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Democrats’ Rules Package Threatens Medicare Solvency

January 06, 2009 — Talking Points

-Today, House Democrats will attempt to block a requirement that would force the House to debate proposals that would protect the solvency of the Medicare program, ensuring that it continues to provide life-saving health care to seniors for years to come.  -The Democratic Rules Package would irresponsibly ignore the financial crisis facing the Medicare program.  If ...

Surprise: Democrats Make it Easier to Increase, Harder to Cut Taxes

January 06, 2009 — Talking Points

Washington D.C. – Ways & Means Ranking Member Dave Camp (R-MI)issued the following statement today in response to a proposed Democratplan to amend the rule on the motion to recommit:“Today’s rule change makes it easier to raise taxes and makes itharder to cut them.  With this ploy it is clear that Speaker Pelosi andHouse Democrats have no intention of seriously debating ...

Spreading the Wealth

November 03, 2008 — Facts Are Stubborn Things

The current debate has been marked by calls to “improve” the distribution of incomes in the U.S. by “spreading the wealth.”  Policies proposed to do so include: (1) raising taxes on “the rich,” and (2) increasing benefits (including “tax relief for non-taxpayers”) for ...