POLITICAL: The gang pretending to be the Gooferment of Finland “gives” money away?

Monday, December 14, 2015

RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM A VERY SMART GIRL WHO SHOULD KNOW BETTER

http://qz.com/566702/finland-plans-to-give-every-citizen-a-basic-income-of-800-euros-a-month/?utm_source=parWD

We need to move to Finland!

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MY RESPONSE

Sorry, as a little L libertarian, I can’t be part of such oppression. Where does the gang pretending to be the Gooferment of Finland get the largess it’s going to distribute, why it’s STOLEN from the oppressed taxpayers of course. 

I’m surprised at you, my ersatz daughter, from not learning this lesson. 

If the gang pretending to be the Gooferment of Finland can steal from Peter to pay Paul, then what else can the do to poor Peter and demand of poor Paul at risk of having his basic income withheld?

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Argh!

It’s the same for any Gooferment “giveaway”. First it must be stolen from someone else!

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POLITICAL: Will this end Obama / SCOTUS care?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

http://www.wnd.com/2015/11/supremes-asked-to-rule-on-shell-game-taxation/

WND EXCLUSIVE
SUPREMES ASKED TO RULE ON ‘SHELL GAME’ TAXATION
Was ‘seedbed in which the people’s right not to be taxed without representation sprouted’
Published: 13 hours ago
BOB UNRUH

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“Obamacare raises taxes by hundreds of billions of dollars, but it was enacted in violation of the Origination Clause, which was designed to safeguard against arbitrary and reckless taxation. Obamacare was unveiled in the Senate, even though the Origination Clause requires taxes to start in the House, the body closest to the people,” he said.

“Pacific Legal Foundation and Matt Sissel are asking the Supreme Court to accept our challenge to Obamacare, in order to uphold and enforce the Constitution’s safeguards against arbitrary taxation, and to liberate Americans from a harmful law that was imposed in defiance of those procedures and protections,” said Sandefur.

Pacific Legal argues that Reid simply took the number of a House-passed bill that raised no taxes and and pasted it on the front of the thousands of pages of Obamacare, which taxes Americans $500 billion a year.

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Not very likely.

We’re already seen SCOTUS turn itself into knots to keep it a la “it’s not a tax” / “it is a tax”.

Argh!

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WND EXCLUSIVE

SUPREMES ASKED TO RULE ON ‘SHELL GAME’ TAXATION

Was ‘seedbed in which the people’s right not to be taxed without representation sprouted’

Published: 13 hours ago


Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/11/supremes-asked-to-rule-on-shell-game-taxation/#tHtHT1p0rgfrdduL.99


POLITICAL: The politicians like the poor exactly where they are; voting democratic!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

http://www.cato.org/blog/cbo-tangled-web-welfare-programs-creates-high-tax-rates-participants

NOVEMBER 20, 2015 3:22PM
CBO: Tangled Web of Welfare Programs Creates High Tax Rates on Participants
By CHARLES HUGHES SHARE

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The dozens of different programs that form our tangled welfare system often impose high effective marginal tax rates that make it harder for low-income people to transition out of these programs and lift of those programs and into the middle class. As the people in these programs enter the workforce, get a promotion, or work more hours, they can lose a significant portion of those earnings through reduced benefits and increased taxes. A new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) illustrates this predicament: many households hovering around the poverty level face steeper effective marginal tax rates than even the highest earners. These prohibitively high tax rates can discourage work and limit their prospects, ultimately making them less likely to escape poverty.

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The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient.

And here’s an example.

At best, it’s an “Unintended Consequence”! At worst, it’s a craven disgusting way to keep people as slaves.

You decide.

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NOVEMBER 20, 2015 3:22PM

CBO: Tangled Web of Welfare Programs Creates High Tax Rates on Participants

The dozens of different programs that form our tangled welfare system often impose high effective marginal tax rates that make it harder for low-income people to transition out of these programs and lift of those programs and into the middle class. As the people in these programs enter the workforce, get a promotion, or work more hours, they can lose a significant portion of those earnings through reduced benefits and increased taxes. A new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) illustrates this predicament: many households hovering around the poverty level face steeper effective marginal tax rates than even the highest earners. These prohibitively high tax rates can discourage work and limit their prospects, ultimately making them less likely to escape poverty.


POLITICAL: “This is going to get very ugly very quickly.”

