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Entries in Lame Duck (2)

Thursday
Nov182010

What will the DREAM Act cost the US taxpayer?

That sounds like a simple question—what will the Dream Act—the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009, cost the US taxpayer? Having spent a great deal of time trying to find an answer, I have come up confused.

I could use President Barack Obama’s State of the Union cost projection--$9 billion, according to the National Taxpayers Union. That was projected for “immigration reform.”

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Friday
Jul092010

Lame Duck option for Democrats as Devolution beckons to GOP

Devolution: Delegation of power—the transfer of power from a central
to a subordinate level or organization, particularly from a central
government to regional or local governments. [Encarta]

Son of President Roosevelt before Tax Evasion Committee. Washington D.C., July 13. James Roosevelt, son and Secretary of President Roosevelt, who appeared before the Joint Congressional Tax Evasion Committee today to deny "emphatically" assertions by Rep. Hamilton Fish, R. of New York that he has used tax law loopholes, Roosevelt is shown surrounded by newpapermen just before taking the witness stand.Members of Obama's cabinet and Democrat members of Congrss have had problems with their taxes. [Harris and Ewing collection, US Library of Congress] The Obama-Pelosi-Reid potential for cramming through pet progressive goals is cropping up in political chatter right now. John Fund at The Wall Street Journal pointed out risks for Democrats in November. Polls suggest that voters have wised up to the disastrous policies and ineptitude in national leaders.

Fund said, “There have been signs in recent weeks that party leaders are planning an ambitious, lame-duck session to muscle through bills in December they don't want to defend before November. Retiring or defeated members of Congress would then be able to vote for sweeping legislation without any fear of voter retaliation.”

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