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National Review's Radio Free California Podcast
Episode 262: Tyre Nichols and the California Exodus

National Review's Radio Free California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 59:36


Email Us:dbahnsen@thebahnsengroup.comwill@calpolicycenter.orgFollow Us:@DavidBahnsen@WillSwaim@TheRadioFreeCAShow Notes:The Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969From Sacramento to Memphis, Tyre Nichols cut his own pathThe Harris thing, againKamala Harris omits “rightt to life” while quote Declaration of Independence in Roe v Wade abortion anniversary celebrationNewsom says 95% of Texans pay more than Californians in taxes. But is he correct?Tax Foundation ranks California 45 on tax burdenThese California Democrats want to raise billionaires' taxes. Will they succeed this time?Bahnsen: “The wealth-tax horror”Democratic Govs. Newsom, Pritzker push back against DeSantis after Florida blocks AP African American studies courseCan California go any stronger on gun laws?

Cloud Accounting Podcast
Make ChatGPT Fire Clients

Cloud Accounting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 70:08


SponsorsKeeper - https://cloudaccountingpodcast.promo/keeperRelay - https://cloudaccountingpodcast.promo/relayFirst Republic Bank - https://cloudaccountingpodcast.promo/firstrepublicNeed CPE? Subscribe to the Earmark Accounting Podcast: https://podcast.earmarkcpe.comGet CPE for listening to podcasts with Earmark CPE: https://earmarkcpe (00:00) - Thank you to our sponsor, Keeper (00:20) - Preview: Will AI replace accountants in audits (01:04) - Introduction and quick recap of Blake's week in Park City (03:43) - Earmark has launched a new Federal Tax Updates podcast (07:15) - Source says Square is launching their own GL (10:46) - Some final takeaways from skiing trip (13:18) - Thank you to our sponsor, Keeper (14:55) - Article about a high school student who wants to become an accountant (17:56) - IRS audit rates declined further in 2022 (19:10) - The Tax Foundation made a graphic on the IRS backlog (21:54) - Accountants need to narrow their scope in 2023 (23:13) - Canadian accounting firm sues employee for overbilling on timesheets (28:46) - Thank you to our sponsor, Relay (30:04) - "Office Sapce" inspired sofrware engineering scam (32:40) - Are mid-career CPAs happy in your firm? (36:25) - David's first reaction to Chat GPT (41:28) - Thank you to our sponsor, First Republic Bank (42:31) - Blake uses Chat GPT live to demonstrate what it can do (47:33) - Chad Davis uses Chat GPT to write fake CAP episode intro (49:46) - Somebody used Chat GPT to try to pass a chartered accountant exam in England (54:45) - Paula's message and idea about a national CPA license (58:38) - Tori's email on how a radical step is needed to change the AICPA (59:53) - Deanna asks for best apps to import journal entries into QBO Advanced (01:01:47) - Accounting firms might want to look into hiring some of these laid off tech employees (01:02:26) - Checking in on the live chat discussion on ChatGPT (01:04:09) - Wrap up and reminder to subscribe to our YouTube channel (01:07:29) - Classifieds (01:07:31) - Client Hub (01:08:08) - RightTool (01:08:30) - Federal Tax Updates Podcast (01:09:44) - How to advertise in these classifieds Show NotesComing soon! Get in TouchThanks for listening and for the great reviews! We appreciate you! Follow and tweet @BlakeTOliver and @DavidLeary. Find us on Facebook and, if you like what you hear, please do us a favor and write a review on iTunes, or Podchaser. Interested in sponsoring the Cloud Accounting Podcast? For details, read the prospectus, and NOW, you can see our smiling faces on Instagram! You can now call us and leave a voicemail, maybe we'll play it on the show. DIAL (202) 695-1040Need Accounting Conference Info? Check out our new website - accountingconferences.comLimited edition shirts, stickers, and other necessitiesTeePublic Store: http://cloudacctpod.link/merchSubscribe Apple Podcasts: http://cloudacctpod.link/ApplePodcasts Podchaser: http://cloudacctpod.link/podchaser Spotify: http://cloudacctpod.link/Spotify Stitcher: http://cloudacctpod.link/Stitcher Overcast: http://cloudacctpod.link/Overcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CloudAccountingPodcast ClassifiedsClient Hub - https://clienthub.app/RightTool for QuickBooks Online - https://righttool.appFederal Tax Updates podcast - https://federaltaxupdates.com/Want to get the word out about your newsletter, webinar, party, Facebook group, podcast, e-book, job posting, or that fancy Excel macro you just created? Why not let the listeners of The Cloud Accounting Podcast know by running a classified ad? Hit the link below to get more info.Go here to create your classified ad: https://cloudacctpod.link/RunClassifiedAd Full Transcript Available Upon Request: info@cloudaccountingpodcast.com

The Deduction
Wealth Taxes Reach the States

The Deduction

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 24:55


Since 2021, 43 states have provided substantial tax relief for taxpayers and businesses. But this year, a new trend has emerged in the opposite direction: a push for states to tax investment.From coordinated wealth tax proposals to higher capital gains income taxes, some state legislatures are going after high earners.Jared Walczak, V.P. of State Projects at the Tax Foundation, joins Jesse to discuss how these measures would affect investment, job creation, and migration between states—and why they're happening now.Links:https://taxfoundation.org/state-wealth-tax-proposals/https://taxfoundation.org/state-population-change-2022/https://taxfoundation.org/2023-state-tax-changes/Support the show

The Conversation
The Conversation: Tax Foundation looks at the 2023 tax landscape; Hui Iwi Kuamo‘o on 130th anniversary of the overthrow

The Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 52:56


The Tax Foundation of Hawaii discusses the 2023 tax landscape; HPR reporter Sabrina Bodon takes a closer look at freshman state lawmakers' proposals and priorities; Hui Iwi Kuamo‘o discusses the anniversary of the overthrow and iwi kūpuna; the GM of a Kauaʻi luxury hotel talks regenerative tourism and sustainability

Adams on Agriculture
Wednesday AOA 1-18-2023

Adams on Agriculture

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 53:50


Wednesday's AOA began with a look at Tuesday's action in the corn market with Garrett Toay, of Ag Trader Talk, and he looked ahead to winter demand for feeder cattle. Taxes took the focus in segment 2, as Jared Walczak, VP of State Projects at the Tax Foundation, outlined the coordinated push by 7 states to put in to place a new wealth tax. Brian Milne, Refined Products Editor at DTN, joined the show in segment 3 with insights on the oil market. Mike Pearson

Fight Laugh Feast USA
Daily News Brief for Friday, January 13th, 2023 [Daily News Brief]

