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No Empty Promises

December 10, 2013

The new budget agreement in Congress is another trillion-dollar backdoor deal that will increase government spending. If passed, this new increase will break Congress’ prior promise to cap spending at $967 billion, which was in the bipartisan supported Budget Control Act, or BCA. Government spending is out of control. The risky fiscal policies of our [...]

Obama’s New “Green” Tax

September 26, 2013 J

President Obama wants to levy a new tax on Americans. What’s a carbon tax? A carbon tax is basically, if you don’t conform to his way of thinking “green”, you will be punished and charged for it. This will not only lead to skyrocketing energy prices, but it also will force energy companies to consider [...]

Want An Exemption From ObamaCare?

September 26, 2013 J

President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care act, has proven to be anything but. As costs rise and problems associated with the law come to the forefront, more and more of the well-connected and elites have taken measures to excuse themselves from the burdens. Obama claimed, “If you like your plan, you can [...]

State Taxes and Government Spending

August 22, 2013

From 1960 to 2009, per capita New Mexico state government spending grew from $1,715 to $8,539.  That’s $8,539 for each man, woman and child in the state. These figures come from the US census bureau and those numbers show that state spending during those years raised New Mexico’s state debt by over $8 billion dollars [...]

The Surprising Face of the Minimum Wage Earner

July 03, 2013 J

By Steven Russell Poll after poll  shows that most Americans agree: the current federal minimum wage is not enough  to live on. It’s hard to imagine a single parent trying to raise a child on just  $15,000 a year. However, a closer look at the type of person that earns a  minimum wage surprisingly suggests [...]

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