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  • Marketplace Fairness Act: Internet Tax, Round Three

    11/10/2011 9:32:02 AM PST · by 92nina · 12 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-11-10 | [Staff]
    Today, Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) introduced the Marketplace Fairness Act (PDF), a third bill unveiled in Congress this year to allow states to tax Internet and out-of-state sales. The bill aims to level the playing field between online and brick-and-mortar retailers. Currently, under the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Quill v. North Dakota, online retailers not based in a state do not collect and remit the state’s sales tax. While the legislation contains improvements over the previously introduced Main Street Fairness Act, the Marketplace Fairness Act would result in an automatic tax increase...
  • Emerging plays show appetite for deception ("Want" by Zayd Dohrn - son of radical Bill Ayers)

    11/07/2011 6:37:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/07/11 | Nina Metz
    Emerging plays show appetite for deceptionBy Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune reporter November 7, 2011 Our lives, a character notes in Zayd Dohrn's new play, are marked by a "consuming subconscious hunger for nothing." A few moments later he clarifies: "Satisfaction is a myth. Desire is endless." Spoken by a new age flimflam man, played in terrifically slippery fashion by Mark L. Montgomery, those words are the kind of facile observation that nevertheless rings true, and they are the key to Dohrn's exploration of self-help, self-control and self-destruction that he has titled, appropriately enough, "Want." **SNIP** Dohrn, who teaches writing at...
  • An IPCC backchannel ‘cloud’ was apparently established to hide IPCC deliberations from FOIA.

    10/17/2011 1:24:47 AM PDT · by steveab · 14 replies
    WUWT ^ | October 17, 2011 | By Christopher Horner, for WUWT
    Just as a brand new book further exposes the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)(which scam I dissected here, and in more disturbing detail here), and on the heels of the weekend surprise of a 2005 memo showing President Obama’s cooling/warming/population zealot of a ‘science czar’ John Holdren is the kind of guy Mitt Romney turns to to develop his ‘environmental’ policies, we’ve exposed the Obama administration and IPCC have cooperated to subvert U.S. transparency laws, run domestically out of Holdren’s White House office.
  • Buy American: Another Job Killer in the Jobs Bill

    09/23/2011 10:54:24 AM PDT · by 92nina · 20 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-09-22 | Kelsey Zahourek
    ...I understand political motives behind these sorts of measures, but it makes horrible economic sense. Yet Obama has once again chosen politics over the economy. Within the President’s “American Jobs Act” lies a provision that mandates all iron, steel and other manufactured goods must be domestically produced as part of around $80 billion in infrastructure spending. Such protectionist measures raise costs for consumers and businesses. When businesses are forced to pay more for products, that increase gets passed on to consumers, who are then forced to forgo spending elsewhere. In other words, by protecting one industry, countless others are losing...
  • Obama Plan: Real Tax Hikes for Fake Spending Cuts

    09/20/2011 2:39:22 PM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-09-19 | Mattie Corrao
    ...Far from “balanced,” his plan falls entirely on the backs of taxpayers and fails to address the government’s real deficit problem—overspending—by proposing fake or improbable spending cuts. Spending Cut Gimmicks ($2.5 trillion) $1.1 trillion in war “savings” – The President counts money that was never going to be spent on wars that are scheduled to end. This is like claiming the government is still saving money from World War II, Korea and Vietnam simply because we are no longer engaged in them. Takes credit for debt deal savings – The President attempts to take credit for the $1 trillion in...
  • White House Signals New Push for Value-Added Tax?

