Jeb Bush tells it like it was

Republican Jeb Bush, looking for more ways to draw a contrast with his older brother, criticized former President George W. Bush on Thursday for permitting too much federal government spending. ... "Sure, I think that in Washington during my...

A reason for the top 40% to make their own retirement plans

And people making less will be left holding the bag as they are provided with no Social Security fund that was deducted from their payroll in advance. but will receive vouchers that won't support them as government taxes will be too low to pay in full...

The Myth of Export Taxes

"Total South Carolina Exports     $29,704,000,000    % Share of U.S. Total                      1.8 "  http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/state/data/sc.html Total Louisiana Exports              $65,085,000,000 % Share of U.S....

The Myth of the NY tax burden

The favorite saw of liberals is how NY pays for the benefits of other states with it's massive tax burden. That federal tax burden comes from NYC being the financial hub of the US & nuch of the world. The taxes paid there aren't on stuff made...

What states might learn about welfare

The states that pay the lowest amounts per month are keeping their poor in poverty: "46. Louisiana $240 47. Alabama $215 48. Arkansas $204 49. Tennessee $185 50. Mississippi $170" The states that are paying their poor the most are...

A Libertarian Centrist View

When it comes to social services & many other federal programs, the federal government should not take money out of the states that simply has to be returned to the states. That's inefficient, some states need more help than they can afford to...

Questions for wingnuts to consider

and for the press to answer: . There are 4 million children on individual state welfare. Should the states pay for the welfare of those children without federal subsidies or should the federal government not send subsidies to states for...

After declaring yourself a nutcase, how do you center?

"The freshman Republican senator from Texas has none of the moderate tendencies that financiers often prefer in presidential candidates. Cruz relishes his image as an anti-establishment figure and boasts of his aversion to compromise. He has vowed to...

Republicans trying to lose voters again

Playing doctor and practicing medicine without a license, in defiance of the Constitution is supposed to garner votes amongst 'the base." . 'The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, authored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), bans abortions...

Republicans want to lose money on medical care

The idea is that somehow, getting rid of Obamacare will stop health insurers from raising health care premiums 9% a year as they did in the two decades before the ACA. It is also supposed to magically reduce emergency room visits by the poor by...

Tax reforms 2016

Behind the no-info media coverage are discussions over taxation: . "Tax Reform. Both the President and Congressional Republicans have been fairly tight-lipped about specifics of tax reform but both sides have indicated a willingness to engage in...