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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 »

Obama’s Dismal Legacy of European-Style Long-Run Unemployment

Obama’s Dismal Legacy of European-Style Long-Run Unemployment

Looking at labor markets, my biggest concern is the drop in labor force participation. The data from the Labor Department on the employment-population ratio, for instance, suggest a permanent reduction in… 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 »

Great Moments in IRS Incompetence

Great Moments in IRS Incompetence

The IRS is worthy of scorn. It is a bloated bureaucracy that routinely violates the rights of taxpayers. But even I didn’t think it was possible for a collection of… 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 »

Three Cheers for this Lawsuit against the Thugs at the IRS

Three Cheers for this Lawsuit against the Thugs at the IRS

Early in 2010, I wrote about a reprehensible IRS plan to create a cartel in the tax preparation industry, which would screw small firms and entrepreneurs to help line the… Read more »

IRS Commissioner Bumps into Reality, Learns Nothing and Wants to Make the Tax System Worse

IRS Commissioner Bumps into Reality, Learns Nothing and Wants to Make the Tax System Worse

This interview with the IRS Commissioner is really irritating. He wants us to believe that all the problems exist because of bad laws enacted by Congress. I certainly agree that… Read more »

Should the IRS Be Squandering $15 Million on P.R. Flacks to Improve its Image?

Should the IRS Be Squandering $15 Million on P.R. Flacks to Improve its Image?

The overwhelming fiscal policy challenge for America is entitlement programs, as I explain in this set of videos. To protect America from becoming another Greece, we need personal retirement accounts… Read more »

New Academic Study Confirms Previous IMF Analysis, Shows that Lower Tax Rates Are the Best Way to Reduce Tax Evasion

New Academic Study Confirms Previous IMF Analysis, Shows that Lower Tax Rates Are the Best Way to Reduce Tax Evasion

Leftists want higher tax rates and they want greater tax compliance. But they have a hard time understanding that those goals are inconsistent. Simply stated, people respond to incentives. When… Read more »