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  • Ex-con James Traficant doesn’t make ballot in Congress comeback bid

    07/06/2010 10:30:46 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, July 06, 2010 | The Associated Press
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Former Ohio Rep. James Traficant has been disqualified in his bid to return to Congress after seven years in prison. Political adviser Linda Kovachik says elections officials in Trumbull County ruled Tuesday that Traficant was short of the number of petition signatures required to get on the fall ballot. She says Traficant plans to appeal. Elections board officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Traficant was hoping to run as an independent in his Youngstown-area home turf against Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan. Traficant represented the region in Congress as a Democrat for nearly two decades....

    05/31/2010 8:08:42 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 63 replies · 850+ views
    Red County ^ | May 31, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    When the federal income tax was established in 1913, the tax return consisted of only one page and the entire tax code itself consisted of only 14 pages, with a minimum tax of one-percent and a maximum tax on the extremely wealthy tax of only seven-percent. Today...
  • The Triumph of Murthanomics

    05/19/2010 5:24:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 22 replies · 667+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | May 19, 2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Bill Steiner had a simple explanation for Tuesday night's result in Pennsylvania's 12th District. "It's Murtha's ghost," said Steiner, about a half-hour after Republican Tim Burns had conceded to Democrat Mark Critz, former aide to the late Rep. John Murtha. "People were afraid to change." Murtha died in February, three weeks after Republican Scott Brown had won the Massachusetts Senate seat held for more than four decades by Ted Kennedy, and the GOP clearly hoped to carry that momentum into the special election to fill the House seat that Murtha had held since the mid-1970s. What happened...
  • What Do You Think is Wrong with the Current Tax System in America?

    05/01/2010 6:41:36 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 64 replies · 698+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 30 April 2010 | Frank Hill
    “Everything!” it seems. No matter who you talk to, everyone seems to have a gripe with the current tax system in America. Part of it you can chalk up to the fact that no one really loves to have any of their hard-earned money extracted from their wallets to pay for government services. There is always a perception of “waste, fraud and abuse” as well as funding certain government programs that you completely disagree with. Maybe the tax code is the work of the Devil. "Obey Me! Or Else!" The other part has to do with the notion that everyone...
  • Fair Tax Now

    04/20/2010 4:38:12 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 2 replies · 284+ views ^ | April 7, 2010 | Alan Caruba
    Both my Father and older brother were Certified Public Accountants. Around the dinner table, the Internal Revenue Services was spoken of as the adversary. “Tax time” which used to mean a March 15 deadline was preceded by a period of long working hours. Over the years the tax laws became so arcane and dense they defy comprehension. The income tax is probably the worst thing that ever happened to the United States in the last century because it was always punitive and regressive. It punishes saving. It deters economic growth through investment. It takes the wage earner’s money before he...
  • How to Fight the IRS

    04/12/2010 10:06:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 1,368+ views
    Wall Street Journal via Yahoo! News ^ | April 12, 2010 | by Tom Herman
    Get ready for increased scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service. With Washington searching for ways to cut the budget deficit, IRS officials face intense pressure to collect more revenue. The agency plans more audits, especially of taxpayers in high brackets or those who are self-employed and deal in large amounts of cash. The IRS also has turned up the heat in such areas as offshore tax evasion, including undisclosed foreign bank accounts. If you become an IRS target, what should you do? For many people, the answer may seem simple: Surrender as quickly as possible, no matter how good a...
  • Absolute Proof That We Need Tax Reform

    03/26/2010 7:31:24 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 153+ views
    The Lid/Daily Caller ^ | 3/26/2010 | The Lid
    Some people are fighting for a fair tax, replacing our income tax structure with a VAT, a Value Added Tax(country wide sales tax). Others argue for a Flat tax, one tax rate on income for everybody, no deductions etc. Both sides are fighting for the same concept. Simplify the way the federal government collects taxes. America's Tax Structure is just so complicated and is getting more complicated every day. The $600 Billion plus in brand-spanking-new taxes passed as part of the Obamcare bill only serves to add to the tax code confusion. But Americans shouldn't feel bad because the general...
  • How Far Down The Rabbit Hole Must We Go?

    03/22/2010 12:28:05 AM PDT · by happygrl · 30 replies · 1,657+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | March 21, 2010 | Karl Denninger
    The Truth is that we now require about $5 of debt to generate $1 of GDP. The Truth is that the reason you were not asked to approve $700 billion to capitalize 10 new banks, thereby creating seven trillion in lending capacity is that the economy cannot soak up that new lending capacity; each dollar of new debt generates almost no aggregate GDP. If this were not true then that would be the logical and effective cure for the 'credit crunch" - if the borrowing capacity and impact on GDP necessary to help existed. They do not. The Truth is...
  • Tax Fairness Reaches A Tipping Point

    03/16/2010 5:16:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1,200+ views ^ | March 16, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Fiscal Policy: The latest data show a record number of people with no tax obligation. We also have the highest-earning nontaxpayers ever. With more riding the wagon and fewer pulling, it should soon break down. A record number of the 142 million tax returns filed in 2008 resulted in no taxes owed, according to the Tax Foundation's analysis of the latest IRS data. About 51.6 million returns, or 36.3%, were filed by those whose deductions, exemptions and tax credits wiped out any federal income-tax obligation. These aren't people who have overpaid their taxes or had so much withheld from their...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview Hoagland, Behenna

