The Lost Case for SALT: State and Local Tax Deduction
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In “The state and local tax deduction, explained” by Dylan Matthews at VOX, he does not mention the reason the state and local tax deduction was created when listing the pros and cons.

Did Obamacare Impoverish Employee’s Retirement Benefits?
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Employers are paying more in benefits, but with the increase in health care costs there is less for retirement contributions.

Talking Politics With Clients
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InvestmentNews advocates lying to clients, but I think if your advisor doesn’t have integrity, you can stop there and find a new advisor.

Financial Media Group Sells SEC Required Compliance Emails To Spammers
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One of the problems with government reporting regulations is that personal information is made widely available for abuse.

Radio: The Case for No Minimum Wage
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David John Marotta was interviewed on the Schilling Show discussing the minimum wage, and the reasons keeping (or raising) a mandatory minimum wage could actually hurt some workers.

Radio: What Does “Trickle-Down Economics” Mean to Liberals and Conservatives?
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David John Marotta was interviewed on the Schilling Show discussing trickle-down economics and taxes.

Radio: What’s the Difference Between Obstruction and Resistance?
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David John Marotta was interviewed on the radio 1070’s Schilling Show discussing the difference between obstruction and resistance.

Are Democrats Or Republicans Better For The Stock Market?
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Politics matters less to our financial success than the ordinary decisions we face every day.

Radio: The Politics of Kindness
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David John Marotta was interviewed recently on the Schilling Show discussing the politics of kindness and the difference between intentions and outcomes.

Radio: Why is the Media Liberal?
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Listen to a discussion on why journalists are usually liberal-leaning and what that means for reporting the news in America.

The Finance of Crowdfunding
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There are three types of crowdfunding each defined by what people receive in exchange for the money they pay: Reward-based, Donation-based, and Equity-based.

Radio: Should You Pay More Tax Than Legally Required?
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Is there morality that supersedes legally abiding by the tax code?

BREXIT: Britain’s Independence Day
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The future may be uncertain, but the markets are quite reliable in the long run.

Government Requires 2.5 Hours of Daily Work
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Without the burden of federal, state, and local taxes, you could leave your job at 2:27pm every day and earn the same salary.

Radio Interview: The Burden of Government Taxation
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David John Marotta was recently interviewed on radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show, discussing taxation and the burden of government.

Fund Your 401(k) If You Believe In Free Markets
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I recently read a foolish article entitled “Call for a National Savings Plan” that assumed we haven’t tried a national savings plan already.

Ted Cruz’s Tax Plan
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More than many other candidates, Ted Cruz’s tax plan aims to fundamentally change our tax system.

Documentary: Farming in Fear
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The story of Liberty Farm’s struggle to survive the regulatory attack by Fauquier County government.

IRS Wants Charities To Collect And Report Sensitive Donor Identity Information
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Late last year, the IRS proposed asking charities to collect sensitive donor identity information for any charitable gift of more than $250.

States With Low Regulation Have 30% More Small Business Payroll Growth
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That is a tremendous advantage for businesses in states with less regulatory burden.

Radio: The Broken Promises of the Government
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David Marotta was interviewed recently on radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show discussing some of the government’s broken promises

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
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I encourage you to read the books and watch the film.

Health Care Insurance Rises Another 24.6%
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ObamaCare was always going to be a bad law and now, five years in, that should be clear to everybody.

Jeb Bush’s Tax Plan
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Bush’s tax plan is in good company with Trump, Rubio, and Lee. It hits many common Republican talking points but doesn’t seem to take its own reasoning very seriously.

Donald Trump’s Tax Plan
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Tax season under Trump’s plan would likely be just as complicated but slightly less painful.

Mailbag: Marco Rubio and Mike Lee’s Tax Plan
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Is each dollar value the average for that category or is it really the average for a family with $88,871 in annual income?

Marco Rubio and Mike Lee’s Tax Plan
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Rubio and Lee do make definite improvements but sadly, this good is largely undone by a well-meaning but naive tilt of the playing field towards parents.

Radio: Universal School Choice in Nevada
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David John Marotta was recently interviewed on radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show discussing Nevada’s universal school choice.

Rand Paul’s Tax Plan
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2016 Presidential hopeful Rand Paul has released a sketch of an intriguing tax plan.

Mailbag: What Happened To The Markets In 2008?
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You shouldn’t invest in what you don’t understand.

Why is Organic Food Expensive?
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Organic food has a reputation for being healthier than non-organic food, but neither of these claims should be taken at face value.

The A’s of Government (2012 Budget)
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This is a complete list of the budgets and purposes of the federal agencies that begin with the letter A.

Why Liberals Should Hate Real Estate Taxes
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Taxes hurt ordinary folks before the extraordinary ones, and it can hurt them badly.

Tax by Fiat: Legacy of Alexander Hamilton
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Hamilton, like our current president, sees people as temporary holders of wealth until such time as the government decides to expand.

Tax by Fiat: Legacy of James Wilson
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The arguments for greater government power have always been the same.

Sordid History of the Income Tax: from 3% to 39.6%
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The only time the original terms of the Constitution have been explicitly rejected and changed was to give the government the right to tax people unequally.

Did Obama Violate an SEC Regulation?
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From the blind eye of the law, this seems like a violation of SEC regulation.

Garrett Planning Network SEC Anti-Testimonial Violation
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We expect the Garrett Planning Network to quickly take down these SEC violations from their website in response.

Sheryl Garrett Should Have Distanced Herself From Obama Like The AARP
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It isn’t too late to print a retraction.

Are CEOs Talented or Just Lucky?
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The legal defense of Harold Hamm hinged on the belief that his wealth was the result of happenstance.

Rethinking Government Spending
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In 2013, Nancy Pelosi said “there’s no cuts to make,” but that’s ridiculous.

Twitter’s Reign of Terror
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“They find whatever is different and peck it to death.”

How Much Does the Government Cost?
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Is it fair for the government to confiscate a full quarter of the average person’s earnings every year? Where does it all go?

“Citizenfour” Reminds Us We Should Still Be Outraged
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The domestic spying of the executive branch deserves our outrage. Efforts like “Citizenfour” that keep the issue in the public eye deserve our support.

Taxed Enough Already?
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An unlimited power to tax necessarily involves a power to destroy.

Who Really Pays the Income Tax?
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Income taxes are the largest portion of the federal government’s annual tax haul. But who foots the bill?

The President’s Impact
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Obama evidently believes that politicians are elected to make a difference in the lives of Americans. The problem is that no one can opt out of a federal impact.

How Much Government: The Math
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See the math behind the dangers of having such a large number of people employed by government.

Wealth Redistribution and the Most Social President
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The loudest tend to drown out competitors regardless of whose reasoning is better.

Video: My Experience with The Drudge Report
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A short documentary film showing how the media thrives on misleading headlines.

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