December 16, 2012
We’re from the Government, and we’re here to help!
Action is afoot in the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government that is dangerous in its nature…
Several Democratic lawmakers called for a new push for U.S. gun restrictions on Sunday, including a ban on military-style assault weapons, in the wake of the Connecticut massacre in which 20 children and six adults were gunned down in a school.
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, the author of an assault-weapons ban that lapsed in 2004, said she would introduce new legislation this week. Senator Dick Durbin, the chamber's No. 2 Democrat, said lawmakers would hold hearings on gun control, and several others said they would devote new attention to the long-ignored issue.
"I think we could be at a tipping point ... where we might get something done," Senator Charles Schumer, another top Senate Democrat…
Never let a Crisis go to waste huh?
[Senator Diane] Feinstein said her planned legislation would outlaw the high-capacity magazines and military-style assault rifles that have factored in many recent mass shootings, including Friday's massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. People who own such weapons now would not be required to give them up, Feinstein said.
Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes...
No... I am not going to sit idly by on this one. I simply would like to voice a request for restraint and caution in turning an extremely vile event into a catalysis for whatever agenda you find association with.
For you who want desperately for the 100% disarming of Americans... I have little use for you and even less to say to you (it is not like you would listen anyway) you will always live in that desire with the hopelessly smug attitude that you are always right when tragic events include the unlawful, and disturbed use of a firearm. Yet amazingly absent in your philosophical disposition is any instance where a life was traded for the better good. (Meaning a perpetrator of evil and ill-will was summarily dispatched (by a person wielding a firearm) before more chaos could ensue) You seldom acknowledge that Good or Bad lies in the intent of the person wielding the weapon, not in the weapon itself.
Using incidents like Newton killings for politically self riotous agenda building is easily the most repugnant act of opportunistic political ambulance chasers ever perpetrated!
Where should we be focused? How about repealing the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution? Because, this so called "Free Press" we have? Is obviously a threat to our lives, as free thinking, free associating, used to be intelligent beings! I am sick of being "sensationalized" to death! Our media relentlessly bombards us with sanctimonious platitudes, not to better educate us of the facts of a matter, but rather in a continuous attempt to indoctrinate us on HOW we should think or "Feel" about a subject". Everything is Right or Left now... No longer is anything Right or Wrong. So what's the next logical step? Well obviously these fools can't be trusted with as pervasive a Right as free speech! Nor can we, for we are offending too many people!
Seriously, sounds like I've gone like a loon into the abyss? Really...? Is it because I brought up the untouchable third rail of Freedom of Speech? and that ONE Amendment is oh so much more protected than any of the others of the US Constitution?
Exactly my point... no one of any intellect would dare suggest that the First Amendment in the United States Bill of Rights should be repealed. No matter how offensive speech is, it is to be protected! Question for you, why would "inoffensive speech" ever need such protection?
But yet the Second Amendment, the Right (THAT'S a "RIGHT" not a conditional permission!) of the People of the United States to bear arms, is allowed to be ignored or dismissed, or manupulated simply because in the Neon Bulb of sensationalistic opportunism declares it offensive?
That is a slippery slope folks, please be careful where we tread! These Rights are there for a reason, and must be protected.
Am I a gun nut? No, I don't think so... I am however a concerned American, and I am... A Constitution Nut! Anytime the Government proposes to do something for our greater good we need to be weary... Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes... Still holds true today, but fortunately we are all educated by the Media and would have no earthly clue what that means... now would we?
August 16, 2012
SPECOPS is Pissed About Lack of Obama’s OPSEC
Translation… Special Operations Forces are very not thrilled with “The Administration’s” universal lack of respect for Operational Security.
“They leak more than the Titanic!”
Apparently some Special Ops Guys have had it with leaking Operational Secrets in the name of Political Grandstanding, Showboating or Gasconade. "Spiking the football" and sharing too much with your NYT reporter buddy have serious consequences for National Security and more importantly, in my view... the lives of those 'Boots on the Ground' who have to first execute these highly dangerous missions and then have to suffer through a Political Narcissist's Braggadocio at their expense!
Granted, the focus and the catalyst of this message can be construed as political in nature, as the target of the angst shared by these Special Forces operators is directed at the current Administration, calling out President Obama specifically... and as CNN was fast to point out...
"...shares offices with two Republican political consulting firms in Alexandria, Virginia. Its spokesman Chad Kolton worked for the Bush administration as a spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence..."
