The Toilet Paper Tax

Jim Suttle, Mayor of Omaha, has an interesting “solution” to his city’s $1.7 billion federally mandated sewer improvement project. What is it? A toilet paper tax, a 10-cent federal tax per toilet paper roll. The Omaha World-Herald broke it down for all of those toilet toting consumers: “Based on the Continue Reading →

Expanding Amtrak: Another Failed Stimulus Project

The government funded Amtrak expansion project that received $20 million in stimulus funding is turning out to be $5.7 million above the initial budget.  Big surprise. Amtrak announced that the train station in Wilmington, Del. will be renamed after the stimulus championing Vice President Joe Biden.  With Biden’s lobbying efforts for Amtrak Continue Reading →