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Abortion, issues, 41–42                                 American Express, bailout (demand), 33
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Abramoff, Jack, 330                                     American Revolution, fight (personal freedom
Abuse/mistreatment, statements, 47–48                            issues), 24
Adams, John, 323                                        Ammunition Accountability Act, 68
Affirmative action                                       Amtrak, sale, 226
                           GH




  audacity, 295                                         Animal rights, 42
  cessation, 59                                         Armed citizenry, imprisonment (Founding
  civil rights issue, 296–298                                    Father understanding), 67
  support (Obama), 297                                  Arms, bearing (Jefferson opinion), 68
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After-school programs, spending, 115                    Assisted suicide, opposition/ban, 81–82
After-tax savings, investment (encouragement),          Automakers
              PY




         178                                              bailout, 14, 127
AIG bailout, 14, 220, 236                                     demand, 140–141
  addition, 31                                            bankruptcy
  problem, 132, 219                                           free market alternative, 130
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Airline industry, TWA (impact), 130                           usefulness, 128
Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR),                   California, comparison, 128
         drilling support, 320                            competition, shield, 272
Alcohol, usage (acceptance), 80–81                        loans, requirement, 31
Allies, defense (U.S. spending), 222
Alston & Bird                                           Bailouts
  Daschle, special policy advisor, 194–195                Bush support, 41–42
  lobbying disclosures, 195                               cessation, 218–219
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), elimination, 170           disaster, 131–132
American civic literacy, web site, 8                      disclosure problems, 206
American Dream                                            funds, conflict of interests, 32–33
  living, 143                                             impact, 32
  sharing, 104–105                                        McCain, opposition, 33–34



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354                                            index

Bailouts (continued )                            Brooks, Arthur, 336
  payment, money (absence), 33                   Browner, Carol, 195
  taxpayer opinion, absence, 134                 Buckley, James L., 22
  votes, 131                                       election, 344
Balanced budget amendment, addition, 218         Buddhism, practice, 76
Bandow, Doug, 192                                Bureaucracy, layers (appointment), 107
Banking institutions, Jefferson opinion, 189     Bush, George H.W.
Bank loans, allotment, 15                          earmarks, cost, 212
Bank of America, bailout, 14                       tax statement, 49
Bankruptcy, impact, 15                           Bush, George W.
Barr, Bob, 64                                      dislike, 121–122
  candidate, 204                                   farmer corporate welfare spending, increase,
  race entry, 345                                        11–12
Battered spouse syndrome, 48                       federal tax revenues, 211–212
Bear Stearns, bailout, 14                          gas policy, media perspective, 51–52
Beck, Glenn (libertarian), 37                      government expansion, 28–29
Belichick, Bill, 343                               government spending, 41
Bernanke, Ben, 185                                    approval, 209–210
  Great Depression expertise, 186                  military spending, increase, 6
Berra,Yogi, 308                                    principles, commitment, 210
Biden, Hunter (lobbyist), 196                      privilege, 102
Biden, Joe, 196                                    public distaste, 35
  tax fairness, 17                                 results, disappointment, 5–6
Big Brother                                        spending, doubling, 6
  Bush, impact, 28–29                              taxes, reduction, 6
  corporate interests, combination, 34             transportation bill, earmarks (approval), 213
  mentality, 24                                  Business
  online poker/gaming impact, 63                   failure, usefulness, 118
  power, 46                                        Federal Reserve, involvement, 185–186
  reduction, 217                                   running, ease, 102
  Republican support, 43                           tax, increase, 105–106
  support, 41–42, 74–75                          Business income taxes
  usage, 42–43                                     reduction (author plan), 241
Big government                                   Business income taxes, absence, 89
  Democratic version, 42–43                      Business owners
  handouts, 43                                     taxes
  impact, 43–44                                       increase, 116
  proponents, election, 117                           payment, 155
  Republican/Democratic support, 132               workday, example, 136
Big Oil, Windfall Profits Tax, 51
Bill of Rights, citizen understanding, 8         Calder, Nigel, 311
Bills (payment), money (obtaining), 99           California
Blackwater, government contracts, 305              anti-business rules/regulations, 111
Blagojevich, Rod, 52                               automakers, comparison, 128
  media attention, 192                             bailout request, 111–112
  Perry, comparison, 257                           bankruptcy, 110
  power/corruption, impact, 254                       Los Angeles Times prediction, 141
Bloomberg, Michael, 194                            bond rating, 112
  fiscal conservative, self-description, 213        budget deficit, 111
Borders, securing, 223                             debt, 42
Boston Tea Party, repetition, 25                      problem, 109–110
Brady, Tom, 343                                    economy, stimulation, 117–118
Brain Gain, 89                                     education, spending reduction, 115
Breast cancer survival rates, 285                  environmentalism, government mandates, 117
                                            Index                                          355

