Congress (page 4)

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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
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    Democrats Want Big-Time Spending While Skipping Out on the Bill

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online reminds us that Democrats can’t stomach paying for their ambitious plans. The House Ways and Means Committee released an outline of tax proposals to offset President Biden’s jaw-dropping spending plans, and it’s the expected assortment of tax increases on business and the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2021
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    Democrats on Capitol Hill Face Internal Battle Over Spending

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner predicts a tough September for congressional Democrats. House and Senate Democrats will have to resolve a bitter internal battle over spending in order to pass the two-part social welfare and infrastructure spending measure that lawmakers hope will become the party’s signature achievement…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2021
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    House Republican Wants Hearings on Biden’s Afghanistan Failures

    Jack Beyrer of the Washington Free Beacon reports on one congressman’s call for the U.S. House to exercise oversight. Rep. Chip Roy (R., Texas) called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) to reconvene Congress for hearings on President Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. “Madam Speaker, you…
    Mitch Kokai, September 2, 2021
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    Democrats Stay Silent About ‘Benefits Cliff’

    Matt Weidinger writes at National Review Online about a curious response from Democrats to an upcoming deadline. On Labor Day, an estimated 7.5 million individuals are expected to see their temporary federal unemployment benefits come to an abrupt end. But even though that will mark the largest shutoff…
    Mitch Kokai, August 26, 2021