Free Tampons Are a Matter of Justice

To understand how stupid we are getting (especially in California), consider this state legislator’s tweet: This is a step to fix this gender injustice.Hopefully one day these items will be free #NoTaxOnTampons #TamponsForAll #TamponTax #Luxury — Cristina Garcia (@AsmGarcia) January 4, 2016 Let’s deal with the tax-free part first. Despite the odious rhetoric of “justice” and “equality” and the gender politics, there is no way I’m going to oppose a sales tax reduction or exemption. Newser.com Read more […]

Puerto Rico Starts Missing Payments to Lenders

Our country’s Greece is still crashing and burning. From CNBC: “In default, Puerto Rico faces ongoing fiscal pain.” Like a homeowner with too big a mortgage, Puerto Rico has finally started falling behind on its payments. And it doesn’t look like there’s an easy way to refinance its huge pile of debt to make it more affordable. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced Wednesday that the Caribbean island territory will be able to make most — but not all — of the nearly $1 billion in interest Read more […]

Politicians Conspire to Burden Poor Americans

Everything about the economy is hideous right now. The government manages to claim we have “near full employment,” but the labor participation rate tells a different story. The one bright spot is the price of energy. But rather then let us enjoy a blessing, Republicans were eager to further exploit us at the federal level. Politicians at the state level are also ready to increase their plunder. For example, here’s the Knoxville News-Sentinel: “If there’s a Tennessee gas tax increase on the Read more […]

IRS as Big Brother: Social Security Numbers

Many times this blog has covered how the state and federal governments try to spy on, harass, and intimidate conservatives by forcing conservative organizations to turn in information about their donors. Now, The Daily Signal reports, “The IRS Wants Organizations to Collect Donors’ Social Security Numbers. This Tea Party Group Is Fighting Back.” A Tea Party organization is mobilizing its supporters nationwide in an attempt to stymie a proposed regulation from the Internal Revenue Service regarding Read more […]

Coming Soon to the U.S.: Punitive Tax on Meat

As you know, from news of cities regulating soda sizes to complaints about school lunches, there are people in power who are determined to save us from our eating and drinking habits. Now, news from the UK shows us what will soon be happening in our country. Breitbart London reports, An influential think-tank with close ties to government has co-authored a report advocating so called meat tax as a means to lower meat consumption worldwide. Tackling climate change and improving public health Read more […]

Threats to Impeach IRS Chief Looming

Now here is something I can get behind! The Roanoke Times roanoke.com reported: Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen failed to comply with a congressional subpoena, allowed documents to be destroyed and misled the public. Chaffetz chairs the House Oversight Committee, which has been investigating the IRS for more than two years. Chaffetz moved Tuesday to impeach the head of the Internal Revenue Service, saying he violated the public trust and obstructed congressional Read more […]

Just Print Some More Money!–US Is Urged to Bail Out Puerto Rico’s Bankrupt Economy

It seems the Obama Administration is in the business of printing money.  Today it was announced that the President is urging Congress to give the Island of Puerto Rico a handout to help them not go bust before the end of the year.  The bankruptcy protection offered to Puerto Rico is of some special type that is not available to the 50 states. Here’s the report from The Washington Post: With Puerto Rico buried in debt and on course to completely run out of money by the end of the year, the Read more […]

Governments Conspire To Get More Revenue

Is the economy making governments worried that they need ways to catch more revenue, or are they just being governments? When I posted about how the U.S. government is greedy to shake down corporations for more revenue, I didn’t know that there was an international effort to sweep up more revenue across borders. Now I wonder if the story I wrote about had its ultimate origins in some government public relations office to soften up the public. The rule seems to be that we should always feel suspicious Read more […]

The Federal Government Displays Corporate Greed

Corporate greed is when a corporation hunts down and takes massive amounts of revenue for itself and yet still wants more. The headline at Newser.com makes it sound as if someone is breaking the law and committing criminal tax evasion, when they are actually simply following the law so that they don’t have to pay excess taxes. Corporations should prefer to limit their expenses so that they can offer better goods and services at a better price. There is nothing wrong with that. Here is the Read more […]

Jeb Bush Is Right about Soak the Rich

When he points out that tax breaks for the rich are not “unfair,” Jeb Bush Is right. I suppose this Politico headline will enrage many voters: “Jeb Bush defends tax breaks for wealthy.” The wealthiest Americans would receive sharply higher tax breaks under Jeb Bush’s tax proposal, the former Florida governor says, because they pay a disproportionate share of taxes in the first place. “The simple fact is 1 percent of people pay 40 percent of all the taxes,” Bush said on “Fox News Read more […]

IRS Agent Arrested for Using Audit to Attempt Sexual Assault

With one IRS agent arrested now, how do we know this hasn’t happened before? Congress has already had to consider legislation banning federal workers from viewing porn on the job. Perhaps they now also need to craft a law that keeps them from committing sexual assault. The Washington Times reports, “IRS agent charged with sexual battery during audit.” An IRS agent has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman while he was performing an audit of a Tennessee business, police said. Samuel Read more […]

Collecting Record Plunder but Still Adding to the Debt

Despite an amazing amount of tax revenue in 2015, the government is still adding to the debt to the tune of $530 billion! Sometime in 2014 we started to get stories about how the deficit was “lowering.” Since the deficit is always adding to the debt of the nation, the fact that the deficit was lower one year than the year before meant nothing. The National debt keeps growing, and there is no plan to shrink it. If you tell someone their cancer is growing at a slower rate, that can be good Read more […]