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What’s causing Baltimore’s population loss? It’s no mystery

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 2, 2018

No mention of the City’s (and state’s) unfriendliness to gunowners that rivals Chicago. How is that working for you?

If the city doesn’t fix its crime, tax, public school and leadership problems, next year’s census report will be the same.

No mention of one parent “families”, degradation of morality, no sense of pride nor self-respect and media/government/police violence.

The city’s public (GOVERNMENT) school system is a disaster. That situation is self-explanatory. And more government is the answer?

By David Placher

The city’s scary record of 343 homicides in 2017 affirms the city’s well-known reputation as a dangerous place to live. Even if 2018 has fewer homicides, it doesn’t take a fortune teller to predict that this year’s homicide rate will be high. Until the city substantially reduces its homicide and other crimes rates, people will continue to view the city as dangerous and be reluctant to stay or move here. Read the rest of this entry »


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The Hunt for Taxes Brings Down Governments Every Time | Armstrong Economics

Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 20, 2018

Speaking the EU and Soros…

COMMENT: Mr. Armstrong; I live in Germany. I wanted to send my father €200 for Christmas. I had to prove where the money came from. It does seem as if there is a major gap between those trading the euro for big banks and the people. I left Romania for freedom. Everything that I fled from has seemed to follow me to the West. Those who cheer the rise of the euro seem oblivious to the reality on the street. We have no real government in place here since nobody won a majority. The clash between freedom and oppression is playing out in silence. I fear this will just explode all of a sudden as it did behind the Iron Curtain.


REPLY: You are not alone. I have several Russian, Hungarian, and Ukrainian friends who all express the same concerns. The fact that you fled to freedom and then see the very aspects of government that made you flee in the first place have taken hold in the West is all part of the cycle. This is simply how Empires, Nations, and Citystates collapse. They are always the same –

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Who Pays What in Taxes?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 18, 2017

Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let’s look at who pays what, with an eye toward attempting to answer this question: Are the rich paying their fair share? Read the rest of this entry »

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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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