Taxes to go up 10%!

By Findalis


For years I have heard of the proposal to impose a Value Added Tax (VAT) on the American people. While this sounds logical, it is fraught with many dangers.

What is a Value Added Tax?

A Value Added Tax is a consumption tax levied on value added. In contrast to sales tax, VAT is neutral with respect to the number of passages that there are between the producer and the final consumer; where sales tax is levied on total value at each stage, the result is a cascade (downstream taxes levied on upstream taxes). A VAT is an indirect tax, in that the tax is collected from someone who does not bear the entire cost of the tax.

Personal end-consumers of products and services cannot recover VAT on purchases, but businesses are able to recover VAT on the materials and services that they buy to make further supplies or services directly or indirectly sold to end-users. In this way, the total tax levied at each stage in the economic chain of supply is a constant fraction of the value added by a business to its products, and most of the cost of collecting the tax is borne by business, rather than by the state. VAT was invented because very high sales taxes and tariffs encourage cheating and smuggling. It has been criticized on the grounds that (like other consumption taxes) it is a regressive tax.

Under the VAT everything is taxed. Everything. There is a tax on goods and services, but also VAT on your utilities, food, entertainment (movies, shows, etc…), your mortgage or rent is taxed, your gas will be taxed, doctors visits, I believe that you get the point.

The groups that get hurt the most from a VAT are the ones who can least afford to pay it: The Poor and Middle Class.

Yet the Democrats, those champions of the downtrodden poor, are now considering this:

As lawmakers toy with the idea of an across-the-board sales tax on just about everything, tax reform advocates are starting to drum up opposition with the same fervor they employed during last month’s anti-tax tea parties.

The idea of a national sales tax was once unlikely. But now that the federal government is doling out billions in stimulus spending and bailouts, and looking for billions more for health care reform, the prospect could be gaining some traction.

The frenzy over the idea kicked up after a Washington Post article Wednesday reported that Congress is starting to pay closer attention to this largely academic proposal and that the Obama administration, though shushing speculation, is soliciting advise from supporters of the idea.

“It should certainly raise alarm bells that they think they can inject it into the debate,” said Phil Kerpen, policy director at Americans for Prosperity.

The value-added tax, or VAT, as it is called, amounts to a tax-on-everything — or TOE, for the acronym-inclined. It’s a tax on goods that’s applied in pieces throughout the chain of production and distribution and results in an increase in the cost of virtually everything you buy.

Aside from raising revenue for the government, the move could have a number of things going for it, say proponents — it’s tough to evade, it’s simple by comparison to the income tax and it encourages saving.

Some conservatives have called for something similar — the so-called Fair Tax — that would replace the federal income tax system with a national retail sales tax.

But critics of the VAT say it would almost certainly not be implemented as a replacement for the income tax system — rather, it would be just another tax, on top of the income tax, the state sales tax and everything else.

“This isn’t a tax reform proposal that the White House is talking about. This is a new source of income for the government,” said Max Pappas, public policy vice president at FreedomWorks. “The government needs big taxes and we’ve got big government, so now they’re trying to decide how to pay for it.”

Every nation that has a Value Added Tax has no Income Taxes. The VAT replaces the Income Tax. Except for the US, here it would be in addition to the Income Tax. A 10% tax hike would go into effect.

View a list of nations with a VAT here.

So much for promises of no tax hikes. Here comes the biggest tax increase in the last 60 years. Hold on to your wallets, for the US will get a Value Added Tax on top of our Income Taxes.

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Defund HAMAS

According to YNET News, Shrub wants to spend billions training terroristst to fight terrorists. Yeah, wrong!!! As always, the training and infrastructure will be used against Israel, not against terrorists.

Internal cost estimates for the overhaul, $4.2 billion to $7 billion over five years, were compiled by US security officials and their Palestinian counterparts…

Please join me in telling Shrub where to go with this money wasting scheme.

View Current SignaturesSign the Petition


To: U.S. Congress

For fifty seven years, we were deceived; fooled by a veil of fabulism: the false claim that “Palestinians” only wanted a state of their own. Yassir Arafat spoke to our news media in English and to his Muslim Brothers in Arabic, and to us he said “peace”; to them he said “Jihad!”, and we were foolish enough to believe.

