"Ray, Death by "Crony socialism" provides a more apt description for what has been done to us and what was once the most prosperous system of free market capitalism that had ever existed on the planet.
To call what we have a system…"
"Jo, Not being able to win in California maybe should be considered a plus for most of the rest of the states, hmmm.
She is currently in the Bay Area, but she began life in Austin, Texas as Ms. Carly Sneed. Her father became a federal…"
"Wall Street, collectively, has become the primary beneficiary of the system of crony socialism that has "smothered" what was once the leading prosperity producing system of free market capitalism that has ever existed on the planet.…"
"The attached is the text of the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution. (Scroll down to section 4.) Has the time come? -- or has the time come and gone but wouldn't have if we didn't have a Vice President who is even less…"
"Mike, there is a built in positive (regenerative) feedback loop that feeds the cost of all taxes of all kinds back to the nation's economy where the costs flow through the economy's supply chains to be embedded in the prices that are paid…"
"Few Americans will ever trust a group of any name that has taken on the aspect of being a "shadow government" that has international influence and global aspirations. Nor will very many trust known members of such groups.…"
"The question that has now arisen is whether Cruz is Constitutiionally eligible to hold the office of United States Senator.
Not only does it appear he is not a 'natural born citizen' of the US, it appears he is not a US citizen and since…"
"Barack Obama’s Father was never a U.S. Citizen. Ted Cruz’s Father was never a U.S. citizen either, until he naturalized 35 years after Ted’s birth. Ted remained a legal citizen of Canada until he renounced his Canadian citizenship…"
"At what point did our political parties -- both of them -- begin to devolve from the most enlightened system of governments that had ever existed to a crony socialist system that is providing such a primitive system of governance that it would not…"
"Cronyism is the core plank of the Obama policy platform. If you want to find other governments that operate in a similar manner, look to the so-called democratic republics that prevail across the continent of Africa. Just as Islam is a…"
"I agree. It has already started. The fact that he was born in Canada and that his father was an expatriate Cuban Citizen at the time of his birth will become a constant drumbeat from the left-listing institutional media. Never mind…"
"Any Presidential candidate who put the well-being of the rest of the country ahead of the financial maneuverings of the crony socialist politicians in The District of Columbia and the crony socialist financialists on Wall Street would have not a…"
"There are many important things to keep in mind about the secondary effects of reducing spending. Here is one of them. The nation's financial system is a SYSTEM, and both government spending and taxes are parts of the system.…"
"Additionally, our state governments need to summon from somewhere enough political courage to be willing to begin to sever the umbilical cords of financial dependants that Congress has constructed to The Treasury and then put in the hands of federal…"
"The time has come for all real nation-loving patriots to stand forth and get behind a real conservative and PUSH. It has been a long time since the Citizens of America had a federal government that was deserving of their allegiance. …"
I will tell you that many people don't believe that they make a difference. This is why they are ignored. My sister-in-law who has a very full time job told me I am too busy to start an organization. So I said join an effort. Then she said she was too busy to find a organization. She had to know exactly what the organization did and about the money. I told her to join our effort (which is not even solution specific and we take no 3rd party money) The name is too contenious. Register with a bogus name. It is too much trouble to set-up a new FB account. So I told she didn't want to do anything - and she told me that she writes her Congressman. And I told her honestly, you are not writing your Congressman you are writing a 19-year old intern. She doesn't believe that she makes a difference, and gets mild self enjoyment from writing letters of outrage and indignation.
There are a lot of people like her. She votes straight ticket Republican so no matter what they do, they will get her vote and money no less. She is part of the problem. She is willing to sit in a problem thinking that the Republican version of the problem is smaller than the Democratic version. She doesn't believe that she makes a difference.
The first thing that we can do - and this isn't just about SS - is believe that we make a difference.
True. I am sure you are a lovely soul because you are interested in the truth. I must insist that every tax paid is in some way connected to what we produce including individual taxes since the money we earn is included in the price of what we purchase. Since we must pay some taxes I would rather those companies making lots of money share in that process and if the playing field is competitive they may not be able to just add the tax to the price. I liked the whole system better when the anti-trust laws broke up large businesses.
I see no reason that Big businesses shouln't pay taxes. When capitalism started in this country by Presbyterians they believed that businesses had a social obligation to help the society from which they gained their largess. I don't see any mreason why we as tax payers should help big business to make more money. They should pay taxes, get no deductions especially for their machines wearing out , and they should get no susidies. The more the people in Washington give to capitalists the more the capitalists give money to them to win eloections.
Tom : I read your comment about the feds charging fees instead of the income tax.
I would rather have the feds have only one avenue to tax and that would be a flat rate income tax on the states gross income.
Then the feds cannot tax businesses or individuals, only the states' treasury.
This makes the state the primary taxing agency for the businesses and individuals within the state's boarders. Each state would have a different tax law so they would then be in competition with each other to attract businesses.
Also, the IRS would only have 50 income tax returns to process.
Yes, this cuts the IRS down to almost nothing.
I explain this all in my blog "Regaining Freedom".