Category: "Economics & Tax Policy"

The Immorality of Progressive Economics

Most of today’s discussions about “income inequality” focus on the economic and political impacts of Democratic tax and labor policies such as more sharply “progressive” income tax rates, raising the minimum wage, or increasing eligibility for overtime… more »

“Women in the Workforce”? Enough Already!

I don't mean that there are enough women in the workforce, or that women should be "barefoot and pregnant." After all, my mother was a US Navy Admiral. What I mean is that I'm so tired of hearing people like the Obama administration economist who is… more »

The Obamacare Thought Police

H/T James Taranto In the Federal Register update which includes President Obama's most recent unlawful modification of the Affordable Care Act (called Obamacare by liberals only when it is polling above 40% favorable with the public), two main conditio… more »

Court Rules IRS May Not Regulate Tax Preparers

In a unanimous opinion, a 3-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has handed the IRS another defeat in that agency's apparently never-ending quest to regulate, control, and dominate as many aspects of American political and financial life as… more »

CBO Report Shows Obamacare's Economic Damage

On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office released a budget projection update which decimates Democrats' claims that Obamacare does not hurt the American economy. In Appendix C of the rather dense document, the CBO concludes that various provisions… more »

A Bad Deal Compared To What?

I’m in a tough spot. Paul Ryan is one of the brightest stars in the Republican Party. He is a true fiscal (and social) conservative, and I cheered when Mitt Romney selected him as his running mate (although I wished Ryan rather than Romney were the… more »

Debunking Democrats’ Default Dramatics

In an interview last Wednesday on CNBC, President Obama said, “When you have a situation in which a faction is willing to default on U.S. obligations, then we are in trouble.” While he is speaking of House Republicans, the only faction that actually… more »

Yellin' at the Fed

When the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve announced last week that it would not yet begin to “taper” its monthly $85 billion purchases of Treasury and mortgage securities commonly known as QE3 (a third round of Quantitative… more »

Economic Malpractice and Political Slander

It’s difficult to listen to a Barack Obama speech when it would be easier, faster, and less painful to write one. So it was with as much a sense of impending boredom and déjà pivot as concern about predictable content that I embarked on listening to… more »

The Democrats' Walmart Obsession

Home News & Features Blog The Magazine About Donate Subscribe Print Email Text Size A Further Perspective The Democrats’ Walmart Obsession By Ross Kaminsky on 6.4.13 @ 6:09AM Who is it who said “the amorality of the m… more »
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