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Why do some millionaires want higher taxes?

Richard Olivastro
Contributor

Over the years, Germany has exported a number of bad ideas and bad actors -- including public education and Adolph Hitler.

Prelude to the Constitution

12:37 PM 09/16/2010

Previously, we noted that “two of the federal government’s supposed weaknesses under the Articles of Confederation -- its inability to regulate trade among the states and its inability to tax the states” -- were examples of hype “…back then — as now — by the politically-minded (who) understood that their personal power would flow with the power inherent in being able to tax and regulate.”

Have they forgotten?

11:00 AM 09/09/2010

It doesn’t seem like nine years have passed since America's Second Day of Infamy: September 11, 2001.

Prelude to the Constitution (Part 2)

8:51 AM 09/07/2010

In Part I of this series, I noted two of the federal government’s supposed weaknesses under the Articles of Confederation: its inability to regulate trade among the states and its inability to tax the states. I also noted that the former was indeed a weakness but the latter was not, and that amendments to the Articles of Confederation could have resolved both problems. But, back then -- as now -- the politically-minded understood that their personal power would flow with the power inherent in being able to tax and regulate.

Prelude to the Constitution (Part I of II)

11:29 PM 08/27/2010

With the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the 13 American colonies declared themselves to be independent and sovereign states.  (Actually, you could say it was 14 states that declared independence, because the area known as Vermont simultaneously separated from New York.)

A better stimulus for America

12:00 AM 08/23/2010

In the past, readers of this column received reports about the real causes underlying the problems affecting the credit markets, the housing situation, the general economy, and more.

Dare to do the impossible

9:49 AM 08/16/2010

Every day is a special day for freedom loving people everywhere.

The unconscionable disconnects

9:42 AM 08/11/2010

Many years ago Edmund Burke warned, “the commonwealth itself would … be disconnected.”

Now cap spending!

11:56 AM 08/09/2010

The parallels between the 'Deepwater Horizon' oil rig and government are uncanny.

Financial transparency needed now!

1:39 PM 08/02/2010

How do you pay for goods and services that you order and receive?

In a word: Uncertainty!

11:36 AM 07/26/2010

Most Americans feel they are drowning under the current wave of uncertainty that is affecting every aspect of their lives.

The Declaration changes everything

10:13 AM 07/19/2010

Considering the entire length of civilization, America’s existence as a country — 234 years — is but a short time. In fact, more years passed between 1492, when Columbus discovered the New World, and 1773, when colonists began the series of events that would lead to independence.

These ‘following days’

3:58 PM 07/09/2010

It was July 8, 1776 and founder Samuel Adams had just heard the Declaration of Independence read aloud in public for the first time.

Let freedom ring – again!

12:00 AM 07/02/2010

This coming weekend marks the 234th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America.

 Is calamity coming to the other Gulf?

12:00 AM 06/30/2010

The United States has serious problems at home and around the world. The problems and predicaments we face as a nation—and as citizens—grow in number and severity.

Incompetence and misplaced priorities

6:47 PM 06/25/2010

It’s now Day 66 and counting since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig suddenly exploded and burned on April 20.

Shut Your Mouth!

12:41 AM 06/14/2010

Is democracy strengthened by casting light on spending in elections?

The perfect summer storm

12:00 AM 06/07/2010

Summer begins June 21; for our nation, the long hot summer has already begun.

‘That blood of heroes never dies’

12:00 AM 05/31/2010

Today, many Americans will honor fallen brethren from all wars throughout our country’s history.