Fight Laugh Feast USA

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 15:06


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Friday, January 13th, 2023. Happy Friday ladies and gentleman! Let’s go ahead and finish the week strong by starting with a little on this day in history! On this day in history: January 13th: 532 Nika riots begin in Constantinople, a revolt against Byzantine Emperor Justinian I that leaves half the city burned and thousands dead. The riots were prompted by the failed execution of chariot racing supporters and only stopped after Empress Theodora refused to flee, forcing her husband to act decisively. 1908 Henri Farman becomes the first person to fly an observed circuit of more than 1km, winning the Grand Prix d'Aviation 1930 "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears 1943 Adolf Hitler declares "Total War" against the Allies 1976 Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NYC Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata" 2000 Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position How about some famous birthdays? Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Patrick Dempsey, Orlando Bloom, and Liam Hemsworth all share a birthday on January 13th. Club Membership Plug: (1/9) Ladies and gentleman, now is the time to sign up for a club membership at fightlaughfeast.com! You’ve heard it all before, new year, new you! Well that’s true for our club portal… This year, CrossPolitic will be dropping EXCLUSIVE content into our club portal, that you won’t be able to find ANYWHERE else. Some of this content will include a Bible study series with Pastor Toby, a special with New Saint Andrew’s President, Ben Merkle, our backstage content, and probably stuff that Gabe hasn’t told myself or Knox about! So again, head on over to fightlaughfeast.com to get signed up today! That’s fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-spars-classified-documents-garage-fox-news-peter-doocy Biden spars over classified documents in garage with Fox News' Peter Doocy President Biden sparred with Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy on Thursday, following revelations that a second batch of classified documents had been discovered at one of Biden's homes in Delaware. The White House Counsel's Office announced the discovery on Thursday, saying it had initiated a search of Biden's homes in Rehoboth Beach and Wilmington after news of the first stash broke this week and found documents in the Wilmington home's garage. Fox News presses Biden over classified docs in garage: 'What were you thinking?'- Play Video White House lawyers say they immediately contacted the DOJ when they discovered the documents this week. There has been no indication of what the documents contain or whether Biden or anyone else read them after he left office as vice president. The Wilmington documents are the second stash of Obama-era classified documents to be uncovered. The first collection was found at the Washington office of the Penn Biden Center, a Biden-aligned think tank. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/more-americans-id-as-republicans-than-democrats More Americans identify as Republicans than Democrats For the first time in decades, more people identify as Republicans than Democrats, a striking change that bolsters polls showing that the United States is a moderate-conservative nation. In the latest massive Gallup survey of 10,000 adults, 45% identified as Republicans and 44% as Democrats. That’s a tiny edge for sure, but it’s the first time the GOP has had the lead since former President George H.W. Bush launched the Gulf War in 1991. Gallup said: “A virtual tie in party identification and leaning represents one of the better outcomes for the Republican Party over the past three decades.” However, when the choice of independents is thrown in, more U.S. adults picked that label. “Since 2009, independent identification has grown and reached levels not seen before. Now, political independents (41%) greatly outnumber Republican (28%) and Democratic (28%) identifiers,” said Gallup on Thursday. In a related survey, the polling giant also said that America politically is a moderate-conservative nation. When asked to describe their political views, 47% of adults said moderate, 30% conservative, and 21% liberal. That survey also revealed that the Democrats are more liberal than ever. “After hovering near 50% in recent years, the percentage of Democrats who identify as politically liberal rose four percentage points in 2022 to 54%, a new high for this group,” said Gallup. https://www.based-politics.com/2023/01/11/these-5-states-lost-the-most-population-in-2022/ These 5 states lost the most population in 2022 Another year is in the books, which means there’s another year of data to analyze, too. And the Tax Foundation just published an interesting analysis shedding light on which states gained the most population in 2022—and which ones saw residents leave in droves. The analysis examined the time period between July 2021 and July 2022 and found overall US population growth was at 0.4%, but some states’ populations shrank while others grew. As it turns out, the state that gained the most population was Florida, which saw 1.9% population growth. Other states that gained 1% population include Idaho, South Carolina, Texas, South Dakota, Montana, Delaware, Arizona, North Carolina, Utah, Tennessee, Georgia, and Nevada. Meanwhile, the 5 states that lost the most population were: New York (-0.9%) Illinois (-0.8%) Louisiana (-0.8%) West Virginia (-0.6%) Hawaii (-0.5%) Noticing any trends yet? Generally speaking, the states losing population are blue states with high taxes and heavily restricted economies. On the other hand, the booming states, like Florida, South Carolina, and Texas, are red states with lower tax burdens and less-regulated economies. That’s just speculation, but it’s borne out in the data. “People move for many reasons,” the Tax Foundation explains. “Sometimes taxes are expressly part of the calculation. Often, they play an indirect role (by contributing to a broadly favorable economic environment). And other times, of course, they don’t factor in at all. The Census data and these industry studies cannot tell us exactly why each person moved, but there is no denying a very strong correlation between low-tax, low-cost states and population growth.” It really is becoming so glaring that even New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently admitted their state needs to address its population drain—months after telling Republicans to “get out.” As twitter user Jim Stinson tweeted: If you tell people to leave, they will. If you over-regulate them and overtax them, they will leave faster. https://www.dailywire.com/news/out-of-left-field-uscs-school-of-social-work-bans-the-word-field-because-its-racist-apparently USC’s School Of Social Work Bans The Word ‘Field’ Because It’s Racist, Apparently Have you ever aspired to be the best in your field? Did you ever refer to doing a job outside of the office as “field work?” Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions, then you may unwittingly be promoting racism and bigotry — according to the University of Southern California School of Social Work. It seems wokeness knows no bounds — which is entirely the point of those who promote it. They have no limit in their zeal to assert power and are willing to coerce you into following along with their plan. On January 9, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work sent an email to faculty, staff, and students notifying them that the department has new speech code guidelines in order to ensure “inclusive language and practice.” “Specifically, we have decided to remove the term ‘field,’ from our curriculum and practice and replace it with ‘practicum,'” the letter explained. What is so egregious about the word “field”? Well, according to the brainiacs out on the West Coast, it is offensive to black and immigrants everywhere. “Language can be powerful, and phrases such as ‘going into the field’ or ‘fieldwork’ may have connotations for descendants of slavery and immigrant workers that are not benign,” according to the letter. If a word isn’t “benign” that would mean it is malignant. Per the letter sent around, the word “field” is so malevolent that merely using it promotes “white supremacy, anti-immigrant and anti-blackness ideologies.” So, the school is beginning to put its words into action by banning the term altogether. In doing so, of course, they are unwittingly revealing their own racism by implying that only black people and immigrants work in “fields.” It doesn’t need to be said, but of course, every civilization on earth has had “fields” in one form or another and somebody who worked there. https://humanevents.com/2023/01/11/italian-mp-giorgia-meloni-mimics-desantis-sends-migrants-to-left-run-cities?utm_campaign=64487 Italian PM Giorgia Meloni Pulls a DeSantis, Sends Migrants to Left-Run Cities The government of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is facing a fierce backlash from their left-wing detractors after directing NGO ships carrying illegal migrants to ports in cities governed by pro-migration mayors, a move immediately compared to a policy ordered by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, As part of a recent security decree, authorities are now redirecting vessels that pick up migrants in the Mediterranean to ports located farther away from the search and rescue area, frequently opting for cities governed by leftist mayors. the decree has been met with opposition from the left-leaning Democratic Party and the mayors of the affected cities, both of whom argue the measures are excessive and go against the supposed advantages of mass illegal migration. However, these concerns were rubbished by Wand Ferro, the undersecretary at Italy’s Interior Ministry, who said: “The left protests because NGO ships are finally disembarking in other regions of central Italy and no longer only in the South. Evidently, on the left, they would like to transform Calabria and Sicily into the refugee camp of Europe, a completely unacceptable prospect.” Ferro stated that the asylum centers in southern Italy have faced persistent strain for years and that the government's action to alleviate that pressure amount to a necessary response. She also dismissed the criticisms from NGOs who operate the migrant transport ships, pointing out that it is not unusual for these ships to keep refugees at sea for extended periods while waiting to pick up more migrants, adding that these ships have a tendency to take migrants to European ports instead of closer ports located in North Africa. “Perhaps the left suffers from a sort of NIMBY [not in my backyard] syndrome, preaching welcome as long as it is away from their backyard,” Ferro continued. However, NGOs who help facilitate these routes of illegal migration complained in a joint statement that the policy is hindering their efforts to save stranded migrants. “Among other rules, the Italian government requires civilian rescue ships to head to Italy after each rescue immediately," the statement reads. "This delays further lifesaving operations, as ships usually carry out multiple rescues over the course of several days." The policy of the Meloni conservative government, which came to power in last October's general election, immediately drew comparisons to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who last year sent illegal migrants to the wealthy, heavily liberal island enclave of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The move sparked outrage from wealthy residents, with local authorities opting to activate the National Guard in order to have the individuals quickly removed. Armored Republic The Mission of Armored Republic is to Honor Christ by equipping Free Men with Tools of Liberty necessary to preserve God-given rights. In the Armored Republic there is no King but Christ. We are Free Craftsmen. Body Armor is a Tool of Liberty. We create Tools of Liberty. Free men must remain ever vigilant against tyranny wherever it appears. God has given us the tools of liberty needed to defend the rights He bestowed to us. Armored Republic is honored to offer you those Tools. Visit them, at ar500armor.com

