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Prayer of a Liberal!
Lord of ALL knowledge.
By the Power of Gore, I thank you.
Take our No Good Insurance, our Worthless Doctors, and anything else you can get your eternally growing
We know you Hear all (NSA), see all (SPY satellites) and are In Control of every aspect of our seemingly inexhaustible Taxable incomes.
Import more votes by allowing the neighbors, we love, to have ALL of our belongings.
You know what’s best for them too.
Let us not put anything foul into our mouths, (like good and real food) not approved and regulated by your Divine Government.
Take away the weapons of defense and give them to our enemies, for you say they are now our allies.
And We know that you know ALL.
We give Thanks for your Blessings of Global Warming, that have Kept us all from Freezing to Death on this 15th year or cooler (even record LOW) Temperatures.
If not for Your Wonderful insight into what is best for everyone and everything the Arctic and Antarctic Ice would surely have met up in Florida or Maybe Cuba by now.
Bless us even more with TOTAL control of Every Aspect of our Lowly existence.
Sterilize all who might even think of opposing you.
For you know we are totally ignorant of anything good.
Praise your Unholy Name. Amoon.
One nation under God . . . with the freedom to practice whatever your religion may be, as long as it was within our laws. This is no doubt one of the many reasons that made America so great and one of the many reasons people from diverse religious backgrounds flock to our country. We are richer, stronger and alot more interesting, due to our diverse cultures and religious backgrounds. Yet ... when our forefathers set out to secure the implementation of religious freedom, it was certainly not with the intention to "replace" or dilute the very religion to which this country was founded - CHRISTIANITY ! Just as we American's / Christian's would respect the religion of any culture to which we visit, we would not try to replace or minimize the religion to which it was founded ! America has reached a crossroad, to the like's it has never experienced before. It's true upon our founding, that all immigrant's struggled to assimilate and coexist between their different religious beliefs but there's a very large difference between understanding "the need to coexist," having been given "the freedom of religion," vs. the "forced implementation or altering" of our own religion, simply to accommodate another ! SOMETHING IS DRASTICALLY WRONG HERE ... for most of us know that "religion is about tolerance," and not TAKE OVER ! Many of us understand that President Obama has displayed a certain allegiance to the Muslim religion. America's instinctive tolerance has aloud much of this allegiance to go unquestioned or unverified as to its' continuing impact on our very own country. IF WE DON'T BEGIN TO QUESTION, BEGIN TO VERIFY, HAVE YOUR FAMILY VERIFY, YOUR FRIENDS VERIFY, YOUR TEACHER'S VERIFY, YOUR POLITICIAN'S VERIFY, etc... etc... etc... The very freedoms your family is enjoying right now, are very unlikely to be enjoyed by your grandchildren ! And sadly ... all they'll be able to do is look back at our generation and wonder why WE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN ! If you haven't seen or heard about this already, below is just another example of President Obama using taxpayer dollars TO PROMOTE THE MONOPOLY OF THE MUSLIM RELIGION INTO OUR COUNTRY. The below stamp, President Obama had created to honor and celebrate the Muslim Holiday's. Don't want your taxpayer dollars used to promote the Muslim religion, you better hold on pretty tight ... THERE'S ALOT MORE COMING . . .
By Oscar Y. Harward
As Ronald Reagan said, “… the government is the problem”.
Rather than having government to entice entrepreneurs in creating more jobs, President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats continue to obstruct more barriers for capitalists to overcome.
Today, President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats are immovable on ‘ObamaCare’, a ‘job-killing’ law that Americans, Businesses, and even, Labor Unions reject; however and to the end, President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats are determined to ‘cram ObamaCare down (y)our throat’.
Some four years ago, it was Capitol Hill Democrat Party House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi who was driving Capitol Hill Democrats to ‘cram ObamaCare down (y)our throat’. Today, it is Democrat Party Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, who is driving the issue.
It appears that all President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats know and/or understand is First; more spending and all deficit spending in excess to government income. Secondly; it appears these Democrats demand is more taxes on working Americans; a group of those who are willing to work harder and smarter to enhance their family income, and Thirdly; for Democrats, it is all about fully funding and enforcing ‘ObamaCare’.
President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats seek to support and give more government giveaways to the voters who lack the personal initiative(s) to work harder and smarter to improve their own everyday lifestyle.
A majority of Americans do reject ‘ObamaCare’. Businesses in the ‘private sector’ reject ‘ObamaCare’. Labor Unions reject ‘ObamaCare’. ‘ObamaCare’ is a ‘job-killer’ in our ‘free-market’ economy. Americans have reached a peak whereas working Americans are over-taxed or Taxed Enough Already (TEA). Many Americans are determined, willing, and enthusiastic in rebuilding our economy with jobs, jobs, and more jobs in the private sector as soon as government obstructions are removed.
