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  • Monthly Archives: April 2012

    Meese Makes Case Against Overcriminalization at Seton Hall Law

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    Imagine the police knocking on your door because you mistakenly forgot to fill out an obscure form required by foreign law before opening up a small business.  Imagine your 80-year-old mother being arrested for failing to place the appropriate sticker on an otherwise properly shipped package.  Imagine your cancer-stricken neighbor … More

    Henry Ford: No Model P(rogressive)

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    President Obama has a new role model for his Buffett Rule tax—Henry Ford. It’s an odd choice considering that Ford advocated free-market capitalism and opposed redistributive policies. Despite the lucrative government contracts, Henry Ford refused to participate in FDR’s 1933 National Recovery Act. (Let’s not forget that Ford Motors was … More

    Judicial Mischief in Wisconsin Surrounds Effort to Recall Gov. Walker

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    The political battle over Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s (R) recall is heating up. Four Democrats have filed paperwork to appear on the ballot opposite Walker, and the President’s re-election team has joined the fray, attacking Walker by name. The conflict has even infected the supposedly independent state judiciary. Recent investigations … More

    Heritage/FRC Bus Tour Impacts Ohio and Pennsylvania, Heads Next to California

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    Now entering its fourth month on the road, our nationwide tour Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote continues into its 16th state this week: California. A joint project of The Heritage Foundation and the Family Research Council, the tour has thus far hosted events in 50 cities across the nation … More

    Morning Bell: What Tax Day Could Feel Like in 2013

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    In addition to today being Tax Day, it’s also, coincidentally, “Tax Freedom Day” — meaning that it has taken from January 1 until now for Americans to earn enough money to pay this year’s federal, state, and local tax bill — 29.2% of all our income. In other words, for … More

    Tax Day 2012: Taxmageddon on the Horizon

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    In a bit of scheduling serendipity, Tax Freedom Day—the day when Americans finally earn enough income to pay off the bill for all federal, state, and local taxes for the year—falls on April 17 this year. That also happens to be Tax Filing Day 2012. Absent tax changes made by … More

    Sweden Is Not Just About ABBA and IKEA Anymore

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    Sweden is known for, among other things, Swedish meatballs, the pop group ABBA, and IKEA. Well, here is another thing that Sweden should be recognized for: tax cuts. Yes, you heard right: tax cuts. Sweden used to tax corporations at a 60 percent rate. Now that has come down to … More

    Bomber Milestones: Cause for Celebration or Concern?

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    Yesterday marked the 60th anniversary of the B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber’s first flight. The last B-52 came off the production line 10 years later. Such milestones are often celebrated nostalgically for their achievements in times past. However, we can’t call them the “good old days” quite yet for the B-52, … More

    Premium Support Proposals: Key Elements and a Comparison

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    A new poll by Reason-Rupe shows that Americans support the structural reform of a premium support model for Medicare. The current Medicare program has made $38 trillion of unfunded promises to seniors over the next 75 years, and the Part A trust fund is predicted to be bankrupt as soon … More

    Picture This: The Buffett Rule vs. Obama's Budget

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    President Obama says his “Buffett Rule” — which imposes higher taxes on wealthy Americans and job creators — will help “stabilize our debt and deficits for the next decade.” But if you compare how much money his policy raises with how much he’d like to spend, you get a much … More