(… Hmm, sure wish more news organizations including CNN! would divulge who shares offices with who and who worked for who...)
But the message is one that transcends Administrations and needs to be learned and applied by all Administrations, current and future! I know a number of Special Ops guys (many retired and some still active) and the feelings on this matter are indeed universal. "Shut the F*ck Up!"
There is NOTHING to gain from sharing methods! Those on active duty cannot (by law) speak their mind publicly regarding their opinion of their chain of command, all the way up to the President. But I can assure you, the "Snake Eaters"?... they are not fans of politicians of any ilk... but they especially loathe the guy in the chair now. Not (as many of his political class would like you to believe) because of his Race, his Religion, or even his political party affiliation... it is simply because "He Doesn't Get It!"
May 08, 2012
Thugs and predators actively seek the path of least resistance in their assault on individuals and our society at large. Nice to see they have allies in the US House of Representatives.
“The Treyvon Amendment” seeks to withhold federal funding to states that have and enable “Self Defense” laws.
House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida.
The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House's debate on the Commerce Department spending bill.
"'Shoot-first' laws have already cost too many lives. In Florida alone, deaths due to self-defense have tripled since the law was enacted…
Who’s death? The perpetrator? The one who used to have a free pass on assault, rape, battery? Of course no one will properly identify all other instances as “Death due to non-self-defense” oh yeah, that’d be murder…
Federal money shouldn't be spent supporting states with laws that endanger their own people," said Reps. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the two Democrats who are offering the legislation. "This is no different than withholding transportation funds from states that don't enforce seat-belt laws."
My Gawd, talk about throwing the baby out with the bathwater! So let me get this right, Democrats want to remove people’s right to self defense, if not overtly, then subtlety through one of the two most motivational methods available to the Federal Government as it relates to manipulating State Policy. (Grant funding & Tax Incentives).
Most states will issue a concealed carry permit to whomever petitions for one and can pass the requisite background checks (and in some states dexterity tests to prove you know how to use the firearm). This is an onerous and intrusive process. And if you fail, you don’t get a license to carry. And later if you are found with a concealed weapon on your possession without that permit you have, in most states, committed a felony.
Oddly enough the state with the most Liberal (real meaning of the word) Concealed Carry Laws enjoys some of the lowest Crime Rates per Capita! Vermont! By the way the Vermont law is basically… you want to carry a concealed weapon? Go ahead…
This is the law… So why would someone want a concealed carry permit? To go play John Wayne as many would want you to believe? No. It is to insure one’s security in arbitrary instances when one’s life, the life of a loved one, or property is threatened. It serves as a chance to level the field. I do not say “Playing Field” because this is not a game! Taking a life is never to be treated lightly! But in cases when individuals or groups of individuals choose to not play by the rules of our society and prey on whom they perceive as vulnerable or weak with life threatening intent or perceived intent, if they choose a target who has a weapon, and the right to protect themselves… well… tough shit, choose an easier target next time! Hopefully there won’t be a “next time”.
If you are a thug, and are looking for easy marks, might I suggest starting in Berkley, or Boulder, Westchester, Southern Arizona, or Urban Minnesota apparently the representatives in these areas would much rather you be a victim than be allowed to see your loved ones tomorrow.
Don’t want to die at the hands of who you thought was your victim? Don’t attack them… I promise you they won’t shoot you for the fun of it! That’s reserved for the Thugs. Not the law abiding citizen!
March 27, 2012
Maybe it is about race!
This whole Trayvon Martin™ thing has me more than a little queasy lately.
If viewed from a higher Macrosocioracial point of view, a few observations are taken from this whole disgusting incident.
Never let a Racial Crisis go to waste! Or in this case… Damn, the economy is in the tank, our foreign policy is a fools errand, we need something to polarize Americans immediately!!! Something that shows how truly compassionate we in the media and government are in relation to Race Issues! Y’know, because those Republicans are racist, we all know it.
Hey, there's this case in Florida where this Neighborhood Watch Nazi shot an innocent black teen… simply walking in a neighborhood before he was to help elderly folks across the road!
What?… Whaddya mean the shooter identifies himself as Hispanic? Oh… Damn… Wait! His dad was white! That makes him WHITE! and a RACIST!
