Monthly Archives: July 2011

Lower Taxes = More Tax Revenue?

Do lower taxes always result in more tax revenue? No, taxes are like a price. Where tax revenue is concerned there is an optimum tax rate, but we don’t know what it is. Do lower taxes always result in more … Continue reading

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Herd Behavior

When leaders makes decisions about things like the debt ceiling, their actions are not based on intellect. Rather they digress into instinctive behavior and do what animals do in a herd setting. Faced with uncertainty most move to the center … Continue reading

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Tax The Rich?

When Democrats suggest taxing the rich, they would help their case by pointing out that the rich are the only class that benefits from big government. A case in point is government’s asset enhancement initiative which all but guarantees stock … Continue reading

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Conservative Voices?

We have a debt crisis in the USA because there is no meaningful conservative voice in the country. When a few Republicans and Tea Partiers start to doubt themselves, we will be a lot closer. As it is Republicans and … Continue reading

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Big Government A Friend To The Poor?

In the beginning, big government was perceived as a friend of the poor. It was believed the poor and middle class could use government to make things right. It turns out that one cannot benefit from what one cannot control. … Continue reading

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Government Cannot Create Jobs

The biggest cause of failed government policy comes from acting on the basis that things are one way when they are really the other. For example, it might be asked, how many jobs did the government create this month? Americans, … Continue reading

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Debt Ceiling

With respect to the debt ceiling, Republicans would have you believe that government is free. High taxes are the only known incentive to economize in government. Citizens will stop opting for big government when they feel the reality of having … Continue reading

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