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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, […]

Obama And DNC To Taxpayers: Thanks For The Lift!

obama The Democratic National Committee spent nearly $2 million flying President Obama to campaign events during the 2014 election cycle — and taxpayers shouldered some of the cost. According to Open Secrets, the DNC spent $1,792,668 on "White House airlift operations," most of which went to reimburse the government for the cost of transporting Obama to […]

Consumed With Hatred or Shrinking in Fear

eric-garner-police-brutality-ramsey-orta The Garner case in New York isn't about Garner and it isn't about racism.  It's about what happens when a progressive government – any government, really – wants to spend more than it earns.  Eric Garner is dead because the city and state of New York imposed taxes on cigarettes so high that its poorer […]

Cost of Obamacare for Virginians on Bronze Plan

1400x1400_8680184 The Affordable Care Act specifies in Section 1401 of its voluminous content that subsidies cannot be paid to people residing in states that do not have a State Exchange. The decision was upheld in the D.C. Federal Circuit Court and the Supreme Court will make a decision in June 2015. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, […]