The Bullying Pulpit

The Bullying Pulpit

We have truly entered the world of “Alice in Wonderland” when the CEO of a company that pays $16 million a day in taxes is hauled up before a Congressional subcommittee to be denounced on nationwide television for not paying more. Apple CEO Tim Cook was...
Apple Computer Should Not Have To Pay Taxes

Apple Computer Should Not Have To Pay Taxes

Apple, the most highly valued technology company and the creator of wonderful products that millions enjoy and use to enhance their productivity, has been accused of not paying enough taxes at a congressional hearing where CEO Tim Cook was grilled yesterday. (See the...
Capital Gains Taxes

Capital Gains Taxes

One of the many false talking points of the Obama administration is that a rich man like Warren Buffett should not be paying a lower tax rate than his secretary. But anyone whose earnings come from capital gains usually pays a lower tax rate. How are capital gains...
Thank The 1%

Thank The 1%

To qualify as part of the top 1% of income earners in Canada in 2010, you would have to had earned $201,400. (In the United States, the income cut-off was $352,000. In my home city, Calgary, it was $539,000). This top earning group of Canadians took home about 10% of...
Prophets and Losses: Part II

Prophets and Losses: Part II

People on both sides of tax issues often speak of such things as a “$300 billion tax increase” or a “$500 billion tax decrease.” That is fine if they are looking back at something that has already happened. But it can be sheer nonsense if they...
Patriotic Millionaires Unmasked

Patriotic Millionaires Unmasked

Despite the breathless post-election “think pieces” that have drawn sweeping and deeply considered conclusions about the political drift of the country, at its core President Obama’s re-election is easy to understand. He essentially promised millions...
Tax Increases (or Cuts) Not the Real Issue

Tax Increases (or Cuts) Not the Real Issue

According to the Congressional Budget Office’s figures, extending the Bush tax rates will only increase the deficit by 4 percent. Actually, critics of the way the CBO figures this out are saying the 4 percent number is too high. They charge that the CBO does not take...
Stephen King’s Stand For Class Warfare

Stephen King’s Stand For Class Warfare

Count Stephen King, author of horror novels and a self-described millionaire, among the legions of rich socialists bringing down America. Advancing ideas that are leading to real-life horror as America goes down the zero-growth road of a government-run economy, King...
Government without Taxation

Government without Taxation

In a capitalist society, the initiation of force is banned from the interactions between individuals. In a capitalist society, there is no regulation of businesses–no FTC, FDA, SEC, OSHA, or EPA. In a capitalist society, all funding for government is provided...

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