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Political Quackery: #ClintonGate Corruption Chronicles No. 3616

Political Quackery: #ClintonGate Corruption Chronicles No. 3616

So much debauchery, dishonesty, crime, graft, and greed...

George Soros' quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system

George Soros' quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system

(Politico.com) While America’s political kingmake...

Regurgitated Lies

Regurgitated Lies

We expect to hear a lot of lies during an election year...

Worried Yet? A Lame Duck's #DNCinPHL spiel: Me, me, me, me, me, me, ad nauseum

Worried Yet? A Lame Duck's #DNCinPHL spiel: Me, me, me, me, me, me, ad nauseum

On a tangent here.

Another four or eight years of progre...

Business

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Governomics: Wall St. falls sharply on oil drop, global growth worries.

(Reuters) - Global growth worries and a sharp drop in oil prices sent jitters th...

News

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Founding Documents

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"I am commonly opposed to those who modestly assume...

"I am commonly opposed to those who modestly assume the rank of champions of lib...

OP/ED

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Politics

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Incumbent liberal politicians push for hefty increase in Md. gas tax

Rachel Baye | Examiner:

Elected officials across Maryland are urging state lawmakers to pass the first increase in the state's gasoline tax in 19 years so the state can spend more on rails, roads and bridges, which they say will create jobs.

Recommended by the state's Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding, the 15-cent increase to the state's 23.5-cent tax on each gallon of gas -- levied in 5-cent increases every year for three years -- is expected to bring in an additional $491 million each year of the increase, helping to cover the $800 million in annual transportation needs.

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown -- who spoke on behalf of Gov. Martin O'Malley -- to insist that increasing the gas tax will help revive the state's economy.

Transportation projects -- like improvements to Routes 5 and 210 in Prince George's County and the construction of the Baltimore Red Line and the Purple Line that would connect New Carrollton to Bethesda -- are underfunded and are desperately needed to create and retain jobs, said Leggett, Baker and Rawlings-Blake.

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" Friends and neighbors complain that taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might the more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly. "

-- Benjamin Franklin

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