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Against All Odds, We May Prevail.

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Yesterday was the first day Immigration Reform went to the House for legislation. Boehner is a liar and a traitor who has recruited at least one Marxist-Leninist to co-write the Bill, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, former member of the Socialist Party in Puerto Rico, and Xavier Becerra, a known amnesty activist.  Luckily, the snake Marco Rubio is not a Representative, but Paul Ryan is just as bad. He is weak. He doesn’t question his superior, John Boehner, blindly following what orders he is given. His job is to convince others in the House that this bill must pass. Or else. (Or else what?) Our GOP has become Alynsky-itish, hasn’t it? Seems like their association with the experts themselves has turned them on us. Paul Ryan is disrespecting the will of the people AND the American Rule of Law.

I know the cards are stacked against us, and I have no faith in Boehner whatsoever, but I am challenging everyone I know, you the reader, and everyone you know to call your Representatives today.  No, it is not fun, but I wouldn’t ask what I wouldn’t do myself. Here are some numbers (via AGU) that you can use. A lot of time phone lines in DC can be hard to get through to.  Speaker Boehner’s district offices can be called if the DC lines are busy:

Butler County: (513) 779-5400

Miami County: (937) 339-1524

Representative Paul Ryan:

DC Office: (202) 225-3031

Janesville: (608) 752-4050

Kenosha: (262) 654-1901

Racine: (262) 654-1901

Here are three suggestions you can use when calling your Representative/s:

1) AMNESTY does not win votes for the GOP (Pew Research Center Stats): 

REPUBLICANS and HISPANIC VOTE

1980 56% Carter Reagan 35%

1984 61% Mondale Reagan 37%

1988 69% Dukakis Bush 41 30%

1992 61% Clinton Bush 41 25%

1996 72% Clinton Dole 21%

2000 62% Gore Bush 43 35%

2004 58% Kerry Bush 43 40%

2008 67% Obama McCain 31%

2012 71% Obama Romney 27%

2)  Amnesty is a Communist-driven agenda that will create a permanent progressive majority

https://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/the-communist-party-usa-has-infiltrated-the-gop-i-knew-it/

3) Amnesty will be costly, a social burden, and will make way for more illegals to come.

Other arguments laid out by Heather Mac Donald https://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/arguing-with-an-idiot-mark-and-heather-dismantle-jeb-bushs-immigration-talking-points/

BOTTOM LINE:  JUST CALL!

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Mark Levin and Heather MacDonald Dismantle Jeb Bush’s Immigration Talking Points

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Mark Levin was Ed Meese’s Chief of Staff within Ronald Reagan’s administration.  Recently he offered having a debate on “Immigration Reform” (we all know it’s Amnesty!) with Heather Mac Donald and Ed Meese. Even though the debate was not held, I hope some of the answers she  provides help you argue against Amnesty with your Representatives.  (I know it’s against all hope, but we must call them!)  Heather Lynn Mac Donald, of the Manhattan Institute, is an expert on Immigration Reform. She was on Mark’s show to rebut what Jeb Bush had said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition, on June 22nd. She and Mark both dismantle the ignorant comments Jeb made.

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Jeb Bush says..

The only way that we can rebuild the demographic pyramid is to fix a broken immigration system to allow for people to come, to learn English, to play by our rules, to embrace our values, and to pursue their dreams in our country with a vengeance to create more opportunities for all of us. This is a conservative idea.  And if we do this, we will rebuild our country in a way that will allow us to grow. If we don’t do it, we will be in decline because the productivity of this country is dependent upon young people that are equipped to work hard.”

 

Heather: I particularly love theplaying by our rules“. They come here by not playing by our rules The most amazing thing about this amnesty bill will allow people with criminal records and with a number of arrests and misdemeanor convictions to get amnesty, people Karl Rove refers to of strong, proven moral character. So we have an utter attack on the Rule of Law. What no one is talking about is that we already have already discredited enforcement.

Every immigration hearing at this point has protestors in the back with signs saying no more deportation. Even if we give them this amnesty, the next day, a border agent or someone from ICE who ensures this country, finds someone here illegally, deportation is not going to happen.

That other comment is absurd. Nothing in this bill requires the actual acquisition of English. It’s merely an intent to lure the crowd. What we’re already seeing absent in the group of another 30 million immigrants in the future of this bill, is an utter failure of people to adopt our common language.

Take Marco Rubio, for example, who went behind American’s backs in the Spanish Language Media, saying one thing in Spanish to the Spanish-speaking audience, that legalization comes first, before enforcement, the opposite message of what he had been saying to the English-speaking audiences. I find it a shocking betrayal and a sign of why we should worry about the fact that people are not learning English.

She ends the segment by saying Senator Sessions did an extraordinary job, and Senator Grassley to an extent, offering amendments after amendments, but that the bottom line is measurable success to secure the border, not just plans to secure the border. “It has been shown to be a complete fraud.”

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Jeb Bush says..

“Immigrants created far more businesses than native-born Americans over the last twenty years.  Immigrants are more fertile and they love families and they have more tight families, and they bring in a younger population.”

Heather: That is a lie! There is no difference at all in the business creation rates between immigrants and native Americans.

What Bush and everybody else does constantly is conflate high-skilled and low-skilled immigrants, and among the low-skilled Hispanic immigrants, they ignore cultural differences. I’m reluctant to bring it on air, but it is true. There is a culture confrontation among South American immigrants, and those from Mexico and Central America. I spoke to a lot of Hispanic Entrepreneurs for an article I wrote recently about California, and I wanted to give the best possible picture of Californian Hispanic Entrepreneurs, and I went to a Democratic Latino pollster and said give me the best people I can talk to, to give the positive side of the story, and I did. They were all Columbians, Ecuadorians, Cubans and Spaniards who had come. One woman from Ecuador who runs a publishing business she says her own work place is divided.

The idea that an overall group has a greater rate of business creation is wrong. It ignores the differences among immigrant groups, high-skilled immigrants. Everybody talks about Sergey Brin. That’s a different matter than somebody who’s come in. (Mark interrupts to find out who he is.)

Sergey Brin gave us some of our greatest computer innovations, and is involved in Google, and everybody points to him, but he came in with a high levels of education. Very few people are opposing high-skilled immigrants who do have very high rates of business creation, but that’s not what this bill is about.

It would have been another thing if Jeb Bush had followed through on the recommendations of his book which is to tilt the immigration towards a high-skilled immigration then we’ve lost on that count, we’ve run out on those kinds of advocates, and we’ve preserved our system of mostly family-based immigration, chain migration, which is going to bring in more of the low-skilled population.

Mark: This is what also bothers me about his statement.They characterize foreigners who come here illegally as virtuous, as noble, as entrepreneurs, and they put down the native population, the very people who put them in office, the very people that government exists to defend and nurture. So the American people are treated like second-class citizens, and it is the immigrant, the illegal immigrant, who is so much better.

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Poverty rates

Heather:  Among Hispanics, it’s twice as high. This is now native-born Hispanics. Second, third generation Hispanics have a much higher rate of Welfare consumption, not because they are not working. They are in the work force, most of them, but because their skill level is so low.

Mark interjects to look who is coming across the border – not rocket scientists or engineers – it’s poor people escaping the cronyism and what goes on in the Mexican government. So of course, they’re poor, they’re less skilled.  They’re less literate. That’s your point.

Heather:  The rate of welfare and poverty actually goes up with second, third generation Hispanics in this country, which is extremely odd, and just another sign that what is happening is a certain rate of assimilation to an underclass. The argument that we also hear from Jeb Bush and Rubio is that it will have a wonderful effect on bailing out our bankrupt entitlement programs, because they’re going to pay taxes, but they’re not paid in taxes enough to compensate for the cost of education and health care, and other programs.

Mark: None of us have enough money to pay for this massive implosion of a welfare state. Let’s slash these programs instead!

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Amnesty 

MarkPaul Ryan is saying (talking point) “This isn’t Amnesty.  Amnesty wipes the slate clean.” Mark says Amnesty (to him) is you’re here illegally and now you’re legal!

Heather:  That is exactly what is does. Amnesty does wipe the slate clean. The fact that you have to pay a minimum fine of $500 to get immediately legalized after this bill is passed, doesn’t make it not an amnesty. The point of an amnesty is you’re no longer illegal. So we have tax amnesty, too, that usually requires a back payment of taxes that we consider an amnesty, because your status as a tax lawbreaker, is canceled. So that is a basic fact, but beyond that, if you want to quibble about the details, the law is filled of loopholes of how you can get away from paying a minimum amount of fines whether imposed, and the notion that the illegal aliens are going to pay their back taxes, that doesn’t make it not an amnesty. That’s incorrect.

