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  • Why Ted Cruz’s VAT really is a VAT

    04/15/2016 10:56:53 PM PDT · by Hanna548 · 253 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 01/15/16 | James Pethokoukis
    Make no mistake here. Cruz is proposing a VAT add-on to the existing personal income tax system.
  • Who of the Candidates Has Fairest Tax Plan of All?

    02/05/2016 9:22:38 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 6, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    With the first real votes being cast in the presidential race Monday, this is an opportune moment to do some last-minute comparison shopping on the candidates' tax reform plans. On this issue there's a lot to cheer about. All the Republican candidates have crafted plans that would slash tax rates for everyone and most would vastly simplify the thousands of pages of IRS tax code. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have endorsed flat-tax plans that, for full disclosure, were designed by Arthur Laffer and myself. These plans have drawn some criticism from the Right of late, though these attacks are...
  • Top court hears appeal on American activist’s death

    05/21/2014 7:59:16 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 46 replies
    Almost two years after a Haifa court ruled that Israel was not negligent in the 2003 death of American activist Rachel Corrie during a protest against IDF operations in the Gaza Strip, the Supreme Court heard her family’s appeal of the verdict Wednesday afternoon. Speaking before the hearing in Jerusalem, Craig Corrie, the activist’s father, said the lower court’s ruling had given the army “immunity and impunity.” “I think that’s very dangerous,” he said. “I hope the Israeli high court will change the findings, but if they don’t, I hope the world and the world press will bring it into...
  • Do you pay your "fair share" of taxes?

    09/22/2012 3:31:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Money Web ^ | 9/15/12 | Jasson Urbach
    Do you pay your "fair share" of taxes?Author: Jasson Urbach, Free Market Foundation 15 September 2012 23:29 Nobel Prize winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, remarked that American Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, ought to pay his ‘fair share of taxes’. However, Mitt Romney, like most other high income earners across the globe, acts rationally – just as most of us do – in the sense that they try to reduce their total tax burden by avoiding whatever taxes they can; behaviour that is well within the laws created by government and perfectly legal. Any insinuation that high income earners do not pay...
  • Why Gingrich's Tax Plan Beats Romney's -Newt's flat tax would do a lot more to attract capital,

    01/30/2012 10:06:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/31/12 | editor
    If we judge both leading contenders in the Republican primary, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, by what they've done in life and by what they propose to do if elected, either one could be an excellent president. But when it comes to the election's core issue—restoring a healthy economy—the key is a good tax plan and the ability to implement it. Mr. Gingrich has a significantly better plan than does Mr. Romney, and he has twice before been instrumental in implementing a successful tax plan on a national level—once when he served in Congress as a Reagan supporter in the...
  • Rick Perry's Tax Plan is Great

    10/25/2011 1:05:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies · 1+ views
    Rush ^ | October 25, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Rick Perry announced his tax plan today, which I'll go on record as saying I, El Rushbo, think is great. It's fabulous. I like it. And the left is coming unhinged. We have just two examples. First from Debbie "Blabbermouth" Schultz, who was on MSNBC today, interviewed by the anchor Thomas Roberts, who said, "What is your reaction when you hear how Rick Perry is talking about President Obama and the fact that he says he's only given big government schemes that have failed the American people?" SCHULTZ: My reaction to Rick Perry's new-old plan is that...
  • 9-9-9 need help

    10/19/2011 7:13:01 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 39 replies
    info requested ^ | today | me
    Sorry the vanity, but I need help understanding the 999 plan. Since every thing I read tells me a national sales tax is really a VAT tax..can the plan be changed to a national sales tax on corporations only? Then add into law it can only be increased with a 2/3 majority. I am in no way an economist but I think 27% total tax is still way lower than what business is paying now...And in theory this would be something even the left would have to get behind..They asked for the rich to pay their share and this (in...
  • Design Your Own Flat Income Tax!

