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A Ticket to Nowhere
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A Ticket to Nowhere

ORGANIZATION: Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation - sponsors a luncheon program on "A Ticket to Nowhere: The New Drive for Regulation in the Telecommunications and Transportation Markets." TIME: 12 noon LOCATION: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building CONTACT: Paul Hilliar, 202-942-7658 PARTICIPANTS: James Burnley, partner, Winston and Strawn; Glenn Scammel, majority counsel, House Subcommittee on Railroads; Jerry Ellig, senior research fellow, Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation TYPE: Luncheon

03/20/2001
Panel Speaks At GTCC Against Proposed Lottery
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Panel Speaks At GTCC Against Proposed Lottery

BY Aulica Rutland

Chris Fitzsimon wonders whether Gov. Mike Easley would consider pumping state dollars into alcohol advertising in hopes of increasing revenues from the state 's alcohol taxes to support education. Would Easley think of saying: ''We need more money. Our classes are too big. Please buy another fifth of Jack Daniel's,'' Fitzsimon, director of the Commonsense Foundation, asked Saturday morning at a panel discussion on the lottery Easley has proposed to support education.

03/18/2001
North Carolina CSE Foundation Challenges Lottery Supporters To a Debate on the Lottery
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Press Release

North Carolina CSE Foundation Challenges Lottery Supporters To a Debate on the Lottery

Greensboro - Over 150 people showed up for a Lottery Summit at Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro, North Carolina, to listen to two respective panels of economic and social experts talk about how the Lottery, if implemented, would impact the people and communities of North Carolina.

03/17/2001
The Case for Open Global Capital Markets
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The Case for Open Global Capital Markets

ABSTRACT: With the recent push towards globalization, restricting capital flow and the role of the International Monetary Fund have been hotly debated. Restricting capital flows has negative effects on both the investors and the receivers of the capital. With diminished access to capital, entreprenuers in less developed countries have difficulty getting started, thus depriving society of the benefits of new businesses. Improved capital flow would increase productivity, lessens risks of investment, stabilizes economies, and improves standards of living. The IMF’s role also needs to decrease to achieve a more efficient global economy. In the past, it has consistently bailed out international investors that make poor decisions, and it fails to sufficiently encourage economic reforms. Removal of the IMF as a ‘lender of last resorts’ would encourage more efficient use of capital and investments. It would also encourage countries not getting much investment to reform their system, creating a better environment for investment, and consequently promoting economic growth. Through a global capital market, the world can experience massive economic growth, improving the situations of people in all countries.

03/15/2001
How Everyday Texans Would Get Significant Tax Relief
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How Everyday Texans Would Get Significant Tax Relief

President Bush’s tax cut proposal would give real Texans the significant tax relief they deserve. While big government proponents label it a "tax cut for the rich," all Americans would benefit from across the board cuts in marginal rates. In fact, under Bush’s proposal the richest Americans would shoulder a higher percentage of the overall tax burden than they currently do. More importantly, over the next ten years this proposal would return $13,772 in federal taxes per Texas household.[1] The facts on how Bush’s proposal would provide tax relief for real Texas families:

03/15/2001
Prepared Statement of Russ Walker Before the Oregon Senate Revenue Committee on the Matter of S.B. 660 and Internet Taxation
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Prepared Statement of Russ Walker Before the Oregon Senate Revenue Committee on the Matter of S.B. 660 and Internet Taxation

Prepared Statement Of Russ Walker Director, Oregon CSE Before the Oregon Senate Revenue Committee On the Matter of S.B. 660 and Internet Taxation March 15, 2001 Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak to you this morning about a bill of great significance to Oregon Consumers, SB 660, "The 2001 Internet Tax Ban." My name is Russ Walker and I am the director of Oregon Citizens for a Sound Economy, a citizen-based grassroots organization with over 8,000 members across the state.

03/15/2001
Oregon CSE Director Russ Walker Testifies Before Oregon Senate Revenue Committee on S.B. 660
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Oregon CSE Director Russ Walker Testifies Before Oregon Senate Revenue Committee on S.B. 660

"S.B. 660 is about providing more economic development opportunities for Oregon." - Russ Walker

03/15/2001
Trust Names 'Cooler Heads' Chairman The Clean Air 'Villain Of The Month'
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Trust Names 'Cooler Heads' Chairman The Clean Air 'Villain Of The Month'

