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Memorial Day Patriotism

150525-thousand-flags What if I asked you, "Do you feel Patriotic paying taxes to fund the central government's nationalization of the banks, the insurance industry, the automobile industry, the health care industry, and now local police forces or the use of the American military for unconstitutional and immoral, wasteful wars for empire?" I am assuming that if […]

Congressman: We Need More Taxes!

hank johnson The boil on the butt of Georgia has opened his mouth and not only put his foot in it, but confirmed himself as Obama's Scarecrow – as most Democrats are. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), in an interview with WABE radio stated, "If everyone is paying their fair share of taxes then we certainly should and […]

Will the Media Get Behind Biden Instead of Hillary in 2016?

clintonbiden Hillary will survive her email woes, but scandals serve as tests that show the strengths and weaknesses of politicians. What the email scandal showed is that Hillary lacks her husband's breezy ability to weather political outrage. Instead her paranoia and resentment combine to make her scandals worse. Democrats are looking for inspiration, but Hillary couldn't […]

Why Another Country Just Caved in to FATCA

FATCAKool-Aid I've written frequently about FATCA, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. This one-sided law forces other countries to enforce US tax laws. If they fail to do so, they're effectively locked out of US markets and the US dollar – the world's reserve currency (at least for now). FATCA imposes a 30% withholding tax on […]

Obama's Debt is the Generations of Tomorrow's Future

obama-bill In a speech at the Department of Homeland Security, Obama declared that he wants to "replace mindless austerity with smart investments that strengthen America." Those "smart" investments scattered across a gargantuan $4 trillion budget include a $500 million Green Climate Fund for the Third World and $105 million to help the government build better websites. […]

Interview: OpenTheBooks.com Shines Light on Corruption

Adam-Andrzejewski-1 It's our money, and we have the right to know how our taxes are being spent. Don't you agree? Adam Andrzejewski, of OpenTheBooks.com, does. Government transparency is at the very core of his organization: "The mission of OpenTheBooks.com is quite simply to take every dime that is taxed and spent at every unit of government, […]

Taxes, Taxes, Everywhere

taxes The only guarantees in life are death and taxes. Death follows life and taxes follow you everywhere like an incurable disease. Nobody woke up one day and said, let's tax the heck out of people for their bad behavior, for existing, for traveling on roads, for smoking, for drinking, for trash disposal, for luxury goods, […]