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Posted on 07/19/2007 1:43:53 AM PDT by WildcatClan
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Rep. Hunter, Please. Federal Sales tax ok, but NO VALUE ADDED TAX. They tried that in Europe and it is devastating because with a VAT a product is taxed at each level of it’s manufacture and pushes the price way out of line.
Hey, Sun! I think he’s going to be asked about the U.N.
He’ll only be on a few more minutes. I hope they get it in.
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Yes, 2nd sentence in post 41 should be COMPANIES.
The average person talks around 130 wpm, and I can’t type that fast accurately. :)
Rats, not enough time for questions.
As the man said:
Thank you, RM. Good to have important information at our fingertips. God bless.
Everybody check out post #48!
Alternative minimum tax is creeping up & must be reformed. (Mar 2007)
Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax (”death tax”). (Apr 2001)
Voted YES on eliminating the “marriage penalty”. (Jul 2000)
Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
Rated 58% by NTU, indicating “Satisfactory” on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
It really struck me when Hunter said that we need to keep factories in the U.S.A. for our NATIONAL SECURITY, and he gave examples of when Chrysler built thousands of tanks during WWII, and when Hunter sent a team down to see who could build equipment in our country to help our troops for the Iraq war.
I didn’t get it all, so if anyone can expound, please do.
Duncan Hunter on Tax Reform
Republican Representative (CA-52)
Alternative minimum tax is creeping up & must be reformed
The alternative minimum tax is creeping up to grab income. That tax must be reformed.
Source: 2007 IAFF Presidential Forum in Washington DC Mar 14, 2007
Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends.
Vote to reduce federal spending by $56.1 billion over five years by retaining a reduced tax rate on capital gains and dividends, as well as.
Decreasing the number of people that will be required to pay the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
Allowing for deductions of state and local general sales taxes through 2007 instead of 2006
Lengthening tax credits for research expenses
Increasing the age limit for eligibility for food stamp recipients from 25 to 35 years
Continuing reduced tax rates of 15% and 5% on capital gains and dividends through 2010
Extending through 2007 the expense allowances for environmental remediation costs (the cost of cleanup of sites where petroleum products have been released or disposed)
Reference: Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act; Bill HR 4297 ; vote number 2005-621 on Dec 8, 2005
Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification.
Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004
Extension of Family Tax Provisions
Repeals the scheduled reduction (15 to 10 percent) for taxable years beginning before January 1, 2005, of the refundability of the child tax credit.
Extends through 2005 the increased exemption from the alternative minimum tax for individual taxpayers.
Extends through 2005 the following expiring tax provisions:
the tax credit for increasing research activities;
the work opportunity tax credit;
the welfare-to-work tax credit;
the authority for issuance of qualified zone academy bonds;
the charitable deduction for donations by corporations of computer technology and equipment used for educational purposes;
the tax deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers;
the expensing of environmental remediation costs;
the designation of a District of Columbia enterprise zone
Reference: Bill sponsored by Bill Rep Thomas [R, CA-22]; Bill H.R.1308 ; vote number 2004-472 on Sep 23, 2004
Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit.
Vote to pass a bill that would permanently extend the $1,000 per child tax credit that is scheduled to revert to $700 per child in 2005. It would raise the amount of income a taxpayer may earn before the credit begins to phase out from $75,000 to $125,000 for single individuals and from $110,000 to $250,000 for married couples. It also would permit military personnel to include combat pay in their gross earnings in order to calculate eligibility for the child tax credit.
Reference: Child Credit Preservation and Expansion Act; Bill HR 4359 ; vote number 2004-209 on May 20, 2004
Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty.
Vote to pass a bill that would permanently extend tax provisions eliminating the so-called marriage penalty. The bill would make the standard deduction for married couples double that of single taxpayers. It would also increase the upper limit of the 15 percent tax bracket for married couples to twice that of singles. It also would make permanent higher income limits for married couples eligible to receive the refundable earned-income tax credit.
