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  • Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

    Ronald Reagan

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    When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.

    Gary Lloyd

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    We have a system that increasingly taxes and subsidizes nonwork.

    Milton Friedman

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    The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money

    Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Those of us who manage the public dollars will be held to account to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and our government.

    Barack Hussein Obama, 1/20/09

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    My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    “And the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history”

    Nancy Pelosi, Election Night 2006

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    A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize.

    Rush Limbaugh

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The Republicans Just Do Not Want to Get It

There have been several articles the past couple of days about some conservative or libertarian Republican representatives getting stripped of their House committee assignments, purportedly for not toting the party (establishment) line often enough.  Here is one of the pieces from the New York Times, and here’s one from The Huffington Post.  The most likely suspects here are Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy.  There may be several factors involved here, but surely the anti-establishment voting records of the “offending” members is one of the principal reasons.

So, let’s take a look at the House Republican leadership.  First of all, we have Speaker John Boehner.  I’m going to give Boehner a pass here, because he is supposed to be the Speaker of the House, meaning the entire body, and not just the Speaker of the Republicans.  Don’t get me wrong, here—I’m not a member of the John Boehner fan club.  I’d rather stick a baseball bat up my butt than turn my back on a bat-wielding John Boehner!

So, that brings us to Eric Cantor, the Republican leader.  Before he became leader, he was the Republican Whip.  It seems (just my opinion) that Cantor is more interested in his illusions of power than in sticking to any kind of principles.  Wasn’t he supposed to be a Tea Party favorite?  You know, the Tea Party, the grassroots movement started by libertarian-leaning Republicans like Ron Paul, but then hijacked by the neo-conservatives, who aren’t conservative at all.  Wasn’t the hijacking of that movement around the same time that talk show host Sean Hannity became one of the Tea Party’s biggest cheerleaders?  Just saying.  Good old Sean, always willing to stick his nose deeply and completely between neo-con butt cheeks.

And then, of course, we have Republican Whip, Kevin McCarthy.  Now, since it looks like some Republicans lost their committee assignments for failing to vote with the establishment, shouldn’t Kevin McCarthy lose his job as Whip for failing to sufficiently rally the troops?  Instead, we have members like Walter Jones of North Carolina, a libertarian (sane) Republican, who lost his financial services committee assignment.  Yes, we certainly can’t have anyone as dangerous as Walter Jones on the financial services committee, now, can we?  He thinks with his BRAIN,  for God’s sakes!!

Just a few random thoughts there.  If the November elections weren’t enough to convince true conservatives, constitutionalists and libertarians that the Republican party has gone completely over the edge, this lame duck period should do the job.  The Republicans are in the twilight zone, folks.

So, put that in your pipe and smoke it!

 

An Idea for Helping With Some of the USA’s Problems

I just had a thought, so I thought I’d write a short post about it.  First of all, this is definitely not an original thought.  I have seen ideas like this in many forms before, but I think it bears repeating.  Second of all, a fact—our entire Congress, and, for that matter, all of our elected officials, are bought and paid for by big-money interests, i.e., the 1%.  Now, if you’re part of the 1%, good for you.  I hope you made your money without the benefit of government “favors”.  If, like us here at Bohicaville, you’re part of the 99%, it seems as though we are 2nd class citizens when it comes to “representation”.

So, here’s the idea.  For the 2014 midterm elections, do not vote for anyone who’s running as a Republican or a Democrat.  And if those are your only choices, then write in a name, any name.  Also, don’t vote for anyone who’s held any kind of elected office before, ever.  We were originally supposed to have Representatives who were citizen legislators.  How many independent farmers, teachers, truck drivers, waitresses, mechanics, self-employed entrepreneurs, accountants, cashiers, firefighters, police officers, musicians, artists, writers, nurses, orderlies, country doctors, fishermen, longshoremen, toll collectors, train engineers, bus drivers, flight attendants, pilots, factory workers, manual laborers, masons, landscapers, window washers, maids, secretaries (and other low-level cubicle dwellers), taxi drivers, fast-food workers, etc., etc., hold any kind of elected office right now?  Not too many, folks.  Not too many.  Now, for the next state or local elections in your respective state, follow these same rules.

