Category: Taxes & Taxation

January 18, 2013

Tax, Spend & Repeat

In 2011 there was fiscal crisis. The U.S. reached its debt ceiling.

[Prior to August 2011, the public was told the debt ceiling would be reached on March 31st, April 15th, May 16th and May 31st.]

[Most media falsely equate …

January 6, 2013

Solution? What Solution?

Happy New Year! Welcome to higher taxes!

Yes, that’s right, Democrats, along with a minority of the majority Republicans in the House, voted to raise your taxes as part of the deal to avert the “fiscal cliff”! The Senate …

December 31, 2012

France: Is Anybody There? France’s Socialists Generate a New Class of Tax Exiles

By Jean-Philippe Delsol

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.

The fiscal frenzy that has seized French socialists is not only grinding France’s economy to a halt; it is also attacking the very foundations of French …

December 18, 2012

Tax policy and the ‘fiscal cliff’

There has been controversy among those interested in economics as to which tax policies have been more beneficial to the economy: Those supported by past presidents such as Reagan and George W. Bush, or the type supported by Obama. Many …

December 17, 2012

Misinterpreting Obama’s Mandate

I have written before regarding Obama’s legitimate claim to a mandate for raising taxes on the “rich.” He made no secret of his plan to raise taxes during the campaign and voters — who for the most part know they …

December 8, 2012

Let Obama Leap the Fiscal Cliff Alone

A recent editorial cartoon summarizes the political situation surrounding fiscal cliff negotiations. Two men are poised to fall down a steep incline. The one holding a newspaper that reads ‘tax cuts’ says, “They say the fiscal cliff is more like …

November 29, 2012

The democratic party left Kennedy

I remember in 1986, when I was a lot less politically savvy. When looking back at the Reagan years up until that time, I thought to myself “At least they can never claim supply side economics didn’t work.” Then I …

November 23, 2012

Did the U.S. Constitution promise a Chicken in Every Pot?

Filed under: History,Taxes & Taxation - 23 Nov 2012

This is a continuing discussion brought about by reading Glenn Beck’s book Original Argument. The Federalist Papers that deal with finances is quite amusing to say the least. Let’s open for discussion the idea of national debt. The founding fathers …

November 5, 2012

IRS surrenders: Time for churches to get ‘political’

The jig is up. The news is out. Pastors across America have called the left’s bluff. The empty words “separation of church and state” – a phrase found nowhere in the U.S. Constitution – have lost their sting.

Yes, “separation” still …

November 4, 2012

47%

Filed under: Taxes & Taxation - 04 Nov 2012

Our federal tax code is broken.

Forty-seven percent of Americans don’t pay any federal income tax. Think about it. Nearly one-half of Americans don’t have any federal income tax liability. 53% pay all personal income taxes.

Adding …

October 19, 2012

Detail & The Donkey: Obama skates on specifics

Since Mitt Romney announced his tax plan, the media have demanded that he provide more detail. In particular, they want to know exactly which deductions he wants to eliminate while cutting the rates. That’s a perfectly reasonable question, but why …

October 18, 2012

Schumer and the Liberals Don’t Get it. You can’t Raise Taxes!

A group of senators under the guise of bipartisanship met for a 3 day retreat. I didn’t know we were at war. What do we need to retreat from. And guess whose paying for the retreat? So this is …

October 2, 2012

Finally a Democrat on the Right Side of Taxes

Tim Kaine — known here as Gov. Flowmax after closing Virginia’s interstate rest stops — occasionally comes down on the right side of an issue. During the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce debate between Senate candidates Kaine and former Sen. George …

September 28, 2012

Universal Service Fund

People who work hard, manage their finances, and pay their bills on time are forced to pay for free cell phones and airtime for those who don’t. In the government’s Lifeline program.

September 27, 2012

Democrats Favorite Tax Rate is More, More, More

When you are in the business of government you always want more taxes.

The Democrats are always talking about paying your “fair share”. Paying your fair share to whom? What exactly are you paying for? Why is our media in …

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