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O’Neill plans on presenting President Bush with a wide-ranging and specific set of recommendations on how best to simplify the tax code for both individuals and businesses, part of the Treasury Secretary’s pledge more than a year and a half ago to cut the tax laws down a bit in size.
As part of O’Neill’s proposal, there would be no cuts in tax rates, and no “fairness” issues addresses, such as the marriage penalty or elimination of the so-called Death Tax.
“This is just about making the tax laws understandable and more commonsense-like for everyday people,” says a Treasury policy staffer. “It shouldn’t be an overly controversial set of rules changes, but in this environment, who knows? We’re ready to fight if we have to.”p> PRESIDENTIAL PALACE br> Sen. John Edwards likes to call himself “The People’s Senator” when he’s down-home in North Carolina. And he likes to play the part, hiring traditional bluegrass bands to entertain at parties, and really hamming it up with his corn pone accent when speaking to the crowds. /p>
Well, darn if the Sen. Edwards done bought hisself a big ol’ house for his kin and extended kin to visit when they come to the big city.p>Edwards has just signed a contract to purchase a $3.8 million Georgetown home. Apparently the house he and his family had been living in, a $2.2 million four-story red-brick mansion that backed up to the home of Clinton golfing buddy Vernon Jordan
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?