An Ol' Broad's Ramblings

Ann on The Dimocrat Tax Dance

12 December 2012, 6:30 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion, Taxes.

Tax rich liberals
by Ann Coulter

Republicans have been forced into a Hobson’s choice of either letting the Bush tax cuts expire for everyone or agreeing to a tax hike on the top 2 percent of income earners (not to be confused with “the rich,” who have already made, inherited or married their money).

If Republicans object to the Democrats’ hitting job creators with a tax hike, three things will happen: Taxes will go up for everyone; Republicans will be seen as the “party of the rich”; and the inevitable economic collapse will be blamed on Republicans.

If Democrats were merely trying to raise taxes on the rich in a vacuum, it would be easier for Republicans to oppose raising anyone’s taxes. But because the Bush tax cuts are only temporary, unless the high-income earners’ taxes go up, everyone’s taxes revert to pre-Bush tax rates.

Republicans cannot be the party that raised everyone’s tax rates to prove that they can’t be pushed around by the Democratic Senate and Democratic president. You don’t want job-killing tax hikes on producers? Vote Republican next time.

It is not helpful to complain, “But Republicans will be blamed no matter what they do!” Yes — true. When has that not been true? It’s not a novel insight, and it’s certainly not an argument for handing our enemies a baseball bat to bludgeon us with.

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Economic Destruction

3 December 2012, 9:55 am. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion, Taxes.

Well, he did say he wanted to ‘fundamentally transform’ this country. Through deceit, he is succeeding, and it ain’t purdy!  We have the most destructive administration the country has ever known.

After reading this, a Proverbs 29:13 popped into my head:

If a ruler pays attention to lies, All his servants become wicked.

Honestly, I can’t think of better scenario to describe what we have witnessed. The supposed re-election of Barack Hussein Obama shows that the lies he learned from his mentors have increased the number of ‘the wicked’. The wicked would be the willfully ignorant, the selfish, the entitlement ‘class’, who all fell for his lies like a middle school girl with the ‘I’ll die’ crush on the captain of the football team.

To say the Obama, and his minions don’t understand the economy, or how to make it thrive would be an understatement. All the little tricks and schemes haven’t worked, yet they want to continue down that same road of destruction, and even more so? There is no logic in the Dim/liberal/progressive/socialist/commie mind.

What IS the Fiscal Cliff?
The Foundry

With just a few weeks left in 2012, all eyes in Washington are on Capitol Hill and the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. As usual, Congress and the President are taking highly contentious issues down to the wire before cutting a deal—never a situation that ends well for taxpayers.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke coined the term “fiscal cliff” while urging Congress to avoid a steep dropoff for the economy at the end of the year thanks to tax increases and automatic budget cuts.

There is no agreement right now on how to avoid it, however. When Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner presented the White House’s plan to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) last week, Boehner said, “You can’t be serious.” Thus far, President Obama’s answer to the fiscal cliff is a proposed $1.6 trillion in tax hikes plus new stimulus spending—and expanded power for himself to raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval. He suggests only magnifying the policies that brought us to the fiscal cliff in the first place.

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Word From Marsha

30 November 2012, 11:10 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Congress, House of Representatives, Taxes.

I’m rather fond of my Congresscritter, Marsha Blackburn. :D I think she does the best she can with what she has to work with…*chibber*…the likes of Nancy Pelosi. I don’t think I’d be able to deal with that creature on a regular basis. Here is her latest message to her constituents…like ME! :D

I’ve heard from many of you these past few days as you’ve shared your concerns on the Fiscal Cliff. I wanted to take a moment and let you know where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going.

It’s important to remember we did not get here overnight. In fact, this train has been a long time coming. Since I first took office in 2003, my colleagues and I have worked to make serious cuts into the budget. Every year, I went to the Floor and offered 1, 2, and 5 percent across-the-board cuts. In 2005, we passed the Deficit Reduction Act to reduce the annual growth of mandatory spending. Just last year, we presented the President and his party’s leaders in the Senate an opportunity to cut $61 billion as a first step to resolving our spending crisis.

It is a spending crisis. Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. No amount of revenue will address the spending addiction of Washington’s bureaucrats. The problems we face will be solved not by raising taxes, but by drastically reducing spending.

