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  • Texas Freeper Alert: State Senate Debating Pay Roll Tax

    05/10/2005 8:06:01 AM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 128 replies · 2,245+ views
    e-mail | May 10,2005
    Texas Freepers, It looks like we have one last chance to stop the payroll tax issue. It is time for a Texas Tax Revolt!!!! (Make a phone call. E-Mails will just fall by the wayside) As you have already heard in the news, the State Senate's version has a payroll tax in it. And unlike the House version, which makes the payroll tax "optional (we all know that just opens the door to make is full time), the Senate version looks to be mandated. The following e-mail was sent to me, and it reminded me of something that every Texan...
  • President's savings plan easy to grasp

    03/30/2005 1:59:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies · 397+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | March 29, 2005 | Jim Wooten
    Take a few minutes, please, and freak out. Run in circles, scream and shout. Panic if you are so disposed. And then, when the hysteria subsides, we should talk. Whatever Social Security once was — and it never was insurance, funded by contributions kept in a trust fund — it has been fundamentally altered by generations of vote-grubbing politicians into something distinctly different. It's an entitlement, onto which other entitlements, like Medicare, have been heaped. It is, as actuaries told trustees last week, unsustainable as structured. It's silly, actually, to talk about trust funds as though they exist as anything...
  • An Income Tax in Sheep's Clothing

    03/12/2005 1:18:15 PM PST · by anymouse · 68 replies · 2,591+ views
    The "conservative" Texas state legislature is on the verge of throwing away years of hard work. A new Texas state income tax--in disguise--looms on the horizon. Two years ago, state Republican officials were faced with a $10 billion budget deficit. Despite intense and unrelenting pressure from special interest groups, Texas legislators successfully balanced the budget with reduced spending rather than increased taxes. They did something that politicians rarely do: They stood firm for small government principles. They refused to cave in to political pressure. They laid the foundation for a strong and healthy economy in the state of Texas. Republican...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 03-12-05

    03/12/2005 8:15:28 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 231+ views ^ | 02-12-05 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryMarch 12, 2005 President's Radio Address      Audio THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Over the last few weeks, I have traveled across our nation and met with tens of thousands of you to discuss my plans for strengthening Social Security. I share a great responsibility with your representatives in Congress. We must fix the system permanently, so it will be there for our children and grandchildren. I have been to 15 states, and I'm just getting started. On every visit, I am assuring those of you born before 1950 that Social Security will remain the...
  • (Texas) Payroll Tax Could be a Recipe for Disaster

    03/09/2005 1:08:00 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 60 replies · 1,824+ views ^ | 3/8/05 | Gina Jacobs
    Taxpayer backlash against new taxes imminent Texas legislators are charging headlong into what could be a recipe for economic and political disaster. The House Tax Plan, CSHB 3, which was authored by Jim Keffer (R-Eastland), employs a wide array of taxation gimmicks to compensate for lost revenues resulting from a 30% property tax reduction promised in the House education finance reform bill, HB 2. The House Tax Plan, if passed, would compensate for lost property tax revenues by increasing the state sales tax from 6.25 to 7.25 percent, increasing the tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack, imposing a tax...
  • Olbermann Takes on "Faux News Channel," Guest Wants Hume Ousted

    02/16/2005 12:51:29 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 102 replies · 3,942+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday February 16, 2005 | BrentBaker,Brad Wilmouth
    MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, who last October spent an entire segment distorting Vice President Cheney's remarks about Iraq and al-Qaeda, on Tuesday night dedicated a segment, punctuated with a mock "Faux News Channel" logo which matched the appearance of the real Fox News Channel graphic, to how FNC's Brit Hume supposedly took former President Franklin Roosevelt "out of context" and "twisted" FDR's words when he quoted him, as have others, as having advocated private investment in Social Security accounts. Olbermann brought aboard James Roosevelt Jr., FDR's grandson, who denounced Hume, unconvincingly, for committing "quite an amazing distortion." Roosevelt saw a hanging...
  • What's the Congressional Black Caucus Thinking?

    01/10/2005 12:12:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies · 4,047+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | January 10, 2005 | Star Parker
    What's the Congressional Black Caucus Thinking? By Star Parker January 10, 2005 Congressional Black Caucus members are already uniformly lining up in opposition to including individual retirement accounts as a key element of Social Security reform _ despite the fact that a specific proposal from the Bush administration has yet to arrive on Capitol Hill. The outgoing chair of the caucus, Rep. Elijah Cummings, (D-MD) is on record that "Our constituents ... can't afford having their money going into private savings accounts." Caucus member Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, who sits on the House Ways and Means Committee, the...
  • Bush Social Security Revolution?

    12/22/2004 12:21:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 825+ views
    American Conservative Union Foundation ^ | December 14, 2004 | Donald Devine
    Bush Social Security Revolution? The Social Security Act was the signature accomplishment of Franklin Roosevelt's newly created American welfare state in 1935. It switched the American ethos from individual and community reliance to national government responsibility for personal security and welfare. Its early and apparently costless success provided the legitimacy for all of the expert-directed federal social programs that have followed to this very day. Yet, today, it and its entire supporting apparatus stand near bankruptcy.President George W. Bush has now raised a challenge to the whole justification of this historic substitution of bureaucratic for personal responsibility for the general...
  • “Young People Be Damned!”(Reactionary AARP)

    12/07/2004 8:28:41 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 89 replies · 4,696+ views
    The greedy AARP. If any more confirmation were needed, we've just received it: The AARP's most fundamental principle is "Get all you can, while you can — young people be damned." The nation's largest seniors organization has just sent its 36 million members a scorching message opposing private Social Security accounts, raising the prospect of benefit cuts, Wall Street profiteering and mayhem just short of the apocalypse. The blast is prompted by Bush's endorsement of Social Security reform and proposals to allow younger workers to voluntarily divert some of their payroll taxes into a private retirement account.
  • The Democrats' (Secret) Plan for America

