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  • Reaganomics V Obamunism

    08/22/2016 12:04:15 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 5 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbsIdQt3E0A The best clips of the 1980 Debate between Reagan and loser president Jimmah Cartah! I think this illustrates the differences between capitalism and socialism and shows that Reagan is not to blame for the problems of the 80s but inherited the problems from the left. I wish there were more documentaries on how terrible things were in this country before Reagan took office. Sick of know nothing millennials and Generation X'ers and commie baby boomers who know nothing of how bad things really were and nothing about how things work posting lies on Youtube and elsewhere!
  • Watch out for these new telephone scams to steal your money

    08/21/2016 3:27:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 95 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | Aug. 21, 2016 | Larry Altman,
    They are extremely persistent and claiming to be the IRS and threatening to throw you in jail and all kinds of things,” the 76-year-old Torrance resident said. “They try to make it sound official.” In the past month, the IRS and several South Bay police agencies have issued public warnings about the IRS scam and similar cons perpetrated by thieves on the telephone. “You are never going to get a call from the IRS demanding an immediate tax payment,” IRS spokesman Raphael Tulino said. “A lot of folks will hear it’s the IRS and act out of panic or dismay,...
  • Clinton's economic plans likely to boost her corporate donors

    08/21/2016 10:50:03 AM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    WashingtonExaminer.com ^ | 8/21/16 | Sarah Westwood
    Hillary Clinton spent the past two weeks rolling out economic proposals that include the "biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II" and a tax hike on corporations and the wealthy, which could create lucrative opportunities for many of the corporations that have lined her campaign coffers. She has proposed refurbishing the electrical grid to make it "clean," and establishing a government-run bank that would steer taxpayer funds toward the private companies that are chosen to implement her projects. One ambitious aspect of her plan involves extending broadband access to every American household by 2020. Similar efforts launched...
  • Ronald Reagan predicts the future

    08/19/2016 8:49:41 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUsy6rtDfHQ
  • You Can't Do That: Township's Taxpayer-Funded Tax Hike Electioneering

    08/18/2016 5:05:28 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/16/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A flier distributed by a Saginaw County township to residents advocating a “yes” vote on a millage question likely violates state campaign finance law. Despite what the Maple Grove Township officials claim is an error in the text, the flier is still illegal, according to one long-time Michigan expert on such issues. The flier states that the Maple Grove Fire Department asks for a “yes” vote in November on a three-year property tax millage that would cost the average household $84 per year per household for three years. The millage would give the department $252,000. Cheryl Bishop, the township treasurer,...
  • Omaha's Answer to Pothole Complaints: a New Dirt Road

    08/17/2016 4:28:43 PM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 16 Aug 2016 | Margery a. Beck and Scott Mcfetridge
    For miles and miles Omaha stretches on, one tidy, suburban-style neighborhood after another filled with modern low-slung houses set on spacious lawns with towering oaks and elms. It's a model of comfortable mid-American living, with one unusual exception: thanks to a quirk in how Omaha developed, about 300 miles of streets in these nice neighborhoods are pitted with potholes almost big enough to swallow an SUV. The bad roads have been both an anomaly and a source of complaints for years. But recently, they've become the center of a mini-crisis after local officials began dispatching crews to tear up the...
  • Clinton shrugs off Trump shakeup, attacks his tax plan

    08/17/2016 4:25:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug. 17, 2016 | Tribune news services
    At the rally, Clinton suggested staffing changes won't fix her rival's campaign or change his past insults of the Muslim American parents of an Army Captain killed in Iraq, or incendiary comments about women and people with disabilities. Trump, she said, has "shown us who he is." "There is no new Donald Trump. This is it," she added. Even as she has struggled to address questions about her honesty amplified by scrutiny of her use of a private email server at the State Department, Clinton has addressed the trust issues in other ways. Popular surrogates, including Vice President Joe Biden...
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Hillary Clinton: Tax, Spend and Recession

