Browsing All posts tagged under »Taxes«

Obama’s Bargain: Continued Stagnation

August 2, 2013 by

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The Patriot Post ~ “No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant.” –George Washington While on his “Look What I Did to the Economy” tour in our hometown of Chattanooga Tuesday, Barack Obama offered up a new “grand bargain.” In exchange for raising corporate taxes, he promises to spend more […]

Patriots’ Day 2013 — Liberty in the Balance

April 18, 2013 by

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly By Mark Alexander~ “Very many and very meritorious were the worthy patriots who assisted in bringing back our government to its republican tack. To preserve it in that, will require unremitting vigilance.” –Thomas Jefferson (1822) Patriots’ Day (April 19th), though not widely celebrated, commemorates the substance of the […]

The Economic Punishment Agency

January 9, 2013 by

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The Patriot Post ~ The Foundation “I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty.” –Thomas Jefferson Editorial Exegesis “Georgia Power … announced this week that it is asking state regulators for permission to shut down 15 electrical generating units — the closure of four power plants in all. The utility […]

This Kid is Smarter Than Feinstein

January 8, 2013 by

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The Patriot Post ~ And Now For Some Cartoons Read more excellent articles at The Patriot Post

How Not to Run a Nation

January 2, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The political farce that ended 2012 and began 2013 has surely made the United States a laughingstock among the nations of the world. The sharp divisions between liberals and conservatives in Congress led to desperate last minute negotiations to avoid a “fiscal cliff” that faced the nation’s taxpayers and that still […]

The Truth About Pledges

November 28, 2012 by

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The Patriot Post ~ The Foundation “An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” –John Marshall Editorial Exegesis “One of the more amazing post-election spectacles is the media celebration of Republicans who say they’re willing to repudiate […]

Happy New Year! Save $1 million a day!

August 30, 2012 by

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Democracy Rising Pennsylvania ~ On September 1, it will be 122 days until New Year’s Day. At last report, the General Assembly continues to sit on a surplus of $122 million, and they gave none of it back to taxpayers for this year’s budget. Last year, they gave back $62 million of their $184 million […]

Brief: Democrats Aim to Raise Taxes on the Little Guy

July 30, 2012 by

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The Foundation “To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise […]

Can We Avoid “Taxmageddon” in 2013?

May 20, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ In 1959, during an interview with the late Mike Wallace, Ayn Rand, the author of “Atlas Shrugged”, said “A free market will not break down. All depressions are caused by government interference and the cure that is always offered is more of the same poisons that caused the disaster.” After the […]

The Looming Tax Increase + More

May 16, 2012 by

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The Patriot Post  Chronicle   The Foundation “[I]n this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” –Benjamin Franklin Editorial Exegesis “Congressional Democrats plan massive tax increases and crippling defense cuts after November. Why not now? Because the voters would realize the Obama presidency has set the stage for fiscal catastrophe. […]

The Looming Tax Hike + More

April 18, 2012 by

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The Patriot Post  Chronicle   The Foundation “The apportionment of taxes on the various descriptions of property is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality; yet there is, perhaps, no legislative act in which greater opportunity and temptation are given to a predominant party to trample on the rules of justice. Every […]

Karl Marx Preached “Fairness” Too

April 13, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ My father was a Certified Public Accountant and dinner time throughout my youth was filled with horror stories about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as he struggled to keep up with a tax code that just kept growing. According to Nina Olsen, the National Taxpayer Advocate for the IRS who heads a staff […]

Chart of the Week: Top 1 Percent Paid 38 Percent of Taxes

January 30, 2012 by

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By Rob Bluey ~ President Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday to outline his idea of fairness. To put it simply, that means redistributing wealth by raising taxes on the most successful Americans. “If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes,” […]

America, the Crab Bucket

December 18, 2010 by

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By Michelle Malkin No matter how soothing the White House overtures to business leaders sounded this week, an inconvenient fact remains: Washington is gripped by crab-in-the-bucket syndrome. And there’s no cure in sight. Put a single crab in an uncovered bucket, and it will find a way to climb up and out on its own. […]

Those Damn Rich People

December 18, 2010 by

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By Frank Salvato Throughout the debate over the extension of the tax rates, aka the Bush tax cuts, we have witnessed a concerted effort by Democrats and Progressives to demonize the wealthy. This demonization has crossed over into the on-going argument over the Estate Tax, aka the Death Tax. At every turn we are made […]

The Incredibly Shrinking Obama

December 14, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba If ever a president looked impotent and helpless, it was during the press conference hastily called to secure a former president’s aid to pass the extension of the Bush era tax rates. It was the image of a former “community organizer” unable to organize even the support of his own political party. […]

Does Any of you Realize or Even Care Just How Stuffed We Are?

November 13, 2010 by

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By James Delingpole It’s never not nice to be in New York and it’s even nicer when you’ve been flown over here for free to hang out in a conveniently placed hotel in the East Village, eat bagels, watch Fox, check out today’s Veteran’s Parade and then discover whether or not you’ve won this year’s […]

The Democrat’s Demolition Derby

October 7, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba It is incomprehensible that the Democrats who control the House and the Senate adjourned without extending the Bush tax cuts. If they had extended them by even a year, businesses large and small across the nation would have been able to make plans for 2011. The only thing we know for sure […]

Pampered, Selfish Robin Hoods

September 30, 2010 by

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By Tom McLaughlin Liberals love to pat themselves on the back for giving away other people’s money. Latter-day Robin Hoods, they love to tax the “rich” and give to the “poor,” but they’re as tight as the bark on a tree with their own money. Do they rationalize that they give away so much of […]

Ragging on Liberals and the Internet

August 30, 2010 by

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By Burt Prelutsky When the Tea Party had its huge demonstration in Washington, D.C., the Democrats tried to portray the patriots as racists by taunting them, by having the undistinguished members of the Black Congressional Caucus parade up the steps of the House in single file. It was clearly Nancy Pelosi’s plan to use them […]

Why You’re Broke

December 17, 2009 by

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By Alan Caruba While it is incontestably true that a lot of people took out mortgage loans they could not afford to replay, it is just as true that they were encouraged to do so because banks were required by federal law to make these bad loans. Bankers even gave them an acronym, “Ninja” loans […]

America Needs A Take-Home Pay Raise

August 2, 2009 by

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By Newt Gingrich It’s a frustration I hear all the time. With the mainstream media, Washington insiders and the so-called “experts” in elite universities all singing off the same leftwing song sheet, there is a desperate need for the facts and the arguments that support time honored American values and principles that lead to safety, […]

Exactly Wrong On The Economy

March 10, 2009 by

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Newt Gingrich I’m beginning this week by doing something I don’t usually do: thanking the New York Times. Last week, this was the Times headline over a story about President Obama’s budget: “A Bold Plan Sweeps Away Reagan Ideas” And so I want to thank the New York Times for portraying the Obama budget for […]

Geithner – Lazy, Stupid, or Crooked?

January 20, 2009 by

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Written by James Crumley If conservative leaders want to know what is wrong with the limited government movement in America, they should talk to my cousin Mary. Mary is mad. Really mad. Jumping up and down, yelling, red in the face angry. She’s mad about spending. She’s mad about the bailouts. But what really riles […]

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