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Soda taxes not-so SWEET

Yesterday, Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET) Act (HR 5279). As the title suggests, this legislation imposes a new tax on sodas. (I don’t know about you, but I don’t find new taxes to be SWEET, but then I don’t think supporting warrantless wiretapping is particularly PATRIOTic.) According to Rep. DeLauro’s office, […]


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Ron Paul Classic: Give Parents Control of the Education Dollar

Jason Bedrick of the CATO Institute examines the growing popularity of education tax credits and analyzes a report from the Center for Education Reform providing a “scorecard” for state tax credit laws. Not surprisingly, the study finds that the most effective tax credits are those that make the credits widely available (e.g. do not limit […]


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DC Sets New Records…in Taxes, Debt, and Spending

Next time a statist tells you the US needs to raise taxes point out that the US tax collections are at a record high, yet the US continues to run record deficits (hat tip Conservative News Service): Federal tax revenues continue to run at a record pace (in inflation-adjusted dollars) in fiscal 2014, as the […]


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Hillary Clinton complains about being broke and high tax rates

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who along with her husband, has made an estimated $100 million since leaving the White House, claims she struggled to make ends meet since leaving the White House. *Sheds Tear* What is most obnoxious about her comments to ABC news is that you have to “ make double the money […]


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Want to get fit in DC? Prepare to pay higher taxes

Most people understand that exercise is a good thing. Most people also understand that a good way to discourage people from engaging in an activity is to tax it. So therefore, one would think that elected officials would be reluctant to tax exercise… right? WRONG, at least in the nation’s capital. The Washington, DC city […]


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