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calendar   Monday - October 26, 2015

EU DECLARES TAMPONS ARE A TAXABLE LUXURY ITEM …

What else would you expect from the schmucks at the EU?
And so far, due to their membership, this country now has to convince the mucky-mucks at the EU, that this tax isn’t right.  Lots of luck with that.
There are any number of things that in the view of the EU, are essential but apparently tampons are thought to be a luxury.
Any guess as to how many women were available at the EU to vote this tax in?
Actually, it is in but the argument is, the EU notified the UK that it was not complying with their tax law and must increase the ( VAT ) tax to what they believe it should be.  Being as how tampons are after all, a luxury denied to men. 


Tory Eurosceptics Are Uniting With Labour Against The Tampon Tax

“This is yet another reason why we should vote to leave the EU,” Tory MP Steve Baker told BuzzFeed News.
posted on Oct. 26, 2015, at 2:21 p.m.

Emily Ashton
BuzzFeed News Reporter, UK

Tory Eurosceptic MPs are using a campaign to abolish the “tampon tax” to push for Britain to leave the EU.
Eleven backbenchers have put their names to a Labour amendment in the House of Commons that would force the Treasury to challenge Brussels over the tax.

VAT is currently charged on women’s sanitary products because they are categorised as “non-essential, luxury” items. The 5% rate is the lowest possible under EU law.

But campaigners say the rate should be zero – and a petition to “stop taxing periods” has so far been signed by more than 250,000 people.
Labour MP Paula Sherriff has tabled an amendment to the Finance Bill – set to be debated on Monday evening – demanding that chancellor George Osborne negotiates a zero rate with the EU.

The Conservative rebels hope that by joining forces with Labour, they will pile pressure on David Cameron and convince more voters to support leaving the EU in the upcoming referendum.

BuzzFeed News understands that Tory whips were desperately ringing round backbenchers on Monday morning to convince them not to back the amendment.

In an attempt to ward off an embarrassing rebellion, the Treasury is expected to declare in Monday’s debate that the “tampon tax” is wrong and should go, acknowledge that the UK parliament can’t do anything about it, and pledge to talk to the European Commission and other member states about the issue.

read all of it here

And from the Daily Mail


Ministers facing revolt over EU’s ‘tampon tax’: Tory MPs to vote with Labour against VAT rules imposed by Brussels

Politicians joining forces to make PM renegotiate so-called tampon tax
Eurosceptic Tories teaming up with Scottish Nationalists and Lib Dems
Women pay 5% levy on tampons because EU says they are ‘luxury item’
Campaigners say average woman spends £492/year on sanitary products

By Gerri Peev and Claire Duffin For The Daily Mail


REAL LUXURIES EXEMPT FROM TAX

Luxury items ranging from ostrich meat and alcoholic jellies to boats and even helicopters are exempt from VAT.

But sanitary products qualify for the tax because they are said to be ‘non-essential, luxury’ goods.

There are three VAT rates in the UK: the 20 per cent standard rate, which applies to most goods and services; a reduced rate of 5 per cent; and zero-rated, which includes food and drink.

In 2000 the rate on sanitary items was dropped from the old top level of 17.5 per cent to 5 per cent following a campaign by Labour MP Dawn Primarolo.

But the Government has said it cannot go any lower because of EU rules which forbid scrapping VAT once it has been imposed or introducing new zero-rated items.

Five per cent is the lowest rate allowed under Britain’s agreements with European partners.

A wealth of luxury groceries fall among zero-rated items because all food and drink is exempt.

They include candied peel, herbal tea, exotic meat such as horse, ostrich, crocodile and kangaroo, and ready meals.

Also on the zero VAT list are slimming meal replacement products, savoury snacks and alcoholic dessert jellies.

Helicopters and aircraft used for passenger and freight transport – but not private use – and boats also qualify, although vessels used for recreation or pleasure do not.

Other 5 per cent items include products to help people stop smoking.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/26/2015 at 06:05 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - March 12, 2015

ho-hum for you …. buried in paper for me

If I told you guys what some of the bother I’d been up to lately, you would not feel too sorry for me cos some of it has been caused by ...
meself.

Inattention to little details like .... taxes and file of same and late and oh boy I fear this is gonna cost.  No fines because we aren’t talking about anything like evasion or criminal activity.  It’s a tedious story so I won’t bore with details, and there really are factors involved but, I have to consult via pc and loooong phone calls to USA accountant. 
I said I wouldn’t bore and I won’t but there is one little detail you might find stupidly amusing.

See .... we were under the impression (because I do not check often enuff) that we had not made any money. After all, we’re old and collect SS.
But ....  (clears throat) ummmmm.

