taxes

Rich People Who Want Higher Taxes Should Pay More

Doug Bandow, The American Spectator

There’s nothing wrong with someone believing he or she should pay more to the feds. Any fool can see that Washington is underfunded, politicians have used past tax revenue productively and efficiently, more should be spent to protect, coddle, and reassure America’s rich allies, ever-increasing middle class welfare is essential, and Washington’s special interests are the widows and orphans of our time. But if Congress continues to resist the idea of a tax hike, Patriotic Millionaires should act on their own and just pay more.

Don’t expect Democrats’ new taxes to stop with the wealthy

Betsy McCaughey, New York Post

Dems’ tax schemes are more about punishing the “rich” than helping the poor. The Dems’ share-the-wealth schemes will end up fleecing millions more people, not just what socialist Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez misleadingly calls the “tippy-tops.” A wealth tax is a lot more intrusive than submitting a W-2, by the way. Warren’s plan calls for more IRS agents and more audits. Agents will have to value your home, your cars, furniture and jewelry every year. Yikes. Fair warning to hard-working, successful people.

'Medicare-for-All' Would Take Most of Your Paycheck

Betsy McCaughey, New York Post

Democrats have to decide whether they're the party of capitalism or confiscation. Some Dems are pledging to soak the rich and others are catering to them. Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey of New York is pushing to restore full tax deductibility of state and local taxes, benefitting her well-heeled constituents. In the midterms, Democrats swept the 10 richest congressional districts in the nation. It's becoming the party of the ultra-rich and the very poor. "Medicare-for-all" offers nothing for the vast middle -- the working people.

Mandatory Pay To Not Do Imaginary Government Work

The partial government shutdown has highlighted that we have a border crisis and a spending and debt crisis that are the creation of politicians of both parties in Congress who are living in imaginary worlds where neither a spending crisis, nor a border crisis exist.

Republican House Increased Debt $7.9 Trillion in 8 Years

Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News

At the close of business on Jan. 4, 2011, the day before the Republicans took control of the House, the debt was $14,014,049,043,294.41, according to the Treasury. On Jan. 3, 2019, the last day before the Republicans turned control of the House back to the Democrats, the debt closed at $21,929,258,046,653.58. So, under the Republican House majorities in four Congresses, the debt climbed $7,915,209,003,359.17. The federal debt did not climb by nearly a trillion dollars a year under a Republican-controlled House because the government did not tax enough, it spent too much.

California's liberal leprechauns scheme again

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

California liberal leadership is known for being experts at figuring out how to hide taxes, fees and penalties to fund their bad ideas. Democrats don’t usually have success with their machinations, but they are experts at delivering failed schemes. Regular, hard-working Californians get stuck with higher taxes to “cover the state’s transportation needs” after years of the state wasting billions of dollars on a bullet train debacle that many expect the new governor to kill. It’s not just failed schemes the Democrats are geniuses at, it’s the ability to make other people pay for their incompetence.

Vive La French Revolution 2.0 – And Our Own!

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Our elite needs to back down instead of doubling down, but with leaders as unwise and malignant as Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit, is that realistic? Do you think any of our alleged superiors truly understand that Normals are not just going to give up participating in their own governance? If our elite betters actually got out of their kale-loving coastal enclaves once in a while, they might realize that. But our stupid elite is so intent on retaining its own power, like France’s elite is, that it will make disruption inevitable.

Democrats, Taxes and Freedom

William Murchison, Real Clear Politics

One of our two major parties can be understood as apathetic, if not hostile, to the idea of life lived outside government scrutiny. Pelosi's party has ceased to trust the same people whose votes the party craves and seeks. A fine irony! And not a pretty one if you have the mildest hopes for liberty as it was once regarded, a commitment larger than any political party -- to say nothing of a party leader with a tongue like a cat o' nine tails.

30,417,609 Paid $0 Income Taxes, Got $89.6 Billion Back

Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News

The bottom line: The federal government is financially dependent on income tax-paying married couples who jointly file their tax returns, and it has made 30,417,609 filers who pay no income taxes dependent on government by handing them $89,614,669,000 in a single year. History should apply this test to the Republican tax plan: Did it decrease both the burden on the former and the dependency of the latter?

Japan’s ‘Lost Generation’ of Economic Growth: Blame High Taxes

John Fund, National Review

The key to revitalizing the American economy and creating good jobs is to pass tax reform this year. It will be no panacea, but the absence of real structural changes in our tax code for the past 30 years has clearly set us back. Now is the time to seize the opportunity for change. If we flub it, we could face a Japanese-style sluggish economy that could sap our innovative spirit and also create social tensions.

Who Pays What in Taxes?

Walter E. Williams, CNS News

Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let's look at who pays what, with an eye toward attempting to answer this question: Are the rich paying their fair share?

When insurance becomes a method of taxation

Daniel Oliver, Washington Times

People should be free to buy whatever health insurance they want, whether low deductible or catastrophic. Poor people can be subsidized as necessary, but not to the extent of making them better off than the people who pay the taxes that subsidize them. The inevitable free-riders should be dealt with sufficiently harshly to discourage free-riding. The market will work if we let it.

The sickening effect of Obamacare taxes

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Certainly, the extremely negative economic effects of Obamacare's tax hikes have been underreported by the media. Republicans are right to fight for their total repeal, but the left has retaliated that the Republican plan is a tax cut for the wealthy. But Obamacare’s taxes hurt nearly everyone with new tolls on business investment, drug and vaccine production, payrolls, medical devices, hiring and union health insurance plans.

The New Gender Battle: Tampons v. Whiskey

Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator

The efforts to fund new programs on the back of “sin” products are nothing new. It’s not just California that does this, of course. What’s new is the effort to turn the tax code into an endless fight over gender-equity issues. These policies involve real dollars, often hundreds and even thousands of dollars a month in a family’s budget. Of course, the denizens of social justice will vote for all that junk and then announce their battle to save a family 50 cents a month in tampon taxes or a couple bucks in diaper taxes.

Trump Pushed The Reset Button In Last Night's Debate

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Trump met and exceeded most people's expectations by a mile. For those voters who don't like America's direction they saw a person who was a credible alternative to Obama's 3rd term.

Do not allow the Trump audio tape to distract from what is really at stake this year

As Americans, we can object to what Donald Trump said on the now infamous audio tape from 2005 without losing sight of what this year’s election is really all about -- conservative and Republican policies versus liberal Democrat policies.

Joseph Farah: Only Trump Can Save Us From Hillary

Donald Trump truly represents our only hope in stopping Hillary. He is the only person standing between her and the White House. It’s time for all clear-thinking, patriotic, liberty-loving Americans – Republican, independent or Democrat – to rally around him before it’s too late.

Trump and Taxes

Property taxes are public records that could be reported on if one desired. It should be obvious (even without his personal returns) that Trump is the original source of much pubic revenue.  Each Trump property pays significant property taxes.  I would venture that the Trump Tower in New York probably pays more in property taxes than is paid in all types of taxes by most individuals or corporations.

Why Trump's Taxes Won't Hurt Him

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

What happens to America, if the uprisings and rebellions in the two parties—Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in the GOP, the Bernie Sanders revolt in the Democratic Party—are turned back, and we get in 2017 the same old people and same old policies we repudiated in 2015 and 2016?

Trump in Detroit: I want to keep jobs and wealth in America.

Donald Trump’s message is the same kind of reassurance Reagan delivered to entrepreneurs and business builders who look at today’s Clinton-led war on success and job creation and see one of the more depressing chapters of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged playing out in real time.