Showing posts with label tax rates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tax rates. Show all posts

October 17, 2017


Survey find Americans’ views on free speech is a whole bunch of crazy

from the Daily Bell: Why a whole bunch of crazy?
"There are no contradictions. If you see a contradiction, check your premises. One of them is wrong" -- Ayn Rand
Indoctrination and Censorship

Who's the Harvey Weinstein of sex work? The police

from Reason: This week has a lot of people wondering "who's the Harvey Weinstein?" of their industry. For sex workers, the answer is all too often a local cop.
Police State America

Chicago's soda tax fizzles

from Reason: Everybody realized it was about bringing in money, not improving public health.
Regulation Nation

⭐️  Walter E Williams: Who pays what in taxes?

from Creators: Today, some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let's look at who pays what.
Economic Policy: Statism vs. The Free Market

Rand Paul: The insurance companies are extorting us, Trump stopped that

from RealClearPolitics: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) discusses the president's executive order on the Affordable Care Act, why he says the plan is an attempt to empower consumers and why this could be a bipartisan issue.
Regulation Nation

ICE’s civil forfeiture guidelines leaked, and they’re not good

from RealClearPolitics: A government handbook reveals details of its legalized theft program. The concern is strictly about the value of property with no consideration of justice.
The Government is Not Us

The Congressional Budget Office Foresees A $30 Trillion Debt As A Result Of Looming Tax Hikes And Obamacare

by Stephen Dinan.     The federal government will be flirting with $30 trillion in debt within a decade, the Congressional Budget Office reported Monday, blaming an aging population, new spending and tax cuts approved on Capitol Hill, and the growing burden from Obamacare for erasing the progress Washington had made over the past few years.     ... MORE

Lawrence J. McQuillan: Cutting Government Down To Size

#1 reason to elect Rand Paul.   The GOP debates so far have shown that the Republican presidential candidates are far from united on how best to boost the economy. Tax and regulatory reform are critical. But as a first step they should consider following the path Democrats took immediately after World War II: shrink the government. During  ... MORE

A. Barton Hinkle: The Parties Turn It Up To 11

GOP moving rightward, while Dems move leftward.  "Look, I imagine that there's theoretically a chance that [we] all went from being radical extremist crazies to Washington sellouts in 12 hours," South Carolina Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney said the other day. "But maybe a more likely narrative is that we really think that this is a good  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Undefined Words Are A Big Plus In Politics

Charlatans work the hot buttons.   At the recent televised debate among candidates for the Democrats' nomination for president, Hillary Clinton declared that "the wealthy pay too little" in taxes and "the middle class pays too much." Some people might wish to argue about whether that is true or not, but no rational argument can be made on either  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The Fact-Free Left: Part II

Intentions trump results, every time.     There is no way to know what is going on in someone else's mind. But sometimes their behavior tells you more than their words. The political left's great claim to authenticity and honor is that what they advocate is for the benefit of the less fortunate. But how could we test that? T.S. Eliot once said,    ... MORE

Rand Paul Wants To "Blow Up the Tax Code and Start Over"

by Nick Gillespie.     Stop providing the details of your life to IRS. Libertarianish Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has announced the outlines of an income tax plan that will, in his words, "blow up the tax code and start over." In the Wall Street Journal, Paul writes:I am announcing an over $2 trillion tax cut that would repeal the      ... MORE

Steve Forbes: Income Tax Rate Cuts Work. Always.

The federal government could learn from the states.  One of the genius features of our federal system of government is that it allows states to be laboratories for policies, to see what works and what doesn’t. The great welfare reform bill of 1996 came out of the pioneering policies of Wisconsin, which demonstrated that there could be a work   ... MORE

Income Tax Makes States Radioactive To Sports Stars

by Travis H. Brown.     Add Ndamukong Suh to the ever-growing list of professional athletes who are bidding farewell to their high-tax home state in favor of sunnier economic climates. Suh – considered one of the top-two players in free agency this season – is leaving Detroit for Miami. By doing so, the defensive tackle will give himself a significant tax    ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Defense Against Demagogues

Economic ignorance used as a political tool. When gasoline sold at record prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said, "I think it's time to say to these people, 'Stop ripping off the American people.'" When the average price of regular gas was close to $4 a gallon, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called for Congress to look into breaking up giant oil companies. ... MORE

Wendy McElroy: The Brain Drain, Gain and Retain

On incentives, freedom and prosperity.       America is making emigration more difficult and expensive. Last year, for example, the cost of renouncing U.S. citizenship rose by over 400% from $450 to $2,350. Those who take the far more common step of simply and quietly leaving still remain vulnerable to a massive tax system that reaches      ... MORE

Famous Faces Of A Growing Tax War Between The States

by Rex Sinquefield. The year 2013 may go down in history as pivotal in the battle between the states to attract businesses and high-income earners because of local tax advantages. Five news stories highlight the shift that is occurring across the nation as taxpayers and legislators recognize that tax policy matters in the lives of every      ... MORE

Daniel J Mitchell: More Americans Are Going Galt

Why folks are deciding to renounce American citizenship. President Obama promised he would unite the world…and he’s right. Representatives from dozens of nations have bitterly complained about an awful piece of legislation, called the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), that was enacted back in 2010. They despise this    ... MORE

A Guide To The World's Most Libertarian Countries

by Alasdair Baverstock.       As Uruguay, a country which has never criminalised cannabis for personal use, turns to legalising its cultivation and distribution, we look at other trailblazing, libertarian countries. In 2001, Portugal became the first European country to decriminalise possession of all drugs for personal use. The country introduced   ... MORE