An Open Letter to Warren Buffett

    Dear Mr. Buffett, What up old man? Your back in the news it seems, once again calling on the government to tax you more and to do the same for all wealthy people in this country. It seems every time we have a fiscal crisis or showdown which oddly enough comes around every year since 2010, there you are with your high horse and self | Read More »

    The Buffett Rule: a Gimmick, a farce … a total waste of time

    As America continues to plant fresh economic roots in an attempt to prevent further erosion, the President continues his crusade against . . . ancillary matters.  He is doing so by barnstorming the country by pushing what his spin team has dubbed, “the Buffett rule.” This is the pattern that we have seen before.  Obama passes the stimulus bill in the hopes of getting the | Read More »

    To Regulate or To Tax: Happy Tax Day

    The question is whether to regulate or to tax. The answer from the Obama Administration is apparently both. Yesterday, as expected, the Senate failed to pass the so-called Buffett Rule. It became increasingly obvious as the debate unfolded and tough questions were asked and analysis revealed, this was nothing more than a populist election year gimmick that, in typical Obama fashion, fails to address the | Read More »

    Catching Up On The News

    A lot has happened during the last few weeks.  I’ll try to catch up a bit in this post: Rick Santorum dropped out of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination.  I’ve liked Santorum from the beginning, though recognizing he probably didn’t have the staying power to really make a strong bid.  Although I am not as socially conservative as he, I have admired him | Read More »

    The Buffett Rule and Punishing the American Dream

    Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Buffett Rule, Obama’s definition of a “fair” tax structure, and how raising taxes punishes those seeking the American Dream. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, | Read More »

    The Buffett Rule and Punishing the American Dream

    Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Buffett Rule, Obama’s definition of a “fair” tax structure, and how raising taxes punishes those seeking the American Dream. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, | Read More »

    The Buffett Rule and the GOP’s War on Firefighters

    Back in the fall of 2011 when Warren of Buffett Rule fame first began angling for a positive Wikipedia entry by insisting he wasn’t paying enough taxes, Gene Sperling, the Director of the National Economic Council, wrote an article on the White House blog awkwardly titled “Buffett Rule Facts and Fictions.”  If Buffett himself was guilty of comparing apples and oranges as I wrote about in January, Mr. Sperling grabbed an | Read More »

    The Buffett Rule Obfuscates the Real Debt Crisis

    Over the past few weeks, Obama has exhibited the intensity of a Navy SEAL in his execution of class warfare.  He is trying to convince everyone that those who earn 17% of Adjusted Gross Income, yet pay 36.7% of federal income taxes don’t pay anything, while those who pay little or no taxes shoulder the entire tax burden.  Obama will continue to toss out misinformation | Read More »

    The Buffett Rule Obfuscates the Real Debt Crisis

    Over the past few weeks, Obama has exhibited the intensity of a Navy SEAL in his execution of class warfare.  He is trying to convince everyone that those who earn 17% of Adjusted Gross Income, yet pay 36.7% of federal income taxes don’t pay anything, while those who pay little or no taxes shoulder the entire tax burden.  Obama will continue to toss out misinformation | Read More »

    Is a Regime Change Afoot in China?

    Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss news of possible unrest in China, recent changes in communist leadership and the failure of the Buffett Rule. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can | Read More »

    Is a Regime Change Afoot in China?

    Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss news of possible unrest in China, recent changes in communist leadership and the failure of the Buffett Rule. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can | Read More »

    The IRS as Tax Preparers?

    When conservatives and liberals advocate tax reform they are referring to radically divergent concepts.  Conservatives desire a low, flat, and universal tax code, while liberals desire reform that would result in increased revenues.  The obvious way to achieve that goal is to impose radical redistributive tax increases, such as the ones Obama has recently proposed.  However, there is a more subtle way that is beginning | Read More »

    The IRS as Tax Preparers?

    When conservatives and liberals advocate tax reform they are referring to radically divergent concepts.  Conservatives desire a low, flat, and universal tax code, while liberals desire reform that would result in increased revenues.  The obvious way to achieve that goal is to impose radical redistributive tax increases, such as the ones Obama has recently proposed.  However, there is a more subtle way that is beginning | Read More »

    The REAL Buffett Rule

    What a coincidence that I just read the following passage in the book ROLLBACK – Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse which is a great book written by Tom Woods Jr. It is great amo to show Warren Buffetts motives may be less pure than he presents them. — “Big business has also opposed tax cuts or supported tax increases, again contrary to | Read More »

    Let’s Party Like It’s 1917

    The DNC’s logo for the 2012 convention struck me, when it first came out, as “Soviet chic”, a trendy style that’s been making its way around leftist protests from Wisconsin to Washington.With Barack Obama’s class warfare speech yesterday, it seems the President’s 2012 campaign theme will be to party like its 1917. In a speech right out of a European socialist’s playbook, Barack Obama kept | Read More »