Now HAMAS has won an election and will rule the “Palestinian Authority”. There is no more room for fabulism
or al-taqeyya. Let us take a clear eyed look at the HAMAS Charter.

“In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate You are the best community that has been raised up for mankind.”
From which we learn that:

  • HAMAS is Islam.
  • HAMAS is rascist.

“Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors.”

From which we learn that HAMAS intent toward Israel is policide.

“The Islamic Resistance Movement draws its guidelines from Islam; derives from it its thinking, interpretations and views about existence, life and humanity; refers back to it for its conduct; and is inspired by it in whatever step it takes.”
Can you tolerate Terrorism? HAMAS is terrorism! Islam is terrorism! Why should your taxes fund it?

“As the Movement adopts Islam as its way of life, its time dimension extends back as far as the birth of the Islamic Message and of the Righteous Ancestor. Its ultimate goal is Islam, the Prophet its model, the Qur’an its Constitution. Its special dimension extends wherever on earth there are Muslims, who adopt Islam as their way of life; thus, it penetrates to the deepest reaches of the land and to the highest spheres of Heavens.”

Is there anything wrong with HAMAS? Is there anything right with Islam?

“The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him! This will not apply to the Gharqad, which is a Jewish tree (cited by Bukhari and Muslim).”

Is there something more we need to know about HAMAS in order to condemn it?

“Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model, the Qur’an its Constitution, Jihad its path and death for the case of Allah its most sublime belief.”

“The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine has been an Islamic Waqf throughout the generations and until the Day of Resurrection, no one can renounce it or part of it, or abandon it or part of it. No Arab country nor the aggregate of all Arab countries, and no Arab King or President nor all of them in the aggregate, have that right, nor has that right any organization or the aggregate of all organizations, be they Palestinian or Arab, because Palestine is an Islamic Waqf throughout all generations and to the Day of Resurrection. Who can presume to speak for all Islamic Generations to the Day of Resurrection? This is the status [of the land] in Islamic Shari’a, and it is similar to all lands conquered by Islam by force, and made thereby Waqf lands upon their conquest, for all generations of Muslims until the Day of Resurrection. This [norm] has prevailed since the commanders of the Muslim armies completed the conquest of Syria and Iraq, and they asked the Caliph of Muslims, ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab, for his view of the conquered land, whether it should be partitioned between the troops or left in the possession of its population, or otherwise. Following discussions and consultations between the Caliph of Islam, ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab, and the Companions of the Messenger of Allah, be peace and prayer upon him, they decided that the land should remain in the hands of its owners to benefit from it and from its wealth; but the control of the land and the land itself ought to be endowed as a Waqf [in perpetuity] for all generations of Muslims until the Day of Resurrection. The ownership of the land by its owners is only one of usufruct, and this Waqf will endure as long as Heaven and earth last. Any demarche in violation of this law of Islam, with regard to Palestine, is baseless and reflects on its perpetrators.”

Is there any remaining doubt concerning HAMAS?

“[Peace] initiatives, the so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement. For renouncing any part of Palestine means renouncing part of the religion; the nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its faith, the movement educates its members to adhere to its principles and to raise the banner of Allah over their homeland as they fight their Jihad: “Allah is the all-powerful, but most people are not aware.”

Is there some good cause why our tax funds should provide the material for even one bomb with which to murder innocent Jews, among whom are American citizens residing and touring?

We, the undersigned now therefore demand that the United States Congress immediately terminate:

  • all direct funding of HAMAS

  • all direct and indirect funding of the “Palestinian Authority” which will now be ruled by HAMAS.

  • all contributions, monitary and in goods or services to any and all U.N., charitable and non governmental organizations providing goods and or services to any and every entity under the control of or otherwise linked to the “Palestianian Authority” or to HAMAS.

  • We further demand that no such funding be resumed at this time or any future period. We further demand that no negotiation be entered into with HAMAS or with the “Palestinian Authority” either directly or through third parties.

All signers of this petition are urged to send links to it to their Representatives, Senators, President Bush and their entire address book.

All signers are urged to read, sign, publicize and promote in a similar manner the following related online petitions:

  • Congress Debate Koran petition, which calls for televised hearings into the doctrines and practices of Islam.

  • United Nations petition, which makes a similar call upon the United Nations Security Council.

