Posts Tagged ‘tax’

Are You a Liberal?

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

This question is much harder to answer and teasing out the history of liberalism is far more difficult than defining what “conservative” really means.

However, the essence of today’s “liberalism” in contrast & comparison to “conservatism” is that

Liberals are “deluded;”

whereas,

Conservatives are “psychotic.”

The liberal delusion is

“Someone will give me something for nothing.”

And there are various derivatives off that theme of entitlement and

“Something for Nothing.”

But the cost of government sponsored or government provided services is VERY HIGH.

Consider that at the time of the advent of “The Great Society” and LBJ’s [President Johnson’s] “War on Poverty,”

Americans were hopeful but we have learned a hard lesson.

There is more poverty today in America then there was when “The War of Poverty” began.

In the 1960’s a reliable estimate is that for every $1 in public services rendered Uncle Sam ate up $5!

That’s one helluva tax!

80%!

Alas, today the ratio is far worse.  I estimate that for every $1 in public services delivered, Uncle Sam takes $19!

“Big Government” is “Big Business.”

More diabolically,

The “hidden costs” are terrible!

For one, with the strong motivation of entitlement programs the toll on life quality and the toll on society are even greater.

For another, with the domination of The Medical Model on American Mental Health we’ve pretty much destroyed American health and American character.

So, which are you?

Are you deluded?

Or are you psychotic?

Perhaps the more important questions are:

Are conservatives or liberals more dangerous?

Are conservatives or liberals more effective in getting their message and agenda through?

The Thirty Dirty Words

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (Amendment XVI) allows the Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on a census:

“The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment amoung the several States, and without regard to any census on enumeration.” (Sic)*

These are thirty dirty words, very dirty words.

Compare these thirty dirty words to the applicable sections of the Constitution itself:

Section 8 – Powers of Congress

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and  Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

Section 9 – Limits on Congress

No capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.

An Impost is a tax or duty.

The Welfare of the country is its health, happiness, or prosperity; well-being.

Welfare today also means organized efforts on the part of public or private organizations to benefit the poor, or simply public assistance. This is not the meaning of the word as used in the Constitution.

What’s your opinion?

Is the Income Tax Constitutional?

Or was the Federal Government intended to be run on tariffs and duties?

Keep in mind that tariffs and duties were applied to imports, goods and items being brought into the country from the outside.

Today we are all required to bow down and worship “the god of Free Trade!”

Tell me “Liberalism” isn’t a religion!!!

*Source: http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html

 

 

Windfall Tax on Retirement Income!!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

From Alaska–

LET’S IMPEACH HER NOW BEFORE SHE DOES FURTHER DAMAGE!!  WHAT AN IDIOT!!   WHERE DO WE GET THESE MORONS?

Windfall Tax on Retirement Income 

Adding a tax to your retirement is simply another way of saying to the American people, you’re so darn stupid that we’re going to keep doing this until we drain every cent from you. That’s what the Speaker of the House is saying. 

Nancy Pelosi wants a Windfall Tax on Retirement Income.  In other words tax what you have made by investing toward your retirement. This woman is a nut case! You aren’t going to believe this. 

Madam speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to put a Windfall Tax on all stock market profits (including Retirement fund, 401K and Mutual Funds! Alas, it is true – all to help the 12 Million Illegal Immigrants and other unemployed Minorities! 

 This woman is frightening. 

She quotes…’ We need to work toward the goal of equalizing income, (didn’t Marx say something like this?), in our country and at the same time limiting the amount the rich can invest.’  (I am not rich, are you?)

When asked how these new tax dollars would be spent, she replied: 

‘We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities. For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities. Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long way to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as ‘Americans’.’  

(Read that quote again and again and let it sink in.)  ‘Lower your retirement, give it to others who have not worked as you have for it’.   

 Tell your friends. Link to this!!

This lady is out of her mind and she is the speaker of the house!

 

Financial Time’s Gillian Tett Hits another One Out of the Park!

Friday, March 20th, 2009

As I said, I am in love with this woman’s mind.  Her writing is impeccable.  Her mastery of the English language undeniable and her Insight is excellent.  The first two paragraphs of her column today, Friday March 20 are very insightful.  However, I must admit I don’t know what “market makers” are.

 

Let me sum those paragraphs up:

 

‘While the politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have vowed to clamp down on “greedy” speculators and go after those engaged in “unbridled risk-taking” . . . the “disappearance of risk capital” is a key reason so much of the financial machinery is failing to work.’

