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Dingell Takes the Crash and Burn Approach

Today, Citizens for a Sound Economy criticized Rep. Dingell's bill to re-regulate the airlines. The bill would punish consumers for the faults of regulation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Erick Gustafson, Director of CSE's Center for Consumer Choice, issued the following statement: "Consumers are upset and deserve results, unfortunately Mr. Dingell's bill would only exacerbate these problems because it ignores the real issues. Instead, lawmakers should turn their attention to FAA reform and infrastructure upgrades.

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Dingell Takes the Crash and Burn Approach

Today, Citizens for a Sound Economy criticized Rep. Dingell's bill to re-regulate the airlines. The bill would punish consumers for the faults of regulation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Erick Gustafson, Director of CSE's Center for Consumer Choice, issued the following statement: "Consumers are upset and deserve results, unfortunately Mr. Dingell's bill would only exacerbate these problems because it ignores the real issues. Instead, lawmakers should turn their attention to FAA reform and infrastructure upgrades.

03/08/2001
Texas Needs Class Action Reform: Support SB 842 and HB 2072

What is a class action lawsuit?

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Texas Needs Class Action Reform: Support SB 842 and HB 2072

What is a class action lawsuit?

03/07/2001
For Now, Lobbyists Play by Bush's Rules

It didn't take Earl Pomeroy long to figure out that the Bush tax cut was on a fast track through the House - with big-time lobby power behind it. Phone calls and e-mails asking the North Dakota Democrat to send a big part of the surplus back to taxpayers started rolling in only hours after the president 's budget address last week. And many sounded alike, a clear sign of an organized lobbying effort.

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For Now, Lobbyists Play by Bush's Rules

BY Gail Russell Chaddock

It didn't take Earl Pomeroy long to figure out that the Bush tax cut was on a fast track through the House - with big-time lobby power behind it. Phone calls and e-mails asking the North Dakota Democrat to send a big part of the surplus back to taxpayers started rolling in only hours after the president 's budget address last week. And many sounded alike, a clear sign of an organized lobbying effort.

03/06/2001
Yet Another Attack on the Economy

Copley News Service, 03/06/2001 As if we haven't already had enough bad economic news, now come reports of another attack on the economy from within the Bush administration. Even as President George W. Bush stumps for his tax rate reductions, he's facing a rear-guard assault on his economic program by members of his own Cabinet: massive hikes in energy costs masquerading as environmental safeguards.

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Yet Another Attack on the Economy

Copley News Service, 03/06/2001 As if we haven't already had enough bad economic news, now come reports of another attack on the economy from within the Bush administration. Even as President George W. Bush stumps for his tax rate reductions, he's facing a rear-guard assault on his economic program by members of his own Cabinet: massive hikes in energy costs masquerading as environmental safeguards.

03/06/2001
Legislature Has Opportunity to Fix Shoreline Mess

In 1995, the Washington legislature passed a law ordering the Department of Ecology (DOE) to revamp its 1972 shoreline management rules. The legislature would have been well served to remember the old saying "be careful what you wish for, you just might get it." By putting the vague notion of the "public interest," ahead of the fundamental principle of individual property rights, DOE has constructed a regulatory nightmare.

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Legislature Has Opportunity to Fix Shoreline Mess

In 1995, the Washington legislature passed a law ordering the Department of Ecology (DOE) to revamp its 1972 shoreline management rules. The legislature would have been well served to remember the old saying "be careful what you wish for, you just might get it." By putting the vague notion of the "public interest," ahead of the fundamental principle of individual property rights, DOE has constructed a regulatory nightmare.

03/06/2001
A group of conservative think tanks...

A group of conservative think tanks last week wrote Congress panning a growing number of calls to split regional Bell operating companies into wholesale and retail units, with the wholesale companies making local loops equally available to all service providers. The groups, including the Cato Institute, the Progress & Freedom Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy, said they feared such a move would cause competitive local exchange carriers and the new wholesale loop companies to skimp on new infrastructure investment. The letter is available at: www.pff.org/Sep arateSubLetter022701.htm

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A group of conservative think tanks...