  • Target: Mecca petition, which demands the designation of Mecca as our default target for immediate retaliation in the event of any further terrorist attack against us. There is no other possible deterrent!

    Sincerely,

    The Undersigned

View Current Signatures 165 ain’t sufficient. We need some real numbers to impress the dhimmis in Washington. Please copy this post and paste it into an email. This cause deserves massive support.

Defund HAMAS

According to YNET News, Shrub wants to spend billions training terroristst to fight terrorists. Yeah, wrong!!! As always, the training and infrastructure will be used against Israel, not against terrorists.

Internal cost estimates for the overhaul, $4.2 billion to $7 billion over five years, were compiled by US security officials and their Palestinian counterparts…

Please join me in telling Shrub where to go with this money wasting scheme.

View Current SignaturesSign the Petition


To: U.S. Congress

For fifty seven years, we were deceived; fooled by a veil of fabulism: the false claim that “Palestinians” only wanted a state of their own. Yassir Arafat spoke to our news media in English and to his Muslim Brothers in Arabic, and to us he said “peace”; to them he said “Jihad!”, and we were foolish enough to believe.

Now HAMAS has won an election and will rule the “Palestinian Authority”. There is no more room for fabulism
or al-taqeyya. Let us take a clear eyed look at the HAMAS Charter.

“In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate You are the best community that has been raised up for mankind.”
From which we learn that:

  • HAMAS is Islam.
  • HAMAS is rascist.

“Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors.”

From which we learn that HAMAS intent toward Israel is policide.

“The Islamic Resistance Movement draws its guidelines from Islam; derives from it its thinking, interpretations and views about existence, life and humanity; refers back to it for its conduct; and is inspired by it in whatever step it takes.”
Can you tolerate Terrorism? HAMAS is terrorism! Islam is terrorism! Why should your taxes fund it?

“As the Movement adopts Islam as its way of life, its time dimension extends back as far as the birth of the Islamic Message and of the Righteous Ancestor. Its ultimate goal is Islam, the Prophet its model, the Qur’an its Constitution. Its special dimension extends wherever on earth there are Muslims, who adopt Islam as their way of life; thus, it penetrates to the deepest reaches of the land and to the highest spheres of Heavens.”

Is there anything wrong with HAMAS? Is there anything right with Islam?

“The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him! This will not apply to the Gharqad, which is a Jewish tree (cited by Bukhari and Muslim).”

Is there something more we need to know about HAMAS in order to condemn it?

“Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model, the Qur’an its Constitution, Jihad its path and death for the case of Allah its most sublime belief.”

“The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine has been an Islamic Waqf throughout the generations and until the Day of Resurrection, no one can renounce it or part of it, or abandon it or part of it. No Arab country nor the aggregate of all Arab countries, and no Arab King or President nor all of them in the aggregate, have that right, nor has that right any organization or the aggregate of all organizations, be they Palestinian or Arab, because Palestine is an Islamic Waqf throughout all generations and to the Day of Resurrection. Who can presume to speak for all Islamic Generations to the Day of Resurrection? This is the status [of the land] in Islamic Shari’a, and it is similar to all lands conquered by Islam by force, and made thereby Waqf lands upon their conquest, for all generations of Muslims until the Day of Resurrection. This [norm] has prevailed since the commanders of the Muslim armies completed the conquest of Syria and Iraq, and they asked the Caliph of Muslims, ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab, for his view of the conquered land, whether it should be partitioned between the troops or left in the possession of its population, or otherwise. Following discussions and consultations between the Caliph of Islam, ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab, and the Companions of the Messenger of Allah, be peace and prayer upon him, they decided that the land should remain in the hands of its owners to benefit from it and from its wealth; but the control of the land and the land itself ought to be endowed as a Waqf [in perpetuity] for all generations of Muslims until the Day of Resurrection. The ownership of the land by its owners is only one of usufruct, and this Waqf will endure as long as Heaven and earth last. Any demarche in violation of this law of Islam, with regard to Palestine, is baseless and reflects on its perpetrators.”

Is there any remaining doubt concerning HAMAS?

“[Peace] initiatives, the so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement. For renouncing any part of Palestine means renouncing part of the religion; the nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its faith, the movement educates its members to adhere to its principles and to raise the banner of Allah over their homeland as they fight their Jihad: “Allah is the all-powerful, but most people are not aware.”

