By Ron Paul
Many Americans who have wrestled with a 1040 form, or who have paid someone to prepare their taxes, no doubt cheered the news that Congress will soon resume working on tax reform. However taxpayers should temper their enthusiasm because, even in the unlikely event tax collection is simplified, tax reform will not reduce the American people’s tax burden.
Congressional leadership’s one nonnegotiable requirement of any tax reform is “revenue neutrality.” So any tax reform plan that has any chance of even being considered,
“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.”
Inflation is a stealth tax.
Pay attention hipsters, the day of reckoning may be upon you! (That is if you are still wearing a beard at this point.)
I will say that if they try to tax beards in the States I will grow mine back.
We like “green” energy. The water in my childhood home in the 80s was heated by solar panels. We like wind, and the rest. But we like it within the market.
Green energy can exist within the market despite what many people believe. In a world of 6 billion people and growing there is absolutely a market for cleaner energy sources. In many parts of the world solar particularly makes sense on micro levels. Lives can be made better with solar.
If you are an employer with over 500 employees in Connecticut and you hire someone for less than $15/hr you must now pay a tax of one dollar for each hour your employee works.
It’s a shakedown from the state wrapped in the banner of “wage justice.” It’s a revenue stream for government and another barrier to employment for low skilled workers.
Just another reason people and business continue to leave the Northeast.
I do a version of this.
Net neutrality as the president defines it is Net control.
I can’t argue with Will on this. We should be ashamed of ourselves. We have allowed profligate spending. We borrow to pay our current bills. We elect people who year after year expand government and who pass laws which reduce our liberty and fundamentally our very humanity. It is we who have allowed this to happen.
It is interesting to me how wedded some people are to the idea that Obamacare is not a crony capitalist disaster. I understand why. It is the president’s signature piece of legislation. It has long been the dream of many in this country to implement nationalized healthcare. To acknowledge that what at first appeared to be an important political victory is likely anything but, is a hard pill to swallow.
If Obamacare fails it also means that Obama fails historically,
Stuck inside of New York with the Florida Blues Again
How’d you like to pay 94% of your income to the federal government? I don’t care how rich one is. That is criminal. (Even if no one really paid 94%.)