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Showing posts with label obligation. Show all posts

Walter E Williams: What Is The Fair Share Of Taxes?

Politicians exploiting the ignorant.   Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with President Obama, say they want high-income earners, otherwise known as the rich, to pay their fair share of income taxes. None of these people, as well as the uninformed in the media and our campus intellectual elites, will say precisely  ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: The Puzzling Persistence Of Pee Tests

A favorite tactic of control freaks.   Slate columnist Daniel Engber, who was recently "shocked" to discover that workplace drug testing is still a thing, wonders: What's up with that? He finds, as I did back in 2002, that there's little evidence drug testing is a sound investment for employers: As was the case 30 years ago, testing has no solid base of evidence,  ... MORE

Hope And Change Update: 6.6 Million Americans Had To Pay ObamaCare's Individual Mandate Tax For 2014

The one promise kept.    More Americans paid ObamaCare's individual mandate tax for 2014 than previously estimated, according to a new report from the Internal Revenue Service's National Taxpayer Advocate. In January, the Treasury Department projected that up to 6 million households would be subject to the tax because they did not   ... MORE

Veronique de Rugy: States Must Confront Pension Costs

State-Based Accounting 101: ranking fiscal condition.   One of the most boring classes I took in college was on accounting. Over the years, however, I've come to understand the importance of proper and transparent accounting. As the disastrous examples of Greece, Puerto Rico, Detroit, and Chicago demonstrate, dodging long-term   ... MORE

Ira Stoll: Hillary's Move To Buy The Youth Vote

Dangerous student loan rhetoric.    Hillary Clinton’s big campaign rally over the weekend offered a hint of how she’s going to handle a trillion-dollar question—what to do about demands by Senator Elizabeth Warren and the remnants of the “Occupy” movement for forgiveness of student loan debt. “I believe that success isn’t measured by how ... MORE

VIDEO: Save A Drowning Baby?

Should individuals be required to save drowning babies?

Terence P. Jeffrey: Uncle Sam's New Year's Binge

Gov't borrows $1,088 per household in just 1 day.      Uncle Sam—AKA the federal government—went on a New Year’s Eve binge, adding a net of $125,202,709,546.99 to its total debt in just the one day of Dec. 31, 2013, according to the U.S. Treasury. That equals approximately $1,088.60 for each of the 115,013,000 households the Census     ... MORE

Curt Chancier: The Power Of The Jury

What you don't know can hurt you. Our courts have systematically stonewalled juries when it comes to the knowledge of their right to decide not only the case but the law. Even Black’s Law Dictionary (Sixth Edition) defines “jury” as “a certain number of men and women selected according to law, and sworn to inquire of certain matters of  ... MORE

Oops: MSNBC Anchor Can't Access ObamaCare Exchange

by Andrew Johnson.           MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo ran into difficulties as she tried to sign up for the newly launched health-care exchanges on Tuesday. After getting an error message on the website, she called the help line twice, but wasn’t able to reach a navigator on the other end. Instead, she was put on hold for 35       ... VIDEO AND MORE