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Because of asset seizures, I am starting my new company outside California
Pando Daily ^ | 3/25/2013 | BRYAN GOLDBERG

Posted on 03/25/2013 4:09:45 PM PDT by swamp40

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While the law stipulates that I must surrender this money, I refuse to acknowledge this as a tax at all. This is not a tax. This is an asset seizure plain and simple. The term “retroactive tax” is a despicable euphemism. It is no different than when Hugo Chavez used the benign-sounding “nationalize” to describe his seizure of private property in Venezuela.

Now before I go any further, let me tell you what I am not.

I am not a Tea Party member. I am not even a Republican. Twice I have voted for Barack Obama, and I was supportive of his tax compromise earlier this year. I am not a person who opposes paying taxes, even higher ones. I am a very reasonable person who respects the great opportunity that America has given to me.

But there is a very clear and unambiguous line between taxes — regardless of how high they are — and asset seizures. The State of California has taken money from me. Money that I already earned and paid taxes on, and I will not tolerate this act of theft.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; proposition30; schadenfreude
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I just had to share this one. "You can't tax me, I voted for Obama!"
1 posted on 03/25/2013 4:09:45 PM PDT by swamp40
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To: blam; freedumb2003

PING!!


2 posted on 03/25/2013 4:11:28 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: swamp40

I have run into some stunned Obama voters recently.


3 posted on 03/25/2013 4:12:07 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: swamp40
Twice I have voted for Barack Obama,

Well then stay in your cesspool, Californication...

4 posted on 03/25/2013 4:13:58 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: swamp40

I don’t feel sorry for anybody who voted for 0bama. This guy got what he asked for. He deserves it. He voted to screw me and all conservatives.


5 posted on 03/25/2013 4:14:24 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Chickensoup

Literally ‘stuned’ Obama voters ~ and now you know what it means to be ‘stuned’


6 posted on 03/25/2013 4:14:28 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Chickensoup

Major stuneage of Leftist beebers, eh?


7 posted on 03/25/2013 4:15:24 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: swamp40

What a maroon! Hope he stays out of Colorado. We have enuff of his type of idiot here.


8 posted on 03/25/2013 4:17:43 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Chickensoup

So have I. The are confused why their taxes and insurance premiums are going up. Most have refused to acknowledge us eeeevil conservatives were right. However, one has actually applied for a pistol permit. Somehow, I doubt that’s what Obama wanted.


9 posted on 03/25/2013 4:19:01 PM PDT by matt04
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To: swamp40
My California employees will be relocating to New York by early next year...

Alrighty then... Moving from California to New York - now there is a brilliant move for you. Because we know New York will never resort to the type of asset theft he has experienced in California... Never...

dumbass

10 posted on 03/25/2013 4:19:32 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: swamp40
Twice I have voted for Barack Obama

He's too stupid to run a company, he's too stupid to work for a company, best he find a cardboard box and an overpass to live under.

11 posted on 03/25/2013 4:23:31 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: swamp40

But he’s moving to New York City, another high tax place.


12 posted on 03/25/2013 4:23:44 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: swamp40

I am not sure he is going not encounter the same problem in NY, within a year or 2.

That is why moved from So. Cal to Dallas.

I agree I’ll take bad weather (we spend most modern lives indoors anyway) over bad government. I also was tired of having be told to me that I was EVIL for making good decisions (when I was young and now) and work my butt off to make a better-than-most living.

I won’t stay where I am not wanted, so I left the place of my birth and life and haven’t looked back except to have great Schadenfreude, especially with articles like this.

California may be closer to the tipping point than it thinks.


13 posted on 03/25/2013 4:24:16 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Establishment Republicans don't like that totalitarian thing unless it is THEIR totalitarian thing!)
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To: swamp40

I’ve had it with these Soviets! I’m moving to Cuba!


14 posted on 03/25/2013 4:24:18 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: swamp40

No self described “reasonable person” would have ever voted for Obama, twice.


15 posted on 03/25/2013 4:25:26 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: matt04

Somehow, I doubt that’s what Obama wanted.

______________________

I am not so sure becasue The O-hole will blame everything on conservatives. He is a community disorganizer.


16 posted on 03/25/2013 4:26:22 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: swamp40
Well I for one don't thank him just because he sees the light on this one issue, because this makes him exactly the kind who will move to another state to protect his own precious hide, bringing all the rest of his leftist baggage with him, ready to foist it on the freedom-loving present residents. When it all eventually leads to his new state enacting exactly the same sort of measures he fled, he'll be too stupid or too stubborn to make the connection-once again-and take it to yet another state to destroy.

