The Birth of a Monster – The 16th Amendment and the IRS

I will give you a list of dates and ask you to associate events with each date. December 25, July 4, April 15. You probably got three for three. Christmas, Independence Day, and the day that taxes are due.

This year, the IRS, generously allowed another 3 days until April 18. If you have not filed already, enjoy those three days while you can because it does not happen very often. Continue reading

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David Perdue Speaks to Americans for Prosperity

Senator David Perdue might tell some that public speaking is not one of his strong points. Over 4,000 people at the Americans for Prosperity Defending the American Dream Summit in Columbus, Ohio would have to disagree. Senator Perdue was one of the keynote speakers at the Summit along with many of the Republican Presidential candidates.

Senator Perdue was introduced as the “Outsider.” He told the story of meeting an elderly woman on the campaign trail who recognized him. She asked if he had ever held office in Washington. He told her, “No mam.” She quickly responded, “Well, you’ve got my vote.” Continue reading

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Review of Rick Santorum Announcement Speech

Rick Santorum announced his candidacy on May 27 at Penn United Technologies Inc. in Cabot, Pennsylvania. He introduced his family on the stage with specific mention of two children.

The first was their daughter, Bella, who had just celebrated her 7th birthday. Bella was born with a condition known as Trisomy 18 and was not expected to live beyond her first year. You may recall that in the 2012 Republican primary season, Santorum cancelled campaign events in Florida when Bella was admitted to the hospital and was not expected to live. Continue reading

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