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Widely Touted Study on State and Local Taxes is a Sham

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) is a self-described “non-partisan research organization” dedicated to providing “accurate, timely, and straightforward information” about tax policies. In a new report on state and local taxes, ITEP declares that “virtually every state’s tax system is fundamentally unfair,” because they take “a much greater share of income from low- and middle-income families than from wealthy […]

January 21, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

The Cost of “Free”

The following was taken from the Facebook wall of Dan Bongino, a former United States Secret Service agent who was the Republican Party nominee for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District in the 2014 elections to the U.S. House of Representatives.  We all know nothing is ever really free.  These posed questions are a great starting point to […]

January 17, 2015 | Posted in Christian Hine,National | Read More »

Liberty Taken For Granted Is Liberty Lost

“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong”. This quote by Voltaire, a Frenchman whose real name was François-Marie Arouet, speaks to the dangers of challenging an entrenched overreaching government while her citizens gradually lose liberty. An example comes in the form of an unconstitutional mandated tax called the Affordable Care Act […]

January 13, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Is Violence the Only Tactic of Terrorism?

Charlie Hebdo is, unfortunately, in the news. Radical Islamic Terrorists, objecting to the satiric content of the magazine, shot and killed the editor and eleven others. In running from the police, others were killed. Let us get this straight: the writers and cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo agitated some people. Those people then decided that they […]

January 12, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Bridenstine and Massie Call For Reinstatement of Boehner Foes

Congressman Jim Bridenstine

The backlash against conservative House Representatives who participated in the failed coup against Speaker John Boehner began almost immediately after the vote. Congressman Daniel Webster (FL-10) and Richard Nugent (FL-11), who voted against Boehner,  were removed from the powerful House Rules Committee.  Webster was the leading alternative to Boehner, receiving twelve votes of the 25 […]

January 8, 2015 | Posted in Christian Hine,House Specials,National | Read More »

Is Now the Time for a Second Political Party?

No, my friends, the term “second political party” is not a typo.  It is not an error. It is not a misstatement. The cooperation afforded to that tall, slim fellow who lives in the White House by those who call themselves Republicans can hardly be viewed as the behavior of what one would normally be referred […]

January 7, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

The Rain Dance

A modest proposal to improve the economy: Many parts of America are experiencing a drought. A little more rainfall, a little more water, would boost agriculture, allowing more rice, fruits, and other crops to be harvested. Let us say an additional 1% could be harvested – that would be a gain to agriculture of over […]

January 6, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

The Do-Gooder Retail Revolt

Back during  Thanksgiving, some retail stores decided to change their hours of operation to be open earlier… to be open on Thanksgiving Day in fact. Ah, the gnashing of teeth, the production of bile that change incurred! Those ever present do-gooders didn’t like someone having to work, or someone getting to shop for that matter. […]

December 29, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

The #FireJohnBoehner Challenge

As the nation prepares for the incoming 114th Congress, it is no secret that Speaker John Boehner is already less than popular among the conservative grassroots.  The recent “Cromnibus” budget certainly didn’t help his standing. Strategically, it is possible that 30 conservative House members could unite and deny him the slot by refusing to vote […]

December 20, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,Christian Hine,National,Photos | Read More »

Children Love To Learn. Get Out Of Their Way!

How did your children learn to walk, to talk, to feed themselves at an early age? Did you have formal lesson plans? Were you the driver, or did you simply help your child achieve her goals? Why did your child learn those things? A large part of the motive is simply emulation. You walk and […]

December 17, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

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