Wake Up!

Don't you love the way the House approved new Oil Spill Legislation... Vote for it or you are against safe guards for drilling and of course the cap for damages has to be lifted.  What fool thinks that these are things that shouldn't be fixed... and while we have the opportunity, let's add a new tax for conservation!   So, the liberals once again take advantage of the opportunity to slap on a new tax in a situation that can't be refused. 

And people think ... yeah... they make lots of money... TAX 'EM.  Shaking head and wondering how everyone skipped ECON 101.  Corporations don't pay taxes!  Expenses such as taxes and employee theft are built into the prices of goods and services.  Not only will they pass the cost of the tax onto the consumer but the consumer will pay higher sales taxes on goods and services because the price has increased.

I know, my socialist friends have a solution, nationalize the industry and make it fair.  We shouldn't let corporations behave like this... let's tell that to the 30 other countries who have tried and failed with socialism... I'm sure we'll overcome human nature and get it right this time!  If it weren't for the dire consequences of the failure of socialism, I'd agree... let's give it a try.  But unlike them, I don't ignore the facts of history and sociology so I say WAKE UP and stop allowing them to sneak in TAX after TAX after TAX.  And don’t force your congressman to vote for mostly good legislation – if it isn’t all good then chuck it in the bin and do it right this time!
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4 Responses Jul 31, 2010

Alexander Tyler described the phases of democracy 250 years ago - so we were warned! <br />
"<i>A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.</i>"<br />
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<strong><i>Phases of Democracy: </i></strong> (By Tyler ... annotated by my foolish hand)<br />
<strong><i>1. Spiritual Faith</i></strong> - USA had faith to go alone<br />
<strong><i>2. Courage</i></strong> - USA took the west, WWI and WWII<br />
<strong><i>3. Liberty</i></strong> - Majority Leaders (White Males) provide rights and equality to Women, Blacks and other minority groups with little bloodshed and violence.<br />
<strong><i>4. Abundance</i></strong> - Wealthiest nation in the world for half a century.<br />
<strong><i>5. Complacency </i></strong> - started in the 50's as our affluence left the “best” in society less time to be concerned.<br />
<strong><i>6. Apathy</i></strong> - emerged in the 70's and reached epidemic levels by the late 80's<br />
<strong><i>7. Dependence</i></strong> - entitlement mentality began to boldly make demands in the 90's. Our entitlement programs are a full 1/3 of the budget and without resolution will be the bankrupting factor that history will note.<br />
<strong><i>8. Bondage</i></strong> - Patriot Act, Health Care, Financial Reform, Cap and Trade all contain deep transformations of our Personal Liberty to Government Control...<br />
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Folks can extol the virtues of the policies above, but no one can deny that each of these measures moves American freedoms and responsibilities from the hands of the individual to the hands of the government.

I came across these quote's which seems quite fitting:<br />
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The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. -Thomas Jefferson<br />
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I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.- Thomas Jefferson

We're changing all right... I bought an insurance policy many many years ago. I pay monthly (the premiums are taxed income so I've already paid my taxes once). Now, in about 5 years, the company is going to return every penny I paid them and still cover me fully ... yes I bought this a very long time ago! :) Anyway, the Feds are going to consider the 25k as taxable income when the company returns my money and tax me AGAIN on money I've already paid tax for... we aren't talking interest or earnings just pure repayment of premiums... gotta love a country where they stick it to you twice and then people hear about your duct taped car and call you a rich whining cry baby because you desire equality for tax rates.

Here's something else to look into, a tax was passed that now taxes the money on your life insurance policy. SO if you have a life insurance policy that pays out when you turn a certain age and your expecting X amount of money from it that amount won't be there it will be minus what the government takes out for taxes.<br />
So how's that hopey changey thing going.