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House Votes To Permanently Repeal Marriage Tax
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House Votes To Permanently Repeal Marriage Tax

CBS (6/13, story 7, Rather) reports, "In Congress, the House voted for permanent repeal of the so-called marriage tax. Prospects for final passage in the Senate are iffy at best. Opponents of repeal say Social Security trust funds would be drained to make up for the lost marriage tax money."

06/14/2002
Battle on Estate Tax: How Two Well-Organized Lobbies Sprang Into Action
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Battle on Estate Tax: How Two Well-Organized Lobbies Sprang Into Action

BY Carl Hulse

As the Senate moved toward a risky vote on repealing the estate tax; William H. Gates Jr. sat a continent away on Wednesday, trying to work his will on the proceedings. One of a group of wealthy Americans who have campaigned to keep the inheritance tax, Mr. Gates, father of the Microsoft mogul, called pivotal senators. From Seattle, he laid out his case for withstanding the Republican-led election year effort to eliminate the tax or put Democrats on record as opposing repeal.

06/14/2002
CSE Death Tax Campaign Highlights
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CSE Death Tax Campaign Highlights

Washington, DC – Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) kicked off a nationwide campaign to permanently repeal the “Death Tax.” Specifically, CSE targeted three undecided Democratic senators, Bill Nelson (FL), Ron Wyden (OR) and Patty Murray (Wa), none of whom were up for re-election. On voting day, Senators Nelson and Wyden both voted for full and permanent repeal. Throughout the campaign to eliminate this unfair and un-American tax, CSE activated its membership to lobby their senators with phone calls, emails, letters, and office visits, to kill the Death Tax once and for all.

06/13/2002
Let McGreevey Know Where You Stand on Taxes!
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Let McGreevey Know Where You Stand on Taxes!

As Governor McGreevey breaks his campaign promises and seeks to fix the state’s budget shortfall by increasing taxes, it is important that he knows that the people of New Jersey do not support his actions. CSE invites you to join us on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 1 PM on the steps of the Trenton capitol building to rally against the governor’s tax increases, especially his quiet attempt to increase the cigarette tax by an astounding 50 cents per pack.

06/13/2002
Senate Votes on Repeal on the Death Tax
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Senate Votes on Repeal on the Death Tax

Here is a list of how individual Senators voted in the 54-44 roll call by which the Senate rejected permanent repeal of the estate tax. A 60-vote majority was required for passage. On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote in favor of permanent repeal and a "no" vote was a vote against it. Voting "yes" were 9 Democrats and 45 Republicans. Voting "no" were 41 Democrats, 2 Republicans and 1 independent. Democrats Yes Baucus, Mont.; Bayh, Ind.; Cleland, Ga.; Landrieu, La.; Lincoln, Ark.; Miller, Ga.; Nelson, Fla.; Nelson, Neb.; Wyden, Ore.

06/12/2002
New Jersey Assocation of Realtors Joins Coalition for Auto Insurance Competition
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New Jersey Assocation of Realtors Joins Coalition for Auto Insurance Competition

The Coalition for Auto Insurance Competition today announced that the New Jersey Association of REALTORS(R), a non-profit association representing the professionals needs of approximately 36,000 REALTORS(R) in the state, has joined the Coalition in the effort to reform New Jersey's auto insurance laws to spur consumer choice and market competition.

06/12/2002
Senate Leader, in Surprise Move, Opens Debate on Estate Tax Repeal
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Senate Leader, in Surprise Move, Opens Debate on Estate Tax Repeal

BY Carl Hulse

The majority leader Tom Daschle abruptly opened Senate debate today on a Republican plan to repeal the estate tax permanently, complicating lobbying efforts by those on both sides of the issue. With just a few hours notice, the Democratic leadership initiated debate on a proposal to rescind the tax as of 2010. Under tax cuts adopted last year, the value of assets exempted from the tax would be gradually increased until 2010, and then the tax would be eliminated for one year before it returned to 2001 levels.

06/12/2002
Friends of the Taxpayer
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Friends of the Taxpayer

Thank you for signing our Pledge and voting against The Appropriations Act of 2001, a vote for the taxpayer!

06/11/2002
The Whole Government Needs Restructuring
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The Whole Government Needs Restructuring

“What I am proposing tonight is the most extensive reorganization of the federal government since the 1940s … The reason to create this department is not to increase the size of government, but to increase its focus and effectiveness.” President George W. Bush

06/11/2002
Highlights From NC CSE Day 2002
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Highlights From NC CSE Day 2002

< table width="32%" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" height="405" align="left"> Over 500 activists from all over North Carolina came to Raleigh to rally for lower taxes and less government. < p><

06/11/2002

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