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  • Obama, Biden to announce millions for job training

    04/16/2014 1:21:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2014 | CNN White House Producer Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) – Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will head to a community college in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to make the announcement. The funding will come in two parts: $500 million toward a new job training competition that pairs community colleges with businesses, and $100 million for new apprenticeship programs to train workers. The White House says the new initiatives are meant to combat a...
  • So What If Taxing Rich Hurts the Economy? (And creates more poor?)

    11/22/2012 11:09:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/22/2012 | Larry Elder
    Consider this headline from a Reuters article in The Huffington Post: "Raising Taxes on Rich Won't Hurt Economic Growth, CBO Says." But the first paragraph refutes the headline: "Allowing income tax rates to rise for wealthy Americans would not hurt U.S. economic growth much (emphasis added) in 2013 ..." The CBO did not say, as the headline suggests, that raising taxes on the rich has no negative economic effect. In fact, the CBO actually said that extending the Bush-era rates for all would increase economic growth by 1.5 percent. If, however, the Bush era rates expired for the rich --...
  • Obama hits the campaign trail at full speed

    01/24/2012 8:07:36 PM PST · by landsbaum · 6 replies
    We expected a political speech tonight from the president and he delivered. It can now be said, the campaign is underway. House Speaker John Boehner has complained that the president ceased governing about a month ago and doesn’t know how to negotiate, so all that’s left for him is to campaign. As we recall, he knows how to do that. You get to keep this much of your money Lest you take our word for it, . . .
  • Ron Paul says unemployment is 20%

    10/23/2011 7:18:00 PM PDT · by alexmai · 55 replies · 2+ views
    <p>“I think the downturn in the economy occurred in the year 2000,” Paul told CNN, adding that there have been no new jobs since then “and yet we’ve had a 30 million increase in population.”</p> <p>“Just go out and talk to the people – unemployment rate in the true numbers (is) over 20%, so there’s been a depression,” Paul said after an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”</p>
  • Chuck Woolery On Taxing The Rich

    09/14/2011 11:52:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/14/11 | Chuck Woolery
    Chuck Woolery's take on taxing the rich.
  • Taxing the Wealthy(Gov Dayton-Mn)

    05/31/2011 3:29:33 AM PDT · by Son House · 24 replies ^ | May 29, 2011 | By Fanna Haile-Selassie
    During this contentious legislative session, we've seen rallies and protests against cutting from state government programs that help the disabled, elderly, and low income residents. But with Governor Mark Dayton insisting to raise taxes on the top 2% of the state's money makers, Republican lawmakers say those are small business owners who create jobs. We went out to see how a potential tax increase would effect them. "Don't worry, we won't tax jobs out of state," exclaims republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers. It's been the campaign and legislative slogan for State republicans: "No new taxes", citing small businesses as the...
  • Deal Reached on Taxing 'Cadillac' Plans [Unions, Govm't Wkrs Exempt]

    01/14/2010 5:26:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1,178+ views
    fox news ^ | 1/14/10 | staff
    The White House has reached a deal with health care negotiators, including labor unions, on taxing the high-level "Cadillac" plans that workers with high-risk jobs often purchase. The White House has reached a deal with health care negotiators, including labor unions, on taxing the high-level "Cadillac" plans that workers with high-risk jobs often purchase. The excise tax on high-cost insurance plans has been one of the biggest sticking points in the negotiations, as President Obama has favored the Senate plan, which calls for the tax, while House Democrats have preferred raising taxes on high-income earners.
  • Federal Taxing and Spending Benefit Some States, Leave Others Paying Bill

    10/09/2007 3:48:51 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 4 replies · 328+ views
    prnewswire ^ | 10/09/07 | prnewswire
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some states feast at the expense of others, according to the Tax Foundation's latest annual analysis of federal taxing and spending patterns.
  • CA: Fighting gangs may get taxing - L.A. council eyes '08 vote on levy (aka property tax hike)

    01/24/2007 11:32:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 440+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 1/24/07 | Rick Orlov
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to move ahead with plans to ask voters to approve a new property tax that would raise $50 million to fight an escalating torrent of gang violence. The plan would cost a city property owner $72 per parcel a year, and the money would be used to expand anti-gang and prevention programs that offer everything from gang-intervention workers to the Los Angeles Better Educated Students for Tomorrow after-school project, popularly called LA's BEST. But even as council members voted 13-0 to order that ballot language be drafted, they were divided over whether...
  • California voters may find new measures too taxing ($43B more borrowing,$3B in annual tax increases)

    07/09/2006 9:05:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 545+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 7/9/06 | Harrison Sheppard
    Despite rising voter fatigue and the growing political risks for ballot initiatives, California voters in November once again will be faced with sifting through more than a dozen measures that would add up to $43 billion in state borrowing and $3 billion in annual tax increases. Los Angeles voters also could face two extra measures as city officials weigh whether to tack on a $1 billion housing bond and a $1 billion street-paving bond. And even though the deadline for placing measures on the statewide ballot has passed, some state lawmakers are considering whether to go ahead and add measures...
  • Taxing The Weather

