Monthly Archives: December 2010

Gulliver’s Troubles: How Government Strings have Imprisoned the American Economy

Gulliver’s Troubles: How Government Strings have Imprisoned the American Economy In Florida a widow has boarded up the access to her home because she can not afford to pay a contractor to replace a rotted front door. The permit costs … Continue reading

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CBS News: City Sanitation Department fines 80-year-old Woman $100 for Putting Newspaper in Litter Basket

NEW YORK (CBS 2) – An 80-year-old Manhattan woman living on a fixed income, ticketed just for throwing her newspaper into the trash. Now she’s facing a fine and planning to fight City Hall, Kathryn Brown reports. The Department of … Continue reading

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Florida Plan to Save $4 Billion Annually on Education Costs

The Brink Report has developed a plan that should save Florida taxpayers $4 Billion annually. It is clear that both private schools and public schools have certain distinct advantages over each other, but society has historically accepted both venues as desirable methods … Continue reading

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“Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” Frederic Bastiat, 1848

Bastiat 1848: The hundred thousand mouths of the press and of the platform cry out all at once – “Organize labor and workmen.” “Repress insolence and the tyranny of capital.” “Make experiments upon manure and eggs.” “Cover the country with … Continue reading

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Cut Maximum Florida Property Tax Millage Rate by One-Third and Ban a Florida Income Tax

Florida’s property tax system is based on a “millage rate.” Currently the maximum millage rate allowed by law is 15 mills. In other words, a Florida property assessed at $100,000 with no tax exemptions can be taxed at $1500.00 per year. This plan … Continue reading

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