    08/16/2016 6:06:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    Poor Hillary Clinton. She's trying so fervently to come up with at least one new and inspiring idea to jump-start a moribund economy and help the financially stressed middle class. But the left's idea cupboard is empty. They have nothing to offer except: tax; spend; spin; hit the button again. So in her speech on Thursday on the economy, she proposed last week's leftover cold porridge. And it doesn't taste any better today than when President Obama first served it up. Clinton touted her proposed jobs program, which she has said she will launch "in (her) first 100 days (in...
  • Citing Western Massachusetts drivers, Gov. Charlie Baker vetoes vehicle miles traveled tax

    08/15/2016 3:43:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies
    Massachusetts Live ^ | August 10, 2016 | Shira Schoenberg
    Citing concerns about the impact on drivers in Western Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday vetoed a pilot program to test a mileage-based tax on drivers. "I worry a lot about the consequences of this for everybody from Worcester west," Baker said. "It feels to me like it falls into a category of something people really ought to know a lot more about before they head down this road." The Massachusetts Legislature sent Baker a road and bridge funding bill with a provision directing the administration to apply for federal funding to test a new tax on drivers based on...
  • Congrats, You Won a Gold Medal. Now, Here’s Your Tax Bill

    08/15/2016 2:20:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 14, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    Michael Phelps may be untouchable in the water, but even he can’t out-swim the Tax Man. America’s Olympic medalists must pay state and federal taxes on the prize money they get for winning. The U.S. Olympic Committee awards $25,000 for gold medals, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze. That’s not all. Olympians also have to pay tax on the value of the medals themselves. Gold and silver medals are made mostly of silver, while bronze medals are composed of mostly copper. Rio’s medals are among the largest and heaviest ever and contain about 500 grams of either silver or...
  • Reminder: Olympians Must Pay Thousands in Taxes For Earned Medals

    08/15/2016 12:30:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    If you're like me, you love the Olympics. You especially love the Olympics when Team USA is wracking up bragging rights and this time around, they're winning big. Unfortunately, years of dedication to mastering a sport and taking home Olympic medals is expensive. Why? Team USA athletes who win medals get slapped with giant tax bills as soon as they arrive home from Rio. America's Olympic medalists must pay state and federal taxes on the prize money they get for winning. The U.S. Olympic Committee awards $25,000 for gold medals, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze. That's not all. Olympians also...
  • Tim Cook addresses Apple's US taxes, says no repatriation without 'fair rate'

    08/15/2016 1:26:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/14/2016 | Javier E. David
    Apple CEO Tim Cook struck back at critics of the iPhone maker’s strategy to avoid paying U.S. taxes, telling The Washington Post in a wide ranging interview that the company would not bring that money back from abroad unless there was a “fair rate.” Along with other multinational companies, the tech giant has been subject to criticism over a tax strategy that allows them to shelter profits made abroad from the U.S. corporate tax rate, which at 35 percent is among the highest in the developed world. The move complies with the letter of the law, if not the spirit,...
  • Insanity Once More: The Hillary Clinton Economic Plan

    08/13/2016 2:24:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, when in fact the results never change, is one definition of insanity. That definition works for economic insanity, too. Over the past seven-and-a-half years, President Obama has maintained a steady course of burdensome new regulations, significant tax increases, and massive federal spending on so-called infrastructure. He has unconstitutionally ordered executive actions, favored labor over business, attacked banks, insulted successful corporate leaders, and backed federal-government mandates on business. And with all this, strong economic recovery from a deep recession -- which has been an American tradition -- never came...
  • Report: Businesses leaving or curbing operations in state (CA)

    08/13/2016 12:52:06 PM PDT · by Mark · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/13/2016 | Kevin Smith
    California’s costly tax and regulatory policies prompted more than 10,000 businesses to leave the state, reduce their operations or curtail plans to locate here between 2008 and 2015, according to a report from Spectrum Location Solutions. The Irvine-based company conducts site-selection studies and other assessments to help businesses relocate to optimum states and locales for their operations. Some of their clients include corporations that have relocated out of California, like Honda. The report, “California Business Departures: An Eight-Year Review 20082015,” reveals that at least 1,687 California disinvestment events occurred during that period, a count that reflects only those that became...
  • Buffett says he's still paying lower tax rate than his secretary [Obama gave him a Medal!]

