John Kerry’s Tax Haven Investments and other Examples of Statist Hypocrisy

International Liberty

What do left-wing firebrand Congressman Alan Grayson, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Obama’s top trade negotiator Michael Froman, liberal financier Donald Sussman, and big-money Democratic donor Tom Steyer. all have in common?

The answer is that they all engage in tax avoidance and tax planning by utilizing tax havens. Like many other Democrats (and Democrat donors), they understand it would be very foolish to deliberately pay more tax than is required.

Yet they all want the rest of us to pay higher taxes!

And now we can add Secretary of State John Kerry to our list of tax haven hypocrites.

Here’s some of what we know from, the Daily Caller‘s exposé.

Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz have invested millions of U.S. dollars through family trusts in at least 11 offshore tax havens, according to The Daily Caller News…

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Common Sense Prevails: Poland to Ban Wind Power

STOP THESE THINGS

polish wind farm

Over-run by these things, faced with thousand of furious neighbours demanding an end to the onslaught, and spiralling power costs, Poland has mounted an enormous about face: where wind power was the flavour of the month for a year or two, it’s about to be targeted with an outright ban.

WARNING: in following this piece you’ll need to turn your volume down – the howling from the wind industry’s parasites and the eco-fascist cheer squad, Greenpeace soon becomes deafening.

Poland’s New Right-Wing Rulers Want To Effectively Ban Wind Power
Fastcoexist
Charlie Sorrel
21 April 2016

Last year, Poland was the second-biggest installer of wind power in Europe—but a new proposal could halt this progress.

Poland, the eighth-biggest consumer of coal in the world, may outlaw wind power. New draft legislation from the right-wing government doesn’t ban wind turbines outright, but as you’ll see, its terms make building new turbines…

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Is the Cost of Living Really Rising?

Buying 9 more houses than the Australians = dominating housing market says @nzherald

Chinese tax residents bought 321 Auckland properties (29.5 per cent of the total); Australian tax residents purchased 312 Auckland properties (28.6 per cent).

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Source: NZ Herald: New Zealand’s Latest News, Business, Sport, Weather, Travel, Technology, Entertainment, Politics, Finance, Health, Environment and Science.

@JulieAnneGenter Twitter feed rules on NZ as top #taxhaven @JordNZ #Panamapapers

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In 1900, 25% died before age 20.

The value of learning English

Creative destruction in video chains

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Iraq ~ Map update dd May 3, 2016

Economic fortune telling: forecasting to profit

Economic Sociology and Political Economy

“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable”, famously remarked John Kenneth Galbraith. “Professional” fortune tellers and clairvoyant have accompanied mankind, receiving great respect, throughout the ages. Therefore, one can say, it was only a matter of time also for a “professional” economic soothsaying to emerge, especially in the shadow of a galloping American Capitalism.
economic forecastingIn 1899, an astrologer Evangeline Adams moved her business from Boston to New York, a city full of her most lucrative and reliable clients: investors in securities and businessmen. Over the next thirty years, many New Yorkers sought Adams’s advice on market trends, anxious for any insight that might help them evade the ravages of economic turbulence. Even in her own time, many regarded Adams as a fraud and scam artist, but that did not stop her to assert she predicted the stock market crash of 1929.
Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s…

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