Two More Disturbing IRS Revelations

The decision by a high ranking IRS official to in invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to testify to a Congressional hearing grabbed most of the headlines.  But that wasn’t the only shocker. On May 10 Ms. Lois Lerner, Director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division, gave an address to a meeting of the American Bar […]

IRS Scandal: Excuses Denials and Justifications

We live in the era stultifying, bureaucratic complexity, imposed by government.  The serpentine federal tax code is beyond human comprehension and is almost universally hated.  Then there’s federal election law.  The First Amendment to the US Constitution says, “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.”  It’s simple and easily understood.  […]

The Jobs Crisis and Baby Boomer Retirements

The gradual decline in the unemployment rate over the past 4 years does not reflect rising prosperity.  It is a statistical deception, due entirely to a shrinking labor force. The Labor Department’s Jobs report for the month of April once again called attention to the alarming drop in what statisticians call the “labor force participation […]