Did Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist endorse a $4 trillion tax hike? That is what The Washington Post and Democrats want you to believe. Here is the section of the WaPo editorial causing a stir: Read More
At noon, visit this link to watch Examiner senior political columnist Timothy P. Carney discuss The Conservative Dilemma of Big Government vs. The Free Market, a panel hosted by American's for Tax Reform. Read More
Go to the “About” page on the Americans for Tax Reform website, and you will find the statement that “the government’s power to control one’s life derives from its power to tax. We believe that power should be minimized.” Read More
Later today at 1pm ET, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele will be facing off against several challengers at a debate. Under fire for months for spending too much and injecting himself into the public eye, Steele faces an uphill battle. Earlier today, Politico reported that over half of the 168 RNC members it surveyed said they would not vote to re-elect him. Read More
Since the official 2010 Census numbers were released last
week, political number crunchers have compiled all sorts of stats about
who the big winners and losers have been.
Realizing that their new minority status in the House endangers their favorite patronage spending schemes, Democrats in Congress are railing against a proposal from the congressional deficit commission that would roll back the deficit to be 3 percent of GDP, down from the current 8.9 percent. Read More
“I don’t know,” Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, responded to a question from the Examiner. “If you’re saying what spending reductions are Democrats looking at, I don’t know.” He has not heard any discussion of restraint on spending from Democratic members of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, even though he has frequently heard the refrain “everything is on the table.” Read More
Here’s one reason the House wants to “pass” the original Senate health care bill without a recorded vote: it contains 19 tax hikes totaling $473 billion, according to Americans for Tax Reform.
All the tax hikes are bad, but two are real stinkers:
Individual Mandate Excise Tax (Page 324/Sec. 1501) Read More