100 Years Ago: Tax, Tax, Tax

The following was adapted from the Improvement Era magazines of April 1911 and May 1911. Inheritance Tax The largest inheritance tax on record in the United States was lately received by the state of Utah. The check, dated March 1, 1911, was received by State Treasurer David Mattson, on the 9th of March, from Mrs. […]

Presidents on Government

Presidents Day The federal holiday honoring George Washington began in 1880 in the District of Columbia and expanded in 1885 to include all of the Federal Government. It was celebrated on Washington’s birthday, February 22. In 1971 the holiday was shifted to the third Monday in February and as such never falls on Washington’s actual […]

Paul on Politics: How to Reduce the Federal Deficit

How to reduce the Federal deficit? Lopping off a percentage across the board is one strategy and used most of the time. I don’t prefer that type of approach because it may reduce programs that are performing for us.