Not only has Dubya managed to get through one term plus of gluttonous Congressional Spending without managing to find his veto, but he’s also managed to avoid using his power of recission, which even Clinton (facing a split Congress) managed to slice away with over a hundred times at overfunded government programs. Congressman Jim Cooper explains.
At the Liberty & Power Group Blog, Kenneth R. Gregg remembers the firebombing of Tokyo 60 years ago. Those of you who have been following the saga of Ward “Little Eichmanns” Churchill will be delighted to read the words of Colonel Harry F. Cunningham, spokesman for the Fifth Air Force: “We military men do not pull punches or put on Sunday School picnics. We are making War and making it in the all-out fashion which saves American lives, shortens the agony which War is and seeks to bring about an enduring Peace. We intend to seek out and destroy the enemy wherever he or she is, in the greatest possible numbers, in the shortest possible time. For us, there are no civilians in Japan.”
Tax wonkery ahead:
- Overview of the Federal Tax System from the Congressional Research Service
- Description of Revenue Provisions Contained in the President’s Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Proposal
- Individual Income Tax Returns Filed During Filing Season 2005 (Tax Year 2004)
- Historical Effective Federal Tax Rates: 1979 to 2002
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