Jesse Jackson Jr. likely to get prison

CHICAGO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is likely to lose his pension and spend time prison if he pleads guilty to misuse of campaign funds, legal experts say.
The 'fiscal cliff' doesn't justify raising energy taxes

The 'fiscal cliff' doesn't justify raising energy taxes

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The United States is facing a "fiscal cliff" but that doesn't mean tax increases have to be part of any solution, the author argues.
PETE SEPP, UPI Outside View Commentator
Conviction could cost Jackson pension

Conviction could cost Jackson pension

CHICAGO, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who said he was under investigation, could lose his pension under federal law if convicted on one of several corruption charges.
Boehner doesn't agree to House paycuts

Boehner doesn't agree to House paycuts

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Taxpayer groups are urging future speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to lead by example and cut House salaries as a symbolic gesture of cutting spending.

Congress gets automatic pay hike

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Despite the lousy economy, high unemployment and plummeting housing prices, U.S. congressional members get a $4,700 pay raise this week.

Clinton enjoying taxpayer-funded benefits

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton's federally funded expenses since leaving office exceed those of the other two living former U.S. presidents, The Politico said.

Foley's rehab paid for by taxpayers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives clerk's office says ex-Rep. Mark Foley's alcohol rehabilitation program is being paid for by a taxpayer funded medical plan. Salley Collins, a spokeswoman for the clerk's office, said the Florida Republican is covered by

The Web: The broadband imperative

The Bush Administration, with strong support in Congress, is attempting to extend the ban on Internet access taxes permanently -- an action that experts think will come just in time to feed the broadband explosion.
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, United Press International

Tax reformists air their views

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Proponents of tax reform who met in Washington Thursday said many taxes are a drain on economic growth and an unnecessary financial strain on citizens.
DAVID E. REYNOLDS, UPI Correspondent

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