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CSE applauds Senate killing the "Death Tax"
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CSE applauds Senate killing the "Death Tax"

CSE today praised the Senate for passing H.R. 8, "The Death Tax Elimination Act." "Repealing the Death Tax is the right thing to do for American family farms, businesses and the New Economy," said Citizens for a Sound Economy President Paul Beckner. "It is also the right thing to do to protect American values." Earlier this month, Mr. Beckner sent a letter to House members urging support of this important legislation. Today, nine Senate Democrats signed on with Republicans to pass the bill 59-39.

07/14/2000
Memo Proves Clinton-Gore Administration’s Deliberate Deception On Gas Prices
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Memo Proves Clinton-Gore Administration’s Deliberate Deception On Gas Prices

A internal memo from the Department of Energy proves that the Clinton-Gore administration knew why gas prices rose so dramatically this summer, and that its own regulations were partly to blame. This directly contradicts claims by the administration that “there is no economic reason for the run-up in prices,” and that “big oil is gouging American consumers.”

07/14/2000
Senator Rod Grams Joins CSE Foundation: Talking About Taking Control of Your Retirement
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Senator Rod Grams Joins CSE Foundation: Talking About Taking Control of Your Retirement

MINNEAPOLIS—On July 6, 2000, more than 100 CSE activists attended the Social Security Reform Town Hall Meeting hosted by Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation and featuring Sen. Rod Grams (R-MN), retirement security expert Jose Piñera, and CSE Director of Tax and Budget Policy Scott Hodge. The event was also broadcast live on the KSTP Radio’s Jason Lewis Show, which reaches hundreds of thousands of people across the state of Minnesota.

07/14/2000
Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: Endangering Life and Limb…At Breakneck Speed
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Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: Endangering Life and Limb…At Breakneck Speed

In 1829, New York Governor Martin Van Buren wrote to President Andrew Jackson about the threat posed by a new technology. When we read the correspondence today, Van Buren's plea for regulatory barriers to protect the status quo provides a striking example of how industries turn to the government when threatened by superior technologies. The letter gives little forethought to the effect this policy would have on consumers.

07/14/2000
The Heat is On: Taxpayers Want Private Retirement Accounts
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The Heat is On: Taxpayers Want Private Retirement Accounts

Social Security - once an issue politicians addressed only at their own peril - is getting the media and public attention it deserves. Americans are appropriately concerned about this "payroll tax" and are ready to address meaningful and necessary changes in the system. For Americans who lived through the Great Depression, a time when Americans trusted the government more than they trusted banks, Social Security was a security blanket that they relied on to protect them in their retirement.

07/14/2000
Issue Analysis 106 - Protecting the Trial Lawyer Monopoly: The Assault on State and Federal Binding Arbitration
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Issue Analysis 106 - Protecting the Trial Lawyer Monopoly: The Assault on State and Federal Binding Arbitration

Summary When Alabama CSE was listening to its members talk about civil justice reform during “CSE Day” at the State Capitol, the most profound wisdom came from a college student. He put it simply, “If you know the two things that rule the world, [they are] money and power. Arbitration takes both of those away from the attorneys.”

07/12/2000
Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: On the question of e-privacy, Dems should heed their own words
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Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: On the question of e-privacy, Dems should heed their own words

“The answer, Dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” —William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar In contemporary politics it is not planetary alignment that dictates action, but polling data. Like the astrologers of times past, pollsters possess remarkable sway over the judgment of their employers. Nowhere is this more evident than in the politics of the vice president. Between vacillations, Gore has demonstrated a penchant for the polemic when polling conditions are ripe, evidenced most recently by his attention to the question of privacy.

07/12/2000
Cato Institute's Call to End U.S./Canada Softwood Lumber Quotas Adds to Growing Chorus Citing Harm to U.S. Consumers
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Cato Institute's Call to End U.S./Canada Softwood Lumber Quotas Adds to Growing Chorus Citing Harm to U.S. Consumers

A summary report issued (today) by the Cato Institute's Center for Trade Policy Studies calling for the end of the U.S./Canadian Softwood Lumber Agreement adds to a growing chorus of U.S. consumers, businesses and other independent voices who say that the pact has resulted in higher lumber prices and harmed U.S. consumers. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are also on record in calling for the termination of the agreement when it is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2001. The Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) places restrictive limits on the amount of softwood lumber, used mostly in home construction, which can be imported from Canada. The Cato report, entitled, "Nailing the Homeowner - The Economic Impact of Trade Protection of the Softwood Lumber Industry," refutes a long list of myths that have been used by some U.S. producers to block imports. "A significant finding in the Cato report is that the U.S. consumer is the real victim of the SLA, resulting in a 20 to 35 percent hidden surcharge on the cost of lumber in a new home," said Susan Petniunas, spokesperson for the ad-hoc alliance, American Consumers for Affordable Homes. "The report concludes that it is unacceptable to have an agreement like the SLA penalize consumers." Petniunas applauded the Cato report as "providing a thoughtful third-party and independent analysis of the issues surrounding the SLA." The report says: "The best policy course is to simply let the SLA expire and not impose any new barriers." Concurrent resolutions in the U.S. House and Senate calling for the agreement to end have been endorsed by a growing list of congressional cosponsors. The Cato report says that after controlling for the effect of the strength of the economy, overall inflation and changes in timber supplies, "lumber prices are higher by between $50 and $80 per thousand board feet as a consequence of attempts to protect the U.S. softwood lumber industry." Cato's economic analysis says that these higher prices result in the addition of $800 to $1,300 to the cost of a new home. The Cato report notes that while softwood lumber producers claim that jobs would be in jeopardy without protection from Canadian wood, the number of workers in the lumber-using sectors outnumber logging and sawmill workers by 25 to 1. "The protectionist arguments in favor of the SLA is thus tantamount to saying that the commercial interests of a portion of one small industry outweigh those of many, much larger industries - not to mention the interests of millions of American home buyers." The Cato Institute was founded in 1977. It is a non-partisan public policy research foundation in Washington, D.C., "dedicated to broadening policy debate consistent with the traditional American principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace." ACAH represents more than 95 percent of the purchasers and users of softwood lumber in the U.S. Its members include: Abitibi-Consolidated, CHEP Equipment and Pooling Systems, Citizens for a Sound Economy, Coalition for Indian Housing and Development (formerly the National American Indian Housing Council), Consumers for World Trade, Free Trade Lumber Council, Home Depot, International Mass Retail Association, the National Association of Home Builders, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association, and the National Retail Federation. The Cato report is available at http://www.freetrade.org/pubs/pas/tpa- 011.pdf The ACAH web site provides more information on this issue at http://www.acah.org.

07/10/2000
Citizens Condemn "Roadless Areas Initiative"
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Citizens Condemn "Roadless Areas Initiative"

Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation today condemned the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) proposal for placing 54 million acres of land into de-facto Wilderness status under the guise of the "Roadless Areas Initiative." The proposal would effectively ban most human activity in these areas. Since the plan was first announced by President Clinton on October 30 of last year, the amount of land to be placed off-limits has increased by 35 percent.

07/10/2000
Washington CSE and Congressman Doc Hastings Host Environmental Town Hall Meeting
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Washington CSE and Congressman Doc Hastings Host Environmental Town Hall Meeting

“By the way CSE is a great group. Not only here in Washington State but they are national as well. In Washington D.C. they are very active on Capitol Hill and many lawmakers rely on CSE’s position papers.” --Congressman Doc Hastings

07/10/2000

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