Conservatives typically – and correctly – fault the regulatory state for increasing the cost of doing business and impeding job creation. But what about the argument that businesses don’t pay taxes (or regulatory fees), people do?
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is making a powerful case that the two go together in a way that could reduce the government’s footprint and decrease poverty.
“The regulatory part of Ryan’s anti-poverty plan goes after ‘regressive’ federal rules – those that have an outsize economic impact on low-income households,” reports The Hill. “Supporters of his plan say regulations are ultimately borne by ordinary consumers and households who pay extra when new restrictions are piled on to the products and services they use. The poor end up spending a greater…[more]
With the IRS scandal and immigration crisis revealing new depths of duplicity in the highest levels of the Obama administration, a pattern of deception is emerging that is lethal to the credibility of government leaders.
Earlier this week, investigators working for the House of Representatives publicized interviews with IRS IT experts that directly contradict the agency’s official line that potentially incriminating emails sent by former manager Lois Lerner were unrecoverable.
Since May 2013, when she admitted directing IRS staff to use search times like “tea party” to target…
"The most poisonous '-ism' now infecting Ferguson, Missouri, is not virulent racism. It's viral narcissism. Over the past two weeks, the impoverished St. Louis County suburb has become a magnet for self-absorbed publicity seekers of all colors and agendas. Perhaps the most repulsive species on display in Ferguson is the Journalisto Vanitatis. This breed of egotistical East-Coast reporters can…[more]