    08/30/2011 9:32:36 AM PDT · by 92nina · 38 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-08-30 | John Kartch
    ...President Obama, who in April 2010 deemed a VAT “something that would be novel for the United States”, announced on Monday his intention to nominate Princeton University’s Alan B. Krueger to head the Council of Economic Advisors. In a 2009 blog post for the New York Times, Krueger wrote: “Why not pass a 5 percent consumption tax to take effect two years from now?” Even when pressed, the Obama White House has never ruled out a VAT. As the timeline below illustrates, those in and around the White House have been flirting with a VAT from the earliest days:December 18,...
  • NBC News Caught Red Handed ‘Selectively Editing’ & ‘ Doctoring’ Video to Smear Gov Perry as Racist

    08/16/2011 7:52:44 PM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 16, 2011 | Staff
    Ed Schultz used a deceptive edit to misinform his audience about the content of Gov. Rick Perry's speech in Iowa yesterday. Schultz claimed that Gov. Perry was calling President Obama a "black cloud hanging over America" when in fact, the governor was talking about the national debt.
  • Spending Caps Play Essential Role in Spending Reform

    08/08/2011 1:45:11 PM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2011-08-08 | Center for Fiscal Accountability
    The S&P’s downgrade of America’s credit rating has caused those on the left and right to immediately lambast the debt limit deal reached last week for insufficiently tackling the nation’s debt (side bar: S&P warned weeks ago that even in the event that a deal was reached, it would still want to dole out a slap on the wrist of the country’s credit rating. Moreover, the downgrade was based on $2 trillion amateur error that greatly distorted the baseline S&P used. Also, these same credit rating agencies that are now supposedly unquestionably intuitive offered gold-plated ratings to the firms that...
  • FOX NEWS: Tax Hikes 'Impossible' Under Debt Deal? Think Again ( Debt deal is indeed a BIG TAX HIKE!)

    08/01/2011 11:06:13 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 264 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 01, 2011 3:20PM Eastern | Staff
    <p>Just reported that in this debt deal is indeed a BIG TAX HIKE!</p>
  • Fake Apple Stores Show the Weakness of Chinese IP Laws

    07/26/2011 9:08:48 AM PDT · by 92nina · 6 replies
    Property Rights Alliance ^ | 2011-07-25 | Grant Morgan
    China’s ongoing difficulties with the protection of intellectual property took a bizarre turn last week, as international news sources discovered a major distributor of fake Apple products. While knock-off electronics being sold in China is hardly news, what makes this incident unique is the way in which the fraud artists went about selling them: they created an entire imitation Apple Store. The Property Rights Alliance has detailed China’s ongoing problems in our annual Intellectual Property Rights Index. The fake Apple store included the signature logo, décor, and uniforms for employees. Indeed, even many employees of the business thought that they...
  • Biden and Conrad Reach Agreement: Raising Taxes is “Patriotic”

    07/25/2011 11:13:58 AM PDT · by 92nina · 20 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-07-22 | John Kartch
    Today, during a live interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said the following:“Shame on you, Grover Norquist. Let's have some patriotism! Let’s have some people that come forward and say ‘We understand when you are borrowing 41 cents of every dollar, it’s time for everybody to contribute and that includes the wealthiest among us that he apparently is so beholden to for whatever reason, that he will accept no change.”Conrad’s comments echo the Sept. 18, 2008 sentiments of then-candidate Joe Biden. As reported by the Associated Press -- “Biden calls paying higher taxes a...
  • The Third Terrorist

    07/23/2011 9:47:08 PM PDT · by garjog · 18 replies
    On June 7, 1995, KFOR-TV broadcast its first story in which witnesses Magazine Cover featuring Jayna Davis: Oklahoma Woman identified the disgruntled Gulf War veteran, Firefighter with child bombing victim Timothy McVeigh, drinking beer with a swarthy, soft-spoken foreigner in an Oklahoma City tavern. Those brief moments of television history launched Jayna's decade long quest to unveil the Middle East's hand in the heartland massacre. In 2001, she founded a non-profit corporation, Journalists' Committee for Justice, Inc, which has carried on the mission to seek justice for those who perished. In April 2004, Nelson Current Publishers released the New York...
  • Big Labor’s Latest How-To-Guide

    07/19/2011 8:54:50 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-07-18 | Jon Mahaffey
    ...To drive this home, Vernuccio brings to light the withering union’s latest pitch to recruit members by encouraging SEIU members to practice the following tactics to cause employers to fold to Big Labor demands. 1. Destroy Business Relationships 2. Drain Employers Bank Accounts 3. Ruin Public Image 4. Attack Family Members 5. Imprison Your Boss For instance, Vernuccio writes, “In May SEIU drove 14 busloads of protesters to the quiet suburban home of Bank of America’s deputy general counsel, Greg Baer. Intimidation was the whole point of this exercise…only Mr. Baer’s teenage son was home. Terrified, he locked himself in...
  • Fritz Hollings, Beltway Tax Hikers, and the VAT [Hollings Hollers Back]