Listed here are 4 of the many bills House Republicans have passed this year to help avoid the Fiscal Cliff:

• Sequester Reconciliation Act of 2012, H.R. 5652. The legislation would provide mandatory spending reductions in order to replace automatic cuts to discretionary spending (primarily from defense accounts) in 2013 under the Budget Control Act and to reduce the deficit. The savings generated from these reforms to mandatory programs would first be used to offset the approximately $78 billion cost of replacing the automatic across-the-board discretionary spending cuts that are scheduled to occur on January 2, 2013, under what is known as sequestration. The amount of $78 billion reflects the remainder of the FY 2013 discretionary sequester after accounting for lowering the FY 2013 discretionary cap from $1.047 to $1.028 as provided for in the House-approved Budget Resolution. The additional savings achieved through reconciliation beyond the $78 billion (over $180 billion in the next ten years) would further reduce the deficit.

•    National Security and Jobs Protection Act, H.R. 6365. H.R. 6365 would repeal the across-the-board defense and non-defense discretionary spending cuts scheduled to occur on January 2, 2013, upon the enactment of H.R. 5652, the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012, or any legislation that offsets the automatic sequester with equal or greater spending reductions over the next five years. The bill in and of itself would not repeal the sequester. However, it would ensure that if any legislation to replace the sequester with alternative spending reductions were enacted, the sequester would be shut off. In the event that the sequestration is replaced, the bill would lower the discretionary spending cap for FY 2013 from $1.047 trillion to $1.028 trillion.

•    Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012, H.R. 6169. H.R. 6169 would provide an expedited pathway to pro-growth tax reform in 2013. H.R. 6169, the Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012, would require the House and Senate to consider tax reform legislation according to an expedited timeline.

•    Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012, H.R. 8. H.R. 8 would provide a one year extension of all current individual tax rates, as well as the 15 percent top rate on capital gains and dividends. The proposal would also extend for one year the estate tax rates at their current levels, the $1,000 child tax credit, marriage penalty relief and certain educational tax credits. The bill would also provide higher small business expensing limits for one year and would repeal the personal exemption phase-out and the “Pease” limitations in 2013. Finally, the bill would provide a two-year AMT patch which would be adjusted for inflation. Coupled with H.R. 6169, H.R. 8 will ensure that individual tax rates will not increase while comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform is crafter under expedited procedures in 2013.

As we move forward, I wanted to remind you of the promise I made to you not to raise taxes. Our problem is not that Washington taxes too little, it’s that we spend too much. I am opposed to raising tax rates. Instead, Congress needs to focus on solutions such as cleaning up the tax code, closing loopholes, addressing meaningful entitlement reform, and making real spending cuts. If we don’t change course, we’re headed toward a bleak fiscal and economic future.

As you can tell, it’s not the Republicans that are blocking anything.  They put forth bill after bill with the same results.  The Democrats (socialists), both in the Senate and the White House, don’t want to solve the problem.  They want to spend, spend, spend…and tax, tax, tax so they can spend, spend, spend.  So, when we fall off that ‘fiscal cliff’, no matter what is put forth, remember just who it is that prevent anything from getting accomplished.

One thing though…it’s the House that controls the purse strings.  The House can refuse to fund the Democrats stupidity.  I’d suggest they take that purse, and put a lock on it, until they Dims learn how to balance a checkbook.  Stop funding the alphabets that are pushing crippling regulations.

And He’s STILL Campaigning

Republicans to Democrats: ‘We’ve done our part’ in fiscal crisis negotiations

House Republican leaders said Wednesday they’ve done their job in negotiations to solve the looming fiscal crisis, while President Obama is returning to the campaign trail to sell tax hikes that studies show won’t have much, if any, effect on solving the problem.

Psst!  HEY!!!  OBAMA!!!  The election is over.  Your droolers stole it for ya.  You can stop campaigning now, and pretend like you have a clue!  Well, dang!  I forgot!  You don’t HAVE ONE!

“We have done our part by putting revenue on the table,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Cantor and fellow House leaders have agreed to close tax loopholes to generate revenue to reduce the $1.1 trillion annual deficit. But they argue the president has yet to say publicly what cuts he will make to the federal budget — specifically to costly entitlement programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — to reduce the deficit.

