According to The Washington Post, the new Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Ron Wyden intends to give in to the army of corporate lobbyists and extend the corporate tax breaks that would cost taxpayers over $700 billion in the coming decade.
To: Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee
Subject: Corporations do not need tax break extensions
We are more than disappointed to learn that you, as the new Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, intend to continue the old ways on corporate tax breaks. Extending the expiring tax breaks will add $50 billion to the budget deficit while serving no useful purpose. According to Citizens for Tax Justice, the so-called corporate research and development credit only subsidizes research that would have been conducted anyway, and is used for decidedly unproductive purposes such redesigning food packaging. Ordinary taxpayers shouldn't be forced to subsidize accelerated depreciation, or Texas and Florida's preference for a regressive sales tax over a more progressive income tax, or promote Nascar racetracks, electric motorcycles and golf carts. The list goes on and on, as you know well.
We strongly urge you to change direction: close corporate loopholes, tax overseas profits of US corporations, bring in revenue and increase tax fairness.
Vulnerable Indiana 2nd District Congresswoman Jackie Walorski is walking a political high wire when it comes to immigration: if she supports comprehensive reform, she’ll enrage her Tea Party base; if she opposes it, she’ll further alienate the growing Hispanic community in her district. Indiana ADA organizer Jeremy Bernstein explains the role immigration will play in the one of the mostly hotly contested House races in the country.
Today is the final day to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If you haven’t already done so, sign up at www.healthcare.gov.
What happens if you don’t sign up for health insurance? Don't panic if you have tried but were unable to finish your application online because of technical problems. There will be an extension for these individuals. Otherwise, you won't be able to buy individual health insurance under the ACA except under special circumstance (i.e. losing your job, getting married, or moving) until the next open enrollment. If you do not get coverage, the government may apply a fee of 1 percent of your annual income or $95 per person, whichever is higher.
So if you haven’t already, sign up now! (Unless you’re lucky enough to have Medicare!)
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Loren Spivack 'Economics in Two Easy Lessons' 4/26 & 27
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1.Can you explain why some tax cuts (Bush's second term, Obama's proposed) do absolutely nothing to stimulate the economy, while others (Reagan's, Bush's first term) provide a great stimulus?
2.Were you taught in High School that the federal government needs to protect consumers from corporate monopolies that would otherwise be able to charge whatever they wanted?
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"The greatest opportunity ever given to the world was thrown away because the passion for equality made vain the hope for freedom." -Lord Acton
A free society cannot survive unless the people understand what is going on.Loren Spivack, The Free Market Warrior, has committed himself to helping an entire generation of Americans understand how economics works.The information is given in straightforward accessible format, with the goal of preparing a new "army" of regular Americans ready and equipped to fight for freedom, in that area where freedom is most crucial: our economic lives.
The seminar is given over two afternoons and divided into four parts:
1.Intellectual and Historical Roots of Socialism: Understanding its broad appeal.
2.The Intellectual and Historical Roots of Capitalism: Why we'll starve without it.
3.The Source of Value: Two contrasting views and their implications.
4.Applying the Principles of Freedom to the Problems of Today: Taxes, Education, Health Care, Protectionism and Outsourcing, Population, Natural Resources and many more.
Saturday and Sunday, April 26th & 27th 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. both days Madison Room Crowne Plaza Hotel 901 N. Fairfax Street Old Town Alexandria
Parking -Have your ticket validated at the front desk for $8 special rate Snacks - The hotel has a vending machine on the third floor Handouts - course outline, quotes from famous economists (Hayek, Friedman, etc.), and a glossary of economic terms
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Loren Spivack, the "Free Market Warrior," worked for several non-profits and as a management consultant for both profit and non-profit companies.He founded "Free Market Warrior" in 2009 in an effort to make a positive difference in American politics and economics.Spivack has delivered his seminar on Economic Literacy to over 200 groups in 17 states.Spivack is also the author of The New Democrat, a parody of the Obama administration inspired by The Cat in the Hat. (Obamaparody.com)
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'God lives, and it is all true': Glenn reflects on the passing of his father
Last Wednesday, Glenn shared a poignant message on his Facebook page that explained he was "chasing the sun" as he flew from New York City to Washington state to join his siblings at his father's bedside as he neared the end of his life. On Saturday, William "Bill" Beck passed away at the age of 86. On radio this morning, Glenn was back in Dallas and explained what the last few days have been like for him and his family. Watch Glenn's moving tribute to his dad HERE.