There’s no obligation requiring the illegal aliens to come forward and honor how much taxes they have to pay. That’s not going to happen. In any case, what it gets the people here exactly is what they want, which is fully legal status.I’m amazed that Republicans aren’t fighting harder, and see that just because there’s a few hurdles which are trivial, does not make it not an amnesty.

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Jeb Bush says…

3.  “Canada is the place we might want to look to. Canada has one tenth our population. They have more “economic immigrants” and they have seen sustained economic growth because of it. We should…”

 

Heather: I’m amazed that Jeb Bush has the gall to bring up Canada, because Canada is looking at high-skilled immigrants. Canada uses skills as a point system, so if you speak English, you get in, if you have Advanced Education, you get in. That would be a proposal the Republicans could get behind.

But in Canada they don’t have what we have – a mass flow of uneducated immigrants, who may mean well, but I would invite Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio to go in to the middle schools in Los Angeles to see single mothers coming in to talk with the anti-gang counselors of the school to try to figure out how to keep their teen males out of gang culture, and stop hanging on the streets of Los Angeles, because these mothers who are single mothers who have also, while we’re at it, Mark, deceived the Hispanic “family values” myth.

Hispanics now have now a 53% out-of-wedlock birth rate, twice what the black illegitimacy rate was in ’55, when then Daniel Patrick Moynihan so presciently said that a 23% illegitimacy rate among blacks signaled a major social catastrophe. I would invite Bush and Rubio to come with me to some schools in LA to where they will see the effects of massive, low-skilled immigration, which is what the Gang of Eight Bill is going to bring us. The Hispanic out-of-wedlock rate is twice that of Whites and Asians.

 Black 73%

Hispanic 53%

Hispanic American 43% 

White 23%

Asians 16%

Mark:  I have two last questions 1) I keep hearing we have to bring illegal aliens out of the shadows. They’re not in the shadows!  2) We can’t maintain their status like this. I’m thinking to myself: Are people dragged across the border. Why is it my responsibility to confer rights and benefits to people who are here illegally? Why is this my number one priority?

 Heather: We are constantly hearing that we are responsible for breaking up families, and they’re responsible! They came here fully assuming the risk of being illegal. This is not a problem that won’t take care of itself. Their kids through the idiocy of birth-right citizenship, their kids who were born here are American citizens. We are not to blame. The Rule of Law is not to blame.

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Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google

http://www.ask.com/wiki/Sergey Brin

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My 10-6-3 Tax Plan Can Stimulate the Economy and End 90% of Corruption in Government

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By Gary P Jackson

The need for tax reform is nothing new. In fact, it’s been a hot topic for years. The immorality of the income tax, combined with rampant corruption, makes the case for ending this confiscatory method of taxation incredibly strong. Add in the recent revelations of the IRS targeting those who disagree with the Obama regime, among other things, and the case for reform has never been stronger!

I’ve had what I feel is a simple, workable plan, that has been rolling around in my head for a little over a year. Thing is, every time I think about sitting down, and putting the words in print, something else pops up that I think needs talking about more. Maybe, in the long run, that’s a good thing, as now, more than any time in history, the American people are ready for a serious change. Had I written this a year ago, no one would have paid attention!

In order to make the case for change, we need to look a bit at where we are at. We need to talk about why what we have doesn’t work, and what to do next.

There are several plans already out there, a few of them have a lot of support. I’ll look at those too, and explain why they don’t make a lot of sense. Then, of course, I’ll lay out my ideas, and why I think they will work the best.

This is not a short piece of writting, so take time to read it, even re-read it, before passing judgment. One of the reasons I spend so much time talking about some of the other plans out there, is simply to make sure readers understand why they are not the answer. [even if you feel my plan isn’t either] .

Why we need a change:

It’s easy enough to say that an income tax is immoral, and just walk away, but that doesn’t tell the whole story.

The federal government doesn’t just use the lengthy and complicated tax code to raise the money needed to fund government. Indeed, the government uses the tax code as a way to bring about social engineering. Our tax code rewards behavior politicians deem “good” and punishes what politicians deem “bad.”

Of course what politicians reward isn’t usually a good thing, nor is what they punish always bad. Most often the government encourages programs that are not only injurious to society, they also waste our money.

For example, look no further than the tax benefits [and massive tax payer funded subsidies] failed ideas like ethanol and other so-called “green” programs get.

Ethanol, as a mass consumer product, is junk. Ethanol destroys fuel systems of the vehicles using it. [and God forbid you put it in an older car or motorcycle] It’s driven up the cost of all foods we eat, especially beef and poultry. That’s what happens when you try to use food and turn it into fuel, as we are doing with corn. It costs a lot more to feed livestock now, thanks to the ethanol program.

The net pollution, the reason this crap was created in the first place, actually increases. Pollution sees a net increase, not only due to the process used to create ethanol, but by the fact the stuff is so corrosive [and collects water] that it cannot be sent through the normal pipeline systems. Instead you have to truck ethanol where ever it needs to go.

And since ethanol actually has less energy per unit, you consume more of it per mile than regular unleaded gasoline. Yes, I know IndyCar and NASCAR run an ethanol blend, and while that’s a lengthy conversation in itself, it should be noted that while the power per unit is low, the net octane rating in ethanol is actually higher. This is a great thing in a high horsepower, high compression engine, especially since fuel mileage, miles per gallon, really, really doesn’t matter! Racing engines make up for the fact this junk fuel has less energy per unit, by simply increasing the number of units! You just burn more fuel to do the same work.

You look at a new “flex fuel” vehicle on your dealership’s show room floor, and you’ll notice, that on the federally mandated window sticker, there are not one, but two different sets of fuel mileage figures quoted. One for regular gasoline, and a lower one, for the ethanol blend.

Ethanol may be less expensive than regular gasoline, but only because of massive subsidies and tax breaks, Factor in the deficiency in actual power, and more fuel consumed, and no one saves anything. Ethanol is a disaster.

BUT, your state and federal governments not only directly subsidize this massive failure, they use the tax codes to encourage even more failure!

The same goes for other “green” programs. Politicians and their cronies have found the way to dupe the public, AND reward their friends. There are dozens of so-called “green” companies that have been given not only massive tax credits, but actual tax payer dollars, only to take the money, then file for bankruptcy. As it happens the principles of these “green” companies all happen to be campaign donors of our current president. People, including politicians, should be in prison, but instead, more of this madness is planned.

All of this is possible because of politicians. Our current tax code is incredibly complicated, and allows for all kinds of treachery and gaming by politicians.

Taxes are always used as a political football. Political parties use it to demonize the American people, and each other. Liberals especially love to use taxes as a way to carry out their never ending class warfare nonsense. But politicians in both parties are able to use taxes as a major political strategy. Meanwhile, the American people, THEIR EMPLOYERS, get screwed.

A tax code needs to be simple, and tamper-proof. By that, I mean it needs to be pretty much set in stone. It needs to written in a way that it treats every single tax payer exactly the same. No exemptions, no exclusions, and no rewards. It shouldn’t matter if you are the President’s best friend, or worst enemy, your tax situation should be the same. No amount of politicking should be able to change things.

A tax code needs to be written in such a way that it can’t be abused, because there is nothing that CAN be abused. The IRS couldn’t target groups, because there would be nothing they could target them for, or with.

Nearly 50% of all Americans pay no taxes.

There have been all kinds of suggestions on how to fix this problem, and make no mistake about it, this is a problem. Half the country has no skin in the game. If you are not invested in something, emotionally and financially, you aren’t generally engaged. You realy don’t care what happens, because it doesn’t seem to effect you! And as long as it doesn’t effect you, you’ll either stay disengaged, or just vote for whoever gives you the most “goodies” using other people’s money.

I could go on and on about the self-perpetuating liberal welfare state, but if you are reading this, you probably already understand the “plantation” this has created, and the millions of men, women, and children who have been enslaved by Big Government and our current tax code.

A successful tax code will have absolutely everyone, including the 10s of millions of illegal aliens here, paying taxes. Of course, a successful tax code will never be punitive, nor will it harm the poorest among us. In fact, a successful tax code should also stimulate the economy to a point that we have fewer poor, and fewer dependent on help from anyone.

A word about corporate taxes

The United States now has the largest corporate income taxes of any civilized nation on the planet. This, in itself has caused businesses to move elsewhere. It’s also caused businesses to look at ways to move money off-shore. In fact, one of the big debates at the recent G-8 Summit was the United States looking for help from other nations going after what it considers tax evaders, people parking money overseas. Good luck with that!

This is such a problem, with hundreds of billions of dollars overseas, that many have suggested waving taxes and penalties, a sort of limited amnesty, just to re-repatriate those American dollars! There has to be a better way.

For all intents and purposes corporations don’t really pay taxes anyway. Now I’m not talking just about “friends of Obama” like Bank of America, General Electric or Warren Buffett, who have famously weaseled out of paying taxes, I’m talking about stand-up, all-American, legit companies. These companies, as well as those “friends of Obama,” [who might pay taxes] simply pass a significant amount of the cost of their corporate taxes along to the consumer.

