Monday, October 31, 2011

Real Tax Reform

Lately it has become, once again, popular to discuss tax reform. Even to talk about real tax change.

The plans offered thus far appear to make the attempt of establishing a fair(er) system than the current one.

Gov. Perry's plan of leaving the current tax structure intact as an alternative to his proposed flat tax with limited exemptions is both an improvement and inferior to the classic flat tax that gained notoriety when Steve Forbes made it a centerpiece of his Presidential campaign in 1988.

Gov. Romney has a plan that can only be described as nearly complex as the current tax code itself.

Then there is the plan advanced by the indomitable Herman Cain. Or rather plans. First there was the 9-9-9; his attempt at dragging the Country, kicking and screaming, into "The Fair Tax". When it was repeatedly pointed out that he was eliminating the majority of Americans from his voting bloc he adjusted it to become a 9-0-9 plan. By removing the personal income tax from his combo platter of corporate-personal income-national sales taxes he must have figured he got those voters back.
What he has still got very wrong, along with ALL of "The Fair Tax" backers is simply this: A National Sales Tax requires two things: A National Taxing Authority and the imposition of the National Government into all transactions whether they are interstate or intrastate.
Put plainly, there will be no end to the IRS and they will be in every part of every interaction in every State, County and Parish. There will be the final nail in the coffin as we bury our Federal Government. States will be as meaningless as sex without love. A National Government will come to the fore as brutal as Mary Shelley's nightmare.

What the backers of "The Fair Tax" do have right, very right, is the need to end for all time a tax on personal income.

So, I propose, and wonder who else sees this as a viable option, a 12/20-0-0 plan, if you will.

NO personal income tax. NO national sales tax. A tax on consumption is still there because as all right-minded persons know corporations pay no taxes. Corporations pass taxes onto their consumers.

Corporations making $50,000 or less in income are liable for a 12% tax, above $50,000 a 20% tax.
Both rates are below the current levels and are below the levels of many other nations as well. A situation which has the potential to bring manufacturing to these United States.

A new tax structure is part 2 of the needed fiscal plan. Part 1 is a vast reduction in spending on the Federal level. Which can be done by eliminating several Federal agencies including some Cabinet Departments. In other words restore The Constitution. From there I propose a modest 20% cut in Defense Department spending and a 30% cut in all other remaining Federal expenditures.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sorry, Ollie -We Have Already Lost Afghanistan

Today, on his nationally syndicated daily radio show Dennis Miller had on Lt. Col. Oliver North, (I thought) USMC Ret.

Once again he lines up with the "we have to win Afghanistan" crowd.

Too bad he and the rest of that bunch are late. That train already pulled out of the station. And, if recent news is any indication, it was an 0bama approved, Biden endorsed Bullet-Train.

Said Musa is currently in jail, undergoing brutal treatment pending his eventual execution for the horrible crime of professing his Christian Faith ! In Afghanistan - yeah that Afghanistan.

Where we are sending men and women into harm's way under the guise of making them safe for democracy–this is the democracy they want. This, therefore is the government we are spending our blood and treasure to build. One that will kill you for the crime of being Christian !

We have already lost Afghanistan

Friday, February 4, 2011

Stop Helping Liars Get A Definition Of Lying That Helps No-One

1) One knows of a treachery occurring in a neighbor's home. That treachery is the abuse and sexual slavery of minor girls. Would the action of one to stop the treachery be a sin ?

2) One knows of a treachery occurring in a neighbor's home. That treachery is the abuse and sexual slavery of minor girls. Would the action of one to uncover that treachery in a way that valid authorities may use to stop that treachery be a sin ?

Since no one presumes that the villain will act in a manner accorded gentlemen; no one ought to be expected to accord them the courtesy of gentlemen. The use of subterfuge to extract the plain truth from a villain is often necessary.

To lie is to speak or act against the truth in order to lead someone into error.
Error is the state of being wrong in conduct or judgment.
To lead someone into error is to lead them away from God.

To use subterfuge to extract truth that will open the eyes of those that know truth, and in like manner help those heretofore involved in villainy, is an act of charity and leads to truth. Leading to truth is leading away from error.

