Ryan Ellis

Cost of Government Day: VATs and Other Bad Ideas


Today is Cost of Government Day–the day that you stop working to pay for the total cost of government (spending plus regulation).  To state the obvious, it’s August.  The latest this day ever used to come was mid-July.  In fact, the day has advanced by nearly a month since last year, thanks to TARP and […]

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Can Catholics Support Obamacare?


As Congress heads toward its August recess, Washington is questioning whether the Democrat Congress and President Obama will be able to pass a healthcare bill this year.  Most of the attention thus far has focused on the hundreds of billions in new taxes, the control board the government will set up, the escalting costs of […]

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