The real scandal is the tax code. What we have now is a horrible piece of crap. Of course, Obama and the Democrats love it because it allows them to dole out favors to special interest groups. I am a fan of the flat tax. That would solve the problems and it would be a huge boost to the economy. I am okay with a national sales tax, but I have some huge concerns about it (and I have never seen those concerns addressed). But the current tax code is terrible, and that is no accident.
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What a great argument for a flat tax! I personally don’t feel married because the state says I am. There are far more important and salient reasons I consider myself married (including religious ones). I don’t need “Big Brother” to ratify my marital status. It’s not like I even want the approval. I just don’t care what they think.
Now if everyone were taxed at, say 17%, we wouldn’t have this kind of crap happen. My wife has $0 in income. Take 17% of that. Take my income and bill 17%. Fair, eh? But why should “Big Brother” care if I’m married, single, have a girlfriend, am gay, or whatever? Do they care that I like dogs rather than cats? Do they care that I like blue better than red? Why on earth?
Is their a link between the timing of death and taxes? I would guess so.
Of course, it doesn’t personally impinge on me, because i’m not looking to be a beneficiary of an estate worth that much. But then again, I’m not someone else who wants to inherit the family farm or well-drilling business, for example. Those kinds of people might well see their future prospects stolen by Obama and the government.
I think the Republicans should give Obama every single thing he wants. Then it will be quite clear (even to uninformed voting morons) whose fault this is and whose policies are sheer bull crap. Yes, it will be painful for everyone, but stupid people voted for pain. They should have an abundance of it. It’s just unfortunate that those of us who are not foolish have to share in their ruin. The Republicans should advertise that their plan would avert the crisis but that, in deference to stupid people everywhere, they will reluctantly and against their better judgment go along with Obama.
Make Obama own it.
we don’t understand just how bad regulations are for business. This is a “hidden tax.” It also goes along very nicely with Obama’s view of the world.
Ann Coulter is correct.
The democrats want even higher taxes on the rich. I think the GOP should give it to them. And NO deduction for state taxes (on Federal returns) and NO Hollywood tax breaks.
THEN let’s see what that does to the economy. Hey, the voters have spoken (the bastards)*
* Quoting a NY congressman who lost an election.
Give the democrats what they say they want. Give it to them good and hard. Would it be a bit painful? Yep. They have made their bed and now we should let them wallow in it. They pursue policies that would ruin things–so let them.
Republicans have worked hard to mitigate the disastrous effects of a democrat economy, but no more (I hope). Give it to them, and let the electoral and economic house of cards come tumbling down. I’m tired of protecting them from themselves.
Secession is not a viable solution. This is. I hope that this course won’t be the end of us all, but there seem to be few other choices. You want it? You got it. But it won’t be like a frog being boiled slowly, by degrees.
If you murder your parents, don’t beg the court for mercy on the grounds that you are an orphan.
My boys are involved in Martial Arts. The place where they study is right now fighting the state tax commission. Why?
Well, the state tax commission has gone after several martial arts studios around here, saying that they are “membership” organizations like fitness clubs and therefore owe state sales tax. The studios have said that they simply teach classes and as a service (rather than a good) they are not liable for sales taxes. It should be relatively easy to solve.
Well, “my” studio had to hire an attorney for $350 an hour to defend themselves. When their accountant protested, the state tax commission threatened him, saying that they would audit each and every case he has done and try to find a problem if he continued to defend them. They would make him pay.
None of the other studios want to defend, because they are worried about being targeted next (they have an “eat me last” philosophy). “Nice studio you’ve got there. It’d be a shame if something happened to it…”
Here’s what I think: The state is hurting for money and so they are going after people and extorting money out of them. Velcome to zee Obama economy, comrade! When anyone protests, they get threats.
If these facts are true, it’s disgusting. It’s an abuse of governmental power. It’s despotism. It is part and parcel of leftism–it always has been and it always will be.
Oh, and not every studio was hit. Only the ones they thought had the extortion money. So the “law” is not even applied evenly. They are hoping that there are no legal challenges. In any case, it costs the studio $350 an hour (plus the accountant) to protest, while it costs the state nothing to press the case. This is why we need a “loser pays” system.
If these facts are even a little correct, if I were the judge I would rule that this case is “frivolous” and make the state liable for all expenses. At some point you have to stand up for what is right.