The non-profit Clean Air Trust today awarded its clean air "Villain of the Month" award for March to Myron Ebell, Director of Global Warming and International Environmental Policy for the reactionary Competitive Enterprise Institute and chairman of the radical anti-clean air "Cooler Heads Coalition." Ebell earned this dubious distinction by leading a ferocious lobbying charge to persuade President Bush to reverse his campaign pledge to control electric utility emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas linked to global warming. "We have won a famous victory, and everyone should congratulate themselves on the work they did to achieve this end," Ebell said in a March 14 e-mail to anti-clean air allies. "This, after all, could be a turning point in the war to save industrial civilization from itself." (The full e-mail is available from the Clean Air Trust.) Ebell urged his cohorts to step up opposition against environmentally friendly candidates for appointments in the Bush administration, including the post of assistant administrator for air pollution control at the Environmental Protection Agency. This lobbying blitz was nothing new for the Cooler Heads Coalition, a motley array of radical anti-clean air groups, mostly funded by business, with ties to the extreme right wing of the Republican party. (Note the list of "Cooler Head" members at the end of this report.) Ebell himself and other members of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) have never been shy about injecting partisan rhetoric into any debate. "President Clinton's statements about the threat of global warming are little more than hot air," said Ebell, in reaction to Clinton's last State of the Union Address in January 2000. The "Clinton-Gore administration" has "a very clear energy policy... It is to reduce the production of fossil fuels, construct supplies of fossil fuels, and raise energy prices," he said in a commentary published last September in the arch-conservative Washington Times newspaper. Added his CEI colleague Christopher Horner (counsel to the Cooler Heads Coalition) in a separate letter to the Washington Times: "The Clinton-Gore administration is concerned about higher energy costs? That concern is nothing a victory in November can't solve." (Let's digress for one second to point out that, thankfully, Ebell and his ilk don't speak for all elected Republicans. For example, today Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) and Senators James Jeffords (R-VT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are joining in a bipartisan effort to reduce greenhouse gases and other pollutants from coal-fired electric power plants. Contrary to the assertions of Ebell and President Bush that proposed greenhouse gas controls threaten energy supplies, this very progressive piece of legislation would have absolutely no impact on the current energy situation. It wouldn't even require emission reductions until 2007!) Ebell also apparently has close ties to former Rep. David McIntosh of Indiana, a longtime opponent of clean-air controls. Ebell praised McIntosh during the latter's failed campaign last year to become Indiana's governor, and he touted him again in the March 14 e-mail. That's because McIntosh, before leaving Congress, had requested that the Energy Information Administration (EIA) study the impacts pollution cleanup. As our colleagues at the Natural Resources Defense Council have noted, the resulting study was full of flaws that exaggerated the cost of carbon dioxide emission reductions. (Please contact us if you want the NRDC analysis.) At least Ebell's Competitive Enterprise Institute is consistent in its shrill anti-clean air propaganda. The reactionary think tank announced its "disappointment" with the February 27 unanimous Supreme Court decision upholding the bedrock principle of the Clean Air Act that national health standards should be based solely on science and the impacts of pollution on public health. CEI even blasted the 1999 decision by EPA to require cleaner cars and sport utility vehicles and low-sulfur gasoline. Clean air advocates should be very alert that Ebell has spoken favorably of the so-called "National Energy Security Act" recently introduced by Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska). Most infamous for its proposal to allow drilling in Alaska, this legislation also directly attacks the Clean Air Act by exempting alleged "clean coal" projects from clean air standards. ------ THE COOLER HEADS COALITION Alexis de Tocqueville Institution Americans for Tax Reform American Legislative Exchange Council American Policy Center Association of Concerned Taxpayers Center for Security Policy Citizens for a Sound Economy Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow Competitive Enterprise Institute Consumer Alert Defenders of Property Rights Frontiers of Freedom George C. Marshall Institute Heartland Institute Independent Institute Junkscience.com National Center for Policy Analysis National Center for Public Policy Research Pacific Research Institute Seniors Coalition 60 Plus Small Business Survival Committee The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition

03/15/2001
Citizens Group Applauds Presiden's Decision on CO2
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Citizens Group Applauds Presiden's Decision on CO2

Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) today praised President Bush for determining that carbon dioxide (CO2) should not be regulated as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act. "With this decision, President Bush has reaffirmed his commitment to common-sense environmental policies that are focused on addressing real threats to public health," Said Patrick Burns, CSE's Environmental Policy Director.

03/14/2001
Issue Analysis 116 - Oregon Plan Can Reignite the Flame of Internet Tax Freedom
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Issue Analysis 116 - Oregon Plan Can Reignite the Flame of Internet Tax Freedom

At the time of writing, 16 states are considering legislation to enlist in a “cooperating sovereignty” arrangement to force out-of-state businesses to collect their taxes. Two versions of the legislation exist: one proposed by the original cartel, the “Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Project,” (SSTP) and a slightly different version proposed by the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL).

03/14/2001

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