Were one to say that a child was a victim of rape when the truth was that the child was owned as a sex slave, that is a lie. It is told to lead the hearer in error. Told in order to keep the sin of the teller from view of the hearer. Told in order to get benefit for the child's abuser.

Speaking to an abettor of child abuse in a manner that draws them into your confidence in order to greater expose their crimes is not lying.




Dr. Gerard Nadal articulates what I was trying to say.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Racism ?

The candidacy and eventual election of Barack 0bama caused a great deal of talk, or better put, accusations of racism. Initially it was the claim that any disagreement with Mr. 0bama on any position was because he was black. Truth be told, that was the claim throughout his candidacy and remains the pre-eminent claim to date.

Never mind that some who have disagreements with President 0bama's policies are black. Never mind that some who have disagreements with President 0bama's policies are more black than 0bama is. Never mind that 0bama is only half black, as it were, on his father's side.

The claim and charges of racism were then and are now still only intended to stifle debate. To ensure that the opposition not get a chance to enter into a public debate. It is merely a way to squelch speech that does not meet the requirements of the State sponsoring media.

However, there seems to be an unintended consequence to this being used as the method of suppressing speech. I hesitate to make it appear as something unheard of, but, I must say that it does seem to be more visible now.

In the past America was able to see and hear, for at least a little while, a very patriotic, strong minded black man speak not only well of his country but of her future. Until the media pushed the meme of his being crazy. So strongly did the media push this, that the so called conservative radio hosts dared not mention Alan Keyes name lest they feel the ridicule upon themselves.

But, now, today, I can name more such patriotic, strong minded men that look like Dr. Keyes being in the public arena than I can ever recall.

The possibility of Herman Cain throwing his hat into the political ring in pursuit of the Presidency is no less than thrilling.

The people of his district, and others who know of Lt. Col. Allan West from AtlasShrugs, and elsewhere, know that he, too, is a great American.

Every reader of WorldNetDaily and the listeners of Rush Limbaugh's EIB network know the brilliance of Walter Williams.

If you are a listener of Dennis Miller's radio show or have ever looked at Townhall you are well aware of the amazing Thomas Sowell.

Each and every one of them are without doubt head and shoulders above the current possible crop of likely candidates for higher office in 2012. Each and every one of them is also darker of skin tone than 0bama.

If a disdain for the progressive/liberal/socialistic policies of 0bama is racism, then agreeing with the conservative/Constitutional/capitalistic policies espoused by any of these five good men must also be racism.

Yet, I find no reason not to vote for any one of them.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Not That There Is Any Real Surprise

But if there was a lack of evidence that we as a nation are in dire straits, one look at this will be enough.

Over 50 % of voters that call themselves Republicans consider Health Care, The Financial System(whatever that means) and Energy as important issues in the upcoming Congressional election. We all expect, and receive, that type of un-Constitutional feeling from Democrats. Now it is plain to see that Republicans feel that way too, and are also unworthy of the franchise.

More than one radio talker makes a good living spouting the thoughtless statement "it is time to take back the Republican Party". Take it back from whom, exactly ? This is not just a bunch of corrupt men at the top. Nor is it a bunch of good minded men that were corrupted by the system. This is the Republican Party. If you dream of, wish for and want an America that you claim to want; one with the ideals of the founders and the vigor of those that built her to greatness, then speak the truth to all. The Republican Party and the Democrat Party are one and the same.

They may differ on how fast we achieve Socialism, but they are both taking us there.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Sublime Brilliance Of Andrew Klavan

"... I always try not to burn or behead those who hold different views on transubstantiation than I do – though there are days when it’s difficult, believe you me."
For more, and you know you want more

You are welcome !

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Silly Ballplayer - Only Congresscritters Are Allowed To Lie

With a much needed distraction before the elections, our congressmen want to appear as though they are "Law and Order, every time". Nothing shows that they mean business quite like going after someone they believe lied to them.

Good thing for Mr. Clemons that the case has been assigned to a fair-minded judge:
"The case was assigned to U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, the judge who presided over the perjury and obstruction trial of Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby."
Scratch that. He's toast.