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January 27, 2015

Trying to Understand the Declining Labor Force Participation Rate


It's tempting to blame President Obama and his economic policies for the unprecedented decline in the labor force participation rate.  And while those policies may have exacerbated the trend, the decline has been occurring for years.

January 21, 2015

It's Really, Really Time to Ban Internet Discrimination Forever


Congress has a clear choice: Make complete and permanent the ban on Internet access and multiple or discriminatory taxes online, encouraging broadband access and e-commerce, or turn away from that national priority and allow the pro-tax thugs to loot our digital future.

January 20, 2015

The Needed Education Agenda: Schooling Obama in Tax Principles


President Obama is right, education needs to get better. Specifically, his education on basic economic principles needs to be vastly improved.

January 15, 2015

A Truer Value of Art and Culture


We all benefit when artists and creators invent, write, film and imagine. It’s also true that we all lose when piracy, whether via hacking or other means, is left to run rampant. 

January 13, 2015

The Most Ridiculous Obamacare Claim Yet: It Spurs Innovation


Economist Laura Tyson says the real legacy of Obamacare will be innovation. And it's true that the health care industry has had to be very innovative under Obamacare, trying to survive the legislation's punitive restrictions and limitations.

January 8, 2015

Watching How the U.S.Treats Its Own States, Other Countries Could Learn How to Loot the U.S.


The Marketplace Fairness Act would have opened the door to a new era of state tax burdens under the guise of the principle of “economic nexus.”  

January 6, 2015

The Duplicity of Employers Who Support Minimum Wage Increases


When the CEO of Starbucks backs a minimum wage increase you have to ask yourself whether it's because he's compassionate (with other employers' money) or he's just looking to stifle competition from lower-cost competitors. 

December 17, 2014

'The Most Unkindest Cut of All?' Yes, But a Different Victim


The IRS had its budget cut in the continuing resolution this year and immediately the press and many liberal groups called the reduction outrageous, but the cruelest cut was saved for the taxpayer.

December 16, 2014

Will Any Medicaid Patient Be Able to See a Doctor in January?


Democrats and the poor are quickly learning that access to health insurance (Medicaid) isn't the same as access to health care.

December 12, 2014

Travel is About to Get More Taxing


Creating a different set of tax laws, different from those already in place for hotels or services, is moving in the wrong direction.

 

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