President Obama, Capitol Hill Democrats and the NAACP support ObamaCare. The ‘main-stream’ Medias support President Obama, Capitol Hill Democrats, and ‘ObamaCare’, most of all who appear to have little knowledge, experience, and/or wisdoms other than their desire for ‘ObamaCare’.
If and whenever President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats wake up and ‘perceive’ the problems with government, and American voters become engaged in government abilities to recognize that ‘government knows best’ is the wrong direction, and these voters start voting accordingly, then and only then will our US economy explode with growth; more new jobs in the private sector than ever expected.
President Obama wasted no time in fulfilling his promise to spread American's wealth around. Having more than doubled the number of welfare recipients in the U.S., the President was not only successful in locking in these recipient's votes but he was also successful in robbing them of their "self-worth." Since when did Welfare become something that American's aspired to rather than aspiring from its' grip ? This is not to say that all forms of Welfare are debilitating but we would be beyond naive to think that these prolonged tax
payer "handouts" aren't crippling our country ! Aside from greatly limiting any incentive to follow The
American Dream of working hard, contributing to society and enjoying the "fruits of your labor," the expectation of Welfare has made the fruit even sweeter when it comes from someone else's labor ! This has taken the "entitlement mentality" to new and dangerous levels - hence, the bold and needless crime we are seeing ! Society can no longer afford the entitlement that Welfare breeds, the lack of supervision from single
parent households and the crimes the products of these households commit ! Many of these children are
simply a means to get more entitlements, then left to fend for themselves. No wonder they have no incentives, no direction, no self-worth other than what the criminal element can provide ! When we have children shooting other innocent children because they're bored, we're in trouble ! It's time for stary eyed
liberals to realize, that "we are all" expendable under Obama's watch, especially our children . . .
Last fall President Obama challenged Mitt Romney to come clean and release his tax returns so voters would know whether he paid his fair share. I respectfully ask President Obama to come clean regarding the filing of his 1990 tax return when he signed a six-figure contract book deal with Poseidon Press. Failure to do so would be a violation of Title 26-Internal Revenue Code.
GQ Magazine’s November 2009 issue (www.gq.com) reported that President Obama signed a six-figure contract with Poseidon Press on November 28, 1990. The exact amount was reported as $150,000 by Christopher Andersen in his book Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage. According to Jack Cahill, Barack Obama was advanced $75,000 for the book. It’s not unusual in the publishing business to receive one-third to one-half of the contract value upfront. However, a $75,000 advance would have required a recent law school graduate strapped with heavy student debt to pay the IRS $25,000 four and ½ months later. Failure to do so would be a violation of Title 26-Internal Revenue Code. I have been a CPA over 33 years and I’m Certified in Financial Forensics. In 1988 I was hired by the Arizona House of Representative in the Senate Impeachment Trial of Governor Evan Mecham. My forensic analysis of an improper $80,000 loan from a political protocol fund to a car dealership justified the impeachment of Governor Mecham.
I reviewed the tax returns of both presidential candidates. (www.barackobama.com) During my analysis of President Obama’s 2001 Individual Tax Return, I found 10 math errors. All of the errors were simple arithmetic errors that would have been prevented with a computerized program such as Turbo Tax.
President Obama’s 2001 tax return wasn’t signed by a paid preparer and it would appear it was prepared by President or Ms. Obama. I determined that the Obamas prepared three drafts of their 2001 tax return. The first draft calculated an income tax liability of $79,000. This would have required taxable income of $271,000. In contrast, President Obama’s website shows 2001 taxable income of $250,000. President Obama ended up paying income tax on $21,000 of phantom income that resulted in sending Uncle Sam an extra $7,300. I think Republicans and Democrats will unanimously agree that President Obama is one of the greatest orators of our time. The same can’t be said regarding President Obama’s skill as a tax preparer!
Based on the fact that President Obama used bits and pieces from three different 2001 tax drafts, made 10 errors, overpaid his taxes by $7,300 by claiming $21,000 of phantom income, it would appear that President Obama lacked the accounting skills to competently prepare his tax return. If President Obama wasn’t proficient at preparing his taxes in 2001 it’s not a stretch to assume that he wouldn’t have been proficient in 1990.
I believe President Obama’s may have a skeleton in his tax closet from the mishandling of his est. $75,000 book advance from Poseidon Press in November of 1990. Only three tax scenarios exist: 1) filed correctly and paid the IRS $25,000, 2) reported income as passive, failed to pay social security taxes and owes the IRS $41,000 or 3) never received 1099 from the publisher, failed to properly report the income and currently owes the US Treasury $125,000.
