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Why Is Party Of Limited Government Pushing A Gas-Tax Hike?

In this time of political partisanship, the two parties at last have found something they can agree on: raising the gas tax. It's a truly awful idea, and might get Republicans kicked out of office.

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Five Big Challenges In 2013 That Dwarf The Fiscal Cliff

National Agenda: Discussion of the so-called fiscal cliff has sucked so much air out of the room that many people don't realize it's not the biggest thing we face as a nation. Indeed, many challenges loom. Will we be up to them?

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Voters Are Confused On Taxes, And Obama Likes It That Way

Taxes: A new IBD/TIPP poll finds most back President Obama's soak-the-rich Buffett tax rule. But they also want dividend and capital gains taxes kept low to encourage investment and growth. Problem is, you can't do both.

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Don't Tax You, Don't Tax Me....

...go tax that fellow behind the tree.  The old ditty, referring to how people seem to want higher taxes on everyone but themselves, is as true today as ever, based on this month's IBD/TIPP Poll.  Last month, we asked Americans how they felt about hiking taxes on higher earners,  And whether it was incomes of $250,000 or $1 million, they were all for it.  This month we asked respondents if they themselves would mind paying more.  The tax-by-tax responses below are just as negative as last month's were affirmative.

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