Sadly, too many people seem to think campaign ads are news. They fail to recognize the rhetoric, or in some cases the outright lies. In this case, it is easy to spot the slanted and unsubstantiated ideological claim.
Finding money feels nice until you realize that the money was "lost" due to either willful negligence or gross incompetence.
Three simple solutions anyone can understand: cut costs by reducing redundant administration, increase our tax base, and re-amortize our debt. You might wonder why our political leaders don't even mention these solutions.
You can never, ever get the advertised price because it doesn't include many of the fixed costs, like the set top box, not to mention it is littered with pass-throughs of the company's taxes and fees, including the cable franchise fees.
President Lyndon Johnson's legacy was the so-called Great Society (read: entitlement programs). As these programs have matured, along with the U.S. population, the proportion of the people dependent on the State has soared
Try to tally the pain, loss and medical bills of those in cities and towns across the nation who are reeling from the blows inflicted by the government's standing armies, and you will find yourself reeling.
The homebuyer of tomorrow should not be asked to pay for the fleeting temporary tax reduction and unemployment benefit extension of yesterday.
Now that summer is officially over and the fall season has arrived, most of us are looking ahead to cooler weather, the holiday season and spending time with family. But there's one thing many of us may not be thinking about but should be: taxes.
For millions of Americans, 2015 open enrollment for employer-provided benefits is right around the corner. While it may be tempting to simply opt for the same coverage you have this year, doing so could cost you hundreds -- or thousands -- of dollars in tax savings.
Not only is the deficit down sharply from its levels of 2009 and 2010, when it was near 10 percent of GDP, it is below the levels that even the deficit hawks had targeted back in those years. In other words, even if we had followed the lead of deficit crusaders like Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, the deficit would be no lower today.
To begin to address some of the biggest issues the state faces, Illinoisans must first know what they are. Here is a list of some of the worst awards Illinois has received.
Kleinbard describes himself as a "Dutch uncle" which the dictionary tells me is someone who admonishes sternly and bluntly... tells us the hard truths whether we want to hear them or not.
Come tax time, most Americans will have to answer a simple yes or no question on their tax return to prove they have health coverage. In some cases, taxpayers may be exempt from purchasing health insurance and a tax penalty.
I'm in the very early stages of preparing a campaign to try to run in the 2016 election for US President. I'll be doing it as a transhumanist for the Transhumanist Party, a political organization I recently founded that seeks to use science and technology to radically improve the human being and the society we live in.
It's not okay to steal just because one earns below the median income level. But as I watched "National Investigative Reporter" Jeff Rossen bear down on a soldier lucky to be earning one-fifth what he is, I wanted to know why this was the crime on which the Today show chose to focus.
Cato Institute's 12th biennial edition of its "Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors" assigns grades of "A" to "F" to the governors based on their efforts to restrain government. Not only did Governor Brown receive an "F" in this year's report card, he received the worst score of any governor.