Is there some good cause why our tax funds should provide the material for even one bomb with which to murder innocent Jews, among whom are American citizens residing and touring?

We, the undersigned now therefore demand that the United States Congress immediately terminate:

  • all direct funding of HAMAS

  • all direct and indirect funding of the “Palestinian Authority” which will now be ruled by HAMAS.

  • all contributions, monitary and in goods or services to any and all U.N., charitable and non governmental organizations providing goods and or services to any and every entity under the control of or otherwise linked to the “Palestianian Authority” or to HAMAS.

  • We further demand that no such funding be resumed at this time or any future period. We further demand that no negotiation be entered into with HAMAS or with the “Palestinian Authority” either directly or through third parties.

All signers of this petition are urged to send links to it to their Representatives, Senators, President Bush and their entire address book.

All signers are urged to read, sign, publicize and promote in a similar manner the following related online petitions:

  • Congress Debate Koran petition, which calls for televised hearings into the doctrines and practices of Islam.

  • United Nations petition, which makes a similar call upon the United Nations Security Council.

  • Target: Mecca petition, which demands the designation of Mecca as our default target for immediate retaliation in the event of any further terrorist attack against us. There is no other possible deterrent!

    Sincerely,

    The Undersigned

View Current Signatures 165 ain’t sufficient. We need some real numbers to impress the dhimmis in Washington. Please copy this post and paste it into an email. This cause deserves massive support.

A Solution To The IRS


I received this in my email from a Yankee. It makes sense so, here it goes.

Hi!

As the democrats think up more creative ways to spend tax payer dollars on new services without consideration for funding the existing tax payer funded services; and, as the long war on terror is not ending anytime soon; and, vets healthcare/disability payments are only going to increase for the foreseeable future it seems the only thing Congress can do is cut funding for non-essential services.

YEA RIGHT! We all know this isn’t going to happen from either side of the aisle.

You all know I’m a staunch advocate for abolishing the federal income tax and replacing it with a consumption tax. A form of consumption tax already exists with taxes placed exclusively on cigarettes and alcohol. In fact, the children’s healthcare proposal W just vetoed would’ve been funded with a .61 cent tax on cigarettes. According to the left, this makes me a “radical right wing repubican,” yeah, whatever. The problem with changing how our government collects money from the people doesn’t soley rest with Congress. It also rests with everyone who doesn’t pay income taxes. Those who pay no income or payroll tax are completely disconnected from the pain of heavy income/payroll taxes. Money comes from somewhere; but, not them.

So, as a way to increase tax revenue for our government, get healthcare to the 10,000,000 children whose parents are to negligent to get for them, provide additional funding for the long war on terrror, increase additional revenue to HELP fund ALL veterans comprehensive healthcare and increase vet disability payments; all WITHOUT losing W’s tax cuts; and ingratiating the public at large with the concept of a consumption based tax I thought up the following:

I. With regard to funding children’s healthcare: institute a .61 cent tax on diapers and novelty items for children (i.e. stickers, headbands, jewlery…)

II. With regard to HELP fund the long war on terror: institute a 1.5% tax on phone services (land lines, faxes, cell phones, PDAs), and a 1.5% tax on cable/satellite TV services as well as satellite radio services. Congress instituted a phone tax to pay for the Spanish War. That war lasted 4 months and the tax to pay for it lasted 108 years.

III. With regard to HELP fund ALL veterans comprehensive health care and increase vet disability payments: institute a 2% tax on pre-paid phone cards and pre-paid disposable cell phones and a 0.1 cent tax on each text message.

Would appreciate your input.

Sounds GREAT to me!!

cross-post from Snooper

Reprise–Taxes, Taxes, Taxes, Taxes……..>>>>>>>>


This is a reprise from earlier this month.

With all the crap going on about the SCHIP, Hillary’s “baby bonds”, socialized health care, etc., perhaps a review is in order.

People these days are so entrenched in their BDS they don’t realize GWB did have a balanced budget–so well balanced in fact, he was able to cut taxes and give the citizens of the country back some of their hard-earned disposable income.

Money the people could use as they wished, not as the government demanded.

Then a few things happened. 9/11 and Katrina. Big budget items.

The war, of course, is ongoing, and I’ve said it many times–the war is fiscally expensive, yes. It has been the least expensive war, bloodwise, that we’ve ever fought because of the technology used in saving our soldiers lives.