Many have suggested simply getting rid of the corporate tax, and reforming the current income tax code. That would help, but there is a better way yet.

The Government has forgotten that it’s YOUR money not theirs!

Of course, politicians have also forgotten that they work for YOU, not the other way around! When you look at most politicians and start talking about “Of the People, By the People, and FOR the People” it’s all they can do to stop themselves from laughing right in your face! Is it any wonder they think your money is theirs?

The current income tax code has led to a mentality, especially among liberals, that ALL of the money belongs to the government, and if you’re lucky, they let you keep a small portion of it! In fact, at President Obama’s 2012 Convention, the DNC went a little further, and suggest that WE actually belong to the government! That government is the ONLY thing WE all belong to! I think I get [sorta] what was trying to be said, but no matter how inarticulate it was said, Americans didn’t much care for it.

Someone who works for a living earns that money. It’s theirs! A successful tax code won’t care how much someone earns, won’t punish someone for earning more than someone else. A successful tax code will NOT tax income at all.

Also, a successful tax code will not care about marital status, how many children one has, or any thing else. It’s not the government’s business.

Death and Taxes

Two words: “Estate Tax.”

From the IRS’ own website: [emphasis mine]

The Estate Tax is a tax on your right to transfer property at your death. It consists of an accounting of everything you own or have certain interests in at the date of death (Refer to Form 706 (PDF)). The fair market value of these items is used, not necessarily what you paid for them or what their values were when you acquired them. The total of all of these items is your “Gross Estate.” The includible property may consist of cash and securities, real estate, insurance, trusts, annuities, business interests and other assets.

Once you have accounted for the Gross Estate, certain deductions (and in special circumstances, reductions to value) are allowed in arriving at your “Taxable Estate.” These deductions may include mortgages and other debts, estate administration expenses, property that passes to surviving spouses and qualified charities. The value of some operating business interests or farms may be reduced for estates that qualify.

After the net amount is computed, the value of lifetime taxable gifts (beginning with gifts made in 1977) is added to this number and the tax is computed. The tax is then reduced by the available unified credit.

Most relatively simple estates (cash, publicly traded securities, small amounts of other easily valued assets, and no special deductions or elections, or jointly held property) do not require the filing of an estate tax return. A filing is required for estates with combined gross assets and prior taxable gifts exceeding $1,500,000 in 2004 – 2005; $2,000,000 in 2006 – 2008; $3,500,000 for decedents dying in 2009; and $5,000,000 or more for decedent’s dying in 2010 and 2011 (note: there are special rules for decedents dying in 2010); $5,120,000 in 2012 and $5,250,000 in 2013.

You can use two more words here, as well: “Gift Tax

Never mind that taxes have already been paid on this money. If you die, and have a fair amount of money and property, your heirs will pay through the nose! This tax has hurt a lot families, especially farm families, who have lots of land, but little cash. Many family farms, family homes, and other real properties have been sold, simply to pay government it’s due. Besides double taxation, it’s immoral. It’s really un-American.

A successful tax code will never destroy families, or their legacies.

Two of the world’s Top 20 Economies have no income tax!

How can a large government exist without an income tax? Turns out, a responsible one can exist quite well! Depending on who’s doing the ranking, Texas [if it was a country] is somewhere between the 10th and 14th largest economy in the world. Texas is also the number 2 economy within the United States, passing up New York in 2011. Texas’ GDP in 2011 was $1.207 Trillion, roughly the same as Russia’s [$1.231 Trillion] and larger than the GDPs of South Korea, India, or The Netherlands.

Not only does Texas’ economy, and her people, thrive without an income tax, our Constitution prohibits it. The last democrat to hold the Governor’s office was Ann Richards. Richards and her crew were pushing hard to create an income tax. This went over so well that Richards lost her office to George W Bush, and Texans haven’t elected a democrat to statewide office in two decades!

There’s a reason why people and businesses are moving to Texas at an incredible rate, and it isn’t just the blisteringly hot summer weather and beautiful scenery!

Florida, which has a GDP of roughly $750 Billion, is also in the Top 20 economies worldwide, and has no income tax.

You’re NOT going to “abolish” the IRS!

The most popular chant today is: “Abolish the IRS!” It sounds really nice, but it ain’t going to happen. I think all but the most extreme realize that governments need funding, and that taxes must be collected. The IRS is corrupt from it’s tip to it’s tail. In it’s current form it can, and often IS a weapon used against the American people, and I am not just talking about Obama’s using the IRS to target Conservative groups either. The government has used the IRS for decades to target certain people and groups.

Looking at some of the folks who have been brought before Congress to testify, I think we can all agree a whole bunch of people need to got to jail, and a significant number should consider themselves seriously lucky if they JUST get fired! Yes the IRS can be pared down, reducing the number of employees by at least half, if not two-thirds. In fact, it needs a serious housecleaning with every single employee looked at and re-evaluated.

That said, the idea of just killing the IRS is silly. While it sounds right, no matter what we choose as a way to generate revenue for government services and general upkeep, SOMEONE is going to have to collect that revenue! The signs are already there and the stationary is already printed up. Change the employees, every single one if needed, but the agency is what it is.

A successful tax code would eliminate most, if not all of the situations that an IRS employee, politician, or president could exploit for their own purposes.

The “new and improved” IRS couldn’t target individuals or groups, because it would have nothing to target them with, no reason to even be dealing with any individual or group. You wouldn’t have to beg the government for tax exemptions because everyone would be paying the new tax! There would be no exemptions! The tax wouldn’t be on the income a group would generate.

Let’s look at some of the ideas already on the table.

They range from bad, to worse, to so ridiculous you wonder if the authors were high when dreaming them up! One is such a ridiculous Big Government clusterfark, it’s hard to believe it’s the most popular alternative out there!

To understand what WILL work, you have to understand what won’t, and why.

Flat Tax

This sounds nice, simple, and sweet. In fact, if you don’t mind keeping Big Government and corrupt politicians in power, it ain’t bad!

No seriously, the idea isn’t all that bad. Under a flat tax, the rate would be considerably lower, but there would be few, if any deductions. If it worked as advertised, you could literally file your yearly tax return on a post card size piece of paper, and move on.

Frankly, at one time I thought this was ideal. Everyone would pay the same. You’d exempt the first say, $20,000 earned income from taxation, as not to harm the poorest among us, and/or make up for all of the deductions you no longer get, and pay taxes on the rest.

For example, if you made $30,000 a year, you’d deduct the $20,000 and then pay tax on $10,000. This of course, would always have to be adjusted for inflation. Not horrible, but not the answer.

An income tax is an income tax. If you have this kind of tax code, you’ll ALWAYS have politicians using it as a way to demonize the “other side” and you’ll always have groups seeking tax exempt status, and of course, being susceptible to targeting by corrupt, and frankly evil, politicians.

An income tax simply allows for too many situations that can be corrupted. We must get away from taxing income altogether. We must have a tax code that once created, can’t be easily “adjusted.”

Value Added Tax

I don’t think too many people took Mitch “Truce” Daniels seriously when he proposed this nonsense, but the [former] liberal Indiana Governor thought implementing a European Socialist style Value Added Tax [VAT] was the hot ticket a few years back. It’s probably why his much touted [by the GOP Establishment] presidential run never took off!

A VAT is kind of a stealth tax. Simply put, you tax products during ever step of the manufacturing process as “value” is added. The way it works, if a manufacturer of say, an automobile, has to purchase parts from outside suppliers to complete the build, and most of the parts used to build an automobile come from outside vendors these days, the manufacturer pays taxes on these items when they purchase them. The consumer has no idea what that tax is, as it’s built in to the cost of the item. It can add 25-30% cost to the item, depend on the country, and of course, the item. A big deal on high end consumer products.

In the United Kingdom, the VAT is 20%, with “reduced rates” for certain goods. On their website, the UK version is explained by telling consumers that:

When someone charges you VAT they multiply their selling price by the VAT rate to calculate the amount of VAT to charge.

They then add this to the selling price to give you the price you actually pay – this is called the ‘gross’ price.

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In the UK, and other countries assessing the VAT, this is IN ADDITION to an income tax [between 20 and 45% based on income, in the UK] and other taxes, such as property taxes, health care taxes, etc., etc, etc…

It would seem the Brits need the Tea Party even more than we do!

Much like the Brits, “Truce” Daniels proposed the VAT, IN ADDITION to our already confiscatory income tax.

Did I mention that Daniels was in charge of the Office of Budget Management under President George W Bush? Now you understand why Bush’s fiscal policies were such a disaster, with government growing leaps and bounds! Of course, they all still look like amateurs compared to Obama and the democrats, but still.

