With all the grousing about the AMT (Alternative Minimum Tax) and the plans to ?¢‚Ç¨?ìdo something?¢‚Ç¨¬ù about it, the following factors must be considered. Charles Rangel, Democratic Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s plan is to raise taxes (don?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t worry, you won?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t be left out) elsewhere to ?¢‚Ç¨?ìpay for?¢‚Ç¨¬ù reducing the AMT. First, Charles, you don?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t have to borrow money to ?¢‚Ç¨?ìpay for?¢‚Ç¨¬ù a tax cut. You borrow money to spend. Everything else is just dissembling and an attempt to confuse people. Power-hungry politicians love to use words like that Continue reading AMT, Republicans and Socialist Charles Rangel
Michael Moore, please call your office ?¢‚Ç¨‚Äú or the church. In a stunning move, the very liberal Episcopal Church unintentionally repudiates Michael Moore?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s manipulative movie Sicko.
As is typical for the Episcopal Church, the Church again injected politics into the pulpit, at least this time, it was something that people could -and should- do to help.
The statement begins: ?¢‚Ç¨?ìImagine waking in the middle of the night with a raging fever and sore throat. Or even worse, your child wakes up feverish and covered in chicken pox. Now, imagine there is no aspirin, Tylenol, or Benadryl in your home because these products are simply not available for purchase in your country. For our brothers and sisters in Cuba, this is everyday life.?¢‚Ç¨¬ù Continue reading Sicko Michael Moore and the truth about Cuba
Echoing his comments in June, Warren Buffett is complaining about tax rates as being too low. The relevant question is: has he done anything about it or is he just being a hypocrite, again?
Let?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s see what Buffett has actually done instead of said: Buffett is giving away is fortune (http://money.cnn.com/2006/06/25/magazines/fortune/charity1.fortune/). Good for him, great choice, it is nice that he has the right and freedom to do as he sees fit with the money he has earned. Too bad Buffett doesn’t think that others should have that same freedom.
What precisely is Buffett doing? He is giving his fortune to tax-exempt foundations. So, if you REALLY want to pay more taxes, Warren, why do this? Continue reading Buffett says taxes are too low, but doesn’t pay more himself
“I may have gotten a thin copy, but I had a hard time finding it in my copy of the Constitution.” Judge David Sentelle questioning the “right” for terminally ill patients to get life saving medicines. (March 1, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. For more, see Reason.)
It seems like Judge Sentelle is the one who missed the entire Constitution. The proper question to be asking is, if one reads the Constitution, is where the power to regulate whether terminal patients can get medicine that could save their lives in the first place? Judge Sentelle apparently missed the concept of enumerated powers in the Constitution. Judge Sentelle, please return to law school and pay attention this time.
I have a million ideas. The country can’t afford them all. – Senator Hillary Clinton, October 11, 2007 (Boston.com)
Hey Senator Clinton, thank you for letting us know you have a million ideas. I have a million ideas too, the key difference is that I am not using force to make everyone else pay for them. I raise money voluntarily to implement my ideas. I’m not trying to get my ideas enacted at the point of a gun.
Instead of being able to strive for their own ideas, the citizens of the United States will be voting on whether to force others to support Senator Hillary Clinton’s ideas. In reality it is a million ideas on how to spend the hours of each person’s life implementing the Presidential candidate’s ideas.
It’s not charity if it?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s at the point of a gun and it’s not charity if it?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s someone else’s money.
Volunteering to spend someone else’s time and money to support your ideas doesn’t make you a saint.
That is completely anit-freedom and anti-liberty and completely the opposite of the morals and principles the United States was founded upon. It is totalitarianism, socialism, communism, and facism all rolled into one.