Category Archives: Tax Policy

Reason: Consumers should drive health care

http://reason.com/archives/2014/01/13/consumers-should-drive-medicin Maybe we should look at the Singapore model. On the other hand, you won’t find Juggalos in Sinapore. Can we trust Americans to make their own decisions?

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Obamacare “solving” the wrong problem

Be sure to browse all the comments. NY Times story It’s important to understand that Blue Cross and Shield was started by doctors nd hospitals. They exist to funnel money into the medical system and force prepayment of expenses so … Continue reading

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Romney: Repealing Obamacare

“What the court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected president of the United States. And that is I will act to repeal Obamacare.” How? First, note that he … Continue reading

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CBOE looking to leave Chicago

Illinois “solved” its budget crisis by passing an increase in the state income tax from 4.7% to 7%, a 48% increase. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago Board Options Exchange (they run the service where people buy and sell … Continue reading

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My Jobs program

Tonight is President Obama’s Job Speech(tm). I have a counter-proposal that is so “out of the box” thinking it might work. It’s simple.    Today, the Employer and Employee each pay 7.65% half of the payments into Social Security (self-employed pay … Continue reading

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Will OPEC stop accepting dollars?

Warren Buffett needs to retire and enjoy his old age as a billionaire.   His reaction to the S&P downgrading is that it was stupid – that if it were up to him, he would create a AAAA rating for the … Continue reading

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Beverly Hillbilly finance

Remember Mr Drysdale – the banker from the TV show The Beverly Hillbillies?    Jedd Clampett really liked Mr Drysdale’s bank because they didn’t charge him anything to hold onto the money. Well, fiction has now crossed over into real life.  … Continue reading

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Communism through the back door

So how big is the gap between a Capitalist United States and a Communist United States?   How big is the “Private Sector” and how much money does it make – those evil rich corporations… http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/gdpnewsrelease.htm The government numbers like this … Continue reading

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The deal is almost done…

Harry Reid has “caved” to basically accept the “Boener Plan” – the Here is your $2.8 trillion to spend, in exchange for agreeing to not buy everyone in America a theoretical free car in 2019. The plan includes setting up … Continue reading

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218-210 – House approves Boehner bill

Speaker of the House Boehner has put all his weight behind passing the “Boehner” bill to raise the debt ceiling.   No Democrat voted for it, 22 Republicans voted against it. What happens now? Harry Reid will take his Bill without … Continue reading

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