Sometimes Pain Is The Best Teacher

Sometimes people only learn when their mistake causes them some discomfort. Pick up a hot lid from a pot and you quickly learn that you should check or use a pot holder.

It seems that this might be the best approach for liberal run cities that have been in steady decline from decades of liberal “leadership”. Baltimore is one such city but there are plenty of others. Charm City, as Baltimore is known, is a cesspool of crime and liberal failure on display each and every day. Oh there are a few things that shine to be sure but even the sparkle of those things begins to fade as liberal ideology eventually ruins all that it touches.

Baltimore was once a thriving city but decades of liberalism and the dependents produced by that ideology have obliterated all sense of normalcy and forced it into an animal kingdom where thugs prey upon those whose circumstances will not allow them to leave.

Baltimore celebrated its 100th murder by firearm before the month of April came to a close. A city that has bought into the liberal idea of gun bans, needle exchanges, blame and victim status for its dependents had 100 gun murders in 4 months in a city that is part of a liberal state that has strict gun control. This is not supposed to happen. People are supposed to be enslaved on the liberal plantation and do what they are told so they can get their meal cards, their welfare checks and their free cell phones.

The city and its liberal leadership can’t figure out what is going on. The mayor says there are too many guns not even considering that the guns are not the problem and what she and her city has is too many CRIMINALS. I would wager a paycheck that the people murdered in Baltimore, the 100, were not murdered by people with legally owned firearms. These people were not murdered by others who have a clean criminal record or who have never interacted with the criminal justice system.

But to the hapless mayor the problem is too many guns.

The mayor ignores that the city spat in the face of its police force when its previous mayor gave a stand down order and allowed rioters to destroy the city (this led to her political demise) after the death of a career criminal while in police custody and the malicious prosecution of six officers by the State’s Attorney for Baltimore. All six cases were ruled in the officer’s favor. There are questions in my mind about some of the events leading to the death of that career criminal but no matter what happened the city handled it poorly. It was handled so poorly the State National Guard had to be activated to get things in order.

Now the new mayor, upset about the increased number of murders and clueless as to their cause, wants the federal government to help. She wants the Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist in keeping order in Baltimore and has been in talks with the Baltimore field office.

Since when does a city mayor communicate with the federal government for assistance? The city communicates with the state and the state communicates with the feds. That is how things should work. The mayor has bypassed the normal channel and ignored resources the state might have to get help from the federal government, the very federal government that is run by a man the mayor and her liberal colleagues cannot stand.

By the way, it is worth noting that Baltimore, in addition to being a Petri dish where welfare dependents are grown and released to suckle at the teat of government in return for votes every four years, is also a sanctuary city. The city ignores federal immigration law, turns a blind eye to illegal immigrants and then expects the federal government to come in and help with the problems.

Hell, I think the city has directed its prosecutors to take care in what they pursue if there is a chance the person is illegal because it might mean deportation. Let me interpret; ignore the petty lawbreakers and their crimes so they do not get deported. Yes folks, this is how stupid the liberals are but they do have some nerve.

It takes a lot of it to ask for help solving the problems you caused from people who you do not like and who you will not cooperate with.

I am sure this should all go through the state but the Trump Administration, if it decides to help and let the FBI assist, should force the city to cooperate with immigration laws. It should force the city to get rid of the sanctuary policies and start working to get the illegals out.

If the city declines then it can clean up its own mess which might be the best thing anyway. If the city is forced to deal with the pain of its policies perhaps those liberals will learn from that pain.

Who am I kidding? I am sure they can continue to blame too many guns as people continue to die, police officers continue to depart and citizens fortunate enough to escape do just that.

Because, you know, in liberal reality their policies are not the problem and all they ever need is a little more money or a little more legislation that infringes on the rights of others.

You know, for the children.

Pain is a great teacher but you at least have to have the ability and desire to learn…

Information:
CBS Baltimore

How Many Geithners Are There To Help Out?

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said that there will be hard times for Americans for a long time to come. He also said that Barack Obama rescued us from the second Great Depression, the financial mess caused by his party and their careless ways. Geithner is pushing lawmakers to raise the debt ceiling so that we will not default. This is hyperbole designed to stir up the masses because we will not default. The country takes in 200 billion dollars a month and the amount needed to service the debt is about 20 Billion dollars, or ten percent of what we take in.

What we will not have is money to pay for the items that are not associated with servicing the debt. We will not default on our debt but we will have to cut way back on some programs, programs that should have been paired down or eliminated a long time ago.

As Geithner is out predicting doom and gloom the Democrats are pushing for 2 trillion dollars in tax increases coupled with 4 trillion dollars in cuts (over ten years). This is a non starter for Republicans who know that raising taxes in a bad economy is not a good thing and that lower taxes, in general, are better for our financial health.

But since we are talking about taxes perhaps we should explore an area where more tax revenue can be brought in. Why don’t we go after people like Tim Geithner, you know, those who don’t pay their taxes.

There are a number of people in this country who do not pay the taxes they owe. Hell, look how many Obama appointees or nominees to positions had tax problems. If this is a representation of the Democrat political class in this country then there are a lot of people out there we can go after to increase revenue. There are lot of them and you know who they are. These are the folks, like John Kerry, who think it is perfectly OK to tax us to death but who go out of their way to avoid paying the taxes they owe. Kerry did not keep his luxury yacht in his home state in order to avoid paying the taxes. He also pays taxes at the lower rate in his state.

