Taxation

Mr. Bush Neglects the Constitution

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It isn’t entirely encouraging that the top man of the political party theoretically dedicated to the Constitution, limited government, and individual liberty thinks the government he runs should cure AIDS in Africa, create a hydrogen-powered car, pay for retirees’ medicine, and provide mentors to troubled kids. Ominously, President Bush’s state ... [click for more]

Sic the IRS on Saddam

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President Bush made a grievous mistake by relying on a UN weapons report to go after Saddam Hussein. He should have instead required Saddam to file a federal income-tax return. It would have been a much more effective and less costly way to get rid of the man. Look at the ... [click for more]

Corporate Inversions and the Tax State

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Before I accepted my present position as a professor of economics at Hillsdale College in 1988, I negotiated my salary with the academic dean responsible for hiring new faculty. At that time I was teaching at the University of Dallas in Texas. Now, a move to Hillsdale was definitely attractive to me. They were offering me an endowed position ... [click for more]

Repeal the Corporate Tax

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Why not repeal the corporate income tax? Everyone’s worried about falling stock values, so let’s remove one of the big burdens on corporate profits: the corporate income tax. We shouldn’t do this as a short-term quick fix. The repeal should be permanent. What? you’re saying. Let those dirty corporations get ... [click for more]

Freedom, the Income Tax, and the Welfare State

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Americans have come to believe that the IRS and the income tax are inevitable parts of our lives. After all, most everyone alive today has lived his entire life under federal income taxation. It wasn’t always that way. For some 125 years, the American people lived without having any tax imposed upon their income. The obvious question that arises is: Why ... [click for more]

Fiscal Force

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“I know ev’rybody’s income and what ev’rybody earns; And I carefully compare it with the income-tax returns;” — W.S. Gilbert, Princess Ida April is the cruelest month, for reasons other than what T.S. Eliot had in mind. This is the month in which you must account for yourself to Caesar. The ... [click for more]

Wrong Rights

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BRACE YOURSELF. We are about to witness the launch of a global movement to establish economic and social rights on a par with human rights. In other words, say the organizers of this movement, the right to food and health care is as legitimate as the right not to be tortured by ones government. (See The Economist, August 16.) A ... [click for more]

Bad Tax Bill

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We’ve been had. By a Bush. Again. The tax cut is a joke. After all the blather about how the surplus belongs to us, not the government, the resulting tax-cut bill is minuscule, ultra-gradual, and now scheduled to expire in 10 years! Republican and Democrat members of Congress, ... [click for more]

Wrong Way to Go

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We’ve been had. By a Bush. Again. The tax cut is a joke. After all the blather about how the surplus belongs to us, not the government, the resulting tax-cut bill is minuscule, ultra-gradual, and now scheduled to expire in 10 years! Republican and Democrat members of Congress, ... [click for more]

Teens for Lower Taxes

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Adults in the executive and legislative branches of the nation's various governments may not want to pay attention, but they should. A Junior Achievement survey of middle school and high school students nationwide completed in March shows that six out of seven (83%) teens believe taxes in general are too high. ... [click for more]

Space Tourism

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As the American tourist who paid $20 million to the Russians to ride along with their cosmonauts for a week-long visit to the international space station, American multimillionaire Dennis Tito is having the time of his life The U.S. space agency, NASA, which shares ... [click for more]

Government as Parasite

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The Republicans still don’t get it. They say they want a tax cut because “the surplus is the people’s money,” but their heart isn’t in it. If they truly believed that, they wouldn’t quickly add that we need a tax cut to avert a recession. They supported the tax cut before ... [click for more]
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