Econ/Tax/Spend/Big Govt

The Fallacy of Redistribution

By John Biver

From Thomas Sowell: The recently discovered tape on which Barack Obama said back in 1998 that he believes in redistribution is not really news. He said the same thing to Joe the Plumber four…

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The 47% Shouldn’t Be Brushed Off

By John Biver

A terrific and important article from John Sullivan: Mitt Romney has been right about almost everything in his life, but he is wrong when he says that the 47% of people who did not…

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Pension woes backdrop to Chicago teachers’ strike

By John Biver

Here’s an excerpt from Steve Malanga’s Manhattan Institute look at what can only be called theft. The teachers were over-promised over-priced pensions taxpayers cannot afford and should never pay: Chicago Teachers Union representatives said…

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Real Unemployment at 19%

By John Biver

From Brietbart.com: Beneath the surface of Friday’s jobs report lies the reality of just how disastrous the Obama economy truly is. Consider the following 11 economic facts: 1. When you include the underutilized labor…

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The QE debate and Central Bankers

By John Biver

Two fascinating articles: The QE Debate There is an ongoing three way debate between those who believe the Fed should do more to strengthen the recovery, those who believe that the recovery is strong…

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Total State Debt over $4 Trillion

By John Biver

Here’s a nice reminder that the Republican Party’s failure isn’t just at the federal level: Individual state debt continues to be a problem. State Budget Solutions calculated the debt owed by each state. The…

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$16,000,000,000,000

By John Biver

The national debt hitting $16 trillion on the very day the Democratic National Convention began is far better than last week’s threat of a hurricane hitting the host city of the Republican National Convention…

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Union Money in Elections

By John Biver

From the Heritage Foundation: This election year, millions of Americans will donate to the political candidates and initiatives of their choice at the local, state, and federal levels. But for unionized workers, union dues…

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The U.S. Tax System: Who Really Pays?

By John Biver

This stat always amazes me. Here is a NCPA summary of a recent Manhattan Institute article: It is a common misconception in the United States that the tax code needs to be changed so…

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