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Economics & Taxes Archives

The Greeks choose conservatism (for now)

There is so much good news on the Economic front, but you might not be hearing it. More people are getting employed, and more people are looking for jobs as well.

An election in Greece suggests that the people there are tired of the unfulfilled promises of socialism. There is hope there, and yet over here Democrats are falling all over themselves to try to make very similar promises to the Greek socialists.

And yes, the stopped clock was right at one point. When Democratic Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang suggested a cash giveaway, Joy Behar actually asked an intelligent question of him. His answer was, shall we say, quite revealing.

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Strong job growth is back: Payrolls jump in June well above expectations

Episode 229: Credit For the Economy / How a Young Man Grew Up

Episode 215: Why Socialism Fails / Why Unemployment Stats Are Misleading

Episode 113: Lessons From the Greek Tragedy, and the ACLU Not Cool With Civil Liberties

Conservatives regain control in Greece

‘View’ Hosts Excited by 2020 Dem’s ‘Free’ Cash for Life Promise: ‘Game Changer!’

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Did these doomsday predictions come true?

Park rangers at Glacier National Park had put up signs to let visitors know that the glaciers there would be “Gone by 2020”. But guess what they’re doing with those signs now?

It’s been a year since the net neutrality rules, created by the Obama administration, were removed by Trump’s FCC. Did the doomsday predictions of what would happen come true?

And does banning plastic bags like California (and an al-Qaeda subsidiary…really) really do anything for the environment? How do we get a better bang for the buck?

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Climate Oops: National Park Begins Subtle Removal Of “Gone By 2020” Signs After Glaciers Just Keep Not Being Gone

FreedomWorks Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of the Repeal of Title II Regulations

What Will the End of Net Neutrality Do to America?

Sorry, banning plastic bags won’t save our planet

Best-Run States Are Low-Tax Republican, Worst-Run Are High-Tax Democratic, Study Finds

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Baronnelle Stutzman

How is the socialized medicine system that is the VA (that was the blueprint for ObamaCare) dealing with some care deficiencies? Leaning on the private sector, of course.

WalMart’s CEO is challenging Congress to raise the minimum wage. Why doesn’t he just do it himself rather than try to get Congress to make him? The answer is to stifle competition.

And it looks like the Supreme Court is going to have to rule on religious freedom pretty soon. Another private business is being sued for not participating in a same-sex wedding, and no, it has demonstrably nothing to do with not serving gays.

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Veterans get access to urgent care, more doctors starting Thursday under new law

Episode 64: Who Really Killed the Incandescent Light Bulb

How a higher minimum wage could help Walmart

Washington Supreme Court rules against florist who refused service for gay couple’s wedding

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Let’s be consistent

Are we practicing consistency with our principles? Do they apply them equally to everyone, even those in our “tribe”? In this episode, I’ll show 3 examples of where this isn’t being done on the Left.

Do you have examples of where this is not being done on the Right? Add a comment here or look in the sidebar for way to let me know via email, phone, or on social media.

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#MeToo Comes For Martin Luther King

Investigation into Ralph Northam’s racist yearbook photo deemed inconclusive

Poorest Americans Are Benefiting Most From Strong Economy

Cat Declawing Ban Is Passed by N.Y. Lawmakers

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Hamas human shield

Palestinians launched over 600 rockets at Israel. Most of the world gave a collective yawn. But there is no other country that would ever allow this without a response. Yet when it happens to Israel, people like Rep. Ilhan Omar come out to blame Israel for responding.

Oh, and the Democrats running for President? Well, at least Omar said something. That crowd couldn’t be bothered.

California, following on the heels of New York and Massachusetts, raised its minimum wage recently. Suddenly, their restaurant industry is feeling the brunt of that. Who could have predicted that? (Hint: conservatives.)

And listener Barb has an update from the southern border.

