Our Financial Crisis: The Result of Centralized Planning
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Regulation and centralized planning have caused financial instability and failing institutions. If this is the root cause, then many of the proposed solutions will only make matters worse.

Inflation Part 3: Protecting Yourself Against Inflation
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You can hedge your assets against underreported inflation and protect your retirement goals.

Inflation Part 2: The Results of Underreporting Inflation
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Inflation at this rate causes serious harm to our nation’s economy and its citizens.

Inflation Part 1: How the Government Lies About Inflation
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Officially, inflation today is calculated about 4%. Unofficially, it is over 7%.

Subprime Lending
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The subprime mortgage meltdown has cost the world 15% of its market capitalization, about $9 trillion. The primary culprit who caused all of this financial loss, pain and suffering is not the mortgage companies.

Tax Freedom Day 2008
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If the federal tax cuts expire, we will have to work an extra week for the government.

Tax Freedom Day Arrives on April 30, 2007
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Without taxes, you could leave work at 2:25pm.

Tax Freedom Day Arrives on April 26th, 2006
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Due to our progressive tax system, your taxes increase even if your buying power does not.

Taxes are NOT Funny
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“April is the month,” one wit noted, “when the green returns to the lawn, the trees and the Internal Revenue Service.”

Tax Freedom Day Arrives on April 17th, 2005
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Two hours and twenty minutes of every eight hour day go to pay taxes. Three minutes go toward personal savings.

The Growing Federal Deficit is Bush’s Fault
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In the corporate world, mismanagement can only be covered up so long. In time, those responsible are held accountable. Companies fold. Executives are taken away in handcuffs. Only in the federal government can poorly manage bad ideas and still plead they are underfunded.

Gas Prices Part 2: Remove Taxes and Price Controls on Gasoline
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At least 40% of the federal gasoline taxes are wasted on non-highway items of dubious general welfare. And 2.86 cents of the revenue is used to subsidize mass transit unused by all but a few large cities.
As an additional inequity, Virginia is a donor state. That means that Virginia, like most southern states, sends the government more in gasoline taxes than it receives in federal pork. We don’t even get to waste our own money! Most of the pork is sent to the Northeast and to states with more influential senators.

Gas Prices Part 1: High Gasoline Prices Are The Best Energy Policy
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If market forces drive up the price of gasoline, any efforts to reduce it aside from supply and demand punishes the exercise of economic freedom and personal responsibility. If you find the moral argument of freedom unconvincing, free markets can still win the pragmatic debate.

The High Cost of Medical Benefits
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Here is a rule for building stable economic systems: Who pays for a service and who is empowered to decide if a service should be given and who actually benefits from the service should all be the same person.

Social Security Can Be Saved
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We can have our benefits and lower taxes if we are willing to admit that socializing retirement benefits was a mistake and we return to trusting once again, the in power of free markets.

California’s Recall Is A Warning To Us All
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Despite your political persuasion, Governor Gray Davis shows how even the golden goose can be cooked. His mistakes rightly deserve the ridicule he has received.

Tax Freedom Day 2003 Arrives in Virginia on April 15th
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If you add the costs of complying with government regulations, the cost to society is over 50%. Imagine the economic boom if the other half of workers’ labor were set free to boost productivity!

Tax Freedom Day Arrives in Virginia on April 24th, 2002
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Despite the small decrease, the size of the federal government is still at an unprecedented level.

Tax Freedom Day 2001 Arrives in Virginia on April 30th
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These are no longer the questions of the idle rich desiring to hoard their inherited wealth.

Tax Freedom Day is May 10th for 1998
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Big Government has become a vast machine to redistribute income from those who earn it to those who yearn for it.

It is Time to “Scrap the Tax Code”
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Anyone of us could design a better system, but 500 congress people cannot resist the pressure groups who want to twist the code to benefit their particular constituencies.

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