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Robert H. Smith

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  • Another economic crisis brewing [Commentary]

    Another economic crisis brewing [Commentary]
    Even Wal-Mart is too expensive for recession battered America. Everyday low prices are no longer enough — middle-class consumers are fleeing to dollar stores to stretch shrinking paychecks. Yet, Democratic politicians and economists who...
  • Health exchange mulling scenarios for how to move beyond troubled site

    Health exchange mulling scenarios for how to move beyond troubled site
    After the state severed ties with the contractor that built its problem-plagued health insurance exchange, officials face the looming question of what to do with it — continue throwing money toward fixing it or replace it. Every option is...
  • A government shutdown isn't the best way to attack Obamacare

    A government shutdown isn't the best way to attack Obamacare
    House Republicans are behaving like children in their threats to shut down the government, especially when they have better options to move their agenda. The House has passed a bill to keep the government funded at current levels after September 30,...
  • Let's declare our independence from the IRS

    Let's declare our independence from the IRS
    Congressional frustration with efforts to get to the bottom of the IRS' targeting of conservative groups plainly shows the tax agency is dangerous to civil liberties, irrevocably broken and corrupting of national politicians. Investigators on Capitol...
  • The false security of gun-control measures

    The false security of gun-control measures
    Now that the way has been cleared for the U.S. Senate to vote on a bipartisan bill to toughen federal gun controls, Americans should remember that the effectiveness of government regulations has limits. Ultimately, new laws will give Americans a false...
  • U.S. suit against S&P: Bad for business, bad for democracy

    U.S. suit against S&P: Bad for business, bad for democracy
    The Justice Department is accusing Standard & Poor's of defrauding investors with optimistic ratings of mortgage-backed securities and derivatives prior to the financial crisis. While investors are entitled to answers about those conflicts, compensation...
  • Budget deal won't fix unemployment

    Budget deal won't fix unemployment
    Friday, forecasters expect the Labor Department to report the economy added 155,000 jobs in December — substantially less than is needed to pull unemployment down to acceptable levels. The tax and spending package passed by the Senate and House...
  • Online sales tax bill should be improved, and passed

    Online sales tax bill should be improved, and passed
    The U.S. Senate recently passed a bill that would allow states to require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes on behalf of local governments. This bill has flaws, but they could be fixed in the House. It should be passed. I don't like the idea...
  • To keep corporations here, fix the tax code

    To keep corporations here, fix the tax code
    The report of Apple avoiding corporate income taxes the past four years signals it's time to overhaul the U.S. corporate tax code. Like many multinationals with strong intellectual property, Apple legally earns nearly all of its income offshore. The U....