Articles By: Nathan Mehrens

Government in the Business of Picking Winners and Losers

Government in the Business of Picking Winners and Losers

While I have met very few voters who enjoy paying taxes, I’ve met even fewer who believe the tax code should only apply to some of us. When presented with the facts—instead of misleading rhetoric—most voters believe in fair play and want every business to have a shot to compete in the free market without the government picking winners and losers.

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IRS Headquarters on Constitution Avenue (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

IRS Rules Trample Tea Party, Protect Unions

Tea party and other 501(c)(4) organizations were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Applications for tax exempt status were delayed even as groups indicated they intended to engage in political activities that were allowed by law and regulation for (c)(4)s. In the meantime, agency officials considering the applications feigned ignorance over what was allowable while thousands of existing (c)(4)s were unaffected by the new standard.

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Obama: Raising Minimum Wage for Unions

Obama: Raising Minimum Wage for Unions

President Obama’s decision to bypass Congress and raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 for federal contract workers is a very big deal — and not just because it will force U.S. taxpayers to shell out more money on the same inefficiently delivered, often-unnecessary government services.

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How Obama Can Succeed: Reverse All His Policies

How Obama Can Succeed: Reverse All His Policies

President Obama recently offered a rather rosy prediction for the coming year: “I firmly believe 2014 will be a breakthrough year for America,” Yet in almost every instance, the proper course involves a 180-degree departure from the policies Obama has implemented.

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Obamacare’s Massive ‘Taxation Without Representation’

Obamacare’s Massive ‘Taxation Without Representation’

President Obama’s socialized medicine law has a big problem on its hands — something much more serious than a botched website or a broken political promise. And while some say it’s nothing more than a “technicality,” the court case over this “glitch” is moving forward even as most of the mainstream media looks the other way. “This has the potential to sink Obamacare,” Cato Institute health policy expert Michael Cannon told The Los Angeles Times.

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