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Tax Reform, Part 2: In the Village

Posted: July 25, 2013 at 11:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Hay mas mal en el aldehuela que se sueña. —Cervantes, ‘Don Quixote’ A significant tax reform initiative—the largest such overhaul in a quarter-century, in fact—is currently being explored by members of Congress. If you haven’t heard of it yet, don’t feel bad—it is not something to which the media have paid much attention. The fact […]

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The New Obamacare Data Services Hub — A Goldmine for ID Thieves

Posted: July 19, 2013 at 10:17 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

On the morning of July 19, Reps. James Lankford (R-OK), Pat Meehan (R-PA), and Diane Black (R-TN) held a conference call to warn about a looming debacle of fraud and/or ID theft associated with eligibility-checking for Obamacare subsidies. The Obamacare (PPACA) law simply says that eligibility must be verified before granting Obamacare subsidies to individuals.  […]

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Tax Reform, Part 1: Introduction

Posted: July 12, 2013 at 10:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Is the tax reform plan of Baucus, Camp, and Hatch REALLY a ‘blank slate’? If you are an observer of current events, you may by now have heard of an effort underway to reform the tax code. Congress is abuzz with negotiations. The media and citizenry at large look on, speculating as to what they […]

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Saucedo Mercer, McSally will challenge Grijalva, Barber

Posted: July 6, 2013 at 6:00 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

The electoral field in Arizona for 2014 is starting to take shape. From the Arizona Daily Star: District 2 On Monday, Republican Martha McSally filed paperwork to make her candidacy official, but a quarterly campaign-finance report shows she’s been fundraising all year. This will be her third run for a House seat. The retired Air […]

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Corporations do not pay taxes!

Posted: July 1, 2013 at 4:32 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

We received this on Friday from Foster Friess: Corporations are comprised of people, and it’s the people who pay the tax, not the corporation. The corporation’s building does not pay the tax, the corporation’s machine on the factory floor does not pay the tax. The tax that “the corporation pays” is going to diminish the […]

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Oh SNAP! White House Threatens to Veto House Farm Bill

Posted: June 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Oh SNAP!   The White House is threatening to veto the House version of the farm bill, citing its 3 percent cut to food stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP).  But consider this: The cost of the program has doubled in the last five years, costing $80 billion last year, and a record 47.8 […]

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Don’t Let the IRS Crisis Go to Waste — Bring on Competition and Customer Choice!

Posted: June 8, 2013 at 9:45 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories

When I heard Steven Miller, the haughty acting IRS commissioner, confess to providing “horrible customer service” at the May 17 House hearing, the coffee I was drinking almost came out my nose. “Customer service?” Taxpayers are no more a “customer” of the IRS than a sheep is a customer at a wool-shearing facility.  Neither the […]

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Debt-Flicks: The Carney Shuffle

Posted: June 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Debt-Flicks: The Carney Shuffle Earlier this week White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president has made an “efficient and effective” government a “cornerstone” of his administration and that they take their role as “stewards of the taxpayer dollar very seriously.”  But to cut the wasteful spending, you gotta move your muscle.  There’s […]

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Think Obama hasn’t raised taxes? Think again.

Posted: May 26, 2013 at 10:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

From Heritage: President’s Budget Increases Taxes by $1 Trillion Over Ten Years: [For more details on the President’s FY 2014 budget, see “Net Tax Increase in Obama’s Budget Over $1 Trillion,” by Curtis Dubay, The Heritage Foundation, May 16, 2013.]

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