Aug 28, 2010 Political
A very touching and poignant video. Instead of Al Gore’s film, this should be shown in schools.
God bless this country and the men and women who serve to keep her free despite the progressive agenda of destruction.
Never surrender, never submit.
Feb 3, 2009 Political
The tax cheat that Barack Obama selected to be the head of Health and Human Services, Tom Daschle, has withdrawn from consideration for the office. It was learned that Daschle had not paid over 100 thousand dollars in income taxes. This revelation came on the heels of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s failure to pay tens of thousands of dollars in taxes and the withdrawal of Nancy Killefer who would be the nation’s first Chief Performance Officer, whatever that is. She withdrew because, you guessed it, she failed to pay taxes for her domestic help. The help probably did not have green cards.
What does it say about an administration when its Performance Officer does not perform to well with regard to paying taxes?
So we have three people selected by Obama and all of them had trouble with paying taxes. This would have been a serious blow to his idea of having the most ethical White House but he blew that himself when he made exceptions to his new rules immediately after he signed them. He hired a lobbyist which is the exact opposite of what he promised when campaigning and what he wrote as an order.
While all of this was going on the White House press secretary was busy telling people that this was the most ethical White House in history. I heard it replayed on the radio and I could swear he said they had written down the most stringent rules for ethics of any president in history. Just because you write it down does not make it so. Writing the rules is one thing, following them is another…
So PMSNBC was in on the Daschle departure with Andrea Mitchell telling how she just got off the phone with Daschle and she thought he had been moved to tears. Boo fricking hoo. He is only crying because he paid all that money in taxes and still did not get the job. Newsbusters reports that Mitchell said that even if Democrats were concerned about Daschle’s failure to pay his taxes they supported him publicly. She indicated that the GOP would look like the ones who took him down and kept the president from getting who he wanted:
Later, while speaking to DeMint, Mitchell bristled at the South Carolina senator’s contention that Democrats were also skeptical of Daschle’s nomination. The journalist chided, “Well, Senator DeMint, you can say that the Democrats were uncomfortable as well, but they were all supporting him publicly.” She then lectured, “So, this does read to the public as though the Republicans went after this man, someone that the President very much wanted, and brought him down.”
Let me clear this up for the dimwitted Mitchell. The only person who brought Tom Daschle down was Tom Daschle. He failed to pay his taxes and this revelation comes on the heels of the news that Tim Geithner did not pay his taxes. The GOP did not take this man down, he took himself down.
This, of course, is a major problem with liberals. They do not understand personal responsibility. Daschle is responsible for what he does, or does not do. Many Democrats were not happy with the fact that Daschle did not pay his taxes since the number of them who don’t is rising and the American public is getting a first hand look at the hypocrisy that is the Democratic party.
They like to raise taxes because they don’t pay them…
And people said that Bush gave tax cuts to the rich. Looks like rich Democrats gave themselves tax cuts.
One other thing for Andrea Mitchell. We don’t care who Obama wants. If the person is of questionable character or is not qualified to do the job then that person does not deserve to be confirmed. In this case, Daschle neglected to pay his taxes.
The real issue that people should be focusing on is why is Obama nominating so many unpatriotic people to be in his administration? This is not the Flag pin patriotism (another flip flop now that I think about it) this is about real honest to goodness Joe Biden (he was the smartest man in the Senate you know) said so patriotism.
When discussing taxes during the campaign Joe Biden said:
Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday that paying more in taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans. In a new TV ad that repeats widely debunked claims about the Democratic tax plan, the Republican campaign calls Obama’s tax increases “painful.”
Noting that wealthier Americans would indeed pay more, Biden said: “It’s time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.” Scared Monkeys [emphasis mine]
It is patriotic for Americans to pay taxes, especially the wealthy ones. Joe Biden said so.
Geithner did not pay. Daschle did not pay. Killefer did not pay.
These people, who were nominated by Barack Obama, are not patriotic according to the Joe Biden school of patriotism. And though he is not an Obama nominee you can add Charlie Rangel to the list of unpatriotic people because he failed to pay some of his taxes as well.
Is it OK to question their patriotism now?
As an aside, wasn’t it ironic that Joe Biden took a cheap shot at Chief Justice John Roberts for messing up the oath of office and then messed up while swearing in Hillary Clinton? Jammie Wearing Fool
Oct 15, 2008 Satire
Dear Mr. Soros and Ms. Winfrey,
I am writing to you because you are both extremely rich people who have enough money to make a lot of people millionaires without batting an eye. I appreciate the hard work you have done to earn that money and for all the years I have been political I have believed that you should keep as much of it as possible and that your tax rates should be the same as the guy making 50k a year. I mean, we all receive the same benefit from the country so why not pay the same percentage.
The purpose of my letter is to ask you for your support on behalf of Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Ms. Winfrey (I watched you on WJZ in Baltimore when you did local news) I know that you are liberal and support the Obama/Biden ticket and that is your right. Mr. Soros, there is no doubt that you are liberal and so far to the left that you are holding up the wall. I need your support per the guidance of the Democrats on the top of the ticket.
Joe Biden said that people who make more than 250k should pay more in taxes because it was patriotic. This past week Barack Obama told a plumber that he wanted to redistribute the wealth because he believes that is how you make everyone successful.
Keeping this in mind, I am asking each of you to demonstrate your patriotism by sending me one million dollars. That is only 500k a piece and a drop in the bucket with regard to your total wealth. This will help you to do what Joe and Barry want. You will demonstrate you are true patriots and you will spread the wealth around (to me) so that this guy who is not rich can do better. Barry wants this, Joe wants this and I want your money. By sending it to me you will avoid the middle man known as government, an entity that seems to cause a mess when it has taxpayer money. Sending it direct is best for all concerned (especially me).