    11/19/2004 3:35:09 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 1,163+ views
    Remove a majority of voters from responsibility for income taxes This is the biggie – and they've made no attempt to hide their goals here. The Democrats have been working on this plan for decades --- with no small amount of help from the cowardly Republicans. The idea is simple. Using "refundable" tax credits and deductions and such ideas as the fraudulent Earned Income Tax Credit the Democrats are working to shift the entire burden for the payment of federal income taxes onto a minority of US taxpayers. Right now the top 50 percent of taxpayers pay almost 96 percent...
  • Echoes of the Past for Governor and Gambling in Texas

    05/13/2004 8:27:38 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 158+ views
    Austin, TX, American-Statesman ^ | 05-10-04 | McNeely, Dave
    Monday, May 10, 2004 Consider these ingredients: The governor, who once opposed the idea of gambling to raise money for the state, comes out in favor of it. A tax bill is taken apart on the House floor by restive members. The Senate is called upon to try to clean up and perhaps cure the school finance mess, while the courts stand ready to act. That was in 1991. But it seems like it's happening all over again. In 1991, Democrat Ann Richards was governor. Though she'd earlier spoken negatively about a lottery, she was backed into endorsing it in...
  • Minimum-wage millionaires? Joseph Farah shows employees how to retire wealthy

    04/30/2004 1:28:25 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 21 replies · 693+ views ^ | Friday, April 30, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    Ben Affleck came to the Capitol today to testify on behalf of Sen. Ted Kennedy's bill calling for a hike of $1.85 in the nation's minimum wage. This was Affleck's greatest role to date – playing an economist. Affleck explained that raising the minimum wage by this much was a good idea because "no one is going to get rich" because of the action. Why would that be a good thing? Doesn't the rich actor want people to get rich like him? Why would we want to support legislation that will keep people impoverished? Of course, Affleck reiterated what we...
  • A slave for the IRS

    02/12/2004 9:43:23 AM PST · by ancient_geezer · 150 replies · 2,179+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Posted: February 12, 2004 | Craig McMillan
    A slave for the IRSPosted: February 12, 2004 I've got a problem, and I need a business Ann Landers with a social conscience. During the past four months, I've been working as an unpaid slave for the federal government. This happened because earlier in the year I decided to open a small business. The type of business is unimportant – it could be the same one you're working in or the espresso stand you frequent on your morning drive into work. Anything that provides a needed service and some gainful employment for area residents. My servitude began with the arrival...
  • Uncle Sam Rips Off California

    08/19/2003 2:19:00 PM PDT · by bigsky · 5 replies · 320+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 19, 2003 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    When Congress passed President Bush’s third major tax cut package this May, every California Democrat in the House of Representatives and both of the state’s Democratic Senators voted against the package. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, whose San Francisco district includes some of the richest neighborhoods in America, summed up her party’s argument when she condemned the new law as "tax breaks for the wealthy." She might as well have said "tax breaks for Californians." Few places have suffered more from Pelosi’s politics of class warfare than Pelosi’s home state. On average, Californians pay a higher percentage of their income...
  • Payroll tax suggested as way to bail out VTA (Bay Area public transit)

    03/27/2003 10:30:55 AM PST · by craig_eddy · 7 replies · 249+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/27/03 | Gary Richards
    <p>Santa Clara County leaders are considering a proposal to place a 1 percent payroll tax on the ballot as a way to bail out the financially strapped Valley Transportation Authority.</p> <p>The tax -- which could be on the ballot late this year or in 2004 -- would raise an estimated $600 million a year, more than enough to keep the buses running, expand light rail and bring BART to San Jose.</p>
  • Democrats Signal Major Shift With Bid To Cut Payroll Tax

    01/09/2003 8:06:04 AM PST · by Isara · 51 replies · 452+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | Thursday, January 9, 2003 | SEAN HIGGINS
    Democrats panned the "growth and jobs" plan President Bush announced Tuesday. One reason: It didn't include a payroll tax reduction, the one tax cut many Democrats are open to.It's an old idea that has drawn new interest from Democrats, especially since the election. White House wannabe John Kerry, the senator from Massachusetts, has called for it. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., made it a key part of her re-election bid. Sen. John Corzine, D-N.J., says it must be part of any economic recovery package.The appeal to Democrats is obvious. It is a tax cut that favors the voters Democrats want to...
  • Kerry to unfurl plan to halt Bush tax cuts

    12/03/2002 7:50:10 AM PST · by GeneD · 54 replies · 301+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 12/03/2002 | Glen Johnson
    <p>WASHINGTON - Senator John F. Kerry is kicking off his presidential campaign with an economics speech today that will flesh out his proposal to freeze Bush administration tax cuts in favor of a payroll tax cut for workers and new investment incentives for businesses.</p>
  • One Thing The Liberals Say That Is Right

    11/15/2002 12:32:16 PM PST · by TBP · 62 replies · 294+ views
    Moi | This very day | TBP
    In their efforts to stop President Bush and the Congress from making last year's tax cut permanent, the liberals have been talking about cutting the payroll tax, the famous FICA. They would never really do it because they are against real tax cuts and becuse it could change the funding for the failed Social Security system and make a Bush-style partial privatization plan mroe likely (and why should that be limited to younger workers anyway?) However, IMO, the liberals are right on this. We should make the tax cuts permanent and we should cut the capital gains and inheritances taxes,...