Can Government Spending Be Cost Effective?

Tax Freedom Day

Is the federal government spending our tax dollars wisely? Americans have a natural dislike of the Internal Revenue Service, but they do pay taxes, and they have a right to expect commensurate services rendered by the collectors. Taxes pay for defense, law enforcement, and government responsibilities in general. In this social and legal contract, monies More...

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Senator Ted Cruz
By The Brenner Brief On Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Senator Ted Cruz Calls For Abolishing IRS, Replacing w/ Flat Tax

Senator Ted Cruz issued this press release and audio today: WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the latest in a series of “Freedom Minute” segments in which he calls for the abolition More...

Cuomo introduces Tax-Free NY Initiative at SUNY Albany
By Thomas Burke On Monday, June 10th, 2013

Tax Free NY Initiative: Governor Cuomo vs. the Unions

What would a tax free NY look like? Gov. Cuomo seems to know, but the unions don’t want any part of it. In a state labeled with America’s highest taxes and lowest personal freedom, New York Governor More...

By Lee Dodson On Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Are Taxes Taxed? Take A Look…

In California, the “terrific” taxers have added a 9%+/- tax for gasoline folded into the $4.099 per gallon price, adding about $0.34 per gallon. California consumers pay out around $0.88 in taxes per More...

Internet Tax
By Walter Coffey On Thursday, April 25th, 2013

URGENT: Tax On Internet Sales Likely Without Action

While our attention has been diverted due to the recent tragedies, the Senate is preparing to vote on a proposal to impose new sales tax on Internet purchases. Under the Marketplace Fairness Act, or S. 336, states More...

Paying Taxes is Patriotic, Say the Socialists
By Pamela Seley On Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

What Is Obamacare Doing Taxing Home Ownership?

When government is involved with home ownership and the real estate industry, it tends to put restrictions on free market capitalism, for better or worse. It’s not so much left or right politics but the Obama More...

Tax Freedom Day
By Richard D. Baris On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
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Tax Freedom Day Released By Tax Foundation

The Tax Foundation released their data at 11am ET today, showing you what your “tax freedom day” is in your state. This is the day through which you work for Uncle Sam, and after that, you work for yourself More...

By mikeruffing On Thursday, February 7th, 2013

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Paul Krugman – “death panels and sales taxes is how we do this”

A comic once commented on a late night talk show that the overwhelming grief caused by the passing of his parents was not all that surprising. What was surprising was the realization that he was now in the proverbial More...

By Jason Blair On Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

California: a warning, not a solution

When the Founders were devising the construct of our nation, they often referred to the states as “laboratories of democracy.” What they meant by this was states were free to test new ideas on their own populations. More...

By The Brenner Brief On Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

77% of you will see an INCREASE in taxes

When you hear President Barack Obama and others tell you that taxes are not increasing on the middle class, that is simply a flat out lie. From Bloomberg.com: The budget deal passed by the U.S. Senate today would More...

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