I’ll also say this: Each and every soldier’s death is a tragedy. However. Each and every soldier that gave their life, that paid the ultimate price for our freedoms, knew when they enlisted they might have to pay that price. And they still volunteered. Each and every soldier who paid that price is a hero. Every last one. Each and every soldier who has been permanently maimed in the line of duty ALSO knew when they enlisted what the price might possibly be for their enlistment and they still chose to enlist. Every last one of those soldiers is also a hero, make no mistake.

But, I don’t get bent out of shape about it and I don’t use it to tug emotionalism out of this war. Logical people as a whole don’t because these brave men and women knew the stakes and still volunteered.

What I do get bent out of shape about is the 4,000+ ABORTIONS carried out DAILY on our home shores. Often paid for with MY TAX DOLLARS through Planned Parenthood. But, of course, the murderers on the left gloss over that. Children who had no choice, unlike our troops, but were slaughtered because they were inconvenient.

And Katrina? How about all the misappropriated funds by the Louisiana government that were supposed to be used in the clean-ups and getting things going again? Not GWB’s fault, but the left would have you believe that not only did he engineer the hurricane, he engineered the looting, raping, “wilding” and misappropriation of funds as well.

And yet–even in the midst of the war costs and the Katrina debacle, he didn’t raise the taxes again. He let us continue to keep our disposable income to use as WE saw fit.

As stated in a previous post today, the Republicans obviously got the hint during the 2006 elections that the country was tired of their fiscal irresponsibility and have decided to clean up their act in spending. The Democrats, however, have decided to go completely over the edge in tax and spend. And they use the “heart-string emotional tug” to do it.

SCHIP is a good one. Yes, there are many underprivileged children in this country–AND THEY ARE PROVIDED FOR UNDER SCHIP. What the Dems want is to increase SCHIP by somewhere around $35 BILLION to include children who are already covered under private healthcare and come from well-off families. NOT WHAT SCHIP WAS DESIGNED FOR MORONS.

And how about all the hidden taxes we pay? Like the Folsom Street Fair? That was outlined in a previous post as well. It’s taxes that pay for the police and security. It’s taxes from the hotel tax in California that pay for that travesty.

How about Ahmajerkjihadist’s visit to Columbia? Yep–you got it. Taxes again that pay for the security, the set up, the lighting, the venue, all of it. And the UN? Again–our taxes pay for the police, the security of all those that hate America and come to our shores to spew their bullshit.

Of course that doesn’t cover the Hillary baby bond. She wants to give every newborn $5,000. Again, previously addressed. Somewhere around $20 to $30 BILLION dollars yearly (of course covering illegals). RESPONSIBLE peoplewon’t “bite” for that crap, knowing it takes way more than $5,000 to raise a child. HOWEVER, the leeches will start popping out baby after baby the rest of us will have to pay for, thereby perpetuating welfare and entitlement even more.

How about those retirement packages and raises for this fiscally irresponsible congress? What they want to vote for THEMSELVES will cost the average taxpayer another $4,400 EACH YEAR in taxes. What have they done to earn that kind of retirement and raise? What? NOTHING. If you or I performed our jobs the way this congress has performed its job, we’d be fired.

But it’s all GWB’s fault, huh? GWB isn’t trying to run a socialistic nanny state. GWB gave us back our money to do with as WE pleased. By doing so, he injected money into the economy and brought us out of the mess Clinton put us into. Just like Reagan brought us out of Carter’s mess. Funny, the Democrats just keep sinking further and further in failed policies and economic disaster and it’s always a Republican that brings back economic prosperity. And the Democrats will do it again.

The general public is too wrapped up in BDS and the left’s lies to see that and see it clearly. Apparently, they LIKE funding all the little projects–at their expense of course–of the Democrats like homosexual fairs, hosting tyrants, and hosting the worst excuse for a political body in the world, while funding the wholesale slaughter of innocent children every day. They ENJOY funding people who are too damned lazy to get off their porch steps when they’ve been warned well in advance a killer hurricane is coming and then want the government to rescue them–the ones too damned lazy to take care of themselves and the ones who want to whine when, gee willikers, the hurricane they’ve been warned about hits and they lose it all! So gee willikers, it’s all Bush’s fault so let’s rob, loot, assault, rape and destroy to get back at the bastard, yeah. And then let’s blame everything else on Bush because we’re too stupid to be accountable for our own actions.

