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WILL: A rally cry to tame spending

January 11, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Democrats not allergic to arithmetic must know the cost of their “fiscal cliff” victory.
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GUEBERT: Cliff walking in clodhoppers

January 10, 2013 in The Daily Republic

In an almost endless stream of post-vote analyses Jan. 2, Capitol Hill pundits focused mostly on who the political winners and losers were in the Christmas-to-New Year’s Grinch-vs.-Grinch brawl to “save” the nation from a “fiscal cliff.” Continue Reading

NOEM: Why I voted to avert the fiscal cliff

January 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The bills thoughtfully crafted and passed by the House sat untouched in the Senate and ignored by the President.
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Congress fills sails of wind energy, for now

January 4, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Short-term tax credit extension welcomed, but long-term extension wanted.
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Wind subsidy could preserve Grand Forks jobs

January 4, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

A last-minute, one-year extension of a wind energy subsidy could save thousands of jobs nationwide, according to an industry group, but officials in North Dakota are waiting to see what its effect will be on jobs here. Continue Reading

Farm bill extension not popular in Upper Midwest

January 3, 2013 in The Daily Republic

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) Leaders of many farm groups in the Upper Midwest aren’t pleased that Congress has extended the current farm bill rather than pass new legislation.
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Wind energy tax credit extended in fiscal cliff deal

January 3, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Banks, rum, motorsports tracks also see tax breaks revived. Continue Reading

GEORGE WILL: Something’s brewing: Tea party will rise again

January 2, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Deficit spending once was largely for investments building infrastructure, winning wars which benefited future generations, so government borrowing appropriately shared the burden with those generations. But now, continuous borrowing burdens future generations in order to finance current consumption. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Insistence on ‘perfect’ robbed GOP of ‘good’

January 2, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

The compromise that Republicans and Democrats agreed to offers a 41:1 ratio of tax increases to spending cuts. A few months ago, the GOP could have had a deal on much better terms to them, and stubbornly refused it. Continue Reading

Farmers get mixed news in federal budget vote

January 2, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

America’s farmers and ranchers are digesting a mixed signal that came from the last-minute extension of federal farm legislation in a bill dealing with the federal budget. Continue Reading