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Friday, January 13th, 2023

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 15:06


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Friday, January 13th, 2023. Happy Friday ladies and gentleman! Let’s go ahead and finish the week strong by starting with a little on this day in history! On this day in history: January 13th: 532 Nika riots begin in Constantinople, a revolt against Byzantine Emperor Justinian I that leaves half the city burned and thousands dead. The riots were prompted by the failed execution of chariot racing supporters and only stopped after Empress Theodora refused to flee, forcing her husband to act decisively. 1908 Henri Farman becomes the first person to fly an observed circuit of more than 1km, winning the Grand Prix d'Aviation 1930 "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears 1943 Adolf Hitler declares "Total War" against the Allies 1976 Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NYC Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata" 2000 Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position How about some famous birthdays? Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Patrick Dempsey, Orlando Bloom, and Liam Hemsworth all share a birthday on January 13th. Club Membership Plug: (1/9) Ladies and gentleman, now is the time to sign up for a club membership at fightlaughfeast.com! You’ve heard it all before, new year, new you! Well that’s true for our club portal… This year, CrossPolitic will be dropping EXCLUSIVE content into our club portal, that you won’t be able to find ANYWHERE else. Some of this content will include a Bible study series with Pastor Toby, a special with New Saint Andrew’s President, Ben Merkle, our backstage content, and probably stuff that Gabe hasn’t told myself or Knox about! So again, head on over to fightlaughfeast.com to get signed up today! That’s fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-spars-classified-documents-garage-fox-news-peter-doocy Biden spars over classified documents in garage with Fox News' Peter Doocy President Biden sparred with Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy on Thursday, following revelations that a second batch of classified documents had been discovered at one of Biden's homes in Delaware. The White House Counsel's Office announced the discovery on Thursday, saying it had initiated a search of Biden's homes in Rehoboth Beach and Wilmington after news of the first stash broke this week and found documents in the Wilmington home's garage. Fox News presses Biden over classified docs in garage: 'What were you thinking?'- Play Video White House lawyers say they immediately contacted the DOJ when they discovered the documents this week. There has been no indication of what the documents contain or whether Biden or anyone else read them after he left office as vice president. The Wilmington documents are the second stash of Obama-era classified documents to be uncovered. The first collection was found at the Washington office of the Penn Biden Center, a Biden-aligned think tank. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/more-americans-id-as-republicans-than-democrats More Americans identify as Republicans than Democrats For the first time in decades, more people identify as Republicans than Democrats, a striking change that bolsters polls showing that the United States is a moderate-conservative nation. In the latest massive Gallup survey of 10,000 adults, 45% identified as Republicans and 44% as Democrats. That’s a tiny edge for sure, but it’s the first time the GOP has had the lead since former President George H.W. Bush launched the Gulf War in 1991. Gallup said: “A virtual tie in party identification and leaning represents one of the better outcomes for the Republican Party over the past three decades.” However, when the choice of independents is thrown in, more U.S. adults picked that label. “Since 2009, independent identification has grown and reached levels not seen before. Now, political independents (41%) greatly outnumber Republican (28%) and Democratic (28%) identifiers,” said Gallup on Thursday. In a related survey, the polling giant also said that America politically is a moderate-conservative nation. When asked to describe their political views, 47% of adults said moderate, 30% conservative, and 21% liberal. That survey also revealed that the Democrats are more liberal than ever. “After hovering near 50% in recent years, the percentage of Democrats who identify as politically liberal rose four percentage points in 2022 to 54%, a new high for this group,” said Gallup. https://www.based-politics.com/2023/01/11/these-5-states-lost-the-most-population-in-2022/ These 5 states lost the most population in 2022 Another year is in the books, which means there’s another year of data to analyze, too. And the Tax Foundation just published an interesting analysis shedding light on which states gained the most population in 2022—and which ones saw residents leave in droves. The analysis examined the time period between July 2021 and July 2022 and found overall US population growth was at 0.4%, but some states’ populations shrank while others grew. As it turns out, the state that gained the most population was Florida, which saw 1.9% population growth. Other states that gained 1% population include Idaho, South Carolina, Texas, South Dakota, Montana, Delaware, Arizona, North Carolina, Utah, Tennessee, Georgia, and Nevada. Meanwhile, the 5 states that lost the most population were: New York (-0.9%) Illinois (-0.8%) Louisiana (-0.8%) West Virginia (-0.6%) Hawaii (-0.5%) Noticing any trends yet? Generally speaking, the states losing population are blue states with high taxes and heavily restricted economies. On the other hand, the booming states, like Florida, South Carolina, and Texas, are red states with lower tax burdens and less-regulated economies. That’s just speculation, but it’s borne out in the data. “People move for many reasons,” the Tax Foundation explains. “Sometimes taxes are expressly part of the calculation. Often, they play an indirect role (by contributing to a broadly favorable economic environment). And other times, of course, they don’t factor in at all. The Census data and these industry studies cannot tell us exactly why each person moved, but there is no denying a very strong correlation between low-tax, low-cost states and population growth.” It really is becoming so glaring that even New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently admitted their state needs to address its population drain—months after telling Republicans to “get out.” As twitter user Jim Stinson tweeted: If you tell people to leave, they will. If you over-regulate them and overtax them, they will leave faster. https://www.dailywire.com/news/out-of-left-field-uscs-school-of-social-work-bans-the-word-field-because-its-racist-apparently USC’s School Of Social Work Bans The Word ‘Field’ Because It’s Racist, Apparently Have you ever aspired to be the best in your field? Did you ever refer to doing a job outside of the office as “field work?” Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions, then you may unwittingly be promoting racism and bigotry — according to the University of Southern California School of Social Work. It seems wokeness knows no bounds — which is entirely the point of those who promote it. They have no limit in their zeal to assert power and are willing to coerce you into following along with their plan. On January 9, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work sent an email to faculty, staff, and students notifying them that the department has new speech code guidelines in order to ensure “inclusive language and practice.” “Specifically, we have decided to remove the term ‘field,’ from our curriculum and practice and replace it with ‘practicum,'” the letter explained. What is so egregious about the word “field”? Well, according to the brainiacs out on the West Coast, it is offensive to black and immigrants everywhere. “Language can be powerful, and phrases such as ‘going into the field’ or ‘fieldwork’ may have connotations for descendants of slavery and immigrant workers that are not benign,” according to the letter. If a word isn’t “benign” that would mean it is malignant. Per the letter sent around, the word “field” is so malevolent that merely using it promotes “white supremacy, anti-immigrant and anti-blackness ideologies.” So, the school is beginning to put its words into action by banning the term altogether. In doing so, of course, they are unwittingly revealing their own racism by implying that only black people and immigrants work in “fields.” It doesn’t need to be said, but of course, every civilization on earth has had “fields” in one form or another and somebody who worked there. https://humanevents.com/2023/01/11/italian-mp-giorgia-meloni-mimics-desantis-sends-migrants-to-left-run-cities?utm_campaign=64487 Italian PM Giorgia Meloni Pulls a DeSantis, Sends Migrants to Left-Run Cities The government of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is facing a fierce backlash from their left-wing detractors after directing NGO ships carrying illegal migrants to ports in cities governed by pro-migration mayors, a move immediately compared to a policy ordered by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, As part of a recent security decree, authorities are now redirecting vessels that pick up migrants in the Mediterranean to ports located farther away from the search and rescue area, frequently opting for cities governed by leftist mayors. the decree has been met with opposition from the left-leaning Democratic Party and the mayors of the affected cities, both of whom argue the measures are excessive and go against the supposed advantages of mass illegal migration. However, these concerns were rubbished by Wand Ferro, the undersecretary at Italy’s Interior Ministry, who said: “The left protests because NGO ships are finally disembarking in other regions of central Italy and no longer only in the South. Evidently, on the left, they would like to transform Calabria and Sicily into the refugee camp of Europe, a completely unacceptable prospect.” Ferro stated that the asylum centers in southern Italy have faced persistent strain for years and that the government's action to alleviate that pressure amount to a necessary response. She also dismissed the criticisms from NGOs who operate the migrant transport ships, pointing out that it is not unusual for these ships to keep refugees at sea for extended periods while waiting to pick up more migrants, adding that these ships have a tendency to take migrants to European ports instead of closer ports located in North Africa. “Perhaps the left suffers from a sort of NIMBY [not in my backyard] syndrome, preaching welcome as long as it is away from their backyard,” Ferro continued. However, NGOs who help facilitate these routes of illegal migration complained in a joint statement that the policy is hindering their efforts to save stranded migrants. “Among other rules, the Italian government requires civilian rescue ships to head to Italy after each rescue immediately," the statement reads. "This delays further lifesaving operations, as ships usually carry out multiple rescues over the course of several days." The policy of the Meloni conservative government, which came to power in last October's general election, immediately drew comparisons to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who last year sent illegal migrants to the wealthy, heavily liberal island enclave of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The move sparked outrage from wealthy residents, with local authorities opting to activate the National Guard in order to have the individuals quickly removed. Armored Republic The Mission of Armored Republic is to Honor Christ by equipping Free Men with Tools of Liberty necessary to preserve God-given rights. In the Armored Republic there is no King but Christ. We are Free Craftsmen. Body Armor is a Tool of Liberty. We create Tools of Liberty. Free men must remain ever vigilant against tyranny wherever it appears. God has given us the tools of liberty needed to defend the rights He bestowed to us. Armored Republic is honored to offer you those Tools. Visit them, at ar500armor.com

