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  • Ensuring Safe & Lawful E-Commerce for US Consumers, Businesses, Government Supply Chains, and Intellectual Property Rights

    01/31/2020 3:36:08 PM PST · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | January 31, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. E-commerce, including transactions involving smaller express-carrier or international mail packages, is being exploited by traffickers to introduce contraband into the United States, and by foreign exporters and United States importers to avoid applicable customs duties, taxes, and fees. It is the policy of the United States Government to protect consumers, intellectual property rights holders, businesses, and workers from counterfeit goods, narcotics (including synthetic opioids such as fentanyl), and other contraband now...
  • Uncle Sam Is Picking Your Pocket With High Taxes. Democrats Want to Raise Them Even Higher.

    01/04/2020 5:53:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 27, 2019 | David Ditch (FOX News)
    Some politicians running for federal office make it sound as if the biggest problem facing our country is that we don’t send enough of our paychecks to Washington, D.C. They propose increasing or creating new federal taxes on income, payrolls, business profits, carbon emissions, financial transactions, wealth, and more. Before they start trying to spend more and more of our money, they would do well to consider just how much they’re already spending. Looking back over the last decade, it’s clear they’ve already entered the “drunken sailor” stage. From 2010 through 2019, U.S. households sent an average of $228,000 to...
  • In Florida, 99% of companies pay no corporate income tax — with lawmakers’ blessing | Special Report

    11/14/2019 6:50:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 13, 2019 | Jason Garcia
    EBay Inc., the online auction company with 180 million buyers around the world, earned $34 million of profit in Florida in 2014, according to state auditors. At Florida’s official corporate income tax rate of 5.5 percent, eBay should have paid more than $1.8 million in state taxes -- enough money to hire 40 new teachers. But records show eBay actually paid $18,810 -- not even enough to hire one. It’s not an isolated example. Auditors say Sanofi Pasteur Inc., one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers, earned an estimated $55 million of profits in Florida between 2008 and 2013 --...
  • Commentary: E-Cig, Vaping Bans Keep People Smoking, Preserving Vital Government Revenue Stream

    11/10/2019 3:22:40 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 13 replies
    Heartland ^ | 8 November 2019 | Linda Stroud
    Some states have turned future tobacco settlement payments into cash by issuing securities. Being privy to the legislative process, I was appalled by the dismissive attitude U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) showed recently to a witness testifying on so-called “vaping-related” hospitalizations. Vicki McKenna, a beloved radio talk show host from Wisconsin, testified before the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy of the Oversight and Reform Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives in mid-September. McKenna testified electronic cigarettes helped her “quit smoking after 23 years.” Tlaib, who hails from Detroit, displayed conceit and disdain during the testimony. Her attack wasn’t...
  • Relying on Petty Fines To Fund City Government Can Have Serious Consequences

    10/29/2019 12:17:26 PM PDT · by cann · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | 10.25.2019 3:55 PM | BRIAN DOHERTY
    Burdening the poor with vexatious fines—which potentially lead, if people are unable to pay their fines, to imprisonment—is bad for society. A new study from the Institute for Justice, "The Price of Taxation by Citation," demonstrates the serious consequences not just for unfortunate citizens who have harmed no one, but for civic peace in general. The study focuses on three Georgia cities that derive 14 to 25 percent of their revenue from such fines and fees: Morrow, Riverdale, and Clarkston. (The average for the state is more like 3 percent.) "The cities have their own courts to process citations, and...

    10/15/2019 12:41:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | 10/15/2019 | Austin Berg, Ben Szalinski, Tivas Gupta
    Illinois local governments generated more than $1 billion in red-light camera revenue from 2008 to 2018.. Each red-light camera ticket in Illinois costs drivers up to $100.. Chicago has long been a poster child for red-light camera abuse. The city is home to the nation’s highest count of red-light cameras, a former high-ranking transportation official serving jail time for taking bribes from a red-light camera company, and a pricey settlement for drivers who a judge ruled did not receive proper notifications in the ticketing process. ... smaller local governments outside the city have installed almost as many red-light cameras as...
  • Pennsylvania car registration stickers could make a comeback

