Posts tagged ‘taxes’

23 October, 2013

The meltdowns I believe are coming

There are a number of meltdowns I believe are coming to the US and to global markets.  These things fall into economic, social, and political categories.  The social and political fall pretty close together in many instances, so I’ll address those together.

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1 May, 2013

Progessives causing the demise of the American culture

Some people are stupid, flat-out stupid.  There are others that are evil.  There are others that know what’s going on and still other who think they do, but have no clue.   This will likely anger some of the quasi-patriots and the neo-patriots off, but since when have I cared who I make angry. The quasi- and neo-patriots aren’t bad people or of malintent.  They tend to be simply misinformed people who believe they are doing what’s best for the country and her citizens. 

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16 April, 2013

People from the left said what???

Are you freaking kidding me?  Some a-hole decides he wants to kill and maim innocent people out of some sort of political or religiogious ideology and people from the left immediately use the occasion to make politcal statements.  In my opinion, even though people like Barney Frank and Chris Matthews didn’t actually blow anyone up, they comments we evil just the same.

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13 April, 2013

The USA: How Government Confiscates Private Property

The following was written by Ted Abram and can be found here.

People seeking freedom throughout the world are horrified by the government of Cyprus stealing money from personal bank accounts.  [Read:  Cyprus! Government Spending, Debt and Government Confiscation of Private Property]

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9 August, 2012

What’s happening to the American spirit?

Maybe the question should be, “what’s happened to the American spirit?”  The pioneering spirit of Americans gave us inductive electricity, the telegraph, the push to settle westward, and so much more.  The inventive soul of the American entrepreneur gave us, and continues to do so, various medicines and medical devices that save lives daily.  The American spirit of liberty and justice for all gave us the Bill of Rights and the greatest constitution in the history of the world.  So what’s happened that has slowed our progress and given other countries the advantage over us?

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19 July, 2012

San Francisco officially sucks

Read this story from The Blaze.  This is the type of thing that makes me glad I live in Oklahoma, rather than some over-bearing liberal hippie state like California.

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17 July, 2012

If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that

One thing that gets me is that a president of this country has the audacity to tell people that they didn’t build their businesses.  Where does this guy get off telling people their efforts and their drive doesn’t amount to a hill of beans.

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16 July, 2012

Punished for success

The White House has released the transcript of President Obama’s recent speech in Roanoke, Virginia, and it holds a number of noteworthy statements.  He had a lot to say about successful Americans.  It would appear that the American dream is not what we, and countless other Americans over the last couple of centuries, thought it was.

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7 July, 2012

ObamaCare: What’s in store?

So, the supreme court declared the ACA constitutional, but that’s just the beginning of the healthcare hell that awaits us.  I’m talking about longer wait times at clinics and hospitals, fewer doctors, rationed medical care and medicines, and the list goes on.  What about the privacy issues at hand?  What about the fact the IRS now has a hand in your healthcare?  How will this effect our economy?

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5 July, 2012

Is the individual mandate a tax or not?

Obama’s goons claim the individual mandate is a penalty, not a tax.  The Supreme Court calls it a tax.  The Romney campaign said it was a penalty, rather than a tax, too.  That was until yesterday; Romney came out and finally called it a tax.  I think he’s right in doing so, too.  It is a tax.  Face it, the individual mandate is a tax.  That means Obama lied to us again and the people of this great nation fell for his BS again.  The fact is, even George Stephanopoulos agrees its a tax, and he’s a liberal!

There are even several Democratic governors around the country distancing themselves from Obama after this fiasco of a healthcare law.  Across the board, people are rejecting Obama’s socialist agenda.  Both sides of the fence are realizing Obama is an unconstitutional president.

Romney spoke today, contradicting his senor adviser Eric Fehrnstrom saying, “The majority of the court said it is a tax, and therefore it is a tax,” Romney said in an interview with CBS Wednesday, citing the Supreme Court’s health law ruling last week that the individual mandate fell under the federal government’s authority to levy taxes and was therefore constitutional.

“They have spoken. There’s no way around that. You can try and say you wish they had decided a different way, but they didn’t.”

The GOP is gearing up to repeal the ACA after Chief Justice Roberts flipped the Constitution on its side.  The dissenting Supreme Court justices spoke out against the ruling almost immediately.  What is most disturbing is the language used in the Chief Justice’s decision, written in a way that shows he jumped ship from the conservatives and sided with the liberals.  Was he strictly being “constitutional” or was he setting a fire in the pants of the conservatives and the Tea Party?  That’s my question.  It looks as if he just stabbed us in the back, but we’ll see.

2 July, 2012

Can the GOP repeal ObamaCare?

ObamaCare, the largest tax hike in American history, has begun to take effect.  You saw the 20 hidden taxes in the previous article.  I’ve said since the passage of this monstrosity that this was just a way for the federal government to get more involved in our lives.  6 of those new taxes took effect in 2010 and 2 in 2011.  This January, there are 9 more coming into play.

But wait there’s more!  This is also the first time the federal government passed a law that tells us that we must purchase a specific product.  Now, I know the argument that you have to buy car insurance, but here’s the deal. 