Seems the folks at our bank who handle our meager investments have.  And they aren’t too meager to escape the notice of our home state.
Oh ,,, and I forgot.  I bought and sold MSFT a few yrs ago.  Did you know they pay dividends?  Yeah well, we got that too. I forgot.
Anyway ... strategy worked. You buy before dividends declared and hold for some short period and then sell. Of course the stock went up too so bingo.
Now I am not talking millions or even hundreds of thousands so don’t get that idea.

Ummmm ... I also sold out of our position in the Q’s, which is the Tech Index, QQQ.  Made a little there.

The bad news?

Both Qs and MSFT hit the hundred mark.  I’m too embarrassed to tell you where I got worried and sold.

So anyway .... color me embarrassed and cowardly.  Cowardly because I knew from years of past experience, that both the Q’s and MSFT are sure fire speculations.  Well, maybe not at today’s prices for us.  But they are solid and I know that personally, and so in addition to being a bit of a financial coward cause we don’t have a money tree anymore, pretty damn stupid along with all the rest.

But hey .....  There’s good news too as Drew is witness to.

Finally after weeks of searching .....

We bought a brand new washer/dryer combo, top of the range too.
Because they don’t have tilt drums in washers here anymore, and since there isn’t any room for side by side top loaders, which are not easy to find anyway, I had a 14 inch platform specially built that with our bad backs, we would not have to bend down to floor level to load and unload.

Now .... about those tax filings .....

We have to show the last 6 years activity of our use of ..... our local bank here in the UK.  ???? 
And that’s for the USA tax folks.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/12/2015 at 12:51 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - June 26, 2014

Stockman bill allows taxpayers to use same lame excuses as IRS

Stockman bill allows taxpayers to use same lame excuses as IRS

Among those excuses:

1.  The dog ate my tax receipts
2.  Convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction
3.  Traded documents for five terrorists
4.  Burned for warmth while lost in the Yukon
5.  Left on table in Hillary’s Book Room
6.  Received water damage in the trunk of Ted Kennedy’s car
7.  Forgot in gun case sold to Mexican drug lords
8.  Forced to recycle by municipal Green Czar
9.  Was short on toilet paper while camping
10.  At this point, what difference does it make?

May I point out that I use those excuses anyway.

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 06/26/2014 at 04:40 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - April 15, 2014

Happy Tax Day

Get to work proles. Fill out those forms. Send in your money. You OWE it to the government. They NEED it.

Because poor Harry Reid can’t get by on $175,000 a year plus all the graft he can skim from the ChiComs.

Because the IRS needs your money to continue their campaign of harassing Conservative groups.

And don’t ever forget how much guns and ammo cost, that entire alphabet soups of government agencies need to keep you in your place; why I hear now that the hundreds of soldiers, cops, FBI agents, and BLM snipers around Cliven Bundy’s ranch didn’t even have bullets in the hundreds of guns they were aiming at the unarmed citizens engaged in peaceful protest, while threatening to shoot those same protestors. Probably because those folks had the audacity to NOT have their protest within some BLM specified “free speech” zone.

But those are really only very minor examples of what your government needs your money for. The very largest need they have is to give it to other people, often disguised as a political favor to ensure their reelection. But income redistribution, “spreading the wealth around” is what the government does. Assisted by hundreds of thousands of very well paid workers with no oversight and no accountability and no chance of ever losing their jobs. And so many of these people have a political agenda that silently guides them, an agenda you would never even think of. But most of what’s left after it flows through the sticky fingers of “management costs” goes to our poor. Folks who live better than 90% of the rest of humanity worldwide, but this is America. But hey, they don’t have jobs, so we’ve got to extend a hand.

Another enormous chunk of your taxes goes to funneling money to foreign governments, these days mainly countries who are what the kids call “best frenemies”. Friendly enemies we’re always nearly ready to have a war with, but in the meantime let’s buy every last product they can produce or dig out of the ground, and while we’re at it let’s borrow trillions from them at usurious interest rates. So in essence we’re paying fat interest to borrow our own money back, to hand it out to our people who don’t have jobs, because the jobs they might have had are now in these “frenemy” nations employing their ever growing population while ours declines. Meanwhile, hundreds of islands right off the coast of the US are chock full of unemployed or underemployed foreigners, many of whom would cherish the chance to grow or build something to sell to those rich Americans right next door. Screw them. We’ll send all our cash to the absolute opposite ends of the earth before we build up the economies of our own little neighbors.

