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That is Some Subject: Line

You can tell sometimes that WashingtonWatch.com is a nights-and-weekends project. The latest clue is the Subject: line from this morning’s email: “How Will Congress Pay for Tax Relieving Tax Burden?” That’s inartful at best. In sorting through various short phrasings for a fairly complicated idea, we seem to have concluded with the one that says [...]

Hey, WashingtonWatch.com, These Numbers Ain’t Right!

Here’s a fair criticism of this week’s newsletter from a subscriber: I’m puzzled by your classification of the “Homebuyer Assistance and Improvement Act of 2010” as a savings per household. It strikes me that unlike spending bills where the cost is spread among all taxpayers, bills that provide money back to taxpayers in the form [...]

World Cup 2010 — Email Newsletter Delayed

The management of WashingtonWatch.com has relocated to South Africa for the first two weeks of the World Cup. The vagaries of travel and the temporary absence of Internet access in our rural headquarters has caused a delay in the release of this week’s email newsletter. Please accept our apologies. (The water was out most of [...]

The Contract From America—Agenda Item 6

This is the sixth in a series of posts on the Contract From America’s ten-point agenda. Read previous posts here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. The sixth item in the “Contract From America” (including the level of support it received in a voting process) is: 6. End Runaway Government Spending Impose a statutory cap limiting [...]

The Contract From America—Agenda Item 5

This is the fifth in a series of posts on the Contract From America’s ten-point agenda. Read previous posts here: 1, 2, 3, 4. The fifth item in the “Contract From America” (including the level of support it received in a voting process) is: 5. Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government in Washington Create [...]

The Bailout Vote

Yesterday, the House declined to go forward with the $700 billion financial services bailout put together by House and Senate leaders working with the Administration. The vote was 205 in favor and 228 opposed. This is not the end of the bailout idea. Though it appears to be widely unpopular among the American people, many [...]