  fraud/harassment, belief, 89–90               Career politicians
  government spending, impact, 116                attraction, 193
  high-income taxpayers, punishment, 114          citizen politicians, conversion, 196
  income tax rates, 111                         Carey, Drew (libertarian), 37
  job growth, 112                               Carroll, Pete, 343
  liberality, 110                               Carter, Jimmy, 308
  living minimum wage, mandate, 113             Castro, Fidel, 178–179, 277
  population growth, 112                        Cato Institute model, problem, 232
  spending. See Illegal immigrants              Cavuto, Neil (libertarian), 37
      addiction, 114                            Cervical cancer, contracting, 258
      amount, 110–111                           Chafee, Lincoln, 30
  state/federal employees, salaries, 115        Charter schools
  taxes, 113–114                                  impact, 274
      impact, 118–119                             selection, 62
      payment, impact, 90                       Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), accountability
  taxpayers, harassment, 90                              (government desire), 287
  waste, 90                                     Children, raising, 78–79
California Franchise Tax Board, 89                government, impact, 79
California Manufacturers and Technology           politicians, ability, 79
         Association, 112                       Choices, government imposition, 83
Campaign                                        Chrysler, bailout, 127
  cash, stockpiles, 200                         Churchill, Winston, 58, 64, 78
  contributions, impact, 32–33                  Citibank, bailout, 14
  finance bill, 50                               Citigroup, control, 107
  spending, limitation, 200–201                 Citizen Army, composition, 60
Campaigning, requirement, 200                   Citizen Legislature, 91
Cap and Trade taxes, 30                         Citizen Politician, pride, 88
Capital gains                                   Citizens
  benefits, 177–178                                power, return, 55
  double taxation, 176–177                        revolution, 58
      liberal support, 181–182                       fighters, identification, 60–69
  elimination, 175                                   support, 82–83
Capital gains taxes                             City government, spending addiction, 213
  elimination, 180                              Civil liberties, protection/preservation, 249
      author plan, 241                          Civil rights issue, affirmative action, 296–298
  increase, Nanny State requirement, 176        Clinton, Bill (donations acceptance), 195–196
  Obama increase, 52                            Clinton, Hillary
  phase out, author plan, 240–241                 conflict of interest, 195–196
  rates                                           lawyer, 103
      income tax rate, comparison, 176            money, risk, 103
      increase, 179–180                           Obama upset (Wall Street Journal description),
Capital Gains Tax Phase Out, author plan,                70–71
         240–241                                Clinton v. City of New York, 162
Capitalism                                      Coburn, Tom, 227
  death, 16                                     Cold War, cessation, 12, 222
  European version. See Social capitalism       College students, impact, 64–65
  functionality, 179                            Combat pay, reward, 146
  life, future, 33                              Compassionate conservatism, betrayal,
  success, reasons, 155, 338                             209–210
Capital risk, willingness, 243                  Competency tests, grades (failure), 217
Capone, Al, 80, 252                             Congress. See U.S. Congress
Carbon taxes                                    Congressional Budget and Impoundment
  fines, 113                                              Control Act (1974), 162–163
  Obama institution, 51                         Congressional Effect Fund, 91–92
356                                                index

Congressional politicians                            Democratic Congress (2006–2009), behavior, 7
  meetings, modernization, 203                       Democratic National Advisory Council,
  office, term limitation, 202–203                            manifesto, 7
  part-time employees, 201–202                       Democratic Party
  payment, 202                                         contributors/cronies, care, 53
  representational amount, 201                         happiness, 334–335
  terms, time (increase), 202                          Libertarians, contrast, 188–190
Conscience of a Conservative,The (Goldwater),          problems, 50–53
        4, 38                                          Republicans, difference (clarity), 40–41
Conservative/liberal poll, Zogby                       voter movement, 58–59
        International, 69                            Department of Agriculture, spending
Conservative movement, creation, 18–19                       (Goldwater opinion), 11
Conservative Party (CP) candidates, election, 23     Department of Education
Conservative voters, impact, 63                        budget increase (Bush), 274
Constituency, maintenance, 203                         dismantling, 274–276
Constitution. See U.S. Constitution                  Department of Health and Human Services,
Constitutionality, imposition, 207                           budget, 9
Consumer Price Index (CPI), increase, 187–188        Depression, naming, 98–99
Control, importance, 123                             Destiny, self-creation, 337
Corporate CEOs, welfare support, 15                  DeVore, Chuck, 111
Corporate federal income taxes,                      Discipline, impact, 14–15
        elimination, 170                             Dividends
Corporate income taxes, reduction                      capital gains taxes, elimination (author plan),
        (author plan), 241                                   241
Corporate interests, impact, 34                        taxes, elimination, 180
Corporate lobbyists, favor, 53                       Dodd, Chris, 36
Corporate welfare                                    Domestic issues, Goldwater focus, 12
  elimination, 220–221                               Double taxation, 169. See also Capital gains
  federal government spending, 12                    Downey, Tom (lobbyist), 195
  increase, 6                                        Drilling. See Oil drilling
  over-involvement, 11                               Dropout rate, importance, 270–271
  reduction, 171                                     Drugs
Corporations, handouts (problems), 219                 industries, flourishing, 225–226
CP. See Conservative Party                             war, repositioning, 225–226
Croskey, H. Walter (ruling), 276–278                 Dukakis, Michael, 34
Cuba, prosperity, 178–179                            Dylan, Bob, 37

D’Amato, Al, 22, 327                                 Early retirement, absence, 136
Daschle, Linda Hall (aviation lobbyist), 195         Earmarks
Daschle, Tom                                           elimination, 207, 218
  special policy advisor, 194–195                      funding, cost, 212
  tax problems, 32, 52                                 increase, 212
Davis, Gray, 110                                       veto, example, 212–213
Death tax                                            Earned income credit, problem, 170
  elimination, 50, 169, 170                          Earnings, property (relationship), 17
  liberal support, 181–182                           Eastern Europe, depression, 98–99
Declaration of Independence, Jefferson               Economic chaos, creation, 11
        authorship, 172                              Economic crisis
Defense budget, waste, 221                             energy crisis, relationship, 318
Defense spending                                       government expansion, 125–126
  increase, 212                                        solutions (Obama), 122
  reduction, 221                                     Economic freedom, 88–89
Defensive medicine, physician practice, 291–292        demands, 223
Defined-benefit pension plans, elimination, 146        Economic stimulus bill, Pelosi promise, 133
                                             Index                                              357

