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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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Obamacare-interview with Betsy McCaughey

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

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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

Tombstone Of The USA

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Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the Presidential election:


Number of States won
by: Democrats: 19    Republicans: 29

Square miles of land won
by: Democrats: 580,000    Republicans: 2,427,000

Population of counties won
by: Democrats: 127 million    Republicans: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won
by: Democrats: 13.2   Republicans: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory Republicans won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…”

Olson believes the United States  is now somewhere between the “complacency and apathy” phase of Professor Tyler ’s definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

We need to realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.

The future as predicted 50 years ago

This is truly prophetic!

Some people still don’t get it

My 16 year old son is interested in current events, but he often asks me for my analysis of what is happening.

Today, he mentioned that he read that some on the left attribute the “Tea Parties” to racism. That is, the “right wingers” are prejudiced, and are protesting just because President Obama is black (actually, he’s bi-racial).

If some people truly believe this, they are ignoring what the mainstream media has, for the most part, avoided reporting. That is, the Tea Parties yesterday were not based on displeasure over the color of the President’s skin, nor were they only made up of “right wingers”.

The fact is, the demonstrations were attended by working class people who are fed up with the spend-and-then-tax politicians who are pissing away our future, as well as that of at least the next 2 upcoming generations. Yes, there are more and more in this country who are finally starting to pay attention; I just hope it’s not too late.

Sure, many of those attending may be classified as conservative, but there were a great many protestors that were previously Obama supporters and voters, and now that they’ve seen his true agenda, they realize their mistake.

So the left-wing media can carry on with their “tea bag” jokes, and their condescension and disgust towards those protesting. But when next year’s general election is finished, I sure hope they don’t have the gall to say they are surprised at the results…

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Random Cogitations 4/1/09

  • Bush left 8 years in office with a record $400 Billion deficit, but in only 2 months in office, B. Hussein is on track to QUADRUPLE that. Keep in mind that while the President puts forth his wishes, and ultimately signs any spending bills into law, it’s the CONGRESS that first gets it’s grubby little meathooks into spending legislation, and adds tons of pork and wasteful spending.
  • Speaking of wasteful spending, Akron, Ohio plans on doing their part to stimulate the economy by installing a fence on the All America Bridge to prevent suicide jumpers.
  • B. Hussein is apparently now the de facto Chairman of the Board of GM, forcing it’s CEO, Rick Wagoner, to resign.  And the largely clueless American public doesn’t seem to be worried about government’s cancerous spread into the private sector.
  • My first car was a Ford, and all others GM . But that may soon change. The Federal Department of Auto Manufacturing is now going to provide funds (with OUR money) to pay for warranty service. Given the way the government manages things, that can’t be good. Time for a Toyota? Is anyone else worried about the government encroachment into the private sector?
  • Ford really DID have a better idea; they didn’t take bailout money. This allows them to conduct business as they see fit, and are not beholden to B. Hussein and GM (Government Motors).
  • Although not very common, there really have been other people who have had epidural hematomas prior to Natasha Richardson’s tragic accident. How long will it take before the government mandates helmets for skiing?
  • A California man just hit the government pork jackpot after being granted an $8.6 million judgement from the State of California. It stems from a 2003 accident in which Adam Rogers hit a wild boar on Route 1 near Carmel, California. The jury ruled that the state was responsible, because the state knew “that wild pigs regularly crossing a stretch of Highway 1 just south of the Carmel River were creating a dangerous situation, but they did nothing to address it.”  Oh, and by the way, Adams was drunk at the time of the accident. Oink, oink.
  • Alcohol does more damage than marijuana to the developing teen brain. 
  • Note to any mothers-in-law: DON’T piss off your son-in-law, especially if he owns an anti-tank missle launcher.
  • Motorized bar stools should NOT be driven whilst under the influence of adult beverages…
  • Of course, the Dems are the party which thinks they should tax the hell out of everything and everyone. That’s because many of them don’t pay their taxes unless  B. Hussein nominates them to a cabinet post!

 

I’m a new shareholder in AIG

I received an email this evening from one of my US Senators, Robert Casey. Here is a portion of the text:

Dear Friends, It is difficult to quantify the outrage that taxpayers – AIG’s new shareholders – have regarding the bonuses paid to AIG executives. I have included my thoughts in a video statement above. I’ve also included the letter I sent to AIG CEO Edward Liddy demanding answers. AIG must reverse course and do the right thing and forego the bonuses or face legislative action. It’s ironic that he mentions the outrage that taxpayers have…

He certainly didn’t notice it last September with the TARP vote. He certainly didn’t notice it recently with the passage of Porkulus. And he CERTAINLY didn’t notice taxpayer outrage with the recent Omnibus Spending Bill. But he notices when the media bombards us with the story of AIG execs getting bonuses in the amount of one-tenth of 1% of their bailout money?

Yes, Bob Casey is an Obama Butt-Boy.

People who only pay attention to the news from the periphery will find the AIG bonus story reprehensible, and agree with the politicians. But what does all of this signal?

Of course, it’s right out of the Democrat playbook: magnify a problem (the economy) so that it snowballs until it’s nearly out of control, villify certain people in the crisis, and move in for the kill. As I see it, moving in for the kill will involve nationalizing our economy. Senator Casey’s statement that the taxpayers are AIG’s “new shareholders” proves that point.

And by the way, hold on to what’s left of your wallets: there’s a trillion $$$ “stimulus” package on the way.

Is all of this good for the country? Will the stock market gain confidence with all of this? Should US taxpayers be bailing out the rest of the world? And most importantly: how is your retirement fund doing?