Taxes

Will GOP Leaders Become Bob Michelized?

The 1994 election provides a beacon of hope for Republicans in Congress.  Voters in the historical mid-term election gave control of the United States House of Representatives to the Republicans for the first time in 40 years.  The last time the Republicans gained control of the House was when Dwight David Eisenhower won his overwhelming victory over Adlai Stevenson in 1952.

Senate Republicans also regained control of the Senate from 1953 to 1955, just as the Republicans in the House did.  While House Republicans were in the political wilderness for the next 40 years, President Ronald Reagan’s two landslides in 1980 and 1984 gave Republicans control of the Senate for six years.

The reason the U.S. Congress was controlled by the Democrats for most of the 40 years prior to the 1994 election can best be personified by the long-time minority  --  emphasis on minority  --  leader, Congressman Bob Michel, a very kind and genial man, but a highly ineffective leader.  Congressman Michel was perfectly content to accept crumbs from the Democrat spending feast.  If the Democrats promised a cut of $1 dollar in federal spending for every $1 tax increase  --  a highly unlikely proposal since they normally wanted more tax increases --  you can bet the spending cuts would not materialize following the tax increases because of decades of weak Republican leadership.

U.S. to Illinois: “Drop Dead”

On October 30, 1975, the “New York Daily News” had a headline in 3 inch bold print over a photograph of President Gerald R. Ford blaring: “FORD TO CITY:  DROP DEAD.”   That headline became one of the most famous political headlines in American history.  It encouraged the weak and discouraged conservative movement demoralized after several years of big spending by the nearly-impeached President Richard Nixon during his disastrous time in office.  President Ford had given a speech the day before the attention-getting newspaper headline in which he denied federal assistance in order to spare the big-spending New York City from bankruptcy.

Ironically, the RINO (Republican in Name Only) president, Gerald R. Ford, blamed the headline  --  which had cheered the conservative movement  --  for his losing the presidency to Jimmy Carter the next year after barely losing New York’s electoral votes.  Ford protested that he never said those words “drop dead.”  Ford whined years later, “It more than annoyed me because it wasn’t accurate.  It was very unfair.”

Democrats Won’t Vote on Obamacare

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Lt. Yoshinori Yamaguchi’s Yokosuka D4Y3 (Type 33) "Judy" in a suicide dive against the USS Essex (CV-9), 1256 hours, November 25, 1944. Flaps are extended, the burning non-self-sealing port wing tank of the Yokosuka "Suisei" is trailing smoke.


 

 

 


A sure sign about final passage of Obamacare: Dems won’t even allow a vote in a Democrat-controlled Senate. Republicans have already voted for a repeal of Obamacare twice in the Republican-controlled House. Unless the Senate agrees with the appeal, it won’t happen.  

The GOP Budget and America's Future

The president's budget gives more power to bureaucrats, takes more from taxpayers to fuel the expansion of government, and commits our nation to a future of debt and decline.

By Congressman Paul Ryan

Taxpayers on track for unhappy New Year

Unless Congress takes action in the next few months, ALL taxpayers are in for a very unhappy New Year, as the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts are set to expire on December 31st.

The most notable impact will be to personal income tax rates that will start to impact paychecks starting the first week of January:

35% goes to 39.6%
33% goes to 36%
28% goes to 31%
25% goes to 28%
And 10% goes to 15%

Then there's also an increase in estate taxes ("death tax"), dividend taxes, capital gains - and even a return of the marriage tax penalty.  Fun for everyone.

The average family of four would pay almost $3,000 more per year unless current tax law is extended.

Of course this is causing a good bit of problems for Democrats on the campaign trail, as it was their party that demanded that the Bush tax cuts be made temporary (with an automatic sunset provision) to begin with.  Via MSNBC:

On Thursday, House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio said he wants an up-or-down vote on extending all the tax cuts before congressional elections in November.

