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TAXES: Federal

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AP

Tobacco for roll-your-own cigarettes saw a disproportionate leap, from $1.10 to $24.78 per pound. Some predicted the tax would kill the roll-your-own industry, which had offered a cheaper alternative to packaged cigarettes. But....

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Goldman Sachs 666

What is it about the name Goldman Sachs that makes otherwise sensible people foam at the mouth? . Alistair Darling declared that this was a grievous mistake and that no bank “would be standing here today if the taxpayer had not put their hand into th

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NYT

One year after the government took over and bailed out Freddie Mac, the giant mortgage finance company, federal regulators are blocking former employees from revealing information to investors who are suing the company for fraud, lawyers for shareho

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Reuters

Far from providing "affordable" care for everyone, ObamaCare would result in higher insurance premiums, more and higher taxes, fewer jobs, lower wages, a reduced standard of living and an erosion of privacy and individual liberty. This is the

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Breitbart

The White House Friday highlighted a new multi-million-dollar technology fund for Muslim nations, following a pledge made by President Barack Obama in his landmark speech to the Islamic world.

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The Business Insider

People love to beat up on the NAR, which has never seen a housing report it didn't like. And they usually have good reason to do soOn Friday, for example, the NAR went bananas about seasonally adjusted September home sales, which most people agree we

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The Hill

The more the fiscal details of the healthcare bills emerge, the more appalling they seem. The Senate Finance Committee bill includes a broad provision taxing all manner of medical devices. This tax includes such frivolous luxuries as pacemakers, sten

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Time

Tens of thousands of people may have taken advantage of the first-time home buyer tax credit to defraud the government, an IRS watchdog office said Thursday, in testimony that could jeopardize efforts to extend the popular program.

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Crime & Federalism

Before Henry Paulson become Secretary of the Treasury, he was required by law to sell all of his shares in Goldman Sachs. He was allowed to sell all of his shares of Goldman Sachs stock tax-free. Thus, by becoming Secretary of the Treasure, he was

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Campaign for Liberty

In a small bit of Washington irony, a government panel convened this week under the guise of ensuring 'expressive freedom' on the Internet, while at the same time the Obama Administration put Fox News on notice that ideological rectitude would be a p

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Pro Publica

In hopes of creating more jobs, House Democrats met with economists on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reports, to talk about measures that could spur job growth. (They’re touchy about calling it a second stimulus.)

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Roll Call

It looks like another stimulus package. It sounds like a stimulus package. It spends like a stimulus package. Her economic advisers are even calling it another stimulus. But Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) insists her plans for a host of new spending

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Slate

The list is hardly a surprise. "The drug industry stands to gain in a health-care overhaul by getting tens of millions of newly insured customers. The $829 billion plan being worked over by Congress would extend health coverage to 29 million American

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Google

Yet the AMA won't yet pledge support for the major health care bill that is the chief objective of the White House and congressional Democrats, despite a request that several officials say was made at a meeting last week with Senate Majority Leader H

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WSJ

The Internal Revenue Service is examining more than 100,000 suspicious claims for the first-time home-buyer tax break, another sign of potential trouble for the soon-to-expire program.

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