Tag Archive: taxes

Bill Maher’s Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds

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About a year and a half ago, I wrote a column on this website about comedian Bill Maher. It was in regard to an asinine comment he had recently made about then presidential candidate, Herman Cain. I made my opinion known, and decided afterwards that I wouldn’t bother wasting any more of my time writing…

An Unbalanced President

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President Obama has probably repeated the phrase “balanced approach” when talking about budget and deficit solutions, over 100 times at this point.  If you just listen to him saying that phrase over and over, you probably think that he is interested in raising some taxes, as well as cutting spending to solve our country’s debt problem. …

State of the Union, Why Don’t They Ask?

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The President laid out his agenda in the State of the Union Address, and it was filled with initiatives and statements similar to what he has said before.  It gives the media the opportunity to ask questions that they have neglected in the past.  Statements that were presented as facts also need clarification.  Up until…

The Language of Weasels

Some group or other recently voted on words and terms they would like to see banished in 2013. The top five vote-getters were “trending,” “spoiler alert,” “superfood,” “guru” and, predictably, “fiscal cliff.” I must confess that I had not been overly aware of “guru” in 2012 and had not heard a single reference to “superfood,”…

Capitol Losses

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There are discussions underway in Washington D.C. between Democrats and Republicans to come to a compromise in order to avoid the country going over the so called “fiscal cliff”.  This is the year end arrival of tax increases and spending cuts that many economists think will send the country into recession if it is allowed…

Harry Reid’s Shield of Shamelessness

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It’s not hard to understand why so many people are upset over Harry Reid’s baseless proclamation that Mitt Romney hasn’t paid any taxes over the past ten years. After all, it’s a pretty serious accusation, especially coming from a high-ranking politician like Reid who happens to be the majority leader of the U.S. Senate. If…

Is Obama Actually a Woman?

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In 2008, when Barack Obama was battling Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, everybody was spouting the cliché that no matter who won, this would be a “historic” election campaign. Never before had either a woman or a black been nominated for president by a major political party. Now, suddenly, one or the other…

Is the Fair Tax Fair?

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In this political season there are many ideas being debated to jump start our economy. Reform of the tax system is a high priority with many alternatives competing for attention. The “Fair Tax” is a proposal to replace the existing income tax system in favor of a nationwide sales tax. Advocates tout the efficiency of…