You can't tax your way to prosperity, despite the repeated attempts to do so. Joining us today for a tax discussion is Julio Gonzalez (engineeredtaxservices.com), CEO of Engineered Tax Services. He looks at the new proposed Patriot Tax and the tendency for politicians on the Left to always turn to taxing the rich to solve society's problems. But the rich are never soaked, they offshore their money, and the middle class always ends up crumbling under the weight of these policies. No one can ever explain why the Left think the rich will pay, how they'll ever make the math work to fund their programs, and how any of it actually helps the poor. Will reality become so real that we actually get tax reform?
Critical race theory and its toxic message is very much in the news but few people know the real impact that it's having. First up this week is Anna Miller (idahofreedom.org), Education Policy Director at the Idaho Freedom Foundation. She explains exactly what CRT looks like when it's implemented and it's worse than you think. In an Idaho school system, officials have introduced an equity toolkit to promote social justice and label students and teachers as inherently racist. This is the latest in a long line of totalitarian theories that have pushed into schools to indoctrinate children, but parents are beginning to wake up and push back.
Where power and money goes, trouble grows. And nowhere is there more power, money, and trouble than the U.S. government. We welcome back to the program this week Matt Welch (reason.com), Editor-at-Large at Reason Magazine. He focuses on the IRS and their current ploy to go after back accounts of U.S. citizens living abroad, which would include snooping on financial records. This would set a dangerous precedent. Governments could wield an immense amount of power and influence over anyone at any time.
Maybe the primary example of government trouble is the Council on Foreign Relations, which is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. Rounding out the show this week is Bill Jasper (thenewamerican.com), Senior Editor at The New American magazine. He chronicles the history of influence the CFR has had in the U.S. government, as well as universities, think tanks, and the media. If you look at the major crises over the past century, the CFR has had their hands all over most of them.
Where power and money goes, trouble grows. And nowhere is there more power, money, and trouble than the U.S. government. Back with us today is Matt Welch (reason.com), Editor-at-Large at Reason Magazine. Even though it has never worked, governments still try to tax their way into prosperity. The IRS is now going after back accounts of expats living abroad to counteract what is known as off-shoring one's money. But the offshoring exists because of the IRS's onerous tax practices. Part of this attempted money grab is snooping on financial records – which would set a dangerous precedent. Governments could snoop into your bank account and wield an immense amount of power and influence over anyone at any time.
It is a two-guest Wednesday here on Steel on Steel. First up is Trent England (saveourstates.com), Founder and Executive Director of Save Our States. He looks at the attempted federalization of the election system by end running the electoral college via the National Popular Vote. He also discusses HR1 and SB1, Congress's attempt to change election laws so that states have less power and the chaos we saw last year would become the norm.
We then transition to James Bovard (jimbovard.com), author and Member of the USA Today Board of Contributors. He examines what it looks like when the federal government actually is in charge of something – namely the IRS. He comments that the IRS has been given vast discretion and with that comes vast abuse. Are we headed toward more abuses like we've seen in previous administrations?