They also say the president’s plan to extend tax cuts only to middle-class Americans will not generate enough revenue to significantly reduce the deficit.

Now, I don’t mean to be tacky, but it’s not the middle class that creates the jobs.  How about you dipwads up there in that cesspool we call the nation’s capital stop spending OUR money.  You wanna spend?  USE YOUR OWN MONEY!  We don’t have anymore!  Y’all have royally screwed us, and not even a kiss or an offer of dinner!  WE, The People are pretty fed up with all of y’all’s shenanigans, and if ya don’t watch out, ya might find yourselves riding on a rail!

Sperling told House Democrats that failing to extend Bush-era tax cuts to the top 2 percent of income earners could trickle down to hit the middle class, sources tell Fox News.

It never ceases to amaze me just how utterly stupid Dims truly are! Honestly, I don’t a one of them could pass a third grade math test! To put it simply, if you tax ‘the rich’, which, according to those fools, is anyone who makes more than $250K a year, you will be killing more small businesses. When you kill business, you don’t have jobs. When there are no jobs, you don’t have taxpayers. Is it really that freakin’ complicated for them to grasp?

On Wednesday, the president will ramp up his public pitch amid a backdrop of hand-picked, middle-class voters at the White House.

Hand picked, eh? I’d like to pick…. Never mind. In other words, he’s gonna have the SEIU and the like surrounding him, giving him adoring glances, praising his name. (GAG!)  Here’s a thought… how about you get out here and talk to REAL PEOPLE, instead of your droolers?  Naw.  You couldn’t do that, because then you’d find out…you are NOT ‘the messiah’.

Howling At The Moon

27 November 2012, 9:51 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Opinion, Taxes.

I came to the conclusion quite a while ago that Warren Buffet is either an idiot, senile, oblivious, or barking mad. Perhaps a combination of all four? Typically, an idiot could have become as successful as he has, but that’s not always the case. At his age, the dude is 82 fer cryin’ out loud, senility is a possibility. I suppose when you are cocooned in your billions, you don’t have much contact with the REAL world, so his being completely oblivious to what is going on in OUR reality doesn’t affect him. Then, he just might be stark raving mad…ready for the rubber room and straight jacket.

What is apparent is that he, Obama, and their ilk, have a total lack of common sense!

4 Reasons Warren Buffett Is Wrong on Tax Hikes
The Foundry

Let’s talk taxes. In a New York Times op-ed yesterday, famed investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett once again argued that the wealthy should be taxed more.

This isn’t the first time Buffett has made the case for higher taxes, and it’s not the first time he’s been wrong. Here are four reasons he is wrong to push for tax hikes.

1. Buffett says tax hikes won’t hurt jobs.

Fact: Tax hikes, especially those he espouses, hurt jobs.

Buffett cites periods when tax rates were high and says that “Under those burdensome rates,” employment “increased at a rapid clip.”

This country has an employment problem right now, and tax rates aren’t even as high as Buffett wants. The tax increases President Obama champions would hit small businesses that create jobs. According to Treasury figures, 1.2 million Americans who employ people are paying their taxes through the individual income tax, and they would be hit head-on. The amount that their taxes would go up could be roughly equivalent to one employee’s salary, meaning that’s one person they can’t hire in the new year. A study by Ernst and Young estimates that these tax hikes would kill 710,000 jobs.

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Another Recession?

23 August 2012, 9:21 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t think we ever came out of the first one! When Obama continues to spout how he inherited a mess, in a way, he’s right. A mess that HE, as a senator, is partly responsible for, under the two years of complete Democrat control of BOTH houses, starting in 2007. Yep…they made a mess alright!

And what has Obama done to rectify this problem? Well, not a damn thing….unless you consider how much WORSE he has made it. In Obama’s world, the unicorns are the government, farting rainbows that gives everyone a pot of gold. Problem is, there are no unicorns, and that pot of gold is being stolen from someone who actually EARNED it, and is given to those who don’t. Everyone has the same opportunity to succeed, or fail, but when you add the government into the mix, the odds of succeeding decreases a great deal! Regulations, taxes, roadblocks at every turn. THAT is Obama’s America! And we will NOT survive another four years. But then, that’s his intent, isn’t it.