The general public obviously LIKES funding all the illegals coming over the borders so emergency rooms and hospitals are closing and states are going bankrupt funding them.

The general public LIKES the inefficient way the government runs things so let’s let the government run our health care the way they run the post office, the IRS, the treasury department, the CIA, and all the other government agencies.

Because of the lies the Democrats revel in, the general public just can’t wait to throw their money at the Democrats to raise taxes on literally everything, have the Democrats institute their communist manifesto and have the Democrats become the ultimate in the nanny state.

And these morons say the right is Orwellian? God they need an education. God help us if one of these Democratic liars becomes CIC.

********************
Received in an email from Liberty Card…

NOT a Joke: TAXES!!!
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he’s fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries, then
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his a$$ !

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers,
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin ,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid.

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
” Taxes drove me to my doom…”

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax!

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License T ax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?


Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What the hell happened? Can you spell “politicians??!”

And I still have to “press 1” for English. I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!
cross post by Snooper

Reprise–Taxes, Taxes, Taxes, Taxes……..>>>>>>>>


This is a reprise from earlier this month.

With all the crap going on about the SCHIP, Hillary’s “baby bonds”, socialized health care, etc., perhaps a review is in order.

People these days are so entrenched in their BDS they don’t realize GWB did have a balanced budget–so well balanced in fact, he was able to cut taxes and give the citizens of the country back some of their hard-earned disposable income.

Money the people could use as they wished, not as the government demanded.

Then a few things happened. 9/11 and Katrina. Big budget items.

The war, of course, is ongoing, and I’ve said it many times–the war is fiscally expensive, yes. It has been the least expensive war, bloodwise, that we’ve ever fought because of the technology used in saving our soldiers lives.

I’ll also say this: Each and every soldier’s death is a tragedy. However. Each and every soldier that gave their life, that paid the ultimate price for our freedoms, knew when they enlisted they might have to pay that price. And they still volunteered. Each and every soldier who paid that price is a hero. Every last one. Each and every soldier who has been permanently maimed in the line of duty ALSO knew when they enlisted what the price might possibly be for their enlistment and they still chose to enlist. Every last one of those soldiers is also a hero, make no mistake.

But, I don’t get bent out of shape about it and I don’t use it to tug emotionalism out of this war. Logical people as a whole don’t because these brave men and women knew the stakes and still volunteered.

What I do get bent out of shape about is the 4,000+ ABORTIONS carried out DAILY on our home shores. Often paid for with MY TAX DOLLARS through Planned Parenthood. But, of course, the murderers on the left gloss over that. Children who had no choice, unlike our troops, but were slaughtered because they were inconvenient.

And Katrina? How about all the misappropriated funds by the Louisiana government that were supposed to be used in the clean-ups and getting things going again? Not GWB’s fault, but the left would have you believe that not only did he engineer the hurricane, he engineered the looting, raping, “wilding” and misappropriation of funds as well.

And yet–even in the midst of the war costs and the Katrina debacle, he didn’t raise the taxes again. He let us continue to keep our disposable income to use as WE saw fit.

As stated in a previous post today, the Republicans obviously got the hint during the 2006 elections that the country was tired of their fiscal irresponsibility and have decided to clean up their act in spending. The Democrats, however, have decided to go completely over the edge in tax and spend. And they use the “heart-string emotional tug” to do it.

SCHIP is a good one. Yes, there are many underprivileged children in this country–AND THEY ARE PROVIDED FOR UNDER SCHIP. What the Dems want is to increase SCHIP by somewhere around $35 BILLION to include children who are already covered under private healthcare and come from well-off families. NOT WHAT SCHIP WAS DESIGNED FOR MORONS.

And how about all the hidden taxes we pay? Like the Folsom Street Fair? That was outlined in a previous post as well. It’s taxes that pay for the police and security. It’s taxes from the hotel tax in California that pay for that travesty.

How about Ahmajerkjihadist’s visit to Columbia? Yep–you got it. Taxes again that pay for the security, the set up, the lighting, the venue, all of it. And the UN? Again–our taxes pay for the police, the security of all those that hate America and come to our shores to spew their bullshit.

