YAL in Action

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Tag: Tax
  • Ax the Tax at Temple

    We hosted our final event of the year at Temple, Ax the Tax! We set up by the Bell Tower with the inflatable ax and some interesting facts about the US tax code.  As people walked by we asked, “Do you know where your taxes are going?” Most people looked at us blankly as if …

  • What would you do with your taxes?

    The Samford chapter of YAL got a jump on tax season this year with a table and meeting regarding the subject. The meeting was normal and went well, but the table is what was really interesting. The general idea is that we had a trifold board with big words: “what would you do with your …

  • Why the Internet Sales Tax Is Bad (Hint: It’s a Tax)

    The following was also featured at the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy. The Marketplace Fairness Act was recently approved in the U.S. Senate. It now faces a tougher road ahead in the House. Among other things, the Marketplace Fairness Act seeks to “level the competitive playing field” by allowing states to collect sales …

  • Time to Permanently Kill the Death Tax

    Currently, the motion to permanently repeal the death tax is gaining momentum in the halls of Congress. In fact, Rep. Neugebauer (R-TX) has introduced H.R. 4746, which would prevent a series of pending tax increases while allowing the death tax to finally expire. Unfortunately, the death tax — which temporarily expired in 2010 — is …

  • Don’t Want Insurance, Go to Jail

    Obama has consistently stated that the $1,900 fine for violating his “mandate” by not having health insurance is in no way a tax. However in  recent posts on Politico’s site here and here not only have they comfirmed that the $1,900 will be enforced by the IRS but, …for failing to pay the up to …

  • Stephanopoulos Doesn’t Even Need a Dictionary

    Bonnie had a great post on the President’s attempts to evade characterizing the individual mandate as a tax. Stephanopoulos challenged Obama by pulling out a dictionary and looking up the word “tax” — he could have just gone to the bills themselves. More after the jump.  Let’s take a look back at what Obama said …

  • Peter Schiff on Glenn Beck Discussing Inflation

  • They’re Coming After the Internet

    In an attempt to bring in additional revenue, New York is considering taxing Internet downloads. NEW YORK — Faced with one of the bleakest financial pictures in memory, New York Gov. David Paterson on Tuesday released a $121 billion proposed budget that would hit the entertainment industry and consumers in the pocketbook. The budget would …