Category: Taxes & Taxation

July 25, 2013

IRS Scandal may drive tax reform

Filed under: Corruption,Taxes & Taxation - 25 Jul 2013

By: Dan Weber

BOHEMIA, NY, June 28 – The cloud hovering over the IRS as the result of its targeting scandal may have a silver lining-a new and urgent focus on the need for tax reform, according to Dan Weber, president …

June 27, 2013

IRS-gate: Join the call for a special counsel

Obama’s re-election stirred grand expectations, but these have disappeared as first term problems catch up with him and scandals erode his credibility. The re-election heralded a new liberal era, or so it was claimed. His victory was said …

June 23, 2013

Big Government

Politicizing the IRS (here, here, here), the Justice Department (here, here), and other government agencies is deeply troublesome. Never before has there been such misuse of government agencies. But all of the blame shouldn’t be placed on the Obama …

June 18, 2013

Easy fix to IRS corruption

Sir John Dalberg-Acton famously observed, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” No federal agency enjoys more power than the “absolute power” wielded by the Internal Revenue Service. It’s little wonder, then, that under this …

June 10, 2013

The “why” behind the IRS scandal

By Dr. Daniel S. Brown

Let’s begin with a premise. Challenging, delaying, questioning, or bullying organizations about their non-profit, educational purposes chills both free speech and a free press. The current ruckus involving Internal Revenue Service policies aimed at conservative …

June 3, 2013

AMAC: The IRS scandal undermines the implementation of Obamacare

By: John P. Grimaldi

BOHEMIA, NY, May17 – The IRS already has the power to intrude into the personal lives of every American, and its ability to do so going forward will be significantly enhanced by the implementation of Obamacare this …

May 29, 2013

IRS inspector general’s report small comfort for Tea Party groups

Following the day’s myriad news stories on Benghazi, Associated Press allegations and the IRS targeting right-of-center organizations, the highly anticipated Treasury Department’s report on the blossoming IRS scandal released late Tuesday is relatively small comfort for Tea Party groups, according …

May 26, 2013

Another Group Targeted for IRS Scrutiny

By Dr. Daniel S. Brown, Jr.

In a press conference last week, White House press secretary Jay Carney fielded insistent questions from a variety of news agencies regarding the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged actions toward tea party organizations. There should be …

May 22, 2013

Senate GOP Supports Remote Control Taxation

Filed under: Taxes & Taxation,The Republicans - 22 May 2013

The next time you see any of the following Senate Republicans:

Lamar Alexander (TN)

Roy Blunt (MO)

John Boozman (AR)

Richard Burr (NC)

May 4, 2013

Tax Day

Filed under: Taxes & Taxation - 04 May 2013

Tax Day is over.

Now, let’s discuss our dysfunctional tax system. Our federal tax code is more than 70,000 pages long. If stacked, it reaches more than 25 feet high. [20,000 pages of ObamaCare regulations when stacked reach more …

April 30, 2013

The Progressive Income Tax Turns 100

Maybe it’s a measure of progressives’ refusal to look back, to always move “forward.” Otherwise, they should be celebrating right now. In fact, President Obama and fellow modern progressives/liberals should be ecstatic all this year, rejoicing over the centenary of …

April 17, 2013

Republicans Need To Grow Up About Taxes

Filed under: Taxes & Taxation,The Republicans - 17 Apr 2013

Republicans are flailing about these days, trying to rebrand themselves before the next election cycle. A certain amount of introspection and internecine debate is inevitable after suffering a stinging loss against an opponent with a dismal record. One thing the …

February 4, 2013

Bring the Monster Out

Filed under: American Government,Taxes & Taxation - 04 Feb 2013

When taxes become destructive they surpass the consent of the governed bending to the will of tyranny. When regulations strangle competition instead of securing it from evil combinations they become counterproductive and defeat the very purpose for which they …

January 23, 2013

“Revenue” Redefined: Libs abuse another innocent word

Sometimes it seems like it would be a good idea to publish a liberal-to-English dictionary. That way, normal people would be able to understand what liberals mean when they take already existing words, and apply meanings to them that are …

January 21, 2013

Billionaire Tax Break

Filed under: Taxes & Taxation - 21 Jan 2013

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett wrote in the New York Times in 2011 that the wealthy should pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes than do the middle class.

The wealthy do pay a higher rate on personal income. But …

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