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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Monday, August 29, 2005

The 'Fair' Tax

Steve replied: "I'm a little surprised to hear that you would want to exclude food items from the tax, though. Why wouldn't we want to tax the sale of caviar and candy bars?"

I didn't say that. I said "no tax on essential food items." By that I mean bread, milk, etc., as well as food items such as baby formula — essentials that everyone, including those that must count every penny, need. But taxing stuff like caviar and candy bars, sure.


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