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Tennessee Is the Un-Illinois State

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Terrible picture, but a great “State of the State” update from Tennessee Secretary of State, Tre Hargett, yesterday in Nashville. Here’s a man who has cut his office’s budget from over $30-million per year in 2009, to $27-million today—AND, they’re

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Pennsylvania Tea Party Victory? Not Quite, Sadly

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I don’t know if any of the legislators pushing this agenda consider themselves Pennsylvania Tea Party or not, but the agenda certainly seems Tea Party friendly at first glance. Fox News reported, One year and five months — that’s how

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L.A. Infrastructure Showing Signs of Corruption

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Showing city government and city planning at its finest, L.A. infrastructure is cracking up. Bloomberg.com reports: Los Angeles is showing its age, and city officials don’t have plans for financing the facelift. From buckling sidewalks to potholed thoroughfares to storm drains

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Income Taxes Are About Controlling Behavior

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Here is an excellent article from the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal: “Yes, Low-Tax States Are Out-Competing High Tax States.” Arthur Laffer and I have examined the data back to 1970 in our book, “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes

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Economic Patriotism or Blackmail? Considering Corporate Loyalty Oaths

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In the Daily Beast, Jonathan Altar advocates a kind of economic patriotism that uses “loyalty oaths.” The oaths are to prevent them from “deserting” the country by becoming owned in another nation with a lower corporate tax rate. On top

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Philadelphia Public School System: "Thank You for Smoking!"

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You would think that our current health regimen would make our public school system a place where smoking is discouraged. But you would be wrong. Smoking is now being extolled as the only way to save the education of children

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More Pretend Law Enforcement from Congress over Criminal IRS Behavior

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If Republicans were serious about criminal IRS behavior they would have already sent a SWAT team to Lerner’s home, and seized all of her personal computers (as has been done with so many innocent, average citizens by the IRS in

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Will the IRS Monitor Sermons? They Promise Atheist Group to Do So

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Why would the IRS monitor sermons? Let’s get real about the First Amendment and modern Pansex culture. The Bible teaches that marriage is between a man and woman and that there should be no sexual activity outside a marriage. Defining

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So Just HOW Did the Lois Lerner Hard Drive Get Scratched at the IRS?

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What an amazing set of “coincidences.” “Failed” computers, prematurely “retired” equipment, dumping the IT backup vendor just after the investigation began: these guys make Watergate look like knocking off a kid’s lemonade stand. As the Daily Caller reports, Ex-IRS official

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Why Not Make the U.S. a “Tax Haven” for Corporations? Or for Everyone?!

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We Americans like to flatter ourselves that we have the lowest taxes in the Western “Democracies.” That’s because we look at individual tax rates. When it comes to corporations, our tax rates are not low at all. There are many

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The Spanish Version of Banksta’s Paradise

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First, the nations of the West quietly implemented “bail-in” laws, so that in the event of a banking crisis, account-holders will pay for the sins of their bankers. Citizens in Cyprus found out the hard way that the phrase “as

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The Truth About the IRS Scandal? The Computer Ate It

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Ah, those dear old days of school, when you hadn’t done your homework and told the teacher that Rover, the faithful family dog, had mistaken your project for kibble. Such excuses are a little less endearing in grown-up life, especially

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