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CSE: Taxpayers One Step Closer To Meaningful Tax Relief
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CSE: Taxpayers One Step Closer To Meaningful Tax Relief

Today, the United States Senate approved President Bush's tax relief proposal by a vote of 62-38. Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) President Paul Beckner issued the following statement regarding the overwhelming support in the Senate of President Bush's tax relief package: "Today, working Americans are one step closer to meaningful tax relief. The Senate passed President Bush's tax relief package overwhelmingly. "This step is due to the hard work of American people, such as the tens of thousands of CSE activists who have fought from the very beginning for the tax relief they deserve. Finally, we are on the cusp of meaningful tax relief. "We wish to thank President Bush and those in Congress who worked hard for meaningful tax relief for working Americans and their families." For more about CSE's position on tax relief please visit http://www.cse.org/informed/taxes.html. CSE is a grassroots advocacy and education organization dedicated to economic freedom. For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Chad Cowan at 202-942-7692 or by email at ccowan(At)cse.org. KEYWORDS: GOVERNMENT, TAXES

05/23/2001
Advocates say tax increase preferable to cuts in services
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Advocates say tax increase preferable to cuts in services

BY SCOTT MOONEYHAM

Diana Hertz says lawmakers should think hard before cutting the budgets of state agencies that serve the poor and disabled. A single mother of a 5-year-old son, Hertz says she would be on welfare instead of making $26,000 a year as an office manager if it weren't for state and federal child care subsidies.

05/23/2001
Energy Crisis Heightens, Supplies Dwindle
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Energy Crisis Heightens, Supplies Dwindle

Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) and its "activist army" have called on Congress to work closely with President Bush on implementation of his national energy plan. Paul Beckner, President of CSE, issued the following statement regarding the production and supply crisis that faces our country: "In the last eight years 36 oil refineries have closed. Differing fuel standards have put many smaller refineries out of business and have made many areas of the country vulnerable to price shocks.

05/22/2001
Thank You For Pledging to Hold the Line
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Thank You For Pledging to Hold the Line

Prominent leaders in both the Democrat and Republican Parties signed a pledge not to raise taxes – and taxpayers are now saying thank you for your pledge. NC CSE has signed pledges and commitments from a majority of members of the North Carolina House of Representatives and 18 members of the North Carolina Senate. This gives a clear majority of votes needed to stop any tax increase in the 2001-02 session of the North Carolina General Assembly.

05/22/2001
If I Had $1.35 Trillion
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If I Had $1.35 Trillion

In the popular song “If I Had $1,000,000” by the Barenaked Ladies, the lead singer opines about what he would do if he suddenly stumbled upon fantastic wealth. According to the song, he would purchase fantastic luxuries such as a fur coat, a Picasso painting, and a monkey. Hopefully, Congress will not undergo a similar spending spree with the massive budget surplus that the federal government is expected to accumulate over the next ten years.

05/21/2001
Iowans Rally For Common-Sense Energy Policies and Support the Bush Plan
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Iowans Rally For Common-Sense Energy Policies and Support the Bush Plan

On May 17, 2001, grassroots members of Iowa Citizens for a Sound Economy (Iowa CSE) gathered outside of an energy conversion facility in Nevada, Iowa, that President Bush was touring, to demonstrate their support for the president’s energy plan. "Our activists in Iowa turned out to say that reliable and affordable energy is important to not only average people in Iowa, but all Americans," said Jason Gross, Iowa CSE Director.

05/21/2001
NAIC Considers Reforms In Personal Lines Regulation
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NAIC Considers Reforms In Personal Lines Regulation

BY E. E. MAZIER

As promised at the spring meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in March, the Improvements to State-Based Systems (EX) Working Group has begun looking into the possibility of modernizing the regulation of personal lines insurance. Insurance regulators, industry trade groups, consumer advocates and educators participated in an interim session in Kansas City, Mo. from April 30 through May 1. A day-and-a-half was devoted to panel presentations and the last half-day consisted of roundtable discussion.

05/21/2001
A GROWING FAMILY SEES REAL HELP FROM THE EXTRA MONEY
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A GROWING FAMILY SEES REAL HELP FROM THE EXTRA MONEY

BY JENNIFER A. DLOUHY AND CHARLES POPE

In the war on taxes, Shoreline residents Paul and Heather Savage are willing foot soldiers. Neither rich nor poor, they lead a modest but comfortable life that, like many families, revolves around their children, their community and their work. And like millions of middle-class families, the Savages eagerly embrace the idea of lower taxes. They were one of two dozen "tax families" enlisted by President Bush during the campaign to highlight the need for tax cuts, and like Bush, they believe lower taxes are fair and necessary.

05/21/2001
National Debt Overkill
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National Debt Overkill

As published in The Washington Times, May 18, 2001 An important new white paper on the economy by Jack Kemp, published by Empower.org, should be must reading for all Americans.

05/18/2001
Congress's Virtual School Reform
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Congress's Virtual School Reform

As published in The New York Times, May 18, 2001 The Senate will soon complete work on President Bush's education bill, just as the House begins to consider amendments to it. Without some fundamental changes, however, this once bold plan is scarcely worth enacting.

05/18/2001

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