Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Few Taxes

   Accounts Receivable Tax
   Building Permit Tax
   CDL license Tax
   Cigarette Tax
   Corporate Income Tax
   Dog License Tax
   Excise Taxes
   Federal Income Tax
   Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
   Fishing License Tax
   Food License Tax
   Fuel Permit Tax
   Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
   Gross Receipts Tax
   Hunting License Tax
   Inheritance Tax
   Inventory Tax
   Liquor Tax
   Luxury Taxes
   Medicare Tax
   Personal Property Tax
   Property Tax
   Real Estate Tax
   Social Security Tax
   Sales Tax
   School Tax
   State Income Tax
   State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
   Telephone Federal Excise Tax
   Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
   Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
   Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
   Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
   Telephone  State  and Local Tax
   Telephone Usage Charge Tax
   Utility Taxes
   Vehicle License Registration Tax
   Vehicle Sales Tax
   Watercraft Registration Tax
   Well Permit Tax
   Workers Compensation Tax 

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Charles Krauthammer Speaks

on Friday Charles said, “This is Obama at his most sanctimonious, demagogic, self-righteous and arrogant,” Krauthammer said. “And given the baseline, it wasn’t a pretty sight.


I would like to have Krauthammer as my mouth piece.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lamb Chopra

From the Left Coast

The New Age media personality Deepak Chopra is worried that President Obama may not win re-election. But he has a bright idea, which he sets forth in a San Francisco Chronicle column. His analysis has four parts:    

1. Liberals are freethinkers who wisely question their own assumptions. "One of the virtues of being on the liberal side of politics is that total obedience isn't required. There are no hidden agendas. Ideology doesn't lead to unreason. . . . Liberal politics is based on a non-regimented, all-inclusive approach to democracy. Freedom of thought is paramount."

2. Conservatives, by contrast, are sheep who blindly adhere to crazy dogmas. "It feels as if the inmates are running the asylum--as in the current Republican threat to default on America's debt. . . . If you suppose that the average citizen remembers that the right wing are the very ones who got us into this forlorn tangle of wars abroad, financial collapse, out-of-control spending, and massive bonuses for the rich, you have not felt the power that fear exerts."

3. It is crucial to keep Obama in office lest the crazy, stupid conservatives take over. "The prevailing sanity of President Obama is something that others and I have taken for granted. . . . It was such a relief to return to humane, non-ideological governance when President Obama won in 2008." Chopra's dream electorate  

4. Therefore, liberals should stop questioning him and give him their blind support. "All of us who have taken advantage of our liberal heritage to question and criticize President Obama need to step back and consider the radical nature of the opposition. . . . If ever there was a time to stand behind the captain, this is it."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rant of the Day

Every day, Obama appointees are chipping away at my freedom.

In the small favors department, President Obama did not nominate banking scourge Elizabeth Warren to run the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Instead he nominated one of her protégés, former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, whose career sounds like Mrs. Warren without the charm.



If you voted for Barack Obama in 2008 to prove you're not a racist,  you'll have to vote for someone else in 2012
to prove you're not an idiot."

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Money Matters

I learned 40 years before George Bush pulled the trigger on stimulus spending, (fiscal policy), that it would not have the desired effect. It fails each time.

I was an Economics undergraduate studying monetary policy in the early 60’s This is when Friedman and Schwartz debunked all the previous explanations of what had caused the Great Depression and showed that it was the product of a failure of monetary policy in their book A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960 .

Obama wanted more stimulus spending and nothing is more pleasurable to liberals than pissing money down a rat hole. So here we are three years after recession ended and the only thing that has changed is that the country in serious financial straights.

I said then that our fiscal course of printing money would led to our bonds being rated like Mexico’s. Do you think I might be right now?

Government spending can never improve things; it can only pile up more debt.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hanging In At 42%

President Present approval rating has been floating in the mid-40’s for over a year. Right now, he is at 42.

The way I read this is we have 22% that are fully committed to the folly of statism, 16% from  blacks who somehow imagine that he is doing something for them. That leave 4% who are just fools.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

America Tunes Out

I recall pre-2008 when the MSM touted Barry as eloquent speaker. I didn’t see it then. I do hear a lot of Ah’s when he opens his mouth. Now we all know he can only speaker with a tele-prompter.


In some countries, the leader is pictured everywhere. North Korea is plastered with pictures of the Great Leader. Barry is not so much for having his picture in the plaza’s, but he sure likes being on TV. Do you recall when you might go for a week without seeing a single picture of the President?

We tuned out after he insulted the Supreme Court in his first State of the Union.


Why is Obama such a bore?


Michael Goodwin of the New York Post "listened intently" to President Obama's Monday press conference, but only "for 15 minutes or so." That's 15 minutes or so longer than the duration of our own intentness, but we did listen falteringly to the whole thing. By contrast, as the president "droned on," Goodwin reveals that he "did something I never did before during an Obama appearance: I turned off the TV."

"Enough," writes Goodwin. "He is the Man Who Won't Listen to Anybody, so why should anybody listen to him? . . . I will leave that unhappy duty to others. I am tired of Barack Obama. There's nothing new there. His speeches are like 'Groundhog Day.' "

Goodwin is dead wrong about that last point, and he owes Bill Murray an apology. "Groundhog Day" was a terrific movie. Apart from that quibble, though, we feel Goodwin's pain, and we suspect most Americans do. The World's Greatest Orator is almost always uninspiring, condescending, self-aggrandizing, peevish and grim.


He is also, as Goodwin notes, ideologically inflexible: "There is not a single example on domestic issues where he voluntarily staked out a spot in the American middle. . . . Obama's default statist position remains unmolested by facts or last year's landslide that was a rebuke to his first two years. He continues to push bigger and bigger government, higher and higher taxes and more and more welfare programs."

And we are stuck with him for another year and a half. Goodwin and this columnist are professionally obliged to pay a certain amount of attention, but the rest of America can tune him out.

Saturday, July 2, 2011