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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Nov 21, 2011 / 24 Mar-Cheshvan, 5772

WARNING: GOP sellout on taxes?

By Dick Morris And Eileen McGann




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | By Wednesday, November 23rd, the Deficit Reduction Panel has to report on ways to cut the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over ten years. Democrats refuse to support spending cuts unless Republicans agree to tax increases. And there is an increasing chance that the Republican members of the Commission — or at least some of them — will cave in to the Democratic demands.

Some have floated the figure of $600 billion in "revenue enhancements" and others have ventured the notion that they may not say what taxes they will increase but that they will simply specify an amount to be raised. Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander recently criticized Republicans for rigidly opposing any tax hikes.

The issue is not whether millionaires can or can't afford to pay higher taxes. It is not even whether taxing them more will hurt consumer spending and postpone the recovery (the top 2% spend 33% of the money in the country). The question is whether the outrageous and unsupportable increases in federal spending under Obama are locked in place by tax increases or whether the spending is cut back down to the level of current taxes.

When Obama took office and embarked on his spending spree, he calculated that by raising spending and borrowing the money, he could force Republicans to raise taxes. Higher taxes on the rich is not an unavoidable necessity in Obama's calculus — it is an end in and of itself, a step toward income redistribution.

If the Democrats do not agree to a budget deal, some say Republicans must fold to avoid the automatic cuts that will be triggered by a failure to agree. But the cuts in defense and other domestic spending do not take effect until 2013. The coming election will really be a referendum on whether voters want higher spending or not — do they ratify Obama's vision for America? We will likely win that election, taking the Senate with us. Then we can revisit deficit reduction armed with majorities in both houses and with a Republican in the White House. There is no need to fold now.

The stakes are high. We cannot really have a free market system with the kind of federal spending Obama has budgeted. When he took office, federal, state, and local spending combined came to 35% of our economy. Now it is up to 41%, placing it on a par with the levels in the U.K. and approaching those of France and Germany. These levels are appropriate for socialism. With an elephant — or donkey — this size in the living room, there is no room for free enterprise to squeeze past.

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