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  • National Taxpayers Union Conference Part 1
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    National Taxpayers Union Conference, Part 1

    Members of Congress, journalists and others spoke to a conference on tax issues. They talked about why taxes should be reduced and various ways to accomplish this goal. They also outlined…

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  • Social Security Reform
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    Social Security Reform

    Participants discussed the need for structural reform in the social security system because the system was not designed to deal with the demographic shifts in the U.S. population. They also…

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  • Balanced Budget Amendment Part 5
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    Balanced Budget Amendment Part 5

    Committee members heard testimony on the balanced budget amendment. A number of congressional, federal, and outside experts testified about the feasibility and legality of passing such a law. The…

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  • Tax Reform
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    Tax Reform

    Senator Gramm talked about the Republican agenda for 104th Congress, emphaszing decreasing taxes, government spending and regulation. Senator Craig talked about the Republican party’s…

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  • National Taxpayers Conference
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    National Taxpayers Conference

    Governor Whitman spoke about the need for lower taxes and limited government to help the economy grow and her efforts along these lines in New Jersey. She also talked about the midterm…

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  • National Taxpayers Conference
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    National Taxpayers Conference

    Rep. Armey spoke about national tax policy. He has proposed reforms to help individual entrepreneurs and reduce exemptions of large corporations. He focused on his proposal to create a flat…

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  • Cutting Government Waste
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    Cutting Government Waste

    Mayor Goldsmith spoke about smaller government in cities and more independence from the federal government whose regulations make using funds much more difficult.

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  • Congressional Reform
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    Congressional Reform

    Representative Penny spoke about expectations that the midterm elections would lead to congressional reform in several areas, including limiting committee chairmanship terms and other…

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  • Growing Entitlement Burden
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    Growing Entitlement Burden

    Mr. Peterson spoke about the relationship between entitlements, the growing national debt and the U.S. economy. He argued that current U.S. society is leaving a crushing debt and tax burden…

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  • Citizen Legislators
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    Citizen Legislators

    Mr. Alexander spoke about his proposal to limit congressional sessions. He emphasized the need to return to the notions of citizen legislators that remain involved in their professions…

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  • Congressional Spending Report
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    Congressional Spending Report

    National Taxpayers' Union and CompuServe officials talked about a new computer system for monitoring congressional voting records that would be available to computer users through…

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  • Congressional Ratings
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    Congressional Ratings

    Mr. Keating and Davidson presented their ratings of congressmen based upon the degree to which they support the current level of spending in the federal government.

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  • Balanced Budget Amendment
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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    During the fourth and final day of hearings on the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment, witnesses testified before the committee. The amendment would impose a mandatory balanced budget…

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  • Congressional Spending Policies
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    Congressional Spending Policies

    Mr. Davidson, Mr. Hewitt and Mr. Keating spoke in a news conference at the National Press Club to announce the release of a survey on the government spending policies of individual members…

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  • Technology and Government Waste
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    Technology and Government Waste

    Mr. Davidson is a leader of the taxpayers' movement and co-author of Blood in the Streets. He discussed technology as a major force of change in our society, that “microtechnology reduces the…

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  • Restructuring of Resolution Trust Corporation
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    Restructuring of Resolution Trust Corporation

    After remarks from members of the committee on the death of committee member Sen. John Heinz (R-PA), who died in a plane crash on April 4, the committee heard testimony on restructuring proposals…

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  • The Savings and Loan Crisis
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    The Savings and Loan Crisis

    Mr. Lowell and Mr. Davidson discussed the savings and loan crisis, including the investigation into the “Keating Five” scandal, and fielded questions from the call-in audience.

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  • Savings and Loan Crisis
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    Savings and Loan Crisis

    The topic of the briefing was the savings and loan crisis.

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  • Review of the 1986 Tax Reform Act
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    Review of the 1986 Tax Reform Act

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  • Federal Pay Raises
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    Federal Pay Raises

    Committee held hearings to review the Report of the 1989 Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries.

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