Meet one of the “rich” who may be driven out of RI

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Meet Jennifer Hushion. She’s one of the “rich” that some say we need to tax more. In our Center’s analysis of the ill-conceived “Tax The Rich” bill, we warned that not only would this tax harm our state’s fragile economy, but would also drive people, like Jennifer and her family, out of the Ocean State.

Read Jennifer’s story here …

Read our Center’s tax analysis here …

When your government taxes people to the point where they are forced ...

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Bank of America Debit Card Tax: a Result of Bad Legislation?

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In mis-understanding their role to ‘regulate’ commerce, federal officials have once again taken a bite out of the pockets and liberties of US consumers and businesses.

The consequences are apparently over-whelmingly negative for Bank of America after they announced a new $5 debit card monthly usage fee.  In trying to login to their website, it was down, citing slower than usual operations. Whether this is because the Bank is trying to stop protesting customers from withdrawing their funds ...

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The Rich are NOT taxed less than Secretaries (AP)

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When the government mis-states facts in order to push a political agenda, this is another example of big government threatening the liberties of we, the citizens. Read the Associated Press article here on Yahoo News …

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Feds Pick A Loser in Solyndra

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We talk often about how it is an infringement on our liberties when government gets in the business of picking “winners”, in other words, spending our tax dollars to assist specific businesses or industries that are friendly to the politicians doling out the money. We call this “crony capitalism” … government helping their corporate friends, at the expense of taxpayers and upsetting the natural competitiveness of the free-market landscape.

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A Tale of Two Shale States

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A case study of one state – PA - embracing economic opportunity and providing economic opportunity for its citizens;, while another state – NY – has let environmental politics trump development and job growth, thus taking another byte out of economic liberties for its citizens.

Read the Wall Street Journal article here …

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Welfare Calling now FREE in Rhode Island

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Welfare or food-stamp recipients in over 20 US states – INCLUDING RHODE ISLAND – are now eligible to receive a FREE cell phone with FREE minutes. Yet another example of the ever-expanding entitlement state mentality, programs like these take a byte of our your economic liberty (by taxing service providers who pass the cost on to you) and takes a byte out of the dignity and independence of the recipients.

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Evergreen turns red!

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More proof that government intervention in the economy – especially when advancing a politcal agenda – simply does not work. This bad deal cost our taxpaying neighbors in Massachusetts over $58 MILLION! Another byte out their economic liberties. Click here for the Boston Herald story …

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