Taxes

Harris County taxpayers should consider a trip to the beautiful Texas “pink granite” capitol Tuesday to testify at the House education committee in favor of Rep. Debbie Riddle’s HB945 that would save Harris County taxpayers...
A year ago, I wrote a story about Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan and of course one leftist troll simply stated that Cain was nuts and didn’t bother with explaining why. Cain’s own philosophy was then, and still is, to find a path...
For the politically minded, the 2012 holiday season was defined by frenzy as Washington, D.C. prepared to go over “the fiscal cliff.” With the self-induced crisis solved in the thirteenth hour, all working Americans will see...
U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Dallas), a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement regarding House approval of the American Taxpayer Relief Act:I am pleased to join my colleagues from...
Republican Congressman Ted Poe has stepped into the gauntlet! I have known Ted Poe since his days as a criminal court judge in Harris County. I love to call him “Judge.” Please read Ted Poe's article in Politco "To...
Left to right: Lord Christopher Monckton of the UK, Craig Rucker of CFACT and Cathie Adams of Eagle ForumCathie Adams, the International Issues Chairman for Eagle Forum, participated in a press conference organized...
Here in Washington and across the nation, all eyes are fixed on the “fiscal cliff” talks between Congress and the President. Everyone wants to know if they should expect a tax hike in just a few weeks. At year end, the so-...
As Congress returns to Washington, I look forward to continuing to represent South Texas through the lame duck session and into the 113th Congress.Right now, the media is in an uproar about the fiscal cliff that is fast...
On Wednesday, October 31st, the U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will go into effect, more than five years after it was first signed. The agreement is good news for West Texas agriculture. Currently, our agricultural...
One of the few things that really irritates me is how ignorant most of us are on tax policies. Granted, the IRS Tax Code is well over 44,000 pages but you’d think that people who are going to complain about a presidential...
Construction industry leaders, associations, labor unions and others testified before lawmakers in Austin last week that the state needs to aggressively go after companies that misclassify their employees to avoid paying...
The lost decade continues along with the permanent Obama recession. (The latter name was coined by Morton Blackwell of The Leadership Institute and it shows the perilous position of our economy and the slow growth that...
Say what you want, Obama may be an economic illiterate but his team can be masterful when it comes to politics. And he managed to get the Republicans to raise marginal tax rates on the “rich” and screw the middle class. At...
Here in Washington, Congress rang in the New Year, but it was certainly not a happy one. After months of debate, the House voted last night on the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.” I voted "no" because this so-called “...
In Doha, Qatar late Saturday delegates attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change took concrete steps toward a new global treaty to address global warming that will transform the economic structure...
The United Nations is meeting in Qatar to negotiate a “complete transformation of the economic structure of the world,” explained Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...
Science does not motivate the 195 parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; instead, it is the Green Climate Fund’s potential jackpot of trillions of dollars.The UNFCCC Executive Secretary...
As for all of the candidates on this years ballot, this election cycle has been a very long, frustrating, rewarding and exhausting road.  An extended primary thanks to some federal judges and the Democrats, a July runoff...
From the left, the mantra is that Romney tax plans represent a 5 Trillion tax cut for the wealthy. However, the mantra has now been discredited, but it won’t stop Obama from keeping the mantra going through Election Day.The...
Originally posted on The Texas Tribune:Tycoons in commercial construction and homebuilding — industries often pegged as harbors for undocumented workers — are pushing back against some of their own, urging state lawmakers to...

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