Archive for the ‘Tax Tyranny’ Category

The Disincentive to Government Incentives

Friday, December 30, 2016 7:48 No Comments

This story from Ann Arbor, Michigan is typical of government incentive programs. Ann Arbor is the left-wing bastion of Michigan, and the city continually adopts environmental programs to reduce emissions, including this ambitious ‘Climate Action Plan‘ to reduce “the entire community’s greenhouse gas emissions by 8 percent by 2015, by 25 percent by 2025, and [...]

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Why Elected Thieves and Redistributionist Special Interests Hate Apple

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 10:26 No Comments

Apple has been coming under fire in the media, again, for its cash-rich financial position. A couple of months ago, CEO Tim Cook was on 60 Minutes deflecting criticism concerning the company’s reputation as a “tax avoider.” Apple has been accused of engaging in a “sophisticated scheme to pay little or no taxes” by engaging in [...]

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The Sickness of “Fairness”

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 20:21 3 Comments

So this morning, as I posted a new order through my Amazon Prime account, I was slapped with an Amazon tax for the first time. Starting on October 1st, Michiganders were hit with the new ”Main Street Fairness” law. Indeed, ”Main Street Fairness” is the name of the law – wish I were making this up or [...]

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Facebook, Tax Dodgers, and the Political System

Saturday, February 16, 2013 16:04 1 Comment

A curious individual asked me, via Facebook, what I thought about this Bloomberg article on Facebook’s “multibillion-dollar tax break.” Even though Facebook (FB) reported $1.1 billion in pre-tax profits from U.S. operations in 2012, it will probably pay zero federal and state taxes—and even receive a federal tax refund of about $429 million—according to a [...]

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Fuel-Efficient Cars Shrink The Government Coffers

Saturday, December 8, 2012 14:38 5 Comments

They reduce the booty collected by the state. The state predicts gas tax collected today won’t add up to enough cash to pay for future road projects. Drivers of fuel-efficient cars are spending less at the pump, which means they are paying less in gas tax while driving the same amount of miles. So the [...]

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The Economy of War and Theft

Saturday, April 28, 2012 17:42 2 Comments

A reader, Michael Manley, sent this GPS map to me (Andover, MA).  

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Governments Going Broke

Sunday, November 6, 2011 22:02 2 Comments

The city of Highland Park, Michigan is surrounded on most sides by Detroit, and a small patch of the city touches the border of Hamtramck. This is the place where Henry Ford’s Highland Park Ford Plant was built in 1909, and Chrysler made its home there until it moved its world headquarters to Oakland County [...]

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Theft Promotes Competition, Levels the Playing Field

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 22:36 6 Comments vs the Taxman is still in the news. Numerous states are still trying to stick their paws into Amazon’s pot to grab some of the company’s dough by nailing it with their sales tax laws. The state of Connecticut passed a new Internet tax law and contends that Amazon had a physical presence because it [...]

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Tax Mahal

Monday, April 12, 2010 21:39 7 Comments

Here’s yet another disgusting display of bureaucratic arrogance on the part of the parasitical tax-and-spend state: spending $100M to “green” an old IRS center in Andover. As part of a “green” initiative that helped justify the use of stimulus money, geothermal heating and cooling systems will be installed, according to a news release from the [...]

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Good News: Taxes Are Voluntary

Sunday, March 14, 2010 6:05 2 Comments

And you thought you had to pay them? Ridiculous! Senator Harry Reid says, “the government doesn’t force you to pay taxes.” Reid says that he “doesn’t accept the phraseology” that the government “forcefully takes money from you.” Really, I am not joking. Oh … and he says that the reason our system is called a [...]

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