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  • Why a program for the poor may be helping big banks instead

    A Clinton-era tax credit program intended to help grow businesses in low-income communities is instead benefitting big banks and private investors to the tune of more than $1 billion annually.

  • Solution for the looming Medicare crisis

    Next week I'm scheduled for a cervical spinal fusion that costs upward of $100,000, but I won't be paying for it. Like 50 million other Medicare recipients, I will receive the medical care I need more or less free of charge thanks to Medicare.

  • Have you taken your Obama oath?

    Jonathan Alter at The Daily Beast has an idea that will infuse the president's "economic patriotism" rhetoric with some bite: Compel companies to take "loyalty oaths" to prove their patriotism.

  • Dick Durbin to Walgreens: You didn't build that

    Walgreens purchased a European-based drugstore chain. The U.S. has really high corporate taxes. As this new joint company decides where to base itself, the U.S.'s high corporate tax rates may play a role.

  • If the government doesn't know how much it spends or how much it owes, how can it know anything?

    Tax revenues are climbing, but the debt is out of control and nobody knows for sure how much the bureaucrats are actually spending.

  • Transportation tax tops Missouri primary ballot

    A Missouri primary that lacks competition for the only statewide office on the ballot nonetheless has generated considerable attention because of proposals seeking to raise taxes for transportation and create constitutional protections for farmers.

  • Paul Ryan isn't seeking to relaunch LBJ's war on poverty: Examiner Editorial

    "The federal government has helped decrease material deprivation," House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wrote in a recent paper outlining new strategies for fighting poverty. But he added that the war on poverty cannot be won simply by satisfying people's creature needs.

  • People, not politicians, improve world economies

    After years of debt (90.6 percent of GDP in 2013) and deficit spending, Britain's ruling Conservative Party is crowing about the latest economic figures that show the country has outpaced the developed world in its economic recovery.

  • No, the IRS cannot be fixed --- it must be abolished and replaced with the Fair Tax

    Washington's individual income tax and its enforcement agency, the IRS, are a cancer eating away at this nation, her taxpayers and our economic engine. 



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