NOTE: Between the time I first started composing this article [two weeks ago] and a couple of days ago, the fact that ObamaCare is such a disaster, and many won’t sign up no matter what, the notion that a VAT is the only answer to raise enough money to fill the void, is being tossed around by pundits.

As bad of an idea as the VAT is, it’s not the worse idea being tossed out there, which leads us to ….

The “Fair Tax,” something so completely ridiculous only a Big Government Liberal could love it!

I’m going to get hate mail. I Don’t care. I’ve argued at length with people that think this is the best thing since sliced bread. They are actually worse, sometimes, than your average liberal. No matter the common sense argument against this nonsense, they’ll spend a crazy amount of time telling you why it don’t matter.

The “Fair Tax” is a consumption tax, a sales tax. Now the idea of a sales tax is right. That IS the only way to fund government. It is the fairest way. to fund government. It would grow the economy, and stop massive corruption in government. A sales tax is what will work, just not THIS sales tax!

The so-called “Fair Tax” doesn’t eliminate a single problem we have now, when it comes to corruption, political grandstanding, or even tax payer equality!

Out of all of the ideas out there, sadly, this thing seems to have gained the most steam. It has some “big name” backers. [If you consider a corrupt, liberal tax and spend former Arkansas Governor turned talker and a third tier radio talker “big names“] In fact, those that think this insane mess is the answer, are almost evangelical about it. I think it was the outright lie that it would “fire” the IRS that has been turning so many on.

There is also a massive PR machine pushing this thing.

In a few rather short paragraphs I hope to put this nonsensical plan out to pasture forever.

BTW, the fact that Big Government liberals like Mike Huckabee love this mess didn’t turn me off to the idea, but knowing they are for it certainly didn’t help the situation!

A little reality check:

With apologies to Jimmy McMillan

The “Fair Tax” is too damned high!

The talk among fair taxers is a rate of somewhere around 25-27 percent on everything, and I DO mean EVERYTHING! From food, to automobiles, to real estate, the tax is all the same. They claim an “effective tax rate” of anywhere between 0 and 20% depending on the idiotic “pre-bate” each tax payer would receive. [much, MUCH more on this lunacy in a minute] Oh, and their Twitter account actually gives examples of taxpayers getting so much “pre-bate” that their tax rate is in the negative, meaning they get more from government than they pay in! Exactly what we have right now!

If you follow them on Twitter, whoever actually does the tweeting, puts out a dizzying number of tweets with all kinds of alleged facts and figures based on family size, and other kinds of nonsense. This damned thing is every bit as complicated as the income tax we have now! Again, more on this in a minute.

Here’s the problem, all but a five states, Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon already have a retail sales tax. Of course, except for Alaska, which only has sales taxes and/or property taxes in individual municipalities, but no statewide sales taxes, or income tax, all of these states above have both state income taxes, and often taxes on accommodations and local sales taxes.

For the rest of the nation, the retail state and city sales taxes combined can run from around 6% to 10%. In Texas we pay 8.75%. Worst case scenario, under the “Fair Tax” one would be paying as much as 37% at the cash register for most items, including automobiles, over and above the retail price of the item!

It’s simply too high.

The “Pre-bate,” quite possibly the stupidest idea anyone ever came up with, for numerous reasons!

Rube Goldberg was a 20th Century artist, engineer, inventor, and “exotic thinker.” Goldberg gained considerable fame with cartoons, and actual working inventions, that used incredibly complicated mechanisms to perform the simplest of tasks. In fact, the simpler the task, the more complicated the machine Goldberg could invent to do the job! A fascinating man.

Rube Goldberg would absolutely, positively fall in love with the “Fair Tax” and this insane notion of a “pre-bate!” That’s how insanely complicated this thing is!

In case you haven’t guessed, THE ONE THING that made me realize the fair taxers were not serious, was this pre-bate. So much so that my usually salty language only gets saltier when talking about the entire plan. Stupid is far too kind of a word for this deal!

Here’s their plan. You’ll pay through the nose at the cash register, but hey, don’t worry, Big Government will send you a “pre-bate” check ever month! As I noted above, this pre-bate, much as with the current tax code will mean different tax payers will pay different “effective” rates based on this ridiculous pre-bate. In other words, based on the size of your “family unit” you’ll get a set amount of money each month from the government, supposedly to offset the taxes on necessities, like food.

Again, if you care to peruse their official Twitter feed, you’ll see a dizzying number of “examples” of pre-bate amounts, such as this one:

SEVEN KIDS!

Of course that’s a ridiculous example, but were talking about a ridiculous idea, so…

Here’s how they describe the pre-bate:

How nice of them to “ensure” you can consume “tax free at or above the poverty level!”

You’re not here so you can’t hear me screaming or see me simultaneously banging my head against the wall while I pull out what little hair I have left!

Here’s the reality of this all. EVERYONE buys things, including children, and EVERYBODY will pay the “Fair Tax.”

The only way this could even be somewhat fair, would be to give every single man, woman and child, not a “family unit,” this ridiculous pre-bate. That’s over 300 MILLION pre-bates every single month. Oh, and these cats assume that illegal aliens will be paying the tax, but not getting the pre-bate! One only has to look at the Treasonous Bastards™ pushing amnesty in the Senate to figure out how that will work out! So figure, what, 320-340 MILLION pre-bates a month? And of course, illegals or not, America’s population is only going to grow!

Now how are you going to get your pre-bate? The government isn’t going to force hundreds of millions of citizens to get checking accounts so they can get their pre-bate electronically transferred every month, because you need an ID to open a bank account, and well, if the democrats oppose making someone have an ID to vote [one of THE most sacred rights we have] well … you know!

So, the government will be sending out checks to millions.

BTW, even if you only sent these checks to “family units” you’re still talking way over 100 million a month!

Now I’ve had fair taxers argue with me forever that it will all be done by electronic transfer, like it will cost nothing that way. For those of us dealing in reality, we know that isn’t true. Everything government does costs a lot of money. You can figure the cost to process each and every pre-bate will be somewhere between $5 and $10 per month. I don’t care if you mail the check, or do electronic transfer.

If you do this the way it should be done, giving the pre-bate to anyone who is a tax payer [which means anyone old enough top walk into a store and buy something] you’re talking about a cost of between $1.5 and $3 BILLION every single month. JUST TO SEND THE CHECK. That’s over and above the actual amount of the pre-bate! That’s between $18 and $36 BILLION a year. I know that’s chump change in D.C., but still we can better use that money somewhere else.

Even if you only pre-bate “family units” you’re still talking between $10 and $20 billion a year. Money wasted quite stupidly.

Oh, and I didn’t include those precious illegal aliens that so many traitors in Congress are so fond of.

Not only is this a waste of money, it’s ripe for fraud and abuse.

The bunch that advertises it wants to “fire” the IRS is still giving Big Government a whole lot of situations to create problems. You can bet the amount of these pre-bates will be a political football as well!

Nearly every day we see an article about someone collecting social security and disability checks for dead people. You think that won’t happen with these pre-bates?

BTW, just exactly how much paperwork will be needed to file for your pre-bate?

Holy crap!

Here’s what an intelligent person would do. You simply exempt certain items like food, prescription medicine, and so on, to start with. That doesn’t cost ANYTHING to process, and certainly eases the burden on the poorest among us!

It should be noted that in Mike Huckabee’s Arkansas they tax EVERYTHING, and back in 2002 taxpayers actually voted DOWN [by a huge margin] a constitutional amendment that would have eliminated such taxes. I can’t even comprehend that sort of thing!

I could go on about this idiotic “Fair Tax” but if you haven’t figured out what a complete mess it is, well, there is no hope for you anyway!

Again, some may think I’m being too harsh on our friends who are in love with this lunatic plan, but when you see something this bad, it must be taken apart. This thing defines stupid.

Besides, you’re here to read about a true, viable solution!

The 10-6-3 Tax Plan

Simplicity is the watchword when it comes to a workable tax plan. Simplicity, and of course, fairness.

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of this deal, it should be obvious that this must be done by constitutional amendment, rather than just legislation. The 16th Amendment merely gives Congress the right to tax the individual, but not how it’s done. A new amendment would be written to supersede the 16th Amendment.

The new amendment would have to not only set the rules in stone, but even the rates. In other words, once the tax rates were set, it would take another amendment to raise, or lower them. This would force Congress to live within a real budget, like the American people do.

This tax plan would have to eliminate all other taxes, like gasoline taxes, and of course, programs that corrupt courts have “deemed” a tax, in order to justify calling them “constitutional, ” such as ObamaCare.

This would NOT however, preclude the government from raising usage fees and other assessments, that are only paid when an exact service is rendered. All taxes and fees should be based on consumption or usage.

