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CHERRY PICKING THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH

Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People. For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed. …

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Beware Brady’s “Revenue Neutral” Tax Reform

From mises.org 01/12/2017Ryan McMaken Whenever politicians bring up the topic of “tax reform,” what they usually want is a reshuffling of taxes so changes to the tax code will look like a tax cut — without reducing tax revenues or lessening the tax burden. In other words, policymakers usually want a tax reform that is “revenue-neutral,” and this has been explicitly stated by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for years now. Last month, for example, Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee stated through …

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Lame Duck Obama is Trying to Start WWIII

Posted: 30 Nov 2016 08:44 PM PST The House of Representatives just passed a resolution creating a “no-fly zone” over the entire nation of Syria. It has passed the House and has been sent to the Senate. Who gave the US Congress the authority to control other nations and their air space?  The United Nations?  God?  I don’t see it in our Constitution.  And if it’s not there, then it’s not authorized. https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/5732/cosponsors Qui bono?  Who benefits? Those who want to help ISIS; Those who want to embroil the USA …

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The Government Won’t Make America Great Again

Published on Mises Institute (https://mises.org) The Government Won’t Make America Great Again November 9, 2016 – 11:57 AMGary Galles [1] The 2016 election was notable for many things—from the frequency of ad hominem arguments to the frequency of scandals to the frequency of OMG reactions to Donald Trump’s victory. But one thing notable for its absence has been adherence to the principles that created America as a unique beacon of hope for liberty. Americans now “look forward” to a President who has expressed little affinity for the principles of liberty …

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