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Coalition Criticizes Bush SS Privatization Plan
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Coalition Criticizes Bush SS Privatization Plan

BY Tom Fahey

CONCORD -- A coalition of senior citizens, social workers and Democrats yesterday criticized the Bush Administration's plans for Social Security privatization. Bush's Social Security study commission meets today to accept a draft of its first report. It calls for allowing part of the current 12.6 percent payroll tax to be used for private investment by individuals.

07/24/2001
The Checks Are In the MailFirst wave of tax rebate checks arrive
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The Checks Are In the MailFirst wave of tax rebate checks arrive

On Saturday, millions of Americans began to receive their rebate checks from the IRS. In the coming weeks, nearly 100 million taxpayers will receive rebates totaling nearly $40 billion. Paul Beckner, president of Citizens for a Sound Economy, issued the following statement regarding these rebates and their importance: "The Treasury Department has begun sending out tax rebate checks to millions of hardworking American taxpayers. This much needed tax rebate is due to President Bush’s tax relief plan, which passed Congress a few weeks ago.

07/23/2001
No One Is Minding The Store
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Press Release

No One Is Minding The Store

Those elected by the people to serve in government are entrusted with an enormous power - the power to levy taxes upon the people they represent. This enormous power confers a corresponding duty to carefully scrutinize every aspect of government and to arrange the functions of government so that the minimum amount absolutely necessary is taken from the taxpayers who earn the money to begin with.

07/23/2001
Rebate Used As Political Fodder
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Rebate Used As Political Fodder

BY Gregg Herrington

Seeking political capital from the federal income tax rebates, Republican congressional candidate Trent Matson traveled up Interstate 5 on Monday, praising the Bush-inspired law and criticizing Rep. Brian Baird for opposing it. Matson, who next year will challenge Baird for the second time, gathered four local residents in front of the St. Johns IGA grocery store to celebrate rebate checks to 90 million Americans.

07/23/2001
Coble Dismisses Zebulon's Request for Help
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Coble Dismisses Zebulon's Request for Help

BY T. Keung Hui

months after Zebulon went to court to kick the Carolina Mudcats baseball team out of Five County Stadium unless the team paid more rent, the town is asking the local big boys - Raleigh and Wake County - to join its fight. Clyde Holt, an attorney who represents both Zebulon and the Triangle East Regional Sports Authority, the public body that oversees the stadium, asked the Raleigh City Council on Tuesday to intervene in the suit. Holt also sent a letter to Wake County officials asking the county for support.

07/21/2001
Democrats Warn of Spending Cuts
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Democrats Warn of Spending Cuts

BY Eric Dyer

Budget talks have reached an impasse in the General Assembly, and legislative leaders say a hard decision must come next week on whether to raise taxes or slash government services to plug huge holes in the state's finances. Democrats, in a last-ditch effort to build public support for higher levies, warned Thursday that education and human services would sustain deep cuts and see some new initiatives shelved unless lawmakers bring in more money.

07/20/2001
Lincoln CSE Activists Celebrate Incorporation Bill Defeat
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Lincoln CSE Activists Celebrate Incorporation Bill Defeat

Yesterday Lincoln CSE members were overjoyed about the news that their hard work paid off. S 24, the bill to Incorporate West Norman, was overwhelmingly defeated 90-25 in the North Carolina House of Representatives. CSE’s activists saw the bill as just another attempt to increase taxes, the size of government, and regulation through Incorporation. Through a carefully orchestrated campaign, CSE activists refuted claims by proponents of the bill that incorporation would actually mean "lower taxes."

07/19/2001
Johnston's heriff pours himself into his work
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Johnston's heriff pours himself into his work

07/19/2001
Environmental Groups to Look Closely At Future Federal Judges
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Environmental Groups to Look Closely At Future Federal Judges

BY Patty Reinert

WASHINGTON - Worried that President Bush will attack the nation's long-standing environmental protection laws through the courts, a dozen environmental groups announced Wednesday that they will for the first time scrutinize nominees to the federal bench.

07/19/2001
More Than 100 Senate, House Members Urge Bush to Protect Consumer Interests
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More Than 100 Senate, House Members Urge Bush to Protect Consumer Interests

Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress jointly sent a letter today to President George W. Bush, with House and Senate resolutions signed by more than 100 members, urging him to assure that the Administration will protect the interests of consumers and workers from potentially onerous duties being requested by U.S. lumber producers seeking to limit the amount of lumber imported from Canada. The letter applauded the Administration for letting the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) expire on March 31. That five-year agreement set quotas limiting the amount of lumber allowed into the U.S. from Canada. Shortly after it expired, the domestic lumber producers filed requests to the Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission asking for countervailing duty and antidumping tariffs that, if imposed, could amount to a 78 percent tax on consumers on every piece of Canadian lumber used in U.S. homebuilding and remodeling. "It is essential that these cases be handled in a fair and transparent manner, with the interests of U.S. homebuyers and lumber users given due consideration as those of the other parties," the letter urged. "We are concerned with the potential damage such duties would impose on our economy," the letter said. "They could raise the cost of a typical new home anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000. U.S. Census Bureau data have shown that a price hike of such magnitude could drive nearly 1.2 million households out of the housing market each year, depriving them of the American dream of home ownership." The letter, signed by a bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives led by Senators Don Nickles (R-OK) and Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the original co-sponsors of the two resolutions, S. Con. Res. 4 and H. Con. Res. 45, which were included with the letter. The resolutions supported the March ending of the SLA, and urges that there not be any new trade restraints on lumber from Canada that would continue to price families out of the housing market, mostly first time homeowners, elderly and those purchasing manufactured housing. "Clearly, the economic health of this nation relies, in part, on a strong housing market, the letter continues. "Creating arbitrary trade restrictions could weaken consumer confidence and have far reaching effects on this sector of our economy." "President Bush has made strong statements supporting the important economic benefits that come from free trade and open markets, and has spoken equally strongly about the need for more affordable housing," said Susan Petniunas, coordinator of the alliance of American Consumers for Affordable Homes (ACAH). "Imposing such taxes on softwood lumber is totally counter to those positions. We are optimistic that American consumer interests, when fairly considered, can prevail." Approximately six million U.S. workers are involved in lumber-using businesses, including home builders, remodelers, lumber dealers, and workers in industries such as wood pallet manufacturers, window frame and bed makers. Workers associated with the consumers of lumber outnumber lumber-producing workers by 25 to 1 in the United States. The ACAH is an alliance of 15-organizations, representing approximately 95 percent of softwood lumber use in the U.S. ACAH members include CHEP USA, Citizens for a Sound Economy, Consumers for World Trade, Free Trade Lumber Council, The Home Depot, International Mass Retail Association, International Sleep Products Association, Leggett & Platt Inc., Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform, Manufactured Housing Institute, National Association of Home Builders, National Black Chamber of Commerce, National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association, National Retail Federation, and the United States Hispanic Contractors Association.

07/19/2001

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