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By a narrow 210 to 209 margin, the House on Wednesday voted to adjourn for the fall campaign season without voting on whether or not to extend the Bush tax cuts. Thirty nine Democrats joined Republicans in opposition to the move. The closeness of the vote is further evidence of Democrats in tough races trying to distance themselves from Nancy Pelosi as the election nears.
On Tuesday, 47 Democrats sent a letter to Pelosi urging the extension of the Bush tax cuts on investments. While this hasn’t received as much attention as other aspects of the tax issue, in reality raising capital gains taxes could prove devestating to markets and the dividend tax hikes would hurt seniors who depend on such income.
As it turns out, during one of the Democratic presidential debates, Barack Obama was asked how he could support hiking capital gains taxes when in each case that’s been tried, it’s reduced government revenue. Obama responded that he still supports raising taxes on successful investing for “purposes of fairness.”
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?
H/T to National Review Online