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It Takes a Tea Party to Start a Tax Revolution: II
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It Takes a Tea Party to Start a Tax Revolution: II

Democracy and Power 107:  Counting votesSuccessful … politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies. – Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), American Journalist and Author

08/23/2010
Want to File Your Taxes Within 5 Minutes? Implement a Flat Tax!
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Want to File Your Taxes Within 5 Minutes? Implement a Flat Tax!

With Tax Day only three days away, procrastinators are struggling to file their yearly taxes using the complicated tax code. In fact, the Internal Revenue Code is more than 3 million words. The 2010 edition of the Standard Federal Tax Reporter that explains federal income tax rules is 71,600 pages long.

04/12/2010
Dan Mitchell: "The Flat Tax: How it Works and Why it is Good for America"
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Dan Mitchell: "The Flat Tax: How it Works and Why it is Good for America"

Below is a video from Cato Institute scholar Dan Mitchell explaining how the flat tax would be a simple and honest solution to eliminating special interest corruption of the internal revenue code.  In addition, the flat tax would boost economic growth and benefit families and businesses.

03/30/2010
Health Care Rationing in Virginia: A Success Story
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Health Care Rationing in Virginia: A Success Story

From the business section of the New York Times comes this profile of medical care in Richmond since 1996.Since 1996, the Richmond area has lost more than 600 of its hospital beds, mostly because of state regulations on capacity. Several hospitals have closed, and others have shrunk. In 1996, the region had 4.8 hospital beds for every 1,000 residents. Today, it has about three. Hospital care has been, in a word, rationed.

01/04/2010
"Meet Me In D.C." Video Contest Finalists
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"Meet Me In D.C." Video Contest Finalists

Thanks so much to everyone who sent in a video for the contest. We had a number of fantastic entries. Below are the four finalists in no particular order.Please check them out and leave comments about your favorite. We'll announce the winners tomorrow.Thanks again for your participation and don't forget to be in D.C on Saturday! 

09/08/2009
Sanford’s Down, Sarah’s Out, Franken's In; Is the Tea Party Over?
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Sanford’s Down, Sarah’s Out, Franken's In; Is the Tea Party Over?

It’s been a strange and troubling few weeks for advocates of lower taxes and limited government. Nancy Pelosi successfully rammed what may be the largest tax hike in American history through the House of Representatives. Two rapidly rising stars in the GOP have unexpectedly tumbled back to Earth. And a federally-funded special interest power grab looms over the health care system.

07/07/2009
A Flat Debate on the Flat Tax
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A Flat Debate on the Flat Tax

In comments to the Sacramento Bee late last week, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger magnanimously agreed to consider a proposal to maybe discuss a flat tax rate on income in California. Much like similarly surprising talk of ending marijuana prohibition, the news makes for great headlines, but taxpayers should avoid any real optimism for the time being.While Schwarzenegger cleverly pays lip service to what some consider the holy grail of tax code reform, at a suggested flat rate of 15 percent, he has actually proposed a massive tax increase. Currently, even the wealthiest Californians pay “only” 9.3 percent. In the seven states where a flat tax is already in effect, the average rate is just 4.1 percent.

06/10/2009
Obama Creates Panel to Reform Tax Code
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Obama Creates Panel to Reform Tax Code

An alert activist just sent us this story from Bloomberg.

03/25/2009
Key Vote "YES" DeMint Jobs Plan: Amendment #168
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Key Vote "YES" DeMint Jobs Plan: Amendment #168

On behalf of hundreds of thousands of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to vote “Yes” on Senator Jim DeMint’s Job’s Plan, Amendment #168.  This amendment is an alternative to H.R. 1 and would create nearly 18 million new jobs in ten years without the wasteful spending and debt that comprises the current stimulus plan recently passed by the House. The DeMint Jobs Plan provides for real, long term growth in addition to immediately relieving the tax burden for citizens nationwide.  The two step plan is simple, and transparent.

02/04/2009
Tax Code too Complicated for Obama's Team
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Tax Code too Complicated for Obama's Team

Several of Obama’s cabinet picks have had trouble paying their taxes.  Timothy Geither, Treasury secretary, owed $34,000 in unpaid taxes on income while working for the International Monetary Fund.  Nancy Killefer, Obama’s chief performance officer appointee withdrew from her cabinet bid over unpaid payroll taxes for her household help, and Tom Daschle, former Health and Human Services secretary appointee owed $128,000 in back taxes.

02/04/2009

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