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Open letter to President Obama (Part 688) “How to Cure Inflation” in Milton Friedman’s FREE TO CHOOSE Part 1 of 7 Taxation without representation: Getting knocked up to higher tax brackets because of inflation!!!!

Open letter to President Obama (Part 688) (Emailed to White House on July 29, 2013) President Obama c/o The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, I know that you receive 20,000 letters a day and that you actually read 10 of them every day. I really do respect you […]

“How to Cure Inflation” in Milton Friedman’s FREE TO CHOOSE Part 1 of 7 Taxation without representation: Getting knocked up to higher tax brackets because of inflation!!!!

In 1980 I read the book FREE TO CHOOSE by Milton Friedman and it really enlightened me a tremendous amount.  I suggest checking out these episodes and transcripts of Milton Friedman’s film series FREE TO CHOOSE: “The Failure of Socialism” and “What is wrong with our schools?”  and “Created Equal”  and  From Cradle to Grave, […]

Dan Mitchell: Trump embraced huge tax increases by default. He told congressional Republicans to ignore America’s slow-motion crisis of entitlement spending.

– Donald Trump Supports Massive Tax Increases on Middle-Class Americans Copying some self-styled national conservatives, Donald Trump this week endorsed major tax increases on lower-income and middle-class Americans. But he embraced huge tax increases in an indirect fashion. He did not say “let’s adopt money-siphoning value-added taxes” like they have in Europe. Nor did he […]

Dan Mitchell: I’m not a big fan of the Internal Revenue Service, but our awful (and anti-growth) tax system is mostly the fault of politicians!

______ Addressing IRS Dysfunction I’m not a big fan of the Internal Revenue Service, but our awful (and anti-growth) tax system is mostly the fault of politicians. Ever since that dark day in 1913 when the income tax was enacted, presidents and members of Congress have been making the system more and more complicated. The […]

Dan Mitchell: I’m a big fan of tax competition!

– Another Victory for Tax Competition   I’m a big fan of tax competition. Why? Because politicians are far more likely to keep tax rates low when they are afraid that jobs and investment can move to countries (or states) with better tax system. It also explains why tax rates fell dramatically around the world […]

MY OPEN LETTER TO REPUBLICAN SENATOR John Thune of South Dakota ABOUT HIS RECENT SUPPORT OF OMNIBUS (BIDEN SUPPORTED) SPENDING BILL THAT TAKES AWAY ABILITY OF REPUBLICAN HOUSE IN TWO WEEKS TO HOLD DOWN INFLATIONARY SPENDING!

– —- — – — December 22, 2022 The Honorable t John Thune of Soth Dakota United States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator John Thune, The federal government debt is growing so much that it is endangering us because if things keep going like they are now we will not have any money left for the national defense because we […]

Dan Mitchell: The Unavoidable Choice: Entitlement Reform or Massive Middle-Class Tax Increases

– The Unavoidable Choice: Entitlement Reform or Massive Middle-Class Tax Increases I worry about big tax increases because of America’s grim long-run fiscal outlook. The video clip is less than two minutes (taken from this longer discussion with Fergus Hodgson), but I can summarize my key point in just one very important sentence Anybody who […]

MY OPEN LETTER TO REPUBLICAN SENATOR Jerry Moran of Kansas ABOUT HIS RECENT SUPPORT OF OMNIBUS (BIDEN SUPPORTED) SPENDING BILL THAT TAKES AWAY ABILITY OF REPUBLICAN HOUSE IN TWO WEEKS TO HOLD DOWN INFLATIONARY SPENDING!

– —- — – — December 22, 2022 The Honorable Jerry Moran of KansasUnited States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Jerry Moran, The federal government debt is growing so much that it is endangering us because if things keep going like they are now we will not have any money left for the national defense because we are so far […]

MY OPEN LETTER TO REPUBLICAN SENATOR Jim Inhofe ofOklahoma ABOUT HIS RECENT SUPPORT OF OMNIBUS (BIDEN SUPPORTED) SPENDING BILL THAT TAKES AWAY ABILITY OF REPUBLICAN HOUSE IN TWO WEEKS TO HOLD DOWN INFLATIONARY SPENDING!

– —- — – — December 22, 2022 The Honorable Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma United States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Jim Inhofe, The federal government debt is growing so much that it is endangering us because if things keep going like they are now we will not have any money left for the national defense because we are so […]

MY OPEN LETTER TO REPUBLICAN SENATOR Lindsey Graham of South Carolina ABOUT HIS RECENT SUPPORT OF OMNIBUS (BIDEN SUPPORTED) SPENDING BILL THAT TAKES AWAY ABILITY OF REPUBLICAN HOUSE IN TWO WEEKS TO HOLD DOWN INFLATIONARY SPENDING!

– —- — – — December 22, 2022 The Honorable Lindsey Graham of South Carolina United States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Lindsey Graham, The federal government debt is growing so much that it is endangering us because if things keep going like they are now we will not have any money left for the national defense because we are […]