Economic stimulus plan, author version, 235,      Energy Policy Act (1992), 309
         238–244                                  English as a second language, cessation, 59
Economy                                           Entertainment
  direction, change, 341–342                        personal choice, 81
  illegal immigration, impact, 223                  selection, 80
  public employee unions, impact, 147             Entitlements
  stimulation method, 117–118                       addiction, 14–15
  unions, impact, 139–140                           elimination, 161
Education                                           immigrant usage, ban, 223
  accountability, 275                               increase, 106
  Big Brother, impact, 270–273                    Entrepreneurs
  bureaucrats, empowerment, 272–273                 impact, 60–61, 324
  competition, importance, 275                      path, selection, 104–105
  crisis, solution, 268–269                         workday, example, 136
  depreciation, 269                               Environment, protection, 308
  dropout rate, importance, 270–271               Environmentalism, cost, 117
  examination, 267                                Environmentalists, record, 311–312
  federal budget, 10–11                           Environmental restrictions, 42
      inclusion, 49                               Ethanol, usage (results), 308–309
  federal government, role (reduction), 268–269   Excise taxes, elimination, 170
  McCain approach, 268                            Exxon, investment, 179
  money, necessity (avoidance), 275–276
  Obama spending plan, 125                        Fairness
  parental choice, 61–62                            definition, creation, 43
  problem, Goldwater opinion, 269                   impact, 77
  reform, 61                                        issue, 42–43
  small business model, 276                       Fairness Doctrine, implementation, 82
  spending                                        Family values, preaching, 79
      addiction, 216–217                          Fantasy Football, exemptions, 45
      reduction, 115                              Farmer corporate welfare spending, Bush
  state/local level, 275                                  increase, 11–12
  system, state control, 172                      Fear factor, GOP reliance, 50
  teenagers, level, 269                           Federal government
Edwards, John, 103                                  assets, privatization, 226
Ehrlich, Paul, 311                                  departments
Eisenhower, Dwight                                     elimination, 164–167, 226
  Goldwater criticism, 7                               problems, 220–221
  government growth/waste, 9                        employees
  results, disappointment, 5–6                         addition, Obama plan, 215
Emanuel, Rahm                                          retirement age, 140
  crisis, opinion, 125–126                          income taxes, elimination, 170
  FHLMC salary, 52–53                               involvement, intention (Founding Fathers), 8
Employees. See Government employees                 petitioning, citizen rights, 207
  money, usage (example), 118                       power, devolution, 172–173
  retirement age. See Federal government; Local     reduction, 163–167
         government; State government               revenues, state source, 171
  work, pension/Social Security benefits, 214        salary stability, 137–138
Employer health insurance, employee health          spending
         insurance (connection), 290                   Democratic national leadership demand, 7
Energy conservation, 309                               limitation, 17–18
Energy crisis, 317                                Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
  economic crisis, relationship, 318                      (FHLMC)
  government intervention, removal, 319–320         monetary infusion, request, 31
  Obama plan, 320                                   overseeing, 50–51
358                                       index

Federal income taxes                          Free society, requirement, 76–77
   elimination, 170                           Free speech, selection, 80
   payment return, 94                         Free Speech, protest, 76
Federal mandates, disappearance, 164          Friedman, Kinky (third-party candidate), 37
Federal National Mortgage Association         Full pension, collection (impact), 140
         (FNMA)                               Fundraising, elimination, 197–198
   monetary infusion, request, 31             Future, concern, 99
   overseeing, 50–51
Federal programs, review (routine), 227       Gambling
Federal Reserve                                 author enjoyment, 328
   elimination, 184–186                         continuation, 323
   money, printing, 33, 238                     differences, 330
      continuation, 140–141                     impact, 324–325
   problems, 183                                legalization, 226–227
   strategy, 186–188                            Nanny State politicians, interference, 327–331
      failure, 186–187                          Nevada legalization, 44–45
Federal taxes                                   popularity, 325–326
   elimination, 169                                 Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research study,
   revenues, 211–212                                  326
FICA                                            revenues, usage, 329
   contributions, usage, 229                  Gaming ban, UIEGA (impact), 45
   elimination, 170                           Gardasil (Merck), 258–259
Financial Armageddon, bailout, 14             Gay rights, 41–42
Firefighters, risk/value, 215                  Geithner, Tim
Fiscal issues                                   bailout support, 106
   GOP standpoint, 37                           tax problems, 31–32, 52
   socialist consideration, 40–41             General Motors (GM), bailout, 128
Fiscal transparency, requirement, 219           problem, 132
Ford Motor Company, bailout, 128              Germany, defense (U.S. taxpayer payment), 12
Foreclosures, impact, 88                      Gill, Turner, 343
Foreign aid                                   Giuliani, Rudy, 64, 194
   direction, Goldwater observation, 13         prosecutor/mayor, 102
   reduction, 13, 171, 221–222                Global economy, decline, 98–99
Foreign government, interference, 44          Global warming, 301
Founding Fathers                                attention, 304–305
   impact, 44                                   costs, 309–310
   understanding, 82–83                         evidence, impact, 314–316
   U.S. Constitution creation, 24               examination (Time magazine), 312
   wisdom, 76, 339                              existence, 306–307
France, United States (comparison), 146–147     questions, 313
Frank, Barney, 36                               threat, 302–303
   FNMA/FHLMC oversight, 50–51                  understanding, 303–304
Franklin, Benjamin, 19, 78, 323               God
Freedom, 80                                     author viewpoint, 43, 73
   belief, 328                                  foundation, 73–74
   government ban, 45                           U.S. belief, proportion, 74
   greatness, result, 339                     Goldman Sachs, control, 107
   importance, 339                            Gold standard
   increase, 207–208                            benefits, 188–189
   issue, 148                                   dollar, removal (Nixon, impact), 187
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), document     return, 187
         availability, 206                      support (Paul), 188
Free federal benefits, promises, 14            Goldwater, Barry
Free market system, cessation, 35               author hero, 29, 41–42, 209
                                            Index                                           359

