PASSION FRUIT: ALCHEMY OF THE EGG.
What has been the fastest-growing federal tax imposed on middle-income Americans over the past 20 years?.
For those who are counting, that's a steep four-and-a-half-fold increase in 16 years. When state and local gas levies are included, motorists in many states now pay 40 to 50 cents a gallon. It's hard to say where all the money has gone. Clearly, the nation's roads aren't four and a half times better today than they were 15 years ago. In fact, it seems that there are more watermelon-sized potholes nowadays than ever.
In the debate earlier in Austin, (Texas) came perilously close to getting an income tax.
It doesn't make sense that a barber doesn't have to pay it, and a grocer does.
When you look at our budget situation today, this is just a fiscal calamity, ... We're looking at, for the next five years, half a trillion dollars of budget deficits.
The rich are getting richer but the poor are getting richer, too, in this expansion.
They're a proud club and a great bunch of blokes.
It is an ugly bill. This is the legislative process at its worst.
That was sort of his dress rehearsal, so to speak.
That was sort of his dress rehearsal, so to speak, ... He passed with flying colors. He was very loyal to Bush's agenda.
Obviously I'm disappointed not to be going away with the Wallabies but I'm looking forward to the Queensland tour and the chance to try out a few new things I've learnt from Alex Evans (the Reds' forwards coach).
I think that the big problem with the IRS is that you have real rampant mismanagement of the agency, ... You have financial malfeasance, and it runs as currents throughout the agency from the top all the way down.