"Are we, as Citizens, obligated to act to prevent the current federal government from self-destructing and in the process likely destroying Constitutional government in The United States, perhaps permanently? Or is our "obligation"…"
"Kind of a side bar somewhat peripherally related thought: If the use of dirty old coal and that stinking petroleum for generating electricity and for heating in the U. S. should be outlawed by either legislation or administrative foolflat, would we…"
"And while we are at it, can we rid ourselves of the oxymoronic phrase, "crony capitalism" and replace it with the more accurately descriptive phrase "crony socialism."
There is cronyism aplenty. To our great benefit,…"
"I have one that I would like to pass on. I hope you don't mind me posting it here. It does kinda sorta fit in the thread.
Winning the Debate Fri Sep 26 01:00:00 EDT 2014
Progressives are bred in herds. Conservatives are…"
"Fool and genius are not necessarily mutually exclusive conditions. A highly intelligent fool is the most dangerous kind of fool. The thinking and the decisions made by the world's most powerful intellect can be only as good as the…"
"From what I have been able to determine, the prevailing modeling process is to disregard water vapor and develop "dry air" theories for the purpose of calculating and then understanding the "greenhouse effect." That…"
"Priebus, Rove and company give the appearance of being so clueless that they don't have a clue that they are clueless.
Do the muckety-mucks care whether their political positions have appeal to the 'disaffecteds' as long as they can…"
"Thomas Jefferson especially, but others as well, should be included in the short list of "wise heads who were willing to see the light" who are named in the last paragraph. There are none so blind as those who will see only those…"
"Let me point out that it is not any of the other 49 states of the Union with whom we and others in our individual states are fed up and disgusted; It is the strange little foreign country that is called The District of Columbia and the criminal…"
"Think eviction, not secession. Think devolution of powers, not revolution against power. And, above all, think of The Constitution as being the prevailing verbal blueprint that can provide the guiding light for getting our states, thus…"
"Thanks, Seton. A system in which a government or governments or faux government agencies such as the federal reserve banks are involved as primary participants simply cannot be a capitalistic system. Capitalism is an economic system…"
"Judson, I don't think the Republicans will understand why if they don't win the Senate. The members of the Republican fustercluck in Washington are so clueless that they don't have a clue that they may be clueless.…"
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".