Category Archive: Taxation

Mar 23 2014

On Its Fourth Anniversary, Obamacare Blazes a Path to Tyranny

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Obamacare aka the Affordable Care Act turned four on March 23, 2014, Although the House voted 54 times to undo, revamp or tweak the law, it lives on, even as it undergoes frequent alterations and delays to its mandates while continuing to alter the finances and lives of millions of Americans. We cannot help but …

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Jan 19 2014

The Rise and Fall of Freedom

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Voltaire said, “Man is free the moment he wishes to be.” Maybe the inverse would be, Man is enslaved when his masters convince him freedom is not worth the effort. The desire for freedom ebbs and flows. Can we agree that America’s relative freedom compared to the rest of the world is ebbing?  The 20th …

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Dec 26 2013

Generational Theft and Unlimited Government – We’re Doing it For the Children

2013 will be remembered as a time of rapid political transformation in the United States as a second term administration implements their progressive wish list.   Americans are trying to comprehend a government that has replaced free enterprise and individual sovereignty with European-style socialism/progressivism and all its glorious attributes – income redistribution, massive federal debt …

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Oct 25 2013

John Kasich Employs ‘Buckeye Bypass’ to Fund “Obamacaid”

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Ohio has accepted the Medicaid Expansion Provision of the Affordable Care Act and a 7 member Controlling Board that includes a Kasich appointee approved accepting Medicaid expansion money being offered by the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS). Legislators in Ohio’s Senate and House placed a specific provision in the budget that prohibits accepting …

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Sep 07 2013

America’s Future Will Require Civil “Resurrection”

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Americans might wonder how historians will recount these days in our Republic.  The “Age of Arrogance” may best describe both the era and the relationship between citizens and the political class.  French diplomat Joseph de Maistre is credited with the phrase, “Every country has the government it deserves,” which is a reflection of our unwillingness …

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Aug 13 2013

Reform by Referendum is a Double-Edged Sword

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Our fine City of Cincinnati, like many hamlets throughout the country has a steadily growing unfunded pension liability problem.  City Council has a fiduciary responsibility to oversee and provide adequate annual contributions to ensure long-term pension solvency.  Unfortunately, like Detroit, and other cities with pandering officials, wish list projects get financial priority over not only …

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Jul 22 2013

Cincinnati City Council has a Responsibility Deficit

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Cincinnati has never had a greater need for competent leadership on City Council than during these difficult financial times. The city is at a crossroads that can lead to economic vitality or long-term financial decline and hardship for those businesses and residents that remain. For decades, Cincinnati has chosen to follow bad examples set by …

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Jul 22 2013

The Suicide of Detroit

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 If I go to a restaurant that provides lousy service and poor quality I’ll leave and won’t go back.  There is no logic that gives the owner any reason to assume that I’ll graciously leave my wallet behind to keep his establishment going in my absence.  If you listen to Liberals like Robert Reich they …

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May 23 2013

IRS Tea Party Scandal is a Testament to Unchecked Bureaucracy

If the United States remains a free nation, it will be a testament to our robust Constitution that allows the people to speak out forcefully against those who misuse the power of government to do harm.  In Cincinnati and numerous cities around the country, tea partiers and freedom loving citizens took to the streets to …

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May 16 2013

The Tea Party Pushes Back Against the IRS

Please see links to stories and videos at bottom of blog. Better late than never could be the slogan of the day.  Butler County Ohio’s Liberty Township Tea Party (LTTP) is in the eye of the storm of controversy over the IRS’s intrusive questioning of tea party and other conservative patriot groups.  Liberty Township Tea …

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May 07 2013

Impact of Marketplace Fairness

Taxation is often A if not THE focus for fiscal conservatives.  Taxation occurs at every political level: Local, State, and Federal.  Another equally important focus is a constitutionally limited government.  As such, we would expect to drive taxing decisions closer to the people when possible. Our existing Ohio State tax code declares Sales & Use …

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