    06/09/2011 12:23:35 PM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2011-06-09 | Ryan Ellis
    ...This is why a VAT is so dangerous. According to Hollings, a VAT with a rate as low as 6% would be enough to eliminate the entire corporate income tax and still leave the government with $506 billion left to spend. Over a decade (which is how tax hikes are scored), this would probably be a net tax hike approaching $6 trillion. This with a very low-rate tax system. The government would do with this extra tax money what they do with all extra tax money--spend it. A VAT is a horrible idea for America, and precisely for the reasons...
  • Are U.S. Corporate Taxes Low? [Are Government Workers Overpaid?]

    06/03/2011 10:35:33 AM PDT · by 92nina · 5 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-06-02 | Chris Edwards
    ...This statistic does not show what Bruce pretends it shows. Corporate income taxes are paid by a subset of businesses called “C” corporations. But the share of total U.S. business income reported by C corporations has plunged in recent decades with the rise in other business structures, particularly LLCs and S corporations. In a 2007 article in Tax Notes, PwC economist Peter Merrill showed that the share of total U.S. business income reported by C corporations fell from 71 percent in 1987 to just 49 percent by 2004. C corporations are less important business structures than they used to be,...
  • How to tell when someone's lying

    05/10/2011 7:32:15 AM PDT · by decimon · 39 replies
    University of California ^ | May 9, 2011 | Stuart Wolpert
    When someone is acting suspiciously at an airport, subway station or other public space, how can law enforcement officers determine whether he's up to no good? The ability to effectively detect deception is crucial to public safety, particularly in the wake of renewed threats against the U.S. following the killing of Osama bin Laden. UCLA professor of psychology R. Edward Geiselman has been studying these questions for years and has taught investigative interviewing techniques to detectives and intelligence officers from the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Marines, the Los Angeles police and sheriff's departments, and numerous international agencies....
  • The Osama Deception

    05/09/2011 4:27:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Corbett Report ^ | 5/9/11 | James Corbett
    Conspiracy man James Corbett makes the case that Bin Laden was already dead and that it was a psy-ops ploy to a new 9/11 style attack. Looks crazy. The man sounds demented. He does make it interesting though...
  • U.S. Companies shrink packages as food prices rise (AGAIN!)

    04/18/2011 1:48:31 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 47 replies
    Daily Finance ^ | 4/4/11 | Douglas McIntyre
    U.S. food prices have been rising in the last year, but it seems like the growth is just beginning.
  • Planned Parenthood’s millions still missing

    04/06/2011 6:50:26 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2011 | Rita Diller
    Last June, we broke the story titled “Planned Parenthood’s missing millions” that fo- cused on $1.3 billion of government money received by Planned Parenthood from 2003 to 2008, which was left unaccounted for when the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on the expenditures of federal funds by the abortion giant. Our question to Planned Parenthood was: Where are those missing millions? The Florida-based political “fact checker” Politifact joined with Planned Parenthood in a March 25 report headlined “Planned Parenthood funding: Did the GAO really find millions missing?” It attempted to exonerate the abortion giant’s lack of transparency in...
  • America’s Marxist Media

    04/03/2011 7:21:25 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 34 replies
    Pajamas media ^ | 4/3/11 | David B Jenkins
    It has by now become glaringly apparent to all but the most obtuse or thoroughly indoctrinated among us that a majority of the members of the mainstream media (I call them cockroach media, but we’ll come back to that later) are socialists in outlook and practice. As Kyle-Anne Shiver wrote in an article for Pajamas Media on August 28, 2010, “We now know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that our formerly august mainstream media is replete with socialists.” Well, excuse me. Not at all to diss Kyle-Anne, who does good work, but that information has been around for a...