Category Archives: Economics

Insidious dogma, part 2

…borrowing’s burden falls on future generations. This is a form of expropriation–taxation without representation of the unborn.–G. Will   In a column in the Elmira Star Gazette on Jan. 4, 2018, George Will argues for a balanced budget amendment. Will’s … Continue reading

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Insidious dogma

Apr 28, 2014 … Tom Reed spent the last two weeks crisscrossing the eleven-county district holding roundtables, meeting with small businesses and wrapping up his 137th town hall. The consistent theme Reed heard during each conversation was the frustration taxpayers have with … Continue reading

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Who or what are job creators?

This bill (H.R. 1) will also enhance our economic engine. For decades, we’ve prevented our businesses from being able to grow and compete. Tax reform will help jumpstart job creation… — Rep. Tom Reed The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. … Continue reading

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What happened to Republican orthodoxy?

  How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!–Samuel Adams   Opposing war Before both wars with Germany, Presidents Wilson and Roosevelt waited for attacks to sway public opinion before asking Congress for a … Continue reading

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What’s bipartisan?

I certainly think bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view.–Richard Mourdock Thanks to President Donald J. Trump for having the Ways and Means Committee to the White House to talk about bipartisan Tax Reform.–Tom Reed (facebook) … Continue reading

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Gary Cohn on taxes

Only morons pay the estate tax.–attributed to Gary Cohn On the personal side, we have protected the three big deductions — charitable, mortgage and retirement saving. We want to raise the standard deduction caps and get rid of many of … Continue reading

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Can we see fascism among us?

It is easy to see fascism in violent demonstrations, but what about more mundane examples? Attacks on Muslims and other minority groups. Organized attacks on public education. Proposals for a mercenary army. Private prisons. Border walls. Militant militias. Personal arsenals. … Continue reading

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