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Gitmo: $140 Million a Year, 169 Prisoners

Written by Gary North on June 14, 2012

Do the math. That’s $800,000 per prisoner. Why? To find out, here is a video from NBC News. The reporter is the poor soul whose story on Clinton and Monica got suppressed by Newsweek in 1998, and who therefore made Matt Drudge a multi-millionaire. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the […]

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Traffic Cops Shake Down Motorists for Cash

Written by Gary North on June 14, 2012

The state of Utah has decided that it is time to end the practice of shaking down drivers for cash. It’s a sad day for the police. The money was perfect for tax-free living. Auditors only recently discovered that police in a small town outside Zion National Park were taking money from foreign tourists for […]

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North Dakotans Vote to Keep Local Property Taxes

Written by Gary North on June 13, 2012

Voters in North Dakota yesterday overwhelmingly voted to keep local property taxes. A plan was on the ballot to have the state legislature responsible for local schools. The promoters said a tax on oil exported from the state would have handled all local costs. Why should the state have any tax on oil? What gives […]

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New Auto Driving Tax: Your Car Will be Tagged with a Chip

Written by Gary North on June 6, 2012

States across the nation are experimenting with a new system of taxation. In addition to taxing gasoline, states will also tax miles driven. That’s right. It’s called double taxation. You pay at the pump for the fuel you need to drive. Then you pay for the miles driven. “But grandma, what big teeth you have!” […]

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Identity Thieves Get IRS Tax Refunds

Written by Gary North on May 28, 2012

An article in the New York Times reveals that criminals have found ways to change places online with law-abiding Americans. They are fooling government agencies, including the IRS, regarding payments owed to citizens. These thefts begin with stolen Social Security numbers. Then they get birth dates. With this information, which seems minimal, the thieves are […]

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Why We Are NOT on the Road to Serfdom

Written by Gary North on May 24, 2012

F. A. Hayek wrote The Road to Serfdom in 1943. It was published in 1944. Americans who read the 1945 Readers Digest version liked it. University professors didn’t. This is one more bit of evidence that American voters have more sense than university professors. Are you surprised? When Hayek wrote The Road to Serfdom, he […]

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