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The Wal-Mart at Midnight Indicator, Ctd.

By | 10.04.10 | 11:30 am

A few weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal picked up on an extraordinary illustration of the far-reaching impact of the recession and the growth of poverty in America. A Wal-Mart executive noted a surge of customers paying for basics — milk, bread and baby formula — at midnight on More…

The WalMart Customer Indicator

By | 09.24.10 | 11:20 am

The Wall Street Journal picks up an extraordinary illustration of poverty and government assistance in America. At WalMart, before midnight on the 30th or 31st of a month, customers come in and fill up their carts with milk, bread and baby formula — the essentials. At midnight, they receive More…

Federal Income Tax Is Not the Only Tax

By | 04.14.10 | 3:17 pm

Phyllis Schlafly, the attorney and conservative political activist, has published a piece arguing against the United States’ progressive tax structure, in which around half of Americans will pay no federal income tax this year. In the piece, she writes:

The outright cash handouts include the earned income tax credit