Posts Tagged taxes

Higher Taxes = Less Work. Duh.

New York Times economist (!) Gregory Mankiw has an excellent article outlining what should be obvious to anyone with a basic understanding of economics (which is perhaps why so many on the Left don’t understand it): that if you tax something, you get less of it. So if you tax wealth, you end up with less of it. And if you tax rich people, if hurts everyone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tax Facts from Reason

Reason TV presents a few tax facts that should make you angry.

Is it patriotic to pay taxes? And if so, who are the most patriotest Americans? Who are the least? How many words are in the tax code? How much do patriotic Americans pay to prepare their taxes? How long do you have to work in a year to earn enough to pay your taxes?

The answers to these and other questions add up to one big W-2 WTF.

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The Last Nickel

Some lulz from PoliGrrl:

A young father walks into a restaurant with his five year old son.. He gives the young boy 3 nickels to play with to keep him occupied. Suddenly, the boy starts choking, immediately going blue in the face. The father immediately realizes the boy has swallowed the nickels and starts slapping him on the back.. Read the rest of this entry »

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Small Businesses face 25% Tax Hikes

IUSB Vision highlights this New York Post article on how small businesses across the US are being slowly killed by massively increasing tax burdens:

A record 25 percent increase in the taxes against US small businesses — from costs associated with new health care law, to an increased Medicare tax, increased capital gains taxes and higher state and city taxes — is repealing any ability of these entrepreneurs to add jobs to their payroll. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Obamacare Abomination: Pricetag

So, having seen some conservative reactions to Obamacare, and looked at some possible recourse to it, why not look at what’s at stake? What will this really cost us, and how has that been misrepresented?

I’ve already talked about the problems with the CBO report that the Democrats relied upon to get Obamacare passed. There’s enough there to warrant me repeating some of it: Read the rest of this entry »

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The Doom of Democrats

Dick Morris wrote a wonderful op-ed at Real Clear Politics outlining why passing Obamacare would spell doom for the Democrats. As they have, in fact, passed this monstrosity, I thought his article doubly significant:

The news media headlines would blare that Congress just voted to add tens or hundreds of billions to the deficit, and the big-spending, high-borrowing image of Congress will worsen. All pretense that Obamacare is not a reckless spending bill will be stripped away, and we will be face to face with the reality that it will add hugely to the deficit. Read the rest of this entry »

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5 Ugly Truths

John Hawkins at Right Wing News gives us his latest column at Townhall. Hawkins discusses what he sees as five political truths that America will be facing soon.

What is that going to mean in real terms? It means that barring an unforeseen miracle, our out-of-control spending is going to lead to some very painful decisions that will make a lot of people, including conservatives, very unhappy. What you’re about to read are the ugly truths about what our behavior today means for our country’s future. Read the rest of this entry »

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