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The $5 Million Retired Cop

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2014

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So, you think America’s local governments are not going to go bankrupt. Think again. When Bobby Deal retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office last month, he did so with the promise of a nest egg worth at least $4.9 million, a sum he’ll be paid over the next 25 years. Deal now earns nearly 50 […]

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Another Krugman Kontradition: New Taxes, Yes and No

Written by Robert Murphy on November 20, 2014

I coined the term “Krugman Kontradiction” to refer to the Nobel laureate’s tendency to lead his readers in one direction on an issue, then do a total about-face when circumstances make that convenient, while whipping up a new set of assumptions and emphases in his economic analysis so as to reconcile the switch. I’ve got […]

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Cap Taxes, Stop the Legislature — Georgians Said Yes

Posted on November 6, 2014

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Tuesday — they don’t want to pay higher income taxes. Two state constitutional amendments were on Tuesday’s ballot and the Amendment 1 dealt with the rate of income tax. Georgia voters were asked whether the rate should be capped. By a ratio of nearly 3:1, the state’s voters gave a resounding yes to limiting the […]

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A Few Pastors Preach Partisan Politics, but IRS Stays Silent

Written by Gary North on November 4, 2014

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Usually, pastors avoid political issues that do not directly affect churches. They do not want to split their churches. They want those tithes and offerings. The churches are in debt, and cash flow is a consideration. Besides, they know that Americans don’t like to be told what to do in church directly. They want only […]

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Hungarians Take to the Streets to Oppose Internet Tax

Written by Gary North on November 1, 2014

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The centralizing, high-tax government of Hungary has backed down in its attempt to tax the Internet. It has a majority in Parliament, but the Prime Minister has called off the tax. This indicates that self-interest still rules in Hungary. People do not want the state to interfere with their access to the Internet. They perceive […]

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States With Low Business Taxes

Written by Gary North on October 28, 2014

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Each year, the Tax Foundation rates states in terms of business taxes and personal taxes. If you want to start a business, where should you live? If you want to buy real estate as an investment, where should you live? If you want to live where your kids have a better shot at getting a […]

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Swiss Bank Secrecy Is Dead, as I Warned (in 1976)

Written by Gary North on October 27, 2014

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In 1976, when I was on Ron Paul’s staff, I read about a move by Swiss banks to begin to surrender to the U.S. government on bank secrecy. I wrote an issue of Remnant Review on this. I warned readers not to trust Swiss banks for secrecy. The surrender has come in steps. Now it […]

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Houston Subpoenas High-Profile Pastors: Sermon Monitoring

Written by Robert Murphy on October 17, 2014

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I saw several people denouncing this on social media, and I assumed they were exaggerating. But no, the city of Houston has been subpoenaing local pastors for written copies of their sermons. As the Houston Chronicle explains: Houston’s embattled equal rights ordinance took another legal turn this week when it surfaced that city attorneys, in […]

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Will the IRS Monitor Sermons?

Written by Gary North on August 18, 2014

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This report appeared on the WND site. Imagine uttering the words “pro-life” in your church and finding yourself targeted by an investigation from the feared and reviled Internal Revenue Service. An expert on the First Amendment conflict between pastors and the federal agency, which says it is investigating speech delivered from pulpits, confirms that’s possible. […]

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