A New Republican Agenda Is Taking Shape—and It Means Tax Increases

The move should ALWAYS be to reduce taxes. On the poor. On the rich. On the middle class. This is a big part of the libertarian/conservative coalition. Reduce the burden of the state. Free up as much of the economy as possible.

It’s the people’s money anyway.

But many Americans don’t see things like this. They talk about people paying their “fair” share. (Who determines what is fair?) About income disparity. Fundamentally there are some who think it’s perfectly legitimate for the government to take a person’s wealth –

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The price tag on universal health care (for California) is in, and it’s bigger than California’s budget

California seems intent on blowing itself up. It’s like it can’t help itself.

I feel for the non Bay Area and LA Californians. The inland part of Cali remains for the most part – sane. It must be tough to see the cities take the state down.

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King County (Seattle) using customer grocery store data to target pet owners, send licensing notices

“Please don’t fine my owner.”

“You see…Vee have noticed that you’ve been buying quite a lot of dog food recently…Now vee can do this the easy vay or the hard vay…Where is the dog? And do you have a license? Please check in with with the local pet commissar immediately.”

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The potential ‘economic catastrophe’ that no one is talking about

David Stockman and the co-Founder of ACC Hunter Lewis have both long talked about this thing that CNBC says “no one” is talking about.

Our debt has ballooned under Obama but we’ve been able to service this debt at ultra-low rates. However rates don’t stay low forever, even and perhaps especially when it feels like they will. When rates move up just a bit the cost of servicing our debt is going to increase big time. That will put significant pressure on the economy.

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