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ObamaCare contains 19 different tax increases

When a piece of legislation reaches over 2,700 pages, it becomes pretty likely (if not a certainty) that it will contain lots of things that most people aren't aware of.  And you can pretty well increase those odds in inverse proportion to how fast the bill's proponents are trying to push it through.  So it is with ObamaCare.

A new analysis of the massive legislation by ATR shows that it contains over nineteen tax increases.  Yes, tax increases.  Big government is not a free lunch, remember.

Of course the President and the Democrat leadership have spent all their time talking about who's going to get insurance, and how it will be a great thing for the latest hard case they hold up as a public relations prop to push the bill, but they fail to speak at any length about any hardships brought on by the increases in taxes to pay for the monstrosity, (to say nothing of lost liberties, choices, higher debt, bigger federal government, etc.).

Here's s summary of some of the taxes in the bill:

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Victims of Liberalism

President Obama has signed a hate crime bill, while simultaneously making America a more vulnerable nation. The new hate crime bill "piggy backed" on legislation that further weakened our sovereignty by killing plans for new weapons and war spending. America, pay attention this bill is a microcosm of liberal planning, President Obama rides on the Luxury that previous Presidents afforded him, by building the most powerful nation on Earth. The next US leader will be left to pick up the unpopular pieces of securing this nation.
The new measure expands currant hate crime laws by including violence based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. AP reports the defense part of the bill that wasn't cut, was a "must pass"; so republicans who realized that this legislation was an attack on free speech caved in to typical Washington politics, in order to get the defense dollars. **Hope and Change**
There is always a reason why a crime is committed, jealousy, greed, psychotic tendencies, hate, none of them are valid and all of them should be punishable by the appropriate measure. Our far left President and his ilk believe that victims of a crime are more important if they subscribe to a liberal lifestyle. If I get assaulted for my belief in Jesus Christ and his teachings it is now a lesser crime than a man who gets assaulted for believing he should have sex with other men.

Coalition Guest Commentary - Rep. Todd Tiahrt: Taxpayer Subsidization of ACORN Fraud Must End

I am introducing a congressional resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives in light of the recent reports of criminal activity involving ACORN and their long history of tax-exemption abuse. I am calling on Congress to terminate ACORN's tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

My resolution expresses the sense of Congress that the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) should lose its exemption from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

I have introduced this resolution because of a number of abuses by ACORN. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, seven employees of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (commonly referred to as ‘‘ACORN'') were charged with filing hundreds of fraudulent voter registrations before the 2008 elections.

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Capitol Hill Update: Democrats Continue to Defy Will of American People on Obamacare

 

American seniors in recent national polls oppose Obamacare by margins of 2 to 1.  Yet, as anyone, who has been watching coverage of the votes in the Senate Financial Services Committee, knows, the Democrats continue to defy the will of the overwhelming majority who oppose Obamacare including the bill which is coming out of Montana Democrat and Chairman Max Baucus' committee.  Some 41% of the American people support Obamacare, an astoundingly low number of support for a program which will consume nearly 17% of the American economy.  

On occasion, the American people gain a victory during the proceedings of the Senate committee.  But far more often than not, the amendments introduced by Republicans to solve the real problems in our current health care system are voted down by the 13-10 Democrat majority, such as ensuring illegal aliens absolutely do not receive free health care in America.   

Among the victories on Tuesday was the defeat of the two "government option" proposals and a 12-11 vote for Senator Orrin Hatch's amendment restoring the $50 million for abstinence-only education which had been eliminated by the Democrat-controlled Congress. 

Obama's Legion of flying Monkey's from Hollywood

They gather in the cool midnight air, circling the clouds, their brilliantly white capped teeth reflecting in the moonlight; right now they cast aside the temptation to judge their peers expensive face jobs, and focus on the task at hand, defending the messiah, lord Barack Obama. This legion of primates are indigenous to the land of Hollywood, closely related to the homosapien, only separated by a euphoric elitist psychosis and an innate hatred traditional values.

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