    09/30/2011 9:44:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | September 30, 2011 | Political Calculations
    What if you were in charge of reforming the U.S. individual income tax? Would you consider ditching today's excessively complex tax code in favor of something much, much simpler? Something like a flat income tax, perhaps? If so, you've come to the right place! Our latest tool puts you in the driver's seat for determining how the nation's, and your own, fortunes would fare under such a system! In the tool right here, all you need to do is enter the percentage income tax rate that would apply to all Americans, from Warren Buffett on down to his pool of...
  • Suspected looter and his mother are the first to be punished with eviction

    08/12/2011 7:37:01 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:52 AM on 13th August 2011 | By Jack Doyle
    A suspected looter in this week’s riots and his mother are being thrown out of their council home. In the first case of its kind, Daniel Sartain-Clarke, 18, and his mother have been served with an eviction notice as council bosses seek to turf them out of their £225,000 taxpayer-subsidised flat. Sartain-Clarke is charged with violent disorder and attempting to steal electronic goods from the Currys store at Clapham Junction, South London, on Monday night.
  • I can actually solve America's problem (this is a Vanity but no joke)

    03/10/2011 10:42:44 AM PST · by Scythian · 74 replies
    I have been thinking about what is driving our country closer and closer to the brink of civil war. One that is surely coming and the left is violently ratcheting it up each day, but this has been coming for generations. The left says big business is taking advantage of the workers; executives make gazillions while the worker (blue and white collar) is often left with very little. Also, businesses themselves are often exempt from paying any taxes. There is some truth in this. The right says at least half of the people in the country don't even pay taxes...
  • Obama Weighs a Broad Tax Overhaul (simplifying income taxes for corporations and individuals)

    12/10/2010 9:23:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/10/2010 | Jackie Calmes
    WASHINGTON — President Obama is considering whether to push early next year for an overhaul of the income tax code to lower rates and raise revenues in what would be his first major effort to begin addressing the long-term growth of the national debt. While administration officials cautioned on Thursday that no decisions have been made and that any debate in Congress could take years, Mr. Obama has directed his economic team and Treasury Department analysts to review options for closing loopholes and simplifying income taxes for corporations and individuals, though the study of the corporate tax system is farther...
  • Wholesale prices fall as output flat

    11/16/2010 4:07:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/10 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Core U.S. producer prices recorded their largest fall in more than four years in October and industrial output was flat, underlining concerns at the Federal Reserve about low inflation amid moderate growth. Economists said the data supported the U.S. central bank's November 3 decision to ease monetary policy further even though the 0.6 percent drop in the core Producer Price Index largely reflected the annual introduction of new motor vehicle models. Stripping out the sharp declines in vehicle prices, core producer prices -- which exclude volatile food and energy costs -- would have risen by 0.2 percent,...
  • Replace the Income Tax

    10/26/2010 10:10:11 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 10 replies
    self ^ | Oct 26th 2010 | Taxcontrol
    I would like to start a discussion about tax systems and propose an alternative to the current tax system. But before I go into the proposal, allow me to state that the current mess we are in is NOT a result of the tax system or the amount of tax we collect. Rather the problem is spending but this thread is not designed to address that issue. Proposal- Ammend the Constitution to abolish the income tax and authorize Congress to raise monies by one of the following: Useage fees - such as entrance fees for national parks Inport taxes Export...
  • Romanian Companies Mull Over Moving to Bulgaria (Bulgaria has a 10% flat tax)

    07/28/2010 12:47:32 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 2+ views ^ | July 28, 2010 |
    Romanian companies have announced their intentions of moving their businesses to Bulgaria due to the tax policies in Bucharest, the Romanian “Ziarull Financiar” reports. “The new measures, taken on a daily basis by the government, do not surprise me. I want to move Interagro's headquarters to Bulgaria in September. We will translate all documents in Bulgarian by then and we will look for a new building. I would rather pay the 10% flat tax and all the other taxes to the Bulgarian state and pay only land and property taxes here,” said Ioan Niculae, owner of "Interagro", the third biggest...
  • Corrie's sister to Haaretz: U.S. encouraged family to sue Israel