People talk about the Greatest Generation, those who stood up for their country, and the world, during WWII, which included my dad, and ALL my uncles….all 11 of them. Will that be our LAST great generation? I pray not!

Another Recession Is Imminent
The Foundry

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that without a doubt, America will have a fresh recession next year unless Congress and the President prevent it.

We are facing the largest tax increase in history—Taxmageddon, scheduled to take effect January 1—and what experts are calling a “fiscal cliff” of sharp and unforgiving budget changes that will send the country spiraling downward. Congress and the President have the power to prevent this, and when the August congressional recess is over, that is exactly what they should do.

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Shafting The American Taxpayer

14 August 2012, 9:02 am. Comments Off. Filed under Economy, Feckless Weasels, Male Bovine Excrement, Opinion, Politics, Socialism, Taxes, The ONE, Unions.

Ok, let’s call it like it is….WE GOT SCREWED! This administration took OUR money, and gave to thug organizations who have done little more than ramp up the cost of living over the last 40 or so years. His criminal activity, free spending of money that doesn’t belong to him, and his pettiness should be an good indication as to what type of person he truly is! He has violated his oath of office at every turn, and has turned this country into a laughing stock. He has put more people on the public dole thanks, in LARGE part, to his worthless, and work-less, policies. Yet, he knows better than we peons, cuz he’s so smart! Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight! My great grandson has more intelligence than the man/child currently occupying the White House, and he’s only 5 months old! 

Way past time for him to go!  And hopefully, we’ll be seeing charges brought against him, and his administration in the not too distant future!

Taxpayers’ Auto Bailout Losses Mounting
The Foundry

Taxpayers will lose even more on the auto bailout than previously thought, as the Treasury has just revised its estimate upward to $25 billion. This may still underestimate the losses to come—yet President Obama plans to tout the auto bailout as a key accomplishment of his Administration.

Politico recently obtained a draft of planning documents for the Democratic National Convention, finding a repeated focus on the auto bailout. The draft described the convention’s objectives:

Tell the story of the President’s accomplishments—the auto rescue, manufacturing, ending the war, health care, energy—as central to his fight for the middle class and America’s long-term economic strength.

As the losses continue to grow, will the President acknowledge that the only people truly “rescued” were unions? The President could have kept the automakers running without losing money—if he had restricted his Administration’s involvement to only providing bankruptcy financing. Instead, the Obama Administration involved itself heavily in the bankruptcy process, picking winners and losers instead of following normal bankruptcy law.

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“…and it worked!”

28 July 2012, 11:16 am. Comments Off. Filed under Economy, ObamaCare, Taxes.

President Obama tells a group of donors that “we tried our” economic plan “and it worked.” Even in politics, where exaggeration is a way of life, that statement stands out as a lie for the ages. (source)

Indiana company scraps plans for expansion over ObamaCare device tax

An Indiana-based medical equipment manufacturer says it’s scrapping plans to open five new plants in the coming years because of a looming tax tied to President Obama’s health care overhaul law.

Cook Medical claims the tax on medical devices, set to take effect next year, will cost the company roughly $20 million a year, cutting into money that would otherwise go toward expanding into new facilities over the next five years.

“This is the equivalent of about a plant a year that we’re not going to be able to build,” a company spokesman told FoxNews.com.

He said the original plan was to build factories in “hard-pressed” Midwestern communities, each employing up to 300 people. But those factories cost roughly the same amount as the projected cost of the new tax.

“In reality, we’re not looking at the U.S. to build factories anymore as long as this tax is in place. We can’t, to be competitive,” he said.

Oh yeah….it’s working alright!  /snark

When people complain that companies are moving overseas, they don’t need to look any farther than their own reflections in the mirror.  Between the taxes, the regulations, and the unions, there’s NO way I’d build, or expand a business in my own country.  Unless, or until, we can get a grip on the utter stupidity coming out of Washington, D.C., we will NOT see any business growth, or economic recovery.  It’s just that simple!