Actually, I think they know full well what they're doing. I think they pretend to take issue with one measure, as an excise for being the advance guard into red states to turn them blue. It's just the way they've operated with the media, academia, then mainstream Christianity and the military. Now it's one prong of their undermining of the "opposition" party, by infiltrating red states for the other team. They've already done it with quite a few. They don't need to het the whole state, just the large population centers which are usually already more left-leaning anyway.
17 posted on 03/25/2013 4:27:31 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

Excellent post, mrsmel.


18 posted on 03/25/2013 4:31:03 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dynachrome

He can stay out of Ohio too.I’ve got a serious infestation of liberal morons just to the north of us,it’s called Cleveland.


19 posted on 03/25/2013 4:31:14 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: swamp40

Well if you look up his company here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleacher_Report0
You find out the true story.


20 posted on 03/25/2013 4:33:29 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: swamp40
Twice I have voted for Barack Obama, and I was supportive of his tax compromise earlier this year... Money that I already earned and paid taxes on, and I will not tolerate this act of theft.

It took me about 5 minutes to figure out who Obama was in Feb/March 2008 when he seriously challenged Clintoon for the Dem nomination. Some dense people need more clues.

21 posted on 03/25/2013 4:33:52 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: swamp40

This should link correctly:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleacher_Report


22 posted on 03/25/2013 4:35:24 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: The Cajun

This, ladies and gentleman, is what you get when you vote for gay policies and because you are made against the war on women ... or the war in Iraq, or you are some sort of environmental nut case.

I hope he goes to infect some other liberal state with his madness. Stay the HELL out of the Red States ...he and his ilk are like a virus that just keeps popping up and cannot be eradicated.


23 posted on 03/25/2013 4:35:26 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: swamp40

“Twice I have voted for Barack Obama, and I was supportive of his tax compromise earlier this year.”

Then you got what you voted for, didn’t you, moron? Just wait; it gets a whole lot worse over the next 4yrs.


24 posted on 03/25/2013 4:36:21 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: dynachrome
What a maroon! Hope he stays out of Colorado. We have enuff of his type of idiot here.

He's going to New York. LoL.

25 posted on 03/25/2013 4:38:53 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: dynachrome

Amen to that we have WAY to many Californians here in Colorado.


26 posted on 03/25/2013 4:39:07 PM PDT by St.Mark
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To: swamp40

Wouldn’t the taxes in NYC be higher than in CA?


27 posted on 03/25/2013 4:40:41 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: swamp40

So he’s moving his company to New York. Great. Instead of asset seizures, he’ll get worse weather and smaller sodas. And THEN they’ll probably seize his assets with a retroactive tax, between Bloomberg and Cuomo.

Maybe he’ll learn someday. Maybe.

}:-)4


28 posted on 03/25/2013 4:43:21 PM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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To: swamp40
Ok. Yep, these types have acted like idiots.

However, if we're serious about turning things around, these people are opportunities.

This person could vote more conservative next time.

Isn't that our goal? Shouldn't we be pleased that they've seen the light?

What can we do to further enlighten them?

29 posted on 03/25/2013 4:43:23 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: swamp40

Oh, no government will never steal the assets of the citizens.

Never.

Cyprus.

California.

Retroactive tax increases.


30 posted on 03/25/2013 4:45:45 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: swamp40

Stupid liberal. Stay there! We don’t want any more of you moving out to screw up other states like you did California. You made your bed, now lay in it.


31 posted on 03/25/2013 4:48:41 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: MV=PY

He’s moving to NEW YORK. He’s a lost cause.


32 posted on 03/25/2013 4:48:43 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: swamp40

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/tag/bryan-goldberg/

What a pedestrian!


33 posted on 03/25/2013 4:49:10 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: swamp40

“You can’t tax me, I voted for Obama!”

BWHAHHHAAAA!

Thanks for posting. Stories like this just make my day.


34 posted on 03/25/2013 4:49:50 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: swamp40

Voted twice for Obozo?

Then it is not asset seizure, it’s retroactive tithing to your religion. You asked for it, now enjoy a big heaping serving of fascism.

Anyone voting for the Kenyan a second time is just paying a well deserved tax on stupidity. It should be 95%.


35 posted on 03/25/2013 4:50:11 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: swamp40; All

I will try to state this briefly about illegal federal taxes.

State governments evidently do not understand that the Supreme Court has clarified that Congress’s power to lay taxes is limited. Consequently, state governments are now unthinkingly trying to rob taxpayers by means of asset seisures, as Mr. Goldberg has put it, because they don’t understand that corrupt Congress is arguably robbing state revenues in the form of illegal federal taxes being layed on citizens.


36 posted on 03/25/2013 4:50:19 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: swamp40
Ok, let me get this straight:
- claims to be a democrat at heart but is pissed because the tax penalty that came with it (it's a tax, no matter how much he want's to rename it)
- voted for bronco bomba twice
- doesn't mind otherwise ridiculously high taxes, but now it's coming out of his pocket so it's a problem
- had they stolen it from him yesterday it would have been Ok with him, but not today?
- is moving to NYC because they won't do this to him there?