Happy Tax Day.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/15/2014 at 01:17 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - November 05, 2013

this just may be the dumbest thing you’ll have read this year. they really are down the drain

Please tell me it’s April 1st and the newspaper is just having me on.
These schmucks are seriously f****d!
What kind of system, what sort of country would allow this?
Over the past year we’ve seen all sorts of dumb judgments and read about the insanity.
But this really does take the prize I would think.
If anyone out there reading this has something to top it, I’d sure like to know.  Or wait ... maybe I wouldn’t.

Look at this arrogant scum, this insect with his negro gang signs. Oh how cool a pose.

Oh, and his brother apparently is covered by Brit largess also.

That 10,000 in our dollars is over $16,000 and that is only the beginning.

You won’t believe what ur about to read. And there’s more at the link below.

Taxpayers’ £10,000 bill to teach failed asylum seeker to fly: Ethiopian given lessons despite Government saying he must leave country next year

Yonas Admasu Kebedemm will also get up to £10,000 in living expenses

Court rules council must meet his education costs after leaving school

Critics call decision ‘blank cheque’ which is ‘deeply unfair’ on taxpayers

Council also funding his younger brother to start a degree in Manchester

By Eleanor Harding

Taxpayers face a bill of tens of thousands of pounds so a failed asylum seeker can train to be a pilot.

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Yonas Admasu Kebede will be given flying lessons costing £10,000 even though the Government says he must leave the UK next year.

The 21-year-old from Ethiopia will also get up to £10,000 in living expenses.

A council is being forced to pay up after a court ruled it must meet Mr Kebede’s education costs after leaving school.

Critics called the decision a ‘blank cheque’ which is ‘deeply unfair’ on taxpayers and questioned whether learning to fly should be paid from the public purse.

The council is also funding Mr Kebede’s younger brother, Abiy, 20, to start a degree at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The Kebedes came to the UK with their older brother and father in 2004. Their asylum application was refused but they were granted discretionary leave to stay in the UK until November 2014.

Shortly after their arrival, they were abandoned by the older family members. They were placed in council care in Newcastle and attended a local comprehensive, where they attained GCSEs and A-levels.

By law, local authorities have a duty to help meet training costs of those with no parents so that they can enter the workplace.

Usually, these costs are living expenses for apprenticeships and college courses – not the enormous sums associated with a degree or professional qualification.

But the brothers’ lawyers argued that the council should pick up the bill as their immigration status barred them from applying for a student loan.

Labour-controlled Newcastle city council fought the claim in the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal, but lost, in a ruling likely to set a precedent for other claims.

It now faces providing loans of up to £20,000 per year to each brother, with the amount to be repaid once they start work.

The brothers plan to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK but there is no guarantee it will be granted. They may be able to transfer to a normal student loan arrangement if their application is successful – which could see them repaying some of the cost of their education.

Mr Kebede is taking the lessons at Flight Training London at Elstree Aerodrome, Hertfordshire, and hopes to then apply for a degree in aviation.

The training for a private pilot’s licence involves a minimum of 45 flying hours and seven theoretical exams as well as a flight test.

The flying school charges £165 per hour-long training session, while a flight test costs £185.

READ THE REST OF IT HERE

the amount to be repaid once they start work.

Yeah right. Good luck with that. You’ll have to catch em first and you know, it’s like Jimmy the Greek once said about these ppl
They run real good because ....


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/05/2013 at 07:17 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - October 22, 2013

I Doubt This Is A Ruse

IRS Shells Out An EXTRA $4,200,000,000

To Illegal Aliens In USA



While harrying and stalling tea party groups seeking nonprofit status, the Internal Revenue Service mailed $4.2 billion in child-credit checks to undocumented immigrants.

Critics say midlevel IRS bureaucrats continue to abuse the Additional Child Tax Credit program by dispensing $1,000 checks to families in this country illegally.

“The law needs clarification that undocumented immigrants are not eligible,” Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told Watchdog.org in a statement.

To make Congress’ intent clear – that only legal U.S. residents are entitled to ACTC credits — Grassley co-sponsored a clarifying amendment with Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wy.

“Unfortunately, the majority leader (Harry Reid, D-Nev.) cut off debate, so we weren’t given the chance to offer our amendment,” said Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The IRS’ practice of paying out billions to undocumented-immigrant families never received full congressional scrutiny, said David North, a fellow at the enforcement-oriented Center for Immigration Studies.

“I’ve been in government and I know kind of how these things work out,” North told the Washington Times.

“It struck me that (GS) 15s and 16s got together at some point and decided this is how we should handle it, and it stuck,” said North, who wrote “Paying Illegals to Stay,” an analysis of how benefit programs increase illegal immigration.

The IRS has said it doesn’t believe the ACTC law allows the agency to deny payment to undocumented immigrants.

