Monthly Archives: July 2011

Kevin Price is doing a national radio show “tour”

Thanks to the power of good old telephones, Kevin Price is “touring” the country talking about his change of stations, the up coming launch of his new website (http://USDailyReview.com), and is discussing the GOP’s approach to taxes and the debt.

In the past week Kevin Price was on the syndicated Buy Back America program, which is on several markets around the country.  Kevin was on that program for over an hour discussing the debt crisis, GOP chances in 2012, and much more.  On Friday Kevin Price was on the nationally syndicated “News and Views” program which is in over 120 markets around the country including every major city.  For over 30 minutes Price took the GOP to task for its poor handling of the debt crisis.  Of course he recognizes that the Democrats behavior is bad too, but he expects the GOP to know better.  For more information on what he was discussing, see http://www.examiner.com/fiscal-responsibility-in-national/when-it-comes-to-the-debt-crisis-this-is-not-1995-or-1996.  On Sunday, July 31st, Price will continue to discuss the debt situation on WBT in Charlotte, NC (7.30 AM CST) and on Monday he will be on KMED in Medford, OR at 9.30 AM CST.

Those interested in interviewing Kevin Price should contact info@usabusinessradio.com.

US Daily Review nears completion

USDailyReview.com has been in development for months and is near launch.  Kevin Price, who will be both the publisher and (at least in the short-term) managing editor has been working to put together a top flight team of journalists.  From day one it will receive national quality SEO support, has an outstanding photo editor, and dozens of writers who will be providing original content to the site.

Concerning the values and purpose of the site, Senior Editor Corrie Whalen has said “this site is designed to provide an outside of the Washington, DC beltway perspective to national news. It will restore some of the passion and personal perspectives that has been lost in many major news portals and it will be open to many different perspectives.”  Knowing the conservative/liberty oriented philosophy of Kevin Price, most writers will share that perspective, but the team is also pursuing writers of other views.  The common thread will be quality writing.  Get a sneak preview of the site in development at http://KevinPriceCentral.com. If you are interested in writing, advertising, or want other information email at info@USDailyReview.com.

Price of Business changes networks after 10 years

Starting Monday, August 1, the Price of Business will be on the Salem Radio Network in Houston, Texas, which is also the home for Bloomberg.  1070 AM KNTH is the flagship news station of Salem in Houston and is home of many major talk show hosts including Mike Gallagher, Michael Medved, and Kevin’s show is following Hugh Hewitt.  Price said “I enjoyed my ten year relationship with CBS but am delighted to make this move.  There is no doubt that the prevailing philosophy on Salem is much more complimentary to the views of the Price of Business show. Furthermore, I love the content that can only come from Bloomberg radio.”

The Price of Business was the longest running show on CBS News radio in Houston and remains one of the longest running shows of its kind in the entire Houston market.  Catch Kevin Price Monday through Friday at 8 PM CST at http://PriceofBusiness.com.

Price of Business releases “new and improved” website

There have been major changes at http://PriceofBusiness.com and we are excited to share them with you.  The website is much more user friendly and inviting.  It will expand as a resource for people to find audios, videos, articles and more.  Enjoy this vastly improved resource and tell others about it!

Kevin Price challenges GOP conventional wisdom on the middle class and taxes

Kevin Price’s syndicated article appears in thousands of websites including Sky News, USA Today and many others… Here is a recent column that challenges the GOP’s approach to say the middle class is not sharing its load.  He clearly shows they are and those people should demand a different approach to taxes.

Conservatives are conveying wrong message on the middle class and taxes

Conservatives have gotten rather animated about the idea that approximately 50 percent of the population does not pay taxes. They point at this as an example of a government that lulls the majority to sleep by keeping their tax burden low (or even “no”), while pounding the wealthy minority in order to keep themselves in power. Conservatives are half right, the intention of the “soak the rich” philosophy is to make the rest of America believe it is not paying taxes, and is thus distracted from the government’s irresponsible fiscal activities.

Those who are offended by the fact that the federal government does not directly tax such a huge population, should be angry, but for very different reasons. What is offensive is not that these people are not paying taxes — because they are.  What is really offensive is that they are paying taxes through a huge shell game that has them being economically exploited without even realizing it. They are being taxed through the prices that businesses charge them. It is a game in which cowardly politicians use businesses that don’t vote, to tax the individuals who do through the selling goods. Worried about the possibility of a Value Added Tax? Don’t be, we already have it in the form of corporate income taxes. Meanwhile, politicians disparage “big business” for its exploits and profits. The one who really takes advantage of the “little guy” is the government who uses businesses as a tax collecting vehicle.

The common retort to this argument is “that is ridiculous, businesses pay taxes just like everyone else.” The people who are most likely to say this are those in business.  In reality, taxes are little more than a fixed cost of operating a company. When the taxes go up, businesses transfer the cost to consumers in the form of higher prices or in the reduction of the quality of the products they make. If the taxes go up to levels that a business finds prohibitive, they move their companies to other countries in order to be more competitive. Businesses do not pay taxes, people do. Businesses are only tax collectors.

The next argument is, if the government cuts or eliminates taxes on corporations, businesses would simply become richer. Maybe, but not from the tax cuts. In reality, in every industry across America there would be players that would lower prices in proportion to the cut in order to get a larger share of customers. This would drive prices down rather quickly across all industries, making consumers richer and creating huge numbers of jobs. Walmart, for example, has the lowest cost per product of any retail company in the world. There is no doubt in my mind that it would drop prices immediately and others would have to quickly follow to stay competitive. The vast majority of companies makes a net profit of 7 percent on average. This is how the market works — either competition or the threat of competition — forces companies to keep profits modest so their business can steadily grow. As the saying goes, “pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered.” This simple adage explains why the end of corporate taxes would lead to a proportional savings to consumers.

So what about the huge deficits and the need for additional revenue? It would come from everyone directly, preferably through a sales tax, rather than one on wealth creation. A sales tax would increase fiscal responsibility because it would have to remain low in order to prevent a black market. It would get revenue from everyone — ranging from the undocumented to the drug dealer, as well as honest working Americans — who all have to buy things in order to live. Most importantly, those who vote would see the cost of government in every purchase they make and that would lead to a government that is much more accountable and a tax system that is far more honest.

Republicans and conservatives in general are preaching the wrong message about the middle class and taxes. Instead of arguing that the middle class and lower income groups do not pay taxes, they should argue that they do pay and it is through a very dishonest system.  These groups will be far more interested in supporting a movement that is opposed to their exploitation, than one that merely discredits them.