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Bush tax returns: Big income, big taxes since 1981

...of taxpayers, who paid an average of 30.2 percent between 1981 and 2011, according to figures from the Congressional Budget Office. The average for middle-income households in that time was 16.6 percent.Bush's disclosure sets him...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-01/bush-tax-returns-big-income-big-taxes
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My Turn: Can we afford another healthcare debacle?

...Medicaid will cover 93 million people in 10 years, roughly one in four Americans, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Most recipients will pay little if anything for a full array of health benefits rivalling any Cadillac health...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-19/my-turn-can-we-afford-another-healthc
Opinion
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

...an increase.The impact of raising the minimum wage has been much debated over the years. A report by the Congressional Budget Office in February estimated that a federal minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, which President Barack Obama supports...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/democrats-love-seeing-minimum-wage-ball
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Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

...small businesses from cutting jobs.The $10.10 proposal got mixed reviews last week from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. It said the increase could cost the economy 500,000 jobs in 2016, while lifting 900,000 people over...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-27/local-politics-affects-senators-minimum
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House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps

...take food out of the mouths of hungry Americans in order to, again, achieve some ideological goal."The Congressional Budget Office says that if the bill were enacted, as many as 3.8 million people could lose their benefits in 2014.Around...

http://juneauempire.com/mary-clare-jalonick/2013-09-20/house-votes-cut-4b-year-f
A troubled start for Obamacare

...Tavenner also claimed consumers had signed up using the federal website, but she wouldn't provide numbers.The Congressional Budget Office is estimating that 7 million people will sign up for coverage through the private health plans sold on the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-10-07/troubled-start-obamacare
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My Turn: Remembering those in need

...frighten senior citizens) is his claim about Medicare. Here are the facts: according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the Affordable Care Act is protecting the solvency of Medicare. How? By cracking down on fraud and eliminating...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-11-28/my-turn-remembering-those-need
Opinion
Message to the Far Right - We Are All Takers

...pay no income tax, ie. the "takers," all but 10 percent pay some form of federal tax according to the Congressional Budget Office. This reduced amount of takers includes the poor, the elderly and disabled veterans. People that any compassionate...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-21/message-far-right-we-are-all-takers
Opinion
Cliffs, Compromise and Consequences

...cliff. In the movie, Thelma and Louise, it didn't matter if they applied the brakes. Here it does. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the sudden reduction in government spending, triggered by the fiscal cliff situation, will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-12-16/cliffs-compromise-and-consequences
Opinion
Working across party lines produces results for America

...jobs to the economy and reduce the national deficit by nearly $1 trillion over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.All these bills, currently stuck in the House, would go directly to the President for his signature if the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-12-23/working-across-party-lines-produces-r
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