Archive for the ‘taxes’ Category


The Common Thread Between the Soda Tax and the Yoga Tax

Oct9

By John Feehery

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On one side of the country, in the People’s Republic of Berkley, the city council there is trying to raise taxes on soda pop.

On the other side of the country, in the People’s Republic of Washington D.C., the City Council raised taxes on people doing Yoga.

So what is the common thread linking the Soda tax and the Yoga tax? (more…)

The Whopper, eh?

Aug28

By John Feehery

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Corporate inversions.  The mere mention sends a shudder down the spines of most Americans.

I kid. (more…)

Patriotism and Corporate Inversions

Jul17

By John Feehery

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It annoys me when Tea Party groups that want to dismember the Federal Government and urge insurrection and nullification against the President call themselves patriots and imply that anybody who opposes their radical agenda are squishy communists. (more…)

Topic: taxes Tea Party

Why is the Federal government so big anyway?

Jun18

By John Feehery

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If you ever have any hopes of diminishing the power of Washington, you need to have an understanding as to why it has grown so large in the first place.

Some might cynically say that it is Washington bureaucrats that have deviously worked to expand the power of central government, but usually government grows in response to the request of those who vote.

Here are some turning points in our national history that helped to expand the size of the Federal government.

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One Innocuous Tweet And All Hell Breaks Loose

Jun5

By John Feehery

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I make one innocuous tweet, and all Hell breaks loose.

As it became clear that Chris McDaniel and Thad Cochran were heading for a run-off and that slightly more Republican primary voters picked McDaniel over Cochran, I tweeted this:  “I guess Mississippi doesn’t want Federal money anymore. I betcha there are 49 states that will gladly take it.” (more…)

 

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