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Tag: Taxation
  • Beating a Dead Horse

    The IRS and the Obama Administration are at it again. There has been a recent report were the IRS is planning on using what is commonly called the “Horse Act of 1884” to regulate entities that help the American people prepare and file their taxes. This act created the position of enrolled agent as a …

  • The 1% and $1 trillion

    I’m proud to call myself a member of the 1%… who voted for Gary Johnson in 2012. That’s not what most people are referring to when they mention “the 1%,” though. I recently talked with a friend who supports Occupy Wall Street and has a 99% sticker on his car — we agreed that there …

  • Can we stand up against an Income Tax?

    In Federalist 31 Hamilton states that, [T]he national government should possess an unrestrained power of taxation… A government ought to contain in itself every power requisite to the full accomplishment of the objects committed to its care, and to the complete execution of the trusts for which it is responsible, free from every other control …

  • Ending the Failed “War on Tobacco”

    Former ATF agent Thomas Lesnak reveals in The Daily Caller that the current array of tobacco laws and taxes, far from deterring smoking, merely encourages a black market that finances terrorism and other forms of crime. Unfortunately, Lesnak’s proposed solution isn’t surprising in light of his former profession: increasing penalties and allocating greater funding toward law enforcement. …

  • CA Raises Taxes because Cars Got Too Green

    On Monday July 2, 2013, the State of California’s additional 3.5 cents per gallon tax on gasoline went into effect, which will increase the total tax on gasoline to 72 cents per gallon. According to an article by Gary Richards in the Silicon Valley Mercury News, the increase is (at least) partially due to a …

  • Too big for accountability

    I have been listening to the hearings for the IRS scandal targeting conservative, tea party, and 9/12 groups over the past few days, and as the representatives try to get to the bottom of all of this mess, I have had two distinct ideas in my mind. First, we are seeing the rise of ideological discrimination in …

  • Grover Norquist, Doombringer!

    Haven’t you heard? Our blessed Republic is under attack by a shadowy, maniacal puppet master bent on eating newborn children and murdering poor folk. In recent months, one cannot read a single newspaper without encountering tales of woe about the evil Grover Norquist his tax pledge. We are but the slaves of a madman reminiscent …

  • More restrictions on travel forthcoming?

    The TSA search requirements may no longer be the only restriction on travel in the US. According to this article on MSN Money, new legislation is looking to prevent Americans from leaving the country if they owe more than $50,000 dollars in taxes. The legislation in question is Senate Bill 1813, which passed the Senate back in April …

  • Debunking Statist Arguments: Tax away Our Debt

    I started this series of blog posts about a month ago when I wrote on the myth of how minimum wage laws help the poor.  This time, I’ll focus on an issue that is much more prevalent in today’s political climate: taxation. Argument: We can tax ourselves out of debt!  If only the rich paid …

  • Compromise

    I have been upsetting quite a lot of big government leftists with my school newspaper articles recently, which is a sign that I’m doing a fairly good job.  After complaining about my proposals to cut government programs and not raise taxes on the rich, one student commented on my article asking me to compromise: Would …