Posts Tagged "Al Lurie"


Not content to rest on his dubious laurels in having initiated last year’s Congressional action resulting in the shackling of Treasury’s attempt to promulgate its regulation proposed in 2002 to free cash balance plans from vulnerability to charges of age discrimination – by a bill barring Treasury from spending any of it 2004 appropriation to that end — Rep. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) has renewed his tactics in...

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Setting The Scene The final days of the first Obama Administration provided him and the Democratic and Republican leadership of the Congress with a unique challenge to resolve what had by then become the most critical domestic problem of the Nation: averting the fiscal cliff. To do so required them to achieve what they had been unable to accomplish in the President’s entire initial term in office, namely, overcoming the...

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Bismarck is famously quoted as comparing the making of legislation to the making of sausages: “it’s something you don’t want to see,” he said. Whatever he saw in the late 1800s was as nothing compared to what we’ve witnessed in the six months ending last March, as Democrats and Republicans in Congress and the White House engaged in a fierce donnybrook over the health care legislation introduced by the Democrats late in 2009 to fulfill...

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PointOfLaw.com, 01-03-07 Amid the proud and shiny signs of New York’s continuing prosperity, it is hard to recall that in 1975, not much more than three decades ago, this great city could not meet its weekly payroll and seemed destined to go broke. A few collective memories linger from those dark days, especially the classic New York Daily News headline “Ford to City: ‘Drop Dead'”, and the city’s...

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