I contacted the IRS and they indicated that the tax records may go back to 1990. Another method to determine if President Obama paid his “fair share” would be to verify his 1990 earnings with the Social Security Administration. American taxpayers can decide for themselves whether a young Barack Obama should be given a free pass or if he should be held to the same standard as all Americans
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There is a new graphic about Cabela's and more obama broken promises.......
I will cut taxes
I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.
How about this…………Cabela's explicitly displays obamacare tax... ON EVERYBODY
Need more? How about this……
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hmmmmmmmm.... The People can't trust theit Government............hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!
Or this …………………
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME.... FAILED LEADERSHIP! ......and he goes to sleep at night???/
Now we have the Fiscal Cliff debacle.
How Will the Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal Affect Your Paycheck?
The answer is …. It REDUCES it…. It RAISES your taxes; how much depends……
It depends on your Marital Status, Deductions Claimed and Income.
Here are some examples
A family of 4 is hit harder than a single dude!
So….. how do you feel about
….. I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.
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Please read this and share, we need to get the word out ASAP. http://beforeitsnews.com/survival/2013/01/dhs-insider-report-coming-this-spring-life-for-the-average-american-is-going-to-change-significantly-6-2455740.html?currentSplittedPage=0
SHTFplan Editor’s Note: The following interview is both informative and terrifying, and essential reading for anyone concerned about what comes next.
What the DHS Insider suggests is about to happen is exactly what many of us fear – a police state takeover of America, with urban centers to be pacified first, all outspoken critics of the government to be silenced, and travel restrictions across the United States to come shortly thereafter.
The dollar collapse, riots, the mobilization of domestic law enforcement, gun control, rationing of food and gas, suspension of the U.S. Constitution and a complete lock-down of America as we know it. According to the report, sinister forces within the U.S. government operating at the highest levels of our country’s political, financial, intelligence and military hierarchies have set into motion a series of events that will leave the populace so desperate for government intervention that they’ll willingly surrender their liberty for the perceived security of a militarized police state.
Interviewer Doug Hagmann cites an anonymous source operating deep inside the Department of Homeland Security, which may leave many skeptical of the accuracy of the reports. But the fact is, were such events being planned behind the scenes we certainly wouldn’t be given official mainstream warning. If real, the report is a game changer, and it makes sense that anyone privy to such information would want to keep their identity hidden. Whistle blowers in America who expose the corruption of officials in our government are treated not as patriots, but as traitors, and are often branded as psychos or terrorists.
What’s most alarming is the speed at which these events may play out.
The latest from “DHS Insider” (This is the complete interview from The Hagmann and Hagmann Report)
23 December 2012: After a lengthy, self-imposed informational black-out, my high-level DHS contact known as “Rosebud” emerged with new, non-public information about plans being discussed and prepared for implementation by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the near future. It is important to note that this black-out was directly related to the aggressive federal initiative of identifying and prosecuting “leakers,” at least those leaks and leakers not sanctioned by the executive office – the latter of which there are many.
Due to those circumstances, my source exercised an abundance of caution to avoid compromising a valuable line of communication until he had information he felt was significant enough to risk external contact. The following information is the result of an in-person contact between this author and “Rosebud” within the last 48 hours. With his permission, the interview was digitally recorded and the relevant portions of the contact are provided in a conversational format for easier reading. The original recording was copied onto multiple discs and are maintained in secure locations for historical and insurance purposes.
The following began after an exchange of pleasantries and other unrelated discussion:
DH: Do I have your permission to record this conversation?
RB: You do.
DH: I’ve received a lot of e-mail from people wondering where you went and why you’ve been so quiet.
RB: As I told you earlier, things are very dicey. Weird things began to happen before the election and have continued since. Odd things, a clampdown of sorts. I started looking and I found [REDACTED AT THE REQUEST OF THIS SOURCE], and that shook me up. I’m not the only one, though, that found a [REDACTED], so this means there’s surveillance of people within DHS by DHS. So, that explains this cloak and dagger stuff for this meeting.
DH: I understand. What about the others?
RB: They are handling it the same way.
DH: I’ve received many e-mails asking if you are the same person giving information to Ulsterman. Are you?
RB: No, but I think I know at least one of his insiders.
DH: Care to elaborate?
RB: Sorry, no.
DH: Do you trust him or her. I mean, the Ulsterman source?
This is a Must Read, Folks.......
Via The Texas Tribune:
A coalition of tea party activists called on the Texas Legislature Tuesday to hold the line on taxes, crack down on employers who hire undocumented immigrants, make deep spending cuts and enact several ethics and transparency reforms.
