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  • Powerball's Biggest Winner: Government

    01/13/2016 4:33:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | January 13, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Ka-ching! Wednesday's Powerball jackpot soared to $1.5 billion as get-rich-quick mania seized America this week. But you don't need to wait for the drawing to know who'll score the royal payoff. The biggest winner of the multistate numbers game is -- drumroll, please -- Uncle Sam. Powerball is a government-sponsored gambling racket in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The feds automatically skim 25 percent off the top of a lump-sum cash award. Additional state withholding taxes vary depending on residency status. Mega-winners are taxed at the highest federal income tax bracket (nearly 40 percent);...
  • Went to a rodeo last weekend and this image popped into my head...

    11/10/2014 3:15:13 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 33 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I kind of like how it turned out..
  • A 2014 Christian Parable : Baseball, Missionary Bibles for China, and Church Tax-Exempt Status

    10/15/2014 7:01:42 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 10 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-10-15 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2014-10-15 Free Republic’s "Maelstorm" protested today that ... The government has no dominion over religious freedom period. The idea that nonprofit status disappears because a pastor speaks out on political issues is crazy and tyrannical. regarding the Mayor of Houston's campaign to "prosecute" Christian churches for political activity against the ever-growing Gay-Mafia-Agenda in America. Jesus Christ taught in parables. Using a parable that touches both baseball and Christian missionaries in China ... I will explain why Houston's Lesbian Mayor is LEGALLY CORRECT ... in wanting the IRS / Federal Government to "Shut-Down" or "Financially Destroy" ALL Houston-area Christian Churches...
  • Uncle Sam Can't Count

    05/02/2014 7:17:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2014 | Elise Cooper
    A recent book by Burton W. Folsom Jr. and his wife Anita, Uncle Sam Can’t Count, draws on examples from the past and present to show why government subsidies overwhelmingly do not work. There have been a few that can be considered successful, such as the Erie Canal system, the atomic bomb development, and putting a man on the moon.  However, for the most part, the federal government always seems to pick the losers, not the winners, when attempting to interfere with the free market system.  The authors show in the book that from the days of George Washington to...
  • I Do Not Like This Uncle Sam, I Do Not Like His Health Care Plan’: Palin Blasts Dems At CPAC

    03/08/2014 5:23:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 8, 2014 | Stafff
    <p>Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin delivered the keynote address at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, which she described as "the place where the future of conservatism always starts."</p> <p>The former vice presidential candidate blasted the Obama administration in her address.</p>
  • Anyone give some tax advice?

    11/02/2013 11:15:27 AM PDT · by Ghost of SVR4 · 46 replies
    Today | Yours Truly
    Hello all... Any chance I can get some tax / income savvy freepers to weigh in? New job, first pay. No exemptions are showing up on my pay stub (I took it in the kiester this pay with Federal Withholding). I have three kids who live with me full time. I have a soon to be x-spouse and we are NOT filing jointly. I am in the 28% tax bracket. Is there a (relatively) easy site I can calculate what I should be getting paid? My last job's with holding was CONSIDERABLY less. My new HR rep's merely have heartbeats...
  • Obama's One Big Phony Yankee Doodle Democrat!

    07/05/2013 5:53:44 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-5-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It's still Independence Day weekend, so lets celebrate the liberal's version of Uncle Sam...
  • Uncle Sham Wants You...

    11/28/2012 4:47:30 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-28-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Obama to transform U.S. military into social workers New focus on 'global warming,' poverty,

    07/30/2012 6:32:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 7/30/12 |
    Progressive organizations behind White House policy have crafted specific, second-term plans for President Obama to transform the U.S. Armed Forces into a social work-style organization designed to combat “global warming,” fight global poverty, remedy “injustice,” bolster the United Nations and increase “peacekeeping” forces worldwide. The groups, already instrumental in influencing Obama’s first-term defense agenda, call for massive, second-term slashes to the military budget. The savings are to be used to invest in “sustainable energy” and in fighting worldwide climate change. The schemes, and many more, are documented in the soon-to-be-released book “Fool Me Twice: Obama’s Shocking Plans for the Next...
  • Uncle Sam Takes A Whack At Endorsing President Obama

    04/16/2012 11:08:40 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-16-12 | The Looking Spoon
    What that would look like...
  • Trick or Treat? The Frightening Cost of Halloween Courtesty of Government

