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Punishing smokers will higher taxes does not improve public health

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New research suggests that punishing smokers with higher taxes is high on punishment but low on improving public health Fewer Americans smoke today than at just about any other time in our history, but millions continue to engage in what many believe is a bad habit. Besides being a nuisance, cigarette smoke and tobacco in general has been proven to cause ...

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Who is REALLY paying all the income taxes? Hint – it’s not the poor

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Who REALLY pays income tax in America will surprise you and, if you’re one of the payers, upset you President Obama and Democrats have made political careers out of generating angst among the masses by pitting some socioeconomic classes of Americans against others. Nowhere has this been more common than on the issue of taxes; Obama especially, but Democrats in general, love ...

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Walker watch: Wisconsin ranked top in tax cuts in 2014

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Under Gov. Scott Walker, tax rates in Wisconsin just continue to fall, as the budget gets balanced and state government recedes from the lives of residents Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin was just reelected, despite the fact that his state has distinct liberal trends and is far more blue than it is red. How did that happen? Easy; Walker ...

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There Will Never Be A Convention Of States

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Article V Convention of the States is a constitutional tool given us by the founders to get around an unresponsive federal government drunk with power We have some bad news for American conservatives: The leaders of our party, the once Grand Old Party, are trying to figure out a way to win elections without us, and if or when they do, they ...

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The ‘war on poverty’ is really just a war on marriage

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Federal anti-poverty programs punish marriage When the “war on poverty” was declared, about 19 percent of the U.S. population was considered living below federal poverty standards; today that figure has only fallen to around 15 percent The ‘war’ has cost three times more than all REAL wars fought by the U.S. since the American Revolution Federal anti-poverty programs only serve ...

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Income tax inequality: Most U.S. households receive more than they pay

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The idea of an income tax has always come from left-leaning political parties in the United States The top earners have been paying disproportionate shares of income taxes for decades Now, more Americans receive taxpayer-funded benefits than pay into the system When the 16th Amendment was finally ratified by the required three-quarters of the several States Feb. 3, 1913, the ...

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Half of those living in Chris Christie’s state want to leave

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How do you know you are the governor of a failed state? When more residents there want to leave than want to stay, and that’s the case in New Jersey A single, 40-year-old living in New Jersey with annual earnings of $100,000 could gain over $111,000 over the course of a lifetime if he moved to Texas, all based on taxes ...

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