The Tea Party Caucus Advisory Committee expressed support for Gov. Rick Perry’s so-called “budget compact,” aimed at ending budgetary tricks, limiting spending by Constitutional amendment and stopping any tax increases.
But the conservative group took direct aim at Perry elsewhere in its legislative agenda, entitled “Make Texas Strong.” The activists want the Legislature to zero out the hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for a series of tax incentive programs championed by Perry as crucial economic development tools.
Some Highlights include (and you'll love these)
Getting Back to Basics – Make State Spending Fit into a Constitution-sized Box by: eliminating departments, agencies, commissions, and programs that exceed the core constitutional functions of state government (listed above). Texans for a Conservative Budget has compiled a list of spending items, which can be eliminated or reduced by streamlining. [Source: http://www.texaspolicy.com/center/fiscal-policy/reports/real-texas-budget-solutions-2013-and-beyond] Lawmakers should look to this list of reductions before they ever utter the words “we need sources of new revenue.” The Conservative Budget list includes the Texas Enterprise Fund, Texas Emerging Technology Fund, and the Special Events Fund, which is an extended subsidy for Formula 1 racing and other entertainment venues. These state funds mirror the federal government’s practice of tinkering with the economy. Central planning through subsidies is not the proper role of government in a free market society. State government has no business attempting to pick winners and losers and doling out tax dollars to special interests any more than the federal government does. It is time to end this form of corporate welfare in Texas.
Stop Chasing Federal Dollars – Make Texas Strong & Independent of Federal Strings; reduce state reliance on federal dollars and restrict all new federal grant programs.
Implement Tax and Expenditure Limits – State and local government spending from ALL sources should increase only by the sum of population growth plus inflation and no more. We support a constitutional amendment to set this limit in order to protect current and future taxpayers from excessive state spending.
Budget Transparency – practice truth in budgeting by ending diversions; a tax or fee should go to fund the original intent of the legislation that created the tax or fee; should a surplus occur, the fee or tax should be reduced, and the surplus used to reduce state debt.
Reforming Texas’ Public Pension Systems – According to recent reports from the Texas State Comptroller, the Texas retirement system, while fairly well funded compared to other states, is still legally liable to pay defined benefits totaling 10 to 20 times what state employees paid into the system. The legislature should institute these reforms: Freeze enrollment in the current defined benefit system and enroll newly hired or unvested employees in a 401(k)-style defined contribution pension plan.
Zero-based Budgeting – starts a budget from zero and requires justification for requested funding for each line item of a budget. This budgeting discipline has not been used by the State of Texas for the last nine years (2003), but should be instituted immediately to ensure taxpayers get the most value for their tax dollars.
The Rainy Day Fund (also known as the Economic Stabilization Fund) – should only be spent on one-time emergency items or tax relief. The fund should NOT be spent for ongoing expenses. If we truly believe in personal responsibility, then the State of Texas should lead and preserve the Rainy Day Fund for true natural and man-made disasters. We need look no further than the recent example of the devastation wreaked by super storm Sandy. The states of New York and New Jersey immediately turned to the federal government for relief, and many of the people of those states are still waiting, months later. The Rainy Day Fund should be preserved so that Texas can be strong and less dependent on the federal government in times of disaster.
Reducing State Debt – We should avoid a state fiscal cliff by resisting the temptation to add to our state debt just because interest rates are low. Soaring debt is just as wrong for our state as it is for the federal government.
Restructuring state government — Texas state government must be restructured:
To reduce the size, scope, and cost of state government
Because state government is weighted down with far too many overlapping, duplicated efforts = numerous bureaucratic kingdoms. (Natural resources has approximately 38 individual departments/agencies and programs.) Refocus Sunset process on making government more efficient by abolishing agencies, committees, boards, and statutes and consolidating agency functions
State government should be reduced down to its core constitutional functions. Core functions should then be performed as efficiently and effectively as possible to achieve measurable results.
The Texas Legislature should mandate a state government-restructuring project for the interim, which would:
The Margins Tax – Abolish the gross margins tax, and begin by making the small business exemption permanent. The tax has underperformed, is complex, costly, and difficult to comply with. The tax is unfair as it is collected even from businesses that show no profit.
Property Tax Reform – Abolish and replace with a reformed sales tax that includes an adjusted tax rate and base.
Sales Tax – any increase in the sales tax base or the sales tax rate must be accompanied by reductions in other taxes. State and local governments should come to rely on consumption taxes as their main revenue generators.