First of all, who the hell does the IRS think it is, choosing to have their own understanding of the law? The law is what is written, and is executed as Congress says it shall be. If (and that’s a big IF) it says this is only for citizens, then IMO every IRS agent who allowed one of these checks to go out is personally responsible to the government for that money. Personally. Responsible. Pay up amigos. You, and every manager above you up to the big shots who made this decision. Then you’re fired.

Second, illegal aliens you craven suck-putz. Not undocumented immigrants. Yes, in the broadest terms they are immigrants in that they have come here. But the term implies some tacit permission, which they do. not. have. Thus, and always, they are ILLEGAL ALIENS.

But why am I hoping it’s a ruse?  Because 4.2 billion, a thousand bucks at a go, is 4.2 million. Given how them there illegals love to pair up and breed, and breed and breed and breed, this means that the IRS now unequivocally now has the address for at least 12.6 million illegals. Probably 15 million. And fraudulently filing a tax return is a felony. And a felony is a deportable offense.  And we know where they are. Trial? 10 seconds: we have the forms, we have the bank record that you cashed the check. Guilty. Gotcha.  Round ‘em up, move ‘em out, rawhide.

Drewtopia is sneaky that way, which is why my dream country doesn’t have an illegal alien problem.

But I doubt the US government is that slick. Or that they even want the illegals, our new slave class, to be gone. Um, no.

Crap.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/22/2013 at 01:51 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - May 14, 2013

That IRS Scandal

Who me, a cynic? I have not yet begun to Cyn!

I haven’t written about the latest scandal to come bubbling up out of the DC cesspit. I’m not sure that I want to, because I instinctively feel it’s a set up. A sucker’s bet. Smoke and mirrors, although it doesn’t seem to be throwing the slow-to-awake hound dogs of the media off the Benghazi scent.

But I feel it’s a con. Somehow. That the whole thing will be traced to a small number of mid-level “rogue” employees, amorally doing what they “thought” would “benefit” their Big One. And that’s why the “scandal” broke in the first place. Because all the i’s were dotted and all the t’s crossed and all the records and emails cleansed before this was allowed to be news, so that the chain of evidence goes only so high and does NOT reach the top.

A half dozen or so IRS agents will take the fall. All of them will be near to retirement anyway, and they’ll just step down. Oh, there will be talk, endless talk, of criminal prosecution ... which will go nowhere. And yet somehow, behind the curtain, those agents who are dismissed will somehow be taken care of. Once out of the limelight for a month or so, they’ll get jobs in other departments. Or they’ll find themselves as consultants, earning some ultra fat salary for a year or two in some sinecure job that makes up, more than makes up, for the wages from the old job and any benefits lost. If, and it’s an unlikely if, those that get the axe are stripped of their bennies and retirement accounts. If. Don’t bet on it.

In other words, the fix is in. Before the game even begins.

And even though the running dog media is currently in high dudgeon, red hot and seething that the phone and email records of their brothers over at Associated Press were illegally seized by another branch of the dictatorship, not a single one of them will push. Not really push. Because the truth is out there, somewhere. Somehow. And you know as well as I do that this whole “scandal” was just Business As Usual to this Regime. With their full knowledge and consent. And direction. And approval. All the way to the very top. All the way up to former Secretary of the Treasury “"turbo tax” Tim Geithner, and beyond. You’ll hear “Nixon’s enemies list” half a million times (because no matter how big a Socialist Nixon was, and he advanced the Socialist Agenda at least as much as any other president, the MSM will forever have it in for him because he was the guy who put Alger Hiss away. An actual communist spy, who just happened to be the media’s and society’s darling), but you won’t hear a word about “Obama’s enemies list” even though you yourself can easily find video of him referring to his political opponents AND a vast number of Americans, as his enemies. On multiple occasions to boot. Don’t ever forget that your own government considers you a potential terrorist and a threat and has since the early days of this president’s “rule”. A word he himself used when His Arrogance began the transition from the never-before-seen-in-the-history-of-The-United-States “Office of the President Elect” to his actual inaugural empowerment.

Nor will the press ever recall that Slick Willy Clinton also sicced the IRS on people and organizations he didn’t like. Down the memory hole. Forgotten. Ignore that such a thing shows that harassment by the tax man is SOP to the Left.

The truth? If there is a truth in here somewhere, it’s that any (and every?) branch of the government can be (is?) a running dog apparatchik for the party in power. Assuming that the branch was properly “cleansed” when the party took power, which Evil Booosh never did at State. Or at EPA. Or at Energy. Or at Education. But which Clinton did, so all those branches are filled with Progressive types. And each and every one of those branches has been, and still is, used to further the agenda of the Left. The Far Left. And it never ever is news. At least not until the top players have moved on from their appointed positions and a deep impenetrable moat dug around the godkings at the top.

