Californians already labor under sales-tax rates usually reserved for states without income taxes

“Californians already labor under sales-tax rates usually reserved for states without income taxes (at8.25% [9.25% in L.A. County], the nation’s highest) and sharply progressive income-tax rates usually reserved for states without sales taxes (the state’s top rate is 10.55%, and it doesn’t allow you to deduct your federal taxes, as some states with income taxes do).”

“California’s four most influential Democrats are [Jerry] Brown, U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who are 73, 77, 70 and 71, respectively: ‘No other state’s political ruling class is as gray, a terrific irony for youth-worshipping California.’ [State senate leader Bob] Dutton and other relatively anonymous Republican legislators can, by being constructively obdurate (“no”), shake the foundations of reactionary liberalism — the regulatory state that seemed so right in the septuagenarians’ formative years, a half-century ago.”

George Will

D.C. Police Abuse Man in Wheelchair

D.C. Police Abuse Man in Wheelchair by throwing him to the ground and then they leave him there. Where they afraid he’d run? Talk about out of control. Again these are not police officers, but pigs and should be fired.

The D.C. police issued a statement that included stating that “the patron resisted arrest which resulted in him falling out of his wheelchair.” Now if you watch the video, you will clearly see the police are lying, they guy did not “fall out” of his wheelchair, he was thrown out of the wheelchair.

Philadelphia Police, disgrace to the badge

If you listen to even the first 15 minutes of this tape you will hear the Philadelphia Police talk to a citizen like they are masters.  The Philadelphia Police involved in this should be fired and arrested.  They are a disgrace to the uniform.  There is no excuse for the police to threaten and hold a citizen at gunpoint while the citizen is performing a legal activity.

I am rarely disgusted by the police but these “officers” are the definition of the word “fascist.”  Disgraces to the badge, acting like common thugs, common criminals.  It is no surprise but the police here are unable to speak English without cursing. They make a mockery of their motto of “honor, service, and integrity” – they showed none of them.

The government always says that ignorance of the law is no excuse, that goes doubly when you are supposed to be enforcing it. Exercise your rights or lose them.

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[Health care being a right] means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. – Rand Paul

SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY): “With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery.”  May 12, 2011

Sub-prime lending is making a come-back due to Justice Department pressure

Sub-prime lending is making a come-back in some areas due, as before, to government pressure to lend to people unqualified to borrow.

Why don’t some of these people at the non-profits and the government put their OWN MONEY at risk here. If it makes sense to lend money in these areas, they should be happy to do so – they think there is a good reason to loan there and a good rate of return, GO AHEAD.

The question is not skin color, the question is ability to service the loan. If we want a repeat of the sub-prime crisis, repeat the process and force people to loan when it is not safe to do so.

The choice will be: lend less everywhere or lend to people who won’t be able to pay back the loan.

National Tea Party Convention’s William Temple hurts the Tea Party

Fox is running a story, “Tea Party Slams Boehner and Ryan on Debt Ceiling.”  The store includes a picture of William Temple (whomever that is) who is stated to be “chair of the “National Tea Party Convention” (whatever that is) showing him dressed in a costume along with someone else dressed similarly.  Stunts like this do nothing but damage the Tea Party movement. Does he want to be taken seriously? He should not be  dressing like a fool. Taxes, debt etc are serious topics, and trivializing them does no good.

No one is ridiculing free speech here, but Temple trivializes the issues and hurts the tea party movement by dressing like a fool. If Obama or McCain had shown up dressed as a clown in 2008 or Darth Vader, who would take them seriously?  The answer is no one.

It is necessary that one be aware of how people perceive you and these gentlemen do not appear to be aware. Concentrate on ideas, not playing dress-up.  Not all press is good.  This is one example of an occasion when the ideas matter, not stunts.  It makes one question their judgement which is the last thing that the Tea Party needs.  Unless they are intentionally attempting to hurt the Tea Party.

There are numerous Tea Party groups, the National Tea Party Convention and William Temple are doing nothing but damaging the other groups.

The press will look for nuts like him in order to portray the entire Tea Party movement as old, out-of-touch, and touched. does not support stunts like this either.