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Friday, January 13th, 2023 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 15:06


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Friday, January 13th, 2023. Happy Friday ladies and gentleman! Let’s go ahead and finish the week strong by starting with a little on this day in history! On this day in history: January 13th: 532 Nika riots begin in Constantinople, a revolt against Byzantine Emperor Justinian I that leaves half the city burned and thousands dead. The riots were prompted by the failed execution of chariot racing supporters and only stopped after Empress Theodora refused to flee, forcing her husband to act decisively. 1908 Henri Farman becomes the first person to fly an observed circuit of more than 1km, winning the Grand Prix d'Aviation 1930 "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears 1943 Adolf Hitler declares "Total War" against the Allies 1976 Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NYC Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata" 2000 Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position How about some famous birthdays? Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Patrick Dempsey, Orlando Bloom, and Liam Hemsworth all share a birthday on January 13th. Club Membership Plug: (1/9) Ladies and gentleman, now is the time to sign up for a club membership at fightlaughfeast.com! You’ve heard it all before, new year, new you! Well that’s true for our club portal… This year, CrossPolitic will be dropping EXCLUSIVE content into our club portal, that you won’t be able to find ANYWHERE else. Some of this content will include a Bible study series with Pastor Toby, a special with New Saint Andrew’s President, Ben Merkle, our backstage content, and probably stuff that Gabe hasn’t told myself or Knox about! So again, head on over to fightlaughfeast.com to get signed up today! That’s fightlaughfeast.com. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-spars-classified-documents-garage-fox-news-peter-doocy Biden spars over classified documents in garage with Fox News' Peter Doocy President Biden sparred with Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy on Thursday, following revelations that a second batch of classified documents had been discovered at one of Biden's homes in Delaware. The White House Counsel's Office announced the discovery on Thursday, saying it had initiated a search of Biden's homes in Rehoboth Beach and Wilmington after news of the first stash broke this week and found documents in the Wilmington home's garage. Fox News presses Biden over classified docs in garage: 'What were you thinking?'- Play Video White House lawyers say they immediately contacted the DOJ when they discovered the documents this week. There has been no indication of what the documents contain or whether Biden or anyone else read them after he left office as vice president. The Wilmington documents are the second stash of Obama-era classified documents to be uncovered. The first collection was found at the Washington office of the Penn Biden Center, a Biden-aligned think tank. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/more-americans-id-as-republicans-than-democrats More Americans identify as Republicans than Democrats For the first time in decades, more people identify as Republicans than Democrats, a striking change that bolsters polls showing that the United States is a moderate-conservative nation. In the latest massive Gallup survey of 10,000 adults, 45% identified as Republicans and 44% as Democrats. That’s a tiny edge for sure, but it’s the first time the GOP has had the lead since former President George H.W. Bush launched the Gulf War in 1991. Gallup said: “A virtual tie in party identification and leaning represents one of the better outcomes for the Republican Party over the past three decades.” However, when the choice of independents is thrown in, more U.S. adults picked that label. “Since 2009, independent identification has grown and reached levels not seen before. Now, political independents (41%) greatly outnumber Republican (28%) and Democratic (28%) identifiers,” said Gallup on Thursday. In a related survey, the polling giant also said that America politically is a moderate-conservative nation. When asked to describe their political views, 47% of adults said moderate, 30% conservative, and 21% liberal. That survey also revealed that the Democrats are more liberal than ever. “After hovering near 50% in recent years, the percentage of Democrats who identify as politically liberal rose four percentage points in 2022 to 54%, a new high for this group,” said Gallup. https://www.based-politics.com/2023/01/11/these-5-states-lost-the-most-population-in-2022/ These 5 states lost the most population in 2022 Another year is in the books, which means there’s another year of data to analyze, too. And the Tax Foundation just published an interesting analysis shedding light on which states gained the most population in 2022—and which ones saw residents leave in droves. The analysis examined the time period between July 2021 and July 2022 and found overall US population growth was at 0.4%, but some states’ populations shrank while others grew. As it turns out, the state that gained the most population was Florida, which saw 1.9% population growth. Other states that gained 1% population include Idaho, South Carolina, Texas, South Dakota, Montana, Delaware, Arizona, North Carolina, Utah, Tennessee, Georgia, and Nevada. Meanwhile, the 5 states that lost the most population were: New York (-0.9%) Illinois (-0.8%) Louisiana (-0.8%) West Virginia (-0.6%) Hawaii (-0.5%) Noticing any trends yet? Generally speaking, the states losing population are blue states with high taxes and heavily restricted economies. On the other hand, the booming states, like Florida, South Carolina, and Texas, are red states with lower tax burdens and less-regulated economies. That’s just speculation, but it’s borne out in the data. “People move for many reasons,” the Tax Foundation explains. “Sometimes taxes are expressly part of the calculation. Often, they play an indirect role (by contributing to a broadly favorable economic environment). And other times, of course, they don’t factor in at all. The Census data and these industry studies cannot tell us exactly why each person moved, but there is no denying a very strong correlation between low-tax, low-cost states and population growth.” It really is becoming so glaring that even New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently admitted their state needs to address its population drain—months after telling Republicans to “get out.” As twitter user Jim Stinson tweeted: If you tell people to leave, they will. If you over-regulate them and overtax them, they will leave faster. https://www.dailywire.com/news/out-of-left-field-uscs-school-of-social-work-bans-the-word-field-because-its-racist-apparently USC’s School Of Social Work Bans The Word ‘Field’ Because It’s Racist, Apparently Have you ever aspired to be the best in your field? Did you ever refer to doing a job outside of the office as “field work?” Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions, then you may unwittingly be promoting racism and bigotry — according to the University of Southern California School of Social Work. It seems wokeness knows no bounds — which is entirely the point of those who promote it. They have no limit in their zeal to assert power and are willing to coerce you into following along with their plan. On January 9, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work sent an email to faculty, staff, and students notifying them that the department has new speech code guidelines in order to ensure “inclusive language and practice.” “Specifically, we have decided to remove the term ‘field,’ from our curriculum and practice and replace it with ‘practicum,'” the letter explained. What is so egregious about the word “field”? Well, according to the brainiacs out on the West Coast, it is offensive to black and immigrants everywhere. “Language can be powerful, and phrases such as ‘going into the field’ or ‘fieldwork’ may have connotations for descendants of slavery and immigrant workers that are not benign,” according to the letter. If a word isn’t “benign” that would mean it is malignant. Per the letter sent around, the word “field” is so malevolent that merely using it promotes “white supremacy, anti-immigrant and anti-blackness ideologies.” So, the school is beginning to put its words into action by banning the term altogether. In doing so, of course, they are unwittingly revealing their own racism by implying that only black people and immigrants work in “fields.” It doesn’t need to be said, but of course, every civilization on earth has had “fields” in one form or another and somebody who worked there. https://humanevents.com/2023/01/11/italian-mp-giorgia-meloni-mimics-desantis-sends-migrants-to-left-run-cities?utm_campaign=64487 Italian PM Giorgia Meloni Pulls a DeSantis, Sends Migrants to Left-Run Cities The government of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is facing a fierce backlash from their left-wing detractors after directing NGO ships carrying illegal migrants to ports in cities governed by pro-migration mayors, a move immediately compared to a policy ordered by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, As part of a recent security decree, authorities are now redirecting vessels that pick up migrants in the Mediterranean to ports located farther away from the search and rescue area, frequently opting for cities governed by leftist mayors. the decree has been met with opposition from the left-leaning Democratic Party and the mayors of the affected cities, both of whom argue the measures are excessive and go against the supposed advantages of mass illegal migration. However, these concerns were rubbished by Wand Ferro, the undersecretary at Italy’s Interior Ministry, who said: “The left protests because NGO ships are finally disembarking in other regions of central Italy and no longer only in the South. Evidently, on the left, they would like to transform Calabria and Sicily into the refugee camp of Europe, a completely unacceptable prospect.” Ferro stated that the asylum centers in southern Italy have faced persistent strain for years and that the government's action to alleviate that pressure amount to a necessary response. She also dismissed the criticisms from NGOs who operate the migrant transport ships, pointing out that it is not unusual for these ships to keep refugees at sea for extended periods while waiting to pick up more migrants, adding that these ships have a tendency to take migrants to European ports instead of closer ports located in North Africa. “Perhaps the left suffers from a sort of NIMBY [not in my backyard] syndrome, preaching welcome as long as it is away from their backyard,” Ferro continued. However, NGOs who help facilitate these routes of illegal migration complained in a joint statement that the policy is hindering their efforts to save stranded migrants. “Among other rules, the Italian government requires civilian rescue ships to head to Italy after each rescue immediately," the statement reads. "This delays further lifesaving operations, as ships usually carry out multiple rescues over the course of several days." The policy of the Meloni conservative government, which came to power in last October's general election, immediately drew comparisons to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who last year sent illegal migrants to the wealthy, heavily liberal island enclave of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The move sparked outrage from wealthy residents, with local authorities opting to activate the National Guard in order to have the individuals quickly removed. Armored Republic The Mission of Armored Republic is to Honor Christ by equipping Free Men with Tools of Liberty necessary to preserve God-given rights. In the Armored Republic there is no King but Christ. We are Free Craftsmen. Body Armor is a Tool of Liberty. We create Tools of Liberty. Free men must remain ever vigilant against tyranny wherever it appears. God has given us the tools of liberty needed to defend the rights He bestowed to us. Armored Republic is honored to offer you those Tools. Visit them, at ar500armor.com