Reference: Marriage Penalty Relief; Bill HR 4181 ; vote number 2004-138 on Apr 28, 2004
Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent.
Vote to pass a bill that would permanently extend the cuts in last year’s $1.35 trillion tax reduction package, many of which are set to expire in 2010. It would extend relief of the marriage penalty, reductions in income tax rates, doubling of the child tax credit, elimination of the estate tax, and the expansion of pension and education provisions. The bill also would revise a variety of Internal Revenue Service tax provisions, including interest, and penalty collection provisions. The penalties would change for the failure to pay estimated taxes; waive minor, first-time error penalties; exclude interest on unintentional overpayments from taxable income; and allow the IRS greater discretion in the disciplining of employees who have violated policies.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Lewis, R-KY; Bill HR 586 ; vote number 2002-103 on Apr 18, 2002
Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts.
Vote to pass a bill that would grant $99.5 billion in federal tax cuts in fiscal 2002, for businesses and individuals.
The bill would allow more individuals to receive immediate $300 refunds, and lower the capital gains tax rate from 20% to 18%.
Bill HR 3090 ; vote number 2001-404 on Oct 24, 2001
Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years.
Vote to pass a bill that would cut all income tax rates and make other tax cuts of $958.2 billion over 10 years. The bill would convert the five existing tax rate brackets, which range from 15 to 39.6 percent, to a system of four brackets with rates of 10 to 33 percent.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Thomas, R-CA; Bill HR 1836 ; vote number 2001-118 on May 16, 2001
Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax (”death tax”).
Vote to pass a bill that would gradually reduce revenue by $185.5 billion over 10 years with a repeal of the estate tax by 2011.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Dunn, R-WA; Bill HR 8 ; vote number 2001-84 on Apr 4, 2001
Voted YES on eliminating the “marriage penalty”.
Vote on a bill that would reduce taxes for married couple by approximately $195 billion over 10 years by removing provisions that make taxes for married couples higher than those for two single people. The bill is identical to HR 6 that was passed by the House in February, 2000.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Archer, R-TX; Bill HR 4810 ; vote number 2000-392 on Jul 12, 2000
Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business.
Provide an estimated $46 billion in tax cuts over five years. Raise the minimum wage by $1 an hour over two years. Reduce estate and gift taxes, grant a full deduction on health insurance for self-employed individuals, increase the deductible percentage of business meal expenses to 60 percent in 2002, and designate 15 renewal communities in urban rural areas.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Lazio, R-NY; Bill HR 3081 ; vote number 2000-41 on Mar 9, 2000
Phaseout the death tax.
Hunter sponsored the Death Tax Elimination Act:
Title: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phaseout the estate and gift taxes over a 10-year period.
Summary: Repeals, effective January 1, 2011, current provisions relating to the basis of property acquired from a decedent. Provides with respect to property acquired from a decedent dying on January 1, 2011, or later that:
property shall be treated as transferred by gift; and
the basis of the person acquiring the property shall be the lesser of the adjusted basis of the decedent or the fair market value of the property at the date of the decedent’s death.
Requires specified information to be reported concerning non-cash assets over $1.3 million transferred at death and certain gifts exceeding $25,000.
Makes the exclusion of gain on the sale of a principal residence available to heirs.
Revises current provisions concerning the transfer of farm real to provide that gain on such exchange shall be recognized to the estate only to the extent that the fair market value of such property exceeds such value on the date of death.
Provides a similar rule for certain trusts.
Amends the special rules for allocation of the generation-skipping tax (GST) exemption to provide that if any individual makes an indirect skip during such individual’s lifetime, any unused portion of such individual’s GST exemption shall be allocated to the property transferred to the extent necessary to make the inclusion ratio for such property zero; and
if the amount of the indirect skip exceeds such unused portion, the entire unused portion shall be allocated to the property transferred.
