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On the Rio Grande, Commerce Survives by the Honor System

On the Rio Grande, Commerce Survives by the Honor System

“We devote impressive money and manpower to the fight against illegal immigration, but meanwhile, in Big Bend, one can find a modest example of free enterprise defying borders.” Continue reading

The Biggest Losers in Obamacare Repeal? It Won’t Be Federal Employees

The Biggest Losers in Obamacare Repeal? It Won’t Be Federal Employees

“The bottom line is that people who receive comfortable government benefits don’t have as much skin in the game when it comes to the end-result of the newly proposed healthcare bill.” Continue reading

John Whitehead, America’s Reign of Terror: A Nation Reaps What It Sows

John Whitehead, America’s Reign of Terror: A Nation Reaps What It Sows

“We’re not dealing with a government that exists to serve its people, protect their liberties and ensure their happiness. Rather, these are the diabolical machinations of a make-works program carried out on an epic scale whose only purpose is to keep the powers-that-be permanently (and profitably) employed.” Continue reading

OCPA Offers Balanced Budget Plan with a Teacher Pay Raise

OCPA Offers Balanced Budget Plan with a Teacher Pay Raise

With just over a week until the end of the regular legislative session, some lawmakers have proposed massive tax increases, including a plan to cap personal itemized deductions that would dramatically increase personal income taxes on many Oklahoma families and small businesses.

OCPA released today a budget plan to fill Oklahoma’s $878 million budget gap and give teachers a pay raise—while respecting and protecting Oklahoma families and their own budgets.

The balanced budget plan proposed by OCPA includes more than $1.3 billion in savings—including items from OCPA’s “Freedom Agenda” published in January and “First Steps” list released in February—and $337 million in tax increases, including an increase in the tax on gasoline and diesel, a 67-cent per pack cigarette tax increase, and a wind production tax. Together, the lower spending and increased taxes add up to nearly $1.7 billion.

Tax increase proposal fails to receive supermajority in State House

Tax increase proposal fails to receive supermajority in State House

HB2414, the latest House budget proposal, failed to receive the required 3/4ths supermajority vote for passage this evening. It did end up with a bare majority, making it eligible for inclusion on the next general election ballot. The final vote was 51…

Texas Committee Passes Bill to Expand Raw Milk Sales; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition Scheme

Texas Committee Passes Bill to Expand Raw Milk Sales; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition Scheme

AUSTIN, Texas (May 16, 2017) – Today, a Texas Senate committee passed a bill that would expand raw milk sales in the state. Passage of the bill into law would help nullify a federal prohibition scheme in practice. Sen. Bob Hall (R-Dist 2) prefiled Senate Bill 95 (SB95) last fall. The legislation would expand raw milk…

House Votes On Budget Deal Today

House Votes On Budget Deal Today

  A hastily called Joint Committee on Appropriations and budget just recessed and members are filing into the House chamber to push the deal through.   The deal includes huge new spending  on common education.  It hikes fuel taxes, sales taxes, oil production taxes, and several other regressive measures.  The economy will no doubt be greatly burdened with carrying the load of an ever-growing state government.  Echols started o […]

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Treason? I’m With The Russians, They Hate Us Less Than The Media Do!

Treason? I’m With The Russians, They Hate Us Less Than The Media Do!

Our enemies are in New York, Washington, and Los Angeles, in “our” own media companies, government bureaucracies and intelligence agencies.

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James Kirkpatrick

The author is a conservative columnist, a Beltway veteran, and a refugee from Conservatism Inc. He is a regular contributor to Vdare.com

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