YAL in Action

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Tag: Taxes
  • 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 …

  • Eric Garner, Blue Privilege, and the Realities of the Nanny-state

    In 2004, police in Kenosha, WI shot unarmed 21-year-old Michael Bell in front of 5 eyewitnesses, including his mother and sister, while his hands were cuffed behind his back and 10 years later the policeman involved is still on the force. Michael Bell was a white male. On July 5, 2011, three officers in the Fullerton Police …

  • Food for Thought on Tax Day: The Anti-Federalists Anticipated the Leviathan State

    As every American schoolchild knows, the newly drafted Constitution was not ratified without an intense political debate between the Federalists (who wanted ratification) and Anti-Federalists (who feared the creation of a stronger central government). Anti-Federalist “Brutus” (believed to be New York judge Robert Yates), argued in 1787 against the newly proposed Congress’ tax power. He …

  • Underfunded Pension Systems

    By now, many of you may have heard about the country’s largest city to go bankrupt: Stockton, California. Although there are many reasons for the city’s bankruptcy (e.g., from the New York Times: “falling housing prices, foreclosures, … retiree pensions and hefty price tags for buildings”), skyrocketing pension costs are one of the primary ones. …

  • Google Starves the Feds; Bloomberg Unleashes its Hate for Freedom

    Congratulations to Google, Inc. on using tax loopholes to prevent the criminal leech mafia (IRS) from collecting $3.1 billion dollars.  Bloomberg has the report, which considers this a travesty rather than a win for liberty.  Here is a disgusting excerpt from the article: Google is “flying a banner of doing no evil, and then they’re …

  • Tunes of Liberty: Taxman (The Beatles)

    Let me tell you how it will be; There’s one for you, nineteen for me. ‘Cause I’m the taxman, Yeah, I’m the taxman. These are the opening words to the Beatles’ hit song Taxman, and oh do they ever ring so true. The Beatles released this song in their 1966 album Revolver as a political statement against the …

  • We Know Who YOU Are Too…

    Though PJTV may come off as a little too conservative sometimes, their contributors often have many good points, and if not, they usually are at least pretty clever. This is a taxpayers’ rebuttal of sorts to the Orwellian/Fascist/Authoritarian/Just-Plain-Damn-Scary PA Tax Ad released earlier this year. As a Pennsylvanian myself, who has been getting enough threats from my …

  • Beware of H.R. 4213

    Amid the Gulf Coast oil spill crisis, Congress is ready to do what it does best:  raise taxes. According to H.R. 4213, tax prices will be raised up to 32 cents a barrel to clean up the mess BP is (or should be) responsible for . However, that is not the suprise. It is estimated …

  • Contract from America

    The Tea Party Patriots organization released their “Contract from America” at the Tea Party in Washington DC yesterday. There’s a good amount of solidly libertarian/fiscally conservative planks in there, and a total absence of any that refer to foreign policy (it’s too bad the Audit the Fed plank didn’t make it in though). Certainly some …

  • Tax Day Ideas: ASU SFL

    In this video, ASU’s chapter of Students for Liberty give a great interview to a student on campus about taxes. It’s another example of what campuses can do for their own Tax Day events this Thursday.