Category Archives: Size of Government

Government bondage

An insidious means politicians and bureaucrats use to pay for their expensive, unnecessary projects is to convince uninformed citizens and statists to vote for bond debt—a binding agreement that obligates taxpayers to repay loans. These certificates of debt issued by … Continue reading

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Best and worst States for tax burden

Lots of luck for those who live in New York State or in California. Wyoming has the least tax burden, but not many people want to live there. Is the cost of government worth it? https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-to-be-a-taxpayer/2416/

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The question of bad government

Wilmington StarNews editorial board recently wrote what they think is “bad government” using the North Carolina State legislature as an example because it is tardy in passing a budget, and debating Medicaid reform and sales tax issues. They cite the … Continue reading

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County government budget meeting revisited

At the March 20, 2015 budget meeting of the New Hanover County, North Carolina board of commissioners a Wilmington StarNews reporter missed the most important part of this public event—the negative impact on taxpaying citizens. Her report about the process … Continue reading

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Getting something worthwhile done in Congress

Calls for the U. S. Congress to “get something done” have resulted over past decades in unconstitutional actions, wastefully handing out tax and printed money from Washington. The Supreme Court has historically aided and abetted this illicit work. George Leef … Continue reading

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“Too big not to fail”

This title comes from a Russian author responding to the question: “Too big to fail?” related to Lessons From the Demise of the Soviet Union. Kirkpatrick Sale, an essayist published in Donald Livingston’s book, Rethinking the American Union for the … Continue reading

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