Of course that doesn’t cover the Hillary baby bond. She wants to give every newborn $5,000. Again, previously addressed. Somewhere around $20 to $30 BILLION dollars yearly (of course covering illegals). RESPONSIBLE peoplewon’t “bite” for that crap, knowing it takes way more than $5,000 to raise a child. HOWEVER, the leeches will start popping out baby after baby the rest of us will have to pay for, thereby perpetuating welfare and entitlement even more.

How about those retirement packages and raises for this fiscally irresponsible congress? What they want to vote for THEMSELVES will cost the average taxpayer another $4,400 EACH YEAR in taxes. What have they done to earn that kind of retirement and raise? What? NOTHING. If you or I performed our jobs the way this congress has performed its job, we’d be fired.

But it’s all GWB’s fault, huh? GWB isn’t trying to run a socialistic nanny state. GWB gave us back our money to do with as WE pleased. By doing so, he injected money into the economy and brought us out of the mess Clinton put us into. Just like Reagan brought us out of Carter’s mess. Funny, the Democrats just keep sinking further and further in failed policies and economic disaster and it’s always a Republican that brings back economic prosperity. And the Democrats will do it again.

The general public is too wrapped up in BDS and the left’s lies to see that and see it clearly. Apparently, they LIKE funding all the little projects–at their expense of course–of the Democrats like homosexual fairs, hosting tyrants, and hosting the worst excuse for a political body in the world, while funding the wholesale slaughter of innocent children every day. They ENJOY funding people who are too damned lazy to get off their porch steps when they’ve been warned well in advance a killer hurricane is coming and then want the government to rescue them–the ones too damned lazy to take care of themselves and the ones who want to whine when, gee willikers, the hurricane they’ve been warned about hits and they lose it all! So gee willikers, it’s all Bush’s fault so let’s rob, loot, assault, rape and destroy to get back at the bastard, yeah. And then let’s blame everything else on Bush because we’re too stupid to be accountable for our own actions.

The general public obviously LIKES funding all the illegals coming over the borders so emergency rooms and hospitals are closing and states are going bankrupt funding them.

The general public LIKES the inefficient way the government runs things so let’s let the government run our health care the way they run the post office, the IRS, the treasury department, the CIA, and all the other government agencies.

Because of the lies the Democrats revel in, the general public just can’t wait to throw their money at the Democrats to raise taxes on literally everything, have the Democrats institute their communist manifesto and have the Democrats become the ultimate in the nanny state.

And these morons say the right is Orwellian? God they need an education. God help us if one of these Democratic liars becomes CIC.

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Received in an email from Liberty Card…

NOT a Joke: TAXES!!!
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he’s fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries, then
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his a$$ !

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers,
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin ,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid.

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
” Taxes drove me to my doom…”

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax!

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License T ax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?


Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What the hell happened? Can you spell “politicians??!”

And I still have to “press 1” for English. I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!!
cross post by Snooper

President Bush’s Saturday Radio Address-09/29/2007


Cross posted from Wake Up America.

From the White House website.

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning.

Today I am signing emergency legislation to fund the Federal government for the next seven weeks. This legislation was necessary because Congress failed in its most basic responsibility: to pass the spending bills that fund the day-to-day operations of the government. There are 12 of these bills this year, and Congress did not complete a single one of them, so Congress had to send me a stop-gap measure before the fiscal year ends this Sunday at midnight.

Congress’s failure to pass these 12 spending bills is disappointing, but I do thank the Congress for passing this temporary measure, and for passing it without any new spending, new policies or new projects. It would have been wrong to deny essential government services to the American people while Congress works through its annual spending bills.

I also appreciate the way this bill handles our disagreements over the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. Congressional leaders have put forward an irresponsible plan that would dramatically expand this program beyond its original intent. And they know I will veto it. But it is good that they kept the program running while they try to work out a more responsible approach.

Congress now has more time to complete its work on its annual spending bills. Earlier this year congressional leaders promised to show that they could be responsible with the people’s money. Unfortunately they seem to have chosen the path of higher spending. They have proposed spending increases that would add an extra $205 billion on top of my Administration’s budget request over the next five years. There’s only one way to pay for such a large spending increase, and that is to raise taxes on the American people. So it is no surprise that the same Members of Congress who are planning this big increase in Federal spending are also planning the biggest tax increase in American history.

