taxes

Japan’s ‘Lost Generation’ of Economic Growth: Blame High Taxes

John Fund, National Review

The key to revitalizing the American economy and creating good jobs is to pass tax reform this year. It will be no panacea, but the absence of real structural changes in our tax code for the past 30 years has clearly set us back. Now is the time to seize the opportunity for change. If we flub it, we could face a Japanese-style sluggish economy that could sap our innovative spirit and also create social tensions.

Who Pays What in Taxes?

Walter E. Williams, CNS News

Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. 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, with an eye toward attempting to answer this question: Are the rich paying their fair share?

When insurance becomes a method of taxation

Daniel Oliver, Washington Times

People should be free to buy whatever health insurance they want, whether low deductible or catastrophic. Poor people can be subsidized as necessary, but not to the extent of making them better off than the people who pay the taxes that subsidize them. The inevitable free-riders should be dealt with sufficiently harshly to discourage free-riding. The market will work if we let it.

The sickening effect of Obamacare taxes

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Certainly, the extremely negative economic effects of Obamacare's tax hikes have been underreported by the media. Republicans are right to fight for their total repeal, but the left has retaliated that the Republican plan is a tax cut for the wealthy. But Obamacare’s taxes hurt nearly everyone with new tolls on business investment, drug and vaccine production, payrolls, medical devices, hiring and union health insurance plans.

The New Gender Battle: Tampons v. Whiskey

Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator

The efforts to fund new programs on the back of “sin” products are nothing new. It’s not just California that does this, of course. What’s new is the effort to turn the tax code into an endless fight over gender-equity issues. These policies involve real dollars, often hundreds and even thousands of dollars a month in a family’s budget. Of course, the denizens of social justice will vote for all that junk and then announce their battle to save a family 50 cents a month in tampon taxes or a couple bucks in diaper taxes.

Trump Pushed The Reset Button In Last Night's Debate

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Trump met and exceeded most people's expectations by a mile. For those voters who don't like America's direction they saw a person who was a credible alternative to Obama's 3rd term.

Do not allow the Trump audio tape to distract from what is really at stake this year

As Americans, we can object to what Donald Trump said on the now infamous audio tape from 2005 without losing sight of what this year’s election is really all about -- conservative and Republican policies versus liberal Democrat policies.

Joseph Farah: Only Trump Can Save Us From Hillary

Donald Trump truly represents our only hope in stopping Hillary. He is the only person standing between her and the White House. It’s time for all clear-thinking, patriotic, liberty-loving Americans – Republican, independent or Democrat – to rally around him before it’s too late.

Trump and Taxes

Property taxes are public records that could be reported on if one desired. It should be obvious (even without his personal returns) that Trump is the original source of much pubic revenue.  Each Trump property pays significant property taxes.  I would venture that the Trump Tower in New York probably pays more in property taxes than is paid in all types of taxes by most individuals or corporations.

Why Trump's Taxes Won't Hurt Him

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

What happens to America, if the uprisings and rebellions in the two parties—Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in the GOP, the Bernie Sanders revolt in the Democratic Party—are turned back, and we get in 2017 the same old people and same old policies we repudiated in 2015 and 2016?

Trump in Detroit: I want to keep jobs and wealth in America.

Donald Trump’s message is the same kind of reassurance Reagan delivered to entrepreneurs and business builders who look at today’s Clinton-led war on success and job creation and see one of the more depressing chapters of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged playing out in real time.

Every policy that has failed Forgotten America is a policy supported by Hillary Clinton

In his remarks to the Economic Club of Detroit Donald Trump has it exactly right – the current economic disaster visited on America’s working families isn’t some natural disaster, it’s a political and politician-made disaster, and Hillary Clinton supported every bit of it.

Republicans: Stop Whining and Lead on the Economy

Stephen Moore, American Spectator

Hillary’s growth agenda is to give America more of the same. Congressional Republicans seem to have no economic agenda at all — just white papers of what they will do in the future. Congressional Republicans like to blame Trump for their precarious political predicament and lousy poll numbers. Maybe they should look in the mirror.

Donald Trump’s Disastrous Economic Observations

Now that the first votes are being cast it is time for Donald Trump to stop offering conspiracy theories, conflicting comments and disastrous suggestions about the economy and to come up with some real world plans that voters can sink their teeth into and that prove his much-vaunted business experience actually equips him to make policy for what is still, despite Obama’s best efforts to destroy it, the world’s largest economy.

IRS Won't Help Elderly, Disabled W/ Returns

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press

"Taxpayers who need help are not getting it, & tax compliance is likely to suffer," said a report by an IRS watchdog. IRS Comm. John Koskinen says budget cuts are forcing the agency to reduce taxpayer services and other functions.

Eric Garner and The Criminalization of Everyday Life

Washington Examiner Opinion Staff

We all know politicians love their tax revenue. But is it worth risking killing someone over a few bucks?

Boehner Kills Online Sales Tax Bill—for Now

Brendan Sasso and Billy House, National Journal

A last-ditch push by about 30 R's to convince John Boehner to allow lame-duck action on an online sales-tax measure failed, but those attending the closed meeting said he is promising to revisit the issue early next year, which would enrage conservatives.

Spending, the Deficit, the Debt and Treason

With their near-treasonous level of spending Democrats and Republicans in Congress have created an economic crisis that is about to overwhelm the most productive economy in the world and wreak havoc on America for generations to come.

What If the IRS Imposed a T & Nobody Paid?

Lawson Bader, Human Events

The Marketplace Fairness Act has a massive enforcement problem. But perhaps, therein lies the solution. Imagine the federal government passing a law that can’t actually be enforced. Congress might want to consider that and save face.

Chris Christie Would Have Been Defeated In The 2014 Wave

Had Chris Christie been on the ballot this year he might very well have gone down to defeat for the same reasons Democratic candidates for Governor had a bad day at the ballot box – high taxes and out-of-control state spending.