State Income Tax – a non-starter! Texas is one of nine states without an income tax and should remain so. Texas should continue to encourage economic growth (a healthy tax base) by keeping taxes low and adopting pro-growth reforms.
Barack Obama, who seemingly has remained in campaign mode since first entering public life, continues to insist House Republicans obey his command to hike tax rates on upper income earners. If Republicans do note cede to his demands, Obama is willing to let everyone’s taxes go up and to cut one trillion dollars from the budget, a disproportionate amount of which will come from defense.
He continues to make campaign appearances claiming that these higher tax rates are needed to lower the U.S. deficit and cut the national debt.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The amount of revenue collected by the IRS as a result of such a tax rate increase would fund U.S. federal spending for less than nine days.
According to the latest data from the Congressional Budget Office, at current spending levels the federal government is borrowing forty six cents of every dollar it spends. Through the first two months of fiscal year 2013 the government is already almost $300 billion in debt.
Medicare, Social Security and interest on the debt are the biggest drivers of the debt. The true costs of Obamacare have yet to be revealed, but given the U.S. federal government’s track record it is safe to predict that it will be far more expensive than projected and finish in the red every year.
Collecting eight days’ worth of spending from upper level incomes will do nothing to affect the level of spending on any of these programs.
Additionally, Obama willfully ignores that at current tax rates, revenues are up by thirty billion dollars over last year.
Obama, his “progressive” political allies and the obedient lapdogs within the “progressive” Party Pravda continue to foster the notion that raising tax rates on the highest income earners, those who already pay forty percent of all income tax revenue, will be a panacea, the magical elixir needed to solve America’s fiscal woes.
They also continue to lay the blame for today’s deficits on former President George W. Bush. Bush’s highest deficit was $438 billion during his last year in office. Obama’s government is poised to post another $1 trillion deficit, which will mark the fifth straight year of $1 trillion or more deficits.
America’s current financial predicament is the result of wasteful “progressive” spending on big government socialist programs.
That is the reason.
America’s debt and deficit dilemmas can only be solved through reduced spending. If and when the United States falls off a fiscal cliff or receives another credit downgrade, it will be because of “progressives”, not Conservatives.
The conversation should be about how to cut spending, not about how to increase taxes.
Political Party or media employer notwithstanding, anyone who says differently is being intellectually dishonest.
To those familiar with “progressive” modus operandi, it is not surprising that the White House and their “progressive” political allies envision Medicare and other “entitlement” savings happening ten to twenty years from now.
This is what “progressives” call a “balanced approach.”
The same “balanced approach” “progressives” used when they promised Ronald Reagan three dollars in future spending cuts for every dollar of tax increases. The same “balanced approach” “progressives” used when they hood-winked George H. W. Bush into violating his “Read my lips, no new taxes” pledge with a similar two to one offer.
Reagan, Bush 41 and the American taxpayer have yet to see those promised spending cuts.
In the current “fiscal cliff” negotiations, Republicans who are willing to accept “revenue” increases as a part of a deal with “progressive” Democrats in exchange for promised spending cuts that will happen sometime in the future are stupid, in denial or both. How many times do Republicans need to make this same mistake before they learn?
“Duh…as a kid I burned my finger every time I stuck it into the fire, but this time that won’t happen…duh…yup…uh huh…duh…ooooh…aaaah...look…something shiny…duh.”
By whatever means, no matter how much “new revenue” Republicans agree to provide, it will never be enough for “progressives”. No matter how completely Republican squishes cave to “progressive” demands for more “revenue”, it will work against them in both the short and long term.
The economy will tank and Republican will be blamed by “progressives”, while being seen as unprincipled jellyfish willing to break promises made to their constituents in order to “deal” with those who have no interest in compromise.
The “progressive” motive is not to make a deal. It is not to enact legislation that will stimulate private sector economic growth. History instructs that lowering tax rates stimulates the private sector and increases economic growth while resulting in additional revenue to the IRS. To “progressives” this is irrelevant.
They are far more concerned with what they call “fairness.” To “progressives”, fairness means confiscating money through taxes from productive people who create wealth and redistributing it to the unproductive.
History shows that tax increases stifle economic growth, which leads to reduced revenue collection. Budgetary imbalances grow worse and deficits continue to explode at an increasingly alarming rate. By following this path, it is all but guaranteed that the American government will raise the debt ceiling again and experience another credit downgrade. U.S. national debt will not go down and GDP growth will become virtually non-existent.
Eventually the federal government will need to find “other revenue” to fund its big spending operation.
The retirement savings, IRAs and 401Ks of every American are in “progressive’s” sights. Americans believe their 401ks and IRAs are private property, safe from government seizure.
