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  • In Pictures: What Costs More? Life or Taxes?

    As the saying goes, there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Given that fact, it’s worth taking a look at how much it costs to live and how much it costs to pay taxes, especially on this Tax Day. The Republican Study Committee has pulled together a … More

    Why Bush Isn’t Responsible for Today’s Debt Crisis

    We get it, the last thing President Obama wants is to be blamed for is the nation’s growing debt—or anything else, actually. But the statute of limitations on blaming President George W. Bush for everything—anything—must have run out by now.  On the debt in particular, it’s sort of a hard … More

    Morning Bell: What Tax Day Could Feel Like in 2013

    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

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

    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

    Morning Bell: Tax Gimmicks, Tax Doom

    The U.S. Senate could vote today on the gimmicky distraction known as the Buffett Rule — President Obama’s plan to raise taxes on wealthy Americans and job creators in order to supposedly bring “fairness” to the tax code and pay down the debt. As the paper-thin justification for the proposal … More

    VIDEO: Condoleezza Rice Speaks on American Exceptionalism at Heritage

    For those who think the United States should withdraw from the world stage, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has a message: America is exceptional because of its willingness to lead, and without maintaining that commitment, America’s greatness will be in jeopardy. In a wide-ranging speech today at The Heritage … More

    Morning Bell: North Korea's Rogue Missile Launch

    In defiance of international pressure, North Korea last night launched a long range missile, underscoring the belligerent regime’s continuing threat to U.S. interests and regional stability in Asia. The launch comes as the rogue nation is continuing its transition to new leadership under dictator Kim Jong-un, who replaced his father … More

    Can You Find Nancy Pelosi in this Picture?

    Back in July 2006, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA) appeared at a gas station in Washington, D.C., to draw attention to the high price of gas under President George W. Bush. Back then, gas at that station was $3.19 per gallon, yet today gas prices in the very same location … More

    Morning Bell: The Internet Taxes that Could Be Coming

    If you’ve ever bought anything on the Internet, over the phone, or from a catalog, you might have noticed that when you buy from some stores, you don’t pay any state sales tax, but if you buy from other stores, you do. That’s because a Supreme Court decision protected out-of-state … More

    VIDEO: Santelli Speaks the Truth on Obama's Buffett Rule

    Back in February 2009, CNBC’s Rick Santelli launched a nationwide firestorm when he spoke out from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade about the federal government run wild and President Obama’s mortgage plan, calling for a Chicago Tea Party in July of that year. Today, Santelli again spoke … More