Browsing All posts tagged under »Higher Taxes«

Australian Politics – No To Prime Minister Turnbull’s GST Tax Grab

November 20, 2015 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Former Treasury secretary John Stone is right – better no GST “reform” than this smokescreen for a tax grab: It all began on Sunday, November 1, when Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos was interviewed at length on Sky News’s Australian Agenda program. Speaking with, obviously, the Prime Minister’s undoubted approval, he urged […]

As Gas Prices Tumble, Ed Rendell Calls For Tax Hikes On CNBC

December 9, 2014 by


By Julia A Seymour ~ The dramatic fall of gas and oil prices meant relief for holiday travelers and more money in the pockets of shoppers. MarketWatch reported one estimate of the savings that equated it to a $75 billion tax cut for households. But rather than let drivers enjoy the much needed respite from years […]

Great: Finally A New Tax I Won’t Have To Pay. But Why Not Just Cut Spending Instead?

August 1, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Smoking is good for the Australian Labor Government’s health: SMOKERS will cough up an extra $5.3 billion in tax to help the Rudd Government plug a huge new hole in its Budget. The unusual election-eve notice of a tax grab, adding $5.25 to the price of a pack of 20 cigarettes […]

Carbon Tax: Won’t Reduce Deficit or Temperature

September 29, 2012 by


By Nicolas Loris and Curtis Dubay ~ The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report that should be a cause for concern to all who believe in limited government. In it, CRS argues that a new tax on carbon could cut the deficit in half. There is nothing special about a carbon tax in terms […]

The Liar’s Tax

July 1, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ The most singular aspect of Obamacare is the way Democrats, from the President on down, consistently lied about the fact that it was a tax. Interviewed by George Stephanopolos on ABC News, September 2009, Obama was asked if he rejected the criticism that it was a tax increase. “I absolutely reject […]

It’s the Government, Stupid

May 9, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ The political pundits all agree that the November elections will be all about the economy. I suspect that most Americans draw their conclusions about the economy from empirical observations such as whether they or someone they know is out of work, whether shops in their communities are closing, and the price […]

What Debt? Obama’s Insane Spending Binge!

September 21, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba There’s a reason that President Obama wants to increase taxes. His administration cannot spend your money fast enough. A visit on Tuesday morning to the websites of various federal departments reveals that this administration can find an excuse to spend millions on anything. Here’s a quick tour. In the wake of the Solyndra […]