    03/12/2010 8:53:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies · 1,279+ views
    haaretz ^ | 3/12/10 | Akiva Eldar
    This is Sarah Corrie Simpson's first visit to Israel. Her younger sister, Rachel Corrie, was killed by an Israel Defense Forces bulldozer in Gaza in 2003, at the age of 23. Now, the family is suing the state in the Haifa District Court. "I'm glad the day is finally here, that the eyewitnesses are having a chance to talk in a court of law," she said in an interview with Haaretz on Thursday. "It's been seven long years." The witnesses, who include Rachel's colleagues in the left-wing International Solidarity Movement, say Rachel climbed atop a mount of dirt to be...
  • Rachel Corrie, Snuff Film Star for the International Solidarity Movement

    03/11/2010 12:10:53 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 28 replies · 1,356+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 3/08/10 | Bill Levinson
    International Solidarity Movement's highest priority was to take pictures of her death WANTED: Young, attractive, idealistic female college student to star in a movie about Zionazi oppression of the downtrodden Palestinian people. Acting skills are not particularly important because "if some of these foreign volunteers get shot or even killed, then the international media will sit up and take notice" (George Rishmawi, International Solidarity Movement leader). We cannot prove that the International Solidarity Movement actually recruited Rachel Corrie with the intention of making her the star in a snuff film but, when the opportunity to do so arose, the ISM...
  • Parents demand answers from Israel in bulldozer death

    03/10/2010 6:29:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies · 1,922+ views ^ | March 10, 2010 | By Paula Hancocks
    Jerusalem (CNN) -- A 23-year-old American activist stands in front of an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza. The bulldozer drives over her, crushing her to death. These are the facts. Rachel Corrie, along with colleagues from the International Solidarity Movement, was trying to prevent Israel from bulldozing homes in Rafah, close to the Egyptian border. Her activism cost her her life in March 2003. A colleague said at the time, "Many times the bulldozer came up to us and buried us with dirt, but they always stopped." Corrie's parents want to know the truth about their daughter's death, whether the killing...
  • Tire change stops Suffolk burglar (Store owner shoots tire)

    12/20/2009 4:51:55 PM PST · by csvset · 6 replies · 804+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | December 20, 2009 | Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer
    SUFFOLK An indiscreet tire change may have been a burglar’s undoing Friday night, according to police. At first, it looked like he’d make a clean getaway. An attempt to burglarize Butler’s Store, on Godwin Boulevard, had been unsuccessful. The store’s owner, John Butler, said he heard an intruder try to kick in the door and had chased him away, but the intruder managed to drive off and, better yet, escape unharmed. “I coulda dropped him,” said Butler, who’d come running out of his store with a 9 mm in his hands. He and his wife live in an apartment in...
  • Any dog owners here ever own a "Flat Coat Retriever"?

    11/30/2009 9:06:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies · 2,247+ views
    DOGS-CENTRAL ^ | 11/30/09 | NACHUM
    After we rescued a beautiful black haired dog from our local animal shelter, we were were told it was "half Labrador Retriever and half "Golden Retriever". I happened to be watching a dog show video on and lo and behold, there was our dog. They called it a " Black Flat Coat Retriever". We googled the breed and sure enough, the pictures left no room for doubt, that was our dog. Now that we are 99% sure that is the breed, a lot of the behaviors of the dog make sense. It is an extremely high energy dog. As...
  • Woman Trying To Smash Penny Hit By Train

    09/19/2009 4:39:51 AM PDT · by kingattax · 42 replies · 1,428+ views
    WCPO ^ | 9-18-09 | Neil Relyea
    A woman trying to smash a penny on the tracks was hit by a train Thursday night. Emergency crews rushed to the scene at River Road and Idaho Street in Sedamsville just after 8 p.m. They say the woman in her 20s suffered a minor head injury and was walking around when crews arrived. She was taken to the hospital for observation.