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Gaza rocket fire kills first Israeli civilians since 2014 war

Ilhan Omar defends Palestinians after terrorists rain rockets on Israel

Prager Explains ‘The Middle East Problem’

Shocking video of children in Philadelphia Muslim Society: ‘We will chop off their heads’ for Allah

Suspects in Ahwatukee shootout with feds were smuggling minor, court docs reveal

California Is Beginning To Feel The Negative Side Of Minimum Wage Hikes

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Discrimination at Yale

It’s been 4 years since I first reported on Dan Price and his minimum wage of $70,000 per year for his company Gravity Payments. Has it stood the test of time?

Yale Law School got a little blowback from student groups when they dared let a conservative lawyer speak there. Just a month later, they caved, stopped offering financial support for students who for public service organizations guilty of thought crimes.

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The $70,000-a-Year Minimum Wage

Episode 104: Gravity Payments CEO Weighs In On the Minimum Wage

Episode 116: Being Pro-choice, and Dan Price’s Gamble Four Months On

Yale Law School Yanks Stipends From Students Who Work For Christian Firms

Argus Hamilton

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How can we get health care costs down?

I have a story for both cat lovers and health care cost enthusiasts. Really? You’ll hear about trying to care for a sick cat shows how the free market can reduce those health care costs.

Blanca was about to lose her house after her husband died. Hear about how she recovered from that, how she took steps to ensure her financial stability, and how ironic her solution was.

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Cat Bites The Hand That Feeds; Hospital Bills $48,512

Ocasio-Cortez’s Mom Leaves New York To Escape Democrats’ High Taxes

EXCLUSIVE: ‘God played quite a joke on me with this politics stuff!’ The privacy-loving mother of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez whips up lasagna as she tells how she had to flee New York because of high taxes and gushes about wedding bells for her daughter

As New Evidence of Progressive Bigotry Emerges, Jack Phillips Finally Wins His Case

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Will we learn the lesson *this* time?

The Jussie Smollett attack story has been shown to be something…well, less than accurate. But that didn’t stop the pundits and politicians from making broad pronouncements about the state of the country, and Republicans in general, as soon as the accusations were made. It exposed (again) how much the media really wants this narrative to be true.

And Lara Logan, formerly of CBS News, agrees that the media doesn’t just vote Left; it skews its reports left. Guess we won’t be seeing here on a network anytime soon.

And denizens of New York City restaurants are shocked that prices are going up…after a minimum wage hike. Is anyone paying attention there?

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Yes, Jussie Smollett Lied

Stars Call for Justice as Jussie Smollett Recovers From Homophobic, Racist Attack

Hate-Crime Hoaxes Reflect America’s Sickness

Ex-CBS Star Lara Logan Calls Media ‘Mostly Liberal’ in Scorched Earth Interview: I’m Committing ‘Professional Suicide’

Former CBS Star Lara Logan Goes NUCLEAR on ‘Horsesh**’ ‘Propagandist’ Press

Full Lara Logan video 3 hours, 40 minutes. Media bias discussion starts at 2 hours, 16 minutes. [Language warning]

Some New Yorkers aren’t happy that $15 minimum wage has increased food prices

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The “Green New Deal”; unicorns and rainbows

The “Green New Deal”, put out by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, tips the hand of the Democratic party as one that is about as full of vision as a 6-year-old is; it’s more “ice cream and never-ending summer vacation” than it is a considered proposal.

This time out, I explain why this is such an awful proposal.

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The Green New Deal [PDF]

The 10 Most Insane Requirements Of The Green New Deal

John Stossel: Tax The Rich? The Rich Don’t Have Enough. Really.

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“Free” health care for NYC?

Listener Barb sent me an article showing that the IRS, as tireless as they are collecting money, seems to be asleep when it comes to giving out your tax money to illegal immigrants.

New York City is going to try an experiment with “free” health care. That doesn’t seem very surprising. What is surprising is what they predict it will cost.

And listener “OhioHistorian” has an opinion on my story on the Scouts BSA from last episode.

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Comment by “OhioHistorian”

IRS Admits It Encourages Illegals To Steal Social Security Numbers For Taxes

NYC Mayor Guarantees Comprehensive Health Care for All in Historic Surprise Announcement

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