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Oregon Nixes Tobacco Tax Hike For Children's Health Care
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Oregon Nixes Tobacco Tax Hike For Children's Health Care

BY Jeff Mapes

A record amount of advertising underwritten by the tobacco industry overwhelmed supporters of expanding health coverage to children in Oregon Tuesday, as voters rejected an 84.5-cent-a-pack increase in cigarette taxes. The resounding defeat for the tobacco tax -- which lost 60-40 percent -- in a predominantly Democratic state is a boost for an industry that is pressing Republicans to hang firm in the congressional debate over the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Democratic attempts to expand SCHIP are funded with a proposed 61-cent-per-pack increase in the federal cigarette tax, which would bring the federal tax total to $1 per pack. "You'll be hearing about it everywhere," predicted Stanton Glantz, director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, and a longtime foe of the tobacco companies.

11/07/2007
Transfer tax goes down in Swain, Macon
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Transfer tax goes down in Swain, Macon

Voters in Swain and Macon counties soundly defeated land-transfer tax ballot initiatives Tuesday, dashing hopes that the newly approved measures would provide a new revenue source. In Swain County the vote was 1,458 against and 392 for the transfer tax, a 79 percent to 21 percent margin. Macon County had a similar result.

11/07/2007
Health plan gets burned after state's costliest race
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Health plan gets burned after state's costliest race

BY Janie Har

After the most expensive political campaign in Oregon history, voters Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a tobacco tax increase to pay for children's health care. The 3-to-2 vote against Measure 50, which would have increased Oregon's cigarette tax by 85 cents a pack, follows similar defeats in California and Missouri after tobacco makers spent millions to oppose the measures. In Oregon, Reynolds American and Philip Morris, the makers of Camel and Marlboro cigarettes, spent a record $12 million, primarily on a TV commercial blitz.

11/07/2007
FreedomWorks Joins Tax Relief Coalition Letter to Congress
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FreedomWorks Joins Tax Relief Coalition Letter to Congress

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE U.S. SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (download .pdf version) Despite several years of consistently strong U.S. economic performance, many Americans today feel very insecure about the future of our economy. This economic anxiety is driven by rising personal debt;ever-increasing costs of health care, energy, education, and mortgages; and rising state and local taxes.

11/06/2007
World Socialism Keeps Oil Prices High
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World Socialism Keeps Oil Prices High

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In a forward-looking commentary in today's Washington Times, Richard Rahn explains the distorting factors in the global petroleum market; namely that there are too many inefficient governments in control of oil resources.   Rahn writes:

11/05/2007
Key Vote to Sustain President Bush's Veto of WRDA
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Key Vote to Sustain President Bush's Veto of WRDA

On behalf of nearly 850,000 FreedomWorks members nationwide, I write to urge you to vote to sustain the President’s veto of the Water Resource Development Act. The President was right to veto this bloated water projects bill.  Loaded down with special interest pork projects from one coast to the other, the bill goes far beyond the original $4.9 billion the President asked for.

11/05/2007
Key Vote NO on HR 3996, Temporary Tax Relief for Some, Permanent Tax Hikes for Others
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Key Vote NO on HR 3996, Temporary Tax Relief for Some, Permanent Tax Hikes for Others

On behalf of our 850,000 FreedomWorks members and supporters nationwide, I write to urge you to VOTE NO on HR 3996, “The Temporary Tax Relief Act.” The gist of this bill is that it is temporary tax relief for some, while it includes permanent tax hikes on others. While we like the idea of fixing the AMT for another year, a better option would be permanently abolishing it for good. This is exactly what the alternative AMT bill would do. I am referring here to “The Taxpayer Choice Act” sponsored by Rep. Jeb Hensarling and other bold members of the Republican Study Committee. This bill would provide for an optional two-tiered flat tax that would make compliance much easier, and represents a fairer, flatter approach to tax policy.

11/05/2007
FreedomWorks Launches Online Campaign to Stop HillaryCare
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FreedomWorks Launches Online Campaign to Stop HillaryCare

When Hillary Clinton launched a plan to socialize America’s health-care system in 1993, Citizens for a Sound Economy organized grassroots efforts that resulted in the plan’s defeat. Today, Hillary Clinton is touting yet another proposal to expand government control over the nation’s medicine. And once again FreedomWorks, the new name for Citizens for a Sound Economy, is working to mobilize grassroots opposition. Using viral video and social networking, FreedomWorks is making its mission to “Stop HillaryCare. Again.”

11/05/2007
Groups aim to defeat tripling of transfer tax
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Groups aim to defeat tripling of transfer tax

BY Jordan Schrader

Realtors and home builders from across the state have given more than $100,000 to defeat five WNC counties’ attempts to raise taxes. The opponents have local allies in their fight to persuade voters not to triple the tax on real estate sales — and not all of them are in the housing industry.

11/05/2007
A Beautiful Political Issue
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A Beautiful Political Issue

It's been pretty obvious for a while that the Democrats' S-CHIP fight has been almost entirely for show, a little song and dance routine designed to suggest that opponents of the bill don't care about health care for children. And now it seems that was the plan all along. Here's Allan Hubbard, director of the National Economic Council, talking about his work on the bill:

11/04/2007

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