So I propose that we audit every person in this country who is in a government elected or appointed position including advisers who receive no federal pay so that we can ensure they are paying their fair share of the tax burden. Tim Geithner did not pay his taxes and, come to think of it, neither did Charlie Rangel. It is high time we hold these people’s feet to the fire and make them pay up.

Before they start going after the people in this country who pay nearly all the taxes they need to go after those who are trying to get that money.

Maybe if we find all these tax dodgers and make them pay we will have enough money to cover the debt. Likely not but why let that stop us since the fact that taxing the rich at 100% would not pay off the debt does not stop these people from going after them.

We are hurting and Geithner says it will continue for a long time. It is because people like him failed to pay up coupled with failed Democrat policies that we are in this mess in the first place.

Time for pitchforks and torches…

Cave Canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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Detroit Deserves To Waste Taxpayer Money

Councilwoman JoAnn Watson of Detroit is saying that the city deserves (get that, deserves) a bailout at least as big as the one GM received. This is, of course, assuming you think GM deserved to be bailed out. Conservatives believe that GM and any other company that could not make it should be left to fail. Some other entity can then come in and take the failure’s place. Watson is a liberal, in a liberal city, that has been run into the ground by liberals and now she wants the American taxpayer to foot the bill.

Why should Detroit get any money from people who do not live there and who do not visit there? Why does Detroit DESERVE bailout money?

Why would we give that city our money just so it could spend it on the failed liberal policies that got it in the mess in the first place?

Detroit deserves better leadership and it deserves people who can run a city without running it into the ground. Watson is a typical liberal. Promise the world to people until a majority of them depend on government (and the producers leave) to exist and then beg for someone to bail them out when the policies fail.

How about Detroit revamp its tax system and entice businesses to move there and invest instead of begging taxpayers from across the nation to foot the bill for policies that guarantee poverty?

And while she is at it perhaps she can tap some of Detroit’s rich alumni** and ask them for the money?

One thing is certain, the taxpayer should not foot the bill for Detroit or any other city (or state) whether they think they deserve it or not.

**Not everyone on this list is rich but quite a few are.

Cave Canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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The Beatles Foretold of Obama

The Beatles (a famous musical group for those of you too young) had a song about the Tax Man. They could have been talking about the Democratic Party in general but they must have known that Barack Obama was going to appear in the future because everything in that song could apply to his plans for America. Barack Obama has already indicated that he would raise the cap on income subject to Social Security, an action that throws good money at a bad problem with addressing he root cause.

Now Obama is saying that he will raise the Capital Gains tax to no mre than 28% (nearly double what it is now). Of course Obama wants people to believe that this will only affect the rich because in the world of liberalism only rich people make enough money to have capital gains. However, about half the country owns stock and other items that would be subject to the higher tax so everyone who invests for the future will have that future attacked by Obama, the Tax Man. The rich, well they know how to shelter their money. Warren Buffet, a man Obama claims to have discussed his tax ideas with, shelters his money. John Kerry’s wife earned 2.54 million dollars in non taxable interest by investing in things she did not have to pay taxes on. The rich know how to avoid taxes. The rest of us will end up paying the 28% to fuel the government but once again, Obama misses the boat because higher taxes stifle investment and they do not address the root cause of the problem.

The real problem is out of control spending. The federal government spends more than it takes in and it continually invents new ways to spend more and more. Little is ever cut and lawmakers fight tooth and nail to keep pork projects and earmarks which waste taxpayer money. This country does not pay too little in taxes, we spend too much. Social programs account for around 70% of the budget. Congress never cuts programs or consolidates, it just makes new programs and adds money to failing ones. Couple this with earmarks and spending spirals (not like Hillary’s airplane) out of control.

Obama wants to add to the tax burden of the people in this country. There is no need for this and it is regressive. An increase in the capital gains tax will stifle investment and add to our economic woes. Increasing taxes on wealthy will lead to creation of fewer jobs. Obama claims to be for change and he claims to be progressive with new and progressive ideas but his ideas are the same old worn out, tried and failed liberal tax and spend programs that keep people enslaved to the government.

The Beatles described Obama and liberals quite well:

One, two, three, four…
Hrmm!
One, two, (one, two, three, four!)

Let me tell you how it will be;
There’s one for you, nineteen for me.
‘Cause I’m the taxman,
Yeah, I’m the taxman.

Should five per cent appear too small,
Be thankful I don’t take it all.
‘Cause I’m the taxman,
Yeah, I’m the taxman.

(if you drive a car, car;) – I’ll tax the street;
(if you try to sit, sit;) – I’ll tax your seat;
(if you get too cold, cold;) – I’ll tax the heat;
(if you take a walk, walk;) – I’ll tax your feet.

Taxman!

‘Cause I’m the taxman,
Yeah, I’m the taxman.

Don’t ask me what I want it for, (ah-ah, mister Wilson)
If you don’t want to pay some more. (ah-ah, mister heath)
‘Cause I’m the taxman,
Yeah, I’m the taxman.

Now my advice for those who die, (taxman)
Declare the pennies on your eyes. (taxman)
‘Cause I’m the taxman,
Yeah, I’m the taxman.

And you’re working for no one but me.

Taxman!

Big Dog