A new 16th amendment

    I am building a series of practical amendments that I think will have great appeal to much of the populace and to state governments. The idea is to propose through the states amendments that can reign in the Federal government rather than asking the Fed to give up power willingly. I wrote previously about building a method for state legislatures to repeal laws passed by | Read More »

    Corruption in the sacred temple of socialism

    As we watch a string of scandals detonate across the Obama Administration, we should all be able to agree that the abuse of government power to punish political opposition is hideously wrong.  Sometimes we struggle to define the precise boundaries of “corruption,” as a growing government extends its power into the private sector, and the daily conduct of its business becomes inherently corrupt.  Special interests swarm around | Read More »

    The “F-Word”

    My older son is a thinking man. Not just that, he’s a conservative thinking man. He is my pride and my joy.   Bill called me last week to discuss this whole concept the President has been yammering about – you know the part about how rich people are not paying their “fair share.” Bill wants to know what “fair” really is. And, as usual, | Read More »

    On Fairness & Moral Cases

    Another day, another socialist takes to the New York Times to denounce capitalism. With his criticism — he is a professional critic, which is a job no socialist society would really see value in except as an agenda of propaganda, but he thrives in the capitalist society he condemns — he premises it on some sort of morality. He mocks Christians for embracing capitalism with | Read More »

    On Fairness & Moral Cases

    Another day, another socialist takes to the New York Times to denounce capitalism. With his criticism — he is a professional critic, which is a job no socialist society would really see value in except as an agenda of propaganda, but he thrives in the capitalist society he condemns — he premises it on some sort of morality. He mocks Christians for embracing capitalism with | Read More »

    The Spending Code

    Barack Obama yesterday introduced us to the notion that the failure to collect taxes is actually government spending.  Tax cuts (or deferred increases) are just an alternate way for the government to spend money, because without the cuts it would otherwise get the added revenue. Actually the idea is as old as Caesar, but it was jarring to hear it so seamlessly encoded into the | Read More »

    Positive Changes for the Economy

    Today I introduced the “End Tax Uncertainty Act of 2010”. This bill is designed to do just that – end uncertainty. With 141 tax provisions currently needing constant reauthorization by Congress, the marketplace is stuck in a perpetual state of uncertainty. My husband and I own a small business and we know that Washington hasn’t been putting forth legislation to stabilize the hiring environment. Congress | Read More »

    The Government Needs a Spring Cleaning

    The tax system has become another emblem of the government’s seemingly insatiable desire to make things complicated. In the culture of Washington never use one word when ten will do the trick, never hire one bureaucrat when five can do the same amount of work. It is little wonder then that the income tax code stretches to 3.4 million words, filling more than 7,500 letter | Read More »

    It is time to stand united & cast off the chains of oppressive taxation.

       It is tax season once again. Like most working middle-class people, I dread having to deal with it. The current broken, bloated tax code is overly complex, unfair and oppressive. The Washington elitists and the pointed-head bureaucrats manipulate it for power and profit. It should also be noted that it is completely unconstitutional. But, as we all unfortunately know, federal taxes will always be | Read More »

    The Progressive Tax Code Is Killing The Conservative Movement

    It is no accident that the decrease of conservative political power has coincided with the increase of workers who are not obligated to pay federal taxes. As a result of recent tax reforms, forty-six percent of employed Americans no longer pay any federal tax. With almost half the workforce freed from the responsibility of footing the government’s bills, the electorate is more receptive than ever | Read More »

    the tax code in beer terms

    Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comesto $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would gosomething like this: The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. Thefifth would pay $1. The sixth would pay $3. The seventh would pay $7. Theeighth would pay $12. The ninth would pay | Read More »