It seems that folks are fleeing Illinois in droves – more than 71,000 net out-migration since 2016.
Who can better deploy the fruits of American enterprise – the federal government or those who actually produce the fruit?
CEO Jeff Immelt announced that GE has formed an “exploratory team” to consider moving its corporate headquarters out of Connecticut to a state with a “more pro-business environment.”
I believe in the sovereignty of the individual. Therefore I believe in personal responsibility. I believe in the duty of self help and in the freedom that flows from self-reliance.
Recently, in an apostolic statement Pope Francis said, in effect, that capitalism is OK with him on the condition that we feed the poor. I say, with all deference to the Holy Father, that we can feed the poor only on the condition that we have capitalism.
Conservatives believe in the sanctity of individual property rights. Liberals believe that those who are well off should be compelled to forfeit wealth for the greater good.
It is always a mistake to underestimate the problem-solving capacity of a robustly growing American economy. Yet Republicans argue with Democrats as if our current sluggish economy is the best we can do. It’s not.
On Monday, the 2012 Trustees Report on Medicare was released and the news isn’t as bad as you might think. It’s worse.
Romney has already disclosed that his effective tax rate is about 15 percent, well below the rate that most middle class taxpayers pay. On the strength of that disclosure, the demagoguery is on, little of it having any connection to facts.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban caused a stir earlier this week on his blog. He opined that paying taxes is, “the most patriotic thing you can do.”