    08/12/2016 8:07:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 53 replies
    FLASHBACK CNN ^ | March 4, 2013 | Flashback CNN Chris Isidore
    Warren Buffett says even though he and other top earners are paying higher taxes this year, he thinks he's still paying a lower rate than his secretary.
  • Hillary releases tax return, goading Trump

    08/12/2016 6:29:46 PM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    WND ^ | 08/12/2016
    Hillary Clinton released her latest federal income tax return Friday, further pressuring Republican opponent Donald Trump, who is now the first major-party presidential candidate since 1976 to refuse to release tax returns. The Clintons’ 2015 personal tax return showed the Democratic Party presidential nominee and her husband Bill earned $10.6 million in 2015, while paying $3.24 million in federal income taxes. Their tax return showed the Clintons paid an effective federal tax rate of 34.2 percent and an effective state and local tax rate of 9 percent, totaling a combined tax rate of 43.2 percent for last year, according to...
  • Trump Campaign Statement on Hillary Clinton’s Taxes

    08/12/2016 5:01:06 PM PDT · by euram · 78 replies
    Trump-Pence ^ | August 12 2016 | Jason Miller, Senior Communications Advisor
    "Hillary Clinton has turned over the only records nobody wants to see from her – the American public wants to see the 33,000 emails she deleted to obstruct an FBI investigation. We want to see the Clinton Foundation records showing how the Clintons sold our uranium to Russia, ripped off Haiti and cut deals with oppressive regimes around the world. We want to see the pay-for-play emails that Clinton’s Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills, refuses to turn over. We want to see the transcripts of the secret Wall Street speeches Clinton was paid $10,000 dollars-a-minute to give. We want to...
  • How to further undermine the economy

    08/11/2016 10:02:43 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, August 11, 2016 | Donald Lambro
    Throughout his two terms in the White House, Barack Obama has either exaggerated or covered up his failed record on the economy. Soon after taking office in the midst of a deep recession, he said the only way to grow our economy was to blow $1 trillion on government infrastructure projects across the country and fatten the budgets of a lengthy list of federal bureaucracies here in Washington. He raised taxes, created a sea of costly regulations on struggling businesses and employers, and made excuses when the economy continued to limp along year after year, by blaming the Bush administration,...
  • Clinton to portray Trump economic plans as handouts for rich

    08/11/2016 5:58:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 11, 2016 7:02 AM EDT | Catherine Lucey and Lisa Lerer
    Hillary Clinton is set to go after Donald Trump’s economic agenda — aiming to portray her rival’s approach as offering handouts for the rich. […] Her campaign says she’ll try to make the case that the Republican presidential nominee’s plans would benefit him and his wealthy friends — and amount to an update of “trickle-down economics.” …
  • VIDEO: Trump brings down the house at Detroit Economic Club

    08/09/2016 8:37:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Tax cuts. Tax simplification What’s really news about the tax proposal Donald Trump laid out in Detroit yesterday is that it’s basically the same thing Republican House leaders are proposing: Three rates of 12, 25 and 33 percent rather than the seven we have today. He also proposed a special rate of 10 percent for repatriated profits brought home from overseas by companies operating abroad. This has long been one of Herman’s big issues, since we’re talking about hundreds of billions in capital that remain overseas because the companies would have to pay a 35 percent tax on them if...
  • Liberals just discovered something MORE absurd than “white privilege”

    08/09/2016 7:05:43 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 21 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | August 8, 2016 | Michael Cantrell
    Taxpayers in the uber liberal city of Seattle recently discovered the money being zapped from their paychecks each week is about to be flushed down the toilet in a whole new way as their local government has decided to host two workshops on “white fragility.”
  • Trump Hits a Home Run in Detroit (He sure did)

