The Season of Giving

Many joys come with Christmas and the holiday season.  Good food, the company of family and friends, observing the joy of children opening presents, good music and the anticipation of the new year to name just a few.

A special aspect of the season for us is the spirit of giving.  We use this time to provide more help than usual for both folks less fortunate and for charitable organizations that do good works in our communities.  We know we are blessed to have the means to do so.

Unfortunately, at least one vital organization in our community that relies on this time of year for most of its funding is not receiving as much as in past years.  That organization is the Salvation Army, which is assisted by organizations such as your local Kiwanis Clubs.

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Average middle-class Nevadan family to see $610 gain from tax reform

The just-passed tax reform bill lowers the tax rate for all income groups and is estimated to result in an average $610 annual savings for middle-income Nevada families, according to an analysis from the nonpartisan Tax Foundation.

One of the most powerful elements of the plan is the economic gains that will be achieved from its significant reduction in the corporate tax rate, with the Tax Foundation estimating that Nevada will see an additional 3,048 full-time jobs created as a result of the plan.

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Communism and Millennials, Progressives and Liberals

In the 100th anniversary of communism last month, three points stood out.
First, polls say half of America’s millennials would rather live under socialism or communism than capitalism.
Second, the reality of communism was, horrifically, exactly the opposite of the naïve view held by today’s young and by many people around the world in the last century.
Third, the essential faults and failures of communism also characterize all government to some degree, especially democratic socialism, progressivism and statist liberalism.

 

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We’re No. 2, or 3 – But That’s Not Good

By Ron Knecht and James Smack – 5Dec.2017
Nevada was hit hardest among the 50 states by the Great Recession of 2007-09 and was the slowest to recover.  It was the last state to see its total employment levels return to pre-recession figures – even though our population growth had already resumed.
Since nearly everyone agrees that high employment is good, you’d think a public policy change that increases employment is something politicians would embrace.  From experience, we’re skeptical, but we offer here evidence for just such a change: reforming state occupation licensing laws.

 

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An open letter to the Las Vegas City Council and the Clark County Commissioners from the Libertarian Party of Nevada

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As construction of the Las Vegas Raiders stadium is ramping up, the nation’s appetite for NFL football seems to be slowing down. Even before the recent dust-up between President Trump and a number of NFL players, NFL viewership has been gradually declining. These days, the descent (and dissent) is picking up with each passing week.

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The Real Results of ObamaCare and Medicaid Expansion

By Ron Knecht and James Smack – 28Nov17
In 2013, Nevada expanded Medicaid eligibility, a move promoted by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) to improve health care to people allegedly then under-served by our health care systems.
In return, the federal government fully funded Nevada’s increased costs through 2016.  However, the federal reimbursements slowly decline beginning this year.  With the over-spending problems faced by the federal government, there is serious question whether reimbursements will continue after 2020, and if so at what level.
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Goodbye Net Neutrality; Hello Competition

At long last, with the end of “net neutrality,” competition could soon come to the industry that delivers Internet services to you. You might be able to pick among a range of packages, some minimalist and some maximalist, depending on how you use the service. Or you could choose a package that charges based only on what you consume, rather than sharing fees with everyone else.


 

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Episode 22 - 04 November 2017

Check out the 22nd episode of the Battle Born Libertarian Podcast! Don't forget to subscribe on YouTube or iTunes! And if you like the show, please give us a 5 star-rating on iTunes as that really helps promote the podcast.

 

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Episode 21 - 07 October 2017

Check out the 21st episode of the Battle Born Libertarian Podcast! Don't forget to subscribe on YouTube or iTunes! And if you like the show, please give us a 5 star-rating on iTunes as that really helps promote the podcast.

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Episode 20 - 23 September 2017

Check out the 20th episode of the Battle Born Libertarian Podcast! Don't forget to subscribe on YouTube or iTunes! And if you like the show, please give us a 5 star-rating on iTunes as that really helps promote the podcast.

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