The Deduction
New Year, New Taxes

The Deduction

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 18:29


It's a new year. And if one thing is certain, it's that businesses are facing a lot of uncertainty.Key parts of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 are kicking into effect, including the new book minimum tax.Erica York, senior economist at the Tax Foundation, joins Jesse to discuss why this policy came into the fold. They discuss if this tax will really stop companies from paying zero in taxes, as the president claims, if the new Republican House will revisit this debate, and what the tax's impact will be on jobs and economic growth.Links:https://taxfoundation.org/book-minimum-tax-analysis/https://twitter.com/ericadyork/status/1610328115393216512https://taxfoundation.org/federal-tax-lame-duck-2022-midterms/https://taxfoundation.org/warren-corporate-book-tax/https://taxfoundation.org/companies-paying-no-income-taxes/https://open.spotify.com/episode/2b6jGfzvyEbFYicob0YuHn?si=ae929bfae71042bbSupport the show

The Deduction
All I want for Christmas is EU: Understanding Tax Policy in Brussels

The Deduction

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 35:04


When it comes to international economic competition, people often frame the argument as the U.S. versus China.But across the Atlantic, nation-states in the European Union have been working hard to show the world that they deserve to be considered an economic force.Rising up to this challenge for the EU is easier said than done. Sean Bray, EU policy analyst at the Tax Foundation, joins Jesse to talk through the EU's challenges--and potential--when it comes to tax and economic policy.Support the show

Nebraskanomics
Michael Lucci on the Future of Nebraska's Tax Policy

Nebraskanomics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 13:28


Nebraska ranks 39th in the country for property tax competitiveness. Tune into the latest episode of Nebraskanomics, The Future of Nebraska's Tax Policy, to understand how we need to modernize our tax policy. Joining me today is Michael Lucci, The Platte Institute's Senior Policy Advisor. Previously, Michael was the vice president of state projects at The Tax Foundation, the vice president of policy at The Illinois Policy Institute, and the deputy chief of staff for policy to the governor of Illinois. Stay tuned until the end to learn which three taxes should be removed from the tax base to modernize the tax code. Read the Nebraska Tax Modernization Report here: https://bit.ly/3BMsmXr === If you want more economic freedom in Nebraska, please visit PlatteInstitute.org to make a donation to help fund our research and advocacy. ❌It's time to stop the status quo. Let's remove economic barriers and make Nebraskans proud.

Bishop On Air
Nearly $200 million in lost taxes from Illinois because of smuggled cigarettes

Bishop On Air

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 9:57


Bishop On Air shares a conversation with Adam Hoffer from Tax Foundation about his report on cigarette taxes and cigarette smuggling.

The Deduction
Meet Daniel Bunn (again), Tax Foundation's New President & CEO

The Deduction

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 26:25


Tax Foundation recently announced that Daniel Bunn is our new president and CEO. In this special episode of The Deduction¸ Daniel chats with Jesse about how he got into tax policy. They discuss his time in the Senate, his plans for Tax Foundation's future, and even his obsession with smoking meats.Links:https://taxfoundation.org/staff/daniel-bunn/ https://twitter.com/danieldbunnhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/danielbunnSupport the show

Rich Zeoli
Everything You Need to Know About the Child Tax Credit

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 17:57


Scott Hodge—President Emeritus & Senior Policy Advisor at the Tax Foundation—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his opinion editorial in the Wall Street Journal, “The Child Tax Credit is a Failed Experiment.” Hodge writes: “Since the child tax credit was enacted in 1997, it has become one of the largest federal income transfer programs. It is one of the leading reasons that more than 40% of all filers pay no income tax. The beleaguered Internal Revenue Service isn't the right agency to play such a big role in addressing poverty.” Read more at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-child-tax-credit-is-a-failed-experiment-expansion-refundable-workforce-handout-pandemic-liability-revenue-social-service-irs-11669645688?mod=opinion_lead_pos5

Rich Zeoli
College Students Respond: How Young is Too Young for Irreversible Gender Affirmation Surgery?

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 48:49


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 3: Scott Hodge—President Emeritus & Senior Policy Advisor at the Tax Foundation—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his opinion editorial in the Wall Street Journal, “The Child Tax Credit is a Failed Experiment.” Hodge writes: “Since the child tax credit was enacted in 1997, it has become one of the largest federal income transfer programs. It is one of the leading reasons that more than 40% of all filers pay no income tax. The beleaguered Internal Revenue Service isn't the right agency to play such a big role in addressing poverty.” Read more at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-child-tax-credit-is-a-failed-experiment-expansion-refundable-workforce-handout-pandemic-liability-revenue-social-service-irs-11669645688?mod=opinion_lead_pos5 Prager University's Ami Horowitz asked UCLA students if it was acceptable for a fictional 5-year-old to undergo irreversible gender affirming surgeries—a majority of them endorsed the idea. MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan says that Senator Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) may not be able to prevent Democrats from upending the filibuster if Senator Raphael Warnock is able to win re-election against Republican Herschel Walker in Georgia. In what film was Joe Pesci's greatest performance as an actor—Goodfellas? Raging Bull? My Cousin Vinny? All are fine choices. However, Matt idiotically suggests the correct answer is Home Alone!

Rich Zeoli
White House Creepily Vows to Monitor Elon Musk + Did Fauci Admit to Funding Gain-of-Function Research in Wuhan?

