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Rep Schweikert: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ deal not ‘balanced’ nor a ‘compromise’

Posted: January 2, 2013 at 10:45 am   /   Arizona, Politics

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday evening, Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), voted against H.R. 8, the “Fiscal Cliff” bill. He released the following statement after the vote: “Sadly, a new year brings more of the same. “Only in Washington would a bill that spends more, taxes more, and creates more debt, without addressing our out-of-control spending be called a […]

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Fiscal Cliff Deal, Part 2: Silver Linings

Posted: January 2, 2013 at 9:00 am   /   Politics

In Fiscal Cliff Deal, Part 1: Understanding Boehner, I conclude with the following: This bill doesn’t do much to fix our real problems, and it causes some problems of its own. At some point, Republicans are going to have to do more than simply slow the ship of state’s journey towards the abyss. At some point, […]

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Fiscal Cliff Deal, Part 1: Understanding Boehner

Posted: January 2, 2013 at 7:13 am   /   Elections, Politics

First, the news, ICYMI . . . Our long national nightmare is over — for two months. On Tuesday evening, the House approved a fiscal-cliff package that was passed by the Senate earlier in the day. In the hours before the vote, conservatives expressed frustration with the deal, which was finalized on Monday by Vice […]

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A summary of the Senate’s “fiscal cliff” deal

Posted: January 1, 2013 at 10:05 am   /   Politics

From Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office—a summary of the “fiscal cliff” legislation that passed the Senate (89-8, with 3 NV): The American Tax Relief Act of 2012 The President’s initial proposal to Senate Republicans included a $1.6 trillion tax increase, a permanent increase in the nation’s debt limit, and billions in new stimulus spending.  By […]

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Reasons to keep capital gains taxes low

Posted: December 29, 2012 at 9:50 am   /   Politics

Demonizing the rich is in vogue right now. Obama and the Democrats do it regularly, and polls show that more Americans are on their side. This is more likely to happen in tough economic times, and make no mistake—these are tough economic times. Still, while that is a reason, it is not an excuse. Rich […]

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The 20 Most Devastating Stats of 2012 In Quotes

Posted: December 26, 2012 at 11:50 am   /   Politics

These stats will give you a chill, even if you live in relatively balmy southern Arizona. 20) As baby boomers retire and health costs rise, this spending will mount. In 2010, there were 40 million Americans 65 and older. By 2020, that number is projected to be 55 million; by 2030, 72 million. — Robert […]

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Teachers paid not to teach, unions protect corrupt dock practices, more…

Posted: December 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm   /   Politics

And now, from the Unions Behaving Badly files . . . Government unions negotiate with elected officials for their wages and benefits. The unions give the politicians campaign cash. The politicians give the unions wages and benefits far greater than what you’re getting out there in the private sector. The unions get what they want, […]

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Joint Tax Committee Confirms GOP Bill a $3.9 Trillion Tax Cut

Posted: December 20, 2012 at 9:00 am   /   Politics

(ICYMI, from yesterday, for context on today’s vote . . .) The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) says the bill Republicans will vote on tomorrow to shield millions of Americans from President Obama’s fiscal cliff tax hikes is itself a $3.9 trillion tax cut. Under current law, tax rates will go up on EVERYONE […]

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VIDEO RELEASE: “Is the President Listening? Linda’s Story”

Posted: December 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm   /   Politics, Videos

ICYMI . . . WASHINGTON D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) today released “Is the President Listening? Linda’s Story,” a new video in which Linda Lizanich, an accountant at Willoughby, OH based Kennedy Group, breaks down how President Obama’s small businesses tax hike will hurt middle class employees working at small businesses. “A small business that […]

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