I gotta say, the liberal mind sure is full of mush and hypocrisy. Frankly, I think he not only got what he asked for, he's going to get a double infusion of it when he moves to his beloved liberal NYC. HAHAHAHAH !

37 posted on 03/25/2013 4:50:25 PM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: swamp40

“I am not a Tea Party member. I am not even a Republican. Twice I have voted for Barack Obama...”

Elections have consequences. You’re a dumbass - that has consequences, too. Good luck with that.


38 posted on 03/25/2013 4:51:01 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: El Cid
"dumbass "

Don't think I could have mumbled it under my breath any better... hahaha

39 posted on 03/25/2013 4:51:51 PM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: swamp40

Tax him into my backyard shed. LOL What a dumby.


40 posted on 03/25/2013 4:54:41 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: swamp40
Wait till the dumbass finds out that taxes in New York are as bad (if not worse) than California.

Hard to feel sorry for the morons that voted for Obama though. Personally, I think their assets should be the first to be seized.

41 posted on 03/25/2013 4:57:49 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Politicalmom

Heh. Touche! Ya got me there.

I just think we need to help people understand instead of rejecting them because they didn’t “get it” as soon as we’d like.

Unfortunately we can’t be an exclusive club and get our way at the same time. The math doesn’t lie.


42 posted on 03/25/2013 4:58:20 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: swamp40

Clearly a liberal who has been mugged, just not mugged badly enough to get his head on straight and become a conservative.


43 posted on 03/25/2013 5:00:16 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: swamp40
I am not a Tea Party member gypsy. I am not even a Republican Jew. Twice I have voted for Barack Hitler and I was supportive of his tax compromise Nazi agenda earlier this year.
44 posted on 03/25/2013 5:00:35 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: swamp40

So now this genius is moving his new company to the east coast, New York, specifically, and he expects everything to be better. Truly, insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.


45 posted on 03/25/2013 5:03:35 PM PDT by izzatzo (NO MORE BUSHES!)
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To: swamp40

no sympathy. we warned people about voting for obama and other libtards. we warned them what they were going to do.


46 posted on 03/25/2013 5:05:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: swamp40
California is run by the communists Democrats and have killed this State. Communism never works in the end.
47 posted on 03/25/2013 5:05:25 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: MV=PY
"Shouldn't we be pleased that they've seen the light?"

You're missing out on an important fact: they never DO see the light. These people practice tribalism in politics. They are unable to EVER see past step one in any process. They refuse to acknowledge consequence. Even if they are aware of the negative consequences, they choose to ignore it for "a greater good". They truly are the lessors on the intelligence scale because they think with their hormones instead of their brains.

For instance: Gun Control to them = less guns = safer society so... the answer is: outlaw guns. That's it. There is nothing else to say, it's emotional to them and they can't reason with consequences.

Another example: We feel sorry for GroupX because their quality of life suffers for ReasonZ. We need money and there is only one place to get it: tax the wealthy. They can't comprehend the idea that conservatives "have no heart" when they refuse to hand over the cash. Again, it's emotional to them, they equate that refusal to hand over your cash to you being stingy bastard. They don't see past phase one of their plan.

I often compare them to the SouthPark underwear gnomes. If you haven't seen that episode, search it out and watch it... the relationship will become crystal clear.

These people cannot be turned, they are zombies for all intents and purposes. If they don't make the transition in their early 30's like most people who grow up and see reality, they never will.

48 posted on 03/25/2013 5:06:38 PM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: markomalley
Well then stay in your cesspool, Californication...


LOL! I think moving to New York is just as good. Oppression of a different sort..

49 posted on 03/25/2013 5:07:23 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks swamp40. Bryan Goldberg writes:
...before I go any further, let me tell you what I am not. I am not a Tea Party member. I am not even a Republican. Twice I have voted for Barack Obama, and I was supportive of his tax compromise earlier this year. I am not a person who opposes paying taxes, even higher ones. I am a very reasonable person who respects the great opportunity that America has given to me. But there is a very clear and unambiguous line between taxes -- regardless of how high they are -- and asset seizures. The State of California has taken money from me. Money that I already earned and paid taxes on, and I will not tolerate this act of theft.
Before I go any further, let me tell you what I am not -- I am not empathetic with Bryan Goldberg, and in fact I feel he got exactly what he deserves. Furthermore, in this excerpt he doesn't mention whether he voted for Governor Moonbeam and in favor of the Demagogic Party lock on the state legislature, but it's safe to assume that he did.


50 posted on 03/25/2013 5:08:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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