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How Taxes are Hidden from the Public

  By Arthur Middleton Hughes President Obama has repeatedly asked the Congress to increase taxes on “the rich” which he refers to as “Millionaires and Billionaires” at some times, and “people earning more than $200,000 per year” at others.  The … Continue reading

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How to solve the unemployment problem in America

There are two theories for solving our current unemployment problem:  Free Market (Austrian) Macroeconomic (Keynesian) One works, the other doesn’t.     The first concentrates on the problem:  Employers are not hiring.     The second concentrates on the symptom: People are … Continue reading

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The dangers that face our welfare state

By Arthur Middleton Hughes Federal disability — about $170 billion per year — is intended for those with medical conditions so severe they can’t work at any job. Today, so many people claim to fit that definition that 17.9 million … Continue reading

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Why the Obama Stimulus Law Failed

In February of 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) which totaled $789 billion in increased government spending. President Obama reassured anxious Americans that this spending would “revive our economy” and “create 3.5 million jobs” over … Continue reading

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