National Blog - page 157
Death Tax Vote Tommorow!
This afternoon, HR 1104, the "Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act," passed the House by voice vote. Tomorrow the House is scheduled to vote HR 1105, legislation repealing the death tax. Like all taxes, the death tax distorts the market, and, [...]
FOMC March Minutes
By Zac Nickerson Economists have been all in a buzz since Wednesday due to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve releasing the minutes from their most recent Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. Reading through the tedious and [...]
Phony Civil Asset "Reform"
In January, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder announced some "reforms" of the "Equitable Sharing Program." This program allows the State and local government to equitably share in the proceeds of...civil asset theft. While the pro-Obama [...]
House to vote on reining in IRS this week
This week, the House of Representatives will vote on legislation, the Fair Treatment for All Donations Act (HR 1104). HR 1104 stops the IRS from discriminating against groups like Campaign for Liberty in its application of the "gift tax" [...]
The New Militarism: Who Profits?
Militarism and military spending are everywhere on the rise, as the new Cold War propaganda seems to be paying off. The new “threats” that are being hyped bring big profits to military contractors and the network of think tanks they pay to [...]
Ron Paul Classic: Tax Reform is Useless Without Spending Reform
Since today is April 15, "conservative" politicians will be proclaiming their opposition to high taxes and their commitment to "ending the IRS" in floor speeches, press releases, Facebook posts, YouTube Videos, and tweets. This is all [...]
Tax Day Tunes
Tax man got you down? Well, cheer up and listen to some music by folks who truly feel your pain... Taxman - The Beatles Me and the IRS - Johnny Paycheck Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks Taxman, Mr. Thief - Cheap Trick And once you're [...]
TSA Agents Manipulate Screening Systems to Fondle Attractive Men
An investigation by CBS Denver, discovered that TSA Agents as Denver International Airport were purposely manipulating the screening process of attractive men so that agents could fondle them. From CBS Denver: According to law enforcement [...]
CPS takes (kidnaps?) children for walking alone
Parents who dare to allow their children to play unsupervised outside of their home better watch out for nosy neighbors and big government officials who feel that children should be supervised at all times. One family in Maryland learned this the [...]
Plain Packaging coming to a convenience store near you?
Plain Packaging is the newest craze of the Nanny Statists. As the name suggests “plain packaging" is a regulatory scheme requiring products be sold in a plan box that simply identifies the type of product and the name of the manufacturer. In [...]