What?… Whaddya mean Zimmerman a registered Democrat?… Hmmm that’s a bit inconvenient… He’s still white right? Ok, he’s a token Democrat! Racist!
What?… Whaddya mean Zimmerman has physical wounds indicating he was assaulted, punched, and had his head being bounced on the ground?… Before he shot Trayvon™? Hmmm, well that’s because he assaulted Trayvon™ first by observing him and asking what he was up to in a neighborhood where he had not been seen before! Racist stereotyper!
What?… Whaddya mean witnesses account that Zimmerman was heading back to his SUV after being advised by the Police Dispatcher not to continue following the suspicious character when he was then assaulted by Trayvon™? … Hmmmm… damn… Zimmerman is still WHITE right? He’s a liar then!
This unfortunately seems to be the message being perpetuated by the Media and the Administration… “If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon™!” --- Really??? Would he also have the attitude and vocabulary Trayvon™ apparently possessed? [Link to Trayvon’s™ tweets under the handle “No Limit Nigga” (his words not mine…)] ---
Granted Zimmerman had no knowledge of these character traits of this particular youth, but honestly I don’t think George Zimmerman gave a rat’s ass about this kid’s past as he lay on his back, bleeding from his nose, having his head pounded on the pavement. He didn’t know the kid’s past, but was well aware of Trayvon’s™ “present” and in a decisive moment was about to determine the kid’s future.
Had the outcome been different and George Zimmerman been the one remaining on the ground in a pool of his own blood, what would the headline read? “Profiled Persecuted Warm Hearted African American Youth Kills Oppressor in Self Defense”?
Without having all the facts in yet, I may be leaping to conclusions… but why are my leaps (based on pretty substantial circumstantial evidence) any more heinous than the leaps being made by Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, The New Black Panther Party, MSNBC and to a degree the sitting administration and water carriers in congress?
This whole incident seems nothing more that racial opportunists run amok! The more time passes the more it is beginning to look like the facts do not support the claims by the emotionalism excelling to the point of lunacy!
The point is, investigations are continuing and now that we have meandered so far down this dirty road, what is to be the outcome when Eric Holder and his Feds are left with no choice based on REAL evidence to declare that, no civil liberties were violated, no racial motivation was present, and it is indeed under the law, a case of self defense!
But then again, maybe that would be the best outcome… Only Nixon could go to China.
March 22, 2012
Whitney was doing Coke???!
CAUTION! Cold-hearted-SOB commentary follows…
This just in…
NO!!!! Can’t be!
“[In addition to cocaine] The toxicology tests found other drugs in her body, including marijuana, the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, the muscle relaxant Flexeril and the allergy medicine Benadryl, the report said. But these drugs "did not contribute to the death,"
Nah, the veritable Twinkie full of medications and narcotics she had onboard didn’t contribute to her death… Noooo… Obviously it was her inability to swim!
I am so tired of Superstar Apologists! Y’know, she destroyed her life, God gave her talent and opportunity and she turned it into a soup sandwich! I have no sympathy to those who choose this path and end up exactly where the route map said it would.
I found it an interesting irony that on the same day the Coroner released this news, the LA City council passed a symbolic resolution “Urging Media to Curb Racist & Sexist slurs”…
What was the onus of this? You ask… No, not Rush Limbaugh’s insensitive “Slut” remarks, but rather because two LA radio hosts had the gall to call Whitney a “Crack Ho”! … Obviously a slur!
As she said to Diane Sawyer, Whitney don’t do Crack! “Crack is cheap! I make too much money to do Crack!”… “Crack is Whack!” … no really… she said this:
Now if that’s not
sad hilarious enough for you… There was a fantastic MAD TV parody of this interview that followed shortly after… A parody, that today under the censorship muzzles the LA City Council would like to impose, would never be aired.
I miss shows like MAD TV and In Living Color, these shows did not follow the safe and secure meme of only bash Conservatives and Christian White folks… they picked on everyone… equally! And most (like Whitney) deserved the ridicule!
January 23, 2012
Why Newt Won South Carolina
Two days before the South Carolina Primary, one of the big media outlets scores what it thinks is a coup sure to devastate the campaign of one Newt Gingrich!
“Let’s Air Newt’s Dirty Laundry relating to his previous marriage!”… “Yeah! That’ll show him to be the despicable dirtbag we all want him to be!”
