Falling DollarThe Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the average price of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The government uses the CPI to “calculate inflation.” Changes over the past 40 years to the CPI “to better reflect the actual costs” of goods and services in this country have not only provided a poorer reflection of the true costs but have actually harmed our economy.

DollarsThe plan, according to our government’s economic gurus, was to stimulate our economy by sending tax rebates to U.S. taxpayers to spur spending and invigorate our troubled economy.

From Nouakchott in northwest Africa to Port-au-Prince in the Caribbean, the situation is becoming grimmer by the day. The specter of world hunger, unseen in generations, even in the world’s poorest nations, is once again raising its head as food prices spiral out of control, leaving hoarding, rioting, and shortages in their wake.

EU flagAmericans can’t be warned too often that the path toward cancellation of sovereignty for Europe’s 27 nations is the same route being carved out here. Europeans are discovering that they have been duped into accepting what they thought was only a trade pact. But, in reality, the European Union is a super government built to dominate the continent.

Although tax season has come and gone once again, the various proposals for tax reform are still with us. These tax-reform plans, even though they appear outwardly to be quite different, have one thing in common that dooms them from being taken seriously by advocates of liberty and less government: they are all revenue-neutral plans seeking the most fair and efficient way to fund the federal government’s ever-increasing, multi-trillion-dollar budgets.

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