These retirement savings are already heavily controlled by government regulation. Given the track record of “progressives” it is no stretch to realize that trillions of dollars in private savings are threatened by “progressives” who see them as a way to finance the national debt their big government socialist programs have created.
When Social Security began it was a compulsory savings program administered by the federal government. When someone retired, they would get back what they had paid in plus interest. It only took until 1939 for a “progressive” Democratic Congress to begin using a pay-as-you-go financing method, meaning money currently being paid into the Social Security System is financing current beneficiaries. At first it was worked. In 1950 sixteen people were paying into the system for each person receiving benefits. In the not so distant future there will be two people making payments for each check.
What happened to all the money millions of Americans have had stolen over the course of their lives from their paycheck by government mandate? What will happen if the government seizes private savings?
If Republicans ever wish to be taken seriously, they must stand on principle. For the future of the American Republic, backing down is not an option.
And this comes as new news how? At what point do we fully understand that there is only one party in Washington DC? The RepubliCrats are there to get rich while screwing the rest of us. They will say and do anything to accomplish this goal. Lying and deception come as naturally to DC politicians as breathing. When do we grow a pair and put a stop to the pilliaging and rape of our country? When do we march on DC and kick the miscreants out of the people's Congress and the people's WhiteHouse? I suspect never. I don't see anyone willing to get their hands dirty, and, you can't handle poop without getting some on your hands.
Unless the Republic of Texas resurrects itself, I will remain here and watch the country I grew up in go down the tubes because the citizens haven't got what it takes to make it right. We will continue to let the takers dictate to the payers. We will continue to elect people to government whose only purposes are the ones stated above. Our collective shame is disgusting. Our apathy even more so.
Barack Obama stopped in Burma, which he insisted as a “diplomatic courtesy” on calling Myanmar (perhaps pronouncing Pakistan Pahhhkeeeestaan no longer makes him cool enough for the UN), where he managed to repeatedly mispronounce the name of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel winner who led the fight for a free, democratic Burma. If that was not embarrassing enough for America, Obama also managed to botch the name of President Thein Sein, his official Burma host.
Were any corpse-men around to carry off members of the press? Those members of the institutionalized “progressive” left who were mortified and humiliated by each faux pas?
You can bet NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN failed to report the botching…The New York Times too.
Had such a diplomatic faux pas been committed by a Conservative president the “mainstream media” would be screaming their outrage and leaping on the ridicule bandwagon.
Krugman’s mind, displaying clear symptoms of acute “progressive thinking” disorder, made a remarkable leap to the conclusion that Conservative orthodoxy believes the pathway to prosperity lies in demeaning workers and coddling the rich.
He dismissed the Simpson-Bowles Commission for accurately concluding that lower tax rates lead to lower deficits. Overlooking historical evidence to the contrary, Krugman concluded the healthy American economy during the 1950s was a product of the 91 percent tax rate on top bracket income earners. He fostered the preposterous notion that the high-tax rates of the decade that followed World War II were responsible for America’s economic growth.
The economic growth of the 1950s was due primarily to the fact that during World War II the rest of the industrialized world had been bombed into rubble, especially their manufacturing capacities. While the rest of the world was recovering from that condition, America enjoyed a decade of prosperity because American industries had no serious competition. The world bought American goods because nobody else made much of anything worth buying. With such conditions leading to an American economic boom, the economy was able to sustain itself and grow despite the unnaturally high tax rates imposed on business; rates that had financed the titanic war effort.
Krugman’s economic insanity was matched by that of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who said on Friday that Congress should remove legal limits on government borrowing and lift America’s debt limit to infinity.
During an interview on Bloomberg TV, when asked by “Political Capital” host Al Hunt Geithner if “we ought to just eliminate the debt ceiling,” Geithner replied: “Oh, absolutely.”
So, according to Paul Krugman of The New York Times and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, America taxing businesses into oblivion and eliminating all restraints on spending will lead to economic prosperity.
The “progressive” insanity does not stop at America’s shores.
According to Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House intelligence committee, "There was not an intelligence failure. The intelligence community had it right, and they had it right early. What happened was it worked its way up through the system of the so-called talking points, which everyone refers to, and then it went up to what’s called a deputy’s committee...It went to the so-called deputy’s committee, that’s populated by appointees from the administration. That’s where the narrative changed. And so how that thing got back to (Susan) Rice, I think, is probably another question."
