Remember stop, look and listen before you cross the street? Follow this cautionary tale before you swallow the balanced budget language of Presidential candidate and former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson and the 9-9-9 tax system of former CEO Herman Cain. Simple slogans can be dangerous.
Ah yes, the Obama campaign team is hard at work. Occupy Wall Street would like a totalitarian government and an Obama reelection or retention by other means. That fits nicely with the Roseanne Barr statement about guillotines and re-education camps. This must be the new tone.
What if you were in charge of reforming the U.S. individual income tax? Would you consider ditching today's excessively complex tax code in favor of something much, much simpler? Something like a flat income tax, perhaps?
America--the home of the free and the brave--is changing. Could we still find those self-reliant, confident Americans like those who put their kids and possessions into a covered wagon and populated our country's manifest destiny?
A significant number of corporations from GE to Corning Incorporated, and from US Airways, Inc., to John Deere, would have hundreds of thousands of jobs available if they decided to fire their overseas workers, and bring those jobs back home.
Obama is proposing the largest tax hike in US history come 2013. Actually in the Republican debates, John Huntsman comes the closest to getting it right out of all the Presidential candidates out there, including the one sitting in the White House today.
Applying a flat corporate tax would take incredible fortitude by politicians because the pressure would be enormous just from those same corporations alone. However, in order to create jobs, it will require thinking outside the box and resisting all outside pressure.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney joined me in Las Vegas yesterday to discuss his new jobs and economic plan. He also shared some thoughts on his new Republican rival, Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Somewhere in the files of The Heritage Foundation there is a photo of President Clinton holding up a Heritage report for photographers to see.
Departing Council of Economic Advisers chairman Austan Goolsbee defends Obamanomics. I push back. But he's for pro-growth tax reform. I'm for it. So where's the President?
Mr. Buffett is rich enough to be a Democrat. It won’t alter his lifestyle one bit if we made the marginal tax rate 100%. He’s got his. Imagine how much more arduous his climb to the top would have been back in the 1960's if we targeted him for tax increases.
Obama is out of any meaningful ideas. When the debt crisis came to a head, the world saw that. Now that the entire international economy is toppling over, the market knows it.
The government can create more jobs with flat taxes, low regulation, and by simply staying out of the way. As President Reagan said, the worst words you could hear are, “I am from the government and I am here to help.”
"The best talent was in California and could have created thousands of jobs there. But it was the government's tax policies that drove the company into the arms of another state."
Many Americans believe that the recession will soon be over if we just raise some tax revenue, make a few cuts, and stay the course.
“I’m willing to tell Americans the hard truth,” says Pawlenty. “And I believe Americans are ready to hear it. But the truth about our economy isn’t hard at all. Markets work. Barack Obama’s central planning doesn’t."
Rising inflation is coexisting with high, near-9 percent unemployment. Keynesians argue this can’t happen. They're wrong.
Mr. Bernanke had no defense of the sinking dollar, or the inflation it brings, or the drop in middle-class living standards it causes.
With key institutions grown effete, standards of right and wrong descend into a moral miasma of relativistic goo.
The tax code was 400 pages long in 1913; today, it's over 70,000 pages.
The only members of their base the Democrats will never, ever cross are government workers and abortion-crazed feminists.
A selection of quotations about issues in the news....
CA Governor Jerry Brown is pushing for serious budget cuts and a tax extension plan, but Republicans are blocking his efforts to bring his tax plan to a June vote. They’ve seen what happens to Republican politicians who vote to raise taxes!
As if the collapse in the housing market had not done enough damage to the U.S. economy, the president's debt commission is now proposing changes that could take the industry off life support.