  centrist/libertarian characteristic, 18–19      reduced size, support, 35
  common sense, 13                                rights, revocation, 24
  cuts, proposal, 8                               root evil, Goldwater opinion, 9
  libertarian conservative message, 70            rules, writing, 75
  political ideology/thinking, 4–5                size, Jefferson opinion, 36, 74
  political literature, 3                         trust, absence, 253–254
  presidential campaign (1964), 40              Government employees
  principles/ideals, loss, 23                     compensation changes, 146
  spending cuts, suggestion, 12                   cost of living/step up raises, guarantee, 137
GOP. See Grand Old Party                          health care benefits, changes, 146
Gore, Al, 34, 303, 309                            hiring freeze, 146
Government. See Big government; Federal           number, impact, 214
        government, State government, Local       payment scheme, 228
        government                                pension changes, 146
  absurdity, demonstration, 75–76                 private sector employees, contrast, 215
  accountability, 133                             privileged class, 137, 230
  bailout                                         rights, taxpayer rights (equality), 230
     cessation, Goldwater (impact), 14            salaries/pensions, payment, 141–142
     problem, 211                                 sick days, 143
  ban, support, 83                                slowness, 145
  budget deficit, 131–132                          unfunded liabilities, impact, 8–9
  bureaucrats, impact, 43–44                      unions, 135
  business approach, 227–228                    Government power
  corruption, moral people (impact), 74           impact, 77
  default, potential, 32                          Obama belief, 125
  Democratic version, 42–43                       Obama usage, 124–125
  departments, elimination, 226                 Government-run health systems, medical care
  dysfunctionality, 211                                  quality, 286–287
  empowerment, U.S. Constitution (impact), 13   Government-run public schools, discussion,
  entitlement, 15                                        207–208
     programs, taxpayer payment, 155            Government-run schooling, exposure, 273
  expansion, 307–308                            Government spending
     Bush, impact, 28–29                          addiction, 210–211
     Obama promise, 16–17                         Article I, Section 8 violation, 163
  failure, absence, 138                           characterization, 236–237
  force, impact, 77                               freeze, initiation, 217–218
  foreign aid, bribe status, 13                   impact, 116
  functions, limitation, 8                        increase, 8
  growth, continuation, 39–40                     Internet posting, 206
  growth/waste, Goldwater example, 9              issue, 6
  interference                                    reduction, 244
     absence, importance, 218–219               Grand Old Party (GOP)
     Goldwater opposition, 24                     affiliation, 28
  intervention, 273                               author exit, reasons, 27–28
  jobs, creation (Obama plan), 138–139            direction, loss, 23
  losses, 217                                     fear factor, 50
  money, Obama usage, 124–125                     fiscal conservatism/limited government
  national debt, 131–132                                 principles, cessation, 30
  over-spending, 5–6                              fiscal issues, 37
  paychecks, collection, 35                       loss, Libertarian impact, 63
  power, limitation, 196                          Nanny State antics, 24
  problem, 132, 145, 268                          neoconservatives, domination, 29
     lawyers, impact, 123                         Schiavo, impact, 29
  profit, 133                                    Gravel, Mike (race entry), 345
360                                             index

Great Depression                                  Heston, Charleton, 67
  Bernanke expertise, 186                         High-income taxpayers, punishment, 114
  Federal Reserve, involvement, 185               High school, grade inflation (impact), 271
  global economic decline, 98–99                  History, repetition, 23
  tax revenue, government requirement, 80–81      Hitler, Adolph, 67
Great Depression II, initiation, 177              Home sales, encouragement, 241–242
Greatness, freedom (impact), 339                  Home-schooling
Great Society, LBJ promises, 14                     criminalization, 276–277, 279
Greed                                               effectiveness, 278–282
  attack, 17                                        selection, 62
  impact, 237                                       success, 280–282
  usefulness, 243                                 Home-school parents, impact, 61–62
Greenhouse gases, fines, 113                       Home values, decrease, 216
Green jobs, creation, 310                         Honda, competition, 130
Green projects, 15                                Housing market, encouragement, 241–242
Green revolution, 308                             Humphrey, Hubert H., 34
Gross Domestic Product (GDP), decrease, 124       Hunters, impact, 66–68
Gross National Happiness (Brooks), 336
Gun control, 42                                   IBM, investment, 179
  noninterference, Obama promise, 68              Illegal immigrants
Gun laws, strictness, 67                             education, California spending, 111
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 66                      entitlements, 59
Gun rights enthusiasts/owners, impact, 66–68         free education, 223
                                                  Illegal immigration
Halliburton, government contracts, 305               cessation, 222–224
Happiness                                            impact, 223
  freedom/individualism, impact, 339–340             solution, 223–224
  gap, 334–335                                    Immigrants
  pursuit                                            home purchase requirement, 224
     freedom, 334                                    wealth, production, 224
     inalienable right, 333                          welfare/public assistance/entitlements, ban,
Health care                                                223
  crisis, 283                                     Immigration
  damages, cap, 291–292                              quota system, elimination, 224
  equality, desire, 285                              usage, 222–223
  federal government, interference (removal),     Import duties, elimination, 170
        288–289                                   Impoundment, 209
  freedom, 290                                       power (Jefferson exercise), 162
  frivolous lawsuits, impact, 292                 Income taxes
  lawyers, interference (removal), 291–293           cuts, trade, 153–154
  liberal hypocrisy, 284                             elimination, 170
  payment ability, 286                               increase, 105–106
  state issue, 289                                   payment, 177
  system                                             reinstatement, author proposal, 242–243
     Canadian endorsement, 284–285                   vacation, discussion, 169
     problems, 288–293                            Income Tax Vacation, author plan, 238–239
  treatment, competency, 287–288                  Inconvenient Truth, An (Gore), 303
Health freedom, 66                                Independent contractors, impact, 60–61
Health insurance                                  Individual empowerment, 339
  connection. See Employer health insurance       Individual freedom, value, 42
  shopping ability, 289–290                       Individualism, importance, 339
Health savings accounts, expansion, 290–291       Individual success, 338
Healthy/holistic living enthusiasts, impact,      Inflation, increase, 187–188
        65–66                                     Inflation-adjusted spending, increase, 212
                                                Index                                            361