Provides that, if an allocation of the GST exemption to any transfers of property is deemed to have been made at the close of an estate tax inclusion period, the value of the property shall be its value at such time.
Source: House Resolution Sponsorship 01-HR8 on Mar 14, 2001
Rated 58% by NTU, indicating “Satisfactory” on tax votes.
Hunter scores 58% by NTU on tax-lowering policies
Every year National Taxpayers Union (NTU) rates U.S. Representatives and Senators on their actual votesevery vote that significantly affects taxes, spending, debt, and regulatory burdens on consumers and taxpayers. NTU assigned weights to the votes, reflecting the importance of each votes effect. NTU has no partisan axe to grind. All Members of Congress are treated the same regardless of political affiliation. Our only constituency is the overburdened American taxpayer. Grades are given impartially, based on the Taxpayer Score. The Taxpayer Score measures the strength of support for reducing spending and regulation and opposing higher taxes. In general, a higher score is better because it means a Member of Congress voted to lessen or limit the burden on taxpayers. The Taxpayer Score can range between zero and 100. We do not expect anyone to score a 100, nor has any legislator ever scored a perfect 100 in the multi-year history of the comprehensive NTU scoring system. A high score does not mean that the Member of Congress was opposed to all spending or all programs. High-scoring Members have indicated that they would vote for many programs if the amount of spending were lower. A Member who wants to increase spending on some programs can achieve a high score if he or she votes for offsetting cuts in other programs. A zero score would indicate that the Member of Congress approved every spending proposal and opposed every pro-taxpayer reform.
Source: NTU website 03n-NTU on Dec 31, 2003
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes.
Hunter signed the Contract with America:
[As part of the Contract with America, within 100 days we pledge to bring to the House Floor the following bill]:
The American Dream Restoration Act:
A $500-per-child tax credit, begin repeal of the marriage tax penalty, and creation of American Dream Savings Accounts to provide middle-class tax relief.
Source: Contract with America 93-CWA7 on Sep 27, 1994
So do I. :) I am sorry that I did not remind everyone it was going to be PST, I apologize. I keep getting kicked, middle of T-storm and I have missed nearly all of it. I will for sure see if there is a recording somewhere.
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LOL! Any excuse, eh? This is a great program. They are still talking about Duncan Hunter, and Tancredo. I like that combo, how about you?
He speaks about it in the Fair Tax Rally speech....also REALLY goes into “arsenal of democracy” at NH GOP Dinner. There may be other links of interest here:
I’m hoping they will post it!
Thanks, I’ll check out the link.
Resources. Think about it. If we have to depend on imports, vs. our own manufacturing, that makes us vulnerable.
It is fine to trade as well as manufacturer. But, if we have nothing to manufacture, then we turn into what the Soviet Union was during WW2.
They are the only 2 candidates that aren’t connected to the CFR, VeriChip and/or Log Cabin Republicans.
I don’t know about other folks, but I want to support a candidate who is closer to the people, and Senators are too easy to “compromise” (surrender) with DUmocrats.
Not only that, Hunter is the only candidate I agree with 100% on the issues. The “top tier” are no better than DUmocrats on the issues that matter most. Kind of like Clinton...just give lip service to the problems than solutions.
“But, if we have nothing to manufacture, then we turn into what the Soviet Union was during WW2.”
I heard a lib commentator talking on ABC News, I think it was, saying that we NEED China; otherwise, we will be naked, etc.
So I was thinking, duh, how about we make clothes, etc. in our own country, then we won’t be “naked.”
But the fact that it affects our NATIONAL SECURITY, because we can’t make weapons and other kinds of military equipment, is particularly frightening.
You’re 100% correct, which is why Hunter as well as we have a battle ahead of us, uphill all the way with a 1000 lbs. of ignorance in tow.
The SCARIEST part is that countries like Sweden manufacture the smart bomb guidance system can neuter our military capabilities just because they “don’t agree” with battle in Iraq or taking the war to the enemy.
