Taxes

Piercing The Political Tick

ound this sharp stab at political-economical consciousness at the always provocative American Thinker in a few words posted by the self-identified AWARE54397, and from my own current sorry state of economic ruin all I can think to add to the soil is this—Damn. I wish I had written those two paragraphs. The political tick, blood-filled and bulging. Quite a fit description of the body politik... So let us get on with the rain seeding... It won't matter if gold and oil are pumped out of the ground in record quantities, there is no recovery, no "rebound". The problem is the...

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Straight From Ludwig Von Mises

FOR A WELL-REASONED and well-written treatise on the virtues of property ownership as the salve for what curses us as a people in constitutional crises, check out this essay by Ludwig von Mises of which the following excerpt is provided... ost social problems which perplex national leaders could be solved fairly simply by an increase in the amount and type of property owned. This would entail the equally important, general recognition that ownership is and must be total, rather than merely a governmental permission to possess and/or manage property so long as certain legal rules are complied with and "rent"...


Branding Obamanomics 101

I snagged this little ditty from a FB acquaintance named Lyn Morales. It has the look and feel of a viral urban legend, but it is well worth a moment's ponder. Thanks Lyn... N ECONOMICS PROFESSOR at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had once failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan". All...


An American Dilemma: Is Civil War Looming?

OES THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA need a drastic realignment of ideas and physical framework to deter a second American Revolution or Civil War and provide direction for the coming age where complexity is the norm? Yes. That is the opinion outlined in the penetrating Ludwig Von Mises Institute essay "On the Impossibility of Limited Government" described in more stringent detail in a most riveting book all patriots and political junkies should find time to absorb—Reassessing the Presidency: "At the outset of the American "experiment," writes Hans-Hermann Hoppe, "the tax burden imposed on Americans was light, indeed almost negligible. Money...


The Charlatan's Tent

Y FAVORITE LINE from the charlatan's tent so far this year has tumbled out of the mouth from Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. When confronted with the fact that Mister President has not done a single thing he promised during the campaign and is instead spending money as if there is no tomorrow while gutting the potential of people by raising taxes, Gibbs replied, “It’s not like you weren’t told. McCain’s campaign said we were going to be doing this right from the start.” Methinks Gibbs won't last out this year, perhaps not even six months. He's a giggling goofball. Surely...