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Old 11-17-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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"Former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alice Rivlin and former Republican Senator Pete Domenici -- both veterans of Washington's long-running deficit wars -- headed the 19-member group organized by the Bipartisan Policy Center, a think tank. One of the Rivlin-Domenici proposals is "an excise tax on the manufacture and importation of beverages sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup."

Soda pop, sales tax targeted to cut deficit | Reuters

This has nothing to do with deficit control and everything to do with people control. I propose an alternative tax on bi-partisan think tanks.
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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Oh look, a Republican proposing control of the people! Goes to show you that we don't have a two-party system, but a one-party system
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Oh look, a Republican proposing control of the people! Goes to show you that we don't have a two-party system, but a one-party system
We're trying to clean out these type of people in the Republican Party but Domenici is already gone and can't be punished at the polls.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We're trying to clean out these type of people in the Republican Party but Domenici is already gone and can't be punished at the polls.
thank you Laura! ALthough he was well liked in NM his days are past him. Obviously we should be thrilled with the new blood.

Nita
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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This is quite the plan. A 6.5% national sales tax? Yeah, that'll fly.

"This latest group hails from the Bipartisan Policy Center, and its signature proposal may end up being a whopping 6.5 percent national "Deficit Reduction Sales Tax" -- just the sort of thing that is devastating to people who live on a budget while not really mattering so much to the rich."

Second Group Of Deficit Hawks Calls For Regressive National Sales Tax
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