Infrastructure spending, Obama plan, 237                knowledge, 122–123
Inner cities, improvement, 14                           politician conversion, problem, 124
Interest                                             Leach, Jim, 30
   capital gains taxes, elimination (author plan),   Legal expenses insurance, 291
         241                                         Legal publicly traded online gaming companies,
   taxes, elimination, 180                                    Louisiana arrest warrants, 330–331
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), elimination, 169     Liberal utopias, tax levels, 178–179
Internet                                             Libertarian, definition, 69–70
   freedom, 77                                       Libertarian Citizen Revolution, support,
   gambling, opposition/ban, 82                               82–83
Internet gambling/poker, increase, 325               Libertarianism
Investments                                             awakening, 27, 36–37
   benefits, 177–178                                     campaigns, 54
   capital gains taxes, elimination (author plan),      message, college student appreciation, 65
         241                                            political model, evolution, 21–23
                                                     Libertarian Party (LP)
Japan                                                   election victories, importance, 347
   automakers, plant construction, 128–129              involvement, importance, 342
   defense, U.S. taxpayer payment, 12                   online gaming/poker enthusiasts, relationship,
Javits, Jacob, 22                                             62
Jefferson, Thomas, 323                                  third party status, 55
   arms, keeping/bearing (opinion), 68               Licensed gaming web sites, cessation, 45–46
   author hero, 29, 41–42                            Life
   government size, opinion, 36                         control, power, 250
   U.S. Constitution viewpoint, 44                      improvement, government impact, 336
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms                   success, internal forces, 336
          Ownership (JPFO), 66                       Line item veto, usage, 207
Jobs                                                 Line Item Veto Act (1996), unconstitutionality,
   guarantees, 272                                            162
   saving, Obama promise, 122                        Living minimum wage, mandate, 113
   small business owner creation, 116                Lobbyists, impact, 32–33
Jobs creation, 122. See also Green jobs              Local government
   encouragement, 242                                   employees, retirement age, 140
   Obama plan. See Government                           salary stability, 137–138
Johnson, Lyndon Baines, 34                              workers, wage comparison, 142
   Great Society promises, 14                        Locally elected officials
                                                        impact, 68–69
Kennedy, John F., 337–338                               incentive, 69
Kennedy, Ted, 255                                    Local property taxes, state rates, 92
Kerry, John, 34                                      Lotteries, funding, 323–324
Killefer, Nancy (tax problems), 32                   Loving v.Virginia, 75
King, Don, 23                                        Luciano, Lucky, 80, 252
King of Vegas (Spike TV), 65
Kraft, Robert, 343                                   Mackey, John, 65–66
Kubby, Steve                                         Madison, James, 206–207
  death sentence, imposition, 261, 264               Madoff, Bernard, 188, 229, 302
  felony prosecutions, 261                           Maher, Bill (libertarian), 37
  medical marijuana example, 260–263                 Mahoney, J. Daniel, 22, 23
                                                     Majority, tyranny (Madison opinion), 206–207
Labor votes, secret ballots (Obama elimination),     March Madness, popularity, 327
        52                                           Markham, Debra, hypocrite (example), 256
Lansky, Meyer, 80, 252                               Marriages
Lawyers                                               licensing, 75
  control, importance, 123                            penalty, elimination, 170
362                                               index

Materialism, attack, 17                             Mineral rights, sale, 226
McCain, John, 29                                    Minority students, dropout rates, 217
  bailout opposition, 33–34                         Monetary policy (central bank control),
  conservative free market libertarian promise,             Congressional authority (absence), 187
        50                                          Money
  education, approach, 268                           supply, reliability, 187
  Mr. Anti-Earmark, nickname, 30                     taxpayer understanding, 12
  nomination, 68                                    Moore, Adrian, 110
  privilege, 102                                    Moore, Michael, 179
  Republican votes (Zogby report), 204              Moral decency, offense, 77
McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill, 50            Morality
McCarthy, Jenny, 257                                 defining
McDonald’s, investment, 179                             avoidance, 253–254
McGovern, George, 34                                    government limitations, 252
  liberal message, 70                                discussion, 83–84
Mean global temperature, stability, 307              enforcement, 77, 83–84
Medicaid                                             government enforcement, problem, 81
  problems, increase, 231–232                        technology, usage, 77–78
  reformation, 228–232                              Moral standards, example, 78
  reimbursement levels, 195                         Moral values
Medical care                                         determination, 75
  payment ability, 286                               offense, 77
  quality, government-run health systems,            preaching, 79, 80
        286–287                                      teaching, 77
  treatment, competency, 287–288                    Mortgages
Medical marijuana                                    allotment, 15
  California legalization, 44                        worry, 99
  example, 260–263                                  MTV generation, style (appreciation), 65
  issues, 42                                        Muller, Alfred (hypocrite example), 255–256
  legalization, 225                                 Muskie, Edmund, 34
      Goldwater support, 19
      Kubby fight, 261                               Nanny State, 249
  opposition/ban, 81–82                              antics. See Grand Old Party
  usage, acceptance, 80–81                           Bush, impact, 28–29
Medicare                                             cessation, 82–83
  financial problems, 131–132                         intrusions, 270
  obligations, problem, 232                          online poker/gaming impact, 63
  prescription-drug entitlement, passage, 6          politicians, hypocrites, 251
  problems, increase, 231–232                        support, 74–75
  reformation, 228–232                               viewpoint, 42
  reimbursement levels, 195                         Napolitano, Andrew (libertarian), 37
Merck, HPV vaccine scandal, 258–259                 National Basketball Association (NBA),
Merrill Lynch bailout, problem, 219                        affirmative action (application), 298–299
Michigan, pro-union state, 140                      National debt, 131–132
Microsoft, investment, 179                          National defense, U.S. taxpayer payment, 12
Military bases, reduction, 171                       ruse, 12–13
  savings, 222                                      National Economic Council, 106
Military forces                                     National flat tax, author plan, 242–243
  gays, presence (Goldwater support), 19            National Football League (NFL), popularity,
  Western Europe national budget                           326–327
        allocation, 12                              National Rifle Association (NRA), 66
Military spending, reduction, 221                   National spending, addiction, 210–211
Miller, Dennis (libertarian), 37                    Nelson, Gaylord, 311–312
Millionaire Republican (Root), 27                   Nevada
                                             Index                                         363

