Monthly Archives: April 2012

House: Votes on the Highway Funding Bill with Keystone Pipeline Mandate and the Small Business Tax Cut Act

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot two recent House votes: its 293-127 vote to pass a highway funding bill with an amendment to require the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline; and its 235-173 vote to … Continue reading

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The “Buffett Rule” and the Public Policy Consequences of Political Polarization

Debate over the “Buffett Rule” has come to occupy a prominent role in the national political dialogue. Whether the “Buffett Rule” – which would require all individuals making over $1 million a year to pay a minimum 30% tax rate … Continue reading

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Senate: Vote to Invoke Cloture on “Buffett Rule”

Below we use Optimal Classification (OC) in R to plot the Senate’s 51-45 vote to invoke cloture on what has come to be known as the “Buffett Rule” that would require those making above $1 million a year to pay … Continue reading

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