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), the vice chair of the Senate intelligence committee, said that he had tried to discover who changed the talking points:
"At the hearing we had on Thursday and Friday, we had every leader of the intelligence community there, including folks from the State Department, the FBI -- everybody there was asked, 'Do you know who made these changes?' And nobody knew. The only entity that reviewed the talking points that was not there was the White House. So, you know, I don't know whether -- what they said yesterday is exactly right or not. But, what I do know is that every member of the intelligence community says that references to al Qaeda were removed by somebody, and they don't know who. And references to attacks versus demonstrations were removed by somebody."
While the Obama re-election campaign and White House operatives followed the Alinsky model that the ends justify the means and changed talking points to support the false narrative coming out of the Democratic National Convention that Al Qaeda had been smashed, the Middle East drifted into more dangerous territory.
In response, Israel readied forces to launch and 'significantly expand' an offensive if necessary.
On Sunday, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stiff warning to Hamas. He declared the Israeli army was prepared to widen its Gaza offensive significantly.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry reinforced Netanyahu’s statements by confirming that if rocket attacks persisted, a ground offensive into Gaza was likely. Speaking to France 24, Ygal Palmor stated that “Our sole aim of this offensive is to make Hamas stop firing rockets. We have used air strikes but if that’s not enough then we may contemplate ground operations as well.”
To round out the insanity of the left, the war on Christianity continues in America.
Said Hunter Jameson, head of the nonprofit Santa Monica Nativity Scene Committee that is behind the law suit: "It's a sad, sad commentary on the attitudes of the day that a nearly 60-year-old Christmas tradition is now having to hunt for a home, something like our savior had to hunt for a place to be born because the world was not interested.”
National atheist groups, responding to Catholic activism against women’s healthcare issues imposed by Obamacare, paid for newspaper ads and TV spots in their latest salvo in the war against Christianity in America.
Atheist tactics have shifted to an insistence that their views be given equal placement alongside holiday displays conveying the Christian message. Previously, atheists had sought to enforce separation of church and state via the courts.
The alleged leader of the free world is so reliant on his teleprompter that in the midst of an historic diplomatic mission he does not know what he is saying. The eager, obedient lap-dogs in the “progressive” Party Pravda have joined with so-called academics to re-write American history in favor of their radical, anti-American agenda. As it is happening, the Obama administration is revising history to suit their political needs because they know a criminally negligent media which places taking sides before reporting the truth will not challenge them. America is speeding towards bankruptcy while the world becomes more unsafe and “progressives” offer no viable answers. Despite the 75 percent of America who celebrate Christmas, they are being forced by aggressive fringe minorities to confront demands for a secular, multicultural society.
If ever there was a time for Conservatives to unite and draw a line in the sand against the encroachment of the institutionalized “progressive” left’s insanity, this is it.
The next time you hear some politician or talking head on TV start spouting about the oil industy's "obscene profits" maybe you'll think of government's "OBSCENE TAX PROFITS" on every gallon of fuel!
Amazing isn't it how no reporter ever follows up on these facts. Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, and others can scream about obscene profits. The oil companies "profit" is about 4 cents per gallon while government gets approximately 50 cents per gallon!
You want relief at the pump? How about demanding that all levels of government stop taxing commodities that are necessities? Medicines, food, clothes, FUEL, etc. It won't happen because the government's profits are hidden in the price and not added on at the sale. This is only one of their many dirty secrets they use to rob us.
What is the United States national gas tax rate?
The United States federal excise tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents per gallon (cpg) and 24.4 cents per gallon (cpg) for diesel fuel. On average, as of April 2012, state and local taxes add 31.1 cents to gasoline and 30.2 cents to diesel for a total US average fuel tax of 49.5 cents (cpg) per gallon for gas and 54.6 cents per gallon (cpg) for diesel.
What are the specific taxes for each state?
Some states charge an excise tax while other states have a flat tax. The below table displays state taxes plus fees, plus the 18.4 cents-per-gallon (cpg) federal excise tax. Additionally, some local counties may additionally charge an excise tax on gas, which is not reflected in this table. Please consult your specific local government for more information.
What do the state and local governments generate in fuel taxes?
For a chart of state and local revenues generated by fuel taxes, please click here.
