There’s a Debate Happening Amongst Conservatives and That’s a Good Thing

The economy simply isn’t growing as it should. The latest evidence comes from the Federal Reserve, which, following a pattern it has set out in years before, downgraded growth. The New York Times reports: The pattern over the last four years has been this: The Federal Reserve forecasts stronger growth right around the corner; it…
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The Reality of “Shared Sacrifice” Was Dramatically Higher Taxes

Shared sacrifice has been the nice-sounding mantra of President Obama’s budget strategy. If Republicans give a little bit on taxes then we’ll give a little bit on spending and the United States will be a better place. “If everybody took an attitude of shared sacrifice, we could solve our deficit and debt problem next week,”…
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Uncertainty from Washington is a Bane to Business Startups

The internet is awash with information these days. If you’re like me, you tend to sift through the morass of stories by focusing on particular authors you can count on to provide keen insight, certain news organizations that are reliably informative and a few aggregators, like RealClearPolitics or Drudge, that can keep you abreast on…
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Tax Hikes Stand in Way of Democrats’ Vision of Conquest

President Obama is on a mission. It’s an undertaking focused not around building a better society, but about destroying the Republican Party. “We’re expecting here, over the next 22 months, to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party,” House Speaker John Boehner said recently. “And let me just…
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Democrats Finally Admit Their Budget Will Require Taxes to Rise, Rise, and Probably Rise Some More

House Republicans realized they were backed into a corner. Democrats control the Senate and the White House and were dead set on pushing the nation to the brink of default to ensure government spending would not be cut. It was a game that Democrats knew they could win; with the media on their side they…
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Buffett Rule Shows Obama Needs Remedial Math Lesson

President Obama professes to be proficient at simple algebra. While speaking to students at Florida Atlantic University this month he even invoked his math skills to denigrate the Republicans’ budget plan. “This is not an exaggeration. This is math,” Obama said while mischaracterizing Republican’s plan for lower taxes. One wonders whether the President has run…
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New Study Shows Buffett Rule Doesn't Solve America's Budget Problem

Although few liberals like to admit it, math is at the center of this nation’s fiscal future. We can wax nostalgic about all the programs we want to save and all the good that such and such bureaucracy does, but in the end, if you can’t afford it, you can’t afford it. Right now the…
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Tax Code Ripe for a Spring Cleaning

It’s indisputable that our Tax Code is an absolute mess. The Code has grown so big that there are legitimate disputes about its actual length (3.4 million words seems to be the average). Such growth is “natural” as Congress begins to hand out favors (some well intentioned, others not) and special interests weasel their way…
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