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The Slow Dismantling of Obamacare

Posted: January 11, 2013 at 5:00 am   /   Politics

With Chief Justice Roberts’ dubious decision on the individual mandate and Barack Obama’s reelection, the conventional wisdom is that Obamacare is here to stay. But is it? In addition to some more drastic measures that are still on the table, there is also the notion that it might suffer a death of a thousand cuts, […]

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Bye Bye Food Tax in April 2013

Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm   /   Arizona, Politics

From Sal DiCiccio and Jim Waring: “I join [Councilwoman Williams] in advocating for a tax that will expire in April 2013, saving taxpayers $100 million.” – Mayoral Candidate Greg Stanton on Phoenix food tax, Ahwatukee Foothills News, 17 Sept. 2011    Candidates make promises.  They become commitments when elected. It’s important for government — and the people […]

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13 Tax Increases in 2013

Posted: January 10, 2013 at 9:25 am   /   Politics

A lot of taxes did go up, in spite of the fiscal cliff deal. Here is an accounting of them from Heritage: Tax increases in the fiscal cliff deal: 1. Payroll tax: increase in the Social Security portion of the payroll tax from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent for workers. This hits all Americans earning a paycheck—not just the […]

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Should Republicans start acting like Obama?

Posted: January 9, 2013 at 6:15 am   /   Politics

Marc Thiessen asks a salient question in Monday’s Washington Post: I wish more Republicans were like Barack Obama. Really. Give the president his due: he fights for what he believes in. In his first year in office, Obama faced a popular backlash against his stimulus spending bill and saw a Republican elected to Ted Kennedy’s Senate […]

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SRP Board Approves $1 Million Dollar Super Bowl Donation

Posted: January 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm   /   Arizona, Politics

Investment, donation or ratepayer funded giveaway? You decide. In a 13 – 1 vote, with one member abstaining, the Salt River Project Board of Directors approved their preliminary recommendation to donate $1 million dollars in cash and services to the non-profit Super Bowl Host Committee for the 2015 Super Bowl right here in the Valley. […]

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George Will: Liberalism’s decline began with cliff deal. Do you agree?

Posted: January 8, 2013 at 9:18 am   /   Politics

First, watch: Will makes two arguments here. The first is that the left has essentially conceded on the tax argument. Democrats voted in overwhelming numbers to lock in the Bush-era tax rates for 99.5% of taxpayers permanently (or at least as permanent as anything can get in DC). Yes, there was a lot of garbage […]

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Do we hate our children?

Posted: January 3, 2013 at 9:45 am   /   Politics

It certainly seems like we do? After all, we have, for decades, been engaged in a program of systematic theft from them. In the previous post, we showed a visual demonstrating the absurdity of our current national discussion. Through an ongoing public sleight of hand, the right’s focus on low taxes and the left’s focus on […]

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Taxes and the deficit in perspective

Posted: January 3, 2013 at 8:50 am   /   Politics

This was done pre-deal, but it still sums up the scope of the problem. No tax increase can cover what we’re spending. All the rhetoric about the rich paying their fair share is nonsense. To cover what we’re spending now, you’d have to tax at 100%. Of course, at 100%, no one would work (why […]

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Rep: Gosar: Fiscal Cliff Deal Unacceptable

Posted: January 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm   /   Arizona, Politics

Representative Gosar’s Statement on Unacceptable U.S. Senate Amendment to Tax Relief Bill H.R. 8 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar (R – AZ) issued the following statement after voting against the Senate’s amendment to H.R. 8. “Tonight I kept my promise to the people of Arizona to make the right choice even when […]

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