The massive expansion of government over the past 50 years has generally occurred in tiny incremental steps – Rome was not destroyed in a day. The expansion has been made possible, in no small part, by a concerted effort to … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: July 2012
Tax authorities in Germany have raided the homes of Credit Suisse clients. According to reports the investigation is focused on questionable life insurance policies issued by a Bermuda based insurance company. It seems that all sorts of questionable people have dealings with … Continue reading
One the main reasons I set up this blog is to try to do my little part to clear up misperceptions about taxes spawned by mainstream reporting on the topic. To paraphrase Lady Thatcher, the facts of taxes are conservative. … Continue reading
In a recent op-ed in the Washington Examiner Professor Randy Barnett posits that the Obamacare decision does not in fact give Congress “a green light to impose economic mandates under its taxing power.” Well all righty then. I guess as long as … Continue reading
I yield to one in my belief that the effective combined federal, state and local tax rate on Americans is shockingly higher than commonly believed, but even I think that an estimated 75% rate for the middle class is a little … Continue reading
Amazingly enough some of these levies will in fact impact people making less than $250K per year.
I suspect that 2012 will be consequential year. My modest goal for this blog, as my first foray into internet commentary, is to use it as a platform for my views on politics generally and tax policy specifically. Along the … Continue reading