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Nevada Tax Update
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Nevada Tax Update

At the start of 2003, Republican Governor Kenny Guinn proposed a $1.1 billion tax increase. Shortly after Guinn introduced this plan, Dan Burdish, a Nevada businessman, founded Nevadans for Restraint. The organization promised to use a 1904 amendment that allows voters to put laws passed by the state government up to a referendum. The tax increase includes an $200 increase of the per employee annual business license to $300 until replaced by a .25 percent gross receipts tax starting in July 2005, a 70 cent per pack increase of the cigarette tax to $1.05, a .25 percent increase in the gross gaming tax to 6.5 percent, a 7.3 percent tax on admission to movies, professional sports events, strip clubs, and other amusements, a property tax increase of 16 cents per $100 in assessed value, an 89 percent increase in alcohol taxes, a 50 percent increase in incorporation fees, and a recommendation that the legislature levy sales taxes against untaxed professions such as law and lawn maintenance. (AP 3/5/03)

02/23/2004
Wisconsin: It’s the Spending, Stupid
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Wisconsin: It’s the Spending, Stupid

In today’s tenuous economy, Americans are working harder and longer to maintain their ideal of a quality life. Wage increases are smaller and the dollar doesn’t seem to go as far as it used to.

02/20/2004
Pumped-up Social Security reform
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Pumped-up Social Security reform

BY MAX PAPPAS

Patrice Hill's Feb. 10 Page One article, "Bush Seeks $1 trillion debt boost," misrepresents what happens when reform changes Social Security from an unfunded pay-as-you-go system to a fully funded system based on personal retirement accounts. In proposing such a change, President Bush is not boosting the debt one cent. He is simply explicitly recognizing money that is implicitly owed to future retirees. The annual deficit — the difference between what the government receives from taxes in a fiscal year and what it spends — may temporarily increase as the old system is phased out, but not the debt, the total amount owed by the government. In fact, shifting to personal retirement accounts would result in the largest government debt reduction in the history of the world. The unfunded liability of Social Security is $10.5 trillion — the sum of the promises made to current and future retirees. This number will continue to grow and be an increasingly heavy burden on future generations unless we allow for personal retirement accounts. Under such reform, the government will pay off already made promises but will not add any more as workers opt to divert their payroll tax dollars into accounts they would own and control and use to fund their retirements. In calling for personal retirement accounts, Mr. Bush is saying Social Security should no longer be based on wimpy economics: "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."

02/20/2004
CSE Wisconsin Rallies for Social Security Reform
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CSE Wisconsin Rallies for Social Security Reform

Braving near-zero temperatures, CSE activists joined the hundreds of other people demonstrating at the recent Democratic Presidential Debate in Milwaukee. Clamoring for Social Security reform, the activists stood abreast to a variety of other organizations certain in their hopes that their message would carry over to the debate.

02/19/2004
Bedford CSE To Recommend "No" Vote on All Articles
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Bedford CSE To Recommend "No" Vote on All Articles

New Hampshire Citizens for a Sound Economy (NH CSE) State Director Chuck McGee announced today that the Bedford CSE chapter would be recommending a “No” vote on all the articles before the voters of Bedford on the March 9th election.

02/19/2004
Davie County CSE Holds Feb. Meeting
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Davie County CSE Holds Feb. Meeting

On February 18, 2004, at 12 noon, 15 CSE members met in Mocksville, NC at the Prime Sirloin Steak House. The guest speaker was Lt. Gov. candidate Bill Boyd. Bill pledged to support lowering taxes across the board for individuals and corporations and said he would sign the CSE pledge to not raise taxes. Bill agrees with CSE that low, simple tax code will do more to grow the economy and attract new businesses than targeted tax incentive packages.CSE is inviting all candidates in the Lt. Governor race to meet and discuss these important issues.

02/19/2004
CSE Wisconsin Rallies for Social Security Reform
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CSE Wisconsin Rallies for Social Security Reform

Braving near-zero temperatures, CSE activists joined the hundreds of other people demonstrating at the recent Democratic Presidential Debate in Milwaukee. Clamoring for Social Security reform, the activists stood abreast to a variety of other organizations certain in their hopes that their message would carry over to the debate.

02/19/2004
Bedford CSE To Recommend "No" Vote on All Articles
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Bedford CSE To Recommend "No" Vote on All Articles

New Hampshire Citizens for a Sound Economy (NH CSE) State Director Chuck McGee announced today that the Bedford CSE chapter would be recommending a “No” vote on all the articles before the voters of Bedford on the March 9th election.

02/19/2004
Davie County CSE Holds Feb. Meeting
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Davie County CSE Holds Feb. Meeting

On February 18, 2004, at 12 noon, 15 CSE members met in Mocksville, NC at the Prime Sirloin Steak House. The guest speaker was Lt. Gov. candidate Bill Boyd. Bill pledged to support lowering taxes across the board for individuals and corporations and said he would sign the CSE pledge to not raise taxes. Bill agrees with CSE that low, simple tax code will do more to grow the economy and attract new businesses than targeted tax incentive packages.CSE is inviting all candidates in the Lt. Governor race to meet and discuss these important issues.

02/19/2004
North Carolina's Polk County CSE Holds February Meeting
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North Carolina's Polk County CSE Holds February Meeting

Twenty-five dedicated CSE members attended the Polk County CSE regular monthly meeting on Feb. 12, 2004. CSE is preparing for an aggressive voter education campaign this fall, and Polk CSE is already laying the groundwork. The meeting was held at Isothermal Community College in Tryon, North Carolina. Check out the great photos of our speakers!

02/18/2004

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