This does NOT address the payroll tax either. Our Social Security system is a mess. It’s the biggest ponzi-scheme ever put into play, but that’s another LONG conversation altogether. Once we reform the tax code, Congress’ next job should be reforming Social Security in a way that it won’t run out of money, and still take care of those government made a promise to.

I think it’s essential to keep that payroll tax in place, so workers see it every time they get their paycheck.

This is a National RETAIL Sales Tax

Nothing simpler than a RETAIL sales tax. When you buy something, you pay a tax at the point of purchase, and go on about your business! Most Americans are already familiar with this, as they already pay state and/or local sales taxes.

Under a national RETAIL sales tax, there would be no exemptions, no exclusions. No longer would tax payers be punished for earning “too much” money, and no longer would politicians be able to demagogue the “rich” or pretend to care about the “poor” while making their long-winded speeches about “fairness.”

Under a national RETAIL sales tax, absolutely everyone pays. Those people who make money “under the table?” They still pay! Illegal aliens? They pay!

10-6-3 Can Eliminate as Much as 90% of the Corruption in D.C.!

Yes, I know, a bold statement!

As I said at the start, the tax code we have now, allows for all kinds of corruption. Pet projects and pet groups get special, preferential treatment, while those deemed “undesirable” or who have the audacity to oppose what the out of control, corrupt government is doing, are targeted.

You won’t have 501 (c) groups [radical leftist or Tea Party Patriots] having to file for tax-exempt status in order to raise funds tax free, because we’ll no longer tax income. The government will no longer be able to get involved, no longer be able to violate the 1st Amendment and the right of free speech.

The amount of corruption that this will end is far too large to detail here, but anyone familiar with the tax code as well as how Washington pols operate, understands the 10-6-3 Tax will end around 90% of the situations that allow politicians to be involved in corrupt activities, and that’s a huge reason why this plan makes sense where none of the others do. All of the other plans being proposed leave too much to the politicians AFTER the plans are put in action.

What you tax, what you don’t

To be honest, I have it pretty easy. I live in a state that has a successful tax plan. It’s not hard to use the Texas sales tax as a model for the entire country. Again, Texas is not only one of the largest economies in the world, it’s also the second largest in America. [and if tax, spend, and regulate into oblivion California doesn’t change, Texas may be number one shortly!]

Like here in Texas, under my plan, certain items would be tax exempt. Food, prescription medicine, most medical care, etc.

Services would be taxed. For example, if you take automobile to the repair shop, you would pay taxes on both the parts, and labor involved.

Now while food is exempted, at the grocery store, much like it is at the state level, eating out is taxed. Go to a restaurant or fast food joint, and it’s taxed. You are being taxed on the prepared meal. [parts and labor, if you will] Tip your waitresses! [that ain’t taxed]

How successful is our tax system in Texas? Once a year we have a sales tax holiday. It’s scheduled as a back-to-school bonus, that waives taxes on clothing items and shoes, up to a certain amount, and other related items. It’s designed to give parents a break while getting ready for another school year, but everyone gets the same deal. I’ve taken advantage of it for years, as do others who don’t have school age kids. Good time to buy a new coat, that extra pair of tennis shoes, whatever. It stimulates the economy and gives people a break!

I would suggest the constitutional amendment setting the rules for the 10-6-3 Tax allow for a short tax holiday on an annual basis, once the economy snaps back. This actually stimulates retail sales better than anything Washington could ever cook up!

But wait, their ARE some exemptions

I know, I said no exemptions, but in fact, there are. This is, after all a RETAIL sales tax. I keep capitalizing RETAIL to drive that point home. As we are only taxing RETAIL, it makes sense that items bought by businesses for RESALE, would be tax exempt.

For example, let’s go back to your car in the repair shop. Whether the shop keeps parts in stock, or has to go down to the local NAPA or O’Reilly’s parts store, they do not pay tax when they purchase the parts, FOR RESALE. Only you, the end user, pays taxes. Anything else would be double taxation, and … of course … that extra tax would just be passed on to the consumer anyway. No good.

Since most state sales taxes already work this way, outlets that sell wholesale, already have tax exempt forms on file for those businesses that qualify. And to qualify, one must simply be in business, and file for a business permit. It is a minimal cost, and no hassle deal, for legit businesses. That should remain so on a national level.

The fee for a business should be well under $100 and anyone who has a current state retail business license should have absolutely no issue getting a federal one. New businesses should also have zero problems getting a permit. Again, having a state permit should automatically qualify one for the federal one. In fact, to cut down on corruption at the federal level, one should be required to have the state exemption first. [If you live in a state that has a retail only sales tax]

Now if your automotive repair shop needs equipment, tools, whatever, they’ll pay the sales tax. The exemptions are for those who are buying for resale only.

It goes without saying that restaurants and fast food joints would be tax exempt on all purchases for food items being used to create meals, for resale. Equipment, utensils, plates, etc., would be taxed.

In other words, if you are buying something with the intent of reselling it, you don’t pay taxes on it, IF you are a legitimate business.

Anyhow, simple concept, and while some people have gamed it from time to time, that’s pretty rare.

10-6-3

OK, now that we know, more or less WHAT we are going to tax, we need to find out HOW MUCH we are going to tax it!

I call my plan the 10-6-3 Tax, not just because every plan needs a catchy name, but because it describes the tax rates.

On most goods and services, the retail sales tax rate will be 10%. Simple round number. Not too high, just enough to raise the amount of revenue needed to fund government.

Other than the exceptions above, and the other rates I’m about to mention, everything is taxed at the 10% rate.

Again, this would replace all other taxes, such as the FEDERAL gasoline tax. Since gasoline is a retail purchase, it would be taxed at 10%, right at the pump.

Speaking of taxed-at-the-pump, items purchased from vending machines would be taxed as well. In Texas, the tax is figured into the retail price listed for the item. This would also apply to things like event tickets, and so on.

Motor Vehicle Tax

You could tax motor vehicles at the same rate as everything else, but remember, just about every state already taxes retail automobile purchases, and some states also charge almost criminally high fees for license and registration.

With that in mind, a 10% tax rate would hurt sales, especially new car sales.

A reasonable tax rate is 6%. This is comparable to what the that rate on automobile sales is here in Texas. The tax would apply to all motor vehicles. Automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, RVs, airplanes, whatever. If it comes from the factory with anything but human power, you are paying a 6% sales tax. No exceptions, except, of course for municipalities, that purchase fleets for police, fire, etc. I would suggest also exempting hospitals that maintain ambulance fleets.

As this new tax is so comprehensive, it would make illegal other taxes, like the so-called “gas guzzler tax” and though we don’t have one now, we’ve seen “luxury taxes” also imposed over the years. “Luxury taxes” not only hurt entire industries, it often punished purchasers who aren’t exactly rich. Both the gas guzzler and luxury tax schemes would be unconstitutional.

Real Estate

One of things that will be gone, of course, is the real estate tax deduction. Now not having to pay confiscatory income taxes, or deal with mountains of paperwork, will make up for actually having to pay a retail sales tax on real estate.

Obviously homes are big ticket items and you’d be insane to suggest a 10% or even a 6% sales tax. No, you want a smaller amount. What you want is a 3% sales tax on all real estate transactions. This will raise significant revenue, without hurting sales, or the purchaser.

This tax would not only be on the sale of real estate though. Renters would also pay 3% each month. This would go for individuals renting a home or apartment, or businesses renting office or retail space. It’s a small, affordable amount for the tax payer, but a significant source of revenue.

There will be an exemption to the tax, of course. Legitimate home flippers, those who are in the business of buying homes in disrepair, fixing them up, and reselling them, would be exempt, as long as they qualify as a legitimate business.

Also, new home builders, or flippers, would be exempt from the 10% retail taxes on certain items that are directly used in the construction, or remodeling of a home, much like your auto mechanic is exempt from taxes on the parts he uses to repair your car. Remember this is a RETAIL sales tax.

Booming Economy, Billions in Repatriated American Dollars

The 50% of Americans who actually pay taxes now will have a considerable amount of extra money in their pockets every single pay-day. The smart ones will save and invest much of their money, as they should, but that extra disposable income will allow them to buy things they couldn’t afford under the current immoral and confiscatory taxing scheme.

The family driving the 20 year old beater car, because that was all they could afford, could now see themselves affording payments for a new, or almost new car. A more fuel efficient, safer, less polluting car. Or maybe that second car. Or perhaps, to save on gas, and add some adventure, a motorcycle instead!

Been wanting that new big screen TV be not wanting to go into debt? Now you can buy it without going into debt!

The potential for economic growth will be almost unlimited.

Remember all that money setting in banks overseas, not being taxed, and not being used to help grow OUR economy? Well guess what, under the current system, that money will never be taxed, no matter what, because it will stay where it is. It will never be used to invest in America either.