Well… the voting populace in South Carolina is… well… Southern! And one thing that Southerners know how to do is… Not Air Their Dirty Laundry in Public! Southerners know damn good and well that taboos are regularly crossed behind closed doors (and by the way all good southerners also know that if you are going to cross a taboo line that it is best done “Behind Closed Doors”!) Liberal Yankees are of the opposite extreme, they are of the opinion that the concepts of Taboos are archaic and therefore all behaviors, no matter how distasteful, no matter how immoral (by any favorite standard), no matter how harmful, should be not just tolerated but accepted if not celebrated!
Southerner’s hate when Yankees try to rub their noses in anything! So when a perceived Liberal Media Outlet, decides it is going to “Out” a Southern Republican for “Immoral” behavior… the Southern Voting base isn’t repulsed, as ABC executives thought they would be… The voting populace becomes Defensive!
We’ve all had experiences where a good friend, or relative experiences a divorce. Divorces by nature are not pretty! The two parties involved do not get along any more! What at first, many years prior, looked like the land of Beer and Skittles, later turned into the land of sweatpants and curlers with an attitude! Now many couples try to stay together for the sake of whatever… be it the kids, public reputation, you name it. Divorces are public acknowledgement of failure! And many, in a fit of misguided pride try to make internal adjustments to the private relationship while still having outward appearances remain intact. It is especially true in the south. Southerner’s are all about appearances. “Never let them see you sweat” is definitely a Southern Term!
Eventually, it all collapses and indeed the divorce becomes public. It’s tough! But you know something, shit happens! Ok… that’s that! And that is how Southerners see it. What happened behind closed doors that caused the rift, or what behavior agreements were aired in an effort to keep public appearances, are none of my damn business! But it doesn’t mean we won’t gossip about it! Remember, you’ll never hear one of us repeating gossip!… so you better be sure and listen close the first time!
We’ve all heard the rumors of Newt’s breakups, and through the rumor mill how terrible he treated his former wives (a claim that eventually was repudiated by the very wife he was supposed to be such a jerk to! A repudiation supported by his and her daughters as well).
And once we Southerners realized again that the stories weren’t necessarily true… we then took the rest of the blather with a grain of salt.
Newt may well have tried to broker an agreement with his wife where he could sleep with another while still maintaining outward appearances of a stable marriage. Happens all the time! The pompous Yankee asses at ABC made the mistake of assuming that Southerners are too naïve to even think this could happen. So, ABC News, high in their Ivory tower, thinks that they will be exposing Newt for what he really is, and in so doing illustrating the hypocrisy of these pesky Republicans in all of their Moral Stances. Heh! Jokes on them!
In the south we know there are disturbances in the moral force that binds us. What we do not tolerate is spitefulness! Back-stabbing is unbecoming, and southern empathy will immediately be directed toward the perceived victim! That who is being back stabbed in public! You just don’t' do that. So when Newt’s Ex went on National Television to air her laundry, she violated the Southern Code! And therefor became immediately petty and irrelevant! Southerners saw a fellow southerner now under attack by those damn Yankees, supported by fodder from a jilted turncoat former wife (who, after this display… Southerners thought, “No wonder Newt wanted to sleep with someone else!”) So what does the south do? Protect their own! And damned if they will vote for that Republican from that Yankee Bastion Massachusetts!
And when CNN, not realizing all they were doing is throwing Newt into the Briar Patch, carried ABC’s water and asked about the Succubus's claim… Newt, a true Southerner, knew he had the advantage and attacked the Liberal Media for stooping so low as to bring this type of issue up at something so dignified as a PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE! Remember CNN, ABC, CBS, NYT… Southerners don’t give a shit if you wear boxers or briefs either… as long as they’re clean!
August 10, 2011
So Long as it is on Someone Else’s Back!
I get disgusted every time I read a poll taken that says Americans want the wealthy taxed more and Businesses taxed more.
Well they didn’t ask this American’s opinion!
A CNN/ORC poll reportedly found the following:
Most Americans want a special congressional committee tasked with drafting a long-term solution to the nation's mounting federal deficits to include tax hikes for the wealthy and businesses and deep cuts in domestic spending, according to a new national survey.
… [it] also indicates that the public doesn't want the super committee to propose major changes to Social Security and Medicare or increase taxes on middle class and lower-income Americans.
My gawd… Did they take a poll of 3rd graders?
