Congressman: Repealing death tax would be ‘nirvana’

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

It was Founding Father Benjamin Franklin who said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” One Illinois congressman wants to disconnect the two by eliminating the so-called death tax. Tax reform is one of the major issues being pushed by the administration of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. […]

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Haupt: Abandoning the gold standard created legalized theft

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“The gold standard kept us honest and forced us to control out of control spending.” – Lane Brody  Alan Greenspan told us, “Gold is a good place to put money, given its value as a currency outside of the policies conducted by governments.” This basic truism certifies that money has emerged by evolution from the […]

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New health care plan would make smaller, bipartisan reforms

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A number of Congressional members have begun working on a new alternative health-care plan after the last effort to replace Obamacare stalled. But a healthcare expert says it’s likely too late. The Problem Solvers’ Caucus, consisting of a bipartisan group of 43 House members, introduced a plan to try and combat the coming spike in […]

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Haupt: America and the Roman Empire’s political downfall

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“At the height of its mastery, Rome was the pulsing heart of the earth. The day the empire fell the world learned even the most stalwart empires can fail if avarice replaces prudence.” – Solon Greco There is not a continent on this planet where one cannot unearth the fallen ruins and silent stories of […]

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Congressman pushes for federal tax reform to help offset state income tax hike

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., is embarking on a tour to talk federal tax reform, and he’s getting an earful from constituents. One of the participants in the roundtable discussion in Springfield Aug. 1, Merrill Lynch financial adviser Gary Seitz, told Davis to be bold, throw out the current tax code, and start from scratch. […]

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Haupt: No confidence in the political class

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“There is no act of treachery, infidelity, or avarice of which a politician is not capable; for in politics it’s every man for himself to remain in the graces of the political party.” – Marty Blunt The Articles of Confederation was a noble attempt at creating a central government in the colonies. But it was […]

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