Category: Taxes & Taxation

December 12, 2011

Putting the Paste Back in the Tube

We all know that trying the same thing over and over expecting different results is a popular definition of insanity. And we also know that putting the paste back in the tube is a popular illustration of an impossible …

December 2, 2011

I Smell a Rat

While listening to yet another socialist rant from our President about how “millionaires and billionaires” – people like him — should be taxed higher (so as to pay “their fair share”), I began to smell something nasty, albeit familiar, from …

November 29, 2011

Note to the Millionaires: A Better Return On Your Dollar

After visiting the website of Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength, the group demanding higher taxes on wealthy Americans like themselves, one may lament the defiant, don’t-tread-on-me spirit that once defined our national character. It is not merely that these …

November 4, 2011

The Tax Plan that’s Better than Cain’s, Perry’s or Gingrich’s

Filed under: Taxes & Taxation - 04 Nov 2011

Bold tax reform is front and center this campaign season.  First Herman Cain made waves and poll headway with his 9-9-9 tax plan, which involves national 9-percent taxes on personal and corporate income and a 9-percent national sales tax.  Now …

October 22, 2011

From 9-9-9 To ?-?-?

Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan is still receiving a lot of scrutiny. That scrutiny comes from people who either do not understand how to do simple math, who have nothing better to offer or who just want to maintain the …

October 15, 2011

We Already Have A National Sales Tax

Lots of foolish people rail against the idea of a national retail sales tax. You know, like the FairTax.

But why? We already have a national sales tax. It is called the corporate income tax. The reason …

October 13, 2011

Herman Cain: Will your 999 help the Economy? Will it create American Jobs?

Herman Cain as a presidential candidate is a great speaker. But his Nein, Nein, Nein plan will not create one real job. So when it comes to voting you also might think about voting nein (no) as well.

October 12, 2011

This Toll Tolls for You

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s successful effort to open the rest stops on I–95 was a very good idea. His current effort to open tollbooths on I–95 is not.

McDonnell obviously faces a dilemma: Virginia desperately needs road improvements and faces a …

September 13, 2011

Real Hope for a Change

Hope and change were the magic words that swept a relatively unknown, inexperienced Barack Obama into the Oval Office. He campaigned as the one able to fix the Bush economy. Once in office he has protested that he didn’t know …

September 2, 2011

Soak the Super Rich

Once again, the government class (and its most docile followers) has appropriated the language to cushion the blow of its self-perpetuation. ‘The rich?’ That’s so 2008. Besides, that canard has lost all but its minimal PR punch. …

August 27, 2011

Shh, Don’t Tell Anyone. Obama Is Increasing The Cost Of Going To School.

I have a secret to tell you. But you cannot tell it to anyone if I tell it to you. Do you understand? Because I am super serious about how secret this secret is.

Ok, good. Now …

August 22, 2011

These Five things won’t fix the problems! No way, no how!

Filed under: Politics In General,Taxes & Taxation - 22 Aug 2011

Jeff Carter wrote this article where he claims we need these 5 things to happen to fix our country.

Basically he wants a flat tax, capital gains and business taxes reduced to zero.

August 9, 2011

American Taxpayers: Chumps!

Filed under: Politics In General,Taxes & Taxation - 09 Aug 2011

I am one of the fortunate 90 percent of American workers still working. I am a chump. I could be sitting on my collective; collecting 99 weeks of unemployment. But I do not. I pay the taxes that keep the …

July 25, 2011

Obama: Please Raise the Taxes on the Rich!

It is quite funny that this notion of raising the taxes on the rich is not getting any traction. But Obama keeps trying. Some think that if he can create some class warfare that he will get enough votes to …

July 22, 2011

Solutions for the ‘Tax Gap’

In 2010, there was a “tax gap”—i.e., the difference between federal taxes owed and those actually paid—of $410–$500 billion.

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