Congress

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    Manchin, Sinema Might Not Be Alone in Seeing Dems’ Problems

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online assesses congressional Democrats’ concerns about the direction their party is taking. When Democratic proposals begin to fail, Senators Sinema and Manchin tend to take all the heat. But that doesn’t mean they’re actually alone in their opposition. Indeed, as we’ve now seen…
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Highlights Controversial Federal Education Official

    KC Johnson writes for the Martin Center about a former Democratic education official who now generates controversy in Washington, D.C. During the Obama administration, Catherine Lhamon worked in the Department of Education as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. She was known for her hyper-aggressive approach to Title IX. Now…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2021
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    Democrats’ Curious Plan for Taxing the ‘Rich’

    Christopher Jacobs writes at the Federalist about a little-known element of congressional Democrats’ tax plans. For a party that purportedly wants to “tax the rich,” Democrats sure have a funny way of showing it. Bloomberg reported on Friday that a potential repeal of the cap for state and…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2021
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    GOP Tax Writer Sounds Alarm Over Biden Plan

    Zachary Halaschak of the Washington Examiner highlights one lawmaker’s concerns about the Biden administration’s latest spending plans. A chief architect of the 2017 tax cuts said Democrats’ multitrillion-dollar tax and spending package is the “most dangerous” he has seen during his more than two decades in Congress. Rep.
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2021
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    One Democratic Senator Sees His Party’s Spending Plans Are Absurd

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online explores recent statements from West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. Per Axios, Joe Manchin may be closer to realizing that the Democrats’ spending plans are ridiculous than his party had realized heretofore: “Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is privately saying he thinks Congress should…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2021
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    Democrats Combine Nanny State, Tribalism With Tobacco Plan

    Dominic Pino writes at National Review Online about the problems with Democrats’ tobacco-tax proposals. President Biden promised not to raise taxes on people making less than $400,000 per year. He has actually said that the middle class would see a tax cut under his “Build Back Better” agenda,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2021
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    Democratic Tax Hike Proposals Explored

    Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner looks closely at congressional Democrats’ plans for raising your taxes. House Democrats unveiled a proposed slate of tax hikes this week that would raise rates on high earners, corporations, and even small businesses in what they said was an effort to pay…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2021
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    House Tax Proposal Deals More With Revenge Than Revenue

    Editors at National Review Online critique the latest tax proposal from U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues. House Democrats have put forward a worst-of-both-worlds tax proposal: punishing enough to do real damage to the U.S. economy and individual households, but not nearly enough to pay…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2021