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Tax Advocates Should Pay Taxes

May 16, 2013

Maybe the IRS should be investigating tax-exempt organizations.

Instead of targeting conservative organizations, though, the IRS should consider targeting liberal organizations.  You know – the ones that pay no taxes, but want to raise everyone else’s taxes.

When organizations are tax-exempt and are not paying to support the government, those of us who pay taxes are indirectly supporting them with our tax dollars.  Why should my tax dollars benefit organizations that want to raise my taxes?

Another Blow to Small Businesses

May 7, 2013

Small businesses today are fighting to survive.  If the U.S. Senate has its way, many won’t.

By an astounding vote of 69-27, the U.S. Senate today passed another tax hike – one that will require even the smallest online businesses to track and charge sales and use taxes based on the country’s 9,600 different taxing authorities.

Put the Patriots Back Into Patriots’ Day

April 15, 2013

Here in Massachusetts, runners are lining up today for the world’s most famous marathon and government workers are taking a day off.

It’s Patriots’ Day (more commonly known as Patriot’s Day), a holiday observed only in Massachusetts and Maine.

The Unaffordable Care Act

Febryary 12, 2013

President Obama and members of Congress must have had a good laugh when they named the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka ObamaCare.

The idea that a 2,800+ page law that creates 150 new regulatory boards would reduce the cost of anything is ludicrous.  The ACA will increase the cost of healthcare in a big way.

The Obamanomy

February 4, 2013

Anyone who heard President Obama’s logic-defying inaugural address knows that we can expect even more government during term two, but what exactly is his economic plan?  Here’s a sneak preview:

Everyone will work for the government.  The private sector is driven by that ugly thing called “profit.”  So why not eliminate it?  Think of the benefits:

Back To Taxachusetts

January 30, 2013

Returning from my second home in income-tax-free Florida, I learned that Governor Duval Patrick wants to increase the Massachusetts income tax from 5.25% to 6.25%.

Even in January, the beaches were lovely in Florida this year – and free.  I went to several and didn’t spend a dime.

Your Tax Dollars At Work – Subsidizing Hollywood

January 4, 2012

When Hollywood producers make movies, they disrupt local businesses, demand (and get) discount pricing, then leave, creating no permanent jobs.

So why is this considered “economic development,” worthy of tax credits so large that Hollywood producers not only end up paying no taxes, they are able to sell off the credits and make a profit – at the expense of those of us who actually pay taxes?

Pro #3: Thank the Rich

December 6, 2012

According to the National Taxpayers Union, the wealthiest 1% of U.S. taxpayers pays 36.73% of all income taxes, while the bottom 50% pays 2.25%.  In other words, 1% of the country shoulders a tax burden that’s more than 16 times as large as the taxes collected from half of the country.