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Fiscal Fights with Friends, Part II: Grading AEI’s Big-Picture Tax and Budget Reform

The American Enterprise Institute has published a comprehensive budgetary plan entitled, “Tax and spending reform for fiscal stability and economic growth.” Authored by Joseph Antos, Andrew G. Biggs, Alex Brill, and Alan D. Viard, all of whom I know and admire, this new document outlines a series of reforms designed to restrain the growth of […]

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Fiscal Fights with Friends, Part I: Responding to Reihan Salam’s Argument against the Flat Tax

In my ultimate fantasy world, Washington wouldn’t need any sort of broad-based tax because we succeeded in shrinking the federal government back to the very limited size and scope envisioned by our Founding Fathers. In my more realistic fantasy world, we might not be able to restore constitutional limits on Washington, but at least we […]

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Instead of Ending Poverty, Big Government Subsidizes Dependency

President Obama recently took part in a poverty panel at Georgetown University. By D.C. standards, it was ideologically balanced since there were three statists against one conservative (I’ve dealt with that kind of “balance” when dealing with the media, as you can see here and here). You won’t be surprised to learn that the President […]

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Amtrak Needs Privatization, not More Handouts and Subsidies

I almost feel sorry for my leftist friends. Whenever there’s a story about a crazed shooter, they invariably speculate that it’s someone affiliated with the Tea Party. So they must be sad when it turns out to be a random nut or in some cases a leftist. Similarly, when the news broke a few days […]

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Another Edition of Great Moments in Government Waste, Malfeasance, and Foolishness

Since I’m an advocate of smaller government, you might imagine I’m perpetually depressed. After all, I work in Washington where I’m vastly outnumbered by people who specialize in looting and mooching. At times, I feel like a missionary in a house of ill repute. But I always look for the silver lining when there’s a […]

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Big Government Is an Anchor on America’s Economy, Undermining Investment and Wage Growth

There’s an old saying that you shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds you. Unfortunately, politicians in Washington don’t follow that advice. Let me explain. All economic theories – even Marxism and socialism – agree that capital formation is a necessary condition for long-run growth and higher wages. The Marxists and the socialists are misguided in […]

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  • CIVIL WAR!!!: Eleven score and six years ago, our Fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation conceived i...
    CIVIL WAR!!!: Eleven score and six years ago, our Fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation conceived i...
    Greenies, you can now hold a funeral for your failed “movement”: Featured image from Biopact.com I was so busy reading about the Baltimore riots, the death of an imp...
    JUDICIAL MISBEHAVIOR: FRIENDS OF THE OLD JUDGE:I HAVE SUBMITTED MY ESSAY TO THE NEW YORK TIMES OP ED, AND AM WITHHOLDING P...
    JUDICIAL MISBEHAVIOR: FRIENDS OF THE OLD JUDGE:I HAVE SUBMITTED MY ESSAY TO THE NEW YORK TIMES OP ED, AND AM WITHHOLDING P...

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  • The Refinery – Amtrak, Game of Thrones, Unions: By Taylor Millard On this episode of #TheRefinery, The Conservative Union’s Leslie & Ryan, The Party Of Choice’s Andy & Cori, and Free Radical Network’s Felicia & JD talk about #Amtrak, Game Of …read more Via::...
    The Liz Harrison Radio Show – Obama and Hillary Got Sucked Into Social Media: By Liz Harrison Rand Paul talked… a lot. Did it matter? Remember that big Iran nuclear weapons deal? We’ll see how that’s going now. Obama was finally “allowed” to get a Twitter account, …read more Via:: The Liz Ha...
    If You Can’t Speak the Truth in Love…: As a Christian, I interact not only with non-Christians who I don't agree with, but often many Christians whose actions get my blood boiling.This may come as a shock to some of you, but I'm not talking about liberal Christians. I'm talking about thos...
    If You Can’t Speak the Truth in Love…: As a Christian, I interact not only with non-Christians who I don't agree with, but often many Christians whose actions get my blood boiling.This may come as a shock to some of you, but I'm not talking about liberal Christians. I'm talking about thos...
    Some (Unwanted) Advice for Ireland: Some of you may not have noticed but Ireland is going to vote tomorrow on ‘Gay Marriage’ That all well and good, I suppose. At least they get to vote on it, as opposed to here, where it is being imposed by non-elected judges with very dub...
    Incredible Bruise Didn’t Stop Incredible Play By J.J. Watt: On Sept. 27, 2014 the Houston Texans played the Buffalo Bills in Houston's Reliant Stadium.  This picture has just come out about this incredible [had to be incredibly painful] bruise J. J. Watt got in the first half of the game.  Play...