Your state wants to secede from the union. What will this mean for your taxes?

I have good news and bad news. The good news is really good. But the bad news is really, really bad.

We’ll get to them in a moment.

Talk of secession is in the air. The White House this week confirmed that residents in all fifty states had submitted petitions asking to leave the union. Will the last one left please turn out the lights?

Residents in seven states, all in the former Confederacy, submitted more than 30,000 signatures each — enough that some hapless bureaucrat or intern will now have to take a look at their petitions.

The news comes 150 years after the Civil War, and just in time for Steve Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln, the man whom we have to thank — if that’s the word I want — for the continued forcible marriage of the once-independent states.

It’s only a couple of years since Texas governor Rick Perry hoisted a rhetorical secessionist flag in response to Obamacare. In the last few years, anti-federal “10th Amendment” resolutions, emphasizing the primacy of states’ rights versus those of the union, have passed the legislatures of 12 states in the South and West. In five states, the governors signed them, too. (The 10th Amendment to the Constitution says states’ rights come before those of the federal government. The last time anyone in Washington actually paid attention to it, the ink was still wet.)

But what would any of this actually mean for your taxes?

The upside is you will be liberated from the sheer living hell of the federal tax code.

I don’t care where you live, and how badly run your local state government is. Nothing could be worse than this monstrosity. I once calculated that it was three times as long as the complete works of William Shakespeare. The instruction booklet for citizens, once two pages long, is now pushing 200.

The federal tax code is the kind of punishment victors used to impose on conquered peoples, along with the gouging of eyes and the rack. That was in the days before the Geneva Convention. I still don’t understand why, in this country, people are simultaneously considered so monumentally stupid that everything has to come with idiotic warnings on the side (“Caution: Do not jab fork repeatedly in eye, or injury may result”), and yet are considered so brilliant that they can maneuver through Schedule C, Schedule F, Schedule X, calculate your passive losses, divide by the shoe size of your sixth grade primary school teacher, carry the 7 unless it’s a Thursday, and multiply by the square root of the I.Q. of the guy next to you on the bus, and so on.

It’s not the total amount of federal tax dollars I pay which makes me want to put on a grey uniform, it’s the awful, awful process.

Secede, and you will never have to file a federal tax return again. Bliss. That’s the good news.

Alas, there’s also some bad news.

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     Obama and the UN have been emboldened by their fraudulent victory.  Last night, several black UN helicopters swooped onto my property.  A group of soldiers with baby blue uniforms fast roped in front of my house.  I wasn't able to get to my cache of assault weapons.  They entered my house, brutally anally raped me and forced me to perform oral sex on them.  Then they confiscated all of my guns.  I could have handled that.  But then they made me swear allegiance to Obama, the UN and Hillary Clinton.  Can anyone help me??????????


Frank Harris

Van Horn, TX

Open the window man and turn on a fan.  A few hours after the smoke clears, all will be good again. 

Mr. Harris:

Your "request for mutual aid" (RFMA) has been forwarded to the appropriate authorities. The Texas Rangers (baseball team) & Texas Nationalist Movement, should be arriving at your location soon. Daniel Miller, (PRES-TNM) secessionist and lead negotiator will be the HMFIC on scene to assess this dire situation and extract you.

frank where are you from?  been in the military?  lose a child? 

Daniel, we tried.  Most of us thought it would happen and the problem in the White House would be gone.  The problem is still there.  Look out!  When someone says the sky is falling.....look up. 

The electors have not yet voted.  If 18 states don't vote then it will result in the House of Reps having to chose the President.   The republicans have the House.  contact your electors.

This was my first thought . . . then I realized that they may all be bought off? I hate to be so cynical, but in light of all the evidence, a federal election was stolen - many elections have been stolen since the beginning of elections, but, this was different - we and they know it, and there isn't a damn thing anyone with any power has done about it. America's shame. I am left with only my faith, and that has to be enough for the moment. 
Yo Frank several messages above this, yick, I could have done without that analogy. I don't think it was helpful at all. I, Fear Not, as the most frequent phrase in the Bible. You can hurt me, eat me, whatever, but you will never get my mind or soul . . . FEAR NOT BUDDY.

An erroneous assumption is made - the Republic of Texas will not be able to financially support another state, and there would necessarily be Texas immigration laws to be recognized for those who would like to become citizens of The Republic of Texas.

No one is asking them to support another state....just as the U.S. was founded the states work together. Where ever did you get that idea???

Read the remarks before mine. Of course by the time I clicked "add reply", my post is not always just below the one I am replying to.

OK. I was a little confused by that so had to question. Thanks.




Refugee Complains:
‘Too Many Laws’ In Western World

 During a recent interview with local media in Australia, a Sudanese refugee and mother of six suggested that the Australian government deserves the blame for her eldest son’s propensity for crime.

According to Nine News, Asha Awya’s eldest son is an unemployed gang member who has spent time in prison. Instead of pinning the blame for her son’s actions on him, however, Awya feels the Australian government deserves it for passing “too many laws.”

She said so during an appearance last week on the Australian program “A Current Affair,” where she also appeared to slam actual Australians for allegedly not making it easy for refugees to assimilate.

“They (her kids) came from a very traumatized environment, and coming to Australia, trying to fit in with the religion and the friends around them at school, is very challenging,” she said. “We have all these laws, so it’s just very confusing, and I feel sorry for the kids because they don’t know how to deal with this.”

But that’s not all. Awya also complained that the government provides her with too little money.

“The Centrelink money is not enough,” she said, referencing a welfare program operated by the Australian government’s Department of Human Services.

“Sometimes I cut some of their entertainment,” she added, saying in effect that she sometimes stops handing out allowances so as to reduce her costs.

And this, she believes, only serves to incentivize her son’s desire to commit crime.

“If mum always not giving me money, there’s no pocket money, then maybe I have to find a way of stealing and get my own money,” she said, articulating what she believes goes through her son’s mind.

So even though the Australian government graciously (and perhaps naively) allowed this Sundanese woman to migrate to the country, she basically resents this same government because it refuses to lavishly provide for her and her family’s every single need, including their desire for entertainment.

Behold the perfect example of a spoiled-rotten, ungrateful refugees, ladies and gentlemen.

You know, the media often accuse those who criticize their respective governments for allowing refugees to flood their neighborhoods of harboring racist views. If only it were that simple.

Many Westerners, including your truly — a citizen whose family immigrated to the West from India over three decades ago — take issue with the behavior of refugees.

Besides making nary an effort to assimilate, many refugees wind up on welfare, eschewing hard work and effort for a life of government subsistence and oftentimes a life of crime as well.

Now, consider what Awya told “A Current Affair” and answer me this: Is it really “racist” that Westerners such as yours truly prefer that migrants such as her remain in their own country instead of being allowed to migrate to ours?

Please share this story on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think about this Sudanese refugee’s disgusting lack of gratitude.

What do you think about this migrant trying to blame her son’s behavior on the Australian government? Scroll down to comment below!


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