Look at federal taxes paid, not size of refund

As Americans file their taxes by this Monday’s April 15, 2019 deadline, they might be surprised that most received a tax cut due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, despite the media’s continuous coverage that tax refunds will be smaller than the previous year. A Washington Post headline announced on February 10, 2019, “Millions of Americans could be stunned as their tax refunds shrink.” Two days later, The New York Times reported, “Smaller Tax Refunds Surprise those Expecting More Relief.” Two days after that, National Public Radio...

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Governor, pass budget reforms before shifting funds or transferring local fund reserves

Chuck Sweeny writes in the Rockford Register Star, “With Illinois on the verge of running out of money to pay day care centers, court reporters and prison guards, Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday a solution can be found easily, by shifting money from the state’s hundreds of special funds into the General Fund.” Governor, isn’t skimming off special fund monies to support day care, court reporters, prison guards and other “essential” General Fund services the same excuse your predecessors, Rod Blagojevich and Pat Quinn used? Wasn’t this...

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Obama’s vow to transform America, alive and well with new appointees

A column written by David Limbaugh in The Patriot Post shows that Obama is going to impose his agenda to transform America as we know it, in spite of the scandals and criticisms of his administration. In December, Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration for secretary of state because the confirmation process would have been too lengthy, disruptive and costly with her performance blaming a video for the Benghazi terrorist attack on the American consulate resulting in four American deaths. Excerpts: Now Obama is rewarding Rice for her...

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Obama’s housing bubble amnesia – wants weaker loans again

The Washington Post reported yesterday that the White House is again pushing banks to make loans to borrowers with weaker credit because many are not participating in Obama’s idea of an economic recovery. Obama must suffer from amnesia, because this is one of the main reasons for the housing bubble in 2008, which started the “Great Recession” isn’t it? Excerpt: The Obama administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say will help power...

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19,000 Massachusetts welfare recipients – address unknown

GOPUSA reports that Massachusetts can’t account for over 19,000 welfare recipients after using taxpayer funded dollars to register more Democratic voters taken from the welfare rolls – it backfired! Excerpt reminds us of old Elvis lyrics: Red-faced state officials admitted last night they are trying to find as many as 19,000 missing welfare recipients — after the controversial taxpayer-funded voter registration pitches the state mailed to their addresses last summer were sent back marked “Return to sender, address...

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