Category Archives: Taxes

Protecting Stupid People from Themselves at Taxpayer Expense

On Wednesday, President Obama appointed Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “without Senate approval under the constitutional provision for making appointments when lawmakers are in recess.” This appointment begs an obvious question. In an era of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Predictions for 2012

Last year, I started this blog with my top 10 predictions for 2011. I also polled readers on these same predictions. At the end of the year, my accuracy rate was 40%, while my readers were right 50% of the … Continue reading

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ROARR’s Guiding Principles (Part VII): A Strong National Defense Is the Cornerstone of a Robust Republic

In Part I of this series, I argued a fundamental reason our government is broken is the political selection process favoring ideological warriors over pragmatic problem solvers. I introduced my “Funnel of Futility” theory: as ideology becomes increasingly important in … Continue reading

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Liberal Hypocrites and Their “Fair Share”

I discovered the following Daily Caller video courtesy of American Elephants. The video highlights wealthy Democrats who are advocating for the top 1% in income to pay their “fair share.” When the Daily Caller reporter in this video provides these … Continue reading

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ROARR’s Guiding Principles (Part VI): Individual Rights Trump Communitarian Impulses

In Part I of this series, I argued a fundamental reason our government is broken is the political selection process favoring ideological warriors over pragmatic problem solvers. I introduced my “Funnel of Futility” theory: as ideology becomes increasingly important in … Continue reading

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ROARR’s Guiding Principles (Part V): …But Government Has a Role in Mitigating Negative Externalities and Market Failures That Unencumbered Capitalism Can Generate

In Part I of this series, I argued a fundamental reason our government is broken is the political selection process favoring ideological warriors over pragmatic problem solvers. I introduced my “Funnel of Futility” theory: as ideology becomes increasingly important in … Continue reading

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ROARR’s Guiding Principles (Part IV): Free Markets Are Preferable to Tightly Controlled Ones…

In Part I of this series, I argued a fundamental reason our government is broken is the political selection process favoring ideological warriors over pragmatic problem solvers. I introduced my “Funnel of Futility” theory: as ideology becomes increasingly important in … Continue reading

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Is President Obama’s Recent Self-Comparison with Teddy Roosevelt a Valid One?

President Barack Obama’s December 6th speech in Kansas in which he compared himself to Teddy Roosevelt just happened to coincide with a trip my wife and another couple made several weeks ago. We had the great pleasure to visit Theodore … Continue reading

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Intriguing Income Inequality Facts

Today, I came across some interesting facts about the “rich” in this country that either challenge those offered by the Occupy Wall Street movement, or force its followers reconsider how they “redistribute” wealth in this country. Let’s Do the Time Warp Again … Continue reading

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In the movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Shia LaBeouf’s character, Jacob Moore, asks Josh Brolin’s character, Bretton James, how much money would be enough for him to end his career and settle down. His answer: More. These days, the liberal establishment seems to have … Continue reading

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