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The first thing the Democrats did in 1993 was to pass a separate piece of legislation excluding all federal employees from Hillarycare. They understood, even before the law was drafted, that it would raise costs, and impose price controls and rationing, and didn't want any part of it.
I too was startled by what appears to be a puff piece for Dewhurst. Must have a good buddy on the editorial staff. What the puff piece didn't say is that Dewhurst is now independently wealthy after a career in business, and uses his wealth to support charities and the arts in various Texas cities. But, Dewhurst is a good man even if a little less conservative than Ted Cruz (and off hand I don't know anybody who isn't). I voted for Cruz in the runoff, but I was sorry that David Dewhurst had to lose in order to get Cruz into the senate.
In Texas it's a, er, user fee.
Some of their behavior and much of their rhetoric would suggest that... .
This happened a few years ago as well, actually in the Bush administration. And, well, maybe the years in between, too. I recall that Heritage and the National Review and several other conservative organizations disclosed that they were being audited, and so far as anyone knew, no leftist groups were targeted. There was no investigation at the time and I don't think it was regarded as too threatening. Somebody asked an IRS official why the audits and he said something like, we respond to tips and as it turned out quite a few were coming from Congressional Democrats. It may be that they discovered then that they could selectively audit and harass conservative groups and there was really no recourse. Something needs to be done about this the next time the Repubs control the government, and I don't mean turn about is fair play. It's just an outrage that the revenue agency, for which the perception of equal treatment is so vital, can jump the track so easily.
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Obama Economy Emphasis Is all Talk

Songdog Wrote: Jul 27, 2013 12:14 PM
And only if the Republicans come up with a credible candidate and stop squabbling with themselves over immigration and foreign policy.
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Obama Economy Emphasis Is all Talk

Songdog Wrote: Jul 27, 2013 12:12 PM
Actually it raises revenue and does handouts pretty good. That's all the folks who elected Obama care much about.
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Megyn Kelly Moves to Primetime

Songdog Wrote: Jul 02, 2013 10:51 PM
Somebody has to take the other side, otherwise it's just a prayer meeting.
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Megyn Kelly Moves to Primetime

Songdog Wrote: Jul 02, 2013 10:50 PM
It does seem that he has been pretty erratic in his positions in the last few years. Maybe he's not doing his homework anymore.
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Megyn Kelly Moves to Primetime

Songdog Wrote: Jul 02, 2013 10:46 PM
O' Reilly for all his faults, is their dinner plate. You won't see the last of him until he's ready.
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