Under the 10-6-3 Tax Plan most of that money hiding overseas will find it’s way back to the United States, as long as greedy politicians don’t try to somehow tax people retroactively, that is. Let the money come home, and let entrepreneurs put it to work here in America, creating American jobs, and improving American lives.

I’m not an economist, so I am not going to BS you by throwing out huge predictions, but living in a successful state, with a similar tax plan, I know our tax policies here in Texas, along with lack of Big Government liberal insanity, makes Texas as business friendly as it gets, and if you don’t believe me, just look at all of the businesses and individuals that leave their failing states and move to Texas every single week!

With a few other needed reforms, America will be THE place for the world to set up shop and do business.

Oh, and don’t forget that businesses will save a ton money because they will no longer need a battalion of tax accountants and lawyers. That will be money they can use to create jobs and make capital improvements. All of which will stimulate the economy.

The United States has a few other problems it needs to address, over-regulation [bordering on the obscene] and the lack of a national Right-To-Work law for starters, but I can guarantee that taxing retail sales, rather than income, will open up the economy in ways no other tax plan ever could. And that’s the entire idea.

The 10-6-3 Tax Plan will encourage job creation, and more jobs, means more people off various government assistance programs, saving the government money, and more people with money to spend! And pay taxes! Lather, rinse, repeat. I can think of no better way to create a vibrant economy.

The only struggle will be making sure overzealous liberals don’t think up new ways to destroy businesses!

Collecting the tax and re-purposing the IRS

The system for collecting the taxes is already in place, in just about every state. Rather than having the IRS hassling individual tax payers, the burden is now on retail businesses.

As it works now, businesses in the states collect state and local sales taxes on the behalf of their states, and file quarterly reports and payments.

The easiest way for this to work out, would be have the states also collect the federal sales taxes, from the businesses, and then remit them to the federal government. That would eliminate the need for much of the IRS staff.

Now, instead of putting their boots on the necks of hard working Americans, the IRS’ entire focus would be on making sure retailers remit the taxes collected on their behalf. Though there will always be those who try to skip out, it’s a much, much smaller problem.

In short, retail businesses will collect the retail sales taxes. When you purchase an automobile the county tax assessor gets the money. If you buy at a dealership, you pay the tax to the dealer, the dealership, in turn, pays the county. The deal here is the automobile isn’t registered in your name, until the taxes are paid. Not a lot of problems with this system! Of course, if you buy a car from an individual, you’ll have to register it, so YOU pay your state and federal sales tax at your county tax office.

Real Estate sales would be similar. You buy a home, you have to go through a title company to get the deed. You’ll pay that tax through them.

The only new thing would be renters. The easiest thing would be to handle that through the states as well.

I’m sure there will be studies done to figure out the best way to handle getting payments from retailers to the IRS, but for the most part, the infrastructure is already in place to do so efficiently.

As for the IRS, the scope of it’s job will be dramatically changed. It will go from dealing with individual Americans to a business-to-business type of situation. There will be little to no opportunity for situations to arise that can be corrupted.

Getting this new, improved way of taxation in place, won’t be easy!

What ever tax reform you’d like to see happen, none of the reforms will come easy. Governments LOVE to grab power and take away Liberty and Freedom, but are loath to give power back, or restore Liberties and Freedoms lost. Even a simple flat income tax will take a herculean effort to get passed.

The battle to replace the income tax with the better 10-6-3 RETAIL Sales Tax, will look a lot like WWIII!

Never mind all of the attorneys out there who Americans will have less need for. Big accounting firms, and firms that prepare income taxes for businesses and individuals [because the code is too complicated for many Americans to comprehend] will lobby hard to stop the 10-6-3 RETAIL Sales Tax from every being implemented. The same goes for that idiotic “Fair Tax” as well, as it replaces the income tax with a sales tax. The “Fair Tax” is comically complicated but I doubt any tax payers will need an accounting firm to assist them in paying it. [or filing for that idiotic pre-bate]

Also, since the 10-6-3 RETAIL Sales Tax eliminates as much as 90% of the corruption, takes away the politician’s ability to favor certain projects, or use the power of government to force social engineering on society, you can bet than many, in both parties, will fight this reform with every ounce of their soul!

There’s also a rather high constitutional hurdle to overcome, as there should be. Not only will 2/3 of both Houses of Congress have to support it, so will 2/3 of the states. This won’t be easy to get done, nor should it be. The good news though, is once the Constitution is amended to put the 10-6-3 Tax in place, it will take another amendment to change it, and that includes the tax rates.

This is how all major changes to America should be done. It’s how ObamaCare should have been done. Anything that fundamentally changes America should be done by constitutional amendment only.

Are you listening amnesty shills? I’m talking to you!

This will take YOU

Some of the other plans already have big support, and in the case of the “Fair Tax” a massive PR machine. I don’t have any of that. This is simply an idea, at this point, and I think it’s a damned good one. One that will fund government without harming the individual. It’s a plan that requires all Americans to participate in, but won’t hurt the least among us.

If you like what you see, share it with your friends and family. You can also pass this article along to your representatives in Congress. Post the link around on websites, and so on.

One thing is for certain, we cannot continue going down the same road we are on now. Government is corrupt, almost beyond redemption. Politicians are only as good as the situation allows. The best way to stop the corruption is to remove the situations that can be corrupted. Out of all of the plans out there, the 10-6-3 RETAIL Sales Tax seems to be the one that best removes the politicians’ ability to corrupt it.

How about it? Let’s get this plan put in place, and get America back on her feet!

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More From Governor Palin on Mark Begich

By Gary P Jackson

Begich voting record

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Sarah Palin RIPS Alaska Senator Mark Begich: Really, Mark? Really?

Sarah Palin BOOM Taste My Nightstick

By Gary P Jackson

This should get tongues wagging! A couple of hours ago, Governor Sarah Palin posted this scathing critique of Alaska’s Mark Begich:

Margaret Thatcher used to say, “I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.” So, thank you, Mark Begich, for making me and others exceptionally cheery today!

Mark, after looking at your voting record I can see why you are looking for a distraction. You have voted FOR Obamacare, FOR massive tax increases, FOR carbon taxes which could cost Alaskans 21,000 jobs, AGAINST pro-life legislation, and there’s so much more.

You even flip-flopped to oppose the nation’s balanced budget amendment. You agree with, and vote with, ultra-liberal Senators Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid approximately 90% of the time.

Mark, you recently said, “Alaskans pick who they want based on what’s good for Alaska.” Couldn’t agree more, Mark, which is why many hope to see great changes for our great state following the upcoming 2014 election.

In the meantime, we suppose we’ll see much more playing of the ol’ Washington political game using those inside D.C. reporters each time you have to distract from yet another bad vote for Alaska in the U.S. Senate. It cheers us up and gives us good opportunity to remind Alaskans just how loyal to the Obama agenda you have been.

~ Sarah Palin

When talk of Governor Palin running for the Senate emerged this week, Begich went whining to the left wing clowns over at POLITICO, which is what set Governor Palin off, I’m sure.

It should be noted that while Begich used personal attacks and typical hate-filled democrat rhetoric, Governor Palin simply called out this loser’s anti-American voting record.

As I noted here, this is how Governor Palin rolls, and how she conducts winning campaigns.

Mark Begich

The soon to be EX-Senator from Alaska, Mark Begich

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We Have a Huge Problem, Dallas!

gop amnesty 1986

The Hispanic Vote in the Republican Party

These statistics are taken from a Pew Research Poll.

 1980  56% Carter     Reagan    35%

1984  61% Mondale Reagan    37%

 1988  69% Dukakis  Bush 41   30%

(Amnesty in 1986 resulted in 7% drop)

1992  61% Clinton   Bush 41   25%

1996  72% Clinton   Dole         21%

2000  62% Gore       Bush 43   35% 

(After 6 yrs as Gov, Bush trails Gore by 27%)

 2004  58% Kerry     Bush 43   40%

2008  67% Obama   McCain   31%

2012  71% Obama   Romney   27%

About 2.6 million illegals were amnestied in 1986 (over a million the number projected), but only one fourth voted for Bush 41 in 1992. Bob Dole supported amnesty, but he got 21%, the lowest of all. If the Amnesty Bill is passed, it is projected that the estimated 11 million that will be legalized could be as high as 20 million, according to various sources.  With those facts and the Republican Party’s track record in mind, here is George W. Bush on “Immigration Reform.” Please go straight to the 7:00 minute mark where talk on reform begins.

I am not laughing!!

This clip was to speak about what he is doing in Africa, which I found compelling enough; however, in politics there is always something behind the photo-op. George Bush doesn’t want to make news by criticizing the President or weighing in on controversial issues. He says he wants to stay off stage in politics, unless there’s an issue he believes in, but he chimes in anyway. The reporter smoothly made the transition for him by adding that he has one he cares deeply about “You tried very hard to get Comprehensive Immigration Reform through.. How big a missed opportunity will it be if it FAILS this time around?”

