Congress (page 3)

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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
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    Plotting the Democratic Agenda’s Path

    Yuval Levin asks at National Review Online where congressional Democrats are heading with their policy agenda. I think the Democrats are going to end up raising the debt ceiling on their own, in a stand-alone reconciliation bill they will push in parallel to their ongoing efforts to pass…
    Mitch Kokai, September 24, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the N.C. congressman who wants to expand school choice for students facing mask mandates and teaching based on Critical Race Theory. Lean Byers’ CJ Opinion offers a case for amending the state constitution again.
    Mitch Kokai, September 24, 2021
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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