Category Archives: Taxes

Free Community College – But, Is it Really Free?

The President has been touting his idea of two years of free community college tuition for students who attend school at least half-time, who maintain a 2.5 GPA (C+), and who make satisfactory progress in their program of study.  Community colleges for their part would be required to have courses that can be transferred to [...]
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State of the Union Rebuttal – A Conservative View

This week the news media is focusing on the President’s State of the Union Address.  In particular, people are discussing the proposed $320 Billion tax increase and the suggested benefits to so-called “middle income economics.”  Is it true that middle class economics will benefit from the proposed tax increases?  Will increased child care credits and forced retirement [...]
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Will America Erect an Iron Tax Curtain around us to Keep Corporations in?

In a powerful and profound Editorial this week, The Wall Street Journal presents new information from the Tax Foundation that America’s tax burden on businesses is nearly the worst in the industrialized world.  That’s right, America is ranked number 32 out of 34 of industrialized nations that are part of the OECD (Organization for Economic [...]
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In Case Your Taxes aren’t High Enough, Now Suggestions for “Meat Taxes”

Chances are you think your taxes are high enough.  But, just in case your taxes are not high enough, some are now suggesting imposing “meat taxes.” In The Wall Street Journal this week, an article discusses the idea of “meat taxes.”  Why you ask?  It seems like a number of people are concerned that meats contribute [...]
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Economic Growth – Texas vs. California

In The Wall Street Journal this week, there is an op-ed article that compares Texas and California in the area of economic growth.  The two States have different policies that reflect on their respective economic growth.  Let’s look at some numbers. Did you know that 3 out of 5 of the nation’s fastest growing cities are [...]
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Economic Prosperity vs. Economic Mediocrity – What will America Choose?

As food prices continue to soar in our supermarkets, as gasoline prices continue to skyrocket at the pumps, as the housing market continues to sputter, and as unemployment continues to be very high – around 9% to 10%, have you ever wondered why?  What has happened to the American economy?  Must the American economy continue to stagnate?  Are America’s [...]
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Here's Another Example – Raise Taxes, Cut Revenues

The Wall Street Journal has an editorial this week about taxes in Oregon.  It’s another example that proves the well known relationship between high marginal tax rates and government revenues.  Let’s look at this new example and what it means for economic growth now … In The Wall Street Journal editorial, we read that in 2009 the State [...]
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Taxes, Economic Growth, and the Outlook for 2011

Taxes are in the news again this week.  Articles abound and the media is filled with story after story on whether or not the proposed changes in tax policies being debated will take place and will they stimulate economic growth.  The extension of the Bush tax cuts, income tax rates, estate taxes, a payroll tax holiday, even an [...]
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What's the Real Significance of this Election to the American Economy?

If the pundits and commentators are correct, today’s election will be historic in scope.  Most think the House will change hands and some believe the Senate might change as well.  Simply changing party control, however, is not the complete reason for its being a historic election.  It’s the extent of turnover of seats in both the House and Senate.  Most importantly, [...]
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Will Americans Choose Economic Growth and Prosperity – Or Economic Decline and Poverty?

Today, America is at an extremely critical juncture in our history.  We are a prosperous nation on the brink of economic decline.  We are currently in the midst of an exceptionally weak recovery, following the worst recession since the Great Depression in the 1930’s.  America is following a set of high tax and reckless spending policies that are creating astoundingly-high [...]
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