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Bush's War (on Warming)
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Bush's War (on Warming)

Monday's Washington Times had a story indicating that President Bush would give a major speech on global warming today -- and that it would likely include a significant shift in climate change policy.

04/15/2008
S&P: Mortgage Bailout Could Cost Taxpayers $1.4 Trillion, Wreck U.S. Credit Rating
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S&P: Mortgage Bailout Could Cost Taxpayers $1.4 Trillion, Wreck U.S. Credit Rating

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The ratings agency Standard & Poor's yesterday described the profound risks Congress, the Bush Administration, and the Federal Reserve are creating by expanding the role of the GSE's and through expanded Fed lending to financial institutions.    Reuters reports:

04/15/2008
The Hood Ornament for Incompetence.
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The Hood Ornament for Incompetence.

How is the IRS broken?  Let me count the ways.  Or, no, let's just forget the counting (though if you really want, try the Tax Foundation's page on tax compliance costs) and look at this one story from the Washington Post.

04/15/2008
Congress Owes a Better Budget on Tax Day
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Congress Owes a Better Budget on Tax Day

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04/15/2008
FreedomWorks North Carolina Celebrates NO-OLF Victory
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FreedomWorks North Carolina Celebrates NO-OLF Victory

After a battle waging more than six years, FreedomWorks members across North Carolina and our nation celebrate an amazing victory for private property rights.  On Saturday, March 29,  more than 300 NO-OLF activists spent the evening celebrating together at the Beasley Farm Shop in Plymouth, NC.  North Carolina FreedomWorks State Director Allen Page and Legislative Liaison Kathy Hartkopf were delighted to share in the festivities.

04/15/2008
Key Vote "Yes" H.R. 2734: The Tax Increase Prevention Act
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Key Vote "Yes" H.R. 2734: The Tax Increase Prevention Act

On behalf of hundreds of thousands of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to Vote “Yes” on H.R. 2734, the Tax Increase Prevention Act.  The bill, authored by Tim Walberg (MI) will end the $683 billion tax increase passed as part of the FY 2009 budget proposal.  

04/15/2008
Tax Rant
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Tax Rant

I'll refrain from posting my own tax rant (believe me, it's better for both of us).  But Megan McArdle's rant warrants posting, and is especially close to my heart because I, too, made a mid year move (and, as with McArdle, it was from New York, which has even more insanely complicated tax-filing procedures -- as well as far higher taxes -- than other states):

04/14/2008
Angry Renters
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Angry Renters

We recently set up AngryRenter.com, complete with a petition for renters and responsible homeowners to sign opposing a federal mortgage bailout. As I mentioned in the last post, opposition to a bailout is pretty high, as many view it (rightly, I think) as a taxpayer funded lottery payout for folks who gambled on property values.

04/14/2008
To Bail Or Not to Bail
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To Bail Or Not to Bail

The editors at NRO point out that, although John McCain seems to have stated opposition to anything that resembles a mortgage bailout (in my view, correctly), it increasingly appears that he wants to effect a plan that is, well, a bailout.

04/14/2008
Slippery Slopes
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Slippery Slopes

In which theoretically minor bans and regulations lead to totally outlandish instances of government overreach and/or unintended consequences.  Today's example, courtesy of Techdirt:

04/14/2008

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