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Tell Legislators to Keep Their Word: Don’t Make Income Tax Increase Permanent

Please take a few minutes to contact your state legislators and tell them to “keep their promise” to keep the 67% income tax increase temporary. Click here to take action now! On January 3, 2013, after ringing in the New Year, legislators will meet at the Statehouse in Springfield for their “lame duck” session before [...]

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The Free Lunch Myth

April 06, 2011 J

By: R.J. Moeller

Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.
-Frederic Bastiat

We've heard it said many times that there is no such thing as a "free lunch." But what does that really mean? Any time this line is uttered everyone simply nods in agreement, but as soon as matters of public policy and congressional spending arise, many Americans quickly forget the truism they nodded in agreement with before.

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