    08/08/2016 2:47:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 8, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, I checked in with Trump and his speech at the Economic Club of Detroit, and I gotta tell you: This audience is eating it up. He is bashing Hillary Clinton's economics. I heard him preview what his tax philosophy is, and he practically got a standing ovation on that one. He hasn't gotten into detail yet except on one thing, and in the middle of it when he started talking about only his campaign's reaching out to everybody and trying to unite everybody, some protestor started screeching like Hillary Clinton, and they had to drag her...
  • Governor Palin: Here Is What Quietly Happened On January 1, 2015

    08/08/2016 12:19:15 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 34 replies
    conservatives4palin.com ^ | 7 August, 2016 | Sarah Palin
  • Hillary Latches onto Winning Issues [semi-satire]

    08/08/2016 11:24:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 August 2016 | John Semmens
    In a bid to boost her post-convention momentum, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton latched onto two ideas her campaign believes will finally put her over the top. One idea is to appoint outgoing President Obama to the first Supreme Court vacancy available. "One of the things that has got to be depressing a lot of Americans is the prospect of losing the talents of the most extraordinary man to have ever held the presidency," Hillary observed. "While term limits may force him out of his current position the nation could retain his services for decades if we can get him...
  • Here's $49,577,386 That Could Have Gone to Zika Relief

    08/08/2016 7:12:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 8, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    the Washington Free Beacon has uncovered $49,577,386 worth of questionable NIH studies since the Zika epidemic began in the beginning of 2015. The projects include everything from studying how drunk men look at women to teaching 11-year-old Kenyans how to use condoms. Many of the studies involve behavioral research into obesity, including the now $3,531,925 study into why a majority of lesbians are obese while gay men generally are not, which concluded that gay men have a “greater desire for toned muscles” than straight men. The project is slated to receive additional funding this year. The agency spent $1,679,030 on...
  • Which Candidate Is Better For Your Bottom Line: Trump Or Clinton?

    08/08/2016 6:41:47 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 35 replies
    The DailyCaller ^ | August 8, 2016 | Robert Donachie
    Democratic and Republican nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agree that the U.S. tax code needs major changes, but their proposed changes have drastically different effects on Americans’ pocketbooks. Clinton wants to increase taxes on individuals, specifically wealthy Americans, and businesses. She also proposes a significant change to the capital gains tax and wants to expand the estate tax, according to analysis by the Tax Foundation. Trump wants to abolish the estate tax and wants an income tax reduction that encompasses most American families. Let’s get into the specifics of each tax plan and how they impact America’s bottom line....
  • In Chicago, Rahm Emanuel finds a typically Democratic solution to his pension fund problems

    08/07/2016 4:44:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 7, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    With all the trouble that Rahm Emanuel has been having in Chicago lately, specifically with unrest surrounding his police department and other scandals, it’s easy to forget that he’s dealing with another serious problem: his city is nearly bankrupt. As with so many other large, Democrat run municipalities, the chief culprit here is the massively underfunded pension system for municipal workers. Their unions negotiated some real sweetheart deals for them over the years, but the costs were completely unsustainable. When the city began to go broke, no real compromise was ever offered by the unions so Rahm is left to...
  • Donald Trump Is Proposing The Biggest Tax Cuts Since Ronald Reagan's Presidency

    08/06/2016 1:39:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 100 replies
    Fortune Mag. ^ | Aug. 6, 2016 | Madeline Farber
    In a new economic blueprint that is set to unveil next week, Donald Trump will propose one of the biggest tax cuts since Ronald Reagan’s presidency, an advisor to the Republican Presidential nominee told Bloomberg. The proposal will reiterate Trump’s plan to cut the corporate tax rate to 15%, Stephen Moore, who is the chief economist for the Heritage Foundation, and of one of the men on Trump’s 13-member economic advisory team that the Republican presidential candidate announced Friday, said.
  • Hillary Clinton's plan to tax and wipe out the middle-class