    12/19/2005 6:46:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 470+ views ^ | 12/19/05 | Ray Haynes
    Last week, the Governor’s “Climate Action Team” released a report on how to stop global warming. Next week, we expect a report on how to stop earthquakes, tidal waves, the changing of the seasons, and the tilt of the earth. Let’s start with the title of the government unit that issued the report: the “Climate Action Team.” That title suggests the arrogance of those participating. What climate action is the team going to take? I’ve got an idea, why don’t they get rid of the winter fog in the Central Valley, and those hot Palm Springs summers, that would be...
  • U.S. Leadership in the World and the Law of the Sea

    02/04/2005 6:25:09 AM PST · by yoe · 3 replies · 273+ views
    Senator Lugar's home page ^ | Jan. 2005 | Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Dick Lugar
    On February 25, 2004, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 19-0 to send the resolution of ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty to the full Senate for advice and consent. The Bush Administration said on February 7, 2002, that there is an “urgent need for Senate approval” of the Law of the Sea Treaty. The basic tenets of the treaty have been U.S. policy since first enunciated by President Reagan in 1982. Over the next dozen years the U.S. won in negotiations on the questionable aspects of the treaty, and signed on in 1994. The details are in...
  • Spending Bill Includes $1 Million for Norwegian Foundation

    12/16/2004 10:13:25 PM PST · by Chummy · 5 replies · 271+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | December 16, 2004 | Uncredited - Associated Press
    Spending bill includes $1 million for Norwegian foundation MINNEAPOLIS - The massive $388 billion spending bill that Congress passed last month includes $1 million for the Norwegian American Foundation, inserted by Rep. Martin Sabo, D-Minn.The foundation is based in Seattle, but the group has ties to Minnesotans of Norwegian descent such as former Vice President Walter Mondale.The money, which will be used to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Norway's peaceful independence from Sweden in 1905, was among several items singled out by Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona as pork last month."What is the charter of the Norwegian American Foundation...
  • Taxing times for 16th Amendment rebels.

    04/19/2004 1:45:33 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 75 replies · 2,377+ views
    reason ^ | 4 2004 | Brian Doherty
    "I won’t go to jail." Bob Schulz announces this in late January to a rapt crowd of 200 gathered in an auditorium in Crystal City, Virginia. It’s the first national conference of the We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education, a nonprofit advocacy group Schulz founded and runs. He delivers his declaration not with reckless bravado but with a dignified, quiet, middle-management-lifer assurance, in keeping with his general mien. Schulz is a serious white male in a nice conservative dark suit, a former environmental engineer for both General Electric and the Environmental Protection Agency. He’s been married for 38 years...
  • Or dont you care? logical proposals for taxing away all of societys ills.

    02/08/2004 7:04:10 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 602+ views
    reason ^ | january 2004 | peter bagge
      January, 2004By Peter Bagge  
  • Financial Freedom is a Cornerstone to all other Freedoms

    12/29/2003 3:13:56 PM PST · by Freedom2001 · 5 replies · 2,590+ views
    Standard of Living Committee | 12/29/2003 | Danny G. Goe
    Financial Freedom is a Cornerstone to all other Freedoms Others say "it’s the economy stupid" Many citizens have been "Free Traded" out of a job, and the American public has been hoodwinked into swallowing "Free Trade" hook line and sinker. The "Cash Cow" of tax revenue is citizens working for business and making an ever higher Standard of Living. Ask yourself which party is the friend of working citizens. I give up I don't know. Ask the candidates and ask them if they support foreign workers taking your job and the economic rug being pulled from out from under your...
  • State borrowing draws legal challenge

    09/25/2003 9:07:36 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 11 replies · 285+ views
    AP/Contra Costa Times ^ | Sep 25, 03 | Tom Chorneau
    SACRAMENTO - One day after a Superior Court judge blocked the sale of nearly $2 billion in state bonds for pension payments, a taxpayer group filed a separate suit Wednesday aimed at preventing California officials from borrowing nearly $11 billion more needed for operating expenses. The two bond deals, approved this summer by the Legislature, represent the centerpiece of a bipartisan budget agreement that closed the state's $38.6 billion shortfall with only modest increases in taxes and reductions in services. ...[ship]Tuesday, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Thomas Cecil ruled that the proposal to sell $2 billion in bonds to provide the...
  • Some things don't change, like taxing politically powerless

    09/17/2003 10:29:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 262+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/17/03 | Dan Walters
    <p>Students of history might recall that the American revolution against Great Britain was touched off, at least in part, by the British Parliament's habit of imposing heavy taxes on colonial subjects, who were politically powerless, in lieu of taking the heat for levying heavier taxes on Britons themselves.</p>

    08/23/2003 12:04:50 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 7 replies · 201+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Aug. 23, 03 | Evan Halper and Thomas S. Mulligan
    <p>SACRAMENTO — State Treasurer Phil Angelides warned Friday that the $18-billion borrowing plan drafted by legislators to balance the budget is fraught with risk that could deepen California's financial crisis.</p> <p>Earlier this summer, legislators fell back on extensive borrowing after being unable to raise enough taxes and make enough cuts in government services to correct the imbalance between what the state gets in revenue and what it spends. They closed a $38-billion gap by rolling much of it over into the next five to seven years, a solution that caused the state's bond rating to tumble to the lowest of any state in the nation.</p>
  • Calif Senate is debating $70.8 billion budget bill now - watch bozos online at California Channel

    07/27/2003 7:21:02 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 15 replies · 155+ views
    california channel ^ | July 27, 03 | california senate
    watch them debate a late - and massive - budget