Category Archives: Taxes

“…The Bureaucracy Always Expands. It Never Contracts…”

The words of David Williams, vice president of policy for watchdog Citizens Against Government Waste. He is commenting in a story from Fox News that reports that there are some 1,000 government “advisory committees” with some 74,000 members burning up … Continue reading

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Something To Think About

Thomas Sowell: Politics being what it is, we are sure to hear all sorts of doomsday rhetoric at the thought of cutbacks in government spending. The poor will be starving in the streets, to hear the politicians and the media … Continue reading

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Tax Hikes

Americans for Tax Reform have compiled a comprehensive list of tax hikes included in ObamaCare: Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on an historic repeal of the Obamacare law.  While there are many reasons to oppose … Continue reading

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The Relentless Maw Of Taxation

Do you not see it? Unions are screeching about the proposed taxes on their health benefits. Their Democrat allies respond by trying to shift the relentless taxation onto others. Trial balloons are being floated on an hourly basis to see … Continue reading

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The First Wave Of Taxes

A comprehensive list of taxes the Senate plans to impose now that Harry Reid bought Ben Nelson includes this gem: Tax on Indoor Tanning Services (Page 373 of Manager’s amendment/$2.7 billion/July 1, 2010): New 10% excise tax on indoor tanning … Continue reading

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The Only Growth Sector

This should get your dander up: The number of federal workers earning six-figure salaries has exploded during the recession, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal salary data. Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% … Continue reading

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Gutting America

For fun and profit. Tax and spend is literally killing this country. Bruce Kesler, writing at Maggie’s Farm looks at why: It’s not just California, or New York City, but throughout much of America today that we’re seeing the hollowing … Continue reading

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Read It And Weep

Taxes in the new health care “reform”. Think these won’t impact you personally? The taxes will have a severe negative effect on jobs. Bet on it. And they kick in immediately while “benefits” from the “reform” don’t start for years. … Continue reading

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Plummeting Revenue

The US government is collecting a lot – a real lot – less tax revenue this year than is the norm. The normal amount is about 18.3% of GDP. This year is looks to be about 14.9%. Much attention has … Continue reading

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ObamaCare: Forcing Failed Policies Nationwide

The Wall Street Journal points out the truth about health insurance and what ObamaCare will do to it. The short answer is that this is going to cost you and I a lot more than the schemers are promising. Because … Continue reading

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Not As Dumb As They Think

Really bad news for Obama: He gets the blame for running up the deficit – he cannot keep blaming it on George Bush. The voters are not as dumb as the White House thinks they are. Seventy-one percent (71%) of … Continue reading

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Taxman

Now my advice for those who die, (taxman) Declare the pennies on your eyes. (taxman) (Lennon/McCartney, G. Harrison, Taxman) Watch out, here it comes. Super genius Little Timmy Geithner released the trial balloon yesterday for the coming brutal tax hikes on … Continue reading

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Job Killer, Economy Destroyer

Obama’s health care “reform”, it’s two for the price of one! Investor’s Business Daily: The president’s runaway-train approach is the same one he used with the economic “stimulus” package. On the very day the House health bill was released, newspapers … Continue reading

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The Wrath Of Grapes?

Here’s an interesting thought: Will the rapidly approaching Obama Depression cause a reverse of the “Grapes of Wrath” depression migration from the dust bowl to the coasts? Will thousands upon thousands of east and west cost tax refugees crowd into … Continue reading

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No Net Savings

I suspect this man is no longer on the Christmas card lists of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Doug Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office, answered questions from Kent Conrad honestly: Conrad: Dr. Elmendorf, I am going … Continue reading

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