Monthly Archive: August 2017

Aug 31

Americans now spend more on taxes than on food and clothing combined

America rose to prosperity, abundance and prominence with some of the world’s lowest taxes and the fewest regulations. Property rights and a climate of individual ingenuity and industry brought Americans the world’s highest standards of living. But the past two generations have seen America’s progress arrested. Now taxes take almost half of many Americans’ income. …

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Aug 29

Hope for Denmark: Danes Seeking to Throw Off Government Shackles

Throughout the 1600s, 1700s, and 1800s the people of Denmark were the most capitalistic on earth. Their merchants sailed the seas and transacted in goods throughout Europe and the rest of the world. The people of Denmark (and Scandanavia generally) became the richest on earth. That foundation of wealth sustained them throughout the 1900s. But …

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Aug 27

Only 19 percent of wage gains from minimum wage increases go to families in poverty

Trusters of government often claim that government-imposed minimum wages help the poor. But research has shown that minimum wage laws harm the poor by completely locking them out of the bottom rungs of the economy. Minimum wage laws cause unemployment rates to increase, especially among the poorest and most desperate Americans. Only 19 percent of …

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Aug 27

Complexity of U.S. Tax Code Causes $67 to $378 Billion in Annual Accounting Costs

To put numbers in perspective, the entire state budget of Montana is less than $5 billion annually. Many other states operate on annual budgets of less than $5 or $10 annually. A study by the Mercatus Center has recently found that Americans spend $67  billion to $378 billion in annual accounting costs in the process of …

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Aug 24

Government agency caught falsifying temp records near Flagstaff, AZ. “Adjustments” were designed to bolster ‘global warming’ claims

The heroic data analyst Tony Heller will someday be seen as the man who almost singlehandedly brought down the government’s apocalyptic-manmade-global-warming-by-CO2 hoax. Heller painstakingly combs through temp data provided from government agencies such as N.O.A.A., and shows how the government’s adjustments tend to be designed to bolster the government’s climate claims. Now Heller has found …

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Aug 24

77 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.

Whenever government expands, people become impoverished, dependent, sick, weak, diseased, trapped, and less mobile in every sense. CBS Moneywatch has released a report indicating that “[a]lmost 8 out of 10 American workers say they live paycheck to paycheck.” Government taxes, regulations and central banking savagely punish savers, so most Americans save little or nothing. Studies …

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Aug 23

Study: those with health insurance receive no greater health benefits than those without

Government programs and policies allegedly aimed at keeping Americans healthy achieve the very opposite result. Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare all subsidize demand without increasing supply, causing prices to rise. The result is that health care has become absurdly expensive. Consequently, almost no one is able to purchase health goods or services as needs arise. So …

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Aug 19

New report confirms that electric cars have larger “carbon footprint” than gas or diesel cars

U.S. taxpayers have been forced to subsidize government “alternative energy” schemes on a truly massive scale. Tesla and its overpaid CEO Elon Musk have milked taxpayers already for almost a billion dollars. Tesla manufactures expensive electric cars–sold primarily to the super rich–with the massive support of U.S. tax dollars. One could say the program is …

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Aug 19

Americans have virtually abandoned short air travel due to government hassles

The daily stink and stain of life under near-total government has made America LESS mobile. Here is an astounding report indicating that since 2000, “short haul [air] traffic” has “Decline[d] in the US” by $34 billion. Government “security” policies imposed since 9/11/2001 have made Americans increasingly use alternative surface transportation. (The regulations almost certainly do …

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Aug 16

32 people killed in one day of “law enforcement” raids by Philippine government

The streets of Philippinnes cities turned red with blood in the past week as Philippine “police” unleashed a torrent of violent raids upon the population. Shockingly Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is urging police to kill dozens of drug suspects every day, as he praised officers who shot dead 32 people this week in “shock and …

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