Keep Telling Yourself You Live in a Free Country

“Land of the free, home of the brave” doesn’t apply to the US anymore, but don’t tell that to the brainwashed sheeple still singing it at the top of their lungs. The flat fact is that we’re not brave, no matter which side of the aisle we’re cowering in. As a country, we are motivated almost entirely by fear. Fear of terrorism, fear of conspiracy, fear of conspiracy theorists, fear of global warming, fear of declining industry, fear of job loss, fear of socialism, fear of capitalism, fear Read more […]

The Problem isn’t Inversions it’s the Tax Code

Democratic 2016 frontrunner Hillary Clinton slammed tax inversions Monday after it was announced pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Allergan are merging, saying she will unveil proposals to prevent companies from using corporate loopholes to avoid higher tax rates. “I urge Congress to act immediately to make sure the biggest corporations pay their fair share, and regulators also should look hard at stronger actions they can take to stop companies from shifting earnings overseas,” the former Read more […]

Check Out the GOP Candidates Tax Plans

Republican 2016 hopefuls have been unveiling tax plans promising deep cuts and drastic changes to current policies. Ahead of Tuesday night’s fourth GOP presidential debate, here’s a look at the top contenders’ economic proposals. Donald Trump The outspoken real-estate mogul’s tax plan calls for four tax brackets: 0 percent, 10 percent, 20 percent and 25 percent. Individuals making under $25,ooo and families making under $50,000 would pay no income tax. The billionaire would lower Read more […]

No One Really Wants States’ Rights Because No One Really Wants Local Accountability

It’s that simple. States’ Rights advocates all over the country talk about how states have no authority or power and how the federal government has subsumed powers that do not properly belong to it in the Constitution. But the most important piece of this discussion revolves around taxation, and it’s where even some of the most ardent states’ rights folks start to falter. I believe that the only way to return power to local governments is for local governments to be the only tax-collecting Read more […]

Insane Fact: The Death Penalty Costs More than Life in Prison

It would seem like a really obvious thing that an inmate that is executed costs the State less than an inmate that lives out the rest of his life in jail. In what might be one of the more puzzling realities of the modern justice system, this is actually not the case. At all: It’s true that the actual execution costs taxpayers fairly little: while most states remain mum on the cost of lethal injections because of privacy concerns from pharmaceutical companies, it’s estimated that the drugs run Read more […]

Airbnb Responds to SF Hotel Tax with Snarky Ad Campaign

Airbnb is quite upset about being forced to pay hotel taxes by the city of San Francisco. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Airbnb is an online platform people can use to rent out rooms from their own homes to other people who wouldn’t mind lodging with a stranger. It’s a cool concept. It’s currently less regulated (and was less taxed) than hotels, so hotels didn’t like it much. Airbnb’s troubles are similar to all the hot water Über has gotten into. Airbnb claims it is not Read more […]

Social Security Will Not Get Cost of Living Adjustment in 2016

People on Social Security “benefits” will not see a cost-of-living increase in 2016. This is only the third time since 1975 that this has happened, and Social Security recipients are not happy about it for obvious reasons: The annual cost of living adjustment, or COLA, is based on the government’s measure of inflation. This year’s lack of COLA has Social Security beneficiaries worried. “It’s terrible the way they’re doing old people that have worked all their lives and are barely getting Read more […]

Pennsylvania’s Democrat Governor Calls for 16% Income Tax Increase!

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf released his budget plan Tuesday which calls for steep tax hikes in an attempt to balance the budget without major spending cuts. The Democrat’s proposal includes a 16 percent increase in the state income tax, changing the rate from 3.07 percent to 3.57 percent, which the governor says would not impact seniors since it doesn’t affect retirement income. The plan also would introduce a 3.5 percent plus a 4.7 cent per thousand feet severance tax, racking up the price Read more […]

Obama Tells Donald Trump: “America is Winning Right Now; America’s Great Right Now”

President Obama doesn’t appreciate the tone, tenor or implications of Donald Trump’s run for the Presidency and he willingly said as much in a recent speech. Speaking to a gathered group of important CEO’s at this year’s Business Roundtable the President said, “despite the perennial doom and gloom that I guess is part of the presidential campaign… America is winning right now. America is great right now.” The comments were obviously directed toward the current GOP front runner, Donald Trump. President Read more […]

Feds Rake in Record $2.8 Trillion in Taxes

The left often pays lip service to fiscal conservatives and pretends to care about the national debt and deficit. While conservatives generally say that part of the solution is to cut spending, liberals say that we don’t have a spending problem; we have to raise taxes. In the first eleven months of fiscal year 2015, from October of 2014 through the end of August this year, the feds raked in a record $2.88 trillion. Yet, the feds still managed to run a huge deficit. CNS News reported: Despite Read more […]

Taxpayers are Leaving New York in Droves

It was reported recently by Americans for Tax Reform that taxpayers are overwhelmingly leaving Democrat-controlled states and moving to Republican-controlled states. New York was the biggest loser when it came to its taxpaying population. Liberals like high taxes, because they think that will bring in the most tax revenue to fund their ever-growing government and pet projects. What they don’t consider is that the higher the taxes, the more people want to move away to another state that doesn’t Read more […]

Seattle Moves Forward with “Gun Violence Tax” on all Guns and Ammo

Seattle city council president Tim Burgess’ proposed ordinance that the city impose a $25 tax on all firearms and a 5-cent tax on every round of ammo will move forward. The revenues from this “gun violence tax,” as they’re calling it, will go to help the city’s gun control efforts. First of all, this proposed ordinance will be in violation of state law, and since gun control proponents are all about being in compliance with the law, they should consider this. State law prohibits cities and Read more […]