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Obama’s Budget: Flawed Tobacco Tax to Fund Ineffective Program

April 10, 2013 J,

By Jason Hughey Last year, President Obama pledged that he would not raise taxes on Americans who earn less than $250,000.  Now, the President is actively proposing a new tax hike for Americans who choose to smoke tobacco products.  The President’s FY2014 budget proposal includes another tax hike on cigarettes and other tobacco products, effectively [...]

President Obama’s Budget Would Punish Savers

April 09, 2013 J,

By Jason Hughey We’re starting to learn about the worrisome policies that the President will include in his new budget.  Although the final details won’t be released until tomorrow, it’s apparent that this budget will present new attacks against our liberty and prosperity. One of the president’s most concerning policies deals with new rules for [...]

Carbon Tax Claims Don’t Hold Up

April 09, 2013 J,

In a recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, George Shultz and Gary Becker attempt to argue, again, why a revenue-neutral carbon tax is good policy.  Their piece makes several easily refutable claims; let’s take each in turn: Claim: “A carbon tax would encourage producers and consumers to shift toward energy sources that emit [...]

Democrats Want It Both Ways on Taxes

March 15, 2013 J,

By: Nicole Kaeding On Wednesday, Senator Patty Murray released the first Senate Democratic budget in four years. Digging through the pages it’s obvious why the Senate has shirked its duty the past several years; Senate Democrats didn’t want to tell Americans just how much their plan for America costs and how much they want to [...]

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