Bernie Sanders’ Welfare Trap


Welfare-State1With the ever growing popularity of Senator Bernie Sanders on the Presidential campaign trail, I thought it would be high time to discuss the concept of the social safety net. Bernie Sanders touts, ad nauseam, the importance of the government to step in and help the poor in our society. Although it may seem altruistic of Sanders and other socialists to insist that government “do something” for the poor, the outcome ends up being quite the opposite. They are down-right harmful and are sending this country over a cliff. Read More…

The Ins and Outs of Title Loans


canstockphoto16469308.resized.resizedThere has been much maligning of the the short term loaning practice known as Auto Title Loans and Payday Loans. Some US states have even outlawed the practice of Payday Loans, comparing the practice to “loan sharking”. It is my opinion that this is misguided. When a consumer has no credit or bad credit, where are they supposed to turn in the event of an emergency? Read More…

Death by Taxes Series


coverThere is now an available e-book (epub, mobi (Kindle) and pdf) of the Death by Taxes series. It can be downloaded for free by clicking here.

Download, read and share it with anyone who might be appalled with their taxes and the idea that the state should have ownership in our fellow man’s labor.

Death by Taxes: The Elites


2011In the previous installment of the Death by Taxes series, we learned about Beardsley Ruml’s contribution in establishing the withholding tax. This most influential of unknown people in American history deserves a closer look. He had some important things to say about why we pay federal income taxes that may surprise you. Read More…

Death by Taxes: The Federal Reserve


20120401-federalreserve-deesillustration1In the first two installments of the Death By Taxes series we discussed the history, motivation and reasoning for adopting an income tax and it’s ramifications for both consumers and entrepreneurs. In this third installment we will discover “Cui bono” or who benefits the most from the income tax. The truth is far from what most people have been led to believe. Like most legislation, what is sold to the public may not always be the realized once a bill or amendment is passed. Read More…

Death by Taxes: Legal Plunder


unclesam-with-hand-outIn the article “Death by Taxes: A Sordid History” we discovered how the 16th Amendment was an egregious invention of those who hold to the socialist idea of “the ability to pay”. In this article we’ll delve more deeply into the idea that successful businesses owe their prosperity to using  government provided services. Also, we will consider the moral ramifications for society as a whole and how taxation is an undue burden on the wage earner in an indirect way. Read More…

Death by Taxes: A Sordid History


April is the time of year I reflect back to the passage of the 16th Amendment and the Federal Reserve Act. Two juggernauts that have done more damage to our standard of living than any other pieces of legislation. There is nothing good about being taxed, especially having your income taxed. There is so much to be said about income taxes, the scheme behind progressive taxation and taxes in general that this will end up being a multi part series. It is important to understand the delusion that most people have over the “necessity” of governments to tax their citizens. Read More…

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