Taxes (page 225)

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    If we could only be like Denver or Portland or…

    Last April, Raleigh officials visited Denver to witness all of the great things happening there with the hope that they can be reproduced in Raleigh, especially Denver’s light rail system. The group toured Denver’s light rail system and got a firsthand look at the city’s downtown area, City Councilman…
    Michael Sanera, December 13, 2011
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    Obama’s bizzaro math and economics

    Here is Don Boudreaux’s entire post from Cafe Hayek: Last night on “60 Minutes” (HT IndianaJim) President Obama said to interviewer Steve Croft about tax cuts: Steve, the math is the math.  You can’t lower rates and raise revenue, unless you’re getting revenue from someplace else. This answer reveals…
    Michael Sanera, December 13, 2011
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    There’s no bias in the headline ‘This Man Wants to Give You a Raise’

    The man, of course, is President Obama, and Bloomberg Businessweek assigns that headline (more blatant in the online version as “Obama Wants to Give You a Pay Raise”) to an article about the president’s effort to extend a “payroll tax holiday.” Why would anyone oppose that idea?…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2011
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    Statistics that might make you question the wisdom of ‘taxing the rich’

    If you agree with those who believe the United States should solve its fiscal woes by “taxing the rich,” you might want to read the following excerpt from a recent issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis, featuring remarks from former U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm, a…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    How might the recent criminal indictments of three people tied closely to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s 2008 election campaign affect Tar Heel politics in the year ahead? John Hood addresses that question in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of political scandal, Raleigh attorney Gene Boyce shares…
    Mitch Kokai, December 9, 2011
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    Epstein examines why progressive policies always fail

    Richard Epstein‘s latest column in the Washington Examiner explores the continual failure of progressive policies. We have rigged our tax policies so that, depending on the year, close to 40 percent of the income tax revenue comes from the 1 percent of the population…
    Mitch Kokai, December 8, 2011
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    Obama the next T.R.? Let’s hope not

    The Ohio Farmer comments on the fundamental change that Teddy Roosevelt brought to the presidency in his letter “Caesars or Presidents.” The Ohio Farmer argues that the election of 1912 was the turning point.  After this election, presidents devoted to progressive ideology tried to become Caesars who rejected the…
    Michael Sanera, December 7, 2011
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    5 charts that show just how much trouble Social Security is in

    AEIs James Pethokoukis charts the problems with Social Security here. This chart should be enough to scare people to action, but I am not holding my breath.  …
    Michael Sanera, December 7, 2011