    03/16/2010 1:20:23 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 122+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 03-15-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this epsiode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I interview Ken Hoagland, author of the book "The Fairtax Solution." Next we open a little Ron Paul hate mail. In the second part of the program I interview Vicki Behenna, mother of Lt. Michael Behenna who was sentenced to 25 years for the shooting death of suspected terrorist Ali mansur in Iraq. It is a tremendous story that all Americans should hear.
  • A Misleading Sales Pitch (Why the campaign for the Fair Tax will set back the cause of Tax Reform)

    03/15/2010 9:36:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies · 1,036+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/15/2010 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Here’s the pitch: The FairTax — a plan to replace the federal income tax and payroll tax with a national sales tax — will get rid of the IRS forever. It will let workers keep their entire paychecks and retirees keep their entire pensions. It will raise just as much money as the current tax code. It will promote economic growth. It won’t hurt the middle class, and it won’t cause prices to rise. It will even end our illegal-immigration problem. These claims are drawn from the leading proponents of the plan: a group called Americans for Fair Taxation, former...
  • A Tax Rebellion is Brewing

    03/10/2010 5:32:35 PM PST · by Man50D · 36 replies · 1,149+ views
    Fair Tax Nation ^ | March 10, 2010 | Ken Hoagland
    For many Americans the distance between what they believe is best for the nation and what government actually does has become an infuriating chasm that was never meant to exist in a representative government designed to reflect the will of the majority. No other single public policy so reinforces a perception of self-dealing, unfairness and incompetence as the corrupted federal tax code. Bloated beyond decipherability at 67,500 pages of regulations, the income tax system is driven by personal power, lobby profits and, through tax inducements and penalties, a changing menu of citizen and business manipulation. Married people pay higher rates...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview Long,Pennell, Modesitt

    03/02/2010 8:05:06 AM PST · by 1pitech · 110+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 03-01-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this epsiode of the Conscience of Kansas I speak to Earl Long, president of the Fair Tax KC. Next we air audio from the Winter Rally in Wichita Kansas. I also talk to Matthew Pennell in Wasgington DC about the healthcare debate. We have a very funny liberalgram and a special caller. We wrap up the show by talking to Lee Modesitt who is running for state representative in the 66th district, Another great show!
  • Steve King: True economic stimulus can be achieved with FairTax

    02/26/2010 4:58:28 PM PST · by Man50D · 144 replies · 1,061+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | February 25, 2010 | Representative Steven King
    The writer, of Kiron, Iowa, is Iowa’s 5th Congressional District representative.When President Barack Obama signed his $787 billion “stimulus” bill into law last year, he said the bill was “the beginning of what we need to do to create jobs for Americans scrambling in the wake of layoffs; to provide relief for families worried they won’t be able to pay next month’s bills; and to set our economy on a firmer foundation.” The actual results of the stimulus tell a different story. Since February 2009, our economy has lost nearly 3.3 million jobs. Despite President Obama’s statements that unemployment would...
  • Broke! Fixing America's Fiscal Crisis: What does Mike Huckabee want?

    02/10/2010 6:51:14 AM PST · by wastedpotential · 58 replies · 658+ views
    Fortune Magazine (via Cnn.Money) ^ | 2/10/2010 | Steve Tully
    NEW YORK (Fortune) -- This week, I posted a story on saying that a Value Added Tax is fast becoming the only option America has left to solve the current fiscal crisis. In the piece, I said that former Arkansas Governor and leading Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee favors a VAT to replace the income tax. I received numerous angry emails stating that the ex-governor advocates a solution called a "Fair Tax" that's quite different from a VAT.
  • Dave Ramsey Endorses the Fair Tax

    01/31/2010 1:25:50 PM PST · by Man50D · 46 replies · 726+ views
    Click on the Dave Ramsey fair_tax2.mp3 link at the Fair Tax Nation website to download the audio clip.
  • The Second American Tax Revolt

    01/28/2010 9:43:19 AM PST · by phil_will1 · 19 replies · 650+ views ^ | January 28, 2010 | Michael Reagan
    We are speeding toward an economic cliff because our government can't practice restraint. We spend so much more than we take in because politicians at every level use the public treasury to win elections. The public mostly accepts lavish promises of more and more federal spending because the cost of government has been so effectively divorced from what actually comes out of our paychecks. Ask almost anyone how they did on their taxes and you're likely to hear a happy exclamation that the taxpayer got a little money back! But ask the same person how much they paid the government...

    01/16/2010 8:41:44 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 2 replies · 401+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | January 16, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Ronald Reagan, has been named the Honorary Chairman of the National FairTax Victory Campaign according to officials at
  • The Best Argument EVER For Tax Reform

    01/12/2010 7:54:08 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 464+ views
    The Lid/C-Span ^ | 1/12/01 | The Lid
    Some people are fighting for a fair tax, replacing our income tax structure with a VAT, a Value Added Tax(country wide sales tax). Others argue for a Flat tax, one tax rate on income for everybody, no deductions etc. Both sides are fighting for the same basic concept. simplify the way the federal government collects taxes. America's Tax Structure is just so complicated and is getting more complicated every day. The best proof for this argument was made by IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman on C-Span (video at bottom of post).
  • The Second American Revolution

    10/08/2009 11:31:34 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 6 replies · 1,068+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 8, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    The Second American Revolution by: Allie Winegar Duzett, October 08, 2009 “This is the real second American Revolution,” Steve Moore of the Wall Street Journal announced to the applauding audience at the Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Defending the American Dream Summit on October 3, 2009. Moore began by addressing the economic troubles America faces today. “It was really very depressing to me to see that we now have an unemployment rate that’s just below ten percent, the highest it’s been in twenty-six years,” Moore said. “It is one of the great tragedies of the past fifty years that we have...