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Voters, Not The Press, Decide Elections
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The ballots had barely been counted yesterday before the press was making sweeping predictions that the Tea Party candidates who won primaries would go down to defeat in general elections. You'd expect this sort of thing from the liberal outlets. Bloomberg News headlined its article, "Tea Party Success in Delaware Senate Race Increases Chance of Democrat Win." And the New York Times called Carl Paladino's victory in the gubernatorial primary in New York "a potentially destabilizing blow for New York Republicans" that "raises the possibility of a lopsided general election contest with Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, who has amassed a $24 million war chest and whose commanding lead in the polls has lent him an air of invincibility."

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Malloy's Tax Plan
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The Democratic governor of Connecticut, Dannel Malloy, is proposing $1.5 billion in tax increases, including raising the retail sales tax to 6.35% from 6% while increasing the base of items that are subject to the tax. He also "has proposed eight income tax rates, ranging from 3 percent for joint filers earning up to $20,000 a year to 6.7 percent for joint filers earning $1 million," the Hartford Business Journal reports. The tax increases would be retroactive to January 1, according to the Journal, which doesn't mention the federal constitutional prohibition on ex post facto law. The Tax Foundation indicates that Connecticut now has three income tax brackets, topping out at 6.5%.

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Voters, Not The Press, Decide Elections
futureofcapitalism.com

The ballots had barely been counted yesterday before the press was making sweeping predictions that the Tea Party candidates who won primaries would go down to defeat in general elections. You'd expect this sort of thing from the liberal outlets. Bloomberg News headlined its article, "Tea Party Success in Delaware Senate Race Increases Chance of Democrat Win." And the New York Times called Carl Paladino's victory in the gubernatorial primary in New York "a potentially destabilizing blow for New York Republicans" that "raises the possibility of a lopsided general election contest with Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, who has amassed a $24 million war chest and whose commanding lead in the polls has lent him an air of invincibility."

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Malloy's Tax Plan
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The Democratic governor of Connecticut, Dannel Malloy, is proposing $1.5 billion in tax increases, including raising the retail sales tax to 6.35% from 6% while increasing the base of items that are subject to the tax. He also "has proposed eight income tax rates, ranging from 3 percent for joint filers earning up to $20,000 a year to 6.7 percent for joint filers earning $1 million," the Hartford Business Journal reports. The tax increases would be retroactive to January 1, according to the Journal, which doesn't mention the federal constitutional prohibition on ex post facto law. The Tax Foundation indicates that Connecticut now has three income tax brackets, topping out at 6.5%.

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