    10/27/2011 8:55:01 AM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2011-10-27 | Americans for Tax Reform Foundation
    ...Businesses not only have to absorb these costs, but also those imposed by income taxes, payroll taxes, corporate taxes, property taxes, capital gains taxes, unemployment insurance taxes, workmen’s compensation taxes, and other payments to federal, state, and local forms of government. When all is said and done, government taxes compose 47.82 percent of the cost of the average kid’s costume, $11.66 of the average price. But the government’s tricks don’t end there. The Halloween season brings with it $2 billion in candy purchases. Due to excise taxation on sweets in addition to the burden of taxes placed on the confectionery...
  • The Only Obama Button I Would Wear

    07/07/2011 1:09:29 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-7-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Obama Pushes Uncle Sam Off a Cliff Video

    06/01/2011 12:58:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    June 1, 2011
  • CARTOON: "You're Fired" featuring Donald Trump and Barack Obama...

    04/08/2011 7:18:36 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 15 replies ^ | 4-8-2011 | IPWGOP
  • Why Does Uncle Stupid Have to Handle Libya?

    03/04/2011 3:58:40 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 04, 2011 | James Lewis
    Europe is the world's hostile-dependent Welfare Queen, and it is high time for the United States to stop indulging Europe's childish irresponsibility. The Euromedia are constantly telling us they have the answer to the world's problems, and just to prove it, they never actually do anything but criticize Uncle Sam. They call our indulgence of their hostile dependent rage "American Imperialism." The average lefthead in Europe is convinced that all the world's troubles can be blamed on us, and that Progress and International Love and Peace are bound to come... whenever. Meantime they celebrate their own morally superiority and never...
  • Warren Buffett’s Uncle Sam (billionaire ignores Uncle Sam’s role in the housing collapse)

    12/01/2010 8:16:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 12/01/2010 | Peter Foster
    Dear Uncle Warren, When I was at school, there used to be an annual picture taken of all the pupils. Since there were quite a lot of us, the remarkable technology employed (at least it seemed remarkable at the time) was that of a still camera that panned from one end of the assembly, which stood in a curved formation, to the other. This produced a long, thin, photograph. On several occasions, I recall, some young prankster, once his image had been captured at one end of the line, would attempt to sprint behind the wall of boys and install...
  • Uncle Sam’s Mysterious Hoard (why is $300B worth of gold simply sitting in government vaults?)

    10/13/2010 6:57:02 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 43 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/13/2010 | James Picerno
    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a neo-Florentine fortress of sandstone and limestone in Lower Manhattan, covers a city block. A battery of structural and technological defenses makes it perhaps the world’s most secure bank; it can be sealed off in less than 25 seconds. On a recent visit to its subterranean vault, beneath 80 feet of bedrock, I walked along a narrow passageway through a 90-ton steel cylinder that can create an airtight and watertight seal. On the other side was a vault with neatly stacked walls of 27-pound yellow bricks—one of the largest collections of gold in...
  • Patriotic Robot Snake Climbs Trees, is Creepy(named Uncle Sam)

    09/07/2010 5:07:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Geekosystem ^ | 09/06/10 | James Plafke
    Patriotic Robot Snake Climbs Trees, is Creepy by James Plafke | 12:50 pm, September 6th, 2010 A team of students at Carnegie Mellon’s Biorobotics Lab built a robotic snake, which they named “Uncle Sam,” that is able to climb trees and, most of all, be creepy. Check out the video below. Uncle Sam can mimic a real snake’s movement, including being able to wrap itself around trees and use a vertical roll to maneuver upward. The “face” of the robot helps make Uncle Sam a great spy tool, being able to climb up trees or poles and peer into windows....
  • Need Your Help ** Trying to Find A Political Ad

    08/13/2010 5:01:10 PM PDT · by mukraker · 5 replies
    I'm looking for some help from my FReepers. I'm trying to find an internet video of a political ad. The ad features Uncle Sam digging a hole, deeper and deeper with every shovelfull. At the end, a little girl comes up to the edge of the hole, looks down, and says "Please stop" or "Please stop digging." Can anyone find this ad on the net? Thanks
  • "Uncle Sam: Secure the Border" CARTOON - feds issue terror alert for Texas-Mexico border...

    05/27/2010 4:26:36 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 7 replies · 857+ views ^ | 5-27-2010 | IPWGOP