Tax deal blows up over executive amnesty, which will give ‘tax credits’ to illegals

Over a barrel.

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New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Treasury, Lois Lerner planned to change rules for 501(c)(4)s in secret


In a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Wednesday, Republican members highlighted a 2012 email from a Treasury Department official that indicated the Obama administration was planning to revise the rules for 501(c)(4) organizations without notifying the public that it was deliberating this move (emphasis added).

The Obama administration’s Treasury Department and former IRS official Lois Lerner conspired to draft new 501(c)(4) regulations to restrict the activity of conservative groups in a way that would not be disclosed publicly, according to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

The Treasury Department and Lerner started devising the new rules “off-plan,” Continue reading “Treasury, Lois Lerner planned to change rules for 501(c)(4)s in secret”

Five things Americans may be learning

Learning liberty again.

Christmas candle 2Are Americans learning anything from our protracted moment of twisting in the wind under the Obama administration?

That’s a good question for this Christmas season.  I’m not convinced we have reached the tipping point at which enough Americans understand that the unquestioned assumptions we live by – assumptions instituted in our culture decades ago – are what’s killing our way of life.  But we are blessed to be able to get our education Continue reading “Five things Americans may be learning”

Want hope and a future? Deregulate.

Just do it.

Readers, I was actually, in effect, composing a new post when I responded to Reader of Excellence “jgets” in a comments exchange at TOC today.  Rather than spending time tweaking this further, I will simply post it to get it out there for discussion.

Reader jgets posited the following:

[Apropos this link, suggesting a higher tax rate on the top 1%.]

More ideas like the above from the 1%, a steady reduction in government expenditures and entitlements, a smarter tax policy for the upper middle class, a modest tax contribution from the now untaxed middle class, a token contribution from the working poor, and maybe we’ll get out of this financial mess.

Can the Republicans make a compelling message outta that moving towards 2016? Continue reading “Want hope and a future? Deregulate.”

Liberty 101: Ten things government can’t do without an income tax

Big Brother depends on the income tax.

1.  Think your income is too big and another person’s is too small.

2.  Propose to “redistribute income” using government policies.

3.  Plan government activities based on the expected size of your income.

4.  Treat you unequally under the law based on the size of your income.

5.  Make it illegal for you to earn income without reporting it to the government. Continue reading “Liberty 101: Ten things government can’t do without an income tax”