RALEIGH — A far-reaching plan proposed by Republicans in the state Senate would slow government spending and affect the wallet of every North Carolinian as it slashes income tax rates and raises the cost of food, prescription drugs and more than 100 tax-exempt services.
Senate leader Phil Berger outlined the forthcoming legislation Tuesday, calling it a $1 billion tax cut that is the largest in state history.
“This is a huge change in [...]
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd criticized Monday the new fundraising efforts of President Obama’s dark money group, Organizing for Action, calling a scheme for high donors to meet regularly with Obama “the definition of selling access.”
Runs 1 minute. This is the main clip, recorded secretly at the Boca Raton home of Marc Leder, CEO of hedge fund Sun Capital Partners.
Here are 2 good links on the subject:
Washington’s tax break obsession is why 47% pay nothing
18,000 households earned at least $500k in 2011 and paid no income taxes
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are [...]
In 2005 and 2006, the former House speaker turned presidential candidate carried as much as $500,000 in debt to the premier jewelry company, according to financial disclosures filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Gingrich, who represented Georgia in Congress for two decades, retired in 1999. But his wife, Callista Gingrich, was employed by the House Agriculture Committee until 2007, according to public records. She listed a “revolving charge [...]
Just a little note on unemployment as I was away last week – my annual 3 days with no cell phone or internet. Please note the quarterly numbers at the bottom of the post if you think things are actually getting better:
W/Ending Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦. 2010 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦. 2009 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦. 2008 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦. 2007 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦. 2006
1/2/2010 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ 645,446 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ 731,958 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ 521,311 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ 499,979 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ 475,889
1/9/2010 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ 804,922 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ 959,791 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ 547,506 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ 506,059 [...]
Student loans today include living expenses. That was certainly not true years ago when I went to college. The interest on those loans needs to be paid each year, which from what I see most parents are doing the paying. That was not true years ago either, because most parents didn’t have any extra money since they had more mouths at home to feed.
Bush’s goal to have more people become [...]