If you like this unoriginal idea, then please share it, and spread it around.  Things won’t start to change in this country until we the people say, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”.

We’re back!

Hello, World, Bohicaville is back!  After an extremely long hiatus, we have returned!  We’ve returned because we just can’t take it anymore.  The situation in our nation and our world has gotten so bad that we are compelled to reboot and start shooting our mouths off and adding our two cents in this blog.  The news we will write about is factual, and the opinions expressed will be those of the respective authors.

Just to sum up a few things that have taken place so far during the Obama administration —

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — This Act served to balloon our deficit and our national debt.  Many of the people who benefited from this were already mega-rich.  Did it create some jobs?  Yes, but not permanent jobs.  Plus, whenever government “creates” a job, a private sector job usually ends up being lost.  Our grandchildren will be paying for this, but not benefiting from it.
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — Most of the provisions of this Act won’t start kicking in until 2013.  Many bills that become law end up doing the opposite of what the title of the bill would suggest.  This bill will become one of them.  It will end up raising health insurance costs for most people, and/or raising taxes once the federal government becomes the only “affordable” option for most people.
  • National Defense Authorization Act — This despicable assault on civil liberties allows the military to conduct domestic terror investigations and interrogations, and it allows the President to indefinitely detain anyone, including American citizens, as long as the government applies the terrorist label to said detainee.
  • Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act — This 2300-page behemoth is so complex that many parts of it might never be enacted.  This is probably a good thing, since this is one of those bills that does the opposite of what the title suggests.  Wall Street Reform?  Wall Street hasn’t been so much reformed as empowered.  Many Wall Street honchos have become even more mega-rich, while many of us have become poorer.  Consumer Protection?  Yeah, right.  If you believe that, then I have a bridge running between Brooklyn and Manhattan for sale!

Obviously, this is only a small handful of laws passed during President Obama’s first term.  If you want to read a lot more, check out thomas.gov.  It’s an enlightening experience!  And now, let’s take a look at some things the Executive Branch did pretty much on its own —

  • Escalation of tension and conflict in the Middle East — Will we in the US ever learn to not stick our butts into the business of other nations?  We helped to fund and aid Libyan rebels, which eventually caused the execution of Muammar Gaddafi.  Was Gaddafi a good man?  Certainly not, but remember the old saying, “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know”.  We also helped to fund Egyptian rebels, which forced the resignation and eventual imprisonment of Hosni Mubarak.  Egypt is now in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.  If you think these events will not eventually come back to bite us in the butt, then did I mention that I have the Brooklyn Bridge up for sale?  Plus, we have the escalation of conflict in Syria, and the Israel-Hamas fight, which threatens to turn into a full-fledged ground war.   Then, we have the escalation of tension between Israel and Iran.  If they end up in war, the US will end up being involved.  Think that will be fun?  It might be nuclear.

A lot of things that are going to happen in the next decade or so are really not good for the American people.  As is so often the case, the rich will get richer and the rest of us will get poorer.  We will see an escalation of conflicts all over the world.  Taxes will go up, incomes will go down (they already have).  The level of government authoritarianism will increase.  Sorry to be such a downer.  There’s one thing that might prevent some of this from happening.  If We the People stand up and shout, ” No More!”.  If We the People follow that up by taking action.  What are some of the actions we could take?

  • Start (or restart) a blog about current affairs.
  • Tweet about current affairs.
  • Share items about current affairs on facebook.
  • Write (or call) your Congressperson.  And your Senators.  If enough people let them know what they think, it will cause some changes.
  • In short, get active.  Get active in your community, your state, and your nation.  There’s a lot more of us than there are of the ruling, authoritarian elite!

So, put that in  your pipe and smoke it!

Obamacare-interview with Betsy McCaughey

Putting out the truth of Obamacare. Be afraid; be VERY afraid…

History is repeating itself

The lies and scare tactics of those trying to ram through socialized medicine are nothing new, as you’ll see in this clip.

Obama and willing accomplices  in Congress are using scare tactics and intimidation to hurriedly ram through their socialized medicine bill.

This needs to be done RIGHT NOW? Why not wait until the citizens of this country have a chance to examine the proposals, and THEN bring it up for a vote? What are they trying to hide from us?