Obama Administration to regulate… cow flatulence
Just when you thought you had seen it all, the White House has vowed to regulate cow flatulence as part of its climate agenda. According to the Daily Caller, as part of its plan to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, the Obama Administration is targeting the dairy industry to reduce methane emissions in their operations. Forget about the fact that methane emissions are at all time lows, we need to spend time and resources targeting gassy cows. MORE
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Stay up to date in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 via TheBlaze. Check out the latest developments HERE.
Nine months ago, this ex-Wall Street Journal veteran spotted an unusual pattern in a regularly published, though patently ignored government document. What he's flushed-out is possibly one of the best-disguised paper trails in history. Click here to find out why this financial reporter believes this scandal is set to explode within the next 30 days with devastating consequences…
Did President Obama lie about what was discussed during his meeting with Pope Francis?
Following years of strained relations between the Obama Administration and the Catholic Church, Pope Francis and President Obama met for the first time at the Vatican last Thursday. The aftermath of the jaunt has resulted in a bit of a schism – with the Vatican and White House offering starkly different versions of Thursday's conversation. Who do you believe? MORE
This week, For The Record and Real News Investigates takes an in-depth look at the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid:
Wednesday @ 8pm ET:For the Record exposes how the U.S. electrical system is completely defenseless against attack. Find out how easily a small group of untrained gunmen could blackout our entire power grid, causing a catastrophe equal to that of a sophisticated terrorist attack.
Wednesday @ 8:30pm ET: Then, Real News Investigates looks into the mysterious circumstances behind the attacks on the California power plant in San Jose. Many suspect domestic terrorism, but little is known about the attackers and their motives. Buck Sexton investigates the truth behind the mystery.
Rep. Ted Poe has a plan to thwart Russia's influence via selling U.S. natural gas to Europe Earlier this month, Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) introduced a bill that would require the Department of Energy to expedite and approve exports of natural gas to Ukraine and other nations. The purpose of the legislation was to thwart Russia's control over energy supplies in the region. On radio this morning, Rep. Poe joined Glenn to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and the threat Russia poses not just to the region but to the world. WATCH
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#FireEricCantor: The bizarre connection between Rep. Eric Cantor & George Soros House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) tends to fly under the radar, but it is important to remember he is essentially the heir apparent of Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). Rep. Cantor is up for reelection this year in Virginia's 7th congressional district, and TheBlaze Radio's Doc Thompson joined Glenn on radio this morning to share some information that should ensure "there's no way [Cantor] wins reelection." What does Rep. Cantor, insider trading, and George Soros have in common? WATCH
FreedomWorks explains why the group withdrew its support of Shane Osborne to endorse Ben Sasse in NE Senate race On radio this morning, Adam Brandon, the executive vice president of FreedomWorks joined Glenn to discuss why the group decided to withdraw its support of Shane Osborne, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by retiring Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE), and endorse the candidate supported by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Ben Sasse. Plus, how are things going for Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Greg Brannon in North Carolina, Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, and others? Check out the interview HERE.
Get lost in the 'gripping' Wrath & Righteousness series for just $0.99 Glenn believes that Chris Stewart's Wrath & Righteousness series is "the Left Behind series for a new generation." Now through April 1, you can start this ripped-from-the-headlines series about the eternal battle between Light and Darkness with the Episode One eBook for just $0.99! Order now from any of your favorite retailers, including Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and more.
Conservative actor's blunt message for far-left Hollywood star Sean Penn Actor Nick Searcy, who plays Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullins on FX's hit TV show Justified, is an outspoken conservative in Hollywood — and he really doesn't care how anyone feels about it. Check out his blunt message for lefty Sean Penn HERE.
Glenn: Our children win in the end… because of people like you After reading an article on TheBlaze over the weekend about a veteran teacher who endured shocking intimidation after opposing Common Core, Glenn decided the best way to react to the madness was with his own article for GlennBeck.com. Read Glenn's response HERE.
Tonight's primetime lineup on TheBlaze TV:
5pm ET - The Glenn Beck Program: Does Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) have a chance in 2016? One prominent libertarian doesn't think so. Glenn talks to Kevin Williamson about the state of libertarianism in the U.S.
6pm ET -Real News: Obamacare enrollment ends today… kind of. Reports say the government will meet the 7 million enrollee goal, but is that actually the case? The panel discusses the latest enrollment figures and, more importantly, what happens next.
7pm ET - Wilkow!: Pro-amnesty groups are attacking President Obama for being the 'deporter-in-chief,' but a new report from the Department of Homeland Security paints a very different picture. Andrew explains.