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Raising Taxes — ‘Fair Share’ & the Rich | National Review

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 1, 2017

Taxes are like climate change and war. They are a racket.

It is one of the many signs of the mindlessness of our times that all sorts of people declare that “the rich” are not paying their “fair share” in taxes, without telling us concretely what they mean by either “the rich” or “fair share.” Whether in politics or in the media, words are increasingly used, not to convey facts or even allegations of facts, but simply to arouse emotions. Undefined words are a big handicap in logic, but they are a big plus in politics, where the goal is not clarity but victory — and the votes of gullible people count just as much as the votes of people who have common sense.


Yah, MORE! That’s what I want, MORE!

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Taxes, Who Pays Them And A Big Thank You

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 19, 2016


From Webster’s Seventh Collegiate Dictionary 1971 Edition. A well worn gift from the recently deceased Jeanne O.


1. to take the property of another

1b. to take away by force or unjust means

Sounds like taxes to me, I like this definition of taxes

The fine you pay for the crime of being useful and productive.

Taxpayers roughly follow Pareto’s law (no matter what low information protestors and lying politicians say)– the top 20% do 80% of the work. If you belong to a club you have likely experienced Pareto’s law.

Americans Earning Six Figures or More Pay Nearly 80% of Individual Income Taxes

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The jobs bill Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue-Halloween will be early

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 20, 2011

Come September we will be treated to Obama’s next big plan. Yet another attempt to save the economy. What do you bet it will consist of make-work projects funded with yet more borrowed money? It won’t be shovel ready jobs because they seem to be missing. Except for shovel ready grandma. Read the rest of this entry »

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Just give Uncle a little extra in your April taxes

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 12, 2011

Letters to the Editor regular Mr. Talarico took aim at Grover Norquist in today’s Erie Times News. Norquist is described as an angry man with a hostile attitude toward government. That sounds pretty good to me! Read the rest of this entry »

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Missed Education Opportunity

Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 31, 2011

There has certainly been a lot of discussion regarding the state’s reduction in its redistribution of our taxes towards education. It has had its affect in the Erie area. I see a wonderful opportunity that is being missed. Read the rest of this entry »

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