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Your Household Share of Federal Spending Keeps on Rising. Here’s the Solution.

It’s sometimes hard to fully visualize a massive sum of money. Take $3.854 trillion for instance—the amount the federal government spent in 2016. That’s a lot of money, but America is a large country. It may be easier to picture if we knew how much spending each household would be responsible for if households all put aside an equal amount each year to cover the government’s spendthrift ways. This can also tell us what the average household should be receiving back in goods and services from the government for their tax dollars. The following chart shows the estimated federal spending per household in the U.S. from 2006 to 2027. The years 2017-2027 are based on the Congressional Budget Office’s January 2017 baseline projections of federal outlays, and estimates from a Harvard study of the number … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Trump’s Tax Proposal is a Strong Starting Point for Reform

President Donald Trump’s tax plan announced on Wednesday shows that he is serious about his campaign promise to cut America’s taxes. For too long, the American economy has been held back by an outdated tax system. Trump’s promise to lower tax rates and update the tax code will benefit all Americans. Chief among the proposed reforms is lowering tax rates for businesses and individuals. Lowering the business income tax rate to 15 percent has rightly received the most attention. Currently, Americans pay a federal corporate income tax rate of 35 percent—one of the highest in the world. Because businesses are made up of people, it is those Americans who work for and invest in American companies who actually pay the tax. In fact, most of the recent economic research shows that workers actually bear … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

The History of ‘Extreme Vetting’ of Immigrants

The United States began as a nation of immigrants, and it continues to be so today. The ability to absorb people from around the globe is a hallmark of American exceptionalism. America has succeeded mostly through what The Heritage Foundation’s Mike Gonzalez has called “patriotic assimilation,” in which immigrants have not just been taught how to adapt to the economy of the U.S., but also the customs and beliefs of larger American culture. It is this fading notion of assimilation that has been a great strength for America since its founding. But, the extraordinarily welcoming nature of this country can be turned against it; assimilation simply won’t work on those who are expressly opposed to the idea. U.S. immigration laws have varied over the country’s history, but they have generally evolved to meet … Read entire article »

Filed under: American History, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Trump’s Gorsuch Success Paves Way for Nation Governed by Lawmakers, Not Judges

Long after Donald Trump has left the White House, Justice Neil Gorsuch will likely still be at the Supreme Court. Once it didn’t look like it would happen this way. And it’s to the enormous credit of the Trump White House—and the Trump campaign, which relentlessly focused on the Supreme Court—that it did happen. Of course, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did a stellar job in refusing to give President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, a vote—saying that voters deserved a chance to weigh in on this important appointment, given how Justice Antonin Scalia died less than a year before the presidential election. Trump regularly discussed the Supreme Court opening on the trail, and talked about picking from a list of qualified judges that his campaign developed with help from the Federalist Society and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Gun Laws, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Wendy Davis puts Dems’ ‘science’ leadership on full display

Wendy Davis puts Dems’ ‘science’ leadership on full display

**Written by Doug Powers A couple of years ago there was this “science” lecture from the DNC: Ex-Texas state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis flashed that “science” flair this week with the usual projection: But anyway, back to the Dems’ lecture to Republicans about science being “whatever you want it to be” based on “your existing political position.” **Written by Doug Powers Twitter @ThePowersThatBe … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America