A group of conservative think tanks last week wrote Congress panning a growing number of calls to split regional Bell operating companies into wholesale and retail units, with the wholesale companies making local loops equally available to all service providers. The groups, including the Cato Institute, the Progress & Freedom Foundation and Citizens for a Sound Economy, said they feared such a move would cause competitive local exchange carriers and the new wholesale loop companies to skimp on new infrastructure investment. The letter is available at: www.pff.org/Sep arateSubLetter022701.htm

03/05/2001
Make All Tax Reductions Retroactive

March 5, 2001 The Honorable David Dreier Chairman Rules Committee H-312 Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Dear Mr. Chairman: I am writing to urge all members of the Rules Committee to support a Rule making in order the amendment offered by Representatives Jeff Flake and Mike Pence on H.R. 3. Their amendment would make all of the tax-rate reductions included in H.R. 3 retroactive to January 1, 2001 rather than only applying retroactivity to the new, lowest rate as provided for in the Ways and Means Committee bill.

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Make All Tax Reductions Retroactive

March 5, 2001 The Honorable David Dreier Chairman Rules Committee H-312 Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Dear Mr. Chairman: I am writing to urge all members of the Rules Committee to support a Rule making in order the amendment offered by Representatives Jeff Flake and Mike Pence on H.R. 3. Their amendment would make all of the tax-rate reductions included in H.R. 3 retroactive to January 1, 2001 rather than only applying retroactivity to the new, lowest rate as provided for in the Ways and Means Committee bill.

03/05/2001
CSE Principles of Education Reform

“We'll use the taxpayers' money to make sure the child learns. ... We want to be concerned about the results, not about the structures.” - Rodney Paige, Secretary of Education The goal of education reform should be to provide all students with the opportunity to receive a quality education. To accomplish this goal, parents need the tools to become active participants in their child’s education, and to hold schools accountable. This can be accomplished through the following:

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CSE Principles of Education Reform

“We'll use the taxpayers' money to make sure the child learns. ... We want to be concerned about the results, not about the structures.” - Rodney Paige, Secretary of Education The goal of education reform should be to provide all students with the opportunity to receive a quality education. To accomplish this goal, parents need the tools to become active participants in their child’s education, and to hold schools accountable. This can be accomplished through the following:

03/04/2001
The Economic Justification for Tax Cuts

Copley News Service, 03/04/2001 Reporters routinely trap Republican candidates into answering the political equivalent of the question "When did you stop beating your wife?": "What's more important, saving Social Security or cutting tax rates?" The proper response is, the only way to save Social Security is to cut tax rates. Republicans get trapped because they never seem to learn the simple yet profound truth expounded by President John F. Kennedy in 1961: "It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low."

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The Economic Justification for Tax Cuts

Copley News Service, 03/04/2001 Reporters routinely trap Republican candidates into answering the political equivalent of the question "When did you stop beating your wife?": "What's more important, saving Social Security or cutting tax rates?" The proper response is, the only way to save Social Security is to cut tax rates. Republicans get trapped because they never seem to learn the simple yet profound truth expounded by President John F. Kennedy in 1961: "It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low."

03/03/2001
Republican Forum Aims to Educate Oregon State U. Students on Tax Cuts

In hopes of informing the public on president George W. Bush's tax plan, the Oregon State University College Republicans held a forum Wednesday in MU 213. Bush's tax-cut plan, which was submitted to Congress Tuesday night, is an attempt to return money to taxpayers over a period of 10 years. Russ Walker, director of the Citizens for a Sound Economy, discussed the tax cut and how he feels it would improve our economy. "America has not had a major tax cut since 1981," Walker said. "Since then we have had five major tax increases."

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Republican Forum Aims to Educate Oregon State U. Students on Tax Cuts

BY Courtney Cross

In hopes of informing the public on president George W. Bush's tax plan, the Oregon State University College Republicans held a forum Wednesday in MU 213. Bush's tax-cut plan, which was submitted to Congress Tuesday night, is an attempt to return money to taxpayers over a period of 10 years. Russ Walker, director of the Citizens for a Sound Economy, discussed the tax cut and how he feels it would improve our economy. "America has not had a major tax cut since 1981," Walker said. "Since then we have had five major tax increases."

03/02/2001

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