THE NEWS BLOG

 
Steve and Jen bring you this daily review of the news
Premium Advertiser

News Blog Sponsors

News Links

BBC World Service
The Guardian
Independent
Washington Post
Newsday
Iraq Order of Battle
Agonist
NY Times
LA Times
ABC News
CNN
Blogger

 
Blogs We Like

Daily Kos
Atrios
Digby's Blog
Skippy
Operation Yellow Elephant
Iraq Casualty Count
Uggabugga
Media Matters
Talking Points
Defense Tech
Intel Dump
Soldiers for the Truth
Margaret Cho
Juan Cole
Tbogg
Corrente
Gropinator
Just a Bump in the Beltway
Baghdad Burning
Wonkette
Howard Stern
Michael Moore
James Wolcott
Cooking for Engineers
There is No Crisis
Whiskey Bar
Rude Pundit
Driftglass
At-Largely
Crooks and Liars
Amazin' Avenue
DC Media Girl
The Server Logs

 
Blogger Credits

Powered by Blogger

Archives by
Publication Date
August 2003
September 2003
October 2003
November 2003
December 2003
January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
Comments Credits
Comments by YACCS
Friday, March 10, 2006

Let's kill DC, one law at a time


What can the silly negroes do, anyway?

Kansas Senator floats flat-tax plan for Washington

By David Lawder Wed Mar 8, 6:54 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The District of Columbia would become a laboratory for a flat federal income tax system if Kansas Republican Sen. Sam Brownback (news, bio, voting record) has his way.

Brownback, who chairs the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on D.C., said on Wednesday he intends to seek support from Senate leadership for legislation to create an optional flat tax in the U.S. capital, with a low rate but none of the traditional deductions for expenditures like home mortgage interest and retirement savings.

"The federal government has a unique opportunity to try out a flat federal income tax in the District of Columbia," Brownback said.

...............

Under Brownback's theory, a flat tax in D.C. would boost the city's economy, driving up local revenues while drumming up broad U.S. support for a national flat tax. D.C. residents could still file under the old system, but few would want to, he said.

He convened a group of conservative and libertarian tax experts to testify at the hearing.

"D.C. would have a much faster growth rate and the rest of the country would put a lot of pressure on Congress, and we'd break through the special-interest log-jam," said Daniel McKenna, a senior fellow a The Heritage Foundation.

...................

"We don't want to be part of this experiment," Strauss said. "Some of what I heard today cast him (Brownback) more in the role of mad scientist than economic reformer."

Due to Washington's unique federal role the fact it is not part of a state and has no voting representation, Congress has considerable legislative powers over the city.

"I'd love to have Kansas be the laboratory rather than the federal district," Brownback said, adding that such a move would be more politically difficult.


Translate: He had a bunch of rich white people eager to tell black people how to live, and ruin the city in the process.

He didn't even invite DC reps there to talk about their city.

DC needs the vote so this bullshit can stop.

posted by Steve @ 12:24:00 AM

12:24:00 AM

The News Blog home page





 

Editorial Staff
RSS-XML Feeds

Add to My AOL

Support The News Blog

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More
News Blog Food Blog
Visit the News Blog Food Blog
The News Blog Shops
 
 
 
Operation Yellow Elephant
Enlist, Young Republicans