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Bernie’s “Free Stuff” Will Cost Taxpayers $19.6 Trillion in New Taxes

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:00am 1/20/2016 at 7:00am

Last week, I noted that Bernie Sanders was reluctant to reveal how he intends to pay for everything for everyone; this week, the Washington Examiner has some answers.

The Washington Examiner estimates that the bill for Bernie’s “free stuff for everyone!” promises will be approximately $19.6 trillion.  Our national debt, which has ...

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Cash Poor Democrats Want Taxpayers to Fund Their Convention

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 2:45pm 12/15/2015 at 2:45pm

Last month we reported that the DNC was going into debt while the RNC was raising millions. In a new but related development, the cash poor Democrats want taxpayers to help pay for their national convention.

Stephen Dinan reported at the Washington Times:

Struggling DNC craves tax dollars for convention

Already struggling...

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Art Laffer: Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Have Best Tax Plans

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 27, 2015 at 6:00pm 11/27/2015 at 6:00pm

Art Laffer, famed member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, has co-authored, with Stephen Moore, an article for Investor’s Business Daily in which they assert that Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have the “best” tax proposals.

They begin with a bit of a warning to those serious about tax reform:

All the...

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Fleeing blue state taxpayers should leave their blue politics behind

http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2015/04/01/how-a-great-american-migration-to-california-reversed-itself/
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 12:30pm 9/6/2015 at 12:30pm
http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2015/04/01/how-a-great-american-migration-to-california-reversed-itself/

A newly published study shows taxpayers are (still) abandoning blue states and heading to states where Republicans retain a greater level of influence.

Leah Jessen of the

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Record $2.6 Trillion tax revenue not enough to feed federal gov’t beast

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 9:30am 8/16/2015 at 9:30am

Since the beginning of fiscal year 2015, the federal government has taken in a staggering $2.6 trillion in tax revenue. Despite this record breaking haul, the United States is still operating in the red.

Terence P. Jeffrey of CNS News reports:

$2,672,414,000,000: Federal Taxes Set Record Through July; $17,955 Per Worker–Feds Still Run...

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Report: IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Conservatives for Audits

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:00am 7/23/2015 at 7:00am

President Obama appeared on the Daily Show this week and claimed that the IRS never targeted the Tea Party.

Yet according to an explosive new report from Judicial Watch, the IRS used donor lists from certain organizations to target specific people for audits:

Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS Used Donor Lists to...

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Post-SCOTUS Gay Marriage: Religious institution tax exemptions at risk

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 6:30pm 6/28/2015 at 6:30pm

Forty-eight hours after the Supreme Court’s monumental gay marriage decision, and progressives are already calling for an end to tax exemptions for churches.

Anticipating the Supreme Court’s eventual ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Raul Labrador introduced the First Amendment Defense Act. The bill would protect religious institutions...

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Clinton Foundation turns itself in before getting caught

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:00am 4/28/2015 at 7:00am

The Clinton Foundation has admitted that it may have made “mistakes” with regard to their taxes and will refile five years of returns.

The admission came after a Reuters report was published on Sunday:

Clinton Foundation admits making mistakes on taxes

The Clinton Foundation’s acting chief executive admitted on Sunday that the charity had...

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Four MSNBC Hosts Owe Considerable Back Taxes

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 4:30pm 4/25/2015 at 4:30pm

The progressive hosts of MSNBC may like the idea of big government programs, but for some of them, paying taxes seems to be a challenge.

Jillian Kay Melchior outlined the issue in a recent column for National Review:

MSNBC’s Touré Has the Taxman on His Case

Touré Neblett, co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, owes...

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Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Sign Taxpayer Protection Pledge

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:30pm 4/25/2015 at 2:30pm

While I’m not a fan of Grover Norquist, I do appreciate his Americans for Tax Reform’s work each election cycle to get candidates on the record regarding tax increases.  It’s not the be-all-and-end-all, but it does indicate to voters where candidates stand in terms of big government and taxation.  The...

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California’s “assisted death” legislation clears Senate hurdle

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11:30am 4/16/2015 at 11:30am

Since we “celebrated” Tax Day with an analysis on the difficulties of cutting down the tax code, now seems like a good time to review the topic that is the only other certainty in life — death.

California’s politicians, not content with messing around with our water flow, are looking to OK...

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Taking advantage of the tax day narrative

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:40am 4/15/2015 at 11:40am

Today, the RNC sent out their annual “isn’t this terrible” tax day press release decrying big government excesses and calling for reform. Take a look:

“Today is Tax Day, our annual reminder of how much of our hard-earned money is sent to Washington, DC, and spent recklessly by a bloated federal government....

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Al Sharpton’s Tax Records Destroyed by Fire… Twice

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 8:30am 3/12/2015 at 8:30am

Al Sharpton’s tax problems are well known. It’s a good thing he isn’t a member of the Tea Party, otherwise he might be in real trouble with the IRS. Luckily for the good reverend, he’s a liberal progressive and therefore subject to a different set of rules.

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Majority of Obamacare Customers Will Owe Money This Tax Season

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:30am 2/25/2015 at 8:30am

Tax season approaches and the Obamacare bill is finally coming due.

Sarah Ferris of The Hill has some bad news for people who have been receiving Obamacare subsidies:

H&R Block: Majority of ObamaCare customers paying back subsidy

A majority of ObamaCare customers, 52 percent, are being forced to pay back some of their subsidies...

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IRS Flip-Flop: Illegals who didn’t pay taxes will still receive refunds

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 1:00pm 2/12/2015 at 1:00pm

Last week, we covered IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s testimony about the shocking tax consequences of Obama’s executive amnesty plan. In previous testimony before Congress, Koskinen explained that illegal immigrants who were granted amnesty would be eligible to receive back-refunds in the form of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—but only if...

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More Stimulus? Obama Wants $478 Billion for Roads and Bridges

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 2, 2015 at 8:30am 2/2/2015 at 8:30am

Obama sure does like to spend money. Back in 2009, his Stimulus bill managed to use up almost a trillion dollars. The budget he’s going to release this time around will request just under half a trillion dollars for American roads and bridges.

Juliet Eilperin and Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post:

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Obama dumps tax hike on college savings accounts

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8:39pm 1/27/2015 at 8:39pm

He announced.
America retaliated.
He ran screaming from his toxic tax proposal.

Today, the White House threw its own plan under the bus by announcing that it would no longer pursue its proposed tax hike on “529” college savings account.

From the Wall Street Journal:

The move followed a public call by House Speaker John...

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