Write and call your Representative and Senators and tell them:

1. You expect them to read the bill FIRST, and

2.  You expect that a provision be placed in the final bill that they would receive the same health care benefits that they are voting on.  If  this proposed law is needed is so good, and is needed this quickly, then they shouldn’t have a problem with legislating the same coverage for themselves.

List of Tax Burdens

Our friends at Free Republic have a thread going that documents all the various taxes we pay.

Talk about multiple taxation.  They tax our income, then with what’s left over, when we make purchases, they tax those things too.  The Fair Tax would solve that problem.  But I don’t see that happening with all of the pigs at the trough (in Congress)

Here’s the list, and there are others added at the thread page:

1. Accounts Receivable Tax
2. Accounting and Tax Preparation fees (cost to taxpayers $300 billion)
3. Accumulated Earnings Tax
4. Accumulation Distribution of Trusts
5. Activity Fee (Dumping Permit Fee)
6. Air Tax (PA coin-operated vacuums)
7. Aircraft Jet Fuel Tax
8. Aircraft Excise Tax
9. Alcohol Fuels Tax
10. Alcoholic Beverage Tax
11. Alternative Minimum Tax – Amt
12. Ambulance Services (Air Ambulance Services, SD)
13. Ammunition Tax
14. Amusement Tax (MA, VA, MD)
15. Annual Custodial Fees (Ira Accounts)
16. Ballast Water Management Fee (Marine Invasive Species)
17. Biodiesel Fuel Tax
18. Blueberry Tax (Maine)
19. Bribe Taxes (Pay If You Dare)
20. Brothel licensing fees (NV – $35,000.00 per year per brothel)
21. Building Permit Tax
22. Capital Gains Tax
23. California Interstate User Diesel Fuel Tax
24. California Redemption Value (Can and Bottle Tax)
25. CDL License Tax
26. Charter Boat Captain License
27. Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Fee
28. Cigarette Tax
29. Cigarette Tax Stamp (Acts) (Distributors)
30. Compressed Natural Gas Tax
31. Commercial Activity Tax (OH – for Service Providers)
32. Corporate Income Tax
33. Court Fines (Indirect Taxes)
34. Disposable Diapers Tax (Wisconsin)
35. Disposal Fee (Any Landfill Dumping)
36. Dog License Tax
37. Electronic Waste Recycling Fee (E-Waste)
38. Emergency Telephone User Surcharge
39. Environmental Fee (CA – HazMat Fees)
40. Estate Tax (Death Tax, to be reinstated)
41. Excise Taxes
42. Facility Fee (CA – HazMat Fees)
43. FDIC tax (insurance premium on bank deposits)
44. Federal Income Tax
45. Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
46. Fiduciary Income Tax (Estates and Trusts)
47. Fishing License Tax
48. Flush Tax (MD Tax For Producing Wastewater)
49. Food License Tax
50. Fountain Soda Drink Tax (Chicago – 9%)
51. Franchise Tax
52. Fresh Fruit (CA, if Purchased From A Vending Machine)
53. Fuel Permit Tax
54. Fur Clothing Tax (MN)
55. Garbage Tax
56. Gasoline Tax (44.75 Cents Per Gallon)
57. Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax
58. Generator Fee (Recycled Waste Fee)
59. Gift Tax
60. Gross Receipts Tax
61. Hamburger Tax (Ask Huckabee)
62. Hazardous Substances Fees: Generator, Facility, Disposal
63. Household Employment Taxes
64. Hunting License Tax
65. Illegal Drug Possession (No. Carolina)
66. Inheritance Tax
67. Insect Control Hazardous Materials License
68. Insurance Premium Tax
69. Intangible Tax (Leases Of Govt. Owned Real Property)
70. Integrated Waste Management Fee
71. Interstate User Diesel Fuel Tax
72. Inventory Tax
73. IRA Rollover Tax (a transfer of IRA money)
74. IRA Early Withdrawl Tax
75. IRS Interest Charges
76. IRS Penalties (Tax On Top Of Tax)
77. Jock Tax (income earned by athletes in some states)
78. Kerosene, Distillate, & Stove Oil Taxes
79. Kiddie Tax (Child’s Earned Interest Form 8615)
