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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61% Support middle class tax cuts (Cut and cut deeeep)

The question is, who are the 39% that are opposed?

Taxes are too high and must come down. (And don’t give me any of that relativistic stuff about Europe or 1950s America when NO ONE paid the actual rate.) We didn’t even have an income tax until 100 years ago and we can live without one again if we so wanted. And more and more people so want.

The state is much too large. It must be shrunk.

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George Soros’ Son Has Been Day Drinking With Democratic Leadership

Day drinking is widely done on Capitol Hill and Dems love George Soros. (His money anyway.) So, with George Sr. a little long in the tooth for afternoon scotch (maybe?) one shouldn’t be surprised that Jr. is picking up the afternoon fog shift.

Soros (both) is bad news and that Schumer (see the pic in the attached article) is getting hammered with the heir to the shadowy empire certainly bodes well for the country. Hooray. 

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Ron Paul – The Drug War: Will the Trump Administration OD on Authoritarianism?

By Ron Paul

Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors in drug cases to seek the maximum penalty authorized by federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Sessions’ order represents a setback to the progress made toward restoring compassion and common sense to the sentencing process over the past few years. Sessions’ action also guarantees that many nonviolent drug law offenders will continue spending more time in prison than murderers.

Sessions’ support for mandatory minimums is no surprise,

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The Cannabis Caucus in Congress as seen by VICE (GOP and Dem)

The article comes from VICE with all the necessary virtue signalling about evil Republicans and so on but it is still interesting.

The Cannabis Caucus should expand. Frankly, every member of The Freedom Caucus should also be a member if they indeed stand for freedom, which it appears that they largely do.

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Pope warns of “invasion” of libertarianism (This is not a joke.)

I grew up Catholic. I seriously considered the priesthood. (I liked girls too much.) I have deep respect for the faith. It influenced me profoundly. But for the Pope to come out and warn that libertarianism is something to be concerned with in a world which is completely defined by predatory statism is frankly asinine.

I am Catholic no longer but I remain a Christian. And I am a libertarian. How Pope Francis can say that a philosophy based on non-aggression is cause for concern is troubling.

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