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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The “Basket of Deplorables” election revolution

The so-called Basket of Deplorables and the millions of forgotten people, who were either left behind or unemployed during the “economic recovery,” led Tuesday’s election day revolution. The deplorables voted for Donald Trump for president because: Trump led the revolution against the Establishment Republican and Democratic parties, who continued to maintain the status quo with respect to globalization, regardless of the unlevel playing field in trade, jobs and lack of international respect for America, which was in sharp...

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Modesto College stops student from passing out copies of the Constitution on Constitution Day

Security at Modesto Junior College in California, where else, stops student from passing out copies of the Constitution in front of the student center on Constitution day. I kid you not! Excerpt: Robert Van Tuinen captured his furious, but civil, confrontation with the officer and campus administration on video and posted it on YouTube. First, security told the student he could only hand out copies of the constitution in the free speech area of the campus, and was then told by an administrator in the Student Development and Campus Life office...

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Washington D.C. to Walmart – do as I say, not as I do!

Walmart last week pulled out of plans to build six stores and create 1800 much needed retail jobs in Washington D.C. after the city council passed a law that unless large retail stores paid a minimum wage 50% above the U.S. minimum wage, they wouldn’t be allowed to build their stores in the city. Non-union Walmart was the only store meeting the ordinance’s required stipulations. Go, Figure. It turns out according to the Patriot Post, that the hypocrites in Washington D.C. pay their workers less than what they asked Walmart to pay....

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Americans need to take back control from politicians and bureaucrats

The blame for bigger government and more control over our lives belongs on both sides of the aisle. However, Obama is doubling the size of government in a shorter period of time, than Bush or any of the others, Republican or Democrat; giving the government and the bureaucrats the power to take my freedom to make choices for myself, confiscating what I earned over the last 45 years and distributing it to someone who has not even tried to be a success in many cases. However, that being said, the government system is TOO big. The left hand...

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