80. Lead Poisoning Prevention Fee (Occupational)
81. Lease Severance Tax
82. Liquid Natural Gas Tax
83. Liquid Petroleum Gas Tax
84. Liquor Tax
85. Litigation Tax (TN Imposes Varies With the Offense)
86. LLC/PLLC Registration Tax
87. Local Income Tax
88. Lodging Taxes
89. Lump-Sum Distributions
90. Luxury Taxes
91. Make-Up Tax (Ohio, applying in a salon is taxable)
92. Marriage License Tax
93. Meal Tax
94. Medicare Tax
95. Mello-Roos Taxes (Special Taxes and Assessments)
96. Minnow Dealers License (Retail – For One Shop)
97. Minnow Dealers License (Distributor – For One+ Shops)
98. Mobile Home Ad Valorem Taxes
99. Motor Fuel Tax (For Suppliers)
100. Music and Dramatic Performing Rights Tax
101. Nudity Tax (Utah)
102. Occupation Tax (Various Professional Fees)
103. Oil and Gas Assessment Tax
104. Oil Spill Response, Prevention, And Administration Fee
105. Pass-Through Withholding
106. Pay-Phone Calls Tax (Indiana)
107. Personal Property Tax
108. Personal Holding Company (undistributed earnings)
109. Pest Control License
110. Petroleum Business Tax
111. Playing Card Tax (Al)
112. Pole Tax (TX – A $5 Cover Charge On Strip Clubs)
113. Profit from Illegal Drug Dealing
114. Property Tax
115. Prostitution Tax (NV – Prostitute Work Permits)
116. Rain Water Tax (Runoff after a Storm)
117. Real Estate Tax
118. Recreational Vehicle Tax
119. Road Usage Tax
120. Room Tax (Hotel Rooms)
121. Sales Tax (State)
122. Sales Tax (City)
123. Sales And Use Tax (Sellers Permit)
124. School Tax
125. Service Charge Tax
126. Self Employment Tax
127. Sex Sales Tax (UT, when nude people perform services)
128. Sewer & Water Tax
129. Social Security Tax
130. Sparkler and Novelties Tax (WV Sellers of Sparklers, etc.)
131. Special Assessment Tax (Not Ad Valorem)
132. State Documentary Stamp Tax on Notes (FL RE Tax)
133. State Franchise Tax
134. State Income Tax
135. State Park Fees
136. State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
137. Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) Fuel Tax
138. Stud Fees (Kentucky’s Thoroughbred Sex Tax)
139. Tangible Personal Property Tax
140. Tattoo Tax (AR Tax On Tattoos)
141. Telephone Federal Excise Tax
142. Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
143. Telephone Federal Surcharge Taxes
144. Telephone State Surcharge Taxes
145. Telephone Local Surcharge Taxes
146. Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
147. Telephone Recurring Charges Tax
148. Telephone Non-Recurring Charges Tax
149. Telephone State Usage Charge Tax
150. Telephone Local Usage Charge Tax
151. Tire Recycling Fee
152. Tobacco Tax (Cigar, Pipe, Consumer Tax)
153. Tobacco Tax (Cigar, Pipe, Dealer Tax)
154. Toll Road Tax
155. Toll Bridge Tax
156. Toll Tunnel Tax
157. Tourism or Concession License Fee
158. Traffic Fines (Indirect Taxation)
159. Transportable Treatment Unit Fee (Small Facility)
160. Trailer Registration Tax
161. Trout Stamp (Addendum To Fish License)
162. Use Taxes (On Out-Of-State Purchases)
163. Utility Taxes
164. Unemployment Tax
165. Underground Storage Tank Maintenance Fee
166. Underpayment of Estimated Tax (Form 2210)
167. Unreported Tip Income (Social Security and Medicare Tax)
168. Vehicle License
169. Registration Tax
170. Vehicle Sales Tax
171. Wagering Tax (Tax on Gambling Winnings)
172. Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO) Fuel Tax
173. Water Rights Fee
174. Watercraft Registration Tax
175. Waterfowl Stamp Tax
176. Well Permit Tax
177. Workers Compensation Tax

Waxman is clueless

Consensus does NOT equal science; the 2 are mutually exclusive.  This nonsense is not about global warming; it’s about more money for the thiefs in government to confiscate and spend so they can get even MORE power.