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    Survey Says…Taxes too High, Kill the Death Tax

    The Tax Foundation released its “2009 Survey of U.S. Attitudes on Taxes, Government Spending and Wealth Distribution” yesterday. Some interesting findings include: 56 percent of respondents think taxes are too high; Only 14 percent are willing to pay more than $10,000 a year in total taxes for the government services … More

    Morning Bell: It's About the Spending

    According to the Tax Foundation, today is Tax Freedom Day: That means Americans have worked about three and a half months of the year, from January 1 to April 13, before they have earned enough money to pay this year’s tax burden at the federal, state and local levels. Thanks … More

    Thank You Taxes!

    This is not a parody. The “Alliance for A Better Minnesota” (a coalition of leftist organizations including “the Blue-Green Alliance” and “SEIU Healthcare Minnesota”) is promoting a Thank You Taxes campaign urging Minnesotans to “Take a moment to share with us why you appreciate all the government services you use … More

    Costly Energy Budget: Taxpayers Pay Big for Extreme Environmental Agenda

    Taxing Every American Even Obama’s “95%”: President Obama’s energy policies will cost Americans more money, limit their access to America’s resources, and provide little, if any, environmental benefit. It is an extreme environmental agenda. Climate “Revenue”: The President’s budget proposes a $646 billion cap-and-trade tax that would cost each household in … More

    President Obama Forms Tax Reform Panel

    Out of the blue today, President Barack Obama followed in President George W. Bush’s footsteps and announced the formation of his own tax reform panel. President Obama should be applauded for taking on the important work of reforming the tax code because it badly needs an overhaul. Hopefully, the Obama … More

    Morning Bell: Taxpayers Should Be More Than a Little Scared

    Maybe Jay Leno should host Meet the Press. Bowling and canine questions aside, Leno pressed President Barack Obama hard on the House’s vote to strip AIG employees of their retention bonuses via the tax code: Well, here’s something that kind of scared me. Today they passed this thing that says … More

    The $1.4 Trillion Obama Tax Increase

    Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst Brian Riedl details how President Barack Obama’s budget raises taxes on Americans by $1.4 trillion: In his recent address to Congress, President Obama promised that “if your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I … More

    No Defense for Obamanomics

    Laura Tyson’s “In Defense of Obamanomics” in the Wall Street Journal Monday well portrayed the view of history and government from the classical American socialist perspective – more government is inherently better (except when it involves national defense), higher taxes are inherently better, especially when falling on the most productive, … More

    Cap and Trade Was Never About Climate

    The Wall Street Journal‘s Kimberley Strassel reports today that the businesses in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership are beginning to realize that the cap and trade was never about global warming: “People are learning,” says William Kovacs, vice president of environment, technology and regulatory affairs at the U.S. Chamber of … More

    Letterman on Obama's Tax Hikes

    The late night comedy shows are beginning to notice that President Barack Obama loves raising taxes. Check out this David Letterman clip from earlier this week: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F45hXrpa7n8&feature=channel_page[/youtube] You can view his whole monologue at CBS here, which also includes a great joke about Obama’s investment advice.