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Tax Reform, Part 2: In the Village

Posted: July 25, 2013 at 11:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Hay mas mal en el aldehuela que se sueña. —Cervantes, ‘Don Quixote’ A significant tax reform initiative—the largest such overhaul in a quarter-century, in fact—is currently being explored by members of Congress. If you haven’t heard of it yet, don’t feel bad—it is not something to which the media have paid much attention. The fact […]

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Adult Supervision Comes to Detroit via Kevyn Orr, Emergency Manager

Posted: July 23, 2013 at 10:15 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

All the July 21 Sunday talk shows featured something about the Detroit bankruptcy filing.  Seven minutes of excerpts from two of those shows appear in the video below. First, NBC’s Meet the Press roundtable provided a clear example of how the Left instinctively views a crisis like Detroit’s.  Namely, says former Democrat Governor Jennifer Granholm:  […]

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Solar City: Made in China

Posted: July 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Made in the U.S.A. China Is there anyplace in the world where solar power exists without subsidies? Short answer:  No. While it may seem like the U.S. should be a leader in solar energy after spending so much taxpayer money to get there, in reality the market for solar technology is global.  Countries like China […]

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Tax Reform, Part 1: Introduction

Posted: July 12, 2013 at 10:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Is the tax reform plan of Baucus, Camp, and Hatch REALLY a ‘blank slate’? If you are an observer of current events, you may by now have heard of an effort underway to reform the tax code. Congress is abuzz with negotiations. The media and citizenry at large look on, speculating as to what they […]

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Saucedo Mercer, McSally will challenge Grijalva, Barber

Posted: July 6, 2013 at 6:00 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

The electoral field in Arizona for 2014 is starting to take shape. From the Arizona Daily Star: District 2 On Monday, Republican Martha McSally filed paperwork to make her candidacy official, but a quarterly campaign-finance report shows she’s been fundraising all year. This will be her third run for a House seat. The retired Air […]

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Judge Jeanine Pirro Talks Justice for the American Taxpayer

Posted: June 30, 2013 at 5:45 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Here’s another sharp-tongued “Opening Statement” from Judge Jeanine Pirro, June 29, 2013. This one is about the double standard at the IRS where they run roughshod over First and Fourth Amendments for citizens & taxpayers but where IRS big bosses are quick to invoke 5th-Amendment protection for their own miserable carcasses.  As shown in the […]

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House Hearing: The IRS IS Broken

Posted: June 29, 2013 at 4:45 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

ICYMI . . . Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) Hearing on the Status of Internal Revenue Service’s Review of Taxpayer Targeting Practices  June 27, 2013 (Remarks as Prepared) It has been six weeks since the IRS first revealed that they were purposefully targeting conservative-leaning organizations.   This week, additional IRS documents revealed that the term “progressive,” along […]

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Oh SNAP! White House Threatens to Veto House Farm Bill

Posted: June 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Oh SNAP!   The White House is threatening to veto the House version of the farm bill, citing its 3 percent cut to food stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP).  But consider this: The cost of the program has doubled in the last five years, costing $80 billion last year, and a record 47.8 […]

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Debt-Flicks: The Carney Shuffle

Posted: June 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Debt-Flicks: The Carney Shuffle Earlier this week White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president has made an “efficient and effective” government a “cornerstone” of his administration and that they take their role as “stewards of the taxpayer dollar very seriously.”  But to cut the wasteful spending, you gotta move your muscle.  There’s […]

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