I realize that this will be a burden to me because then I will be a millionaire and have to pay higher taxes but that is a burden I am ready to bear if it will make me patriotic and help spread the wealth in Obama’s perverse version of trickle down economics. I am certainly ready to bear that burden if it means I can become a millionaire.
Before you dismiss my request outright, I again remind you that this is what YOUR candidates want you to do.
With warmest regards,
Aug 17, 2008 Political
Barack Obama has a different logo each week and this week he is unveiling a logo that has the catchy phrase “Buy American, Vote for Barack Obama.” Obama, his people and their union puppets are trying to cast the sainted one as the true patriot with the best interests of Americans at heart. This is all in response to John McCain saying he would rather hear 50,000 Harleys than 200,000 Berliners to which the Obama camp pointed out that McCain voted against a bill that would require the US government to buy American made motorcycles.
As the Obama camp was quick to point out, McCain opposed legislation that would have forced the U.S. government to buy American-made motorcycles.
Let’s dispense with that first. While it is admirable to want to buy American the truth of the matter is that not all American made products are superior to others on the market and often the prices of American products are hugely inflated because of union workers and their contracts. On this issue, I agree with John McCain in that the government should not be forced to buy products simply because they are built here. There is a bidding process and it should be followed. Of course we have seen how that gets messed up when politicians want to dispense political favors (think Air Force refueling tanker).
Now on to the logo. I think it is supposed to be a combination of the Harley logo and the Obama logo but to tell the truth it appears like a flying a$$hole to me which is most appropriate when referring to the sainted one. You can see the logo at Lady J USA. [Thanks for the heads up Lady J]
I wonder how it is a man whose mother did not marry an American (she shopped elsewhere), who has a questionable past with regard to his birth records and who takes illegal donations from non citizens can discuss buying American with a straight face.
I also wonder if all the dope he used as a teen was American grown or imported from other countries.
The majority of Harley owners in this country are not the kind of people who would vote for Obama. His camp knows this and admits it is putting on a show to try and play them on the issue.
“Harley riders aren’t typically supportive of Democratic candidates,” the aide says. “But we’re making a play for them by saying that Obama’s economic policies are the true patriotic ones.” TPM
They are making a play by SAYING that Obama’s policies are the true patriotic ones. Saying something does not make it so. How this translates is; “We are saying that we are patriotic in order to fool these redneck, knuckle dragging bikers into voting for Obama.”
It is insulting to bikers and it questions John McCain’s patriotism. As far as that goes there is no comparison. McCain has a record of patriotism that is unmatched by any Democrat much less Obama. However, was it not Obama who said he would never question another person’s
“I will never question the patriotism of others in this campaign. And I will not stand idly by when I hear others question mine.” MSNBC
I guess we can add this to the growing list of lies and flip-flops the sainted one is compiling.
Anyone who votes for this guy is a moron or more likely, they are what I think his new logo looks like…
Apr 15, 2008 General
New York Times Op-Ed contributor Richard Conniff wrote a piece where he calls for us to abolish all taxes. his method for accomplishing this is to change the word taxes to dues. Conniff writes that this would take a page from the conservative play book where words are changed to reframe the debate. He cites changing the “estate tax” to “death tax” as an example. His rant gives the impression that conservatives are the ones who do this and it is our trick. Liberals would never do such a thing such as change their name to progressives to give the impression that they are on the move and because liberal has been defined as a dirty word.
Conniff said if we call them dues rather than taxes it will give people a sense of belonging.
But the word “dues” also plays into the psychology of group identity, and that can work to the benefit of conservatives and liberals alike. Consider that “tax” comes from the Latin for “appraise” with punitive overtones of “censure” or “fault,” as if wage-earners have done something wrong by their labors. “Dues,” in contrast, is rooted in social obligation and duty. NYT
Let us examine this because he might be on to something but if we change he has to be willing to live by the rules established with everything that is associated with the word dues. First of all, a tax is an appraisal. They appraise our work based upon how much we earn and then they take part of it and how much they take is based upon how much the appraised value is.
Dues are something one pays to belong to an organization. As Conniff puts it; dues are rooted in obligation and duty and I believe that would be an obligation and duty to the organization. In every organization I have belonged to the dues were the same for everyone and they were not based upon the value of my work. I also must note that people only pay dues to organizations they want to join. If they do not want to belong, they do not pay dues. Given this, people will be allowed to choose if they want to belong to the organization and if not they will not be required to pay any dues. Also, dues will be the same for everyone who decides to join. A person making a million dollars will pay the same dues as a person who makes ten thousand. We cannot make people pay different rates based upon salary because that would be an appraisal of their work which is a tax and taxes will have been abolished.
If, for some reason, Conniff advocates for mandatory membership then we need to decide what to do with the people who do not pay any dues. Right now, under the tax system, people who earn too little pay no taxes and yet they receive the greatest number of benefits from those now paying taxes. In an organization where dues are required non dues payers receive no benefits. In fact, people are not allowed to belong if they do not pay their dues. This might not be an issue because our dues will be fixed and not based on income (so everyone will have to pay) but if the powers that be decide that those less fortunate do not have to pay dues then they do not belong and they will not receive benefits of dues paying members. No welfare, no Medicaid, and no voting. If you want the same rights as members you have to pay your dues.
Mr. Conniff has opened a can of worms in his effort to smear conservatives and be cute at the same time. I think he is on to something and that we should switch to dues and follow the customary rules associated with dues. They must be the same for everyone, people may join if they wish, and those who do not join do not get any benefits of membership.
What say you Mr. Conniff, care to reframe this debate further or would you like to continue to be shown as a fool?