Anatomy of a Brutal Tax Beating

International Liberty

Based on the title of this column, you may think I’m going to write about oppressive IRS behavior or punitive tax policy.

Those are good guesses, but today’s “brutal tax beating” is about what happens when a clueless leftist writes a sophomoric column about tax policy and then gets corrected by an expert from the Tax Foundation.

The topic is the tax treatment of executive compensation, which is somewhat of a mess because part of Bill Clinton’s 1993 tax hike was a provision to bar companies from deducting executive compensation about $1 million when compiling their tax returns (which meant, for all intents and purposes, an additional back-door 35-percent tax penalty on salaries paid to CEO types). But to minimize the damaging impact of this discriminatory penalty, particularly on start-up firms, this extra tax didn’t apply to performance-based compensation such as stock options.

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Debunking Inequality Myths

International Liberty

I shared a very amusing column last year about “a modest proposal” to reduce income inequality.

Written tongue-in-cheek by David Azerrad of the Heritage Foundation, the premise was that society could be made more “fair” by exiling – or perhaps even selling to the highest bidder – America’s richest people.

David’s piece cleverly made the point that such a policy would dramatically lower inequality, but would do nothing to boost the living standards of poor people. Indeed, when you consider all the damage that would be caused if America lost its top entrepreneurs, investors, and business owners, lower-income people obviously would suffer immense hardship as the economy shrank.

Unfortunately, there’s no evidence that Hillary Clinton read his article. Or, if she did, she obviously didn’t learn anything. Her agenda, which is echoed by almost all leftists, is endlessly higher taxes to fight the supposed scourge of inequality.

I’ve…

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Hillary vs. The FBI

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Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 7.31.40 PMHow much of what America’s Secretary Of State does, says and deals with is classified? To hear Hillary Clinton tell it, she virtually never saw a secret, and certainly never sent or received one via e-mail. Of course, the FBI–as far as they can be believed these days–says otherwise, and Hillary begs to differ about their assessment too.

One potential indicator was released Friday afternoon in a traditional Washington DC pre-weekend document dump: the FBI’s notes of their interview with Hillary. About 1/3 of it was redacted, indicating that much was classified at one level or another. This is obviously an imperfect indicator, but if only 1/3 of what Hillary Clinton was responsible for safeguarding was available to our enemies, not only should she be in prison, rational people should not, for a moment, contemplate electing her to any public office.

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On Sept 30, 2016 our internet will be transferred. Unless you say No.

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This info from

Missouri Education Watchdog

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If  you agree that keeping our internet  free and open is important, if you enjoy the ability to search and access uncensored websites and media, PLEASE Contact your Congressman, your state legislators, Dept. of Commerce and ask them to NOT transfer internet authority to ICANN. Ask them to stop this transfer and instead hold public town halls, get public input, and include enforceable penalties for abuse, create  adequate guard rails that would ensure freedom of speech and protect internet privacy and security.

U.S. Dept of Commerce: (202) 482-2000

Contact info for your elected legislators:

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Boom! Benghazi Hero: “I’ve Seen the Video” – Obama, Hillary Watched Attack Live, Then Lied

Socialism is not the Answer

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Benghazi Hero Says “We’ve Seen Drone Video” Obama, Hillary Knew It Wasn’t a Protest and Lied–

Hillary Clinton watched the attack live by drone video then went out the next day with Barack Obama and blamed a mysterious YouTube video no one had ever seen.

On Thursday Benghazi hero John Tiegen set the record straight.

Benghazi hero John Tiegen spoke with Deirdre Bolton Thursday on ‘Risk and Reward’.

Tiegen told Bolton he has seen the drone video of the Benghazi attacks. “They need to release them.” The live video the night of the attack proved their was no protest. Hillary and Obama lied to the country despite watching the video of the attack, live, while it occurred… And then they went to bed.