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 161:22


3:05pm- While speaking with the press on Monday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the Biden Administration was “keeping an eye” on Elon Musk-initiated reforms being adopted at Twitter. How will the Biden's Administration determine which reforms are worthy of regulation? What will constitute the promotion of misinformation? Will the federal government ultimately target the dissemination of information that deviates from their preferred narratives? 3:25pm- Elon Musk explained his decision for firing a large number of Twitter employees after purchasing the company—claiming he saw people just sitting around in the office doing nothing! 3:30pm- House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) condemned the White House's vow to monitor Elon Musk and Twitter, stating: “Government's going to go after someone who wants to have free speech?...Do they want to go more after American public about whether they can have an opinion on something?...I think they should stop picking on Elon Musk.” 3:40pm- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis criticized Apple for deactivating iPhone's Airdrop feature in China—restricting the communication methods of anti-government protestors taking a stand against totalitarian COVID-19 lockdown procedures. 4:05pm- World Cup Update: The United States defeated Iran 1-0 in Qatar on Tuesday and will now advance to the knockout stage of the 2022 World Cup. 4:15pm- While speaking with Jake Tapper on CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci stated he is “almost certain” that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) did not fund gain-of-function research that could be responsible for a Wuhan, China lab leak resulting in the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Fauci conceded that the origins of COVID-19 have not been definitively proven but emphasized that it was “molecularly impossible” for the NIH funded virus research to turn into SARS-CoV-2. Is Dr. Fauci at least now acknowledging the NIH funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan?  4:35pm- Two-term Philadelphia City Councilmember Helen Gym has resigned from her position and is now expected to announce a run for Philadelphia Mayor. 4:45pm- When asked whether the White House supported zero-COVID policy protesters in China, National Security Council (NSC) spokesman John Kirby stated, “the President is not going to speak for protesters around the world” but did emphasize that the administration supports peaceful protests around the world.  4:50pm- Did Leonardo DiCaprio almost get booted from "Titanic" film for being a diva?  5:00pm- Scott Hodge—President Emeritus & Senior Policy Advisor at the Tax Foundation—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his opinion editorial in the Wall Street Journal, “The Child Tax Credit is a Failed Experiment.” Hodge writes: “Since the child tax credit was enacted in 1997, it has become one of the largest federal income transfer programs. It is one of the leading reasons that more than 40% of all filers pay no income tax. The beleaguered Internal Revenue Service isn't the right agency to play such a big role in addressing poverty.” Read more at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-child-tax-credit-is-a-failed-experiment-expansion-refundable-workforce-handout-pandemic-liability-revenue-social-service-irs-11669645688?mod=opinion_lead_pos5 5:25pm- Prager University's Ami Horowitz asked UCLA students if it was acceptable for a fictional 5-year-old to undergo irreversible gender affirming surgeries—a majority of them endorsed the idea. 5:35pm- MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan says that Senator Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) may not be able to prevent Democrats from upending the filibuster if Senator Raphael Warnock is able to win re-election against Republican Herschel Walker in Georgia. 5:45pm- In what film was Joe Pesci's greatest performance as an actor—Goodfellas? Raging Bull? My Cousin Vinny? All are fine choices. However, Matt idiotically suggests the correct answer is Home Alone! 6:05pm- Ryan Manion—Author of the book, “The Knock at the Door: Three Gold Star Families Bonded by Grief and Purpose”— joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss her work serving as President of the Travis Manion Foundation and Giving Tuesday. Learn more about the Travis Manion Foundation at: https://www.travismanion.org 6:20pm- The Rich Zeoli Show is preempted for sports!

Clark County Today News
Washington plummets in state business tax index over capital gains tax

Clark County Today News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 3:24


Washington's new capital gains income tax caused the Evergreen State to nosedive 13 spots from last year in the Tax Foundation's 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index. http://bit.ly/3EZuAoo #TheCenterSquareWashington #WashingtonState #StateBusinessTaxIndex #CapitalGainsTax #TaxFoundation #2023StateBusinessTaxClimateIndex #TaxSystems #CorporateTaxRates #IndividualIncomeTaxRates #SalesTaxRates #VancouverWa #ClarkCountyWa #ClarkCountyNews #ClarkCountyToday

The Deduction
Post-Election Breakdown

The Deduction

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 20:30


The 2022 midterm elections are wrapping up, and taxpayers are looking at a divided Congress for the next two years. Senior Policy Analyst Garrett Watson sits down with Jesse at Tax Foundation's headquarters to give a quick analysis of what these elections mean for tax policy. They talk through what we can expect from the approaching "lame-duck" session, what a Republican House and Democrat Senate could find agreement on, and what priorities the upcoming Congress should focus on.Links:https://taxfoundation.org/tax-extenders-2022/ https://taxfoundation.org/tax-cuts-jobs-act-business-tax-increases/Support the show

Adams on Agriculture
AOA 11-15-22

Adams on Agriculture

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 53:54


    Tuesday's AOA began with a discussion on the proposals floating around for a Windfall Profits Tax on energy companies with Scott Hodge, President Emeritus of the Tax Foundation. In segment 2, Cathy Roberson, author of supply chain newsletter Freight Waves talked about the shake ups in the supply chain industry and the labor challenges ahead. Kyle Kunkler, American Soybean Association Director of Government Affairs talked about the pending conflict between states and the EPA on pesticide labels, and the trouble this dispute could have for farmers. DuWayne Bosse, Bolt Marketing, assessed the impact of Russia's resigning of the grain export deal.

Rich Zeoli
Election Day 2022: The Eyes Of The Nation Are On Pennsylvania

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 182:34


The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Show (11/08/2022): 3:05pm- Last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that election officials cannot count mail-in ballots that are incorrectly dated. On Monday night, John Fetterman's campaign filed a legal challenge arguing that mail-in ballots should be counted regardless of proper dating—claiming that rejecting ballots is a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. The Philadelphia Inquirer estimates that “tens of thousands” Pennsylvania ballots may be improperly dated.  3:30pm- On CNN, host Don Lemon and political commentator Michael Smerconish explained that they sometimes forget what day it is—arguing that mail-in ballots without a date should be counted in Pennsylvania.  3:40pm- Tom Szymanski—New Jersey Republican State Committee Executive Director—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss Election Day in the Garden State. In Mercer County, NJ, scanning machines aren't working properly—will this impact how long it takes to get final vote tabulations? 4:05pm- According to FiveThirtyEight forecasting simulations, Republicans have a 59% chance of taking control of the U.S. Senate—with Dr. Mehmet Oz (57%), Hershel Walker (63%), and J.D. Vance (87%) all projected to win their races. But will Hershel Walker's Georgia race against incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock head to a runoff election? 4:25pm- According to Gallup polling, 73% of Republicans believe the COVID-19 pandemic is over—while only 21% of Democrats share that belief.  4:35pm- Jason Snead—Executive Director of the Honest Elections Project—joins the show to discuss his latest editorial on Daily Caller, “Pennsylvania is On the Verge of a Midterm Meltdown.” Snead writes of Pennsylvania elections, “antiquated procedures and weak safeguards continue to leave Pennsylvania's election process vulnerable to delays, confusion, mischief and ponderous litigation that could drag the results out for weeks — or longer.” How long should Pennsylvanians expect to wait before they have a definitive outcome for the U.S. Senate race between Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman? 4:50pm- According to the Tax Foundation's 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index, New Jersey is the worst state in the country for taxes. 5:00pm- CNN political commentator Hilary Rosen stated that she believes Democrat messaging, which emphasized protecting Democracy and failed to consistently address economic concerns, will end up costing the party seats in the House and Senate.  5:10pm – Could the Amish community, which typically abstains from voting, potentially boost Pennsylvania Gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano? FiveThirtyEight forecasting simulations currently indicate that Josh Shapiro has a 97% chance of beating Mastriano.  5:20pm- On Sunday, Philadelphia rallied around the “Chickenman”—a guy who randomly decided to eat an entire rotisserie chicken every day for 40 consecutive days. Hundreds of Philadelphians showed up to an abandoned pier in South Philly to watch history unfold.  5:45pm- Jennifer Stefano—Executive Vice President of the Commonwealth Foundation & Columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss the impact frustrated parents will have on the midterm elections. Stefano notes that Democrat candidates across the state of Pennsylvania refuse to endorse school choice policies, while concurrently sending their own children to expensive private schools.  6:05pm- While speaking in Vandalia, Ohio at a rally for U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance, former President Donald Trump teased a “very big” announcement on November 15th at Mar-a-Lago. Will he be announcing a 2024 presidential run? 6:10pm- Radio host Howard Stern baselessly argued that if Republican candidate Hershel Walker wins a U.S. Senate seat, America will experience another civil war.  6:30pm- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was forced to apologize to her followers after failing to have her “preferred pronouns” featured in her Twitter biography. 6:35pm- White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre warned that Americans may not know the outcome of many major elections for several days after polls close.  6:55pm- Who Won Social Media? + Zeoli's Final Thought  

Tax Chats
Thinking in a Tank about Taxes: Chatting about the Tax Foundation with Daniel Bunn

Tax Chats

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 36:19


Scott and Jeff talk about Tax Foundation with CEO and President Daniel Bunn. We talk about its missions, where it gets funding, and other tax-related issues. We discuss the pro-growth agenda of the Tax Foundation and note that there could be other legitimate objective functions for a think tank.

