"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 fear that if we depend on those who are in government to remedy Uncle Slothful's obesity problem the wait for the remedy will be longer than the amount of time that most of us have left in this life.....And likely much longer than this…"
"The "mechanics" of a government controlled socialist economy are such that the laws of nature absolutely dictate that the amount of cost that is produced by a socialist economy must be greater than the amount of worth…"
"The RINO's are running away from those imaginary things that go 'bump' in the night and they squeal 'wee, wee, wee' all the way home as they wee, wee, wee in their pants in fear of the Democrat's base…"
"Did you happen to notice the facial resemblance between Gorbachev and the man in the moon? It is my theory that a Russian socialist would be so trusted by so many people in Western countries because he had a face that seemed really familiar to…"
"Nancy, The Fed pump priming does result in some stuff happenin'. For instance, after it has been laundered, their counterfeited currency shows up at the IRS as well as the revenue collections departments of other government as additional…"
"Paul, to pay the asset balances to a government or governments, the assets must first be sold through the market and liquidated. Who will be the buyers if all of the investors are operating in a forced sale mode? Does the Federal Reserve…"
"I have gotten to the point that I try to tippety-toe around when predicting the when and how of what I think is the inevitable and unavoidable demise of this nation's currency and the collapse of its financial system as a part of the bargain.…"
"Think eviction, not secession. Cede the US federal government to the United Nations and then evict and kick the resulting horrifically screwed up agglomeration out of our country. Or just pull the plug and shut it down. They must…"
"Arent we there already without having given it a name that identifies it as UBI? For reasons that I no longer remember, the Salmon River in Idaho is known as "The River of No Return." I think we have a social assistance system…"
"Thank you for using the more concise and more accurately descriptive phrase "crony socialism" rather than using the inaccurate-to-the-point-of-silliness oxymoron "crony capitalism." It can be cronyism or it can be…"
"I think the inevitable train wreck actually began to happen about 10 years ago. It's just that it is in the form of a slow motion head-on -- or face first -- collision with reality that is of the nature that no nation would be able to…"
"Do you remember this one? How many comments made by Obama and/or by one of the ditzy members of his goof ball administration in just the past month does this apply?
Ronald Reagan used the quote: "Well, the trouble with our…"
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".