Little lesson for you here folks, we need to stop with this “Wealthy need to pay their share!” bovine scatology! They contribute way more than their fair share! Yes they have nice houses, yes they live a life of luxury, yes they may not suffer as much as the local McDonalds worker with 4 kids. SO WHAT?!
Once he is content in his personal interest he has to do something with all that money! Usually this excess is invested!!! Look it up!
That wealthy bastard, more than likely owns a business or two that hires any number of employees who earn and contribute to the economy! He buys capital items for his business with the funds his business earns! Those capital items come from other companies who hire workers to manufacture them. If the Wealthy isn’t a direct business owner/runner he more than likely owns shares in companies, these shares are offered to people like you and me to help fund the operations of said businesses! Want to feel the power of ownership? Buy a stock!
If we tax these so called wealthy more, that is mathematically less money that employer will have to hire someone. Look, lets say we tax multi-millionaires another $500,000.00 per year… would that make you feel better that they didn’t have it and the government did?
Why? … Because the government will be so much more efficient with those funds?
Think about it. That’s 10 people that employer cannot hire! That’s 10 more people in the unemployment line, that’s 10 more people taking from the government for literally doing NOTHING! Except maybe for looking for a job that is not out there because we’ve taxed the wealthy more!
Seriously get off your stupidity horse!
Second part… Let’s tax business more! Face-Palm-Smack!
There is NO SUCH THING AS BUSINESS!!! It is PEOPLE! By taxing business more, we are taxing people more! Whether they be the consumer of or the employee of that business! Again for every $30,000 in taxes levied on a “BUSINESS” that is one less employee to be hired! One less piece of equipment purchased. That OR the business has to raise prices of goods or services to compensate for the tax increase. (Ergo a tax on the consumer!) The monies to pay these taxes don’t magically appear like a fart from a pixie! They HAVE to come from hard working Americans!
Now as for… “the public doesn't want the super committee to propose major changes to Social Security and Medicare or increase taxes on middle class and lower-income Americans.”
It is precisely these entitlements that have the “Government” in the pickle its in. But noooo we can’t touch these because they are so… What?… effective???? Obviously you are giving the donkey one of your patented cranial enemas!
Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid absolutely need to be re-visited! Increase the tax on EVERYONE if this is supposed to be for everyone!!! Raise the age of receiving these benefits!!! We’re living longer damn it! It should ALWAYS be a function of the average lifespan! And should be revisited every 10 years! Whoever is born in “X” year is eligible for benefits in “Y” year!
“Don’t tax the Middle class or lower-income Americans…” Why not? Do they not benefit from government services more than anyone? Shouldn’t they be called upon to contribute their “Fair Share” too?
I say TAX EVERYONE EQUALLY! Either a 20% income tax on everyone period! No deductions! or… let’s really simplify the tax code and institute a 9% sales tax on all goods sold to an end user (wholesale is exempt). You pay a tax on that which you can afford! Also we capture that missing trillion dollars in uncollected revenue from under-the-table employees and illegal aliens.
Also… this method greatly reduces the cost and the size of the IRS! We could save 100’s of Billions in that alone!
Some good videos from a guy named Milton Freidman follow… good food for thought, if you’re willing to eat it.
The Free Lunch Myth--
Soak the Rich --
There you go…
July 15, 2011
Knee… Meet Jerk
Sometimes I think Shelia Jackson Lee simply cannot help herself. Matters of truly debatable substance on how to best get our fiscal house in order become a reason to challenge the loyal opposition by baselessly accusing them of being racist!
"I do not understand what I think is the maligning and maliciousness [toward] this president,” said Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. “Why is he different? And in my community, that is the question that we raise. In the minority community that is question that is being raised. Why is this president being treated so disrespectfully? …”
Yeah that will rally the party faithful to the cause!
"I am particularly sensitive to the fact that only this president — only this one, only this one — has received the kind of attacks and disagreement and inability to work, only this one," said Jackson Lee from the House floor.
Because Democrats were Oh So Willing to work with the previous administration in a non-confrontational fashion. What Sheila?… If you simply say it… it must be true? SDASTFU!
"Read between the lines," she continued. "What is different about this president that should put him in a position that he should not receive the same kind of respectful treatment of when it is necessary to raise the debt limit in order to pay our bills, something required by both statute and the 14th amendment?"
Ummm, yeah… Its because he’s a minority. That’s the sole reason intelligent, thoughtful people disagree with this President’s desire to increase our Debt Limit and our Tax burden even further.
