taxes


On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables

By Against Crony Capitalism October 11, 2017   On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables     There is no place in government, with the exception of the military, where supposed “conservatives” more exploit taxpayer funded welfare than in the Ag Department programs. It is ridiculous. Food, like anything, should be subject […]

On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables

Ron Paul

Will Tax Reform Increase or Limit Liberty?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute October 9, 2017   Will Tax Reform Increase or Limit Liberty?   President Trump and the congressional Republican leadership recently unveiled a tax reform “framework.” The framework has a number of provisions that will lower taxes on middle-class Americans. For example, the framework doubles the standard deduction and increases the […]


The GOP Tax Reform Plan: A Preliminary Libertarian Analysis

By Laurence M. Vance LewRockwell.com October 3, 2017   The GOP Tax Reform Plan: A Preliminary Libertarian Analysis     The Republicans have released their latest tax-reform plan. “Unified Framework For Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” is a simple, 9-page document that leaves the reader with many unanswered questions. Back in 2015, I subjected the […]

The GOP Tax Reform Plan: A Preliminary Libertarian Analysis

Don't Fall for Tax Reform

Don’t Fall for Tax Reform

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute September 30, 2017   Don’t Fall for Tax Reform   Please don’t fall for tax reform. It’s a con, and a shell game. It’s a promise every presidential candidate makes, including Trump. But we ought to be suspicious of grandiose talk about Congress reforming anything. Tax reform proposals always evade and obscure […]


Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars

By Against Crony Capitalism September 28, 2017   Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars   “War is a racket.” –  Major General Smedley Butler     Last night I was watching a documentary on The Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. I encourage everyone to view it. It lays out starkly the hell […]

Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars

When Billionaires Build Stadiums, Taxpayers Get Whacked

When Billionaires Build Stadiums, Taxpayers Get Whacked

By Against Crony Capitalism September 26, 2017   When Billionaires Build Stadiums, Taxpayers Get Whacked     The NFL is deeply crony. Hey taxpayers – pay for my stadium. Thanks. What? You want “free” tickets? Ha! That’s funny. Don’t you know nothing’s free? Don’t worry though. You can look at the stadium you built me on […]


States realizing it’s stupid to make it hard to earn a living

By Against Crony Capitalism September 25, 2017   States realizing it’s stupid to make it hard to earn a living     (From The Conservative Review)   Why does a florist need a government-issued license? Why does an interior decorator need one? As one article points out, why does a casket maker in Louisiana need a license, including […]

Why does a florist need a government-issued license? Why does an interior decorator need one?

Rand Paul: Why Not Pay For Hurricane Relief By Cutting Foreign Aid Spending?

By Against Crony Capitalism September 13, 2017   Rand Paul: Why Not Pay For Hurricane Relief By Cutting Foreign Aid Spending?     Sounds good to us. (From The Jack News)   Instead of borrowing the money, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul wants to pay for hurricane relief by cutting foreign aid spending commensurately. If $20 […]

Rand Paul: Why Not Pay For Hurricane Relief By Cutting Foreign Aid Spending?

How America’s Outdated Tax Code Fails Gig Economy Workers

How America’s Outdated Tax Code Fails Gig Economy Workers

By Against Crony Capitalism September 11, 2017   How America’s Outdated Tax Code Fails Gig Economy Workers     The American tax code is like a deep dark jungle at dusk. It’s scary. It’s confusing. Peril lurks everywhere. And if one ventures in without proper preparation one can end up in a bad situation. This is […]


Bound to No Party, Trump Upends 150 Years of Two-Party Rule

By Against Crony Capitalism September 11, 2017   Bound to No Party, Trump Upends 150 Years of Two-Party Rule     Well, well. The narrative has shifted since the Schumer/Pelosi deal. (From The New York Times) Now in the White House, President Trump demonstrated this past week that he still imagines himself a solitary cowboy as […]

Bound to No Party, Trump Upends 150 Years of Two-Party Rule

The Communist in City Hall: New York mayor calls for end of private property

The Communist in City Hall: New York mayor calls for end of private property

By Against Crony Capitalism September 8, 2017   The Communist in City Hall: New York mayor calls for end of private property     This is truly disgusting. We see a wannabe Castro in City Hall. A know-it-all bureaucrat wrapped in his own ego. A politically correct agent of statism and – if given the chance […]


Is it time to get rid of Paul Ryan as Speaker?

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism September 8, 2017   Is it time to get rid of Paul Ryan as Speaker?     Probably. But one of the names floated in the Washpo story attached is Rick Santorum. Rick Santorum. Ole’ Rick is no conservative and he would be even worse news than Paul Ryan. Ryan […]

Is it time to get rid of Paul Ryan as Speaker?

Will We Soon Return to Fighting Over Confederate Monuments?

Will We Soon Return to Fighting Over Confederate Monuments?

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism September 5, 2017   Will We Soon Return to Fighting Over Confederate Monuments?     As has been widely observed, natural disasters have diverted our attention, and another hurricane may be on the way. But while our attention is focused elsewhere, it might be a good time to ask why […]