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January 22, 2004
Alicia Robinson Federal tax revenues in the first fiscal quarter of 2004 increased by 3%, showing President Bush's tax cuts are achieving their goal, Rep. Chris Cox said in a statement. The U.S. Treasury last week released first-quarter data that reflect a 0.5% increase in individual income taxes, a 30% increase in corporate income taxes and a 3% increase in total tax revenues compared to the same quarter of 2003. In the statement, Cox, who chairs the House Policy Committee, said the economy's growth -- more than 8% in the last quarter -- is evidence that the tax cuts are working.
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By David Pearse | May 13, 2010
In response to Jamshed H. Dastur’s column about the loss of the middle class (Sounding Off: “America weaker with loss of the middle class,” May 5): Though Dastur claims American companies take jobs overseas, the American economy remained at full employment right up to the housing meltdown. So no matter how many jobs were outsourced, there were still plenty of jobs for anyone who wanted to work. Dastur says American corporations “pay little or no taxes.
NEWS
May 6, 2005
Alicia Robinson The news Sen. Dianne Feinstein brought from Washington, D.C., to Orange County on Thursday was grim: Between the nation's nearly half-trillion-dollar deficit and the filibuster-ending "nuclear option," something is bound to explode. "Eliminating the filibuster is really the final blow to minority rights in the Senate and the final step in the consolidation of executive power," Feinstein (D-Calif.) told an audience of about 400 people at an Orange County Forum lunch at the Sutton Place Hotel.
NEWS
January 17, 2008
President Bush and congressional Democrats appear to be crafting dueling measures to stimulate a weakening economy. Both sides favor some sort of tax cuts, but they differ on who should get them. What do you think Congress and the president should do to help the sluggish economy recover?   In my opinion, we should avoid having government “do something” just to show we are “doing something” if that “something” does not help.
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By JIM RIGHEIMER | August 25, 2007
It’s normal in a political year for candidates to talk about an “equitable” tax system. If you are on the far left of the Democratic Party and in control of both houses of Congress it is now time for you put your more “equitable” tax plan into place. The people who put Democrats in office, the left, have been complaining the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer. The truth is all boats have risen since the post-9/11 tax cuts of 2001.
NEWS
By Chriss Street | January 12, 2013
Ronald Reagan understood that Congress is in the business of growing the size of government. Raising taxes to supposedly cut government deficits is the scam that politicians use to increase their ability to borrow more money to spend. As President Reagan famously said, "The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much. " Reagan, as a true conservative, would have supported "starving the beast" by passing the "fiscal cliff deal" that the liberals will forever lament as the largest "permanent" tax cut ever passed in American history.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey and Chris Caesar | April 10, 2008
Rep. John Campbell is calling out Sen. Hillary Clinton and other Democrats to help launch the aptly named “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is,” bill. Meant more as a political hand grenade lobbed across the aisle rather than an olive branch, Campbell’s bill would allow people to make voluntary donations to the federal government above and beyond their normal tax liability. Campbell said he wrote the bill in response to arguments from the New York presidential hopeful that Americans should pay more taxes.
NEWS
August 8, 2012
Re. "405 plan may be amended," (Aug. 7): Oh boy, here we go again. Those money-hungry public agencies never give up, from the Orange County Transportation Authority up through the ranks to Sacramento. Your front-page article failed to clearly define what the proposed Alternative "3-A" was really all about: not just requiring bridges be torn down, but, greedily protecting the other ingredient that citizens and cities disliked about Alternate 3 - toll lanes. California's freeways are our vital arteries to everything and everywhere: work, pleasure, shopping, vacations, the rest of the world, everything.
NEWS
By Jamshed Dastur | September 22, 2012
About 12 years ago, President George W. Bush was handed a thriving economy with a budget surplus in the hundreds of billions of dollars a year, forecast over the ensuing decade. The national debt stood at about $5 trillion. He had a choice to make. He could use the surpluses to wipe out the national debt over the next 10 years. Or, to use his own words, he could give the surplus money back to the taxpayers. It was their money, and it was only right to return it to them. And because the rich supposedly paid disproportionately more in income taxes, it was only right to skew the tax cuts disproportionately toward them.
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By Chriss Street | January 12, 2013
Ronald Reagan understood that Congress is in the business of growing the size of government. Raising taxes to supposedly cut government deficits is the scam that politicians use to increase their ability to borrow more money to spend. As President Reagan famously said, "The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much. " Reagan, as a true conservative, would have supported "starving the beast" by passing the "fiscal cliff deal" that the liberals will forever lament as the largest "permanent" tax cut ever passed in American history.
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By Jamshed Dastur | September 22, 2012
About 12 years ago, President George W. Bush was handed a thriving economy with a budget surplus in the hundreds of billions of dollars a year, forecast over the ensuing decade. The national debt stood at about $5 trillion. He had a choice to make. He could use the surpluses to wipe out the national debt over the next 10 years. Or, to use his own words, he could give the surplus money back to the taxpayers. It was their money, and it was only right to return it to them. And because the rich supposedly paid disproportionately more in income taxes, it was only right to skew the tax cuts disproportionately toward them.
NEWS
August 8, 2012
Re. "405 plan may be amended," (Aug. 7): Oh boy, here we go again. Those money-hungry public agencies never give up, from the Orange County Transportation Authority up through the ranks to Sacramento. Your front-page article failed to clearly define what the proposed Alternative "3-A" was really all about: not just requiring bridges be torn down, but, greedily protecting the other ingredient that citizens and cities disliked about Alternate 3 - toll lanes. California's freeways are our vital arteries to everything and everywhere: work, pleasure, shopping, vacations, the rest of the world, everything.
NEWS
By David Pearse | May 13, 2010
In response to Jamshed H. Dastur’s column about the loss of the middle class (Sounding Off: “America weaker with loss of the middle class,” May 5): Though Dastur claims American companies take jobs overseas, the American economy remained at full employment right up to the housing meltdown. So no matter how many jobs were outsourced, there were still plenty of jobs for anyone who wanted to work. Dastur says American corporations “pay little or no taxes.
NEWS
By Paul Anderson, Alan Blank and Brianna Bailey | April 15, 2009
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore drew the attention of Sen. Barbara Boxer with his latest satirical video using rocker Don Henley’s music. DeVore drew Henley’s ire earlier this month when he produced a video poking fun at President Obama, sang to the tune of Henley’s “Boys of Summer.” Henley demanded YouTube take down the video, and now DeVore is contesting the cease-and-desist order. In the meantime, he wrote some new lyrics taking aim at his potential rival in the Senate election next year using another Henley song, “All She Wants to do is Dance.
NEWS
October 22, 2008
Congress is considering another stimulus plan to jump-start the ailing economy. Many congressional leaders agree it’s important to get more money into the hands of everyday Americans, but they can’t agree on how to do that. Some plans include infrastructure projects like road and school construction to generate new jobs, or tax breaks to help businesses hire more people, or just tax cuts. Do you think an economic stimulus package is necessary and, if so, what should it include?
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By JIM RIGHEIMER | August 25, 2007
It’s normal in a political year for candidates to talk about an “equitable” tax system. If you are on the far left of the Democratic Party and in control of both houses of Congress it is now time for you put your more “equitable” tax plan into place. The people who put Democrats in office, the left, have been complaining the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer. The truth is all boats have risen since the post-9/11 tax cuts of 2001.
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