    08/04/2004 4:05:42 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 23 replies · 760+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 4, 2004 | By Robert Kuttner
    THANKS TO George W. Bush's tax cuts, the federal government faces a long-term fiscal crisis. An intended side effect is to undercut social investment of the sort that has bonded two generations of voters since Franklin Roosevelt to the Democratic Party.
  • San Francisco - Budget panel finds consensus elusive (Raise taxes to close budget gap?)

    03/29/2004 6:21:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 155+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/29/04 | Ilene Lilchuk - SF Chronicle
    <p>San Francisco's looming budget deficit of $352 million projected for next fiscal year has an unlikely coalition of big business representatives, labor leaders and social service providers talking taxes.</p> <p>In its final meeting Friday before making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, an advisory group led by Supervisor Fiona Ma didn't come to any conclusions about the hard choices San Francisco must make: whether to tax the rich so the city can keep services for the poor, tax everyone equally or forget the new taxes and force Mayor Gavin Newsom to cut spending.</p>
  • Kerry Trys to Catch Baseballs Now!...(Trying to look "American" Alert)

    03/08/2004 6:01:17 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 84 replies · 938+ views
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator John Kerry (news - web sites) (D-Ma) reacts as a campaign staffer misses the catch on a baseball thrown by the candidate while playing catch with staff members on the tarmac at the airport in San Antonio, Texas, March 6, 2004. Kerry is heading to campaign in Mississippi as he continues his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination on the heels of his Super Tuesday election wins. REUTERS
  • Congress's Missing Vision

    12/26/2003 1:08:02 PM PST · by Willie Green · 5 replies · 129+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 25, 2003 | editorial
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Congress's main budget adviser has looked years into the future and concluded that the nation cannot afford its overheated present as Republicans continue cutting taxes, enriching spending and rolling ever larger debts a decade over the horizon. "Fiscal autopilot is not an option," warned Douglas Holtz-Eakin, director of the Congressional Budget Office in a no-nonsense estimate of serial budget imbalances to come. Unless the deficit-and-tax-cut-happy Congress begins to put the brakes on now, future Americans will most likely be caught in an impossible crunch of historically higher taxes and plummeting health...
  • Governor: Pass bond or raise taxes - Schwarzenegger rejects reductions in social programs

    11/21/2003 9:47:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 164+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/21/03 | Greg Lucas - SF Chronicle
    <p>Sacramento -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said for the first time Thursday that Republican lawmakers and California voters would have to approve his still- incomplete "fiscal recovery'' plan or face higher taxes because he is unwilling to cut deeply into social programs.</p>
  • Missouri Democrats will run ads against budget cuts

    05/28/2003 6:23:56 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 178+ views
    STLtoday ^ | 5/27/03 | Jo Mannies
    <p>The Missouri Democratic Party and some of its allies are attempting to whip up public opposition to proposed cuts in health care and education, in hopes of pressuring legislators to raise taxes and fees instead during next week's special budget session.</p>
  • Poll: Public thinks state will need to raise taxes

    04/22/2003 9:22:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 165+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/22/03 | Mark Gladstone
    <p>SACRAMENTO -By a ratio of 2-to-1, Californians believe taxes will have to be raised to deal with the state's ongoing budget crisis, but they are extremely skeptical about whether Gov. Gray Davis or the Legislature will do what's right to resolve the mess.</p>
  • Statement by RNC Chairman Racicot on the 1st Day of FY 2003 plus Free the Daschle 50

    10/02/2002 5:41:25 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 42 replies · 273+ views
    Statement by RNC Chairman Marc Racicot on the First Day of Fiscal-Year 2003 WASHINGTON - Marc Racicot, Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), today issued the following statement: "For the first time in a quarter century the United States Senate has failed to pass a budget. Every American knows that formulation of a budget brings about financial discipline and stability. The Democrat's inability or unwillingness to engage in a process that Republicans and Democrats alike have used for decades to identify spending priorities, control excessive Washington spending and reduce deficits is demonstrative evidence of a lack of competence and...
  • D.C. Chapter to FReep Al Gore's Economic Speech 10/02/02

    10/01/2002 7:01:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 47 replies · 270+ views
    D.C. Chapter, The Brookings Institution ^ | Tuesday, October 1, 2002 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic invites all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until at least 10 a.m. as we freep the former Vice Perpetraitor Al Gore. Here is the announcement from his host, the Brookings Institution:A Brookings Newsmaker Forum Al Gore to Deliver Economic Policy Speech at Brookings Wednesday, October 02, 2002 10a.m - 11 a.m. Falk Auditorium The Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC   20036 Washington, D.C.—Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver a speech on economic policy issues at the Brookings Institution five weeks before the...
  • Gore plans major speech on U.S. economy

    09/30/2002 4:34:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies · 391+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-29-02
    WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Al Gore, who launched a broad attack on President George W. Bush's Iraq policy last week, will give a "major" policy speech on the U.S. economy in Washington on Wednesday.Stepping up his political profile as he prepares to make a decision on another run for the presidency, Gore will give the address at Washington's Brookings Institution, spokesman Jano Cabrera said.Gore's Iraq speech in San Francisco last week galvanized Democratic concerns over Bush's plans for a military move against Baghdad and helped slow down what was expected to be quick congressional approval of a resolution on...
  • THE DONKEY IS OUT OF THE BARN -- aka democRAT PLAN TO RAISE TAXES

    09/04/2002 1:50:44 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 49 replies · 352+ views
    Various sources of articles which are linked below | 4 September 2002 | Various Freepers and Others
    THE DONKEY IS OUT OF THE BARN The Democrats Hint At Secret Plan To Raise Taxes After The Election. No Budget Means Senate Democrats Can Spend Without Limits And Dream Of Higher Taxes!________________________________________________________________ DNC CHAIRMAN MCAULIFFE ALLUDED TO THE SECRET TAX HIKE PLAN ON CBS' "FACE THE NATION" HOST JOHN ROBERTS: "[I]f you're so critical of the President and his handling of the economy . . . why is there no great hue and cry among Democrats in Congress to repeal the tax cut?" DNC CHAIRMAN TERRY MCAULIFFE: "[W]hy do the Democrats want to get into the debate when the...
  • Who actually received the most votes in Florida's 2000 presidential election?

    09/04/2002 5:43:28 AM PDT · by do not delete · 99 replies · 2,336+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Lance deHaven-Smith
    Al Gore. State election officials ultimately declared George W. Bush the winner by a margin of 537 votes, but during and after the election dispute, questions remained about the uncounted ballots of 175,010 voters, ballots that had been rejected by error-prone tabulating machines employed in many Florida counties. Confusion and conflict, much of it generated by partisan intrigue, prevented these ballots from being counted during the election controversy. However, in 2001 every uncounted ballot was carefully examined in a scientific study by the University of Chicago, which concluded that when all the votes were counted, more votes had been cast...