Sam Dealey


September 2008


The Post’s Cooked Poll and Obama’s Tax Class Warfare

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The Washington Post carries a bizarre piece today about the seeming disconnect between Barack Obama's tax plan and voters' perception of it. The crux of it is that, according to a new Washington Post-ABC poll, 51 percent of potential voters believe their taxes would rise under Obama, while just 33 ...

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TAGS:
2008 presidential election
journalism
McCain, John
federal taxes
taxes
media
voters
economy
Washington Post

Barney Frank's Fannie and Freddie Muddle

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Now that crisis management has taken root and Fannie and Freddie have been placed in conservatorship, a number of commentators have remarked that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's actions bear a striking resemblance to what his predecessor proposed five years ago. Whether the two mortgage giants ...

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Fannie Mae
Freddie Mac

Obama's New Economics

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Barack Obama's signature plank throughout his campaign has been his threat to raise taxes on every business and those making more than $150,000 per year. Now, however, as the economy turns even worse, Obama embraces tax cuts as the way to salvation.

Here's what he had to say on ABC's This Week:

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TAGS:
taxes
economics
Obama, Barack

Class Warfare and the Hard-Working Wealthy

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With the election and economic doom-and-gloom everywhere, the last few weeks has seen a particularly virulent strain of Democratic class warfare. The premise has been that the rich are idle, their money grows on trees, and the rest of us are victims of their parasitic success. But for a lesson on ...

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TAGS:
wealth
money

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