” The problem is it’s not true. Raising taxes only makes things worse. The vintage conservative nostrums about higher taxes reducing revenue and enervating economies still hold.
Look at Great Britain where former Prime Minister Gordon Brown pushed through a tax hike shortly before voters booted him in 2010. Wealthy earners saw their rate increase from 40% to 50%. The top rate for capital gains also shot up 10%.
The results have been catastrophic for Britain’s economy. In 2010, there were more than 16,000 people in Britain declaring income of 1 million pounds or more. With Brown’s new taxes, that number dropped to just 6,000 as the wealthy either left Britain or trimmed their income to avoid taxation. Earlier this year, under Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, the government announced it would drop that rate from 50% to 45%. Since then, the number of residents declaring 1 million pound incomes is up to 10,000.
Higher tax rates lead to fewer millionaires; lower tax rates lead to more millionaires. It’s as clear an illustration as you’ll ever see. And far from increasing revenue, Brown’s tax burden actually cost the treasury 7 billion pounds. Britain’s economy has stalled since Conservatives took power, leading various Krugmanians to reflexively scream “AUSTERITY!” every time they hear an English accent. Britain’s recession is complicated but one of its real causes is surely “TAXES!” “
Illustration By Gary Varvel
… Cannot Stand
” We used to get along by leaving each other alone. The Founders established a limited government, neutral on religion, allowing states, localities, and voluntary associations to do much of society’s work. Even that didn’t always work: We had a Civil War.
An enlarged federal government didn’t divide mid-20th-century Americans, except on civil-rights issues. Otherwise, there was
general agreement about the values government should foster.
Now the two Americas disagree, sharply. Government decisions enthuse one and enrage the other. The election may be over,
but the two Americas are still not on speaking terms. “
” During Monday night’s third and final presidential debate, President Barack Obama denied the charge by Republican nominee Mitt Romney that Obama had gone on a global “apology tour” after assuming office.
But a collection of clips of the president, assembled by the nonpartisan conservative group Young America’s Foundation, undercuts Obama’s denial. “
“These are the top 100 conservative websites for 2012 according to Alexa, the web’s number one source for website rankings. This list is based on worldwide rankings, not US rankings. However, it should give you a general idea since almost all of these sites are solely based on conservative American politics. Not much has changed since 2011, just a little reshuffling, with a few omissions and new entries. If you want to know what’s happening with conservative politics in the US, this list should keep you busy for a while.”
”As Republicans gathered in Tampa, Fla., for the GOP convention, conservative documentary 2016: Obama’s America rocketed to No. 2 at the domestic box office Monday”
“Dream Team: The 10 Best Conservative Columnists”
“Never before have right-leaning readers been able to enjoy such a
surplus of excellence in political
commentary. Every day, on sites like this one and countless others, über-talented wordsmiths stir conservative passion and shape the national debate. In honor of our country’s Olympic basketball legacy, selecting our own literary Dream Team is in order, in recognition of ten authors atop our political pyramid. “
We’ve spoken of Ms Love in the past and are thrilled that she has received the attention of the gentlemen from Powerline . That can’t but help her visibility and fund raising .
If you are looking for a strong , freedom loving candidate to support , please show Mia some of your love .
” Today’s Washington Post contains a front page story about Mia Love , the Republican candidate for Congress in Utah’s Fourth Congressional District. Love, age 36, is the mayor of Saratoga
Springs, a rapidly growing Utah town of about 18,000. She is also Black, Mormon, and quite
conservative. If elected, she will become the first Black female Republican member of.Congress.”
flyover country Montana of all places . This should give the reader a good idea of how widespread is the PC/progressive rot that has permeated our school systems and dropped us from second to none to 25th or worse in a few short decades .
Front Page reports :
”After three weeks of preparation, research and numerous rewrites, Gerald Molen –a motivational speaker, former U.S. Marine, and Oscar-winning film producer – drove ninety minutes from his home to Ronan High School in Montana last month to deliver a graduation speech. He was shocked upon his arrival to find that Principal Tom Stack had decided to disinvite him and cancel the speech. He was further stunned to learn the reason that he wouldn’t be allowed to address the students – it was because he is “a right-wing conservative.” “
The man accepts no speaking fees and if offered , requests that they be donated to the Shoah Foundation . Clearly the man represents a serious threat to our youth .
”When speaking to students, Molen usually invokes the name of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist credited with saving 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust and the subject of the Oscar-winning 1993 film that Molen and Spielberg co-produced. He points to Schindler as an example of what courageous individuals can accomplish, and Molen had planned to do so again in his presentation at Ronan High School.”
Leftwing bigotry on display even in the styx of middle America .
”We’ll never know because, even though his message to the students wasn’t overtly political, Gerald Molen is a conservative, and that alone is enough to incite censorship from the intolerant left. Apparently Principal Stack had received calls from some concerned parents who “didn’t want the kids exposed to that, despite not knowing what my message would be,” said Molen.”
Unfortunately with the widespread PC mindset of our present school administrators we can not even count on the “fact” that there were “some” calls demanding Molen not be allowed to appear . Given confidentiality , for all we know the school unilaterally canceled the speech . And for this kind of education we are constantly told that we are skinflints and need to “invest” ever more ” for the children” .
Here’s the latest in hijacking highjinx …
Bosoxrulz04 #ShadowyConservativeGroups People who want to work and not live off the Govt teat
ResistTyranny People who believe we should read the bill BEFORE it’s passed. #ShadowyConservativeGroups
ColorMeRed RT @Conservativeind: RT @ResistTyranny: People who believe we should read the bill BEFORE it’s passed. #ShadowyConservativeGroups
Go for it .