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Hail, crony capitalism: Taxpayers Lose Again


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


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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Yes, taxpayers, Defense Department budgeting is this bad


According to a recent Gallup survey, three-quarters of Americans have a positive, confident opinion of the U.S. military. That’s as it should be; our military does more to protect us every day than most people are even aware of. But the Pentagon sure isn’t a very positive influence on American taxpayers, and while that’s nothing new, that’s the problem: Wasteful spending is very ...

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Time for a second Declaration of Independence


After being named House Majority Leader last month, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said one of his primary goals was to bring together a fractured Republican Party. Ho-hum. Heard that before. But McCarthy also made some comments that caused me to actually pay closer attention because he hit on a concept I think is vitally important for the future of liberty ...

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Freedom from taxation


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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Are Democrats making America ungovernable?


The latest Gallup numbers are in regarding Americans’ attitudes toward their governmental institutions and they are bad: Just 7 percent of us say we have any confidence at all in Congress, and less than one-third, 29 percent, have faith in the White House. These numbers are not simply abysmal; they are dangerous. If you can remember your high school civics ...

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