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NIKE’S SWEATSHOP HISTORY DESTROYS THEIR NEW FOUND ‘SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR’ GAME

 DAPHNE MOON /redrightvideos While liberals praise Nike for making an anti-American/cop-hater the new face of their company, the reality of ...

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State Government Taxes Hit $916.5 Billion in 2015, Up 4.8% From Previous Year

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From the Washington Free Beacon

While taxes increased overall, they declined in states that were major oil producers

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BY: /Washington Free Beacon

Ali Meyer is a staff writer with the Washington Free Beacon covering economic issues that expose government waste, fraud, and abuse.

State government tax revenues rose to $916.5 billion in 2015, representing an increase for the fifth consecutive year, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

State government tax revenues totaled $875 billion in 2014, which means that in 2015 tax revenue increased by $41.5 billion, or 4.8 percent.

According to the bureau, income taxes were responsible for most of the growth in receipts,

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The Sneaky Way Public Unions Are Getting Tax Dollars for Union Activities

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By Trey Kovacs / /at The Daily Signal

Trey Kovacs is a policy analyst with the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

A firefighter union spent public money on a retirement barbecue and fishing tournament. (Photo: Francis Dean/Dean Pictures /Newscom)

 

Taxpayers expect their government to spend tax dollars wisely, on activities that benefit the public. But across the country, governments at all levels give away tax dollars to the exclusive benefit of public unions without getting anything in return.

This subsidy, known as union release time, has flown under the radar for decades, but now state free-market groups are starting to do something about it.

The practice of union release time allows government employees to conduct union business on the taxpayer’s dime.

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Obama’s New Death Tax Threatens Family Farms and Businesses

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By Rep. Warren Davidson / /at The Daily Signal

Rep. Warren Davidson, a Republican, represents Ohio’s 8th Congressional District. An Army veteran, he holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

President Obama, here touring a drought-ravaged family farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa, in 2012, supports raising the death tax to as high as 40 percent. Photo: Larry Downing/Reuters /Newscom)

We all knew President Barack Obama’s lame-duck presidency would be bad, but for the millions of Americans who work at family farms and businesses, it’s about to get a lot worse.

As Heritage Foundation tax expert Curtis Dubay wrote at The Daily Signal, Obama is trying to sneak in a tax hike in his twilight days. His Treasury

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Weekly Update-From the Commonwealth Foundation

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Dear CF Friend,

Just three months into the 2016-17 state budget, the balance sheet is already showing red.

In fact, revenue collections are already $218.5 million short of projections, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

This isn’t surprising, since the $1.6 billion spending increase agreed to by Gov. Wolf and lawmakers relied on unreliable revenue sources, like a tobacco tax and gambling revenue.

To track how state overspending is driving Pennsylvania deeper into the deficit hole each month, we’ve created a Deficit Watch for July through September. In one month alone, our deficit ballooned by $145 million.

Harrisburg’s spending addiction is not the way to create opportunity for all Pennsylvanians. Instead, government must control spending, beginning with ending

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Tax Increases Won’t Make the Budget Sustainable

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By Paul Winfree / /at The Daily Signal

Paul Winfree is the director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

Over the last two presidential administrations, total debt has grown considerably, along with the risk of a significant financial crisis. (Photo: John Greim John Greim Photography/Newscom)

 

In his final budget proposal, President Barack Obama proclaimed that the federal budget is “on a more sustainable fiscal path.

This is simply not true.

Over the last two presidential administrations, total debt has grown considerably, along with the risk of a significant financial crisis. U.S. government debt now climbs above $19.5 trillion. When the next president takes office, publicly-held debt will be 73.6 percent of

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GOP Senators Side With Democrats to Bail Out Union’s Pension Fund

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By Rachel Greszler /at The Daily Signal

Rachel Greszler is a senior policy analyst in economics and entitlements at The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis.

Cecil Roberts, president of United Mine Workers of America International, speaks Sept. 8, 2016, at a rally of retired mined workers and their families outside the U.S. Capitol. (Photo: Shawn Thew/EPA/Newscom)

It’s not every day you see a significant portion of Republican senators supporting a taxpayer bailout—especially for a private union pension plan.

But today, six of the 14 Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee joined with Democratic counterparts in favor of a multibillion-dollar bailout of the United Mine Workers of America’s pension and health care plans.

Among the six Republican supporters was the committee’s chairman,

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Taxpayers Paid Bill Clinton Nearly $1 Million in 2015

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From the Washington Free Beacon

Bill has collected twice as much money as Jimmy Carter since 2001

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BY: /Washington Free Beacon.

Bill McMorris is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon.

 

Bill Clinton has collected more than $17 million from taxpayers since leaving office, more than double that of fellow Democrat Jimmy Carter.

Clinton received nearly $1 million from the United States government in the 2015 fiscal year to pay for his pension, his staff, and more than 8,000 square feet of office space in New York City, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. The Clintons earned more than $10 million in

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Alternative Energy Is Likely to See a Big Boost in Taxpayer-Funded Subsidies During Lame-Duck Session

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By Nicolas Loris / /at The Daily Signal

Nicolas Loris, an economist, focuses on energy, environmental and regulatory issues as the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow at The Heritage Foundation.

Instead of driving technological improvements to lower costs, a company may settle for producing a technology that is just barely competitive with the government’s help. (Photo: Francis Joseph Dean/Deanpicture/Newscom)

Members of Congress are preparing to be quite active during the lame-duck session. That’s good news for cronies who want to use the political system to secure handouts but bad news for taxpayers and the economy.

The targeted tax credits Congress is considering include windfalls for hybrid solar lighting systems, fuel cells, geothermal, biomass, combined heat and power systems, and

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