Rich Zeoli
Will Georgia's Senate Race Head for a Runoff Election?

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 50:02


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 2: According to FiveThirtyEight forecasting simulations, Republicans have a 59% chance of taking control of the U.S. Senate—with Dr. Mehmet Oz (57%), Hershel Walker (63%), and J.D. Vance (87%) all projected to win their races. But will Hershel Walker's Georgia race against incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock head to a runoff election? According to Gallup polling, 73% of Republicans believe the COVID-19 pandemic is over—while only 21% of Democrats share that belief. Jason Snead—Executive Director of the Honest Elections Project—joins the show to discuss his latest editorial on Daily Caller, “Pennsylvania is On the Verge of a Midterm Meltdown.” Snead writes of Pennsylvania elections, “antiquated procedures and weak safeguards continue to leave Pennsylvania's election process vulnerable to delays, confusion, mischief and ponderous litigation that could drag the results out for weeks — or longer.” How long should Pennsylvanians expect to wait before they have a definitive outcome for the U.S. Senate race between Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman? According to the Tax Foundation's 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index, New Jersey is the worst state in country for taxes.

Friends & Fellow Citizens
Episode 108: Modernizing the Patchwork of State Tax Codes

Friends & Fellow Citizens

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 65:19


As much as people dislike paying taxes, they have been a significant policy issue since the founding of the United States. While the Stamp Act is old history, debates on taxation continue, particularly at the state level. Katherine Loughead, a Senior Policy Analyst at the Tax Foundation, joins the podcast to discuss the interesting patchwork of state tax codes, their consequences, and innovative ways to modernize tax codes for the 21st century and beyond.Learn more about the Tax Foundation at taxfoundation.org!Click HERE to learn more about Katherine's other work and publications!NEW! Click HERE to order your F&FC mugs at our merchandise store and receive FREE U.S. shipping!SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens!Support the showNEW! Click HERE to order your F&FC mugs at our merchandise store and receive FREE U.S. shipping!SUBSCRIBE to our e-mail list for the latest news and updates from Friends & Fellow Citizens!

Tipping Point New Mexico
450 Timothy Vermeer - New Mexico's Business Tax Climate

Tipping Point New Mexico

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 43:55


On this week's interview Paul talks to Timothy Vermeer Senior Policy Analyst with the Center for State Tax Policy of the Tax Foundation, one of the oldest and most credible tax policy think tanks in Washington. Vermeer has spent time in New Mexico talking to the Legislature sharing good tax policies and encouraging legislators to take tax policy seriously as a means of developing New Mexico's economy. His organization has also just published their 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index.   We discuss what New Mexico should do to reform taxes in terms of gross receipts, income, and corporate taxation to name a few given the State's strong revenue picture. 

ITR Live: Conservative Iowa Politics
Special Announcement

ITR Live: Conservative Iowa Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 22:29


Special Announcement: On another action-packed episode of ITR Live, we have a special breaking news announcement from Chris Hagenow that election 2022 watchers won't want to miss. John Hendrickson also has exclusive breaking news from his homeland of Minnesota. The gang discuss a recent article from Bloomberg which posits "GOP Poised to Cement Grip on Iowa, Ending Its Swing-State Status". While the headline is exciting for the team in red, Chris argues that the grip has already been cemented, and what's happening in this election is just the new normal. The Tax Foundation has released it's 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index. As Iowa begins to phase in its series of recently enacted tax cuts, we can see how much tax reform was truly needed in Iowa, and John again has the inside scoop on how strong Iowa will compare once we are done.

eDiscovery Data Points from ComplexDiscovery
Optimized for Business? The Most Competitive Tax Systems of OECD Countries

eDiscovery Data Points from ComplexDiscovery

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022


According to one of the foremost non-profit think tanks on tax policy, the Tax Foundation, the variety of approaches to taxation among Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries creates a need to evaluate these systems relative to each other. For that purpose, the Tax Foundation developed the International Tax Competitiveness Index—a relative comparison of OECD countries' tax systems with respect to competitiveness and neutrality. The post Optimized for Business? The Most Competitive Tax Systems of OECD Countries appeared first on ComplexDiscovery.

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
To Tax or Not to Tax University Endowments

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 9:27


Following President Biden's student loan forgiveness program... there's been a lot of talk lately about taxing university endowments. Instead of taxpayers paying for student debt.. why not make universities pay for it? The question is whether or not that's good policy. Alex Muresianu from the Tax Foundation breaks down the value of colleges and why we shouldn't be so quick to pile taxes on these institutions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nightside With Dan Rea
Bye Bye MA Taxpayers (9 p.m.)

Nightside With Dan Rea

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 39:25


According to the Tax Foundation, who uses IRS data to track taxpayer movements, Massachusetts is now ranked the 4th highest state for losing taxpayers. This also means MA is the highest outward migration state in New England. Paul Craney of the MA Fiscal Alliance says taxpayers are leaving MA because of the state's “pursuit of aggressive tax policy.” Craney joined Dan to discuss.

Tom Anderson Show
Tom Anderson Show Podcast (10-12-22) Hours 1&2

Tom Anderson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 84:57


HOUR 1Mark Zuckerburg overviews the expansion of his Metaverse in the virtual reality space / (MB) https://www.morningbrew.com/daily/stories/2022/10/11/mark-zuckerberg-all-in-metaverse?Employee status vs contractor - Fed Dept of Labor may change the process / (MB) https://www.morningbrew.com/daily/stories/gig-economy-labor-department-proposal?U.S. Supreme rebuffs fetal personhood appeals/ (Reuters) https://www.reuters.com/legal/us-supreme-court-rebuffs-fetal-personhood-appeal-2022-10-11/?Woodcarver Mike on taxes and economyJared Walczak is Vice President of State Projects at the Tax Foundation and lead researcher on the annual State Business Tax Climate Index and also wrote an overview on Alaska (https://alaskapolicyforum.org/2022/10/economic-implications-of-an-alaska-income-tax-or-its-alternatives/)HOUR 2 Tom and Dylan talk about modern technology Governor Dunleavy, Gara, and Walker spar at Resource Development debate / (ADN) https://www.adn.com/politics/2022/10/11/gubernatorial-candidates-spar-over-gas-pipeline-fiscal-plans-and-other-issues-at-anchorage-debate/Gary in East AnchorageLow crab count forces closure of crabbing season / (ANS) https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/2022/10/11/low-crab-counts-force-closure-crabbing-seasons/APOC fundraising reports show big money in the Gov's race from outside sources / (ADN) https://www.adn.com/politics/2022/10/11/large-campaign-contributions-shape-alaskas-governor-race/

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
Rising Inflation is Taxing America's Poorest Citizens

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 9:18


Americans continue to feel the squeeze of inflation...but there's one group that's disproportionately bearing the weight of it: lower- and middle-income households. Alex Durante from the Tax Foundation breaks down the recent CBO report on inflation and explains how inflation acts like a tax on these already struggling Americans. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Talking Tax
Student Loan Forgiveness? It's Taxable in Some States

Talking Tax

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 14:51 Very Popular


An estimated 43 million Americans qualifying for the Biden administration's student loan debt forgiveness program won't have to account for the $10,000 benefit on their federal 1040 tax returns next year, but they could face a very different reality when they file their state returns. The federal government and most states are waiving taxes on the cancellation of debt program. According to one analysis, roughly seven states—Arkansas, California, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Wisconsin—plan to make debtors pay income taxes ranging from a few hundred dollars to as much as $900, depending on the state. On this episode of Talking Tax, Bloomberg Tax senior correspondent Michael J. Bologna caught up with Jared Walczak, vice president of state projects at the Tax Foundation, to help sort through some of these potentially complicated state tax issues. He explained which states plan to tax student loan debt cancellation and how taxpayers should account for the benefit. 

