Broward Sales Tax Hangover

Sunday, November 18, 2018 Fort Lauderdale – Libertarians in Broward County are disappointed with the passage of the sales tax increase but not surprised. Proponents of the sales tax increase, using deceptive propaganda, avoided using the term ‘sales tax’ altogether. Instead, they used the vague term “surtax” as though it were a tax paid only by a small percentage of the elite. …

It’s Not ‘Only a Penny’

Monday, October 8, 2018  Fort Lauderdale – Riding their buzz from their recent Broward County property tax increase, high tax zealots now have a ballot question before the public to increase the sales tax to 7%. ”It’s only a penny!” is their sales pitch. This sounds small, an easy thing to do to solve Broward’s traffic congestion. However, a penny it …

Emotion Triumphs Over Reason

Many have heard the horrific tales of funeral directors taking advantage of grieving families by upselling and over-charging for services during a time when families are shell-shocked by the loss of their loved one. The families, unfamiliar with funeral details, are guided by funeral directors whose best interests are for themselves. A similar exploitation of emotions took place in last …

Bend the Rules for Beckham

On second thought, hold on a minute. Government involvement in non-government matters all too often leads to problems. In Miami, this has spawned a conflict between soccer proponents and golfers when former soccer great David Beckham and his investor group set their sights on a city owned golf course as the location for a new professional soccer stadium. The issue …

Everyone is Half Libertarian

Like most Libertarians, I am occasionally asked what Libertarians believe. Since this is my only chance to make a positive first-impression, my preferred response is that Libertarians believe the same things you believe. After all, everyone is half Libertarian. To explain this seemingly perplexing statement, I propose the following thought experiment. Imagine that your worst case, your most feared, politician …