And some elected-for-an-entire-career DC Dimwit is yaddering away on last night on TV about how this IRS scandal destroys people’s faith and trust in government. HAH!




And now, back to your daily show. Flip on the boob tube, and watch both sides of the aisle in DC get all frumpety, and start blowing the trumpets of righteousness and resentment with every breath, because everyone hates the IRS. Because this is their perfect “me too” moment. And it will go nowhere.

So have a ton of links. It’s a terrible tale, and in an honest world it would result in firings and arrests for the larger part of the upper reaches of an entire branch of government. The same way that Benghazi should be a blood purge over at State. The same way that Fast And Furious should have been a blood purge over at Justice and at Homeland Security. Three out of many, all of which should have resulted in impeachment. And none of them will. Because the fix is in.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/13/irs-scrutiny-went-beyond-tea-party-criteria-broader-than-thought/
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/irs-began-targeting-conservatives-in-2010/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/05/12/irs-targeted-groups-that-criticized-the-government-ig-report-says/
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324715704578478851998004528.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/13/us-usa-tax-irs-criteria-idUSBRE94C03N20130513
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/14/irs-timeline-shows-dc-officials-in-loop-on-tea-party-targeting/


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/14/2013 at 12:02 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - March 14, 2013

An Extended Time Waster

I’m spending today doing my taxes. Oh joy.

Now let’s see ... take the line 64 amount from Form D and copy it to the line 37 amount on Form C, then subtract the allowable 15.392% of Form 1040W line 81 and enter that amount on Form 1040A line 87, unless you were born on an alternate Tuesday in which case use Form 198X and enter 27.19% of the amount on Form 87 line 17 on Form A and multiply it by 31/79 of the amount found by subtracting the sum of lines 53 to 68 on Form .... GAAAAHH!!!!

Here’s a pair of cute red twins. Clicky biggy.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/14/2013 at 02:29 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - March 12, 2013

This Can’t Be Right

I read a post at SBPDL today that referenced an article at The Hill, wherein Barbara Lee (D-CA) is almost saying that the Sequester is raaaaacist because it will have the strongest impact on the Black community, because 20% of their workforce works for the government.

That got me thinking. And then I saw last year’s report from The Heritage Foundation that shows that 20% of our entire population is dependent on government handouts, and that does NOT include the people who work for the government.

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Then I looked around a bit, and finally found what seems to be a fair answer to that old chestnut “How many people work for the government?” And the answer, when all is said and done, sub-contractors included, is 40 million people. And this is last year’s answer, m’kay? 40 million. 17% of the labor pool, and since Wikipedia pegs the overall population at a hair under 309 million, that’s also 12.944% of the total population. Do the tiniest bit of rounding up to bring the data up to date, and we’ve got 33% of America either working for, or getting a check from, the government. This includes the federal, state, and local levels.

But still. 33%. A solid third. 103,000,000 people. One in three. 1/3 of the American population, supported by the government in one way or another. Which means the taxes paid by the workforce that represents the other 2/3, plus whatever trillions gets borrowed from the rest of the world.

And, as you’ve heard a hundred times, half the population neither pays taxes nor is represented on a tax return by people who do.

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Don’t forget that all those 40 million government workers are theoretically part of that income tax paying group NOT in the above graph. And it’s a really easy argument to posit that they don’t really pay income taxes except on their investments, since their income is derived from tax redistribution. That makes the bite that much sharper for anyone with a job that actually contributes to a real GNP.

This is all rolled together and called “Spreading the wealth around”. Every two citizens who pay income taxes are supporting a third citizen to a greater or lesser extent.

We are Greece.  Or at least we can see them from our house.


Just something to keep in mind when the Left and the Media tear into Paul Ryan for the next several days for his utter horrible intransigence in delivering a budget plan today that would eventually reel in some amount of excessive government spending. In a few years. And pay off the national debt in another 2 generations.

House Republicans unveiled an ambitious cost-cutting plan Tuesday that would balance the budget in 10 years without raising taxes, while repealing ObamaCare and overhauling entitlements—a document Democrats are sure to reject but could be used as a negotiating tool in talks with President Obama.

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., chairman of the House Budget Committee, is sticking by controversial proposals, including one to give future Medicare retirees the option of using government payments for private health care plans.

The plan warns of a looming debt crisis, and endeavors to pay off the debt by 2050. 

“We are addressing the most predictable debt crisis in this country’s history,” Ryan said Tuesday. “Our plan will balance the budget and pay off our debts.”

In response, the White House issued a statement complaining that the plan does not include tax increases for top earners and said the president believes it is the “wrong course for America.”