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2 July, 2012

The 20 new taxes under ObamaCare

There are 20 new taxes associated with the ACA.  So President Obama says there won’t be any taxes on the middle class, but, as you know, he’s lied to us again.  I swear, this guy is horrible and I sincerely hope he’s a one term president.  We can’t afford a 2nd term with this man.  He’s just 20 more reasons why.

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21 June, 2012

Ron Paul on Social Security Retirement

Making an issue of this is crazy.  Now, I am no Ron Paul fan, but this is a stupid attempt by the left to make a generally good man look bad.  Ron Paul, an opponent to Social Security, has admitting that he has been taking retirement benefits from the agency.  Now here’s the deal; in his defense, getting out of receiving benefits after a certain age isn’t as easy as you may think.  However, there are ways around the law, primarily through religious affiliation.  Even then, its not as simple as making a statement of your religious views.

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23 April, 2012

Liberal Fallacies and Why They Don’t Work

This article tackles the liberal policies of the left and why they don’t work.  As a Libertarian, I will gladly support a liberal policy that works and is Constitutional.  However, the fact of the matter is that liberal policies generally just do not work.  We will cover topics such as affirmative action, socialized medicine, animal rights, taxes, social programs, and other liberal policies.

Affirmative Action… Really?

Like most liberal policies, Affirmative Action was intended to create more racial diversity in the education system and the workplace.  The problem is that the policy put quotas on racial admission and hiring processes.  For example, your local state university has to admit a particular amount of minority students to every 10 or 100 white students.  Now, while I am for racial equality and equal opportunity, I am not in support of forcing schools and employers to hire specific people based on ethnicity.  It is simply racist.  It also hurts the future of our nation as a whole.  Think about it; your local state university has admitted 100 white students, 90 Asians, and 75 black students.  They have one spot left in a class.  A black applicant is accepted to the school because of affirmative action, however his entrance scores were lower than the white and Asian applicants.  I’m not saying that blacks are any less intelligent than other races.  I simply had to choose one and that’s what I chose.  My point is that affirmative action doesn’t do anything good for the country as a whole.  It breads resentment and anger.  Brings accusations that someone was promoted/hired/accepted because of their race.  It robs minority people, who may very well be qualifed, of their acievement by discrediting their work claiming they were handed the opportunity rather than they worked for it.

Socialized Medicine

You know this as Obamacare.  Not only is it wrong to demand that people buy a particualr product or face penalties, but it is utterly unconstitutional.  On top of that, the program is also a drain on the American economy and the it will create more government spending when the nation simply cannot afford it.  The estimate for the cost has already doubled from what they initially said it would cost.  The left seems to think money grows on trees and that we can keep borrowing money for everything, then make our children and their children pay for it.  Oh… wait…. its not that simple.  The debt run up by Obamacare will cost the US so much that, combined with other annual borrowing, it will likely never be paid off and the nation will go bankrupt within the next 10 years.  At that point, it will be up to our kids and their kids to completely rebuild our economy.  What kind of people work to make their children worse off than the parents?  Just look to Washington DC to see who.

Aminal Rights

Now, I do not like cruelty to animals, but I’m not going to consider anything like policies that ban hunting, fishing, and the like.  This is a liberal ideal that basically says they have the same right to live as we do and that we should leave them alone.  Who has more the right to live between wolves and deer?  Should we tell the wolves to stop killing and eating deer?  Right. 

If we don’t hunt, then the populations become too large and starvation becomes problematic.  So does disease and widespread ecological destruction.  So controlling the population of wild game is extremely important.  People on the left tend to let their emotions overwhelm any sense of logic.

The Tax Man Cometh

So the liberals want to raise the taxes on the weathly and punish people for being driven to create wealth.  They want to punish people who invent and capitalize on their work.  They say that’s not true, but just look at their trend and actions. 

First off, the rich already carry the majority of the tax obligation.  In fact, its the vast majority.  When taxes are raised, business slows or stops hiring in many cases.  In other cases, the business begin to lay off or fire people.

Secondly, the wealthier Americans are the ones who create jobs and build businesses.  How many of you have worked for a poor person?  If you have, you didn’t get paid and I feel for ya because you got screwed.

When the taxes go up, we all feel the pinch.  There is no such thing as a tax that only affects a particular segment of out population; trickle down economics tells us that.  So does common sense.

Go Socialize!

So everyone wants a social program to help something they care about.  Have you seen how much money the US spends on social programs?  Many of which are practically duplicates of other programs.  There is way too much time and money spent on these programs that basically makes people slaves to the government.  They make us dependent on the federal government for too much creating a nanny state.

It’s simple.  If you have someone giving you money and providing for your needs, what incentive do you have to go work?  None.  Then these people get angry when they don’t get what they feel they deserve.  Well, most of them have received a ton more than what they deserve.

Other liberal policies such as most environmental and financial regulation just goes overboard to make themselves look like they care.  I find it funny that the left cares more about some damn fish than they do about a human life.  Save the fish, kill the unborn; these people make no sense to me.  Then they get on to the conservatives about the death penalty and claim its the same.  It is not the same.  The death penalty is to punish someone guilty of capital crime; an aborted baby did nothing wrong.

The next time some congressman comem out with a feel good bill of some sort, ask yourself why do they want to make something else illegal.  Look into the bill and see what it’s really about.  Who will benefit from this bill?  In it really necessary?  What have we done before the bill was there?  Were we ok or was life just too hard?  Think people, think.

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