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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 27, 2005 House Bill Raises Welfare Work Requirement
QUOTE: The House has included a major restructuring of the nation's welfare system in its massive budget cutting bill, which would substantially increase the hours of work, training and community service the poor would have to perform to qualify for assistance. President Bush has sought the changes for nearly four years but has been unable to get them through the Senate.
Washington Post Nov 17, 2005 Congress Arrives at A Deal on Patriot Act: Limits Would Spare Some Controversial Government Powers
QUOTE: House and Senate negotiators reached a tentative agreement yesterday on revisions to the USA Patriot Act that would limit some of the government's powers while requiring the Justice Department to provide a better accounting of its secret requests for information on ordinary citizens. But the agreement would leave intact some of the most controversial provisions of the anti-terrorism law, such as government access to library and bookstore records in terrorism probes, and would extend only limited new rights to the targets of such searches.
Washington Post Nov 17, 2005 In Michigan, a Web Of Personal Politics: Official Accuses Rival of Blackmail
QUOTE: O'Brien allegedly said later that Fieger would reveal Cox's extramarital affair unless the attorney general dropped the investigation into the television ad campaign....It remains unclear what the tangle means for the original investigation into whether Fieger broke campaign finance laws by backing an expensive campaign against Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Markman...
Washington Post Nov 15, 2005 Senators Agree on Detainee Rights: Deal Would Allow Some Court Access
QUOTE: The compromise links legislation written by Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), which would deny detainees broad access to federal courts, with a new measure authored by Sen. Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.) that would grant detainees the right to appeal the verdict of a military tribunal to a federal appeals court. The deal will come to a vote today, and the authors say they are confident it will pass. Graham and Levin indicated they would then demand that House and Senate negotiators link their measure with the effort by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to clearly ban torture and abuse of terrorism suspects being held in U.S. facilities.
Washington Post Nov 09, 2005 GOP Leaders Urge Probe in Prisons Leak
QUOTE: Congress's top Republican leaders yesterday demanded an immediate joint House and Senate investigation into the disclosure of classified information to The Washington Post that detailed a web of secret prisons being used to house and interrogate terrorism suspects.
Washington Post Sep 10, 2005 In the Floods, Parties' Agendas Surface: Post-Hurricane Crisis Presents an Opportunity to Pursue Longtime Goals
QUOTE: ... Katrina's wind and water have ushered in two significant changes, a suspension of wage supports and a relaxation of government contracting rules.
Washington Post Aug 12, 2005 The 1% Split Over Estate Taxes: The Few at the Top of the Heap Disagree on How to Keep the Most
QUOTE: To the pleasure of the very rich, the leading compromise in the Senate would drastically lower the top rate on inherited assets -- to 15 percent from 47 percent. But, to the chagrin of the merely rich, the exemption wouldn't come close to their demands.
Washington Post Aug 09, 2005 Snow Concedes Economic Surge Is Not Benefiting People Equally
QUOTE: Treasury Secretary John W. Snow acknowledged yesterday that the fruits of strong economic growth are not spreading equally to less educated Americans, as he and the rest of President Bush's economic team prepared to meet today to discuss wages and income distribution in an otherwise surging economy.
Washington Post May 13, 2005 GOP Battles Public Displays of Division on Social Security
QUOTE: ...with the White House divided over the steps necessary to preserve Social Security, ...R. Glenn Hubbard presented President Bush the stark choices that he believed Bush had to make: raise revenue or cut promised benefits.
Washington Post Apr 13, 2005 Erosion of Estate Tax Is a Lesson in Politics: A Break for the Well-to-Do Becomes an Everyman Issue
QUOTE: Today, the House is expected to vote to permanently repeal the estate tax, moving the Mars candy, Gallo wine and Campbell soup fortunes one step closer to a goal that once seemed quixotic at best: ending all taxation on inheritances.
Washington Post Feb 27, 2005 Partisan Social Security Claims Questioned: Budget Experts Say Both Sides Flawed
QUOTE: As the two political parties would have it, Social Security is either careening toward catastrophe or is on as solid financial footing as it has ever been. Both sides have marshaled -- or twisted -- facts and figures to back up those seemingly irreconcilable views.
Washington Post Feb 03, 2005 Participants Would Forfeit Part of Accounts' Profits
QUOTE: Under the White House Social Security plan, workers who opt to divert some of their payroll taxes into individual accounts would ultimately earn benefits more than those under the traditional system only if the return on their investments exceed the amount their money would have accrued under the traditional system.
Washington Post Jul 21, 2004 Agencies Fail to Share Data With IRS: GAO Says Tax Violators Often Escape Notice
QUOTE: GAO investigators found that agents with the immigration bureau did not bother to check whether the applicants complied with U.S. tax law.
Washington Post Jul 16, 2004 Treasury Dept. Picks KPMG as Auditor: Firm's Tax Shelters Under Investigation
QUOTE: The Treasury Department has tapped KPMG LLP as the first private firm to audit the agency's consolidated financial statements, even as the Treasury and Justice departments probe the accounting giant's marketing of potentially abusive tax shelters.
Washington Post Jul 13, 2004 GE Lobbyists Mold Tax Bill: Firm Saw Subsidy Repeal as Chance to Pay Less
QUOTE: No company in the nation had more to lose than General Electric Co. when the World Trade Organization decreed in 2002 that U.S. tax laws violated international treaties. The multinational conglomerate was saving hundreds of millions of dollars a year in taxes from the export subsidies that the United States had to discard.
Washington Post Jul 13, 2004 IRS Lawyers' Compensation Draws Criticism
QUOTE: "I'm worried that these sweeping, big bonuses are really just designed to circumvent the federal pay scale system," Grassley said. "I'm also worried that the IRS isn't being a good steward of the taxpayers' money when it takes money meant to reward only the top performers and gives it to nearly everyone."
Washington Post Jun 14, 2004 Opposition Softens on Corporate Tax Bill
QUOTE: ...the Bush Administration has fallen silent on a major corporate tax bill steaming through Congress, effectively giving the green light to legislation that critics say will complicate the business tax code while doling out billions of dollars in tax breaks to special interests.
Washington Post Apr 29, 2004 House Backs Extending Married Couples' Tax Cut
QUOTE: The House voted yesterday to permanently extend President Bush's tax cut for married couples, after rejecting a Democratic proposal to pay for the $105 billion extension by raising income taxes on the affluent.
Washington Post Aug 21, 2002 Patriotism Raining On Tax Paradise
QUOTE: Reincorporation -- also known as corporate inversion or corporate expatriation -- has been around for decades, but the accounting maneuver has become increasingly popular as economic conditions lower the costs and raise the rewards.
Washington Post Aug 07, 2002 Some See Cracks In Reform Law
QUOTE: In the week since President Bush signed a corporate accountability bill, White House and Justice Department officials have issued interpretations and prosecution guidelines that could weaken key provisions...
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