The wrong course for America? Hey butthole, what other course do we have left? Total bankruptcy and complete insolvency?

70% of federal spending is for handouts. Entitlements. Spreading The Wealth Around. A third of that money is borrowed from abroad.

But never mind that, you silly wage earners. It’s time to get out your 1040 forms and Pay Your Fair Share. Too bad you can’t get a deduction for your 103,000,000 dependents.

Here is some more info on the “2014 Ryan Budget”. Yes, he’s keeping Obama’s tax hike. DUH. That’s the only sane way out of this morass. “Take less, spend nothing” works, but it’s too damn drastic. “Take more, spend less” works too, and also raises the value of the money that you have left by reducing the currency supply. This is the only approach that will work, whether it’s “fine tuned” up or down a bit. But if it gets “tuned down” to the zero point, then it’s another pile of worthless crap, and the proverbial can gets kicked down the road again. Problem is, the end of the road is in sight. And it isn’t very far away. If anything, the Ryan budget needs to be made fiercer. Bigger cuts, faster. And then, perhaps in 10 years when there is clear evidence that things are improving, then we can cut the taxes severely. Granted, I would like to see two alternates, one that throws out Obamacare and ALL it’s additional taxes, and another that throws out Obamacare and HALF it’s additional taxes. Run the numbers and see where either one pushes the horizon to. Because it’s going to be hell dealing with a massive tax increase right now.

Which is EXACTLY what the Democrats are planning. Give Obama a nickel, and he’ll cry for a dollar. It’s only your fair share after all, right? That’s happened already. It’s not an anecdote. Too much is never enough for Teh Won.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/12/2013 at 06:50 PM   
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calendar   Friday - January 11, 2013

Jindal Makes His Move

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Calls For Use Tax:

NO Income Tax, NO Corporate Tax



Will it work? I don’t know. But at least he’s willing to give it a try. If it goes in, and LA starts creating jobs all over the place, then we’ll know it’s a hit. And somebody has to have the balls to actually try and do some real tax reform in this country.


Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to eliminate Louisiana’s income and corporate taxes and pay for those cuts with increased sales taxes, the governor’s office confirmed Thursday. The governor’s office has not yet provided the details of the plan.

“The bottom line is that for too long, Louisiana’s workers and small businesses have suffered from having a state tax structure that is too complex and that holds back economic prosperity,” Jindal said in a statement released by his office. “It’s time to change that so people can keep more of their own money and foster an environment where businesses want to invest and create good-paying jobs.”

Jindal said the plan would be revenue-neutral and that the goal would be to keep sales taxes “as low and flat as possible.”

“Eliminating personal income taxes will put more money back into the pockets of Louisiana families and will change a complex tax code into a more simple system that will make Louisiana more attractive to companies who want to invest here and create jobs.

“The bottom line is that for too long, Louisiana’s workers and small businesses have suffered from having a state tax structure that is too complex and that holds back economic prosperity. It’s time to change that so people can keep more of their own money and foster an environment where businesses want to invest and create good-paying jobs.”


You go, Bobby. Go go go!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/11/2013 at 05:27 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - December 30, 2012

near empty pockets but govt. answer is always take more and then give away some

I have no personal idea if this boring ass actually believe this crap, or if he is merely sucking up to the left and trying to gain votes.
Whatever.

How can this jerk lecture his country as the Prime Schmuck Minister with regard to spending and belt tightening, and still find the damn money to toss into a sinkhole, never to be seen again.
You wanna help the poor of the world?  Fine Dave.  Send them your salary every year.  Foreign aid is nothing more than forcing a population to dig into their pockets to send their money to people they do not know and perhaps care nothing for.  And all so that a govt. can feel good about itself while spending other ppl’s money.  The NHS is operating on the fumes from an empty petrol tank, there are genuine poor right here, homes for the aged have closed in some areas, benefits are awarded to the undeserving and failed amnesty hopefuls, thugs rule the streets, programs are being short changed in the name of austerity, but you somehow have managed to find pirate treasure so it’s all just found money.  Is that it?


Cameron: UK has a ‘moral obligation’ to help world’s poor

David Cameron has defended Britain’s £11bn foreign aid bill saying the UK Government has a “moral obligation” to help to the world’s poorest people.

NO, it does not and you sir are full of political bull shit. Up to your ears and the rest is all toilet paper. It has NO obligation moral or otherwise.
If folks feel strongly on the subject, let those who give a shit spend their own money and donate till it hurts and then donate more again. But please do lets stop all this talk about morals cos it isn’t that. It’s politics and it’s phony and most can see through it all.