Look, I’m tired of this kind of drivel… it serves no purpose to the national discourse! This is a serious matter before the people, and yes it should be debated by serious adults in a mature manner. Not that I expect our elected officials to meet any of these expectations, but to instantaneously reduce the structure of the debate to a function of RACE! Plllleeeaaaassssse!
Sheila does nothing to advance the very real issue of racism in this argument, if anything she belittles it! By constantly claiming racism any time someone of a color other than our president’s disagrees with him is ludicrous and insulting.
I am curious, when then Senator Obama actually voted “Nay” and not his usual “Present” on a similar resolution to raise the debt ceiling during the Bush Administration, was it because the President at the time was… uh… I don’t know… maybe… White?
Now on to the real topic at hand… Why do we have a debt ceiling at all? If all we are going to do is continue to raise it to accommodate our irresponsible spend to the limit (and beyond) , fiscal policies? When is enough enough? Sheila’s argument appears to be… Well hell, like all Americans, when we spend beyond our means, we simply go to our credit card agency and request a higher limit! ~ and of course are always awarded with said higher limit! “Because, ya know… if they don’t… they are obviously RACIST!”
Isn’t it that kind of thinking that got us here in the first place? It is time to CUT! Not tax more! Not spend more! The teet of the American people has run dry, we’re sick and tired of paying for our Government’s entitlements (read re-election bribes) and some of us are drawing a line. Others want to continue business as usual and keep milking that cow until she is dry! Then what? Seriously it is high time we cut off the spending, reign in federal government’s recklessness in the name of providing for…
The next vote!
September 10, 2010
Love this guy!
Governor Christie of New Jersey is what this nation needs more of… He regularly delivers intelligent, direct, clear discussions on difficult topics that have continually been muddied by Political Action Committees and Wonks.
He along with many other Americans are tired of the Teacher’s (and other public sector) Unions all saying “We’re all in this together and we’re all going to have to make sacrifices, so long as it doesn’t affect me!”
It is time for Public Unions to no longer be the sacred cows they’ve always been! And it will take fighters like Christie to put an end to it!
July 30, 2010
Taxes are going up… FOR EVERYONE!
This scares the hell out of me.
Despite what you may WANT to believe from the current administration that you will not face increased taxes unless… you know… you’re one of those evil non-productive, teet sucking rich folks. You’re in for a hellofa surprise. If you haven’t seen this from Investors Business Daily, I recommend reading the whole article.
Many are unaware that the “Bush Tax Cuts” are due to expire this year. Many may assume letting any “Bush” policy expire is a good thing. I warn you to not get caught up in your zeal to denigrate all things “Bush”. When these tax cuts expire (a termination date was initially established as an appeasement to the congressional Democrats, instead of making these permanent… so if you hear twits like this trying to point a finger at the Republicans for wanting this to happen… please CALL BULLSHIT!) there are a plethora of increases even the lowest marginal tax payer will be affected by. Here are some of the low-lights…
The Tax Tsunami On The Horizon
…Resurrection of the death tax, (the death tax returns — at a rate of 55% on estates of $1 million or more.) however, isn't the only tax problem that will be ushered in Jan. 1. Many other cuts from the Bush administration are set to disappear and a new set of taxes will materialize. And it's not just the rich who will pay.
- The lowest bracket for the personal income tax, for instance, moves up 50% — to 15% from 10%. The next lowest bracket — 25% — will rise to 28%, and the old 28% bracket will be 31%. At the higher end, the 33% bracket is pushed to 36% and the 35% bracket becomes 39.6%.
- The marriage penalty also makes a comeback, and the capital gains tax will jump 33% — to 20% from 15%. The tax on dividends will go all the way from 15% to 39.6% — a 164% increase.
- Both the cap-gains and dividend taxes will go up further in 2013 as the health care reform adds a 3.8% Medicare levy for individuals making more than $200,000 a year and joint filers making more than $250,000.
- Other tax hikes include: halving the child tax credit to $500 from $1,000 and fixing the standard deduction for couples at the same level as it is for single filers.
I think the IDP/TIPP poll tells the story…
Look, you can buy into the crap that the Government is here to save us all from ourselves, or those evil (non-union) job creating small businesses and corporations. But I promise you, the more money you remove from individual Americans, the more despair we will face in the coming years.