Archive for April, 2010

Multiple sources have reported that Arizona has passed a law that requires any Presidential candidate to show a birth certificate before appearing on the Arizona ballot.  According to an article on, this isn’t new to politicians in Arizona, state and local candidates have already been required to do the same. I’m not one of […]

So yet again, the General Assembly decides that they should not have to pay even a penny for their health insurance.  In spite of the fact that they passed legislation requiring that the state’s employees will have to pay between 15% and 25% of their health insurance premium cost. Many of the members in the […]

Gordon Fox has only been the Speaker of the House since February 11 and just 62 days later, he suffered his first major attack.   In what has been a slam dunk for the last 34 years (according to the Providence Journal), the RI Senate rejected a budget bill that was passed by the RI […]

Ok, first things first. Today is April 14. The fiscal year ends on June 30. In about 75 days or so. So when would you think the budget should be complete and accurate for this year? 75 days before it’s over? How hard is it to create a budget for a year that is over? […]

According to the Associated Press, 47% of the US income tax filers paid zero income tax last year.   How is that even possible?  With tax breaks of course. In recent years, credits for low- and middle-income families have grown so much that a family of four making as much as $50,000 will owe no […]

In Sunday’s Boston Herald, Howie Carr asks why the left isn’t paying more taxes.   The best point that I think he makes was this: “Of 1,840,000 state tax filers, exactly 931 have opted to pay taxes at the higher rate. That works out to one-twentieth of one percent. Think of it this way: In […]