    08/06/2016 10:52:15 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 20 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU__9f0kEb0&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z13ltx55tpb0jd4s322jgxtrzletuvjlg Hillary Clinton plans to raise taxes for the workers the affluent and middle class. Pay roll taxes and national sales taxes for workers, Higher income taxes for the rest with the middle class bearing the brunt of these taxes. With commentary by Mike Savage Also get a load of some of the people who are gonna benefit the most from these new taxes, yokels, alcoholics, potheads, anarchists, thugs and crazies!
  • IRS Increases 'Marriage Penalty,' Unmarried Cohabitants To Get Twice The Mortgage Interest Deduction

    08/05/2016 9:46:56 PM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    forbes ^ | AUGUST 1, 2016 | Tony Nitti , contributor
    IRS Increases 'Marriage Penalty,' Designated Cohabitants To Get 2 X 3, Prior Mortgage Interest Deduction rates Significant tax hits that come with getting hitched, or as they’ve collectively been coined, the “marriage penalty.” For example, the 28% tax bracket kicks in at $45,577 each income for single, but at only $75,595 for taxpayers declared gander married pairs. In addition, single taxpayers to lose 3% of itemized deductions. In updated, AOD 2016-02, the IRS acquiesced in the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Sophy v. Commissioner, allowed a same-sex, unmarried, co-habiting singel and multi gender couple to each deduct the mortgage interest on...
  • Vanity: Charley Reese's Final column!

    08/05/2016 8:08:47 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 10 replies
    http://www.debatepolitics.com ^ | N/A | Charley Reese
    A very interesting column. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL. Be sure to Read the Poem at the end.. Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN. Be sure to read the Tax List at the end. This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis...
  • Hillary to Raise Taxes on Middle Class

    08/05/2016 6:52:51 AM PDT · by econjack · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/4/2016 | Derpy Murdock
    Standing before am adoring crowd in Omaha on Monday, Hillary Rodham Clinton read from her teleprompter and shouted: “I’m telling you right now, we’re going to write fairer rules for the middle class, and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class.”
  • Why Hillary Clinton’s Tax Plan to Soak Investors Won’t Work

    08/05/2016 4:50:05 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 35 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | July 29, 2015 | Rob Garver
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton last week released a proposal to overhaul the capital gains tax, which is paid on profits from the sale of investments. The detailed plan was designed to counter the pursuit of short-term gain at the expense of long-run investment – what Clinton called “quarterly capitalism” – by making it more expensive to sell stock in public companies that has been held for less than two years. The problem, according to Len Burman, the director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, is that it won’t work. “The proposal suffers several defects,” Burman wrote in an analysis...
  • Report: Hillary Clinton would hike taxes by $1.3 trillion

    08/04/2016 12:22:09 PM PDT · by plain talk · 33 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | August 4, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Hillary Clinton comes up $2.2 trillion short in paying for her policy agenda, despite hiking taxes by $1.3 trillion, according to a new analysis of the Democratic nominee’s campaign platform. Gray found Clinton’s policies for expanding government’s role in family leave and student loans would contribute significantly to the deficit, and in turn a growing national debt that stands at $19.358 trillion. In fact, the amount of debt held by the public alone would reach $25.825 trillion in 2026 under Clinton’s plan. The amount of debt held by the public today is $13.968 trillion.
  • clinton: 'raise taxes on the middle class!' 8-1-2016

    08/04/2016 10:46:33 AM PDT · by GilGil · 41 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ua13_gYQn0 ^ | 8/1/2016 | KETV video copied by personal Youtube account
    Hillary Clinton tells supporters and paid attendees that she will raise taxes on the "middle class" during a campaign event in Omaha, Nebraska. She is joined by left-wing Democrat billionaire Warren Buffet.
  • Emanuel proposes water, sewer tax to shore up ailing pension fund

    08/04/2016 7:54:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday called for a new tax on city water and sewer bills to stabilize the city's largest pension fund, a move he portrayed as his latest tough decision to secure Chicago's financial future. Emanuel's plan, which would increase the average water and sewer bill by 30 percent over the next four years, was quickly met with resistance from some aldermen who argued the city would be better off adding business taxes or even raising property taxes again to come up with the hundreds of millions of dollars a year needed to keep the city's municipal workers'...
  • We are going to raise taxes on the middle class!