>>>The top tier are no better than DUmocrats
Call a spade a spade. They are the DUmocrats.
The top tier are Log Cabins Republicans.
The monies come from the same place as the funding for the Victory Funds (Democrats).
The Log Cabins and Victory Funds belong to the same ‘communities’, as their brochure says here:
‘Political Party Alliance’.
By not calling the enemy by their real names, we sanction their mask and allow them to fool others.
Nuts! I just got here. Is it over?
Duncan Hunter was also on Roger Hedgecock today....
“The SCARIEST part is that countries like Sweden manufacture the smart bomb guidance system can neuter our military capabilities just because they dont agree with battle in Iraq or taking the war to the enemy.”
Wow, I never heard that. I thought Sweden was supposed to be a “neutral” country.
Thanks, got that one on now.
Some of the posts might fill you in.
Hunter was talking about all of the OTMs (Other than Mexicans) that come thru the borders, and around 1100 are from COMMUNIST China, and some are from Iran.
The Mexican border is such a joke - we need a fence!
That falls into #15 on this list....
Back in WW1, Germany was defeated by blockades of their resources.
WW2, we had to carry the Soviet Union with a lend lease program (that they never paid back) in order to have them as allies (I still don’t believe they were...).
Now that we pretty much lost our manufacturing, we are vulnerable to blockades.
Even scarier, we have GLOBAL companies that house some of our weaponery here on our own land.
What if one of these 3rd party contractors, don’t agree with what we are doing that have offices in a country we are disputing?
Just a thought...
Or provide weapons to our enemies....
I’m caught up. and just finishing listening to Hunter on Hedgecock. Hoping that tonites event will be posted later.
>>>>15) Capture one or both of the political parties in the US.
Yup, just like the Rise of Hitler.
The Rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazism in Germany
It is said that Communism was largely responsible for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. It will be recalled that when the German Kaiser capitulated in 1918 the Communists tried to take over Germany. Anticommunist political groups immediately sprang up and through a frantic coalition they prevented the Communists from seizing power. It was this anticommunist atmosphere that Adolf Hitler began his political career.
Hitler rose to power by posing as an anti communist to create a secret front. Although called by different names, Nazism and Communism were aimed at the same identical mark and were forged in very similar ideological molds.
Hey, got to keep those stock investors happy you know!
Roger will be subbing for Rush tomorrow!
I prefer Rush, but Roger is one of the best fill in hosts. He and Walter Williams are my favorite guest hosts. Mark Belling gets on my nerves with his halting speech patterns.
Don’t Ron Paul and his supporters say that Switzerland is neutral, which is why no one bothers them?
Roger had Duncan Hunter on when he guested for Rush, which is good, because Rush’s show gets the most listeners.
“Roger will be subbing for Rush tomorrow!”
When a caller asked Hunter what we could do to about Mexico’s corruption, Hunter said we can’t change that, but what we need to do is protect OUR country.
Caller said that Hunter was “hell of a man” in Viet Nam, but Hunter was modest, as usual, and said he’s no hero, but his officer son (who did two tours in Iraq, including Fallujah & will do a 3rd tour in Afghanistan) is a hero.
That is a big plus. I wish that Rush would give a mention or two about Duncan Hunter. The issues he talks about many times are perfect intros to bring Hunter’s name into play.
I get the feeling that Rush is dismissive of Hunter. Just like so many here are. Too bad, they are missing out and cheating the country of a very fine presidential candidate. How many times have you seen someone post that Hunter is the best but he can’t win so they glom on to someone else. If they would only band together with the rest of us, we could make history.
Ron Paul is a Log Cabin Republican.
Go right here:
2004 - Log Cabin Congratulates Our Victorious Candidates (2004)
He was endorsed by them in 2004. In order to receive an endorsement, you have to qualify with them and sign a contract.
Application questionnaire is at post 13 and part of the contract is at post 15.