Congress (page 2)

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    Bernie’s Bad Ideas Exposed Again

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online documents what he labels U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “big October.” Bernie Sanders has already had quite the October. He started it by insisting that the Senate should be able to pass bills with just 48 votes out of 100. Now, per Axios, he…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2021
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    Billion Versus Trillion: There’s a Big Difference

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online ponders a recent error from a major mainstream media outlet. An amusing correction in the New York Times, where ace reporter Reid Epstein was off only by a factor of 1,000: “An earlier version of this article misstated the size of Democrats’…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2021
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    Democrats’ Spending Plan Promotes Leftists’ Health Care Scheme

    Sally Pipes writes at National Review Online about one disturbing aspect of congressional Democrats’ spending plan. Senator Bernie Sanders (I.,Vt.), America’s most prominent proponent of government-run health care, is once again leading the charge to move our country to a single-payer system. As chairman of the Senate Budget…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2021
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    Taxing Unrealized Capital Gains Remains a Bad Idea

    Andrew Stuttaford of National Review Online ponders a terrible idea on Capitol Hill. Vampires are — so the stories go — extremely difficult to kill, and so it’s somehow appropriate that the same is true, but in reality, of predatory tax proposals. The Wall Street Journal: “President Biden…
    Mitch Kokai, October 1, 2021
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    Democrat Manchin Stands Up Against Trillions in New Spending

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online highlights one Democratic U.S. senator’s opposition to his party’s massive spending plan. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has just put out a statement that serves as a sequel to his recent Wall Street Journal piece. “While I am hopeful that common…
    Mitch Kokai, October 1, 2021
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    House Dems’ $100 Billion Tax Hike Targets the Poor

    Patrick Hauf of the Washington Free Beacon details the potential impact of one tax proposal touted by U.S. House Democrats. The Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget proposal relies on a $100 billion tax hike that disproportionately targets the poor, lines the pockets of organized crime, and increases inequality. The…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2021
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    Democrats: Tax Cuts Costly, Trillions in New Spending ‘Free’

    David Harsanyi writes at National Review Online about Democrats’ dubious approach toward costs associated with tax cuts and government spending. Liberal pundits contend that the $3.5 trillion welfare-state expansion “costs perhaps zero” because it is “paid for.” Even if we concede that the reconciliation bill contains the kind…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2021
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    Understanding Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan

    David Ditch delves into details of congressional Democrats’ massive spending plan for the Daily Signal. Most legislation focuses on specific issues, which makes it possible to have constructive debate. However, this bill covers welfare, immigration, taxes, energy, families, and much more, making it extremely difficult to comprehend. Providing…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2021