    08/04/2016 6:10:33 AM PDT · by The Sons of Liberty · 31 replies
    The Dailywire ^ | August 3, 2016 | Robert Kraychik
    Crowd Cheers Clinton's Call To 'Raise Taxes On The Middle Class' Hillary Clinton called for raising taxes on the “middle class” while campaigning on Monday in Omaha, NE. Joined by left-wing Democrat billionaire Warren Buffett, she received applause from those in attendance. “Because while Warren is standing up for a fairer tax code, Trump wants to cut taxes for the super-rich,” said Clinton. “Well, we’re not going there, my friends. I’m telling you, right now - we’re going to write fairer rules for the middle class and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class!” Presumably a slip...
  • State Dept Spent $185,000 for One Piece of 'Fiber' Artwork

    08/03/2016 7:48:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 3, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The piece is made up of 98 balls of thread. "Rather than a sense of constriction, the various sized pieces are like precious small gifts, hiding happy mysteries," writes the art blog "Studio and Garden." "Lares and Penates are Roman deities who protected the household. We might see these small pieces as votive objects, made with a kind of prayerful attention in the repetitive motions of wrapping." The piece was purchased for the New Embassy Compound in Islamabad, which was completed last summer. The $699 million embassy was built using "green construction techniques," uses low-flow faucets, and is "fully compliant"...
  • Crowd Cheers Clinton's Call To 'Raise Taxes On The Middle Class'

    08/03/2016 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 105 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | August 3, 2016 | Robert Kraychik
    Hillary Clinton called for raising taxes on the “middle class” while campaigning on Monday in Omaha, NE. Joined by left-wing Democrat billionaire Warren Buffett, she received applause from those in attendance. “Because while Warren is standing up for a fairer tax code, Trump wants to cut taxes for the super-rich,” said Clinton. “Well, we’re not going there, my friends. I’m telling you, right now - we’re going to write fairer rules for the middle class and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class!”
  • WATCH: Crowd Cheers Clinton's Call To 'Raise Taxes On The Middle Class'

    08/03/2016 5:17:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 5/3/2016 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Hillary Clinton called for raising taxes on the “middle class” while campaigning on Monday in Omaha, NE. Joined by left-wing Democrat billionaire Warren Buffett, she received applause from those in attendance. “Because while Warren is standing up for a fairer tax code, Trump wants to cut taxes for the super-rich,” said Clinton. “Well, we’re not going there, my friends. I’m telling you, right now - we’re going to write fairer rules for the middle class and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class!”
  • Hillary is going to raise taxes on the middle class (Freudian slip?)

    08/02/2016 8:48:44 AM PDT · by tuwood · 38 replies
    Facebook ^ | Aug 1, 2016 | Facebook
    I have to say I like that Hillary is finally being honest with the American people about what she's going to do. haha
  • TAX REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

    07/30/2016 8:02:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    The Goals Of Donald J. Trump’s Tax Plan Too few Americans are working, too many jobs have been shipped overseas, and too many middle class families cannot make ends meet. This tax plan directly meets these challenges with four simple goals: Tax relief for middle class Americans: In order to achieve the American dream, let people keep more money in their pockets and increase after-tax wages.Simplify the tax code to reduce the headaches Americans face in preparing their taxes and let everyone keep more of their money.Grow the American economy by discouraging corporate inversions, adding a huge number of new...
  • Hillary's solution for our struggling economy

