The time of year that we approach with equal parts dread and animus is once again upon us -- Tax Day, the time to give your hard-earned money to a government that can never seem to get enough of it.
Last week, the news churned out story after story about the "big deal" President Barack Obama says he is pursuing with congressional leadership. This week, a re-formed Senate "Gang of Six" dominates the headlines, trying to arrive at its own "big deal."
In his first inaugural address, President Ronald Reagan recalled the story of Martin Treptow, a man who left his barbershop in small town America to go to war in 1917. He was killed in the crossfire on the Western Front trying to deliver a message between battalions.
“The crushing burden of debt.” That’s a phrase you have likely heard a lot these days to describe America’s fiscal future. Perhaps you have even used it yourself. In fact, some say it has become cliché.
On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee hosted its first hearing of the 112th Congress on tax reform. This was the first in a series of tax reform hearings examining the economic and administrative burdens imposed by the current structure of the federal income tax.
It is appropriate that Election Day and Veterans Day come so close together. Like all of our freedoms, our freedom to vote is inextricably linked to the veterans who protect it.