The Larry Kudlow Show
President Emeritus and Senior Policy Advisor at the Tax Foundation (Scott Hodge) | 09-24-2022

The Larry Kudlow Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 13:14


Larry Kudlow Interviews President Emeritus and Senior Policy Advisor at the Tax Foundation (Scott Hodge). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The SALT Shaker Podcast
Visiting the fall tax ballots with Jared Walczak of the Tax Foundation

The SALT Shaker Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 29:52


In this episode of the SALT Shaker Podcast policy series, host and Eversheds Sutherland Partner Nikki Dobay is rejoined by Jared Walczak, Vice President of State Projects at the Tax Foundation, to discuss the fall ballot initiative season. Jared shares his perspective about the fall ballot initiatives he's keeping an eye on, including those in Idaho, San Francisco, Massachusetts, California, Colorado and Oregon.   They conclude with Nikki's surprise non-tax question – what's the difference between a national park and a national forest? The Eversheds Sutherland State and Local Tax team has been engaged in state tax policy work for years, tracking tax legislation, helping clients gauge the impact of various proposals, drafting talking points and rewriting legislation. Partner Nikki Dobay, who has an extensive background in tax policy, hosts this series, which is focused on state and local tax policy issues. Questions or comments? Email SALTonline@eversheds-sutherland.com. Note: This episode was recorded on September 7, and following the recording, the proponents of the Idaho ballot initiative pulled it off the ballot.

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
How Effective will the IRA's Green Tax Credits Really Be?

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 8:14


This week President Biden hosted a White House celebration of the Inflation Reduction Act... aka the climate and healthcare spending bill. A big part of the bill is the green energy tax credits. Alex Muresianu from the Tax Foundation breaks down these credits and says they may not be as effective at reducing emissions and spurring technology innovation as you think. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

ITR Live: Conservative Iowa Politics
Why is the Flat Tax Important?

ITR Live: Conservative Iowa Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 19:09


Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa's legislature have delivered pro-growth tax reform by balancing restrained spending growth with income tax cuts. Years of prudent budgeting enabled the passage of historic tax reform in 2022, which will create a flat 3.9 percent income tax rate by 2026. But why is the flat tax a good thing? What benefit does it have for Iowa taxpayers? Jared Walczak at the Tax Foundation recently released an article talking about the "Flat Tax Revolution" across the country. Read more here: https://taxfoundation.org/flat-tax-state-income-tax-reform/ John also wants everyone to know that this Saturday is Constitution Day. Why is the Constitution important, and why should we continue to study it? Ronald Reagan touched on the answer to that question in his farewell address: "An informed patriotism is what we want. And are we doing a good enough job teaching our children what America is and what she represents in the long history of the world?...We've got to do a better job of getting across that America is freedom -- freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise. And freedom is special and rare."

The Deduction
Accounting for the New Book Minimum Tax

The Deduction

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 32:34


The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law recently by President Biden, includes a book minimum tax, which is raising the eyebrows of accountants everywhere.This new policy–a 15 percent tax applied to the financial statement income that companies report to their investors–is one of the law's largest revenue raisers and joins plenty of other “minimum” taxes for multinational corporations, including GILTI and the OECD global minimum tax.Scott Dyreng, a professor of accounting at Duke University, and Daniel Bunn, executive vice president at the Tax Foundation, join Jesse to discuss how these minimum taxes work and, more importantly, how the accounting will work as companies aim to comply with all these new complex rules and tax increases.Links:https://taxfoundation.org/inflation-reduction-act/https://taxfoundation.org/book-minimum-tax-analysis/https://taxfoundation.org/inflation-reduction-act-minimum-tax/https://taxfoundation.org/inflation-reduction-act-accelerated-depreciation/Support the show

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
Are Canceled Student Loans Taxable?

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 9:49


College students across the country are going to their classes today with a skip in their step knowing that some of their student loans will be forgiven. But what they don't know is that they might have to pay taxes on their canceled debt. Vice President of Federal Tax Policy at the Tax Foundation joins the show to discuss how that will work and who might be exempted. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson
The IRS Isn't Ready for the IRA

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 8:39


It was the news that launched a thousand fears (and maybe even more conspiracy theories): The Inflation Reduction Act set aside $80 billion for the IRS, including for tens of thousands of new agents. But while regular taxpayers are digging through their receipts in anticipation of more audits, the IRS might NOT be capable of handling this major bump in their budget. The Tax Foundation's Scott Hodge has a new piece on CNBC outlining why.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman
1882: Inflation Reduction Act, RE Outperforms Gold, Crypto & S&P 500! Empowered Investor Pro

Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 27:27


Jason Hartman is back today to talk you through today's most important issues in real estate investing and economic policy. Will the newly passed Inflation Reduction Act actually reduce inflation in the here and now, or are special interest groups taking advantage of our economic crisis, as usual? Altos Research releases their prediction for end-of-year housing inventory numbers and the FTC is fining Opendoor Labs Inc. for its deceptive trade practices, more specifically, using misleading and deceptive information that led sellers to believe that they could make more money selling their home to Opendoor, than on the open market using the traditional home sale process. If you've been sitting on the sidelines waiting to become an income property investor, the time is now despite the media sensationalizing the possibility of a housing market crash. Reach out to our investment counselors at 1-800-HARTMAN, get the facts and join our Empowered Investor Pro Community. Let us show you why the time is now to start investing in income property: the most tax favored asset class in America! Key Takeaways: 0:00 Welcome to The Creating Wealth Show, episode 1882 1:26 Inflation Reduction Act 3:41 Tax Foundation report: economic impact of act will increase revenue $300 billion 5:19 Currency is a commodity 5:48 Most basic law of economics: supply and demand 8:16 Wednesday's Empowered Investor Pro meeting: 1031 Exchange 8:58 Join us at EmpoweredInvestor.com 9:35 Latest housing inventory statistics from Altos Research 10:57 What do you think about the Inflation Reduction Act? 13:02 Altos Research prediction for end of year housing inventory levels 15:39 Existing home sales have outperformed gold, cryptocurrencies and the S&P 500 17:57 Inflation induced debt destruction 19:01 Wisdom from Winston Churchill 20:38 BlackRock believes in income property - so should you 21:39 How federal rates have affected the market historically 22:57 The Federal Trade Commission is fining Opendoor Labs Inc. for its deceptive trade practices 25:55 Reach out to us at JasonHartman.com or call 1-800-HARTMAN to learn more about the Empowered Investor Pro Community   Follow Jason on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM & LINKEDIN Twitter.com/JasonHartmanROI Instagram.com/jasonhartman1/ Linkedin.com/in/jasonhartmaninvestor/ Learn More: JasonHartman.com Get wholesale real estate deals for investment or build a great business – Free course: JasonHartman.com/Deals Free White Paper on The Hartman Comparison Index™: HartmanIndex.com/white-paper Free Report on Pandemic Investing: PandemicInvesting.com Jason's TV Clips in Vimeo Free Class: CYA Protect Your Assets, Save Taxes & Estate Planning: JasonHartman.com/Protect Special Offer from Ron LeGrand: JasonHartman.com/Ron What do Jason's clients say? JasonHartmanTestimonials.com Contact our Investment Counselors at: www.JasonHartman.com Watch, subscribe and comment on Jason's videos on his official YouTube channel: YouTube.com/c/JasonHartmanRealEstate/videos Guided Visualization for Investors: JasonHartman.com/visualization Jason's videos in his other sites: JasonHartman.com/Rumble JasonHartman.com/Bitchute JasonHartman.com/Odysee Jason Hartman's Extra YouTube Channel Jason Hartman's Real Estate News and Technology (RENT) YouTube Channel