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Ignoring Our Rally
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Ignoring Our Rally

BY Avery McGrew

Your June 21 edition once again showed the liberal bias of the paper. The day before, CSE (Citizens for a Sound Economy) held a Day at the Capitol. Where were you?

06/22/2000
CSE President Paul Beckner's Letter to the Senate on H.R. 3916, The Telephone Excise Tax Repeal Bill
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CSE President Paul Beckner's Letter to the Senate on H.R. 3916, The Telephone Excise Tax Repeal Bill

June 21, 2000 Dear Senator: CSE recruits, educates, motivates and mobilizes a growing army of volunteer activists to fight for less government, lower taxes and more freedom. On behalf of our 250,000 members, I urge you to vote in favor of H.R. 3916 “The Telephone Excise Tax Repeal Bill.” This is an onerous tax that affects 95 percent of Americans and must be repealed.

06/21/2000
CSE's Grassroots Activists Storm AG’s Office
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CSE's Grassroots Activists Storm AG’s Office

Raleigh, NC – More than 50 Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) grassroots activists filled the lobby of the North Carolina Department of Justice as they paid a visit to the office of NC Attorney General (AG) Mike Easley.

06/21/2000
Perseverance Triumphs Over IRS
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Perseverance Triumphs Over IRS

BY James C. Miller III

Call it another profile in courage. A citizen stands up to political assaults and government intimidation, pays a tremendous price, but is vindicated. That citizen is Jeff Eisenach, and his story needs to be told.

06/21/2000
Stop the Exploitation of Our Legal System
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Stop the Exploitation of Our Legal System

The 40,000 members of California Citizens for a Sound Economy today urged Senator Dianne Feinstein to support Senate Bill 353, The Class Action Fairness Act. If passed, this bill would allow individuals to move a class action lawsuit from state to federal court. Many class actions on the state level provide consumers with useless coupons or nominal financial recoveries, while providing their lawyers with millions of dollars.

06/20/2000
Bids Reported for Trash of Microsoft Ally
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Bids Reported for Trash of Microsoft Ally

BY John Schwartz

It was about two weeks ago when Blanca Lopez offered the two cleaning workers in her office building a little cash for trash, according to the cleaning company. Lou DeLeon, general manager of P&R Enterprises, gave this account: Lopez offered about $ 50 each for the paper coming out the door at the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT). Just bring it over to the offices of Upstream Technologies, on the same floor, she said. When they declined, she sweetened her offer to $ 500 apiece--with an extra $ 200 for the supervisor. They refused again.

06/20/2000
Republicans Pledge No New Taxes as Conservatives Lobby Legislature
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Republicans Pledge No New Taxes as Conservatives Lobby Legislature

BY Dennis Patterson

Increased spending, not tax reductions, have helped put the pinch on the state budget, House Minority Leader Richard Morgan told a conservative group lobbying the Legislature on Tuesday. "Some people would like to blame the tax cuts while our side was on the watch," Morgan told about 400 people attending a rally sponsored by Citizens for a Sound Economy. "I would be happy for them to try to make that argument.

06/20/2000
Trial Lawyers Contributed $508,000 to Democratic Senate Campaigns in the Month of April
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Trial Lawyers Contributed $508,000 to Democratic Senate Campaigns in the Month of April

On June 2nd, the Associated Press published an article entitled, “Trial Lawyers Give $500,000 as Legislation Heads to Senate Floor,” outlining the trial lawyers’ campaign to defeat Senate Bills 353 and 1185 which are currently scheduled to be introduced to the Senate floor later this month.

06/19/2000
‘Regulation Through Litigation’ Democracy Undermined
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‘Regulation Through Litigation’ Democracy Undermined

The Washington Post published an editorial on June 7th written by Robert J. Samuelson entitled, “Lawyers Unchained.” The author provides a keen examination of the current climate of ‘regulation through litigation,’ citing numerous cases of national interest including the Justice Department’s antitrust case against Microsoft; and the assaults against the tobacco, gun, and healthcare industries. This is what he wrote:

06/19/2000
Tech Bytes – Tid Bits in Tech News: Government Privacy Commission?
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Tech Bytes – Tid Bits in Tech News: Government Privacy Commission?

Of all the recent Congressional proposals to address online privacy concerns, Representative Asa Hutchinson’s Privacy Commission Act (H.R. 4049) might become law.

06/19/2000

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