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A Map of Federal Spending vs. Federal Revenue for the 50 U.S. States in Fiscal Year 2014

This morning, someone passed me a Huffington Post article declaring that GOP States Are The Most Dependent On Government. Is this true? With Huffington Post’s record (1 | 2 | 3), that’s anyone’s guess. To check the accuracy of HuffPo’s claim, let’s turn to Wikipedia…

…”Wait a minute,” you may be saying to yourself, “if […]

Roll Call: The Seven Democrats Who Both Voted To Kill The Estate Tax And Voted Against Tax Cuts For Working Americans

These seven congressional Democrats supported special tax loopholes for the wealthy leisure class, but opposed tax cuts for the majority of hard-working Americans. […]

Roll Call: Nearly Half of Congressional Democrats Vote Against Progressive Budget

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on The People’s Budget – a package crafted by the Congressional Progressive Caucus that would lower taxes for working Americans, close loopholes exploited by corporations, increase domestic spending, reduce military waste, and increase federal workers’ wages. The deal was introduced by Representative Keith Ellison on behalf of Raul […]

Senate Votes Against Jobs And Social Security

Democrat Mark Warner voted against Ron Wyden’s amendment to prevent the privatization of Social Security. Republicans Dean Heller, John Hoeven, Mark Kirk, John McCain, and Rob Portman supported the measure. […]

Marco Rubio for President: The Pros and Cons

For the 2016 presidential race, we have already described the pros and cons of the campaigns of Rick Santorum and Jim Webb. Now it seems time to add another. Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio made it clear this week that he intends to run for President in 2016.

Rubio is currently the junior U.S. Senator […]

Congressman Steve King Proposes Repeal Of Sixteenth Amendment

Yesterday, Congressman Steve King, Republican from Iowa, introduced H. J. Res 16, legislation to the U.S. House of Representatives with a short and simple active clause: “The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed”.

The sixteenth amendment to the Constitution reads: “The Congress shall have power to lay […]

Special Tax Loopholes Bill Passes House Of Representatives

Yesterday, U.S. the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5771, a bill that provides for:

– the classification of race horses as three-year property for depreciation purposes – accelerated depreciation of motorsports entertainment complexes – the expensing allowance for film and television production costs

Only 20 Democrats and 26 Republicans voted against these special tax […]

Ending Charity For The NFL

However, even apart from their member teams, players, and other subsidiaries, these professional sports leagues have annual receipts of 1.7 billion dollars. The purpose of these sports leagues is not charitable. Yet, the NFL and other professional sports leagues claim tax exempt status as non-profit organizations. […]

Yoga Brings Serenity, Mindfulness, Hypocrisy, Tax Evasion

Ramdev’s yoga cures homosexuality and treats AIDS, but some people may experience moral hypocrisy and tax evasion as a side effect. […]

Police, SS, DEA, DOJ, DOD, DHS… Add the IRS to list of Government Agencies getting Warrantless NSA Surveillance Data

Two days ago, a review of quiet admissions and unauthorized leaks revealed that the NSA branch of the U.S. military had not only been collecting and warehousing nearly every form of electronic communications by innocent everyday people, without warrants, but had been sharing the proceeds of their unconstitutional spying with …

the Drug Enforcement Agency; […]

Who In Congress Believes In The Most Silly Tax Conspiracy Of All Time?

At the end of last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.R. 1947, the farm bill for 2014. As usual, the agricultural appropriations bill is an opportunity for particular members of Congress to promote their favorite corrupt or silly ideas. A few sensible ideas in a farm bill typically get crowded out by […]