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New Support for 'Back to Basics':
American public schools spend the most money for the worst
results, of any major industrial nation. Here's why:
Our kids spend the most time sitting in costly classrooms, but
the least time on core subjects.
Truth in Budgeting
A "General Fund" helps keep state and local politicians honest.
Here we restate the 1980 as a "General Fund" at the federal
level, so see what really happened after the Reagan tax
cuts. You may be surprised.
Government of UNdelegated powers.
''Taxpayer Democracy'' was born in the 1970s, the
golden age of libertarian solutions. The movement had no think tanks yet. Just
These articles are dated, but packed with
facts and analysis you won't see anywhere else.
Still Time for
This one is more libertarian than
the Libertarian Party, and more free-market than the Cato
Institute -- both of which would retain employer-based
Secrets of Healthcare Reform:
This one, when published as an op-ed, brought phone calls
from across the country.
The critics of
Medicare were correct.
Traces runaway costs
from 1965, the truth about cost-shifting, and who's REALLY
forced to seek treatment in costly emergency rooms.
Short observations, from the front of each edition.
Liberty Issues Tax Plan + Reinventing Federalism. A 2-part
proposal, adapted from a book in progress.
The Liberty Issues Tax Plan closes one
trillion dollars in loopholes to slash marginal tax rates, and
remove the IRS from the lives of most working Americans.
shows how the Tax Plan can also restore accountability by
government at all levels.
Tax Plan2: Consider the
Hihn, a market-libertarian, documents two core fallacies of the
GOP' supply-siders.Income tax revenues did not skyrocket
after the Reagan tax cuts. And it's impossible for
any single flat tax (on income or consumption) to avoid either
(a) exploding the deficit, or (b) increasing middle-class taxes.
Tinkerbelle Economics (Cato's Maxtax).
The worst of the worst, fully documented. Confuses
Taxable Income with Adjustable Gross Income, so creates a tax
cut for the top 12%, with hefty tax increases for everyone else.
Dick Armey's Free Lunch:
Hihn was the first to document massive deficits in Dick
Armey's flat tax, shortly after Armey's 1994 op-ed in the
Wall Street Journal. Here's what the Journal
declined to publish.
Dick Armey's Revised
Free Lunch: Armey concedes his
critics were correct, by significantly revising his original
bill ... MUCH smaller tax cuts, a $100 billion tax increase
on business, and a return to ''bracket creep'' ... but still
increases deficits! Fully documented.
National Retail Sales Tax - HR3039:
A 70% tax cut for
billionaires, but ... hefty tax increases on
retirement/disability pensioners, the unemployed and working
poor. Sales taxes of 17-26% on home sales, and a
quarter-trillion dollars in higher deficits. Fully documented.
What about middle-class
After decades of pandering by both parties: tax loopholes
targeted at the middle class total one trillion dollars per
year. That's 1/3 of all personal income, 1300% greater than
Corporate Welfare, and 200% greater than corporate profits.
Middle-class loopholes are greater than all reported personal
income above $90,000 per year. Why should we care?