Democrats: Killing Jobs…One Business At A Time

26 July 2012, 9:06 am. Comments Off. Filed under Economy, Massive Stupidity, Opinion, Senate, Taxes.

More proof that the Democrats have NO clue how the economy works! Destroy is the name of their game, and they’re doing a mighty fine job of it! I wonder just which part of the clown in chief’s plan has worked? The part that put millions out of work? The part that has killed hundreds, if not thousands of small businesses? Or was it the part that has MORE people on food stamps, and taking some kind of aid, making them dependent on the government. I’m thinking THAT was the most important part of HIS plan. If that’s the case…then, YEP, it’s working alright!

Senate Votes to Raise Taxes on Small Businesses
The Foundry

Yesterday, the Senate narrowly voted (51-48) to raise taxes on 1.2 million small businesses, which will likely kill more than 700,000 jobs at a time when nearly 13 million Americans are out of work. Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Jim Webb (D-VA) joined all Republicans in bipartisan opposition to the tax hike.

This is President Obama’s economic plan. This is what he asked Congress to do. And he recently told a fundraising crowd that his economic plan has been working.

“Just like we’ve tried [Republicans'] plan, we tried our plan—and it worked,” he said.

But Obama’s Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, said yesterday that “the economy is not growing fast enough,” acknowledging that “unemployment is very high.” “The institutions with authority should be doing everything they can to try to make economic growth stronger,” he said.

The President’s plan, now endorsed by the Democratic majority in the Senate, has little chance of going anywhere in the House of Representatives. But it has put the 51 Senators who want to raise taxes on record. 

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The Murder of America

Ok, let’s face a few facts here. The first being….that clown in the White House has NO idea what goes on in the REAL world. He’s never lived out here with us peons, and contrary to what his fake ‘biography’ says, he was NOT an under privileged kid! Upper middle class isn’t exactly deprived…I should know! Yep…spoiled rotten I was! Then, reality stepped in. UGH! I learned a LOT, and fast. If I hadn’t, I would be one of those who was dependent on the gubmint…..pretty much like D’Bama has turned out to be. The difference is….he’ll never have to work. Not that he has for the last 3 years, or any year prior. Oh, wait a minute…didn’t he work at Baskin-Robbins for a short time one summer. Yeah…like that’s real life experience. :? He’ll never know how to run a business, balance a check book, which obviously isn’t one of those skills he gained while organizing communities to suck off the taxpayer teat.

Now, once again, he’s thinking that punishing the earners, those who actually CREATE jobs, is going to give him a boost in the polls. What a total maroon! When those who drool over him, realize he’s lost them their jobs, they MIGHT snap out of their stupor, but I kind of doubt it. It’s like some weird Jim Jones/David Koresch cult thing. Extremely spooky! They’ll decide that’s ok…Obama will ‘put gas in their cars, and pay their mortgage’. Sorry, folks, but D’Bama doesn’t, and won’t be, crapping gold bricks for y’all!

If there is anyway possible, this clown MUST be stopped before he totally destroys what few private sector jobs are left. Oh, there’s plenty of gubmint jobs, but once you lose those private sector jobs, and business, there will be no one to pay the taxes that pay for those overpaid gumbint jobs! And then what? No more welfare checks either, because there will be no money. Oh, I’m sure someone will think printing more money will ‘help’. *snicker* It’s a shame those idjits haven’t learned from history. Check out what happened when Confederate money became worthless…pretty much like that paper crap we got stuck with, and nothing to back it. It’s just paper. For a visual closer to our own timeline, think Zimbabwe:

And THIS is what Obama wants for our nation. Total destruction, a complete remake, and something totally alien to liberty loving Americans!

Obama’s Tax Hike on Job Creators
The Foundry

“The last thing you want to do is to raise taxes in the middle of a recession, because that would just suck up—take more demand out of the economy and put businesses in a further hole.”

That was President Obama in 2009, trying to reassure Americans that he was going to wait until after the recession to raise taxes. Yesterday, he began pushing again for higher taxes on the “wealthy“—which would actually hit 1.2 million of the country’s most successful job creators.

As if the Obamacare tax hike and the rest of Taxmageddon weren’t enough.

The tax increase du jour is a recycled one: The President’s long-held plan to raise taxes on incomes over $200,000 ($250,000 for families). Interestingly, President Obama is to the left of his liberal allies in Congress such as Senator Charles Schumer (D–NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) on the definition of the “rich.” Schumer and Pelosi set the mark at as those making more than $1 million annually. That is five times higher than President Obama’s $200,000 mark. Apparently even they recognize the President’s plan would be too punitive on job creators (although they are still willing to stick it to the most successful job creators for the sake of class warfare).

