We told you so! Raising taxes has consequences that Democrats just don’t expect

The left are claiming that the Democrats took such a beating in the 2014 elections because evil white folks just despise our (half) black President. Well maybe, just maybe, there could be other reasons. From Forbes: 2014 Showed How Much Taxes Matter By Patrick Gleason | November 6, 2014 Remember when the New York Times, …

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Different Take On the Staten Island “Choking”

Gentle Giant #2 had a record of 30 arrests. This arrest was for selling single cigarettes. It has not been said if the cigarettes were “Bootlegged” But consider if the cigerettes were bootlegged. Here’s the charts on state and city tax rates. http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/cigarette.pdf If these were bootlegged from Virginia where the state tax rate per …

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Just in case you thought that raising taxes on cigarettes was designed to reduce smoking . . .

. . . we have this from The Los Angeles Times: Health groups and other proponents said they need higher levies on each pack (of cigarettes) — or even e-cigarettes — to recoup more than $1 billion in revenues lost because fewer people smoke. Hat tip to Donald Douglas! That was only one line in …

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Economics 101: Nothing is free

Sister Toldjah tweeted: RT @TwitchyTeam: ‘Unexpected’: Are Seattle businesses adding a surcharge to pay for the new minimum wage? [pic] http://t.co/M31zHLbRFP — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) June 6, 2014 Which brings us to this one: What’s wrong with SeaTac’s $15 min wage in 1 photo — Local businesses are now adding 8.25% “living wage surcharge” pic.twitter.com/IMifQRIWhN — …

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We told you so!

Breitbart notes the troubles in the Windy City: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Warns of Doubled Property Taxes to Fund Spiraling Pension Costs by Warner Todd Huston 12 Mar 2014 1236 Illinois has one of the worst pension messes in the nation as the cost of government employee benefits is sending state, county, and local governments …

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Economics 101: Even the liberals can understand some economics . . .

. . . but simply hope to trick you long enough to get their claws into you. I saw an advertisement on television this morning, which pointed to the website, Start-Up NY. NEW YORK IS TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS There’s a new advantage to doing business in New York. A big one. START-UP NY, Governor …

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“I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it”

Patterico noted, in an article entitled “I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it”: PATTERICO MOUNTS SOAPBOX — GINGERLY, OF COURSE, AS HE IS IN FACT GETTING OLDER: This is one of the reasons I’d like to see withholding ended. I argued for this in January 2004 (wow, saying …

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Not a terrible surprise

From MSN Money: More Americans are renouncing their citizenship An IRS tax-avoidance crackdown on people living abroad appears to be behind the recent spike. By Jonathan Berr 3 hours ago The number of Americans who have given up their citizenship soared sixfold in the second quarter as the government prepares to adopt more stringent disclosures …

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