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    The benefits of higher taxes

    The city manager of Charlotte has ?floated? the idea of a property tax hike, illlustrating the ?benefits? the additional revenue would bring, including more ?arts projects.? She pointedly did not provide information on the costs to the local economy and citizens? freedom, though fortunately some elected officials did in…
    Locker Room contributor, May 11, 2004
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    Health caring

    Hillary is back pushing her federalization of health care plan, the monstrosity that would entitle Americans to stand in lines for surly service just as Canadians and Brits do. Read this article for the scary details. The best line is former Senator Phil Gramm’s — the Left hates individual…
    Locker Room contributor, May 11, 2004
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    The benefit of lower taxes

    While several of the larger (and formerly regarded as “free”) nations of Europe languish with high unemployment and microscopic economic growth rates, quite a few of the smaller (and often formerly Communist) nations are enjoying robust economic growth thanks in large part to their low tax rates. You can read…
    Locker Room contributor, May 11, 2004
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    Choose your expert, choose your poison

    ??According to the experts, the 2004 presidential race is John Kerry?s to lose. As pollster John Zogby put it on his website, President Bush?s re-elect numbers are in dangerous territory and there are surprisingly few undecided voters to woo during the remainder of the campaign: My most recent poll…
    Locker Room contributor, May 11, 2004
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    Unemployment insurance

    Although it isn’t the looming train wreck that Social Security and Medicare are, our system of government unemployment insurance (UI) also is badly in need of reform. Both Don Carrington and I have written in the past about this issue and here two economists from Central Michigan University arrive…
    Locker Room contributor, May 11, 2004
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    Correcting a certain administration correction

    Remember the furor that erupted earlier this year when it came to light that President Bush?s Council of Economic Advisors had predicated its economic forecast on a projected 2.6 million increases in jobs during 2004? ?Rosy scenario!? screamed the Washington establishment. ?Cooking the books!? screamed the press corps. By February,…
    Locker Room contributor, May 11, 2004
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    Re: Are we running out of oil? No way!

    Here’s the link to the article Roy posted, with plenty of additional links for backup.
    Locker Room contributor, May 10, 2004
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    Are we running out of oil? No Way!!

    I’m sorry for posting this entire article. I don’t have a link for it and I think the information that it provides needs to be understood by all. Is the Oil Spigot Running Dry? By Michael Fumento Scripps Howard News Service, May 6, 2004 (The link is provided…
    Locker Room contributor, May 10, 2004