Tag Archives: Susan Collins

A false sense of internet privacy

What is privacy on the internet? Well, a smart person would probably tell you that it doesn’t exist, and you should probably assume as much as you spend time online. But according to the spin from the Obama-era Federal Communication Commission, privacy on the internet does exist, thanks to them. That’s what they say they did […]

The untold story of the DADT repeal

It was December of 2010, and Congress was in a protracted battle over a host of issues, including an extension of expiring tax cuts, the Defense Authorization bill which included a contentious repeal of the so-called Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy, and the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Senator Susan Collins, who I worked […]

Back From The Dead: Taxing Investors

Last year, Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins became key to blocking a massive Democratic tax hike on private equity and investment partnerships, a hike that would have brought tax rates on “carried interest” up from 15% to 35% and then again to 38% just a few short years later. After three separate votes, Snowe and […]