Category: "Economics & Tax Policy"

AmSpec Interview of Thomas Sowell

For today's reading, I offer you David Hoberg's interview of one of America's greatest living thinkers, Thomas Sowell: http://spectator.org/archives/2012/04/13/thomas-sowell-live more »

Ryan and Christie at Bush Conference

Congressman and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) is getting better, smoother, more confident, every time he gives a speech. His remarks on Tuesday at the George W Bush library make me think that he'll be one of Mitt Romney's first calls… more »

March Jobs Report

This morning, despite the stock market being closed, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs report for March. The average in surveys of economists was for a gain of about 209,000 non-farm jobs, but the actual report came in at 120,000 jobs… more »

Judge Throws Out Colorado's "Amazon Tax"

In 2010, one of a package of "dirty dozen" tax increases in Colorado rammed through the state legislature by Democrats and signed by then-governor Bill Ritter (yet another fake "moderate") was a tax designed to make online retailers either collect sales… more »

Pity the Liberal Mugger

The Paul Ryan/House Budget Committee "Path to Prosperity" FY 2013 Budget Resolution has inspired the usual wailing and gnashing of teeth among the leftist intelligentsia. Jonathan Cohn, writing in for The New Republic, says that the Ryan plan "would… more »

Now That's Leadership!

In the first moments of reading House Budget Committee's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution, entitled "The Path to Prosperity" (and subtitled "A Blueprint for American Renewal"), you realize that this is no business-as-usual document. The first page of… more »

Obama's food stamp fetish

The food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever. Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals"… more »

Santorum's economic plan

In the Wall Street Journal today, former Senator and current Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum lays out his economic and tax framework. He begins with an aggressive attack on Mitt Romney: Attempting to distract from his record of tax and… more »

Obama's fake corporate tax cut

Q: When can you be sure President Barack Obama is proposing a tax increase?  A: When you hear him propose a tax cut. On Wednesday, the president announced his plans to modify the U.S. tax code by cutting the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent… more »

Jamie Dimon discusses "misguided" economic policies

On Monday, Jamie Dimon, Chairman, President, and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, and therefore one of the most important bankers in the world, had some not so kind things to say about economic policies of recent years. Dimon, whose strong early support of Barac… more »
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