Why the Largest Tax Hike in Nevada History is likely to pass despite last November’s “Red Wave”

On April 27, 2015, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

The Taxpayer Protection Pledge isn’t omnipotent, but it sure is a reliable gauge on where legislators will be on tax issues. AB380 would make it easier for the government to force you to pay Nevada sales tax on your online purchases made from out-of-state companies.  It passed in the Assembly 33-9…with all 17 Democrats voting […]

 

Taxi Cartel’s Uber-Propaganda Campaign wins…for Now

On April 22, 2015, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

It’s called “ride-sharing.”  If you haven’t heard about it yet, you will. The concept is as simple and old as the automobile itself.  You don’t have a car.  Or your car is in the shop for repairs.  You need to go somewhere.  Doctor’s appointment, grocery store, kid’s Little League game, whatever.  So you ask a […]

 

U.S. Sugar Policy: De Minimis Protections against de maximus Agricultural Price Manipulation

On April 21, 2015, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

While our focus at the “Free Market Sugar” project has been primarily directed at the market-distorting subsidies of sugar by foreign governments, it’s important to realize that similar global market interference exists for a wide variety of other agricultural commodities, as well. An extensive report – “Agricultural Subsidies in Key Developing Countries” by DTB Associates […]

 

Nevada’s Business Lobbyists are acting like Hannibal Lecter

On April 19, 2015, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

Here’s the problem… Liberal tax-and-spenders in Nevada have been HUGELY successful in persuading various business entities that the government needs more money.  It has been especially successful in perpetuating the lie that we’re underfunding education. No, we’re not. At almost $9,000 per student, we’re pumping over a quarter-million dollars into the public school system for […]

 

Dickman Tax Restraint Initiative would close Tax-Hike Loophole

On April 17, 2015, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

It’s a law of human nature.  If you give students a week to complete a term paper, they will take the full week to complete the term paper.  If you give those same students a month, they’ll take the full month. Same goes for politicians spending your money.  If you give them a dollar, they’ll […]

 

As the caucus turns

On April 17, 2015, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

I gotta say, after being screwed royally by what’s passing for “leadership” in the Republican Assembly Caucus before the start of the session, conservatives have done their best to accept the reality of their situation and have been publicly cooperative and generally muted about how Speaker-of-the-Weak John Hambrick and Speaker-in-Reality Paul Anderson have managed (or […]

 

Exit, Stage Right…No, Left!

On April 17, 2015, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

This was freaking hilarious.  But I’m not sure I can adequately describe what happened in order to do it justice. As you may recall, I sent out a Brushfire Alert on Sunday letting everyone know that I was driving up to Carson City on Monday to hand-deliver the “Ax the Tax Now” petitions that over […]

 

American Entrepreneurship stifled by Patent Trolls

On April 14, 2015, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

Consider the stories of two imaginary American entrepreneurs. One comes home from his day job and spends every spare moment in the basement, tinkering away with gears and springs. For years, he’s committed himself to a single goal: building a better mouse trap. He toils at this for years, and after many failed prototypes and […]

 

Ax the Tax Now…Maggot!

On April 13, 2015, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

Wow. When I closed out the online “Ax the Tax Now” petition this afternoon, over 800 people had co-signed it.  That’s four times the number of people we usually get on letters such as this! CLICK HERE to read the full resolution, as well as see the “who’s who” list of Nevadans who have declared, […]

 

Standing Up to the PC Pee-Pee Police

On April 12, 2015, in Muth's Truths, by Chuck Muth

AB375 is a bill before the Nevada Legislature that simply says – get this – boys must use the boy’s restroom in public schools and girls must use the girl’s restroom. Well, duh. Yet the left is howling in horror at such a notion, claiming “transgender” kids will commit suicide if they can’t use whatever […]