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2014-08-11 16:25:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two reports were released on the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), one by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and another by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), respectively "Better Controls and Data are Needed to Ensure Effectiveness" and "Banking on the Poor." In both his press release and report, which was released concurrently with the GAO report that he commissioned, Senator Coburn offered his long-standing criticism of the NMTC, claiming that...

2014-07-24 23:11:09

The release of a report on the state of the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system from the office of a prominent US Senator paints a bleak picture of care and services available to veterans. The report, citing everything from long wait times to allegations of incompetence, prompted LawyersandSettlements.com to reach out to noted VA benefits attorney Shanin Specter for his unique perspective on the VA healthcare system and VA medical malpractice lawsuits. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB)...

2011-07-20 16:16:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Sooner or later, some senator or congressman was going to target benefits earned by veterans," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). "It seems that Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) is the one who has taken aim and fired." Senator Coburn, a medical doctor with a well-earned reputation as a fiscal conservative, has offered an amendment to H.R. 2055, the Military Construction and Veterans' Affairs and...

2011-07-20 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion has voiced its strong opposition to a cost cutting proposal by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma that would, in the words of the Legion's national commander, "undo the good work of two decades." Sen. Coburn has introduced a proposed amendment to the fiscal year 2012 Military Construction Appropriations (MilCon/VA) Bill that would, in the Legion's opinion, possibly deny benefits to many deserving veterans who have...

2011-06-17 17:40:00

O'Donnell: "We've got a Republican here talking about tax increases. Is this the first flicker of hope that the Republican tax cut fever might be fading?" Reich: "Maybe we are seeing the beginning of a willingness to raise taxes on corporations and indeed, raise taxes on the very wealthy. Wouldn't that be something!" WASHINGTON, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Tom Coburn continues to be showered with praise for his increasingly aggressive calls for tax increases as part...

2011-06-10 18:34:00

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans for Tax Reform today reiterated its support for full, tax revenue neutral repeal of all government granted advantages and preferences to the ethanol industry. To this end, ATR is pleased to support Senator Jim DeMint's amendment which repeals the Renewable Fuel Standard (ethanol mandate) and kills the death tax. This amendment fills in the gaps left by Senator Tom Coburn's ethanol amendment and overwhelms the Coburn tax increase...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'