    07/29/2016 1:25:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    Hillary's solution for our struggling economy: Massive government spending. Massive tax increases and new taxes on individuals and corporations. Massive increase of regulations. Step up the war against coal, gas and oil. Bankrupt all traditional producers of energy. Massive new government spending on "green" technologies and "green" jobs. Bankrupt as many capitalist industries as possible. Implement universal government provided "free" healthcare. Double the minimum wage. Guarantee a minimum income to all "working" families (and non-working families). Free college education, free healthcare and free lunches for all. Open our borders, grant amnesty, citizenship, welfare and voting rights to all comers including...
  • Free Michelle Obama’s Slaves

    07/29/2016 10:59:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 7/28/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    At the DNC, Michelle Obama put on her victimhood hat one more time and declared, “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.” It’s not a new line, but an ongoing mantra. Back in 2009, Michelle whined that, “Many slaves who couldn’t enter the building worked to create the building.” But that’s too past tense. Michelle’s house continues to be built and maintained by slaves. Her lavish lifestyle of endless vacations, parties and public appearances is funded by millions and millions of slaves. Michelle Obama lives a life that is more lavish and luxurious than...
  • Lerner-led IRS investigation didn't deter West Suburban Chicago Patriots

    07/29/2016 7:06:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 7/29/2016
    CHICAGO Friday, July 29, 2016 Lerner-led IRS investigation didn't deter West Suburban Patriots WASHINGTON - Thursday, the legal group Liberty Counsel released FBI investigation findings that the IRS - while being led by the former IRS Chairman Lois Lerner - began intensifying their efforts against conservative groups with a Tea Party or Patriot connection in 2011. That meant that when a question was planted from the audience at a 2013 conference, the IRS' strategy to discourage the Tea Party movement had been in place for two years. West Suburban Patriots was among several Illinois groups that began getting questions from...
  • Property taxes jump, and jaws drop ( Chicago )

    07/28/2016 6:27:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 73 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dennis Rodkin
    The property tax bill on Jeff and Roberta Price's Lincoln Park home was about $400 in 1977, the first year they lived there. It's been going up ever since but rarely with the jolt of this year's 63 percent increase. The increase, from $8,652 to $14,104, has the couple re-considering their plan to retire in the Kenmore Avenue home, where they raised their kids. They're looking at homes in Indiana "as a backup plan" for the time when Roberta retires in a few years, said Jeff, who is already retired. "We have lived in our home for almost 39 years...
  • Aide: Trump 'will not be releasing' taxes

    07/27/2016 9:23:45 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/27/2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    A top aide to Donald Trump said Wednesday that the Republican presidential nominee "will not be releasing" his taxes. "Mr. Trump has said that his taxes are under audit and he will not be releasing them," Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort told "CBS This Morning." "It has nothing to do with Russia, it has nothing to do with any country other than the United States and his normal tax auditing process," Manafort added. Trump has pushed back in recent months on calls from Democrats and some Republicans, namely former GOP nominee Mitt Romney, to release his tax returns. Conservative columnist...
  • COOK COUNTY PROPERTY TAX BILLS CAUSE OUTRAGE [Pensions]

    07/27/2016 6:41:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    ABC 7 News Chicago ^ | July 5, 2016 | Charles Thomas
    Cook County taxpayers are outraged after property tax bills showed up in the mail. The bills are skyrocketing this year. The city of Chicago and its public school district's fiscal problems literally hit home over the weekend, when property owners saw their second installment tax bills. Outside the assessor's office, city homeowners told one property tax horror story after another.
  • Man with 10,000 nonrefundable bottles heads to trial

    Assistant Prosecutor Michael Taylor asked the court to send the case to trial, noting that Everidge admitted he went to Kentucky and picked up and brought back cans he knew could not be returned for money in Michigan. ... According to Michigan’s Beverage Containers Act, a person cannot return or attempt to return to a dealer a beverage container the person knows was not purchased in Michigan as a filled returnable container. Anyone attempting to return 10,000 or more nonreturnable containers can be found guilty of a felony that is punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a...