April 24th: The Day We Start Working For Ourselves Instead Of Government

April 24th is Tax Freedom Day for 2015.

It marks when we have finished paying our contributions to Uncle Obama and his counterparts in state and local government.

Let me explain how it is calculated…

According to the Tax foundation, which invented the holiday, Tax Freedom Day takes all federal, state, and local taxes, and divides them by the nation’s income.

In 2015, Americans will pay 3.28 TRILLION dollars in federal taxes. Guess how much more we pay in state and local taxes?

Watch the video below to find out!

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth

Film Shows ‘Big Eyes’ Artist Transforming Abuse Into Success

Those sad children with the “Big Eyes” sold a lot of pictures half a century ago. But artist Margaret Keane was afraid to take the credit.

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In A World Where Men Rule, A Young Woman Takes On Voice-Over

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The movie industry lost one of its greatest voices a few years ago. Don LaFontaine recorded countless trailers using the phrase “In a world ….”  Ever since, people have been asking who will take his place.  In the film “In a World …” we meet three characters who hope to be the answer to that question.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

‘Do You Believe?’ Breaks New Ground For Faith Films

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Christian films usually play it safe. With few exceptions, they deal with a sanitized, predictable world intended to make everyone feel comfortable. “Do you Believe?” is one of the exceptions, maybe the best exception.

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National Geo Is Wrong About Who Is Waging The War On Science

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I’ve been a fan of National Geographic since I was a kid. Back then, you couldn’t directly subscribe to the magazine. Someone had to nominate you for membership in the National Geographic Society. My aunt did that for me, and I am grateful.  But now, I feel the magazine has let me down.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom