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Heartland Daily Podcast – Erick Elder: Is Your State Preparing for the Next Economic Recession?

Posted: January 20, 2016 at 10:30 am   /   Politics

In today’s episode of The Heartland Daily Podcast, managing editor Jesse Hathaway talks with University of Arkansas-Little Rock economics professor Erick Elder about a new study, published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, about how well state lawmakers are preparing for the next economic recession. States’ rainy-day funds, Elder explains, are used by lawmakers […]

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Is the FAIR Tax the Most Moral Form of Taxation?

Posted: September 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

In matters of taxation, there are, or ought to be, two questions: What tax will produce the best results? (That is, what tax will help generate the highest revenue and best economic growth with the least negative impact on individuals and businesses?) What tax is most moral? (That is, what tax is least violative of […]

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The Anchor Baby Tale is one Big Myth

Posted: August 25, 2015 at 10:40 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Lately the media has made a huge issue of immigration, especially illegal immigration and the whole Anchor Baby issue. This is only because Donald Trump has opened his big mouth numerous times on the subject and forced the other Republican Candidates for President to react and comment.  Often with the same fiery, hard line positions […]

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How Should Governments Deal With Debt?

Posted: August 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

The answer is, in the end, quite simple . . .

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Doing Something About Our Nightmarish Tax Code

Posted: April 21, 2015 at 4:22 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

While Tax Day has come and gone, our broken tax code is here to stay.   As millions of Americans sat down and filed their taxes this week, they were reminded of how confusing, complex, and unfair the U.S. tax code is for hardworking families and small businesses.   You don’t have to be a tax accountant […]

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Newsflash, Obama: The Rich Are Paying MORE Than Their Fair Share

Posted: November 25, 2014 at 12:05 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

The class warfare arguments from the political left have been going on since they used them to justify liberating tens of thousands of people’s heads from their bodies during the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution. (Mais naturellement—on ne fait pas d’omelet sans casser des oeufs!) Like a dentist’s drill running next to your head at […]

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Rep. Gosar: Our Tax System Is Completely Broken

Posted: April 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement in regard to Tax Day: “Our tax system is completely broken; the tax code is too complex and the tax burden is too high, which not only destroys jobs and slows economic growth but also impedes the ability of families and businesses […]

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Top Ten Worst Tax Offenses by Democrat Candidates for Senate

Posted: April 15, 2014 at 11:55 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Every Day Is Tax Day When You’re A Democrat By Bill Murphy If you are a Democrat, you are probably already celebrating Tax Day. It’s a day that liberals in Washington have circled on their calendar. For the rest of us, today feels more a root canal than a holiday.Every year, on April 15th, Democrats […]

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