The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a membership organization for businesses that promote Limited Government, Free Markets and Federalism. Pretty subversive, don’t you think? Senator Dick Durbin certainly thinks so, and he is on a vendetta to destroy it. He also plans to eradicate the First Amendment in the process. What is this all about? And how does ALEC protect all of us from the creep of Progressivism? ALEC is the most important organization you’ve never heard about - until you hear this podcast. Will Freeland who works with ALEC and with the Tax Foundation and has written extensively on federalism and tax reform, joins Bob to give details. Are the states the last best protection of our free society (Washington is a hopeless write off in this regard)? What are the seven great myths told about tax policy, Federalism, Freedom, Free Markets?
In 34 days, everyone’s economic life will turn to varying degrees of garbage – compliments of a spineless Congress and several clueless Presidents. We will wake up from our New Year’s Eve stupor to the joys of higher taxes and fewer entitlement payments. The effects on the economy will be somewhere between catastrophic and fuggitaboutit. The cause – the so-called “fiscal cliff.” This is the result of a series of postponements of hard decisions by the President and Congress so as not impede their re-election. Enjoy your higher tax payments, knowing that money went for a good cause – the keeping of Obama, Pelosi, Boehner and the rest of those cowardly losers in power. How did we get here? What does it mean to you? Is there any escape? In this episode, Bob welcomes Will McBride, Chief Economist at the Tax Foundation. Will knows all the answers and so will you. Thomas Paine feared “the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry.” We are living it.
This Sunday, Bob’s guest will be Joe Henchman, an attorney and policy analyst who supervises the Tax Foundation’s state policy and legal programs. Joe will share his considerable insights on the way taxes are used to influence behavior. This is not only about money but it is about control and denial of individual freedom.