Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘flat tax’

Nine 9 Nuevo

As the Republican presidential race heats up (a little) it has become interesting to see how the candidates fates slide up and down.  There seems to be no doubt that Mitt Romney is the choice of RINOs, the left, and the main stream media.  I agree with them that Romney will be a great candidate…for Obama to beat.  We had the ascension of Bachman only to see her blow a tire with her position that the Gardasil somehow causes mental retardation (I know she thought she walked back the comment, but she kept repeating it.  The media is off the hook and no longer have to dedicate resources to destroy her.

Return to Prosperity

I often wonder how political “leaders” can look at a problem and see such divergent paths to remedy the situation. In my adult life, this period is the worst that I have encountered. I don’t care that pundits say that the “recession is over” because it doesn’t feel that way to me or my wallet. Author Arthur Laffer provides an in-depth look at the state of the economy and gives a pretty detailed prescription for bringing America out of the blackness (redness if you are an accountant). Return to Prosperity should have used this quote from one of our presidents very early in the book,

A Fair Tax

“Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets.”

                                                                       Ronald Reagan

Happy “Tax Day” which actually refers to the day our income tax returns are due to be postmarked to the IRS.  There is actually a “Tax Freedom Day” as estimated by The Tax Foundation.  This is the day through which all of your earnings are taken by government (if they took it all first).  The 2009 Tax Freedom day was actually two days ago (April 13) which is the earliest it has been in some time.  After April 13, you theoretically work for yourself.

An Open Letter to Senator Cornyn

Senator John Cornyn
National Republican Senatorial Committee
425 Second Street, NE
Washington, DC  20002

April 9, 2009

Dear Senator Cornyn,

I received your letter yesterday that contained the Republican Strategy Survey.  While I appreciate your request for my opinion, I fear that this was just a gimmick to get me to send a “generous contribution” to the National Republican Senatorial Committee.  My suspicions were heightened because I also received a similar request from Michael Steele and another Republican organization that same day, though they were not interested in my opinion like you.

Taxes We Can All Accept

There is a lot of talk about cutting taxes and taxing the rich and tax rebates and our new president’s statement that we all will all have to feel a little pain.  I am not a wimp, but I am against politicians causing me pain to help pull us out of tailspin they caused.  I started thinking about taxes that we all could live with.

  • I am proposing a 50% tax on Hollywood celebrities (actors, producers, directors, etc.) that make more than $500,000 for any one film or more than $10,000 per episode of a TV show.