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Editorial Shows Hatred of Corporations is really Hatred of People

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A columnist lets loose on cheap oil, showing hatred of corporations. Which, it turns out, means hatred of consumers. I’m not exactly shocked by this editorial, because it matches up with news I have read. But the sheer hysteria of

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Ferguson Doubles Down on Municipal Piracy

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Ferguson plans more municipal piracy: to increase revenue by increasing police ticketing. As I wrote about awhile back, much of the anger at police in Ferguson was arguably not driven by stories of police brutality or excessive force. The anger

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Is the IRS Spying on Taxpayers for the White House?

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There may be yet another IRS spying scandal. I have already argued that the IRS should be abolished on Fourth Amendment grounds. The agency has access to private details of your life and, over and over again, they have been

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IRS Never Looked for Lois Lerner Emails

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As you are probably aware, the IRS claimed that the Lois Lerner emails got lost, without any back up, through a computer hard drive crash. In fact, this happened to several other employees. The idea that federal records could disappear

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IRS Commissioner Whines about His Budget

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The IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is worried about the 2015 tax filing season. Hey, Mr. Koskinen… calm down. Really. From Forbes.com: “IRS Commissioner Predicts Miserable 2015 Tax Filing Season.” Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen warned that close to half the

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Why You Can't Just Blame the IRS

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As satisfying as it is to blame the IRS, sometimes more blame belongs elsewhere. At Forbes.com, Rick Unger (who “writes from the Left” according to his profile) has posted an excellent follow-up to the New York Times piece on the

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IRS Agents Are a Disease

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Here is an outrageous article about IRS agents and their evil deeds in the New York Times: “Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required.” The title says it all. For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished

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The National Debt Keeps Piling Up, But Government Boasts

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Record taxes mean that the Feds “only” added a half-trillion dollars to the national debt this year. Let’s celebrate? You know you’re doomed when your Secretary of the Treasury takes a “victory lap” simply because the Federal Government devoured an

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Just Another IRS Harassment Case

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IRS harassment of conservatives has been an ongoing scandal. Right in the middle of it, the IRS has begun auditing conservative groups—first, Breitbart and then the maker of a movie about Obamacare. I’m sure that is nothing more than a

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Are Republicans Sticking Us with Higher Taxes?

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It seems that Republicans now consider higher taxes beyond real reform. Politico.com, being a statist rag, tried to make the headline as biased as possible: “Republicans shift away from tax cutting mania.” Something is missing from this year’s midterm elections.

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Obamacare Will Consume Some Tax Refunds

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Awhile back, Bob Allen posted about the government confiscating tax refunds without warning for old debts that no one knew about except the government. Now it looks like the government will have a new reason to make tax refunds disappear:

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Record Revenues for the Federal Government as Debt Grows

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The Federal government is collecting record revenues yet they still can’t balance the budget. We have a massive spending problem, buttressed by a record number of Americans willing to live off money plundered from their productive neighbors (and I include

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