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2010-09-16 15:56:00

Democrats try to distort the meaning of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) began airing television ads in Nevada's Third Congressional District on Tuesday in response to false claims made by the Dina Titus for Congress campaign about the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. ATR will spend over $600,000 in the coming weeks in Nevada's 3rd district alone, in order to inform voters about Titus' tax-hiking record and to correct...

2008-07-30 09:00:36

By Brian Knowlton Robert Pear and David M. Herszenhorn contributed reporting from Washington. * John McCain came under fire from conservatives Tuesday for indirectly suggesting that he might be open to higher Social Security taxes, a day after a record government budget deficit underscored how difficult it would be for the next president, whoever he is, to carry out promised programs costing billions. Both McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, and Barack Obama,...

2006-04-06 22:05:17

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress suffered two major setbacks on Thursday when their fiscal 2007 budget plan collapsed and they failed to put the finishing touches on $70 billion in tax cuts. The developments could not have come at a worse time as Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress and the White House, were hoping to shake election-year blues dominated so far by ethics scandals and sinking popularity. Now, instead of returning...

2006-01-07 12:56:40

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush pressed the U.S. Congress on Saturday to cut nearly $40 billion in spending and extend tax cuts, steps he said will help keep the U.S. economy on track. "To keep our economy strong and secure the American Dream for future generations, leaders in Washington must make sound decisions," Bush said in his weekly radio address. With Vice President Dick Cheney casting a tie-breaking vote in a hectic pre-holiday session, the...

2005-11-10 15:25:15

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh on the heels of election setbacks this week, Republican efforts to trim federal spending and advance President George W. Bush's tax cutting agenda ran into trouble on Thursday in the U.S. Congress. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley of Iowa came up short of votes for legislation that would have extended lower tax rates for dividends and capital gains beyond their 2008 expiration and had to postpone a committee vote on the...

2005-10-26 12:48:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Wednesday he was open to across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget to help pay for hurricane assistance. In a speech to the Economic Club of Washington, Bush also said he was working with congressional Republicans on a plan for pushing "significant reductions in mandatory and discretionary spending." Some Republican conservatives have been outraged at the level of federal spending under the Bush administration and...

2005-09-16 16:12:00

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, facing alarm from conservatives over the soaring cost of post-Katrina rebuilding, said on Friday the U.S. budget could handle the expense and he would not raise taxes to pay for it. "It's going to cost whatever it costs," Bush said at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as estimates circulated in Washington the cost could hit $200 billion, exceeding the cost of the Iraq war. Responding to...


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