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Capitol Comment 269 - Pull the Plug on Unauthorized Spending
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Capitol Comment 269 - Pull the Plug on Unauthorized Spending

Republican House and Senate leaders are under tremendous pressure from Bill Clinton and many of their colleagues to bust the discretionary spending caps established by the 1997 balanced budget agreement. But the leadership has a weapon that, if they are willing to use it, could undermine many of Clinton’s pet initiatives while tempering the spending frenzy of their colleagues. All the leadership needs to do is enforce the congressional rules that prohibit spending money on unauthorized programs.

03/09/2000
Capitol Comment 268 - H.R. 644: Price Controls for Seniors' Prescription Drugs
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Capitol Comment 268 - H.R. 644: Price Controls for Seniors' Prescription Drugs

House Democrats, led by Rep. Tom Allen (D-Maine), have introduced the Prescription Drug Fairness for Seniors Act of 1999 (H.R. 664). More recently, they filed a petition to force a vote on the bill. By instituting price controls through the back door, the bill inflicts rationing on seniors, forces higher medical costs on everyone else, freezes the development of new cures, and means higher taxes for us all.1

02/22/2000
Capitol Comment 267 - H.R. 1495: Kennedy-Style Tax-and-Spend Liberalism at its Finest
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Capitol Comment 267 - H.R. 1495: Kennedy-Style Tax-and-Spend Liberalism at its Finest

Congressional liberals have stepped up their campaign for a big government program to control seniors’ access to medicines. They recently filed a petition to force a vote on H. R. 1495. This bill is the house version of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s (D-Mass.) “Access to Prescription Medications in Medicare Act of 1999,” a universal entitlement program that would dramatically increase Medicare costs.1 Under the bill, also known as S. 841, Medicare would pay most of the prescription costs for all retirees through Medicare Part B (see table).

02/22/2000
Capitol Comment 266 - The ACEA Agreement: Reopening the Kyoto Café
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Capitol Comment 266 - The ACEA Agreement: Reopening the Kyoto Café

In July 1998, the European Commission and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) negotiated an agreement intended to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger cars. At the heart of this agreement is a commitment by ACEA to increase automobile fuel-efficiency by nearly 30 percent.

02/09/2000
Capitol Comment 266 - The ACEA Agreement: Reopening the Kyoto Café
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Capitol Comment 266 - The ACEA Agreement: Reopening the Kyoto Café

In July 1998, the European Commission and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) negotiated an agreement intended to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger cars. At the heart of this agreement is a commitment by ACEA to increase automobile fuel-efficiency by nearly 30 percent.

02/09/2000
Capitol Comment 265 - Scrap the Code: Good Politics and Good Policy
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Capitol Comment 265 - Scrap the Code: Good Politics and Good Policy

"Scrap the Code" is becoming a silent mantra in the early stages of the presidential primaries. Most candidates have heard this popular mandate from the public and have responded by making substantive proposals for, or at least paying lip service to, a fairer, flatter tax system. In classic grassroots style, the presidential candidates are being pulled toward this issue. Tax reform, once considered dead with the failed 1996 presidential race of Steve Forbes, is now a legitimate issue four years later.

01/31/2000
Capitol Comment 264 - The Internet: Do the Candidates Get It?
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Capitol Comment 264 - The Internet: Do the Candidates Get It?

The Republican debates have always provided an ample opportunity for voters to learn where candidates stand on tax issues. What is new this year is an emphasis on taxation of the Internet and electronic commerce. It appears the candidates are just beginning to hear the message from voters: We need a new tax code that respects the modern family and encourages the emerging digital economy.

01/14/2000
Capitol Comment 263 - Lessons From This Year’s Budget Debacle
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Capitol Comment 263 - Lessons From This Year’s Budget Debacle

In the heat of the debate over Congress’s $792 billion tax relief plan, Bill Archer, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, guaranteed his colleagues that unless they fought to return the $1 trillion in general fund surpluses to hard-working Americans, "the politicians will spend every dime of it on more government programs. They always have, and they always will." Lawmakers shamelessly used the pretense of meeting Clinton’s demands as cover for filling this year’s spending bills with hundreds of pork barrel projects.

12/10/1999
Capitol Comment 262 - Old Regulations for the New Economy
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Capitol Comment 262 - Old Regulations for the New Economy

Generally speaking, organizations that keep two sets of accounting records have something to hide. Organized crime is such an example. Congress is perhaps another, given all the spending that exists "off budget." However, many local phone companies also keep two sets of books, but not because they are doing anything wrong – the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) forces them to comply with two different sets of accounting standards.

11/29/1999
Capitol Comment 261 - You’ve Got Money ... The Internet Paves the Way for Small Business
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Capitol Comment 261 - You’ve Got Money ... The Internet Paves the Way for Small Business

The romantic comedy You’ve Got Mail seems to have found the pulse of the nineties. Tom Hanks plays the chain store bully who forces Meg Ryan’s small, family-owned bookstore out of business. However, that story has been around since Wal-Mart first came on the scene; what makes this a nineties romantic comedy is that Ryan and Hanks meet online, and they fall in love as they exchange email. The Internet has really only emerged in the last four or five years, but already has made a tremendous impact on the way Americans communicate, both personally and professionally.

11/12/1999

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