GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Zero the corporate tax rate

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

https://secure.downsizedc.org/blog/your-penny-toward-a-whopper

September 11, 2014
Your Penny Toward a Whopper
By James Wilson

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I’m angered that Burger King has fled to Canada as a tax shelter. But I’m not angered at Burger King, which has only done what it thinks is best for its shareholders. I am, rather, angered at YOU. It isn’t Burger King that created the HIGHEST CORPORATE INCOME TAX in the world. YOU did that. And I DO NOT CONSENT!

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“Corporations are merely tax collectors; not taxpayers. They merely pass their costs along.” Lawrence Alan “Larry” Kudlow is an American economist, television personality, and newspaper columnist. August 26, 2014 0830 on WMAL Mornings on the Mall Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor

Essentially, taxing corporations hides the tax load on individuals. That’s one of the purposes of Big Gooferment is conceal how much tax we individuals are really paying. IF we knew, then the tax revolts would really start.

Add to that, the OTHER taxes that corporations pay (e.g., gas; utility; FICA for employees; “real estate”) also get passed along in their products. So when I go to the supermarket and buy a can of beans, I can’t tell how much of the price is cost of the beans, the cost to put the beans in the can, the cost of getting the can on the shelf, and the taxes paid along the way. It’s incalculable. And you politicians just love it that way.

Also, there is a another hidden layer of taxes buried in that can of beans, all of the costs of capital investment have taxes hidden in. Campbells buys a new machine to put beans in the can; how much in taxes is buried in that cost? Don’t forget the gas tax for the truck that delivered it. All buried.

Even worse is that the result of corporate taxes fall on the poor because they have spend to survive, those on fixed income who should be getting a break, families who have to spend, and the illegals who don’t get the full benefit of the taxes they are paying.

Bottom line: Only “real people” pay taxes.

My bottom line: I believe folks would be in revolt if they really knew how much in taxes they are paying.

Zero the corporate taxes. Cut the size of government.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The only winning move is not to play

Monday, September 8, 2014

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/09/eric-margolis/hands-off-isis/

LewRockwell.com
anti-state•anti-war•pro-market

Mr President, the Less you do the Better
By Eric Margolis
September 6, 2014

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Washington DC – “We’ve got to stop ISIS… al-Qaida… Syria’sAssad… Hamas… Hezbollah… Taliban…

Shebab…the wicked Ruskis in Ukraine…those Yemeni Houthis…Iran…Sudan…Islamists in Libya and Mali…Boko Haram in Nigeria… the Red Chinese in Asia. Oh yes, and defend Latvia and fight the Lord’s Army in Uganda.

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To quote Frederick the Great, “he who defends everything, defends nothing.” To which we may add, he who spends on wars everywhere, ends up broke. And he who ignores domestic needs for the sake of imperial glory abroad is cruising for a bruising.

The American Imperium can no longer enforce the international status quo that had given it immense power and wealth since 1945. The Hapsburg Emperor Charles V and poor Louis XVI faced the same problem.

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As they say at the Betty Ford Clinic for drug and alcohol addicts, “just say no.” Or, if Americans really want more jolly little wars around the globe, then raise taxes to pay for them instead of hiding their cost in the national debt.

Americans now face two conflicts in places they can’t even find on the map.

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From the movie WarGames (1983):  “A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?”

Maybe BHO44 was displaying a flash of unexpected brilliance when he blurted out “ … we don’t have a strategy …”?

At some point, “We, The Sheeple” must wake up and take charge of our Gooferment!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment Skrules are politicaly influenced

Saturday, July 12, 2014

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/07/04/Sources-Whistleblowers-Forcing-Out-UT-President

SOURCES: WHISTLEBLOWER FORCING OUT UT PRESIDENT
Michael Quinn Sullivan is a contributor and founding member of the Breitbart Texas team, and is the president of Empower Texans. 

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AUSTIN, Texas–Two highly placed sources say University of Texas president Bill Powers has been given a choice: resign by the end of the day July 4, or be fired next week. The order comes as a whistleblower has allegedly stepped forward with information tying Powers directly to a growing admissions scandal. The sources tell Breitbart Texas that the decision to axe Powers came early Thursday, with the ultimatum handed down by UT Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Board of Regents chairman Paul Foster.

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“I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!” Captain Renault in Casablanca

I’m “shocked” that politicians are using their influence for their relatives.

And, when it’s “discovered”, they attack the whistleblower!

Argh!

