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Obama: Fueling the Racial Flames

July 21, 2013

Friday, while few were paying attention, President Obama made these remarks regarding the George Zimmerman verdict.  Here’s a short clip: Any observer of this administration can see, clearly by now, that the Justice Department and now Obama himself, are involved in a major media head fake, stoking the flames of discontent regarding this duly adjudicated [...]

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The IRS Scandal: Washington Bound

July 18, 2013

On May 10th Lois Lerner spoke of misconduct by the IRS which purposefully targeted groups who were politically opposed to the administration, essentially breaking the IRS scandal. Well, things have been quiet for a while — until today.  Issa’s House Oversight Committee called IRS officials from the much-maligned Cincinnati office to testify.  Well, they did [...]

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The Cost of Big Government Higher than Dollars and Cents

June 19, 2013

The Wall Street Journal ran a piece today by Harvard history professor Niall Ferguson called “The Regulated States of America” which looks into the dollars and cents behind the cost of our massive regulatory state and how it impacts our culture. According to the numbers, the Administrative State (our unelected Fourth Branch of government) costs [...]

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Tea Party on Capitol Hill was Ready to Rumble!

June 4, 2013

It’s been nearly 240 years since that original “incident with the Tea” in December 1773, which was decades later called the Boston Tea Party.  Their modern-day namesake were being improperly targeted by the IRS because of their political beliefs and today had a chance to have their voices heard.  It was marvelous! Here’s the much [...]

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Obama Speaks About IRS Scandal

May 15, 2013

At about 6:20pm EDT, President Obama gave a three-minute statement relating to the IRS scandal, saying that he will accept the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner, Steven Miller, and work within the administration and with Congress to get to the bottom of this growing scandal. Earlier today, Speaker Boehner made a much better statement:  “My [...]

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Second-Term Blues For Obama

May 14, 2013

Every President who has been reelected has had a hard time in their second terms.  Some had major scandals, others passed away, others suffered from the public’s fatigue and lame duck status in a way which harmed their legacies.*  No one was immune. Neither is Obama, apparently. Right now Obama’s second-term agenda is slowly disappearing [...]

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Tea Party Groups Targeted by IRS

May 10, 2013

The IRS admitted to improperly targeting groups looking for tax-exempt status if the words “tea party” or “patriot” were in their names.  From 2010 to 2012, roughly 75 Tea Party groups were subjected to “additional review” which delayed their acceptance.   Hmm… just in time to stymie the political activities of groups opposed to the administration [...]

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The Dangers of Lemonade

February 26, 2012

John Stossel recently tried to open a lemonade stand and ran into some trouble.  So have children across this nation in places like Georgia and Missouri.  Among the items a child needs to open a lemonade stand in their front yard on a hot summer day in parts of this nation are:  registration with the [...]

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Obama Care W2 Stealth Tax Increase

July 8, 2010

I get millions of sky-is-falling Obama-is-evil email forwards, but one of them I received yesterday actually linked to a source (you’re all thinking “wow, that’s odd”)!  The forward was regarding changes to our 2011 W2 tax form that was included in HR 3590, aka Obama Care, now Public Law 111-148.  The forward directs you to [...]

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The Compliance Cost of the Tax Code

April 13, 2010

The income tax code is a huge drain on the American economy.  The amount of money spent on income taxes for wasteful programs, not to mention the economic cost of lost opportunity from money not being in the free market, is staggering.  Even the cost of actually preparing our tax returns and paying our taxes [...]

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Credit Card Bill of Rights? We Need a Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights!

May 14, 2009

You shouldn’t need a magnifying glass or a law degree to read the fine print that sometimes doesn’t even appear to be written in English.  –Barack Obama Those words were spoken by The One this morning at a town hall meeting, speaking of the so-called “Credit Card Bill of Rights.”  It is a favorite tactic [...]

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Pulpit Freedom Sunday Sparks an Old Controversy

September 29, 2008

Yesterday was “Pulpit Freedom Sunday:” a time when 32 pastors across 22 states decided to test the separation between church and state against the IRS and judicial interpretation that certain speech is political, and thereby if spoken forom the pulpit would risk the tax-exempt status of the church in question.  The Alliance Defense Fund want to get the [...]

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