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Told Ya!

2 July 2012, 9:17 am. Comments Off. Filed under Cartoon, ObamaCare, Taxes.

The REALITY of ObamaCare

2 July 2012, 8:39 am. Comments Off. Filed under ObamaCare, Opinion, Politics, Taxes.

Too Many Broken Promises in Obamacare
The Foundry

Yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) almost called Obamacare’s individual mandate a tax, stopping mid-word to call it a “penalty”. White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew and other spokespersons echoed this talking point. This is in spite of last week’s Supreme Court ruling that deemed the mandate unconstitutional under both the Commerce Clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause, but ruled that it could stand as part of Congress’s authority to “lay and collect taxes.”

Dubbing the individual mandate a tax saved the President’s health care law, but it’s a concept that President Obama himself has strongly denied. In a 2009 interview, President Obama argued that his individual mandate was not a tax increase, stating, “I absolutely reject that notion.”

But after last week, President Obama must now admit it’s a tax or admit the mandate is unconstitutional. It’s can only be one or the other.

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Having Fun With OUR Money

30 June 2012, 11:22 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Feckless Weasels, Taxes, Tennessee.

Yep! The infamous Pork Report from the Beacon Center is out! Now, I gotta tell ya, I am more than disappointed to find that even though the “Rs” are now the majority in the state house for the first time since…what… Reconstruction?…. there is absolutely no difference in the spending issues. Seriously…none. The Rs are as bad as the Ds when it comes to spending other people’s money on crap. And yep…that’s what it is….C-R-A-P!

You can check out the entire report here, but my favorite is the Pork of the Year. Starting on page 6, we have….drum roll please….. LIVING THE DREAM ON YOUR DIME.

Whitney Askins, the executive director of the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD), had launched a project called “living the Dream” with $300,000 in seed funding from the development district.  She also received million of dollars in various government grants.  The funding went to purchase an elaborate mansion designed to provide housing for needy seniors.  They weren’t the only ones living the dream.

What Williams (Nashville’s News Channel 5 reporter) and his team found was that Askins herself promptly moved into the mansion, filling it with her own furniture after paying herself from the “Living the Dream” coffers.  She reimbursed herself nearly $10,000 for furniture and then went on a spending spree.  Among her purchases:

  • a $1,500 high-definition TV;
  • a custom-made $25,000 staircase;
  • a steam shower and sauna costing $3,000; and
  • two massive fountains totaling nearly $9,000

Askins also relocated her horses and dogs to the mansion, or as she called it, a “therapeutic petting zoo” for the seniors. She also put numerous family members on the payroll, including her mother, father, sister, brother, and daughter. Each of the family members received his or her own car and gas cards.

In all, Askins blew more than $1.5 million on the project. After New Channel 5 released its findings, the development district board placed Askins on administrative leave, while state and local officials launched criminal and civil investigations into her actions. As if pouring salt in the wound, Askins applied for unemployment benefits, but fortunately, her claim was denied.

I should freakin’ hope so!  While there are people desperate for work, some broad is taking your money, and having a high ol’ time with it, and then expects us to pay even more in unemployment benefits? Jiminy crickets…talk about ballsy! But I must ask…was NO ONE paying attention? Who approved the purchases? I would think with such a project, someone would have to have been doing a bit of oversight…wouldn’t you?

Were there actually any ‘needy seniors’ in the house, or was this just one big ol’ party for Askins and clan?  While I’m sure the mansion (pictured in the report) would be quite pleasant for the needy seniors, I would think their needs would be more akin to food, clothing, shelter, and someone who actually CARES about THEM, and not their own comfort and desires.

People like this make me want to smack the crap out of them!  Literally!

