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- Obama administration backs off plan to cut prescription-drug program
- Tickets linked to stolen passports purchased by Iranian middleman
- More than 3,500 police planned for Boston Marathon
- Ottawa day care suspends 2-year-old for ‘outside’ cheese sandwich
- Liam Neeson tells NYC mayor to ‘man up’ in horse carriage fight
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President Obama ran in 2008 while making big promises on transparency and ethics. He is making no such promises in this year's campaign, though, nor is he taking a victory lap on those old vows.
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so," Ronald Reagan once said. He might have been talking about tax policy.
Despite promising his administration would be "the most open and transparent in history," President Obama has lagged in making government information accessible to the public, and been bested when it comes to public access to data by the House Republicans, according to grades to be released Monday by the libertarian Cato Institute.
Two-thirds of those who have found employment under President Obama are immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to an analysis that suggests immigration has soaked up a large portion of what little job growth there has been over the past three years.
Republican governors elected in 2010's tea party wave have generally made good on pledges to cut taxes and limit spending, according to the latest fiscal report card released Tuesday by the Cato Institute think tank, which graded the states' executives on their boldness is reining in government expansion.
The U.S. economy is in desperate need of a boost. That's not surprising considering our businesses struggle under a tax burden higher than what is found in any other major industrialized nation.
Serious research from the Weather Channel reveals that lousy weather on Election Day could impact turnout for a "substantial" number of voters, with the most dithering among undecided voters.
It's difficult to say definitively which tax is the most destructive. The corporate income tax is a leading candidate for causing higher prices to consumers, lower wages to workers and lower returns to investors.
The annual Economic Freedom of the World report, including an index of country rankings, has just been released, and it should be a wake-up call.