Mary Kate Cary


September 2010


Republicans’ ‘Pledge to America’ Covers the Right Issues in 2010

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The House Republicans’ “Pledge to America” has provoked disapproving reactions from both the left and the right: Friday’s editorial in the Washington Post called it a “profile in cowardice” for a lack of specifics, especially in paying for an extension of the Bush tax cuts. (At least the Post notes ...

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Poverty and Unemployment Are Fueling Voter Anger

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You may have seen the headlines this week from 2009 census figures showing a record one in seven Americans now lives below the poverty line. These figures are from the first year of the Obama presidency, when he promised his stimulus plan would keep unemployment below 10 percent. And while the ...

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How Mitch Daniels Is Pushing the GOP to Rein in Spending

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Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels wrote a great oped in the Wall Street Journal this week, with solid ideas for emergency measures for the GOP to propose in order to jump start the economy.

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He advocates a one-year payroll tax holiday, which most agree is ...

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