  Brain Gain, 89                                    election, 15
  Citizen Legislature, 91                              Goldwater prediction, 16
  citizens, tax burden (reduction), 226–227         entrepreneurial risk-taker, contrast, 105
  economic freedom, 88–90                           government power/money, usage, 124–125
     combination, impact, 90–91                     middle-class tax cuts, promise, 6–7
  education selection (NPRI study), 61              National Journal rating, 70
  education spending, increase, 91                  parentage, 104
  firefighter, earnings, 214                          Powell endorsement, 29–30
  gamblers, playing, 329                            Root, contrast, 107
  income taxes, reduction, 93                       socialist denial, 153
  lower taxes, advantages, 89                       stimulus package/plan, 237–238
  model, usage, 226–227                                federal government employees, addition,
  people, movement, 92                                    215
  personal freedom, 88–89                              proposal, 7
     combination, impact, 90–91                     taxation level, fairness (argument), 18
  property taxes, reduction, 93                     tax cut program, 35
  Public Employees Retirement System, loss, 214     tax fairness, 17
  recession recovery, 88                            tax revenues, search, 152
  residential real estate sales, increase, 88       United States bankruptcy, 36
  small business creation, 89                       upset. See Clinton
  state inheritance tax, absence, 94              Off-budget spending, increase, 212
  taxes/government bureaucracy, control, 91       Offshore drilling, Obama/McCain opposition,
  U.S. Monte Carlo, 95                                    320
Nevada Teachers Union, taxation, 91               Offshore hedge fund, Edwards payment, 103
New York City, public employees (addition),       Oil companies, punishment, 51
        213–214                                   Oil drilling
New York State Conservative Party                   continuation, 321
  impact, 22–23                                     government restrictions, removal, 321–322
  Root (founder), 22                              Oil refineries, building, 321
Nissan, competition, 130                          Older people, investments (tax-free income),
No Child Left Behind, government                          181
        intervention, 171                         One-Year Federal Income Tax Vacation, author
Nondefense spending, increase, 212                        plan, 240
Nonfarm workforce, small business                 Online gaming
        employment, 100                             ban, Big Brother/Nanny State perspective, 63
Nonviolent marijuana possession violations,         ban, Congressional veto, 325
        incarceration, 225                          control, change, 45–46
Nuclear plants, building, 321                       enthusiasts, impact, 62–63
                                                    government ban, failure, 331–332
Obama, Barack                                       legalization
 author opinion, 34–35                                 PriceWaterhouseCoopers study,
 bailout                                                  226–227
   McCain support, 30–31                               revenue, 81
   Republican protest, 28                           sinfulness, 330
 business                                           taxes, usage, 226
   credentials, 106                               Online horserace gambling, exemptions, 45
   knowledge, 122–123                             Online lotteries, exemptions, 45
 campaign contributions, 51                       Online poker
 change, promise, 25                                Big Brother/Nanny State perspective, 63
 economic philosophy, fairness, 53                  enthusiasts, impact, 62–63
 economic stimulus plan, debate (absence), 124      issues, 42
 education                                        Online sports gambling, tax production
   perspective, 61–62                                     (PriceWaterhouseCoopers forecast), 329
   spending, 10                                   Opportunity, self-creation, 336–337
364                                                index

Organic food sales, amount, 65                         election, problems, 54
Orwell, George, 277                                    fear factor, impact, 305
                                                       power
Parental controls, installation, 77                        accumulation, 196–197
Parochial schools, selection, 62                           limitation, 196
Pataki, George, 23                                     trust, absence, 253–254
Patriot Act, passage, 205–206                        Politics
Paul, Ron, 188                                         involvement, 344
  supporters, impact, 63–64                            problems, change, 4
Payroll taxes, elimination, 170                      Ponzi scheme, 188, 302. See also Social Security
Pelosi, Nancy, 34, 36                                  presence, 231
  stimulus bill availability, 133                    Poverty (reduction), investment/risk/capital
Pentagon spending, reduction, 171                             gains (usage), 177–178
People of color, opportunities (denial), 297–298     Powell, Colin
People’s Republic of California, 109–110, 141          Obama endorsement, 29–30
Perot, Ross (third-party candidate), 37                Promise Alliance, 270
Perry, Rick                                          Power. See Government power
  HPV vaccine scandal, 257–260                         abuse (control), term limits (usage), 193–194
  Merck, political contributions, 258–259              avoidance, 250
  Spitzer/Blagojevich, comparison, 257                 craving, 252–254
Personal choice issues, discussion, 83–84              limitation, usefulness, 197
Personal freedom, 88–89                                returning, process, 101–102
  Libertarian form, 90                               Powter, Susan, 316
Personal freedom issues                              Prayer, author viewpoint, 43
  Goldwater, impact, 18                              Presidential contenders, media qualification, 103
  States’ Rights issue, 24                           Presidential vetoes, importance, 219–220
Personal guarantors, 143                             President of the United States (qualification),
Personal morality, enforcement, 75                            definition (change), 101
Personal responsibility                              Principal residences sale profits, capital gains
  impact, 14–15                                               taxes elimination (author plan), 241–242
  socialism, contrast, 34                            Private schools, selection, 62
Pew Social & Demographic Trends Project,             Private sector employees, government
         334–335                                              employees (contrast), 215
Piety (instilling), government attempts              Private sector risks, 144
         (problems), 83                              Private sector taxpayers, tax payments, 155
Poker Players Alliance (PPA), 327                    Private Sector Taxpayers of America (PSTA), 151
  membership, 62                                       responsibilities, 156
Police officers, risk/value, 215                        taxes, origin, 154
Political bribery/extortion, encouragement/            value, highlighting, 155
         legalization, 147                           Privileged class
Political candidates, spoilers, 204                    attention, 8–9
Political dynasties                                    creation, 34–35
  cessation, 197–198                                 Professionals, early retirement (absence), 136
  entitlement, 192                                   Prohibition
Political establishment, motivation                    cessation, 80–81, 323
         (understanding), 250–251                      failure, 81
Political freedom, allowance, 223                      Nanny State politicians, impact, 327–331
Political history, repetition, 23–24                 Promise Alliance (Powell), 270
Political power, lawyer justification, 123            Property income, acquisition, 17
Political process, problem, 98                       Property owners, rights (protection), 59
Political revolution, approach, 58                   Property taxes
Politicians. See Congressional politicians             increase, 105–106
  arrogance/corruption, process, 192–193               money, usage, 61–62
  attraction. See Career politicians                   revenues, increase, 216
                                               Index                                          365

