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Bill Knight: Without the Fair Tax, are there fiscal ideas?
These are taxing times; times when we face not just a public-health crisis, but higher taxes – or lower levels of public services. Read More.
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Biden shutting Dakota Access pipeline would cause food prices to spike
The pipeline is currently under environmental review Read More.
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Here’s Where $1,400 Stimulus Checks, $15 Minimum Wage And The Rest Of Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Rescue Plan Stand Today
Lawmakers in Washington are moving forward with President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, even amid a heated impeachment trial and over Republican objections. Here’s what you need to know. Read More.
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Jobless claims worse than expected as pandemic-related filings surge
First-time claims for unemployment insurance totaled 793,000 last week as declining Covid-19 cases provided little relief for the jobs market. Read More.
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Gas hits highest price in 12 months as progressives, celebrities pressure Biden to cancel more pipelines
Gas Buddy analyst: ‘Prices are likely to continue rising in the weeks and months ahead’ Read More.
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The Grassroots Corner February 15, 2021
🇺🇸 The Grassroots Corner - Week Beginning 2/15/21: “Time to Start Planning the FAIRtax Season” Read More.
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The Chairman’s Report February 12, 2021
The national minimum wage was first mandated by the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. This federal law provided for not only the minimum wage but also overtime pay. Read More.
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State And Local Tax Deduction Limit Repeal As COVID Relief
In the latest episode of the long-running soap opera over the state and local tax deduction, the New Jersey delegation to the House framed removing the current deduction limit of $10,000 as COVID relief in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y. Read More.
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Budget Office Expects $2.3T Deficit Before Biden Relief Plan
The Congressional Budget Office says the federal government is on track for a $2.3 trillion deficit this year, down roughly $900 billion from last year when the coronavirus caused Congress to provide historic amounts of financial aid. Read More.
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U.S. Debt on Track to Hit a Record 107% of GDP by 2031, CBO Says
Deficit for fiscal 2021 will come to $2.3 trillion, almost $900 billion less than projected earlier, as economy revives Read More.
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Taxing time: How the pandemic will affect filing your taxes
The pandemic has made everything a bit trickier — tax filing season is no exception. Read More.
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Consumer inflation climbs at fastest pace in five months, CPI shows, mostly due to cost of oil
The numbers: The cost of U.S. consumer goods and services rose in January at the fastest pace in five months, largely because of higher gasoline prices. Read More.
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Looking For A Game Changing Stimulus? How A New $3,600 Child Tax Credit Could Be The Solution
It has not been easy for most American families during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More.
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Lawmakers request help for taxpayers victimized by unemployment fraud
Republican lawmakers are asking the Biden administration to help taxpayers who are receiving tax forms for unemployment benefits claimed by identity thieves. Read More.
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The Grassroots Corner February 22, 2021
🇺🇸 The Grassroots Corner - Week Beginning 2/22/21: “Grassroots Leaders Shake the Political Trees” Read More.

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