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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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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!”.

$2 Trillion “really isn’t a lot of money”

US Representative Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), recently graced us with his presence on the airwaves of Northeast PA by doing a “Radio Town Hall” on WILK.  Over the August recess, he has done 1 “Telephone Town Hall” in which his staff chose who asked questions, and this “Radio Town Hall”, and refuses to meet face-to-face with his constituents, as he just doesn’t have the time to do so.

In discussing the recent upward revision of the projected 10 year US budget deficit from $7 Trillion to $9 Trillion, he remarked that the $2 Trillion difference “really isn’t a lot of money…”.

And, with a distinct air of condescension reminiscent of Barney Frank’s recent Town Hall,  Mr. Kanjorski makes clear his disdain for those who speak out at Town Halls, referring to them as therapeutic shouting sessions.

For those not familiar with Mr. Kanjorski, he made news this past winter with his appearance on C-SPAN, telling us of a $550 Billion run on money market accounts.  He is also Chairman of the Capital Markets Subcommittee in the House.

With attitudes such as these, is it any WONDER why we are in the shape we’re in?

Random Cogitations 8/4/2009

  • The Kremlin White House wants YOU to snitch on your neighbors.  Specifically: If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.”
  • As people are beginning to see who B. Hussein Obama REALLY is, he is rapidly losing his popularity amongst those who voted him in (dead voters not included in this group).  Before you know it, Chrissy Mathews may end up losing that thrill up his leg.
  • The latest liberal tactic to come up is to blame organized right wing thugs for disrupting Town Hall meetings held by Democrat Senators and Representatives.  Hmmm.  Did they ever consider the fact that Congress is bringing this upon themselves?
  • Speaking of thugs, Rahm Emanuel’s thug tactics and use of the   “playbook of the Chicago political machine” have been called out by Representative Darrell Issa.  Way to Go Representative Issa – it’s refreshing to see a Republican with testicular fortitude!
  • The White House is linking The Drudge Report to “misinformation” about B. Hussein’s wish for a “single payer health system”. Note to White House:  given the current climate, it’s probably not a good time to go up against Matt Drudge.  Facts are facts, and they eventually will prevail.
  • When those of us making under $250k are taxed, remember B. Hussein’s election pledge to NOT tax those of us under this random thresshold, as well as his recent reiteration of this.
  • Many bloggers are following Jim Demint’s comments regarding the Obamacare proposal, and I’ll pile on as well.  If the government can’t properly administer a $1 Billion “Cash for Clunkers” program, how in HELL will they ever be able to handle a $1 Trillion health care plan? BTW, $1 Trillion is equal to 10 hundred BILLION dollars, to put it into perspective.
  • Michelle Malkin KICKED LIB ASS this week on The View.
  • If you are fortunate enough that your Democrat Rep or Senator will be hosting a Town Hall meeting (mine isn’t), Heritage has 5 questions you may want to ask regarding Obamacare.
  • Being that the Dems have an untouchable majority in both houses of Congress, why are they having to work so hard getting Obamacare passed? (hint: there are Dems within the party that either realize that it is a disaster, or that it is political suicide to vote in favor of 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.