Rick Newman


January 2011


When a Tax Hike Is Good News

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If you live in Illinois, you got some jarring news recently: Income taxes are going up by 66 percent.

Politicians usually want to cut taxes and put more money in voters' pockets, not raise taxes and make their constituents' lives harder. So something must be dreadfully wrong to force such a ...

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Illinois
taxes
debt

Why $4 Gas Will Cause Less Pain This Time

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When gas prices hit $4 per gallon back in the summer of 2008, America's drivers had a collective breakdown. No other single item affects the American psyche like gas prices, which are advertised on every street corner and magnified by the media every time they hit an uncomfortable threshold. No ...

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gas prices
oil
prices

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