U.S. Gas Taxes (cents per gallon)
State Gas Taxes/Fees (cpg) Diesel Taxes/Fees (cpg)
Alabama 39.3 46.3
Alaska 26.4 32.4
Arizona 37.4 43.4
Arkansas 40.2 47.2
California 69 79.5
Colorado 40.4 44.9
Connecticut 64.4 70.6
Delaware 41.4 46.4
District of Columbia 41.9 47.9
Florida 53.4 54.9
Georgia 47.8 56.3
Hawaii 68 75.2
Idaho 43.4 49.4
Illinois 62.8 70.1
Indiana 61.4 76.2
Iowa 40.4 47.9
Kansas 43.4 51.4
Kentucky 46.2 43.9
Louisiana 38.4 44.4
Maine 49.9 57.1
Maryland 41.9 48.7
Massachusetts 41.9 47.9
Michigan 61.3 64.4
Minnesota 46.5 52
Mississippi 37.2 43.2
Missouri 35.7 41.7
Montana 46.2 53
Nebraska 46 51.4
Nevada 51.5 53
New Hampshire 38 44
New Jersey 32.9 41.9
New Mexico 37.3 47.2
New York 69.6 75.1
North Carolina 57.6 63.6
North Dakota 41.4 47.4
Ohio 46.4 52.4
Oklahoma 35.4 38.4
Oregon 49.4 54.7
Pennsylvania 50.7 63.6
Rhode Island 51.4 57.4
South Carolina 35.2 41.2
South Dakota 42.4 48.4
Tennessee 39.8 42.8
Texas 38.4 44.4
Utah 42.9 48.9
Vermont 43.9 53.4
Virginia 38.6 44.7
Washington 55.9 61.9
West Virginia 51.8 56.5
Wisconsin 51.3 57.3
Wyoming 32.4 38.4
* We offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of these numbers. They are presented here for informational and educational purposes only. Please consult official government figures to validate these numbers. Last Updated May 2012
Source: American Petrolum Institute (4/2012)
Most congressional observers believe Congress will address the issue of empowering states to collect sales tax on the purchases of goods bought on the Internet. The issue is not typical of other tax issues as it finds conservatives like Steve King (R-Iowa), Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and others supporting the states ability to collect their sales taxes for online purchases. A strong argument can be made that they have embraced the conservative position.
Make no mistake about it; there is deep division about this issue. Mom-and-pop small businesses hate the disparity that was created when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses needed a "nexus" within a state for sales taxes to be collected. That ruling allowed companies like Amazon to avoid sales taxes while small business are forced to collect them. They argue that the decision, especially in a poor economy, creates economic incentives that hurt their bottom line. Why should consumers shop in more expensive local stores when shopping online creates built-in no sales tax savings?
Others argue that allowing states to collect sales taxes for Internet purchases is tantamount to a tax increase. As opponents have noted, America's budget problems are not revenue problems but spending problems. Government's bring in enough revenue but can't get their spending in control.
There is tacit acknowledgement of this argument as many supporters of the "Marketplace Equity Act" are governors who are struggling to balance their state budgets. Billions of dollars in sales are made every year online that have escaped the reaches of the state tax collectors.
But there is a bigger issue at stake -- federalism.
Allowing online merchants to charge, collect and remit sales taxes based on their physical location would level the playing field with Main Street small businesses and, perhaps most importantly, restore federalism to the issue. The government should treat merchants equally. It should not be making it harder for small businesses to compete. In addition, the federal government should not bar states from enforcing their laws as long as they don't interfere with interstate commerce.
In some ways this is a complicated issue. But in others it's clear that fairness and federalism should play a role in the final deliberations.
This is the add Obama put out that the Washington Post Factcheker could find no problem with. They like to point out errors in ads and statements from both sides of the political aisle, but gave this a perfect mark. Really? Is there nothing they could find in this?
Sometimes their writers seem really partisan one way or the other...but really, is there nothing they could find wrong with this?
Obamacare Horse won race but lost big when Spreme Roberts named him "Taxes"...
CBO Estimates Obama's 2013 Budget Plan Would Hurt Economic Growth The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Friday that President Obama’s 2013 budget will hurt the economy in the long term, arguing the larger deficits it would produce would reduce the amount of capital available to businesses.
After five years, the CBO says, the Obama proposals would reduce economic output by between 0.5 percent and 2.2 percent.
Larger deficits caused by the budget would cause the government to issue more bonds, sucking up private capital to finance its debts and thereby reducing the funds businesses could use to expand and hire, the CBO said. An increased tax on capital gains included in the president's plan would also tend to reduce private capital, it says.
The 2013 Obama budget proposes continuing the Bush tax rates for the middle class and enacting elements of a short-term Jobs Act stimulus. In the near term, actions such as these could increase growth by as much as 1.4 percent, CBO says.
The new CBO report complements a March estimate that Obama’s budget would add $3.5 trillion to deficits over 10 years compared to current law. That report did not try to capture any effects on economic growth.
The White House, using a different baseline than CBO, has claimed its budget would reduce deficits by $3.2 trillion over 10 years.
Taking economic effects into account, Obama’s budget could add as much as $3.9 trillion in deficits by 2022, CBO estimates. Slower economic growth tends to increase deficits by reducing tax collection and increasing spending on items like unemployment insurance.
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