Proposition 215 (medical marijuana legalization    Reid, Harry, 34, 36
        proposition), 261                            impact, 192
Prostitution, Nevada legalization, 44–45           Religion
Protection money, mafia demand, 93                    author viewpoint, 43
PSTA. See Private Sector Taxpayers of America        choice, adoption, 76
Public assistance, immigrant usage (ban), 223      Religious freedom, basis, 76
Public employees                                   Religious institutions, defining, 76
  compensation, discussion, 142–143                Remedial math/reading, requirement, 271
  unions, impact. See Economy                      Republican Party
Public Employees Retirement System, loss, 214        contributors/cronies, care, 53
Public Law 86-272, update, 170–171                   creed, 28
Publicly traded companies, investment needs,         Democrats, difference (clarity), 40–41
        177                                          happiness, 334–335
Public schools                                       Libertarians, contrast, 188–190
  drugs/violence/bullying/gangs, presence,           moral views, imposition, 43
        271–272                                      performance, disappointment, 5–6
  monopoly, 272                                      problems, 48–50
  quality, decrease, 216–217                       Revenues. See Tax revenues
  system, 270–273                                  Reverse flat tax, author plan, 242–244
Public sector                                      Reverse racism, impact, 296–297
  employees, private sector taxpayers, contrast,   Rich (people)
        144                                          tax cuts, characterization, 152–153, 236
  retiree healthcare, cost, 142                      tax increases, 154, 175–176
Purse, power (Founding Fathers understanding),     Right to die issues, 41–42
        171                                        Risk
                                                     benefits, 177–178
Quality of life, enhancement, 92                     reward, relationship (Franklin understanding),
 taxes, impact, 94                                         338
Quality/quantity (necessity), Goldwater            Rockefeller, Nelson, 22
       opinion, 10–11                              Romania, health care system, 286
Quota increase, 224                                Romney, Mitt, 102
Quota system, elimination, 224                     Roosevelt, Theodore, 184
                                                   Root, David (New York State Conservative Party
Race, factor (absence), 299                                activist and original member), 22–23
Racism. See Reverse racism                         Root, Elihu, 184, 189
  elimination, 299                                 Root, Wayne, 66
  existence, absence, 297                            candidate, 204
Rainmakers, impact, 243                              Obama, contrast, 61–62
Rangel, Charles, 36                                  relentlessness, 345
  hypocrite, example, 254–255                      Rubin, Robert, 106
  income, reporting (absence), 255
Ranked Choice Voting, example, 204–205             Safety nets, mentality (impact), 338
Reagan, Ronald, 22–23                              Safety/security, relationship (Franklin
  author hero, 29, 41–42                                   understanding), 338
  earmarks, veto (example), 212–213                Sales taxes
Real ID, government intervention, 171                increase, 105–106
Real money, impact, 20                               state rates, 92
Recession                                          Same-sex couple, marriage license entitlement, 75
  impact, 138–139                                  Schiavo, Terri, 42
  possibility, Bernanke statement, 185               GOP impact, 29
Recycling, fines, 113                               School choice, Obama opposition, 62
Reelection, stipulation, 200                       Schwarzenegger, Arnold, 110
Referendum process, national level, 206–207          budget, growth, 215–216
Reformer politicians, 194                            federal loan request, 141
366                                              index

Score Voting, usage, 205                                political debate, 161–162
Seat belt laws, 42                                      reduction, 102
Senior citizen investments, tax-free income, 181           importance, 209
Siegel, Bugsy, 252                                      solution, 161–162
Silent Majority                                      Spitzer, Eliot, 252–254
   societal dependence, 155–156                         comeuppance, 253
Silent Majority, Nixon definition, 152                   Perry, comparison, 257
Slavery, abolishment, 75                             Spike TV, 65
Small businesses                                     Sports (popularity), gambling (impact),
   bailout, 33                                                326–327
   closure, 137                                      Stalin, Joseph, 277
   creation (Nevada), 89                             State government
   domination, 100                                      employees, retirement age, 140
   epicenter, 100                                       salary stability, 137–138
   formation/success, encouragement, 241                spending addiction, 213
   government, contrast, 105–106                        workers, wage comparison, 142
   path, selection, 104–105                          State income taxes
   pride, 100                                           absence, 89
   target, Democratic perspective, 61                   impact, 92
Small business owners                                State inheritance tax, absence, 94
   bailout, discussion, 129                          State power, restoration, 172
   impact, 60–61                                     State tax revenues, 211–212
   leadership, 97–102                                Stem cell funding, 41–42
   sick days, absence, 143                           Stem cell research, opposition/ban, 81–82
Social capitalism, European version, 30, 217         Step-up bonus, receipt, 145–146
Social freedoms, States’ Rights issue, 24            Stewart, Jon (libertarian), 37
Socialism, 43                                        Stock market meltdown, 127
   capitalism, contrast, 23                          Stossel, John, 255, 285
   U.S. selection, 40                                Stowers, John/Jacqueline, 263–264
Social issues                                        Stronach, Belinda, 283–284
   Big Brother/Nanny State, support, 74–75           Stronach, Frank, 284
   Goldwater, impact, 19                             Success
Socialized medicine, 284                                achievement, 336–337
Social Security                                         punishment, 152, 243
   benefits, loss, 230                                   self-control, 337–338
   financial problems, 131–132                        Summers, Lawrence (NEC head), 106
   money, absence, 228
   Ponzi scheme, 229                                 Tammany Hall, 52, 128
   privatization, Obama fight, 105                    Tax and spend philosophy, cessation, 163
   reformation, 228–232                              Tax-and-spend politicians, lies, 236
   retirement support, 144                           Taxation. See Double taxation
   safeguard, 228–231                                  fair level, Obama argument, 18
South Korea, defense (U.S. taxpayer payment), 12       political debate, 161–162
Southwest Airlines, business model, 130                rates, discussion, 243–244
Special interest favors (encouragement), political     representation, absence (issue), 147
         system (impact), 193                        Tax burden, reduction, 95
Spending. See Government spending                    Taxes. See Income taxes
   addiction, 210–211                                  breaks, impact, 31
      examination, 212–217                             credit, author plan, 242
      proof, 216                                       cuts, characterization, 236–237
   curb, Nixon (impact), 162–163                       decrease, advantages, 89, 93–94
   encouragement, political system (impact), 193       excess, issue, 147
   freeze, Heritage Foundation estimate,               fairness
         217–218                                          discussion, 93
   increase. See Inflation-adjusted spending               Obama/Biden argument, 17
                                              Index                                            367

