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Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
Topic - Institute For Justice
The Institute for Justice (IJ) is a non-profit libertarian public interest law firm in the United States. Its mission is to provide pro bono legal advice and representation, litigating strategically to pursue its free market ideas. It supports four core ideals: school choice, free speech, economic liberty, and property rights. It was founded in 1991 by Chip Mellor and Clint Bolick. On 4 March 2002, the Institute for Justice launched an activist project called the Castle Coalition, aimed at fighting eminent domain abuse. IJ has established state chapters in Minnesota, Texas, Arizona, and Washington. - Source: Wikipedia
The Senate Finance Committee heard testimony on Tuesday from Internal Revenue Service officials and the CEO of H&R Block, asking Congress to give the IRS more power over tax preparers.
David beats Goliath so rarely that the smart money is always on Goliath, and the tax collector always wins. But not quite always. Two Michigan businessmen have beaten the Internal Revenue Service at its own game. After a wave of bad publicity — and a lawsuit by the Institute for Justice — the IRS agency beat a retreat from using civil forfeiture to seize $70,000 by arbitrarily calling it "suspicious." It agreed to return the money last week.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli's office has successfully defended a provision in the state's health care law that doctors claim is unconstitutional, stifles business and drives up health care costs.
After three decades as a part-time tax preparer, 80-year-old Elmer Kilian of Eagle, Wis., is concerned that new IRS regulations may prevent him from hanging out his shingle.
This week, Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced his plan to eliminate state regulations governing three occupations, including hair braiding and interior design. A reasonable person can have only one reaction to this news: surprise and shock that the Virginia state government was regulating hair braiders and interior designers in the first place. But Virginia does regulate these occupations, and it is hardly alone: Nationwide, we are in the midst of an unprecedented sea of occupational-licensing requirements. In the 1950s, only about 1 in 20 Americans needed to get special permission from the government to do his job. Today that number is about 1 in 3.
When most Americans think of Washington, D.C., they imagine the corridors of power. But there is another Washington, D.C., far from Capitol Hill and K Street. It's in neighborhoods like Anacostia, Columbia Heights and Cleveland Park - neighborhoods where people disconnected from the national political scene live, work and dream of becoming their own boss. These are people ready to work hard so they can create a better life for themselves and their children.
Mired in a nationwide jobless recovery, state and local governments have the power to create jobs and transform communities if they do one simple thing: Get out of the way of aspiring entrepreneurs.