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New Year's Resolution: No More Zombie Tax Loopholes
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New Year's Resolution: No More Zombie Tax Loopholes

While tonight is New Year’s Eve for the rest of the country, inside the Beltway over the last few years December 31st has been akin to the Night of the Living Dead. Not because worn out Capitol Hill staff and interns wander the streets in a drunken stupor (though this is an accurate assessment), but because dozens of tax extenders set to expire at year’s end are usually reauthorized in bulk by Congress.

12/31/2013
How Would Reagan Fit Into The Tea Party?
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How Would Reagan Fit Into The Tea Party?

Recently, I attended a speech that attempted to lay out a case that Ronald Reagan would not have been a Tea Party President. The speaker, a conservative not terribly familiar with the Tea Party movement, made an interesting case.

12/10/2013

Fundamental Tax Reform

The U.S. tax code is a tangled mass of complexity, containing more than 9 million words. The immense difficulty in navigating such a document creates endless loopholes and opportunities for abuse by well-connected insiders, while at the same time distorting investment decisions and hindering economic growth. It’s time to scrap the code and replace it with one that is low, flat, fair and honest. Ultimately, all Americans should be able to file their taxes on a form the size of a postcard.

False Premises and The Root Failing of Collectivism
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False Premises and The Root Failing of Collectivism

We all know that communism is evil, socialism is bad, big government reduces personal liberty and central planners can't plan their way out of a wet paper bag. But we don't often examine why.

10/31/2013
FreedomCast - The Zombie Tea Party and Building Bipartisan Coalitions for Real Change in America
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FreedomCast - The Zombie Tea Party and Building Bipartisan Coalitions for Real Change in America

10/25/2013
Taxpayers Lose on Shallow Loss Entitlement
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Taxpayers Lose on Shallow Loss Entitlement

This week, I decided to research the Farm Bill to write a little bit about some of the “reforms” House Republicans who support the bill are so proud of. The CBO estimates savings of $35 billion over the next ten years (vs. the current baseline). The CBO is also notorious for underestimating costs, and it looks like this time won’t be any different. 

10/24/2013
The FreedomCast - Can the GOP Become the Party of the People?
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The FreedomCast - Can the GOP Become the Party of the People?

09/18/2013
Obamacare Navigator Manual Shows Path To Identity Theft
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Obamacare Navigator Manual Shows Path To Identity Theft

As part of the complex montrosity known as Obamacare, people signing up for health insurance can have the help of Navigators - people with little training or experience wading through the most complex law ever passed. The manual for the program describes a system that will lead to privacy violations, personal embarrassment, and identity theft.

09/17/2013
The IRS Continues Its Abuse Of Power
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The IRS Continues Its Abuse Of Power

The IRS, in its zeal to block the legal political activity of conservative groups, has still not come clean. The agency is out of control, and needs serious reform, and ought to be shuttered, its services provided in some other way.

06/28/2013
Big Government Is Bad Government
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Big Government Is Bad Government

The recent spate of scandals involving the federal government should not surprise anyone.  While it's important that bad actors in government be held to account, the system corrupts even the best people. If all that comes of this exposed corruption is the firing of a few public employees, nothing will change, and those seeking power over their fellow man will be emboldened.

05/29/2013

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