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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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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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