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Tax Day Fantasies

Tax Day Fantasies

I realize this may be a thought crime by DC standards, but it sure would be nice to eliminate the high tax rates that undermine economic growth and reduce American competitiveness. At… Read more »

Bill Gates Is Half-Right about Tax Reform

Bill Gates Is Half-Right about Tax Reform

I generally get very suspicious when rich people start pontificating on tax policy. People like Warren Buffett, for instance, sometimes advocate higher taxes because they’re trying to curry favor with the political… Read more »

Funny Cartoon Video Mocks Obamacare

Funny Cartoon Video Mocks Obamacare

Obamacare may not be good news for taxpayers or consumers, but let’s look at the bright side. At least the law has generated some superb political humor, including funny videos. *The head of the… Read more »

Underwhelmed: Grading the New Tax Reform Plan from the Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee

Underwhelmed: Grading the New Tax Reform Plan from the Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee

To make fun of big efforts that produce small results, the famous Roman poet,Horace, wrote “The mountains will be in labor, and a ridiculous mouse will be brought forth.” That… Read more »

The Worst Feature of the Income Tax Is…?

The Worst Feature of the Income Tax Is…?

In the famous “Bridge of Death” scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, some of the knights are asked to name their favorite color. One of them  mistakenly says blue… Read more »

A Victory for the IMF…and a Defeat for Good Fiscal Policy

A Victory for the IMF…and a Defeat for Good Fiscal Policy

It’s not easy being a libertarian, particularly if you follow public policy. Thomas Jefferson almost certainly was right when he wrote that “The natural progress of things is for liberty… Read more »

The Most Important Election of 2013

The Most Important Election of 2013

There’s an off-year election today in the United States. There are no contests for the White House or Congress, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any important choices being made…. Read more »

Why the IRS Persecuted the Tea Party and How to Fix the Problem

Why the IRS Persecuted the Tea Party and How to Fix the Problem

Did President Obama and his team of Chicago cronies deliberately target the Tea Party in hopes of thwarting free speech and political participation? Was this part of a campaign to… Read more »

Lucky French Taxpayers Get an Obama-Style Flat Tax

Lucky French Taxpayers Get an Obama-Style Flat Tax

I joked back in 2010 that Barack Obama had a very simple flat tax proposal. But as you can see, sometimes simple isn’t the same as good. Well, satire too… Read more »

There’s Not Much Hope for Tax Reform

There’s Not Much Hope for Tax Reform

In recent months, I’ve displayed uncharacteristic levels of optimism on issues ranging from Obamacare to the Laffer Curve. But this doesn’t mean I’m now a blind Pollyanna. We almost always… Read more »