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/11/14/politico-on-terror-we-are-all-right-wingers-now/

POLITICO: ON TERROR ‘WE ARE ALL RIGHT WINGERS NOW’

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Hollande is likely to get a great deal of such support. Because in one night of slaughter, the attacks in Paris have caused the tectonic plates of geopolitics to shift sharply rightward, and no one will be unaffected. The new axis of opinion in the U.S. and Western European countries is plainly going to be harsher, more interventionist and less tolerant of, well, tolerance. Americans were already beginning to lose their post-Iraq war squeamishness about intervening overseas: a November Quinnipiac University poll found that American voters, by a 54-38 percent margin, backed sending U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State in Iraq. It’s safe to assume we’re about to grow more even more interventionist in mood, and Obama, as is his wont, may well follow the public temper, stepping up the minimalist approach he’s taken to countering Islamic State in Iraq and Syria so far.

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One can only hope that “We, The Sheeple” get smarter and not let this turn into more interventionism.

One can assume that the Donald will be swept into office with his gruff, but surprisingly anti-war, ideas. The wall will be built. The “refugee resettlement” will end BHO44’s attempt to remake America into a Democratic paradise of European Socialism. And, hearts will be hardened.

I hope that we learn the lesson that America’s crude use of force to topple “bad guys” has caused this “blowback”. 

I would assume that the terrorists hit Paris because they can’t hit us here. … … Yet!

As I said to a certain young lady last night: “This is going to get very ugly very quickly.”

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POLITICAL: Let’s get the “unfunded liabilities” out of the shadows

Friday, November 13, 2015

http://blog.independent.org/2015/10/20/milton-friedmans-solution-for-social-security-would-work-for-government-pensions-too/

Milton Friedman’s Solution for Social Security Would Work for Government Pensions Too
By Lawrence J. McQuillan  •  Tuesday October 20, 2015 3:16 PM PDT  

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Friedman’s approach to Social Security can also be applied to ending the state and local government pension crisis. The programs are very similar: Social Security and state and local public pensions have massive unfunded liabilities; and they promise a stream of benefits after retirement.

Applying Friedman’s solution, state and local governments across the country would close their defined-benefit pension plans and issue bonds to beneficiaries equal to the current expected value of the stream of benefits owed. The bonds would be due today or at retirement depending on the beneficiary’s stage of life.

As with Social Security, this approach would ensure that people receive what they have been promised. It would force governments to acknowledge the true extent of the unfunded pension liabilities and establish a specific financing plan (something they refuse to do today). And it would permanently close these politically mismanaged defined-benefit plans.

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The current 18T+ national debt and the guesstimated 200T+ in unfunded liabilities is what our posterity will have to deal with.

“When there’s an elephant in the room introduce him!” From his “Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch (RIP 2007 at age 47)

Just pretending it’s an “off balance sheet” entry is reminiscent of Enron.

Take the medicine now when it’s just disgusting; rather than dies a horrible death from a self0inlicted wound.

Take off the blinders and wake the flock up. 

“We, The Sheeple” are heading for a slaughter!

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POLITICAL: Fiorina doesn’t need to give a written detail of her tax plan

Thursday, November 12, 2015

https://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/carly-fiorina-written-tax-plans-never-implemented/2015/11/08/id/701168/

Fiorina: No Need for Written Tax Plan
By Greg Richter
Sunday, 08 Nov 2015 12:04 PM

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Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said in an interview televised Sunday that she doesn’t need to give a written detail of her tax plan since such plans are never implemented exactly as written anyway.

“Politicians put out detailed plans for all kinds of things; it never happens,” Fiorina said on “Meet the Press.”  

Instead, she said, people should got to her website where she answers questions from all comers about her plans as president.

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So why doesn’t she put her three pages on the website?

I bet at HP she certainly had written plans. How else do you communicate what you will at least attempt to do?

She lost ground in my “measuring”!

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POLITICAL: “Truth in Accounting” for ALL Goofermental units

Sunday, November 8, 2015

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/11/john-w-whitehead/no-one-talking/

The Real Issues You Won’t Hear from the 2016 Presidential Candidates This Election Year
By John W. Whitehead
The Rutheford Institute
November 6, 2015

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The national debt.

Why aren’t politicians talking about the whopping $18.1 trillion and rising that our government owes to foreign countries, private corporations and its retirement programs? Not only is the U.S. the largest debtor nation in the world, but according to Forbes, “the amount of interest on the national debt is estimated to be accumulating at a rate of over one million dollars per minute.” Shouldn’t the government being on the verge of bankruptcy be an issue worth talking about?

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It’s worse than that.

The current 18T$+, on its way to 20T$, national debt in only the tip of the iceberg!

Let’s not forget the guesstimated 200T+ in unfunded liabilities that our posterity will have to deal with.

And, what about the States, County, and Municipalities?

Sounds like we need a “Truth in Accounting” law for ALL Goofermental units to follow.

I know in NJ the state pension fund is underfund.

There’s a reason that corporations have gone away from “defined benefit” plans. The Gooferment must do the same.

The Taxpayer can’t be on the hook for an unlimited tab.

Argh!

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