Practicing spending restraint is possible and it can work

Two new videos this week from Dan Mitchel and the Center for Freedom and Prosperity. In these tutorials, Mitchel reviews spending restraint policies during the Reagan and Clinton administration as well as similar approaches by Canada, Ireland, Slovakia, and New Zealand to get rapid improvements in fiscal policy.

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Mitchell video: Saving Social Security with Personal Retirement Accounts

Our friend Dan Mitchell from the Cato Institute released a new video Jan. 10 on the third rail of politics, Social Security. People have been discussing the issue for years detailing how we absolutely will not be able to keep the current system running as is. If you think the $14 trillion-plus national debt is an issue, wait till you hear the total of unfunded liabilities for Social Security.

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Obama’s Keynesian plan … it’s just all wrong

A recent video from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity caught my attention during the last couple of days. Hiwa Alaghebandian – who we have seen before – explains how Keynesian economics represents the opposite of what should be happening. It’s a good primer for those looking for information.

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For Democrats, tax cuts are ‘expensive’ – Hogwash, government is expensive

Austan Goolsbee is a con artist who is a professional at playing the class warfare card. Goolsbee, President Obama’s chair of the Council on Economic Advisors, created a White House video trying to get those of us who make less than $200,000 a year ticked off at the rich folk. Dan Mitchell picks Goolsbee apart point-by-point in a recent video from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation.

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Tax increases not required to balance federal budget – it’s fiscal restraint and spending

Dan Mitchell from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation has a new video out detailing why it is absolutely not necessary to raise taxes to balance the budget. He shows with just a small amount of fiscal restraint, the federal budget can be balanced within six years.

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Economics 101 – Massive cost of the IRS tax code

Our featured video for the next few days. We’ve been neglectful on posting top-notch “training and development” videos. We also need to update the poll daily … but here’s a great video from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation.

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Another look at the Flat Tax and why it’s a good idea

There always seems to be a buzz about the Fair Tax and the Flat Tax. Dan Mitchel from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation has a video specifically on the Flat Tax, allowing you to learn more about the subject.

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Video explains the financial collapse – moral hazard

The Center for Freedom and Prosperity charges ahead with another economics video to push back basic economic ignorance. The video describes what happened and how Congress, big-bank, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac combined forces to create a foreseen financial collapse.

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Blasting the Pelosi VAT trial balloon

At least I hope it is a trial balloon. Last week I wrote about a possible value added tax, as suggested by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and how her words implied she wanted to kill employer-based health plans and effectively turn our health care system into a single payer game. The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation has a good video explaining the VAT scheme.

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Obama’s plan to close international profit loophole

Here’s that word again. Loophole. Ugh. A loophole is not a bad thing, it’s the law. Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air does a great job so I’m going to avoid comment on this for now. Read more