Category: "Economics & Tax Policy"

Function or dysfunction?

Wherever you go on news or business TV today, all the talk is about congressional "dysfunction" or the travesty of the House Republicans refusing to pass the Senate's utterly lame two month extension of a payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits, and a… more »

Monday thoughts

In my interest to manage my time a little better, I'm going to be aiming for slightly shorter blog notes going forward, in addition to my usual writing for the American Spectator. Kim Jong Il is dead. Or maybe it was Kim Jong Ill. Now what I imagine… more »

The real sleeping giant

RealClearPolitics.com has picked up my American Spectator article today: http://spectator.org/archives/2011/12/16/the-real-sleeping-giant During the heady days of the 2009 protests against the "Porkulus" bill, Obamacare, and big government in general,… more »

Rapidly shifting political winds

In recent weeks, political reports have been all aflutter with stories like "Political winds shift to Democrats" suggesting that somehow Barack Obama and congressional Democrats had, yet again, used an issue -- this time the payroll tax cut extension --… more »

Andy Stern's econo-idiocy

The professional left in America and their chattering-class useful idiots have followed a consistent pattern for a century: sympathizing with tyranny in their musings over how to implement policies fueled by jealousy and an undying fear of economic… more »

Tom Krannawitter on wealth, money, and poverty

In a typically-for-him brilliant article for Investors Business Daily, Colorado Christian University professor (and friend of mine) Dr. Tom Krannawitter, offers plain-English explanations of the difference between money and wealth and simultaneously… more »

Dan Mitchell: Still skeptical of the GOP

My friend Dan Mitchell from the Cato Institute explains why recent Super Committee negotiations makes him think that today's Republicans remain somewhere between barely worthy and unworthy of support. That said, the alternative is so much worse that I d… more »

The wrong Balanced Budget Amendment?

After the House of Representatives failed to pass Balanced Budget Amendment legislation by a large enough majority to begin a for-now quixotic process to so-amend the constitution, it's been interesting to see fiscal conservatives criticize both the… more »

The Democrats' waving hand

Although it scares me greatly to wish for the same thing as Paul Krugman, I, like that master of Progressive misdirection, am pleased that the "Super Committee" of Congress, assigned to find a way to reduce our debt and deficits, is on the brink of… more »

$15 trillion and counting

On Wednesday, the federal government's total debt exceeded fifteen trillion dollars. That's $48,000 in debt per citizen and over $133,000 in debt per taxpayer. Adding in all U.S. debt, including personal (mortgages, credit cards, student loans), plus… more »
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