  giveaway, 36                                    United Nations
  increase, 106                                     financial burden, 12
  Jefferson opinion, 172                            Goldwater opinion, 13
  payment                                           re-examination, 13–14
     neglect, 31–32                               United States
     obligation, 17–18                              bankruptcy, Obama (impact), 36
  payment, money (obtaining), 99                    budget, total, 7
  usefulness, 94                                    descent, Goldwater prediction, 5–6
  voter initiatives, 58–59                          fairness, 156
Taxpayer money                                      France, comparison, 146–147
  impact, 115                                       opportunity, 101
  loss, 131                                         wealth, 179
  monitoring, 173                                 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act
  Obama plan, 240                                          (UIEGA), 327
  usage, 238–239                                    impact, 45
Taxpayers                                           vote, 46
  Silent Majority, 59                             U.S. cities, bankruptcy (author prediction), 142
  tax payment, percentage, 152                    U.S. citizens
Taxpayers of the Private Sector (TOPS), 152         division, Democratic attempt, 176
Tax revenues                                        reward/incentive, 239–240
  increase, 45                                    U.S. Congress
  reduction, 302                                    creation, ideas, 201–203
  small business owner creation, 116                fraud, 212
Teachers                                            powers, limitation (Jefferson opinion), 207
  jobs, guarantees, 272                           U.S. Constitution
  unions, power (reduction), 274                    Article I, Section 8 (government spending
Television                                                 violation), 163
  censorship, issue, 42                             Article II, Section 1 (requirement), 163
  sex/violence, opposition/ban, 82                  balanced budget amendment, addition, 218
Tenth Amendment, Goldwater opinion, 18              citizen understanding, 8
Term limits                                         creation, Founding Fathers, 24, 147–148
  power abuse control, 193–194                      disregard, 11
  usage, 191, 196                                   education, term (absence), 164
Third party                                         government empowerment, 13
  construction, difficulty, 64                       ignoring, 16
  option, desire, 70                                importance, 19
Timing, importance, 344                             instrument, 8
TOPS. See Taxpayers of the Private Sector           theory, Jefferson viewpoint, 44
Torre, Joe, 342                                     valuation, 273
Toyota, competition, 130                          U.S. economy, requirements, 106–107
TransWorld Airlines (TWA), bankruptcy             U.S. parents (rights), Big Brother, (impact),
        (impact), 130                                      270–273
Tribal gaming, exemptions, 45                     U.S. Postal Service, sale, 226
Two-party system, understanding, 250–252          U.S. tax code, problem, 243
Tyranny, escape (allowance), 223                  U.S. taxpayers
                                                    one-year tax vacation, proposal, 238
UIEGA. See Unlawful Internet Gambling               questions, 144–145
       Enforcement Act                            U.S. teenagers, education level, 269
Unemployment, increase, 15                        U.S. Treasury, loan list disclosure
Unions. See Government                                     (refusal), 31
  absence, 131                                    U.S. voters, empowerment, 55
  impact, 129. See also Economy
  payback, 128                                    Values, government imposition, 83
United Auto Workers (UAW), pension numbers,       Ventura, Jesse (third-party candidate), 37
       139–140                                    Veto power, requirement, 219–220
368                                             index

Virtue (instiling), government attempts           Wealth redistribution
        (problems), 83                             bailout, usage, 125
Voluntary prayer, prohibition, 83                  demand, 153
Voter abuse, 49                                    Obama plan, 29, 40, 190
Voting                                            Weld, William, 30
  choices, expansion, 59–60                       Welfare
  process, examination, 203–205                    cessation, 50, 171
Voting system                                      immigrant usage, ban, 223
  accountability/transparency, promotion,         Welfare mentality, creation, 14–15
        205–206                                   Welfare state
  citizen rights, 207                              Goldwater understanding, 15
  earmarks, cessation, 207                         official status, 16
  honesty/openness, 205–208                       Welfare State, erection, 14
  referendum process, national level, 206–207     Western Europe, national budget allocation, 12
Vouchers                                          Whig Party, 68
  impact, 274                                     Whole Foods supermarkets, income usage, 66
  Obama opposition, 62                            Windfall Profits Tax (Obama), 51–52
  usage, 61–62                                    Wiretaps, problems (Goldwater prediction), 19
                                                  World War II
Wald, George, 311                                  Nazi threat, 64
Walker, Sam, 326                                   payment, tax revenue (usage), 81
Warner, John, 320
Washington, D.C. (corruption culture), 52         Young voters, impact, 64–65
Washington, George, 323
 government budget, 7                             Zenith, bankruptcy (impact), 130–131
Wasted vote syndrome, 203–204                     Zogby International, liberal/conservative poll, 69

				
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