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A Vicious Cycle: How High Taxes Lead to Higher Taxes

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By Charles Greene Let’s take a closer look at the concept of wealth redistribution. Put aside for a moment, if you will, any preconceptions or strongly-held political beliefs and let’s try to examine the facts as objectively as possible. It’s a little difficult to do so, admittedly, because there is a definite “chicken or the egg” factor at play here. ...

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Hail, crony capitalism: Taxpayers Lose Again

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While there are a number of examples which clearly demonstrate all that is wrong with American politics in the 21st century, perhaps none is so clear than the crush of bipartisan support on Capitol Hill for the Export-Import Bank, a taxpayer-financed boondoggle that essentially acts as a money conduit from Main Street to Corporate America. Constitutional conservatives, an operational minority at present, have long opposed ...

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IRS: Scandal Central under Obama

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With each passing week it has become more apparent that the Internal Revenue Service is being managed by bureaucrats who have a distinct anti-conservative, anti-constitutional mindset, and that does not bode well for the Republic. On Wednesday The Wall Street Journal reported that lawmakers investigating the IRS’ lopsided targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status prior to the 2012 elections released ...

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Yes, middle class, you are paying more taxes

Avoid Taxes by Not Being American?

Does it seem as though you’re working harder and longer but you’re just not making much progress toward your personal economic goals. Well, there are reasons for that – some you know about and some you don’t. Sure, prices for food, energy and other basics like clothing and healthcare are all up; as long as oil remains a “global commodity” there are “speculators” ...

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Freedom from taxation

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If you recall from your civics and history lessons in middle school, one of the main reasons why early American colonists rebelled against England was King George’s propensity to tax their production and the goods they consumed. This “taxation without representation” led to the dumping of tea in the Boston Harbor, among other acts of civil (and uncivil) disobedience, as ...

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Survival store relocation highlights insanity of California taxes and regulations

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They say that the textbook definition of insanity is when a person keeps doing the same things while expecting a different outcome. You can say the same thing for a state government as well. For decades now, under left-wing Democratic leadership, California lawmakers have consistently adopted anti-business, anti-growth policies that have harmed the state’s economy and have hurt its poorest ...

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Taxpayer, beware: Get ready for more Detroits

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By now, most Americans have heard about Detroit’s economic dire straits. Mired in a fiscal morass through a combination of decades of mismanagement, lack of vision and loss of manufacturing base (mostly from the demise of the automobile industry), the city has become the poster child for all that is wrong with democratic socialism.  One of the biggest budget items ...

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