    08/15/2019 9:30:27 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 37 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:54 a.m. | Megan guza
    A Pennsylvania state legislator wants to revive the registration sticker two years after it was discarded as a cost-saving measure. A bill before the House Transportation Committee would not only bring back the tiny sticker, but tie it to state vehicle inspections as well, according to the proposed legislation introduced by Berks County Republican Rep. Barry Jozwiak. The Department of Transportation stopped issuing the stickers in 2017, a product of legislation passed years earlier. The move was projected to save more than $3 million. Jozwiak said Tuesday at a committee hearing that the loss of the stickers has given police...
  • Over 1,000 Google employees sign petition to use market dominance to starve Breitbart of ad revenue

    07/11/2019 7:27:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/10/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Google has a knife that it holds over the jugular vein of all internet publications that depend on advertising revenue.  It holds a dominant position in the digital advertising market and could, by denying ad revenue to any digital publication it targets, drive that voice out of business. Now, according to information from Project Veritas, a very large number of Google employees are demanding that Google drive out of business.  Alana Mastrangelo reports at Breitbart: An internal Google petition "to end Google's business with Breitbart" was recently leaked to Project Veritas. The petition — which over 1,000 Google employees have signed...
  • Equal Pay For Women’s Soccer Will Require Equal Revenue; Don't Be Afraid of the Maths

    07/09/2019 7:59:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Before getting to the topic at hand, allow me to join the rest of the chorus in congratulating the USA women’s soccer team on winning the world cup. I neither know nor care enough about the sport of soccer (for either gender) to comment on the performance, but I’m assured it was masterful. Also, I’m always ready to cheer for a U.S. team kicking the butts of any other nation’s teams in any sport. Well done, ladies.Unfortunately, the celebrations were immediately embroiled in political disputes, and I’m not talking about the widely publicized spat between the President and one...
  • 83 Percent of the Deficit Could Be Eliminated With This One Simple Trick

    05/28/2019 7:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/28//2019 | Dustin Siggins
    Each year, millions of Americans pay their taxes. We suffer through the nightmare of unfathomable IRS forms, spend tens of billions of dollars on tax experts so the IRS won’t audit us … and yet watch as other people slip through the cracks.Those cracks are pretty large. The IRS has concluded that approximately 16.3 percent of taxes simply don’t get paid. This was the case in 2001, 2006, and 2008-2010.In 2018, this meant that almost $643 billion in federal taxes simply went unpaid, based upon the $3.3 trillion pulled into federal coffers– what the IRS and Government Accountability Office...
  • Taxifornia barely made budget in February, as personal income tax falls short

    03/12/2019 7:25:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/12/2019 | Chriss Street
    California barely made budget in February after two months of big deficits, but personal income tax collections fell short by another $137 million. When Gov. Gavin Newsom was inaugurated in the morning of January 9, he proposed a record $144.2-billion spending plan for California's 2019–2020 budget.  Having campaigned as a social justice warrior, Newsom trumpeted plans to spend another $5.2 billion for "Cradle-to-Career" education, $1 billion more for earned income tax credits for the poor, and $100 million for the caravans of Central Americans refugees supposedly fleeing violence. But later in the day, the state controller revealed that California tax collection missed...
  • Gov. Cuomo Blaming Trump for New York Tax Revenue Decrease – Hopefully, Probably Laughable

    02/09/2019 7:11:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/09/2019 | Hank Adler
    Governor Cuomo blamed President Trump and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for a decrease of $2.3 billion in New York State tax revenues in December and January. He indicated that the revenue reduction was the result of the new federal tax law. He believes an unprecedented number of New York residents permanently moved from New York to Florida during 2018 because New York State taxes are essentially no longer deductible on federal income tax returns of wealthy taxpayers. Just a wild guess, but a loss of 11% in the Dow Industrial Average during the fourth quarter of 2018 might...
  • As revenue drops, concern about the proposed state budget rises (Wealthy NYers leaving)

    02/04/2019 7:32:31 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 69 replies ^ | 2/4/2019 | Michael Gormley
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a dramatic drop in state income tax revenue of $2.8 billion, which he says will prompt him to revise his 2019-20 budget and reconsider spending on schools, health care and repairs to roads and bridges. Cuomo, a Democrat, blamed the shortfall on a federal tax plan backed by Republican President Donald Trump. Cuomo said the law's cap on deductions for state and local taxes at $10,000 was to blame and suggested it is, anecdotally, triggering high-earners to leave New York. “At this point there is no doubt that the budget we...
  • State budget planners will count on phantom revenue streams this year