 

Think about that.

 

Because we are fixated on pursing anyone or any organization which takes risks and appears greedy, we have chased all the players out the market because there is nothing to gain and much to lose.

 

In ball playing terms: Because the politicians keep changing the rules of the game, the investors who take the risks have taken their ball and gone home.  Who can blame them?

 

Tett’s Insight column is an another indicator that the governments on both sides of the Atlantic need to get out of the way and let the markets function as they should—those who lose should be allowed to fail; however, those who succeed should be allowed to reap the rewards of their efforts and their risk taking.

 

While Obama and his minions keep changing the rules of the game, the Obama Administration is having one effect: 

 

It is keeping everything unstable.

And, IMO, this appears “purposeful.”

 

In other words,

 

The Obama Administration is creating instability on purpose,

 

With a reason.

 

And it is not a good reason.

 

One piece of evidence that this instability is intentional is the fact that the US Congress, Senate and President knew about AIG’s contractual obligations to pay bonuses.  How do I come to that conclusion you ask?  Simple.  Senator Dodd added wording that exempted “contractually obligated bonuses” into the Bail Out Legislation.

 

These political folks keep playing both sides against the middle, against us.  And it’s got to stop.  Otherwise, they are going to destroy everything.  If they can tax those bonuses out of existence, they can tax any of us off the map.  In fact, let me step out and say that this is exactly what God wants.

 

Wake up, America!

 

You, we are the target.

You Stupid People!

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Forget about asking for more government regulation.  You are buried in government regulation and it is killing you.  Insist upon a return to Constitutional Law.  The only way out of this mess is to return to Constitutional Rule.

 

Did you know that the Sixteenth Amendment was NEVER ratified by the states?  Did you know that the Federal income tax is illegal?

 

It is unconstitutional.  The Federal government was meant to be funded by tariffs & duties but instead they’ve taxed us and enslaved us.  They throw open our borders and insist upon “free trade” while enslaving US!

 

Did you know that the Federal Reserve is neither?  It is neither “Federal” nor is it a “reserve!” 

 

Do you realize Federal Reserve notes are NOT Constitutional money?  Do you know that the Federal Reserve notes we are forced to accept are unconstitutional?

 

It’s time to throw off the yoke and stop the madness of the United States Congress and the United States Senate!

 

You want freedom?  You want liberty?

 

Insist upon Constitutional Law and limit the Federal government before it is too late! 

 

Stop asking for more government regulation.

 

Stop asking for more government programs.

 

Stop asking the Federal government to help in any way.

 

Why?

 

Because it is all enslaving.

 

 

What’s Next? In Gun Kontrol (via Alaska)

Monday, January 19th, 2009

THE SCREWS ARE TIGHTENED A LITTLE MORE…

 

         Remember how the Obama campaign said that he wasn’t going to take your guns?

         Well, it seems that his minions and allies in the anti-gun world have no problem with

taking your ammo!

         The bill that is being pushed in 18 states (including Illinois and Indiana) requires all

ammunition to be encoded by the manufacture a data base of all ammunition sales.

         So they will know how much you buy and what calibers. Nobody can sell any ammunition

 after June 30, 2009, unless the ammunition is coded.

         Any privately held uncoded ammunition must be 0A destroyed by

 July 1, 2011. (Including hand-loaded ammo.)  (You got to be kidding!) 

 

                            Wake UP!                                  

 

Wake up NOW!! 

 

        They will also charge a .05 cent tax on every round so every box of ammo you buy will go

 up at least $2.50 or more!

        If they can deprive you of ammo they do not need to take your gun!

        This legislation is currently pending in 18 states: Alabama, Arizona, California,

Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey,

New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.

        To find more about the anti-gun group that is sponsoring this legislation and the specific

legislation for each  state, go to:

 

http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm

 

I took this from the State of Arizona’s pages

 BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2011,

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A “PRIVATE CITIZEN” OR A

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RETAIL  VENDOR SHALL DISPOSE

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OF ALL NONCODED AMMUNITION

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THAT  IS OWNED OR HELD BY  

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THE  CITIZEN   OR VENDOR.

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     I added the quotes and the underline. 

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Hopefully this will Wake Up some of the

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People who were charmed by the Master

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 Snake Oil Salesman and will take action by

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screaming to the top of their lungs at their

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 idiot representatives and senators who are

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pushing this bill.

Thanks to the person who brought this to my attention.  It is indeed sad news.