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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What the Internet Sales Tax Is All About

What the Internet Sales Tax Is All About By John Tamny Just curious, but if a Washington, D.C. resident buys a pack of cigarettes in Arlington, VA, should this person pay a sales tax to the District of Columbia? Figure that cigarettes cost roughly $5.25/pack in Virginia versus $7.99 in D.C. Arlington retailers have a significant tax advantage over merchants in the District, so to “level the playing field” shouldn’t D.C. residents hand over the difference in taxes? The tax will ensure that Washington residents don’t cross the bridge in…

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Taxpayers to Be Held Liable After Cops Mistake Vitamins for Opioids and Jail Innocent Mom for Months

Taxpayers to Be Held Liable After Cops Mistake Vitamins for Opioids and Jail Innocent Mom for Months By Matt Agorist Tampa, FL — Rebecca Shaw, a mother of four who has never been in trouble with the law before, ended up spending five months in jail because a field drug test falsely identified her vitamins as opioids. Now, this innocent mom is making sure no one else suffers the same injustice. Three years ago, Rebecca’s car ran out of gas and she was stranded on the side of the road.…

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Greedy Lawmakers Now Pushing Tax on Most Basic Human Necessity—Tap Water

Greedy Lawmakers Now Pushing Tax on Most Basic Human Necessity—Tap Water By Rachel Blevins As residents in New Jersey prepare to pay for the latest budget increase passed by their state legislature—which will cost a whopping $37.4 billion—one state lawmaker is openly proposing a tax on one of the most basic resources that every individual uses on a daily basis: tap water. Democratic State Senator Bob Smith is pushing for the tax, which he refers to as a “user fee” that will be forced upon residents based on how much…

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IRS to Revoke 362,000 Passports From US Citizens

IRS to Revoke 362,000 Passports From US Citizens By Simon Black, Sovereign Man About two and a half years ago, I told you about a particularly nasty piece of legislation that President Obama quietly signed into law towards the end of his administration. They called it the “FAST Act”, which stood for Fixing America’s Surface Transportation. Yet despite $300 billion earmarked for infrastructure repairs, they didn’t manage to fix very much of America’s surface transportation. The legislation did, however, have two major effects: 1) The FAST Act authorized the US government to…

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U.S. Supreme Court Silently Passes Law — Internet Tax Collection — Will Kill Small Businesses

U.S. Supreme Court Silently Passes Law — Internet Tax Collection — Will Kill Small Businesses By Aaron Kesel U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to drain the swamp in Washington, DC and claims to be for the people, so much so that he just encouraged imposing yet another tax on American citizens’ backs which will result in raising corporate retail prices online. A new Internet collection tax will allow states to collect — (steal, rob, plunder) [taxation is theft] you get the point — from any retailer across the U.S.…

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