This blog consists mostly of common sense responses to happenings (news articles, political events, etc) that just cry out for someone to say "WHOA! Hang on a second, here!" Too many people get away with just inventing their own facts as they bull-rush their way through an argument.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Preview: some 2012 election images.

Obama, of course, never stopped his 2008 campaign, conducting an average of more than 1 partisan political speech, address or broadcast per day.  He segued to 2012 most obviously by presenting another partisan, campaign speech at a joint session of congress - - unheard of.

Anyway, here is a sample of things we will be seeing, since the Right is starting to respond:

First up is Barrack, allowing his delusions of competency to get the better of him.

(raw) Obama: I am a Warrior for the Middle Class by LocalNews-GrabNetworks

Now, outside of his campaign strategy office (writing the teleprompter text for this speech), Obama has never been called a "warrior" of any kind (except, perhaps, by his appointees or fellow Globalist, Socialist enemies of the Constitution), let alone "for the middle class", a group that generally struggles to work and pay its own way (as opposed to freeloading entitlement junkies). A 'war monger', constantly stirring up class warfare and hatred among our own people?  Certainly.  A 'divisive, anti-American egomaniac'? You betcha ...self evident. An 'incompetent, narcissistic, elitist, Globalist, academic, Socialist, cowardly, malingering, duplicitous, race-baiter'? Yeah, okay, I'll buy that; along with a growing majority of the American electorate.

By way of simple fact checking,  "millionaires and billionaires" pay an income tax rate many times that of "a plumber or secretary".  He just lied, and he knows it (or his incompetence really is limitless).  He referred to Warren Buffett's assertion that his "secretary" (personal assistant - we are assuming pay of $50k to $75k) pays a higher rate (actually about 15%) than Buffett (35%, plus Obama additions and capital gains rates of 25%).  He lied too, and he knows it.  But Buffett does most of his production offshore (robbing Americans of jobs like Obama "Jobs czar" Jeffery Immelt) and has many attorneys doing nothing but ensuring that he gets all the loopholes and perks in our bloated, incomprehensible tax code.  Nonetheless, the richest 2% pays almost half of all income tax payments actually received by IRS and the bottom 50% pays no tax whatsoever.  If IRS knows this, so does Obama, who refuses to do more than talk about actual tax code reform (plugging the loopholes).

Next is one of the first efforts by a Republican, in this case Governor Rick Perry:

Now, SophosArchaeus is not yet endorsing Perry (unless you are reading this after the GOP convention and he is the candidate.  Perry has made mistakes [along with all human beings save one that I am aware of {and He now sits at the right hand of GOD } ] ). He admits them and moves on, rather than pretending to perfection like the current resident of our White House.  There may be a better conservative/candidate.  The important thing is to wrest the protection of our Constitution out of the (being charitable) careless hands of the Progressive Socialists.  Don't make the mistake of believing that Hillary or any other "Modern Progressive (Socialist)" would do anything to repair the damage of the last three years.  They might be less incompetent and demagogic, but they have the same ends.  ANY sincere conservative, anyone you have seen on the stage at the debates, would be vastly superior for the welfare of the nation.  Some better than others, but all with at least an honest desire to defend the nation and help her people.

With a successful campaign and the help of providence, we will avoid another term (or many - - since the Constituion and will of the people are being flouted with impunity) that we cannot afford.  And we can begin the long process of repairing the intentional damage inflicted on our image, economy and unity.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Folly of 'Taxing the Rich' - Jim's Blog - Home - United States Senator Jim DeMint

The Folly of 'Taxing the Rich' - Jim's Blog - Home - United States Senator Jim DeMint

 This is a rather long, but very detailed and accurate explanation of why Obama's and any Socialist economic "recovery program" will ultimately fail, while free market Capitalism is almost always successful through history.  Please take your time and read it through and check all of the charts from official sources - taken in this case from actual revenues received by the I.R.S., not some pre-loophole "rate" in the bloated tax code or GOP press release.
Thank you, Sen DeMint

Sunday, September 18, 2011

New “Buffett” hypocrisy tax

In “Obama to seek minimum tax rate on millionaires” (A-14 of Sunday’s Arizona Republic) yet another class warfare shot is fired by the White House.  When the majority is clamoring for a simplified Tax Code (and Obama pays lip service to "reform") the Democrats want to add yet another bracket; another layer of unfairly higher taxes on “the rich”.  The top 2% of the rich already pay (IRS records of actual revenue received) over 47% of all income taxes.   The top 10% pay over 75% of all taxes paid.  They are also most of the employers.  Meanwhile, the lower 50% of all Americans pay no income tax whatsoever.  Obama says “the rich should pay their fair share”.

This plan is called the “Buffett rule”, after billionaire Warren Buffett.  That’s funny, because Buffett constantly pushes for higher taxes, yet he pays an army of attorneys to seek out every loophole for himself and always pays the minimum required.  In fact, he owes back taxes but is appealing the case.  He ships Americans’ jobs overseas with the best of them (like Obama’s Jobs czar Jeffery Immelt and G.E.).  And though the IRS accepts donations, Buffett has never gotten out his checkbook to give voluntarily.  No, he got his billions, but wants to buddy up with those trying to deny the American dream (be as successful as you can be) to others.

“The rich” (employers and investors) want to get richer, as we all do.  Employers want to employ more to produce more and investors want to invest more to get more returns.  They can’t do that in the environment of uncertainty Obama and the Progressive Socialists have created.  It costs more in taxes, mandated health care, punitive regulations and artificially expensive energy than they can earn by putting their cash reserves to work.  The “deal of the week” from the administration doesn’t extend into the future, so why hire a worker when the advantages disappear in a year or two and you have to fire him?  Lastly, when anyone is successful, they pay existing taxes and buy goods and services from neighbors. When those people do better, they can buy more stuff and pay their taxes, too.  They also support charities, which historically dwarf government hand-outs, but are shriveling under the Progressives.

Maryland and New York recently passed “millionaire taxes” and productive people retired, limited production, or moved out of state.  Boeing wants to build (not move) a new plant and hire 1,000 new workers in ‘right-to-work’ South Carolina, but was illegally denied by Obama’s stacked Labor Board.  Taxation and regulation result in higher unemployment and lower revenues. 

A rising tide raises all boats.  A heavy hand smothers prosperity.

Who is John Galt?