Tax Articles


Flashback: OMB Director Denies Mandate Penalty is a Tax

12:16 PM, Jun 28, 2012

In February the Obama administration's acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, Jeff Zeints, told the House Budget Committee that the penalty for not purchasing health insurance under Obamacare is not a tax. Watch below:

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What Did SCOTUS Just Do?

10:31 AM, Jun 28, 2012

Was today's Supreme Court Obamacare decision a win for conservatives or a loss? It depends on what you were rooting for.

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National Organization for Marriage Claims IRS Leaked Confidential Tax Info

2:10 PM, Apr 19, 2012

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), a pro-traditional marriage organization, alleges that confidential tax forms were either leaked or stolen from the IRS and illegally distributed by its opponents to the media. 

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Life Is Not Fair

12:50 PM, Apr 11, 2012

“Look, I want folks to get rich in this country,” Mr. Obama said. “I think it’s wonderful when people are successful. That’s part of the American dream.”New York Times

But the president would, it seems, rather distract audiences by talking about the "Buffett Rule."

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Does Romney Want to Reduce Charitable Deductions for the Top 1 Percent?

6:03 PM, Feb 27, 2012

A few months ago, when President Obama proposed to restrict the deductibility of charitable contributions made by relatively well-off Americans, I asked why Obama is so opposed to having money go directly to the needy, rather than having it first be filtered through the government.

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Romney Needs a Bold Plan

10:13 AM, Jan 12, 2012

Fred Barnes, writing in the Wall Street Journal:

 

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Happy Hour: 'We Screwed Up the U.S. Economy'

7:00 PM, Nov 09, 2011

ABC News: "Obama Administration to Delay New 15-Cent Christmas Tree Tax"

Chicago Tribune: Cain accuser "continued to run afoul of creditors as recently as this summer" and fiancé "is unemployed and preparing to file for bankruptcy."

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Perry Ad: Conservatives Love His Tax Plan

2:12 PM, Oct 28, 2011

Rick Perry has a new ad showcasing the support of prominent conservatives like Steve Forbes and Rush Limbaugh for his economic plan. WEEKLY STANDARD senior writer Steve Hayes makes a (vocal) appearance:

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Big Tax Hikes Coming?

Democrats aim to increase top tax rates to near 50 percent.
1:04 PM, Sep 08, 2011

Barack Obama has said that raising taxes in a struggling economy is “the last thing you want to do,” but for some Democrats on Capitol Hill raising taxes is a top priority. A proposal from Democratic members of the House Ways and Means Committee obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD favors raising top marginal income tax rates to nearly 50 percent.

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Study: Obamacare Tax Could Cost 43,000 Jobs

10:16 AM, Sep 08, 2011

A new study by economists Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Harold Furchtgott-Roth shows that one provision of Obamacare, a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers, could cause significant job losses—over 43,000, according to the report—in the industry. The whole report can be read here, but here are some of the study’s major findings (emphasis added):

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Our Kind of Class Warfare

Let’s have a tax on political power.
May 09, 2011

Wipe that smirk off your face, Mister President. “We cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society.” Is there some Sidwell Friends night school class liberal politicians take to perfect an expression of smug disdain? When Teddy Roosevelt was demagogue-in-chief he at least had the nerve to come right out and call the successful people he despised “malefactors of great wealth.” He didn’t simper and moue at his audience. Go ahead and say it, President Obama: Let’s steal from the rich and give to the poor. Never mind that we’re doing a pretty good job of it already.

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The Incredible Shrinking Obama

Apr 25, 2011

Barack Obama’s budget address last week ranks among the most dishonest and dishonorable presidential speeches in generations. It contained an avalanche of false and misleading statements. It was shallow and bitterly partisan. Yet the speech served a useful purpose: It provided the American people in general, and Republicans in particular, with the basic line of attack President Obama will use between now and the 2012 election.

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