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For any Fiscal Policy Question, Spending Restraint Is the Answer

For any Fiscal Policy Question, Spending Restraint Is the Answer

Okay, I’ll admit the title of this post is an exaggeration. How to fix the mess at the IRS is a fiscal policy question, and that requires tax reform rather… Read more »

Welfare Fraud Is another Reason to Replace the IRS with a Flat Tax

Welfare Fraud Is another Reason to Replace the IRS with a Flat Tax

One of my missions in life is fundamental tax reform. I would like to replace the corrupt internal revenue code with a simple and fair flat tax. Though what I… Read more »

The Unrecognized Shutdown Victory

The Unrecognized Shutdown Victory

I recently gave five reasons why the shutdown fight was worthwhile and my number one reason was that it’s better to be on offense than defense. It seems I’m not… Read more »

Lung Cancer, Heroin, and Government Spending

Lung Cancer, Heroin, and Government Spending

If this blog was an episode of Jeopardy, the response to the title of this post would be “Name three things that Dan Mitchell doesn’t like.” But this blog isn’t… Read more »

Five Important Takeaways from the Government Shutdown-Debt Limit Fight

Five Important Takeaways from the Government Shutdown-Debt Limit Fight

The wailing and hysteria in Washington is over. The politicians now have the authority to borrow more money and the bureaucrats are all back at work (rested and refreshed after… Read more »

Untaxed and Overpaid IMF Bureaucrats Recommend Huge Tax Hikes in America

Untaxed and Overpaid IMF Bureaucrats Recommend Huge Tax Hikes in America

If there was a special award for chutzpah, the easy winner would be the bureaucrats at the International Monetary Fund. These pampered bureaucrats get lavishly compensated and don’t have to… Read more »

Wise Words on Fiscal Sovereignty and Corporate Taxation (sort of) from Bill Clinton

Wise Words on Fiscal Sovereignty and Corporate Taxation (sort of) from Bill Clinton

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Bill Clinton. In part, that’s because economic freedom increased and the burden of government spending was reduced during his time… Read more »

More Academic Evidence that Bigger Government Means Less Prosperity

More Academic Evidence that Bigger Government Means Less Prosperity

My goal in life is very simple. I want to promote freedom and prosperity by limiting the size and scope of government. That seems like a foolish and impossible mission,… Read more »

If You Want Jobs and Growth, Keep in Mind that Obamanomics also Doesn’t Work on the State Level

If You Want Jobs and Growth, Keep in Mind that Obamanomics also Doesn’t Work on the State Level

The Tax Foundation in Washington does some great work on fiscal issues, but I also admire their use of maps when they want to show how various states perform on… Read more »

The Sick Joke of Obama’s Shutdown Strategy

The Sick Joke of Obama’s Shutdown Strategy

Even though it’s an uphill battle, I’m glad there are some lawmakers willing to fight Obamacare. They realize a hard battle today could help save America from genuine fiscal crisis… Read more »