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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, […]

Congress Set To Extend More Than 50 Tax Breaks

4-income-flickr-StockMonkeys-com Rather than deal with the politically painful and time consuming process of deciding which of nearly 60 expiring tax breaks are worth extending in the next few weeks, Congress is set to simply pass all of them — again. The breaks include charitable deductions and mortgage debt forgiveness for individuals, a credit that rewards businesses […]

Will the IRS Keep Its Latest Promise?

irs Indulge yourself for a moment and imagine you're back in 1986. You're listening to "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer on the radio and on your way to the movie theater to watch Aliens, starring Sigourney Weaver. In Washington, DC, the "War on Drugs" is alive and well, and President Ronald Reagan is championing a […]