Doug Kellogg

Daily Media Spotlight--March 9th, 2009

Posted by Doug Kellogg on Monday, March 9th, 2009, 1:50 PM PERMALINK


“‘The idea of limited government is hard work,’ said Grover Norquist, prominent leader of Americans for Tax Reform. ‘It isn't easy for politicians to remember that protecting the freedom of the individual is paramount.’”
Ryan Ellis, Tax Policy Director at Americans for Tax Reform, explains the effects of the Obama administration’s limit on the deductibility of charitable donations.
Pat Boone compares the motivations for the Boston Tea Party to the factors driving the current wave of tea parties across the country.


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Daily Media Spotlight--March 6th, 2009

Posted by Doug Kellogg on Friday, March 6th, 2009, 10:52 AM PERMALINK


“A day after proposing a tax hike and other budget reforms that rattled the state Capitol, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer and her team began the admittedly tall task of building a coalition to support her effort.”
“Ryan Ellis of Americans for Tax Reform explains that in a ‘very rough rule of thumb, every 100 points of swing in the Dow is worth $200 billion in shareholder wealth.’”
A review of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge’s effect on the California budget debate.


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Daily Media Spotlight--March 5th, 2009

Posted by Doug Kellogg on Thursday, March 5th, 2009, 11:47 AM PERMALINK


Bipartisanship? The Obama administration is not even interested in hearing free-market solutions to healthcare issues as key organizations are left out of the summit.
“Maldonado’s name is becoming more well-known, if not infamous. Former San Francisco mayor and legislator Willie Brown called him the most unpopular politician in Sacramento”
“Arizonans notoriously hate state and federal taxes, and most state-level politicians campaign on platforms to lower state taxes in order to win their elections”. And that is upsetting this blogger.
Another Arizonan sees it differently; pointing out the Napolitano administration was fiscally irresponsible.


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Daily Media Spotlight

Posted by Doug Kellogg on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009, 5:45 AM PERMALINK

“President Obama is raising taxes on all corporations, all investors, all consumers, all users of energy and people stupid enough to die with life savings.”
“Remember what creates bipartisanship.Democrats want more power in the hands of the State and its agents. Republicans want individuals to be free to run their own lives.”
“As head of Americans for Tax Reform, a group he helped create in 1985 at the behest of Ronald Reagan, he has asked politicians on both sides of the aisle to sign a pledge not to raise taxes. If you sign it, he'll leave you alone. If you don't … well, good luck.”
“…Playboy Magazine online, which said the Rick Santelli ‘rant’ on CNBC was a fake and the entire “Tea Party movement” was staged by Americans for Tax Reform…”
Playboy has since removed the article from its website, you can find an explanation of the fiasco here.
The D.C. Examiner offers insight into CPAC and the stimulus inspired ‘Tea Parties’ around the county.


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