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2005-09-14 11:25:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House lawmakers are examining possible aid to municipal bond issuers to keep them from defaulting as their tax revenues falter in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a prominent member of the House Ways and Means Committee said on Wednesday. "We're also looking obviously at some sort of direct federal aid to the public entities that have no revenue but have to service the revenue bonds," Rep. Jim McCrery, a Louisiana Republican, told reporters in a Capitol...

2005-09-14 11:47:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans said on Wednesday they were still committed to extending tax cuts signed by President Bush two years ago, saying they had not abandoned the effort, despite Hurricane Katrina. "I can assure you that the House Ways and Means Committee has not abandoned trying to extend the dividend tax cut and the capital gains tax cut. We think that is critical. We have not given up on that," Rep. Jim McCrery, a Louisiana Republican, told a news...

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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'