Taxes (page 224)

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    Taxing the rich … as long as they’re not Democrats

    This forum has exposed a number of problems with the concept of solving the federal government’s budget problems by “taxing the rich.” In the latest National Review, Kevin A. Hassett notes that the Obama administration’s interest in boosting taxes on the wealthy seems to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2011
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    Your Tax Dollars at Work

    Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, is no Republican. However, judging from today’s strip, he at least seems to be developing conservative sympathies (and, given the recent bombardment he’s received from angry feminists, it’s understandable).
    Duke Cheston, July 18, 2011
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    TIME columnist tries to bash Norquist

    Joe Klein’s latest TIME column intends to blast anti-tax-hike bulldog Grover Norquist as an unreasonable extremist. But for those who see that the federal government’s chief problem is its overspending, Norquist is likely to come across pretty well: “I had…
    Mitch Kokai, July 18, 2011
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    Coburn talks taxes

    John Hood offered his thoughts this week about government “revenue increases” conservatives can support. A Bloomberg Businessweek interview with Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn covers similar territory. You’re opposed to some corporate tax deductions and would like to get rid of them to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2011
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    Thomas details the president’s favorite war

    Cal Thomas‘ latest column documents President Obama’s ongoing war against the successful: This president, more than any other in my lifetime, seems determined to punish and discourage success and the hard work, risk-taking and values by which one must live in order to attain…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report details a new state law loosening restrictions for probation and parole officers who carry concealed guns. John Hood’s Daily Journal outlines “revenue enhancements” conservatives can support to help balance government budgets.
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2011
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    More from John Hood on Perdue’s political calculations

    If you enjoyed John Hood’s Daily Journal on the flaws in Gov. Beverly Perdue’s arguments against the new state budget, you might enjoy this excerpt from Hood’s most recent appearance on Carolina Journal Radio and CarolinaJournal.tv.
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2011
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    Cato’s Mitchell offers tax hike warnings, examines state control of Medicaid

    Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute offers a new warning to Republicans about tax hikes: The more important thing to focus on is the way that the big spenders in the White House and elsewhere are trying to build support for a big tax…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2011