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Tankosphere Today: Oct 28, 2008

Posted By Todd Thurman On October 28, 2008 @ 4:18 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

A new report by the OECD, Growing Unequal? Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries, warns: “Poverty is rising in OECD countries. Over the past 20 years, it has risen from 9.3% to 10.6%, as an average for the 30 member countries.”…

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Robert Carroll of the Tax Foundation points out that John McCain’s health care reform plan does two things progressives would normally cheer. First, it redistributes the tax benefits that current law provides for the purchase of health insurance in a progressive direction…

The Washington Post reports today that the bad economy is forcing budget cuts for the Fairfax County school district. The cuts could include “no cost-of-living raise for teachers, an increase in class size and elimination of such services as busing to centers for gifted and talented students.”…

Here is what the country is about to get more of if liberals take total control of Congress and the Presidency. Rep. Barney Frank says we need to put concerns about the deficit to the side, and usher in a dose of Keynesian economics…


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URLs in this post:

[1] Is poverty rising in OECD countries? – IEA Blog: http://blog.iea.org.uk/?p=149

[2] Fixing Entitlements by Reforming Health Care – InsiderOnline: http://www.insideronline.org/blogarchive.cfm?month=10&year=2008#4046F2F5-A5AA-5D2D-6C4A485947370BDC

[3] School Choice Can Fix Fairfax County School District Budget – Cato-at-Liberty: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2008/10/28/school-choice-can-fix-fairfax-county-school-district-budget/

[4] Barney Frank: We need more spending and taxes – FreedomTalks: http://www.freedomtalks.org/2008/10/22/barney-frank-liberal/

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