The Prime Minister acknowledged that the Coalition’s commitment to spending 0.7 per cent of GDP on overseas aid was not a popular policy. Development spending will rise next year from £8.7 billion to £11.3 billion as a result of the promise.

But he insisted that the British people were “incredibly generous” and appealed to the nation’s “heart” to help alleviate poverty in the developing world.

“It can sometimes be a difficult argument because we are having tough times at home and we are having to make difficult decisions,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

“But Britain is an incredibly generous country. The British people are incredibly generous.”

There is “an argument of the heart” and of the “head” in favour of continuing to supply aid to the developing world.

More bullshit.  More smoke and mirrors.  If the people are generous in the way the PM puts things, it is because THEY HAVE NO FUCKIN CHOICE!
Pretty damn easy to be generous when the money is taken from your pocket like it or no, approve it or not.

“The argument of the heart is even when things are difficult at home we should fulfil our moral obligations to the poorest of the world. There are still more than a billion people living on a dollar a day,” Mr Cameron said.

“There are also good arguments of the head,” he said. “This year we have helped vaccinate 13 million children against killer diseases … we have distributed 12 million anti malarial bed nets.” Details help the public “visualise” that taxpayers’ money is going to “save lives”.

Aid also helps prevent countries collapsing, causing Britain “problems of mass migration, pandemics and climate change”, he said.

Climate change? How’d that get snuck in there?  Mass migration?  To where?  Here?  Ever think about defending your shoreline with guns if necessary and screw what the EU might think about it? Right. We didn’t think so.  So you have you say, saved 13 million children. Yeah?  For what? So they can add to the over-breeding of whatever country they are in, thus insuring a starving population?  Malarial bed nets. Good play there Dave. How much do you suppose the natives made selling them off?
Charitable giving by govts. is nothing more than an industry devoted to making politicians feel warm and fuzzy and worthwhile.  Screw the poor in other countries.  The job of govts is to insure the peace and safety and well being of it’s own citizens. First!  Once you have solved ALL your domestic problems and the problems of the poor at home, then you may mount your white charger and play benevolent knight.
But only with the money of people who care and who are willing to volunteer to have their pockets picked.

Mass migration..... Don’t let them in....
Pandemics............Don’t let them in
Climate change.....SCAM

Here’s the part that will .... OF COURSE .....  Include the USA. 

The Prime Minister said Britain would use its presidency of the G8, which begins on January 1, to call on the richest countries to launch “a major campaign on the issue of hunger, and making sure there aren’t people going hungry every night”.

“There are far too many children in our world growing up stunted, who aren’t having proper brain development and we are going to see a big campaign on that.”

New global development goals will also be discussed in talks at the UN next year. Mr Cameron said one key area would be tackling political corruption in developing countries and whether citizens have access to justice.

Right Mr. Prime Jerk.  Sure thing. Lets insure that corruption is ended. Just like here as in that MP who stole thousands and was allowed to get away with it AND, paid almost nothing back. And that’s only one. This one. Remember?

A judge admitted today that Margaret Moran, the former Labour MP, may be perceived to have “got away” with fiddling her expenses by avoiding a criminal conviction and jail. 

Moran, who was judged too ill to be jailed for her parliamentary expenses fraud, was last month found guilty of fraudulently claiming £53,000 from the tax payer.

She escaped a criminal record after a judge ruled that she was “not fit mentally to defend herself”, having heard that she was suffering from severe depression.

Uh huh. I’d be depressed too were I caught after stealing $85,645. 

And then there’s “justice.” Like this?

Despite the police having “good evidence” from a member of staff at Bradley & Brown in Bridge Road, who claims she saw the alleged incident, the CPS will not be pursuing the case against the suspect because she has already been jailed for similar offences.

Oh that’s okay then. Justice served. Want more examples?  Just go into BMEWS archives.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/30/2012 at 10:00 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - July 28, 2012

last weeks news. are kids being encouraged to grass tax avoiders?

PUPILS are being encouraged to rat on tax dodgers to their teachers by HM Revenue & Customs.  That’s what is being reported on lately.
Apparently, tax officials have developed teaching modules for schools where kids are asked if they know about anyone in their local area who isn’t paying what they should.
The tax folks say that isn’t true as reported. They say they don’t use children to gain info about tax dodgers or cheats. 
What is known, say the reporters following this, is that the tax ppl have drawn up these modules to teach children at secondary schools about the pay as you earn plan and also national insurance.

They use video games and facts and have quizzes teaching things about finance and citizenship issues. Like.

“What do you think of those who refuse to pay tax or try to defraud the benefits system? Can you think of any example you may have heard of in your local area?”

