taxpayers


Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute June 10, 2017   Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax   When you’re a government agency, asking for a tax increase is always a hassle. For the most part, taxpayers don’t like taxes, and if asked if they want to pay more, they’re likely to often say “no.” Moreover, when public […]

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

Minimum Wage Cruelty

Sheer Lunacy on Campus

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com May 17, 2017   Sheer Lunacy on Campus   Parents, taxpayers and donors have little idea of the levels of lunacy, evil and lawlessness that have become features of many of today’s institutions of higher learning. Parents, taxpayers and donors who ignore or are too lazy to find out what […]


340B Crony Capitalism Makes Cancer Treatment More Expensive

By Against Crony Capitalism May 4, 2017   340B Crony Capitalism Makes Cancer Treatment More Expensive     This is the sort of crony capitalism that goes on every day but resides in the deep shadows of hospital bureaucracy and government reimbursements. It is balance sheet crony capitalism, cloaked in paperwork and nonsensical numbers only […]

340B Crony Capitalism Makes Cancer Treatment More Expensive

Audit the Pentagon

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute April 6, 2017   Audit the Pentagon   One of the benefits of being an extremely powerful lobby in Washington is the ability to live off the taxpayers without ever having to tell the taxpayers what you they with their money. This includes two of the most powerful lobbies in DC: […]


Cut, Don’t Reform, Taxes

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute February 6, 2017   Cut, Don’t Reform, Taxes   Many Americans who have wrestled with a 1040 form, or who have paid someone to prepare their taxes, no doubt cheered the news that Congress will soon resume working on tax reform. However taxpayers should temper their enthusiasm because, even […]

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Illinois Enters the Death Spiral

Illinois Enters the Death Spiral

By Daniel J. Mitchell Foundation for Economic Education December 28, 2016   Illinois Enters the Death Spiral     There’s a somewhat famous quote from Adam Smith (“there is a great deal of ruin in a nation“) about the ability of a country to survive and withstand lots of bad public policy. I’ve tried to […]


What if only taxpayers voted?

What if only taxpayers voted? (Interesting Graphic)

By Against Crony Capitalism August 29, 2016   What if only taxpayers voted?   This map was originally posted by CNN and reflects 2012 exit polling. Though it doesn’t say it appears that “taxpayers” in this case means federal tax payers. Obviously those who don’t pay federal taxes, or even state income taxes pay sales […]


Brexit-Beleaguered Bankers Back to Begging for Bailouts!

By David Haggith The Great Recession Blog July 12, 2016   Brexit-Beleaguered Bankers Back to Begging for Bailouts!     Nothing is more shameless in a bedazzling sort of way than rich banksters standing on the public curb with their hands out. First, we had the admission this past week by a major French bank that Italian banks […]

Brexit-Beleaguered Bankers Back to Begging for Bailouts!

Restructuring the National Debt

Restructuring the National Debt

By Peter G. Klein Mises.org May 10, 2016   Restructuring the National Debt   US presidential candidate Donald Trump made more waves yesterday by suggesting he might attempt to reduce the US national debt by renegotiating with creditors. “Such remarks by a major presidential candidate,” intoned the New York Times solemnly, “have no modern precedent. The […]


Freedom Isn’t Free: It Costs the Taxpayers $700 Billion Per Year

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org May 4, 2016   Freedom Isn’t Free: It Costs the Taxpayers $700 Billion Per Year   In his article on conscription today, Ron Paul writes: Some proponents of a military draft justify it as “payback” for the freedom the government provides its citizens. Those who make this argument are embracing the collectivist premise […]

Freedom Isn't Free: It Costs the Taxpayers $700 Billion Per Year

The Answer to "Unfair" Tax Breaks Is More Tax Breaks

The Answer to “Unfair” Tax Breaks Is More Tax Breaks

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org April 15, 2016   The Answer to “Unfair” Tax Breaks Is More Tax Breaks   Some myths about taxes and taxpayers never go away. Among them is the myth that tax breaks amount to “subsidies.” Laurence Vance recently pointed out a particularly oblivious claim made recently by a staffer at National Public […]


When is Tax Freedom Day 2016 in your state?

When is Tax Freedom Day 2016 in your state?

By Scott Greenberg Tax Foundation April 6, 2015 Tax Freedom Day 2016 is April 24   Tax Freedom Day 2016 (PDF) Key Findings This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 24, or 114 days into the year (excluding Leap Day). Americans will pay $3.3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.6 trillion in state and […]


Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Solar Project That Doesn’t Work

By David Kreutzer The Daily Signal March 30, 2016   Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Solar Project That Doesn’t Work     As every 10-year-old who ever got a sweater for a birthday present has been told, “it’s the thought that counts.” That seems to be the guiding principle at the Department of Energy and […]

Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Solar Project That Doesn’t Work