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State and Property Tax Deductions Need To Go

Published on November 5, 2017 By sirrahc

“Those who voted for the budget and support the full elimination of the SALT [i.e., state and local tax] deduction have shown they understand the key [tenets] of pro-growth tax reform for individuals: lowering marginal tax rates and doing away with tax subsidies.”  — Adam Michel, tax policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation One of […]

100 Days In

Published on April 30, 2017 By sirrahc

Everyone’s talking about Trump’s first 100 days in office, but I’m going to keep my comments fairly short. Trump himself, as I’m sure you know, is now saying that this “100 Days” marker is arbitrary and doesn’t mean much. And he’s right,… mostly. The media started doing this awhile back, and it makes for a […]

A Conservative Blueprint for Reform

Published on July 31, 2016 By sirrahc

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change […]

The Burden of the U.S. Tax Code

Published on June 22, 2014 By sirrahc

“[The U.S. income tax is] a disgrace to the human race.” — President Jimmy Carter [Editor’s note: I would probably get more mileage out of this post if I published it during “tax season”. On the other hand, it is a perennial topic, so maybe it will pique someone’s interest….] We all like to complain […]

Dave Barry on Taxes

Published on February 14, 2011 By sirrahc

Came across these yesterday and decided it was time for a light-hearted post: “I’m not the only taxpayer who has no idea what he’s sending to the IRS. This year, only 28 percent of all Americans will prepare their own tax returns, according to a voice in my head that invents accurate-sounding statistics.” “Here’s my […]

Thanks for the Big Mac, Uncle Sam

Published on May 5, 2010 By sirrahc

Guess what? I got my tax refund from the IRS today! $45!!!! Woohooooo!! I’m treatin’ myself to a Big Mac Value Meal! Of course, most people who get a paycheck and have to buy stuff have taxes at least at the back of their mind all the time. They hit us from all sides. And, […]

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