If these members get their way, the tax relief my Administration delivered could be taken away from you. Let me explain what this would mean for an average taxpayer. If you have children, your taxes would rise by $500 for each child. If you’re a family of four making $60,000 a year, your taxes would be more than $1,800 higher. If you’re a single mother with two children, working to make ends meet, your taxes would go up by more than a $1,000. If you’re a small business owner working to meet a payroll, your taxes would increase by almost $4,000. And if Congress allows our tax relief to expire, more than 5 million low-income Americans who currently pay no income taxes would once again have to pay taxes.

These are not the only taxes Congress wants to raise. They’re proposing higher taxes on dividends and capital gains. They’re proposing higher taxes on cigars and cigarettes. They’re proposing to raise taxes on domestic oil and natural gas production. They’re proposing new taxes on stock and bond transactions. And they refuse to make the Internet tax moratorium permanent. If this tax ban expires, it would open the doors for State and local officials to impose new taxes on your access to the Internet.

At a time when many American families are dealing with rising mortgage rates, college costs, and health care expenses, it is wrong to take even more money out of your paychecks. Washington’s elected leaders can do better. By working together, we can keep taxes low, help keep the economy growing, balance the Federal budget, and build on our record of fiscal discipline and greater economic opportunity for all Americans.

Thank you for listening.

END

The Democrats response shows they are not above using children for their political points. LITERALLY.

Earlier in the week, House Democrats brought children to a press conference on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. Senate Democrats upped the pressure on Wednesday when they brought a priest, a nun and a rabbi as part of a “people of faith” press conference pressuring Bush to sign the $35 billion expansion of the SCHIP program.

And tomorrow, a 12-year-old boy who receives SCHIP benefits will read the weekly Democratic radio address. The boy, Graeme Frost of Baltimore, who suffered severe brain injuries in a car accident a few years ago, says he may not have survived his injuries and the follow up therapy if he hadn’t been receiving the federal health benefits.

Republicans have moaned that Democrats have used children as props during this debate.

“To use an innocent young child as a human shield and misrepresent the position of the president of the United States is, frankly, beyond the pale,” said Kevin Smith, a spokesman for House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio). “Republicans strongly support renewing SCHIP but we oppose using money meant for low-income children like Graeme Frost on adults and upper-income children who already have health insurance.”

The President will veto this and then we will have to see if both houses have enough votes to override the veto.

The SCHIP program was always meant to cover children from low income families, not children from families that can afford private healthcare. This proposal would allow those that can afford to insure their children to now enroll them in government funded healthcare which would take away from those children from families that cannot afford it.

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There is more, much more, regarding taxes and our fiscally irresponsible Congress.

For instance, Hillary wants to give every new baby $5,000. With an average of 4 million births per year, that comes to somewhere around $20 BILLION dollars per year. Where do you think THAT money is going to come from? Of course, this proposal was presented at the Congressional Black Caucus, making it seem–AT FIRST–as if it were for blacks only (more of her pandering to get votes, of course), when of course she means EVERY newborn. The stated purpose of this “baby bond” would be to “access it to go to college or maybe they will be able to make that downpayment on their first home”.

What would the cost be if we figured in the illegals already here? A conservative estimate of the number of illegals is 12 million here; divide that in half (just for the sake of figuring here) for women only to 6 million. Six million illegals even having one baby with this proposal would be in the vicinity of $30 BILLION dollars coming out of your and my paychecks.

For anchor babies.

Even using the conservative figure of 6 million total (to include the illegals already here), that’s an extra $30 BILLION out of the people’s paychecks. You may not be able to pay for your own child’s college tuition, but she’s damn sure going to make sure you pay for every other child’s college tuition.

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The Republicans APPEAR to have learned from the 2006 elections. It wasn’t a change in the Iraq war people were fed up with–it was Republicans acting like Democrats. It was Republicans spending OUR money as if they had a right to go on a shopping spree at the drop of a hat.

Well, now the Republicans are doing all they can to get back to the values of fiscal conservatism. And the Democrats are PISSED.

TOO DAMN BAD. Get that veto pen warmed up, Mr. Bush. And Mitch McConnell needs to stay relentlessly on these idiots backs–pointing out to the country all the ridiculous earmarks and pork.