RANT: The four insideous taxes

Sunday, February 3, 2013
‎”“Florida is a state of choice,” said Thalius Hecksher, global development chief for Apex Fund Services, who moved many of his operations to Palm Beach. “It’s organically grown. There’s no need to drag people down here. It’s a zero-income-tax jurisdiction.”” http://buff.ly/WszLB0 Should have done it year ago!!!

‘Wall St.’ flees NY for tax-free Fla.

http://www.nypost.com

The city’s hedge-fund executives are flying south — and it’s not for vacation. An increasing number of financial firms, especially private equity and hedge funds, are fed up with…
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Don’t forget FOUR insidious taxes that you don’t see: (1) the inflation tax — the FED has destroyed 99%of the value of the dollar in the last three or four decades; (2) the gas tax — gets added into every product sold and into every capital good used to make products, or deliver them; (3) the corporate tax — corps don’t pay tax, people do, they just pass it on; and (4) the estate tax — that turns productive assets into legal fees and schemes to avoid it as opposed to capital investment that improves society’s wealth — say goodbye to the family farm or a families’ small business. I’d assert that (a) the true tax rate is incalculable because it’s so well hidden; (B) it crushes the poor and middle class; and (c) some years we pay more than 100% of an annual year’s earnings in taxes! The loss of purchasing power means real savings goes down DESPITE rising account balances!!!!!!!!!

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MONEY: Don’t think your employer pays anything; you do!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Ignore taxes and benefits and anything other than the value equation.

Assume for a minute that an employee generate $100 of value for an employer.

And, that is the basis of the deal they strike.

Let’s say the employer is generous and give the employee ½ and keeps the other ½.

Employee winds up with $50.

Now lets factor in ONLY social security tax. (12.4% “split” 50/50)

Same value equation.

The $50 “earned” by the employee.

$6.20 split 50/50? 3.60 each.

So the employee gets $46.40, the Gooferment gets $6.20, and the employer retains a value of $46.40.

If to do the deal the employee has to give the employer $50 of value, then the employee has to be willing to take less.

So the employee has to be willing to take $43.80 so that the employer gets $50.

Cut through the illusion that the employer “pays half”!

The employee’s value equation is reduced by the tax that the employer pays.

Each deduction from your pay obviously you pay. But, every dollar your employer puts out on your behalf, ALSO, comes out of YOUR pocket.

Benefits are a bigger scam.

Remember that EVERYTHING comes out of your (the employee’s side of the value equation).

So any benefit that the employer “gives” you, you’re paying for.

And, for example, in the case of health benefits, the employer gets a tax deduction.

But, if you buy them, you don’t. (Yeah schedule A maybe after the % take back.)

How about life insurance? Same thing! They get a tax deduction on your money. And, that’s not deductible to you ever.

Argh!

It’s a rigged game and employees think the employer is being “magnanimous”.

Every item is like that: pension, 401k contribution, … everything has an angle that favors the employer.

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LIBERTY: Gooferment fails to protect property rights

Friday, January 27, 2012

http://lewrockwell.com/napolitano/napolitano37.1.html

How Much Economic Freedom Do We Have in the United States?
by Andrew P. Napolitano

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The root of economic freedom is the recognition of the right to own private property. That includes the right to utilize it unmolested, to dispose of it without anyone’s permission and to exclude anyone from it, even the government. Suffice it to say, no American president since the advent of the income tax and the Federal Reserve 100 years ago has fully accepted or meaningfully defended that right. The more the government extracts in taxes and the more it inflates the money supply, the more it rejects and assaults property rights.

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There is not a single example in human history of central economic planning producing more prosperity than a free market. The framers understood that. That’s why they wrote a Constitution that prohibited an income tax, forbade the states from interfering with contracts, and prevented the feds from taking life, liberty or property without due process. All those constitutional prohibitions have been nullified by amendment or disregarded by consensus.

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From the diktats (i.e., what the politicians call “laws” and “regulations”) that deprive folks of their property, to the taxes and inflation to just steal their wealth, we have no property rights.

In New Jersey, the real estate property tax mostly to support the Gooferment Skrules turns owners into defacto “renters.

How can you think we are free?

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POLITICAL: Irish pensioners targets of revenue enhancement

Thursday, January 19, 2012

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Irish-pensioners-fury-over-new-taxes-137097448.html

Irish pensioners fury over new taxes
Previously “untouchable” state services get cuts
ByPADDY CLANCY,Irish Voice Reporter
Published Thursday, January 12, 2012, 7:57 AMUpdated Thursday, January 12, 2012, 7:57 AM

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Savage cuts to a host of previously “untouchable” state services are now being actively considered by the government as a result of Ireland’s dire financial position.

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In the search for money to feed the Gooferment spending habit, the “pensioners” are a good target. They don’t “move” so quick. But they do vote.

Look for this idea to travel over the pond and get adopted here.

The USA Gooferment is in perpetual deficit, with an incalculable debt, the IRA / 401K total is about 14T$. Look for the politicians and bureaucrats to steal that.

You heard it. Steal it in exchange for an “enhanced social security benefit”.

Argh!

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MONEY: Capture all your medical or job search deductions NEXT year!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Here’s an idea of a “new year’s resolution”. First a little background. This year, my wife was diagnosed with a form of pre-leukemia. It’s been a mess in every dimension. As I sit here thinking about it, and tax time, I wish I had captured all the medical expenses. It’s just one more straw breaking my “camel’s back”. But this year, I have a strategy. I have a blank check register. I’m going to contemporaneously log every expense in the “check” register. I should be able to capture EVERY medical expense. I’ll let you know at the end of the year how I make out.

p.s., I think the same strategy would work for Job Seekers who also have deductible expenses. I shudder to think of all the expense deductions I have missed over the years. Argh! But new year, and self-granted amnesty for all mistakes in the prior year. But still, it gripes me to have missed the opportunity.

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INTERESTING: What’s the rest of the story?

Monday, December 21, 2009

http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2009/12/18/3649762-wash-woman-gets-15-months-for-tax-evasion

Wash. woman gets 15 months for tax evasion
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:39 PM EST
Associated Press

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SEATTLE — As the secretary and treasurer of Falcon Construction, Michelle Bielaski was supposed to turn over to the IRS taxes withheld from employee paychecks.

Instead, the 48-year-old Bellevue, Wash., woman spent the money herself — $2.5 million of it.

Now she’s been sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay the taxes back in restitution.

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I’m sure the gooferment doesn’t like a thief stealing its loot!

Serious, was she sentenced for the theft? In which case, the article’s title is wrong.

Where is she going ot get 2.5M$ for restitution?

And, based on what little I know, I bet the construction company has to pay the 2.5M$ to the IRS. So I guess a bankruptcy is in their future.

I just find this “interesting” on so many levels.

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MONEY: The Roth IRA Conversion Conundrum

Monday, December 14, 2009

http://www.edelmanfinancial.com/galleries/default-file/ipf_12_09.pdf

Ric Edelman in “The Roth IRA Conversion Conundrum” points out while you CAN convert your IRA to a ROTH. Unless the circumstances are just right, you shouldn’t. Why all the BUZZ about doing it? Well guess who makes out if you do it? Yup, the brokers and the gooferment! Paying taxes when it is not needed or wrong is always disastrous

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