Want To Abolish The Internal Revenue Service? See H.R. 25

Want To Abolish The Internal Revenue Service? See H.R. 25 By Catherine J. Frompovich For years everyone has been talking about getting rid of the Internal Revenue Service, which most folks think is next to impossible.  Well, think no more.  On January 3, 2019, twenty-six (26) members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced H.R. 25,which is as long as a roll of wallpaper, that I don’t have the time to read. However, for those interested in that topic and getting their members of Congress to cosign on to it,…

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Why Ireland May Soon Have to Say Goodbye to the Low Tax Rates That Made the Nation Rich

Why Ireland May Soon Have to Say Goodbye to the Low Tax Rates That Made the Nation Rich By John Phelan In 1988, The Economist magazine ran an article on Ireland titled “The poorest of the rich.” The title was well-deserved. That year, Irish per capita GDP was just 70 percent of the figure for the United Kingdom and 52 percent that of the United States. The unemployment rate was 16.2 percent compared to 8.5 percent in Britain and 5.5 percent in the United States. Irish government debt amounted to 85 percent…

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Audit Finds Government Spent $14 Million in Taxpayer Funds—to Hire 2 Border Patrol Agents (So Far)

Audit Finds Government Spent $14 Million in Taxpayer Funds—to Hire 2 Border Patrol Agents (So Far) By Daniel J. Mitchell What’s the most inefficient and wasteful part of the federal government? It’s impossible to answer that question without greater detail. Are we supposed to identify the worst cabinet-level department? If that’s the case, then bureaucracies such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development or the Department of Education would be high on the list. Or are we supposed to identify the most counter-productive activity of Washington? If that’s the case, then agriculture subsidies, job training programs, or subsidies for…

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The Conceit Behind California’s Bad Idea to Tax Text Messages

The Conceit Behind California’s Bad Idea to Tax Text Messages By Carey Wedler California routinely makes national headlines for its big government policies. This week is no different, as bureaucrats move to impose a texting tax on state residents in the name of providing mobile services to the poor. In a November proposal by the California Public Utilities Commission, Commissioner Carla J. Peterman laid out the “proposed decision” exploring the potential effectiveness of the tax. According to that 52-page report, California’s budget continues to increase even as tax revenues fall:…

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Are The YELLOW VEST Protests Coming To CANADA? (With G. Edward Griffin)

Are The YELLOW VEST Protests Coming To CANADA? (With G. Edward Griffin) By Press For Truth The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau is planning to dramatically increase taxes on carbon emissions to combat climate change…he plans to set a national price on carbon emissions of $7.5 a ton rising to $37.50 by 2022! Similar tax hikes have caused massive upheaval in France where protesters are putting on yellow vests in solidarity and they’re hitting the streets. In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth speaks with G. Edward…

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Chicago’s New PlayStation Tax Shows How Greedy Politicians Can Be

Chicago’s New PlayStation Tax Shows How Greedy Politicians Can Be By Brittany Hunter “If it moves, tax it.” That’s government’s eternal motto, as Ronald Reagan quipped. To this, the city government of Chicago has added, “If it amuses, tax it.” A few weeks ago, PlayStation 4 users in Chicago were shocked when they turned on their consoles and saw a message from Sony. The message informed users that as of November 14, 2018, they would be required to pay a 9 percent “amusement tax” for PlayStation subscriptions such as PlayStation…

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The Conundrum Of The 2018 Midterm Elections: Free-bee Healthcare For Anchor Babies, Birth Tourism & Pregnancy Surrogacy, Voters Ignore

The Conundrum Of The 2018 Midterm Elections: Free-bee Healthcare For Anchor Babies, Birth Tourism & Pregnancy Surrogacy, Voters Ignore Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich “In summary, anchor babies, birth tourism and surrogacy are pushing the envelope of what are the rights of citizenship in North America,” [1] so says Canadian and U.S. immigration lawyer, Andy J. Semotiuk. Why should that comment be of particular, fiscal and mid-term U.S. elections concerns?  The primary reasons are social, moral and legal issues, which should be front and center in the 2018 midterm elections,…

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The 10 States with the Best Tax Systems (and the 10 Worst)

The 10 States with the Best Tax Systems (and the 10 Worst) By Daniel J. Mitchell Yesterday, I wrote about the newest edition of Economic Freedom of the World, which is my favorite annual publication. Not far behind is the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index, which is sort of the domestic version of their equally fascinating (to a wonk) International Tax Competitiveness Index. Tax Rates Matter And what can we learn from this year’s review of state tax policy? Plenty: [T]he specifics of a state’s tax structure matter greatly. The measure of total taxes paid…

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Drones Unleashed to Find Tax Evaders as Greece Sets Disturbing Precedent

Drones Unleashed to Find Tax Evaders as Greece Sets Disturbing Precedent By Nicholas West Anyone who is looking to understand exactly what the term “mission creep” means and why privacy advocates warn of its negative impact, here is another case study. Greece is apparently battling a “black economy” in one of its most popular tourist attractions: the island of Santorini. According to tax authorities, the area has become a hotbed of tax evasion, primarily by day trip organizers who are not properly recording their income. As reported by Yahoo News,…

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Let’s All Move to Taxlandia! – #PropagandaWatch

Let’s All Move to Taxlandia! – #PropagandaWatch By corbettreport So how much taxation is too much? And how much is too little? And how much is juuuuuust right? Don’t worry if you don’t know, the European Union is here to educate you (and your children) on the right answer to these questions with their latest propaganda indoctrination “game,” Taxlandia! Happy gaming!  Subscribe Alternative News & Independent Views

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