Tell me again why we have Gooferment Skrules?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: “No Refusal Weekend” on INDEPENDENCE DAY

Friday, July 4, 2014

http://www.infowars.com/oregon-celebrates-independence-day-with-no-refusal-blood-checkpoints/

OREGON CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY… WITH ‘NO REFUSAL’ BLOOD CHECKPOINTS
Police rename Fourth of July weekend “No Refusal Weekend”
by STEVE WATSON | INFOWARS.COM | JUNE 27, 2014

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During Independence Day weekend, a time to celebrate US freedom and unalienable rights, Americans in Oregon will be subjected to a “blitz” of ‘no-refusal’ blood-draw checkpoints, as part of a disturbing trend that now extends nationwide.

Local news station KVAL reports that State police are re-naming Fourth of July weekend “No Refusal Weekend”, as part of a crack down on drunk driving.

Any driver who is stopped by police and refuses to take an alcohol breath test will be subjected to a mandatory blood test either at the scene, at a medical facility, or at the nearest jail.

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Is this America or the “Pepuls Republik of North Amerika”?

Sorry, but as little L libertarian, I don’t want people damaged, hurt, or Heaven forbid killed by any driver.

And, if that happens, Society should demand “restitution”.

But, using technology that’s error prone and then, when the person objects, a “mandatory” blood test?

The Sheeple have allowed the “King” to take away their rights.

Happy Independence Day.

No man or group of men—including any group of men calling themselves “the government”—is morally entitled to initiate (that is, to start) the use of physical force, the threat of force, or any substitute for force (such as fraud) against any other man or group of men. “The Market for Liberty” Linda & Morris Tannehill (1970)

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Kops shoot innocent woman

Friday, June 20, 2014

http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/iyanna-davis/

Police burst into wrong apartment, shoot innocent woman hiding in closet
“I told them I was afraid and do not shoot me, and one officer screamed at me to put my hands above my head… That’s when I heard the shot.”
Posted on June 18, 2014 by Site Staff in News

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Resolution

The indisputable facts of the case held that Ms. Davis had nothing to do with the investigation, yet she ended up being shot while unarmed in her own home by a police officer who should never have been there. Despite this breathtaking display of negligence and incompetence, the department investigated itself and cleared its officers of any wrongdoing.

Finally, after wrangling in the legal system for over 4 years, Nassau County agreed to settle with Ms. Davis to the tune of $650,000. As part of the settlement, the police internal investigation was officially sealed. According to Charles Horn, Ms. Davis’ attorney, this was to prevent its many “inaccuracies” from coming to light, which were falsely presented to convey justification for shooting an unarmed woman.

Taxpayers footed the bill, and no police officers received any sort of reprimand or termination.

Police ineptitude and corruption are practically inevitable, but they are enabled and magnified in scope by the existence of intrusive laws and widespread militaristic enforcement techniques. An end to the cruel Drug War and the overuse of no-knock raids would prevent situations like this from ever occurring.

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So why does the Taxpayer get the bill?

It would seem that the entire civil bureaucracy should be penalized — both individually and collectively.

No bonuses, no raises, and further training.

No pain; no gain.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: They flat-out lied in their summonses

Sunday, June 15, 2014

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140611/flushing/black-man-driving-wife-work-accused-of-being-illegal-cab-driver-lawsuit

Black Man Driving Wife to Work Accused of Being Illegal Cab Driver: Lawsuit
By James Fanelli on June 11, 2014 6:58am

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“Once they pulled over my clients, [the investigators] had many opportunities to let them go — to realize they pulled over the wrong people. Instead they doubled down on their mistake. I believe that they flat-out lied in their summonses.”

A city administrative judge eventually ruled in the couple’s favor and dismissed the summonses. However, the TLC kept the Town Car until Palermo won her case on May 16, 2013.

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Now what penalty is inflicted for “official misconduct”?

And keeping the Town Car?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The Gooferment can’t commit a crime?

Sunday, May 25, 2014

http://idle.slashdot.org/story/14/05/19/1623215/ohio-prison-shows-pirated-movies-to-inmates?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed

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An anonymous reader writes”Richard Humphrey was sentenced to 29 months in prison for selling pirated copies of movies through the subscription-based USAWAREZ.com. He was later sent to the Lorain County prison in February for a parole violation and while he was a prisoner, he says guards showed inmates Ride Along and The Wolf of Wall Street before they were released on DVD. A spokesperson for Lorain County Correctional Institution Warden Kimberly Clipper said prison officials are aware that pirated movies are being shown to prisoners and the issue is being investigated. But she said she couldn’t comment further because the investigation is ongoing.”

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What a laugh!

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