George Bush says “it’s important to fix a broken system, (psst, that’s taken straight out of the communist playbook on Immigration. Please go to my previous article for the exact quote and how long it’s been said.) to treat people with respect, and to have confidence in our capacity to assimilate people. Its a difficult bill to pass because there’s a lot of moving parts. The Legislative process is an ugly process, but it looks like they’re making progress.”

With a war on terror not called terror going on, four scandals and a mess of an economy.. George Bush decides to discuss this. I would much rather hear him talk about Benghazi or Egypt, as what he did best in office was to protect us.

I know people like him, but if I hear they like him one more time, I will simply answer it this way:  How much does likability COST US?  Amnesty is no laughing matter.  The 20 million added illegals is no laughing matter, so can someone please help me wipe that grin off of George Bush’s face?! Thank you.

jack ass

Here is Bush 43 peaking at a citizenship ceremony in Dallas, again, insisting that we have a problem.. that the laws governing the immigration system aren’t working; that the system is broken, and we have to be more compassionate.

Mr. Bush, the politicians are broken, and that is why the laws are not working!

After all I have learned about Immigration Reform being a Communist-driven agenda, I personally wonder why anyone would come out to support this bill, and yet, here they are. The Bushes. Pushing Amnesty when they know we do not want it.  When they (should know) it will not help the Republican Party.  Are the Bushes getting Alynsky-itish?  Based on what I’ve seen.. It looks like they might be. We have a huge problem, Dallas!

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The Communist Party USA Has Infiltrated the GOP. I knew it!

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Image courtesy of the Looking Spoon has been cropped.

By Isabel Matos

No, Marco Rubio is not a Communist. But he may as well be.  Did you know Immigration Reform is part of long-standing agenda of the Communist Party USA, and that the Gang of Eight Bill was conceived and written by its members? Not only that, the bill that is being drafted for the House is also being co-written by a former Marxist-Leninist from Puerto Rico who we call a far-left Democrat, and others we call “Progressives”. I knew we had infiltrators in the GOP and wanted names, but I didn’t think the powerful forces behind it were this entrenched. How stupid are the Republicans for making bills with Communists? They should have known better than to legislate with Communists! And then make us feel like we’re obstacles in their way. Shameful!

Despite my lack of faith in Congress and the Senate to do what is right (I don’t expect much from them based on past performance), the reality of this is disheartening!  How are we supposed to compete in the arena of ideas and arguments against Amnesty if experienced Alinsky-ites are pushing it through. Like I said, I expected infiltration from Islamist groups and LaRaza. (May 2013): “Apparently the senators wanted to make sure that leftist and Islamist advocacy organizations (CASA, La Raza, MALDEF, and CAIR and other Islamist groups) would not simply be grant recipients themselves, but would also be entrenched on the “New Immigrant Councils” that will help guide strategy, funding, and implementation at the local level. One could guess why the four Democrats on the Gang of Eight wanted leftist and Islamist organizations with such “legal and advocacy” experience in behalf of immigrants placed on the new immigrant councils, but why did the four Republicans agree to it?” But if this is so pre-set, what can we do?

He is not alone, but let’s face it, Marco Rubio IS the poster child for this fiasco of a bill!  I am so disgusted and disappointed at him that I will let the facts speak for themselves and hope for a massive outcry by voters to defy and decry what is going on.  It is probably the tip of the iceberg.  We need to know more. We need to know where all of the money is coming from, who else is behind this bill.  We must expose our Senators who talk the way they do, and betray the Rule of Law they way they do because they broke bread with Commies.  Going against the will of the American people is not acceptable! I propose we share this with everyone we know, our Senators, our Representatives and all of our friends, and demand answers, to stop it. But how? What else can be done? Unfortunately, I do not believe writing letters is going to change the course this bill is on. We are on the defensive again at the last minute. Our leaders have really let us down.

The House GOP Caucus is meeting tomorrow. Labrador was cited as saying they don’t have a “Marco Rubio” to help the house to work the bill. The caucus will have a close door meeting, Leadership John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, Trey Gowdy-Sub committee on Immigration, and Bob Goodlatte, Judiciary Chairman (of the Benghazi Hearings), will speak. After that any Congressman can voice his/her opinion on S 744 or any bills passed through committee. I predict Boehner will, as he usually does, pretend to be on our side at first, then have a bill signed similar to the one in the Senate to present to Obama. He will help make amnesty the law of the land.  House Speaker John Boehner, has enlisted former Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan to promote the House  plan. He is working with Luis Gutierrez, former Marxist-Leninist Puerto Rican Socialist Party member, and Xavier Becerra -both members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and longtime amnesty activists.  Below are quotes from the article by James Simpson:

The U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration-reform plan, as well as a  strikingly similar plan now being backed by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and a bi-partisan House “Gang,” both offer the “roadmap to citizenship” originally conceived and carefully developed by members of the Communist Party USA working  within the Democratic Party and the radical left activist network for the  purpose of using amnestied illegals to build a “permanent progressive majority.”

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Researcher and blogger Trevor Loudon, is about to publish a book titled “The  Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress. WND readers got an exclusive sneak preview of one chapter, titled “Latino  Immigrants: Tools to Ensure a ‘Governing Coalition’ for the Left.”

According to Loudon, the Communist Party USA has influenced U.S. policy toward  illegals since at least the 1960s. He traces the history, showing how communists and communist-founded organizations slowly built the movement from the ground  up. While other groups certainly joined the effort, the communists were always at the center. The names of all the commies are in read.

(background)… Bert Corona, the “Communist Father of the ‘Immigrants Rights’ movement.” In  1964, Corona, Cesar Chavez and future Democratic Socialists of America member  Dolores Huerta forced Congress to end the guest worker “Bracero” program.  Corona founded and/or led numerous organizations, such as the Mexican American  Political Association, or MAPA, Centro de Action Social Autonoma, or CASA, and  La Hermandad Mexicana Nacional (the National Mexican Brotherhood), all  influential in the “immigrant rights” movement. The Communist Party still has  strong influence in MAPA, which acts as a king-maker for Democratic Party  candidates in the Los Angeles area.  Antonio Villaraigosa, former Los Angeles mayor and 2012 chairman of the  Democratic National Convention, got his start with CASA. He was also a former  member of the Communist Venceremos Brigades and worked with the Brigades in Cuba. Lorenzo Torrez, a long-time organizer of the Arizona Communist Party, paved the  way for Communist-backed Congressmen Ed Pastor and Raul Grijalva to win  congressional seats in Arizona. Loudon’s book identifies many influential communist and socialist politicians holding office today. For example, Rep. Judy Chu, D.-Calif., has “a thirty-year history with the now defunct pro-China Communist Workers Party (CWP) and its surviving networks.” Chu is an advocate  for “progressiveimmigration reform and was a co-sponsor of the Comprehensive  Immigration Reform bill introduced by Rep. Luis Gutierrez in 2010.  In 2012, Chu  served as co-chair of President Obama’s reelection campaign.

Excerpt continued.. Today’s Communist Party USA cites the current amnesty effort as its top legislative priority. Its official  position is virtually indistinguishable from that of the Democratic  Party:

As Congress begins to draft legislation, immigrant rights groups and the  labor movement including the AFL-CIO and its constituent organizations, SEIUChange to Win, and many faith-based groups are mobilizing for comprehensive  immigration reform with legalization, a path to citizenship and workers’ rights  …

This legislative and political battle is also at the top of the agenda of the  Communist Party USA and Young Communist League.  Their program includes stopping deportations now as legislation is being adopted, and calling for legalization  with a clear and speedy road map to citizenship for all 11 million. Future workers who come should have the same opportunity.

Eliseo Medina “is both the country’s most influential ‘immigration  reform’ activist and a Marxist. He is an Honorary Chair of Democratic Socialists  of America”.   Eliseo Medina learned voting strategies from Fred Ross, a Saul Alinsky-trained activist  and the brains behind Cesar Chavez. Eliseo Medina worked hand in hand with UNITE HERE President John Wilhelm, to change  AFL-CIO immigration policy at the 1999 Los Angeles Convention. Then, claiming  U.S. immigration policy is “broken and needs to be fixed,” the AFL-CIO on  February 16, 2000, called for a new amnesty for millions of undocumented workers  and the repeal of the 1986 law that criminalized hiring them … According to the SEIU website, Medina has played the leading role in uniting  Change to Win and AFL-CIO behind the immigration reform movement..

Medina (2009) We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million  people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters.”

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GRAHAM, RUBIO, FLAKE, BENNET and SCHUMER

James Simpson lists the following Senators receiving benefits from this bill.  South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham – more visas for the meat  industry, a major employer in his state. Sen. Charles Schumer – special treatment for Irish workers; his state is home to a large population with Irish ancestry. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio – help for the cruise-ship industry, a big  business in his home state of Florida. And Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of  Colorado – a boost for ski areas.

