March 16th, 2004


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"On Monday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office published new calculations showing that the budget deficit now stems almost entirely from tax cuts and spending increases rather than from lingering effects of the economic slowdown."
-Edmund I. Andrews

Bush has a new enemy: Howard Stern.

Greenspan changes his tune on debt and deficits.

Turns out there's no truth behind the theory that higher taxes lead to greater unemployment.

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"Jim Abrams of the Associated Press reports that House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) is so frustrated by White House intransigence on its threat to veto a giant, jobs-rich highway bill, that he refuses to discuss the bill with anyone at the White House other than Bush.

'I don't deal with his people any more.'" Hastert said. "'We weren't getting straight numbers from his people and they changed their mind in the middle of the process.'"
-White House Briefing by Dan Froomkin

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Wrestlemania XX Sunday night was pretty awesome, I have to admit. The fights were decent, and they didn't do a lot of the lame things (ref bumps, run-ins, too many McMahons) that turned me away from watching regularly before. Good crowd to watch it with, too. If I hear the shows are even half as good as what we saw Sunday night, I may end up watching again (though I will wait until I read how the the current lottery thing pans out.)

Final results here.

In a related article, death rate among pro wrestlers remains high. (Courtesy Magistrate.)