Progressive Tax Reform Will Make Government Waste Affordable

April 20, 2014 by Bob

Does progressive tax reform mean an end to government waste, or does it mean more money to spend to make up for what our federal and state bureaucracies lose? Backers of a progressive tax fix for federal and state budgets focus on more revenue for the middle and lower classes. They don’t usually mention that the programs they insist we fund at a rising cost to taxpayers account for a staggering amount of government waste.

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Fairness in Illinois is for Politicians, Liberals, and Losers

April 17, 2014 by Bob

Fairness should be your biggest concern when you are standing in front of a judge or being audited. Otherwise, unless you stand to gain by leveling the playing field, fairness is a value that should be reserved for liberals and losers. Sound harsh? Welcome to Illinois, where too many of our politicians embody the word “loser” (see: Are Illinois Democrats the Worst Politicians in America?).

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Social Change for Obama Means Keeping America Divided and Angry

April 13, 2014 by Bob

When you don’t have a clue what you are doing you fall back on what you know. For Barack Obama, that means coercing social change by keeping America divided and angry. Our ex-activist, rabble-rousing president knows the money isn’t there to buy the illusion of prosperity. The votes don’t exist in Congress to overhaul the economy from the ground up, either. How much anger does our president think he should stir up in the name of social change? More important, in lieu of changing the tax code how much of the tab can be forced on employers?

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Two Political Issues Republicans Should Avoid

April 10, 2014 by Bob

The only political issues Republicans should be concerned about this year have to do with bad government in all its guises (see: Bad Government, Bad Deals, and Failed Bills). Why are conservative politicians making headlines this week with two losing issues they should have the good sense to leave alone?

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Raising Taxes in Illinois to Pay for Our Taxpayer Prison

April 6, 2014 by Bob

As punishing as it feels to write a check at tax time it is especially painful in Illinois, where raising taxes, fees, and penalties has constructed an elaborate taxpayer prison giving individuals and businesses little choice but to leave (see: Live in Illinois? Get Out Now.).

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Hard Work Deserves Low Pay, Not a Minimum Wage Increase

April 3, 2014 by Bob

Why would anyone want to work in an economy where hard work has great value and a minimum wage increase is the reward? The kind of hard work politicians and activists are using to try to force a minimum wage increase is not effort directed at something the economy values.

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Border Control Policy Stalled by Legalization Campaign

March 30, 2014 by Bob

With hopes for amnesty fading there is no good reason for the Obama administration to continue pandering to conservatives with promises of a border control policy that will finally, once and for all, secure our southwest boundary with Mexico. Instead, we are going to go back to what the president’s party has wanted all along, legalization with the most feeble of nods to border control.

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