Pete Spiliakos is a columnist for First Things.

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Unlike the current tax code, the 9-9-9 plan doesn’t allow businesses to deduct employee wages from their tax liabilities.  Doesn’t this amount to a hidden 9% payroll tax (though . . . . Continue Reading »

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1. It looks like the 9-9-9 plan is getting some real scrutiny.   Cain is going to have trouble sustaining the argument that “Sure the math makes it look like my plan is a tax increase for . . . . Continue Reading »


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Chris Christie’s Reagan Library speech reads awesome .  I especially like how he uses the rhetoric of American exceptionalism not for purposes of back patting, but as a call to . . . . Continue Reading »