Thirteen hours later US heroes were still fighting off terrorists from the top of the CIA annex in Benghazi.

 

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Free Trade Wins: The TTIP Is in Trouble

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The problem with trade deals

Mark Thornton | Mises.org


You have probably heard of the controversial TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the deal that Hillary Clinton can’t make up her mind on.

However, you probably have not heard of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). It is referred to as a free trade pact between the United States and the European Union. I only recently read about it in European media sources. Negotiations have been going on for years and it only recently surfaced because top European officials have declared it a de facto dead deal.

The Problem with Trade Deals

Such trade deals are inherently suspicious by nature. They invariably benefit large corporations to the detriment of the average citizen. As political scientist Kerry Chase has concluded “When groups that rely on scale economies and production sharing networks” i.e., big multinational corporations, “have political clout trading blocs are likely…

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The West Needs Sharia Law – Pakistani cleric

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According to a leading Pakistani imam, Islamists need to convince western civilizations that Sharia law is good and that we need it to root our the evils which possess us. His wise words must be music to Obama’s ears.

In a recent article, leading Pakistani cleric Maulana Zahidur Rashdi noted that Islam and the West are indeed in a clash of civilizations, as argued by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

The article, titled “The Cultural and Civilizational Struggle Between Islam and the West,” was published by Roznama Islam, an Urdu-language daily published from Karachi and Lahore, which is known for advocating Islamist causes and pro-jihad arguments.

Maulana Zahidur Rashdi is a leading Islamic scholar who frequently writes in newspapers and has visited several countries to preach Islam, especially Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bangladesh, Iran, Kenya, Iran, Uzbekistan, India, the U.K., Canada, the…

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Leaked Pelosi Email Exposes Democrats Duplicity Towards Black Lives Matter

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Guccifer 2.0 leaked emails from Nancy Pelosi’s PC and one of them shows what the Democrats really think of Black Lives Matter (BLM). Democrats were only concerned about the political reaction to the “radical” movement, not in helping them.

In a memo that was marked confidential, recipients were advised to not email it to anyone and only discuss the listed best practices on the phone or in meetings.

They accurately describe the movement as “radical” and direct their disciples to listen to BLM’s concerns and meet with them, but “don’t offer support for concrete policy positions.”

Later on in the memo, it says, “Do not say ‘all lives matter’ nor mention ‘black on black crime.’”, adding, “This response will garner additional media scrutiny and only anger BLM activists. This is the worst response.”

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On Sept 30, 2016 our internet will be transferred. Unless you say No.

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Internet Globalization AgendaMissouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker

ith so much media attention drawn to other events, you may not know that on Sept. 30, 2016 the United States is set to hand over control of US internet to global authority.  It’s complicated. There are reasons to not privatize the internet, not allow global control; yet there are reasons to remove the US stronghold of the internet after revelations of abuse and US surveillance.   However, because the general public has not sufficiently been informed, because there appear to be back room deals and because the internet is SO important economically, socially, globally, in every sector, we think this transfer of US internet control should not happen quietly and should not happen during an election year when the public is not aware, not fully apprised of its impact. Importantly, there is no guarantee of internet freedom of speech, privacy and security written into this transfer.

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The NAACP’s Shameful Betrayal of Black Kids

International Liberty

I’ve explained many times that an economy’s wealth and output depend on the quantity and quality of labor and capital and how effectively those two factors of production are combined.

Let’s look today on the labor portion of that formula. And since I’ve already expressed my concerns about the quantity of labor that is being productively utilized, now let’s focus on the quality of labor. In other words, we’ll look at the degree to which the workforce has the skills, knowledge, and ethics to be productive.

This is why education is very important, but also why we have big reasons to be concerned in the United States. Consider, for instance, the late Andrew Coulson’s famous (and discouraging) chart. It shows that politicians routinely increase the amount of money that’s being spent (on a per-student basis, American schools get more funding than any other nation), yet student test scores…

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