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The per-vote subsidy: it's the best deal in town

So the per-vote subsidy on its own can't abolish the political influence of wealth. Nevertheless, it was a step in the right direction, a step that should not be reversed.

Nov. 4, 1975, 10:30 p.m. After members of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee had already exhausted themselves trying to put a major tax bill to bed, Georgia congressman Phil Landrum advanced an arcane amendment. It would allow capital losses to be set against capital gains taxes paid in previous years. If your eyes glazed over when reading that last sentence, you won't be surprised that the committee quickly passed the amendment, by a vote of 20 to 14.

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The per-vote subsidy: it's the best deal in town

So the per-vote subsidy on its own can't abolish the political influence of wealth. Nevertheless, it was a step in the right direction, a step that should not be reversed.

Nov. 4, 1975, 10:30 p.m. After members of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee had already exhausted themselves trying to put a major tax bill to bed, Georgia congressman Phil Landrum advanced an arcane amendment. It would allow capital losses to be set against capital gains taxes paid in previous years. If your eyes glazed over when reading that last sentence, you won't be surprised that the committee quickly passed the amendment, by a vote of 20 to 14.

  

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Friday, March 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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