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Ohio Republicans who voted to raise taxes

The Congress responded to the fiscal cliff it created by passing a bill that raises taxes by $41 for every $1 of spending cuts. Our alleged “budget hawk,” US Senator Rob Portman voted “yes.” From our US House delegation, John Boehner, Bob Latta, Bill Johnson, Steve LaTourette (outgoing), Steve Stivers, and Pat Tiberi all voted […]

Do the rich pay their fair share?

I have questions for people who say “the rich don’t pay their fair share.” What counts as “rich” to you? Are we looking at net worth? Annual income? Households or individuals? What’s the cutoff for “fair share,” pray tell? 40% of income? 50%? 75%? 100%? Or are we talking about confiscating wealth instead of just […]

Did the Supreme Court limit the Commerce Clause?

As you read this post, keep these words in the front of your mind: “the opinion of the Court.” In Part III-A of his published opinion on the Obamacare case, Chief Justice Roberts explained that he would forbid Congress from relying on the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution to pass legislation to force you […]

Do we have a revenue problem?

Take a look at the average American’s share of federal revenue and spending from 1920 to now, adjusted for inflation to the value of a dollar in the year 2005. Click the chart to see it at full size. Since around 1995, the amount of revenue Uncle Sam has been able to squeeze out of […]

Eminent domain questions for Blackwell & Petro

I just e-mailed the gubernatorial campaigns of Ken Blackwell and Jim Petro and asked the following question: Would [candiate name here] support Ohio legislation to permanently prohibit the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes (see Kelo v. New London)? I realize that the Ohio legislature passed a temporary moratorium on this kind of […]

Is President Bush really a profligate spender?

I’ve been under the impression that President Bush spends money like a sailor on shore leave. Orrin Judd has me thinking that I might be wrong. Hat tip: Instapundit

Who are you calling stingy?

A mere two days after a tsunami killed nearly 40,000 people in Asia and Africa, the Bush administration has made an initial pledge of $15 million for relief efforts in Asia. But that’s not fast enough for some people: “The United States, at the president’s direction, will be a leading partner in one of the […]

Pigs take wing

Michelle Malkin notes a tax revolt in progress … in Berkeley, California! The columnist writing about the backlash, Louis Freedberg, bends over backward to explain the opposition to confiscatory tax rates while remaining true to his big-government roots: It would be easy to explain what’s happening as a sign that Berkeley, the home of the […]

Attention, Ohio GOP: your bus may be leaving

The outgoing Republican president of Colorado’s Senate digs through the entrails of the Democrat election victory there and identifies some themes that look eerily familiar to Ohio conservatives. It was motivation, above all, that powered this Democrat victory. Democrats were driven and hungry from decades in the political wilderness. Republicans were complacent and soft from […]

Quick, get that on tape!

In her remarks at a Democrat fundraiser in San Francisco on Monday, Hillary Clinton revealed her agenda: “Many of you are well enough off that … the tax cuts may have helped you,” Sen. Clinton said. “We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not […]