    01/12/2019 5:53:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/19 | Andrew Wilford, opinion contributor
    State budget planners around the country thought they would be getting a Christmas bonus six months early in 2018. When the Supreme Court ruled in South Dakota versus Wayfair that online retailers with significant sales within a state were fair game for sales tax liability, states scrambled to take advantage. Legislators quickly built rosy revenue projections from online sales taxes into their budgets, and they adjusted their planned spending accordingly. The only problem? Those revenue projections are likely too rosy, and now some states are in danger of being left in the red. Minnesota is one of the states learning...
  • The Wall: The Gift that Could Keep on Giving

    01/10/2019 6:15:31 PM PST · by huckfillary · 21 replies
    The Artful Dilettante ^ | January 10, 2019 | Artful Dilettante
    Today, on my favorite blog, I happened upon one of the most innovative Wall funding ideas ever---the Wall as ad space. The U.S.-Mexican border is 1,954 miles long. This translates into 9,261,120 feet. Which translates into 185,222 50-feet sections. At $100,000 a year per 50-feet section, our country would net over $18.5 billion dollars annually, more than enough to pay for the Wall. Nearly every sports venue in our country, and elsewhere, earns income by selling wall space. The money could be split between the federal and state governments and used to defray the costs of supporting illegal immigrants....
  • Current U.S. Federal Government Tax Revenue

    09/11/2018 5:36:41 AM PDT · by central_va · 63 replies
    The U.S. government's total revenue is estimated to be $3.422 trillion for Fiscal Year 2019. That's the most recent forecast from the Office of Management and Budget for October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019.
  • NFL TV Networks: Possible Lower CPMs In Early Season Games (advertisers fear Trump tweets)

    09/04/2018 12:34:09 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Media Post ^ | Sept 4, 2018 | Wayne Friedman
    The ongoing national anthem controversy -- and NFL players potential continuing protests -- might influence TV networks ad pricing in the early part of the season. Jeff Greenfield, COO C3 Metrics, a media measurement company, said in an email: "NFL CPMs [cost per thousand viewer prices] will likely drop in the first quarter of "Sunday Night Football" and "Monday Night Football" because large advertisers want to avoid controversy on those high-profile nights at all costs as [President] Trump will likely beat his twitter drum.” He added: “[This] will free up the inventory surrounding the national anthem, causing CPMs to drop...
  • MoPac toll lanes meeting traffic estimates, exceeding revenue hopes

    06/19/2018 11:09:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | June 6, 2018 | Ben Wear
    Use of the MoPac toll lanes has been steadily growing in the seven months since the lanes opened throughout their entire 11-mile lengths, but it is falling slightly short of a first-year estimate made before construction began. Revenue from the added lanes on each side of North MoPac Boulevard, due to variable toll rates that on average have been higher than expected, has at least met expectations this spring and could exceed them when the agency begins in earnest to pursue unpaid tolls. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see the numbers bump up a bit” as collections efforts step up,...
  • California has billions in extra money. Why don't taxpayers get a refund?

    06/13/2018 6:26:07 AM PDT · by Mariner · 36 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 13th, 2018 | By Adam Ashton
    California state government has so much money this year that it’s opening two new savings accounts so it can keep socking away even more cash for the rainy day that Gov. Jerry Brown says is just over the horizon. That tactic — setting a course to pile up $16 billion in savings over the next 12 months — should reassure taxpayers that cuts to government services won’t be as severe as they were a decade ago when the state’s economy plummeted into the Great Recession. But the money is inviting a different kind ofpolitical problem for majority Democrats. It could...
  • $3 billion payoff: 101 utilities 'cut rates', credit GOP tax cuts.....

    06/07/2018 9:43:27 AM PDT · by caww · 4 replies
    .washingtonexaminer. ^ | 6/7/2018 | Paul Bedard
    The number of electric, gas and water utilities cutting customer charges due to the recently passed Republican tax cuts has passed 100, and the total savings is about $3 billion. According to Americans for Tax Reform, the number has reached 101 with most utilities either cutting bills or not passing on the costs of expanding their operations. “When Democrats threaten to raise taxes if they get back into power they are threatening to raise your utility bill -- month after month,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. The general total for the cuts is over $2.8 billion....