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Mr. Rubio, from hurricane-prone Florida, inserted an opportunity for foreigners to come to the U.S. for 90 days to work on relief operations after state or federal disasters. Mr. Rubio also gave a nod to the recently embattled cruise industry with a provision allowing certain foreigners to repair cruise ships made abroad, as well as other transportation equipment. Florida drew $6.7 billion in direct spending from the cruise industry in 2011, according to the Cruise Lines International Association. Mr. Rubio and Sen. Jeff Flake who both advocated for the construction industry during negotiations, included a provision, which many in the construction industry had feared dead, allowing foreigners to work in such higher-skilled jobs as electricians, plumbers and welders.” (Sara Murray, “Pet Projects Sprinkled In Immigration Bill,” WSJ4/21/13) 

Rubio has denied it was done just for Florida, confirming: “There is a provision Rubio suggested to make it easier for foreign workers to come to the U.S. for 90 days in the case of natural disasters or other emergencies.”

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House Speaker John Boehner, has enlisted former Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan to promote the House  plan. Ryan and  the Republicans are working with some far-left House Democrats, including  Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a  former member of the Marxist-Leninist Puerto Rican Socialist Party, and Xavier Becerra, both  members of the Congressional  Progressive Caucus and both longtime amnesty activists.

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Representatives Steve King, R-Iowa; Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Dana Rohrabacher,  R-Calif.; Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.; and others – 70 House  members in all – as well as senators Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.;  Mike Lee, R-Utah and others have sought to highlight the dangers of this  legislation.

By the way, by the time this is passed, the actual number of amnestied illegals is going to be around 20 million, not 11 as cited.

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UPDATE: (via AGU)

We can use this fast and easy Email form HERE
We can call Speaker Boehner: Office of the Speaker Phone: (202) 225-0600
A lot of time phone lines in DC can be hard to get through to. Here are two of Speaker Boehner’s district offices to call if the DC office lines are busy.
Butler County: (513) 779-5400
Miami County: (937) 339-1524
There are also several ways to call Rep. Paul Ryan:
DC Office: (202) 225-3031
Janesville: (608) 752-4050
Kenosha:  (262) 654-1901
Racine:  (262) 654-1901
DC consultants are telling Republican leadership they must pass amnesty in order to win future elections.

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Breaking: Governor Sarah Palin to Hannity I Won’t Stop Until Americans Have the Good Government They Deserve!

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By Gary P Jackson

A great interview with Governor Sarah Palin on a Tuesday afternoon.

Sounding very much like George Washington, the rather reluctant leader, Governor Palin ends the interview with a bold statement about leading the party.

Ronald Reagan was a democrat for most of his adult life. He famously said that he didn’t leave the democrat party, the democrat party left him.

Governor Palin is saying what the rest of us are thinking. We’d MUCH rather revitalize the Republican Party than go in another direction, but …. and what else can be said but …. we haven’t left the GOP, the GOP has left all of us!

This is a long interview. Governor Palin talks about how the Republican Party has failed. She talks about starting a third party vs revitalizing the GOP. She also tells Sean that we must get new blood in the government, and save America.

Governor Palin also gives a VERY interesting answer to the question if she WOULD consider running for the United States Senate out of Alaska. This is the kind of answer a true leader, who cares about her nation, would give. Vintage Sarah Palin too!

All of this, and much, much more:

Audio courtesy SarahNET.

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Egyptian Parliamentarian to Obama: Stop Backing A Regime We Rejected!

Mr. Sherdy, host on Al-Hayat TV, has a few choice words he taped in a message to President Barack Obama on July 4th. He also has strong words for certain members of Congress. He begins with an introduction addressed to Americans.

Message to the American People

My name is Mohamed Sherdy. I am a previous member of the Egyptian Parliament, Deputy of Position Leader in the Egyptian Parliament representing the (inaudible) party, Member of the International Parliamentarian, Member of the African Parliament. I have been the only international observer as a parliamentarian for the first election of Barack Obama’s. I have been in the States. I have lived in the States. I have been educated in the United States.

Message to President Obama

Dear Mr. President,

I’m talking to you now regarding a foreign policy that your country is having towards our country, towards Third World countries.

You have always been working for the interests of the United States.  The interests of the United States do not collide, or efface the interests of the people.

You have been backing up the wrong regime before the 25th of January, our first Revolution.  And then, you backed up again the wrong regime who assured us, and was talking all the time that America is supporting them.

You have backed up a regime that we have rejected, and the people have rejected.

What happened in Egypt is not a coup by the Army.  What happened in Egypt is a coup that is civilian, by the people.  Yes, we have overthrown our government.  We overthrew our government and our regime because we do not want to them to rule us.  It is a golden opportunity for the whole world right now to move against groups like this.  The Egyptians did not take long to come out and say, “We do not want such regimes to help us or to rule us.”

So please, when you talk, when you think, when you sit with your people to put a new foreign policy, have in your mind that you are speaking to the people.

The people are the one that will help, or the people are the one that will hate. We do not want to hate the United States.  We do not want to feel that you are trying to manipulate our future, because our future should be done, it should be planned by the Egyptian people.

We now have a new President, a new President that is according to the Constitution that is ruling this country for three or six months, until we have a new presidential elections. Help this country.  Help the people of this country. Do not come and ask us to bring back a group that we do not want.

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Message to my previous colleagues in the American Congress

Please, you are, you have been elected by the American people to uphold the Constitution, to work for the freedom of the American people, to work for their best interests. Do not allow anybody in the foreign policy or in the White House to do moves that will ruin the interests of the United States: Work for the interests of your country, not for the interests of certain regimes.

Do help such revolutions that come out civilly, peacefully, to ask for Freedom. You are working for the best interest of your country, and we are also trying to get our Freedom. We are trying to have a brighter future. We do not want to be ruled by people who are suppressing us. We do not want that, and I’m sure you would help nations like us, who do not want dictatorship anymore.

We have finished this issue. We are turning the page, and we are going to succeed.  And when we succeed, I hope, you will still be our friends.

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Here is the new constitutionally appointed interim President of Egypt who welcomed Muslim Brothers to integrate. In the meantime, he has launched a widespread crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood’s leadership.Egypt's new interim president Adly Mansour

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This week’s protests have “corrected the path of the glorious revolution that took place on 25 January 2011“, and continued revolution is needed until “we stop producing tyrants.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/04/egypt-morsi-allies-regime

This is the Egyptian Ambassador to the US, appointed by Morsi:

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Mohamed Tawfik

 “The ouster of Morsi in Egypt did not constitute a coup.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/07/07/Egypt-s-U-S-Ambassador-It-Wasn-t-a-Coup?utm_content=bufferf1f6f&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=Buffer

Senator McCain urges the US government to suspend financial aid to the Egyptian army Friday evening, reported by Al Jazeera:

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Senator John McCain

We cannot repeat the same mistakes that we made in other times of our history by supporting removal of freely elected governments.” 

(http://weaselzippers.us/2013/07/06/mcrino-outraged-muslim-brotherhood-regime-ousted-in-coup-calls-for-suspending-all-u-s-aid-to-egypt/#comment-954077241)

Menendez said on “Meet the Press”:

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Bob Menendez

 “An Egypt for all includes in my mind, participation from the Muslim Brotherhood.”

http://www.qstarnews.com/a/articletemplate5.cfm?articlenumber=2708

jay carneyJay Carney

“This is an incredibly complex and difficult situation.”

 http://embed.newsinc.com/Single/iframe.html?WID=1&VID=24933542&freewheel=69016&sitesection=breitbartprivate&width=640&height=480

Our President and Secretary of State busy paddling or trying to get on a sailboat while the attacks are taking place.

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A disturbing video showing kids being tossed off roofs by Morsi supporters who beat their lifeless bodies to death.  Some were carrying the Al-Qa’ida flag.

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http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2013/07/morsi-supporters-with-al-qaeda-flag.html#.UdxnynbD9D9

sarah 190Sarah Palin

“Being on his boat isn’t the issue. Blatantly deceiving the American people is the issue.”

 Full commentary: http://wwwthefollowup.blogspot.com/2013/07/sarah-palin-on-john-kerry-lying-about.html

To end on a positive note:

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Mark Levin on Why the Bush Wing of the GOP Attacks Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz

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By Gary P Jackson

A quick bit of audio from Monday’s Mark Levin Show. Levin talks about why the Republican Establishment™ hates Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz, and why the Bush wing of the party is particular vicious:

I agree with Mark, and should add, that both Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz are against the treasonous amnesty bill being pushed through Congress. That ain’t winning them any points with the corrupt GOP either!

Audio courtesy SarahNET.

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