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October 23, 2005
Apart from natural disasters, most of this week's biggest news is likely to come from Washington, D.C., where the hot topics are expected to include alleged crime in high places, tax reform, the war on terror, budget cutting and a continuing judicial standoff. ROVE, LIBBY & FITZGERALD -- Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the prosecutor in the CIA leak case, is expected to make known this week whether he intends to bring indictments against Karl Rove, President Bush's senior adviser, and/or I. Lewis Libby Jr.,Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, for alleged crimes related, directly or indirectly, to a leak of the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame.
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By Lynda Robinson | June 24, 1991
Bolstered by the cheers of more than 1,000 supporters, the leaders of one of Baltimore's most powerful grass-roots organizations sent a blunt message yesterday to the city's General Assembly delegation:Bring home a bill from Annapolis next year that eliminates statewide inequities in school funding or start looking for a new job."We have our eyes on the city delegation, and our vision is good, and our memory is eternal," warned the Rev. Curtis Jones, co-chair of BUILD -- Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development -- at its 1991 meeting at the Convention Center.
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By Jonathan Weisman and Jonathan Weisman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 15, 1998
WASHINGTON -- In a time-tested show of political theater, Republican leaders will dump the entire U.S. tax code into Boston Harbor today, as though confident that tax reform will soon make the loathsome load a thing of the past.But unlike the crates of tea jettisoned by Colonial patriots, the tax books will be attached to a strong tether. And once the cameras switch off and the crowds dissipate, workmen will haul all 101,295 pages back from the deep, proving symbolically what Washington knows full well: Neither the politicians nor the public are ready to bury the tax system just yet."
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By Grover Q. Norquist | November 21, 2004
THE GOAL of tax reform is to tax income one time at one rate. Today, the federal government taxes you when you earn a dollar, when you save it, when you invest it. And if you invest it in a company, they tax the company's earnings. And if the company pays you a dividend, they tax that. And if your home or stocks appreciate in value, they tax that "capital gain." And if you are stupid enough to die, they take as much as half again. Our goal is to reduce the complexity, intrusiveness and expense of the present federal income tax structure by taxing income one time at one single rate.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | January 25, 1991
Two restrictive abortion bills introduced by Senate Minority Leader John A. Cade received endorsements from nearly two-thirds of Anne Arundel's lawmakers yesterday.Cade, a Severna Park Republican, proposed a bill Monday night that would prohibit abortions used for birth control or as a means of sex selection and would regulate abortion clinics. The second bill would require minors to receive parental consent before having an abortion.They are almost identical to legislation Cade introduced last year.
NEWS
August 20, 2004
SIMPLIFY THE TAX CODE! End taxation of savings! Cut taxes! What handy buttons to push for election-year supporters of President Bush, like House Speaker Dennis Hastert. After all, who warms to the IRS, the complexity of filing taxes, paying taxes on savings or higher tax bills? And if you don't ponder the facts too deeply, the GOP almost succeeds in wrapping its tax "reform" agenda in a populist cloak. Let folks keep more of the fruits of their labor! It's their hard-earned money, not the government's!
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Evening Sun Staff | May 14, 1991
The annual report card from the Maryland Food Committee may merit prominent display on Gov. William Donald Schaefer's refrigerator.Grades for fighting hunger were up and the state received its first A-minus ever. The governor gets extra credit, as the report card notes that the administration's efforts in fighting hunger were a grade above the legislature's.The statewide anti-hunger group, which was to release the report card at a news conference today, gave the state a B-minus overall, noting in teacher-style rhetoric: "Making progress but has not reached potential."
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By Staff report | September 20, 1990
Local tax rebels had their day in the state's highest court yesterday, pressing for a ruling that would place a charter proposal to roll back property taxes on the November ballot.In calling for the Court of Appeals to reverse a lower court ruling removing two proposed charter amendments from the November ballot, a lawyer for the Anne Arundel Taxpayers for Responsive Government invoked the First Amendment right of the people to petition government for "redress of grievances."AATRG is appealing county Circuit Judge Bruce C. Williams' Aug. 27 ruling that the tax reform referendum is unconstitutional.
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October 27, 1991
America FirstEditor: "Put America First" should be our slogan. While our cities are decaying and crying for help, our leaders insist on giving money overseas instead of to America.Charity is a great virtue, but charity should begin at home. Our cities and citizens are crying for help and the leaders ignore their pleas.0$ Please, let's put America first.Anna W. Raith.Towson.Schaefer's VisionEditor: In spite of criticism, Gov. William Donald Schaefer has shown vision and statesmanship in sponsoring legislation to meet the state's needs: the Linowes report on taxes, the 2020 bill to do something meaningful for the bay, etc. This has been in stark contrast to the pusillanimity and parochialism of the General Assembly, especially its inept, selfish, partisan leadership.
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Letter to The Aegis | January 30, 2014
Editor, On Tuesday, Americans were able to gather around their TVs to watch the State of the Union Address given by President Obama as he outlines his legislative agenda for 2014, and beyond. Based upon Obama's current approval polls, the choice may be listening to him or tuning into "Moonshiners" or "The Simpson's Movie," which could be more appealing. Of course, to be a good patriot one should listen to the speech. They're sort of like holding a painted Russian Easter egg: pretty on the outside but empty on the inside.
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