Tag Archives: Taxes

Taxes: Fairness Is Not the Problem, Complexity Is

When TurboTax spit out the estimated amount of our federal and California income tax refund would be this year, I nearly soiled myself. I was flabbergasted. Advertisements

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Marginal Tax Rates And Recessions

A Reflections of a Rational Republican reader suggested that I attempt to debunk or challenge the notion from two posts (see “Rich Peoples Taxes Have Little to Do with Job Creation” and “The Myth of the Lower Marginal Tax Rates“) … 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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Huntsman’s Jobs Plan a Good Start

Last week, the Huntsman campaign released an alternative to the President’s soon-to-be-released jobs plan. The plan includes four broad components including: 1) tax reform, 2) regulatory reform, 3) energy independence, and 4) free trade. I broadly agree with most of Huntsman’s proposed policies. … Continue reading

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Jerry Brown’s Shakedown: Californians to Pay More, Get Less

Last week, Jerry Brown signed a law earlier this week that will force Californians to pay even more taxes than they already are. The law will require online retailers like Amazon.com to collect sales tax on all purchases made by … Continue reading

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Raise My Taxes, but First…

Right from the beginning, I’ll be clear how I feel about the debt ceiling negotiations.  I’m ready to write a check to help fix America’s financial problems.  That’s right, I’ll do it, but… Some of my more zealously Republican readers might … Continue reading

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California vs. Delaware

Earlier this month, I travelled to Delaware for a family event. Before the event, I had been trying to open a business bank account for an LLC I incorporated in Delaware several year ago. I intended the LLC to be … Continue reading

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Tax Americana: Bread and Circuses Redux

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising … Continue reading

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February 21, 2011 Edition of Anything Goes Carnival of Politics is Up!

theSaltyBlogger is hosting the February 21, 2011 edition of the Anything Goes Carnival of Politics, and features my blog post on “Four Pillars of Spending Cuts for Deficit Reduction,” which provides recommendations for budget cuts to reduce the deficit.

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