The numerous examples of how our state and local governments WASTE our money is absolutely mind boggling!  At a time when everyone is strapped for cash, little luxuries have to go by the wayside, yet government carries on without a care in the world.  How about some incentives for the youth…more Job Corps facilities so kids can learn a skill?  Nope….gotta blow money on an industry that makes billions!  Maybe using that money they blew for a $1.5 million sign for Volkswagon, who can buy it’s own sign to be seen from the air, to hire more state police that just might stop the drug trafficking through our state? How about equipping the volunteer fire departments in the small towns around the state? Just a couple of suggestions. Heaven knows, they could sure use some help in making wiser decisions!

Regressing

29 June 2012, 9:19 am. Comments Off. Filed under 1st Amendment, Communism, Economy, Feckless Weasels, ObamaCare, Opinion, Politics, Taxes, U.S. Constitution.

The headline in The Washington Times:

Obama hails ruling as win for ‘middle class’; justices hand tax issue to GOP

Ummm… how would this be a win for the middle class, which the majority…well, what WAS the majority…of people fall? Now, apparently, we’re all going to be below the poverty level, joining the others that Obama has put there by the failed economic policies which has resulted in the creation in a LARGE number of government jobs, paid for by us peons, but not a whole lot in the private sector, where most of us live our day to day lives.

Now, if you’ll remember correctly, MR Obama said he would NOT be raising taxes on anyone, especially, the lower and middle income folks, and what does he do? The first thing…..raises taxes. Tax here, tax there, fees for this and that, regulations putting companies out of business. Yep! He’s a one hit wonder alright! Hitting the wallet….HARD! “TAX ‘EM TILL THEY’VE GOT NOTHING LEFT, THEN TAX ‘EM SOME MORE SO THEY DIE!” He also said if he couldn’t fix the economy in the first 3 years, he doesn’t deserve a second term. Well….guess what! There are a LOT of reasons he didn’t deserve the first term, much less a second term, but his lack of economic common sense is just one of the reasons he MUST be defeated in November, and both the House and the Senate kept out of the hands of the feckless Social Democratic party….aka Nazis.

If all the prior screw ups of Barack Hussein Obama wasn’t getting you fired up to kick his sorry Marxist ass out of Washington, D.C., then the fact that John Roberts, who we all had high hopes for, and people are now making excuses for, has given us the biggest reason ever!

And let’s not forget that this overblown piece of crap that was foisted on the American people also violates the 1st Amendment. Forcing faith based organization to pay for murder is beyond the pale! Forcing people to buy something they don’t want, and then taxing them if they don’t, is also a violation.

This administration, and all who support their Marxist plans, MUST GO! I don’t give a damn where they go….just GO! Any STATE government that just follows along blindly will also need to be replaced.

I really don’t think they understand the TRUE American spirit! Too bad for them!

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”
~ George Santayana ~

But….But….FACTS Don’t Matter!

15 June 2012, 8:43 am. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

If you were planning on doing ANYTHING…buy a car, a house, a TV….next year, I really hope you’ve saved up your money and will be paying cash, cuz your income is going to shrink! Not necessarily because of a pay cut, but because the government believes it is entitled to YOUR money. It’s that simple.

In reality, the government doesn’t have any money. They don’t create anything. They don’t produce products or goods to EARN any money. No, what they do is take YOUR money, and spend it on mostly crap. Giving it to those who don’t earn it. That’s called theft. There is a real important rule…a commandment…from a MUCH higher authority… THOU SHALT NOT STEAL! Since the majority of those that are sent to Washington, D.C. to represent our interests have completely forgotten such simple, common sense rules, we now have a government made up of thieves. Yep…that’s what they are….thieves. And the largest theft in history is getting ready to smack us all upside the head in a very short time. Get ready!

How Taxmageddon Will Impact You
The Foundry

“I’ve said that this is a make-or-break moment for the middle class, and I believe it,” President Obama told an Ohio crowd yesterday. Indeed it is—because in a sluggish economy, American taxpayers are about to be clobbered by the largest tax increase in history.

Starting January 1, 2013, Americans will face a $494 billion tax increase, the highest ever in one year. According to The Washington Post, congressional aides started calling it “Taxmageddon”—a chilling reference fit for an apocalyptic nightmare. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has warned that it will be a “massive fiscal cliff” for the economy.

How will this affect you? Heritage has a new Taxmageddon page that shows the impact of these tax hikes on individuals. It includes an interactive map where you can click on your state to see what the average tax increase will be, based on the average income of taxpayers in your state.

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