This year’s Tax Freedom Day, which “represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s tax burden,” falls on April 19 according to the Tax Foundation.

VIDEO - A growing number of American states are taking action to restore sound money, reports correspondent Alex Newman for The New American. Among the recent victories in the ongoing battle was Alabama, where a new law removed taxes on gold and silver. Before that, Texas passed a law creating a state depository for gold bullion and other precious metals to help sideline the Federal Reserve in commerce. Utah kicked off the trend in 2011, when it declared gold and silver to be legal tender in the state. With the central bank's fiat currency constantly depreciating, and the monetary system becoming increasingly unstable, Newman argues that it's time for states to take the lead in restoring honest money.

To judge from the impassioned cries of his opponents, one might think President Donald Trump’s tariff announcement on March 1 was the opening shot of a calamitous “trade war” that will end in apocalypse and ashes.

The Fed will make eight quarter-point rate hikes between now and the end of the year 2020 in order to stave off predicted inflation.

Under President Trump's proposed budget, the governemnt admits it can't end deficit spending, but will merely attempt to make those deficits smaller by increasing tax receipts owing to economic growth.

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