One module, headlined “tax responsibilities of a good citizen”, aims to help teenagers “understand the obligations if being a good citizen and discuss what should happen to hose who are not prepared to work under such obligations”.
One lesson plan – targeted at 14 to 16 year olds – requires students to “discuss whether it is good to pay the tax we do, considering the benefits we receive. If it is good, then why do people try not to pay?”
It continues: “Show class the remaining factfile slides on tax evasion. What do students think of those who refuse to pay tax or try and defraud the benefits system?
“Can they think of any example they may have heard of in their local area?”
A further “plenary session” asks: “What do students now think about paying taxes? In what other ways can we contribute to working together for a better society?
“What do students think about people who try to avoid paying taxes? Is it a victimless crime? What kind of penalties should such people be given when they are caught?”

(quotes from The Telegraph)

Here’s the issue that brought this conversation on. It is people who pay for services with cash, to avoid the tax that might normally be charged. 
For example, for years and years and years the late MIL paid a man to cut the lawn. He still does.  She always gave him cash. We continue that practise.  After all, whose gonna write out a check for say five dollars. Or eight dollars once a month when the window cleaner guys come over. Or the lady who used to come over and help the wife with odd garden jobs she no longer can easily do. All mostly local people who’ve been here even longer then my wife. And this was her home before we met 40 some yrs ago.
There was a storm raised in the last week or two, by some officials and I can’t even remember who now, that claimed it was morally wrong to avoid even those taxes where the law allowed you to.  So they were NOT merely speaking of tax cheats in the legal sense.  They were speaking of those who have LEGAL accounts offshore and who take advantage of the LEGAL LOOPHOLES the law allows. 

Well as you would expect there was this bru-haha with some ppl naming names and some newspapers, all of em actually, naming names and reporting on folks who paid less tax then the “people” thought they should.  And the left was on the issue like ducks on a June bug you bet.
There it was. Proof positive how awful and immoral capitalism is.

Sure, it doesn’t look good when some can manage to avoid paying much on huge incomes but hey, then change the law covering off shore accounts and close the loopholes.  But don’t castigate the people taking advantage of something perfectly legal.  Who would want to pay more when they can pay less?  Right. Warren Buffet and Bill Gates.  But besides those guys.  I don’t actually know for certain if either wants to pay more.  But I think I read that Buffet said he’d be happy to. Or willing. Something like that.  Easy for anyone who has enough and can make low interest loans to god.

Always seems to be a lynch mob out to do in the wealthy.  The baying mob of have nots in a world of never wills.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/28/2012 at 05:15 PM   
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calendar   Monday - July 09, 2012

John Galt Leftists?

Golly, what a coincidence. The Mighty Obama makes a big speech today about raising taxes on the “rich” - people with a gross income over $250,000, which means most somewhat successful small business owners - and today in the news we see a leftist billionairess taking her cash and splitting.

Denise Rich gives up U.S. citizenship, will save millions in U.S. taxes

Denise Rich, songwriter, socialite and the former wife of a pardoned billionaire, has given up her U.S. citizenship, and will reportedly thus save millions in U.S. taxes as well.

Rich appeared under her maiden name, Denise Eisenberg, in a quarterly listing of Americans who renounced their U.S. citizenship, Reuters reports.

Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin made headlines when gave up his U.S. passport and became a citizen of Singapore, just before the social networks’s May I.P.O.

Rich wrote songs for Aretha Franklin and Jessica Simpson, but she’s best known as the ex-wife of Marc Rich, who fled the country in 1983 after being indicted for tax evasion, racketeering and trading oil with Iran.

President Clinton pardoned Rich, a big Democratic donor, on his last day in office in 2001.

A House of Representatives committee concluded that Denise Rich helped bring about her ex-husband’s pardon through donations to the Clinton library and campaign.

The Riches had divorced in 1996.

Denise Rich was born in Worcester, Massachusetts but has Austrian citizenship through her deceased father ... she was making the move “so that she can be closer to her family and to Peter Cervinka, her long-time partner.” Cervinka is an Austrian national, but his main residence is London.

Austria gives tax breaks to citizens who spend half the year abroad, Reuters reports.

You can’t tax the rich if they flee the country and take their riches with them. Those super wealthy Citizens Of The World have no nationalism anyway. They’re only citizens of their own exclusive nation of godlike privilege. The rest of us working stiffs can’t afford such a graceful exit, so we’re stuck here paying the bills.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/09/2012 at 09:07 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - April 17, 2012

Tax Day

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Tax day! Get all your forms together and get to the Post Office. Time to pay your fair share. Just be glad you’re getting off so lightly this year ... Teh Won has all but promised to raise the rates as soon as he gets re-elected.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/17/2012 at 11:59 AM   
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