Baby Carrots and Big Sticks – The Failure of Obama's Tax Plan

When it comes to collecting taxes the government’s options can be broken down as carrots and sticks. Carrots are pursuing reforms that encourage more people to drop tax avoidance schemes and pay the tax. Sticks are trying to implement penalties to try and make people pay a tax. In his latest tax plan, released yesterday,…
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The American Economy Deserves Better than Current Regulatory and Tax Policies

A friend and I were talking today about just how difficult it will be to explain current memes to future generations. By and large this is a problem that past generations really didn’t have to deal with. Sure the 1920s may have a hard time explaining their love of mah-jongg, the 50s would need to…
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Explanation for Youth's Unshakable Optimism Lies in Self-Confidence, Not Washington

With yet another successful CPAC in the rearview mirror, I’m reminded of one of the best speeches I ever heard. It was Indiana governor Mitch Daniels speaking at last year’s CPAC about the enormous problems facing this nation, but moreso a rallying cry for young adults to grab the reins. He called it a “generational…
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Doh! Obama's Hand-Picked Jobs Council Recommends Republican Approach to Job Creation

Today President Obama’s jobs council released their recommendations, and well, you’ll have to forgive us as we say “WE TOLD YOU SO.” USA Today reports: “President Obama lauded the latest report from his jobs council Tuesday, even though many of its proposals sounded like the work of Republicans. The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness…
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