taxpayers


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

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Is this only for “tax cheats” and “moochers”?

By Mark Nestmann Nestmann.com February 19, 2016   Is this only for “tax cheats” and “moochers”?     Earlier this month, the Federal Register published its quarterly list of former US citizens and permanent residents who have “expatriated,” i.e., given up their US citizenship or permanent residence. The published data comes from the IRS, which […]


Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II Boondoggle. A $2 Trillion Pentagon Waste

By Stephen Lendman Global Research February 2, 2016   Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II Boondoggle. A $2 Trillion Pentagon Waste   At an estimated lifetime development, production, operational and maintenance cost of $2 trillion or more (adjusted for inflation), the F-35 perhaps most of all symbolizes notorious Pentagon waste, fraud and abuse – ripping off taxpayers, using […]

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More VA (alleged) fraud, $400,000 in “moving expenses” for 2 senior employees

By Against Crony Capitalism November 3, 2015   More VA (alleged) fraud, $400,000 in “moving expenses” for 2 senior employees     We probably don’t need to remind our readers that veterans were/are dying waiting for care from the VA while these government employees were (allegedly) busy scamming the taxpayers out of hundreds of thousands of […]

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Obamacare co-opts imploding everywhere, billions of your tax dollars wasted

By Against Crony Capitalism October 1, 2015   Obamacare co-opts imploding everywhere, billions of your tax dollars wasted     There are people who honestly believe that markets are some sort of human construct, that supply and demand aren’t as simple as water flowing downhill. These people have done great damage to our economy and […]

Gee, usually things which are this complicated work like a charm. Please note that the amount of graft (legal and otherwise) is commensurate with the complexity of a government program. There are probably thousands of revenue streams for cronies of various sorts in Obamacare.