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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
  • A Demotivational Poster For Liberals

    05/11/2010 8:07:04 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies · 690+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-12-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Maybe this is a reason why Mayor Bloomberg thought an ObamaCare opponent could've been behind the NYC Times Square Bombing attempt.... I know there are a lot of these out there, so I guess its worth mentioning that I authored this one. Maybe I'll do more, this one was kind of fun. The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit to see more posts and art
  • Uncle Sam Takes Over the VC Business

    09/28/2009 6:57:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 579+ views
    Real Cear Markets ^ | 9/28/2009 | Bill Frezza
    Last week I had yet another lunch with yet another former venture capitalist from yet another imploding VC firm. Like a slow motion train wreck, the business of backing and building startups with private risk capital continues its decline. As the last of the money raised during the glory years gets carefully doled out to those start-ups fortunate enough to survive the triage process dominating the venture business these days, it pays to pause and ponder what the future might hold for the innovators that drive progress. Like all professionals associated with the finance industry, venture capitalists have come in...
  • Political stock picks (Uncle Sam goes on a car company buying spree, chargeable to you)

    05/06/2009 7:03:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies · 375+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/6/2009 | Richard W. Rahn
    Did you want to own shares of stock in Chrysler LLC, General Motors Corp., American International Group Inc., Citibank and other major corporations? Well, if you did, you could have purchased them through any stockbroker. But if you chose not to buy them, you are out of luck because the U.S. government is buying them for you, whether you want them or not. One could be picky and ask where the Constitution gives the president the right to serve as our personal stockbroker - ah, it doesn't - but constitutional niceties are not much of a concern within the Washington...
  • Gaffney: "We cannot tolerate and must not permit Uncle Sam's morphing into Uncle Shariah"

    12/17/2008 4:40:04 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 10 replies · 1,263+ views
    WashingtonTimes ^ | 12/17/08 | JihadWatch
    In "Uncle Shariah" in the Washington Times, December 16, Frank Gaffney details why AIG's nationalization is so worrisome: The insurance giant AIG has lately become the poster child for corporate risk-taking, mismanagement and greed. Its unimaginably large losses, rooted in insurance it extended to financial companies engaged in subprime mortgage-backed transactions, have destroyed both AIG's corporate reputation and balance sheet. Indeed, but for the fact that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson - who during his days running Goldman Sachs had extensive ties to AIG - deemed the insurance firm "too large to fail," the company would surely have gone under by...
  • Uncle Sam In Your Pocket

    08/21/2008 2:52:58 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 7 replies · 183+ views
    Train of Thoughts ^ | 08/21/08 | Train of Thoughts
    No, even more so.Remember that nifty "Foreclosure prevention and relief" law that was sponsored by Sen. Chistopher Dodd, written by Bank of America and Countrywide Credit, and signed into law by the president recently? Remember how it carried a mandatory -- yet rather tangential -- provision for federal government monitoring of all automatic payment transactions? You probably thought, "hmm." And maybe then you thought, "why'd they do that?" And then, "well, they must know what they're doin'." But some of us thought, "OK, what are the pickpockets (with the full force of the federal government) up to now?" And some...
  • Where Is That UNcle Nanny Pic???

    11/13/2007 9:21:07 AM PST · by gunnyg · 110+ views
    Where-O-Where is That "UNcle Nanny Wants You" pic??? T'were I adept myself at photoshop, I would do it w/ the infamous Klinton/o'reilly finger pointing at the camera! Ref --
  • Government Scoops NY Times

    11/04/2006 7:35:46 AM PST · by charbookguy · 2 replies · 307+ views
    New Wars ^ | Mike Burleson
    The Federal Government reveals classified nuclear materiel before the New York Times, and boy are they steaming: "Last March, the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war. The Bush administration did so under pressure from Congressional Republicans who had said they hoped to "leverage the Internet" to find new evidence of the prewar dangers posed by Saddam Hussein... Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990s and in 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq had abandoned...
  • (VANITY) "Don't Mess with the U.S." WOT CARTOON/GRAPHIC based on retro classic WWII poster

    10/14/2006 5:25:10 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 14 replies · 1,313+ views ^ | 10/14/2006 | IPWGOP
    click here to see it REALLY big!!This cartoon/graphic is free for noncommercial use in emails, blogs, and forums.
  • Uncle Sam might not want you (Army deems most unqualified to serve)

    03/16/2006 5:19:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies · 20,337+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 3/13/06 | PAULINE JELINEK
    Uncle Sam might not want youOf the 32 million Americans in its prime recruiting age group of 17 to 24, the Army deems most unqualified to serve. BY PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Posted on Mon, Mar. 13, 2006 WASHINGTON - Uncle Sam wants YOU, that famous Army recruiting poster says. But does he really? Not if you're a Ritalin-taking, overweight, Generation Y couch potato -- or some combination of the above. As for that fashionable "body art" that the military still calls a tattoo, having one is grounds for rejection, too. With U.S. casualties rising in wars overseas and more...
  • Power play: India to partner Uncle Sam

    11/28/2005 6:46:25 PM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 3 replies · 425+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Tuesday, November 29, 2005 01:16:48 am | ToI
    NEW DELHI: India is willing to partner the US to 'balance the power equation in Asia', creating a new international security paradigm in this part of the world. Speaking at the CII-WEF summit in the Capital, foreign secretary Shyam Saran said US and India could "contribute to creating a greater balance in Asia". Until recently, 'Asian balance' was something American strategists liked to talk about, while Indian officials tried everything they could to delink New Delhi from the perception that its intensive engagement with the US could be a counterweight to China. Now that India has voiced this line openly,...
  • U.N. Report Cites U.S. and Japan as the 'Least Generous Donors'

    09/07/2005 7:49:56 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 47 replies · 1,273+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 8, 2005 | CELIA W. DUGGER
    UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 7 - A week before world leaders gather here to set a course for combating global poverty, a United Nations report released on Wednesday names the United States and Japan as among "the least generous donors" and says American and European trade policies are hypocritical and contribute to impoverishing African farmers. The report also highlights shortcomings in developing countries. It notes that India's and China's progress in reducing the easily preventable deaths of children has slowed even as their economic growth has surged. India has 2.5 million deaths of children a year, while China is second, with...
  • Senate panel backs extending seat-belt requirements (more RINOs coming out of the woodwork)

    02/17/2005 10:28:42 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 157 replies · 2,056+ views ^ | 2 15 05 | DEANNA WRENN
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A Senate committee advanced a bill Tuesday that would require drivers and all passengers to wear seat belts in trucks, SUVs and cars. After hearing emotional testimony from family members of those killed in crashes, the Senate's public policy committee voted 10-0 to endorse the bill. It now moves to the full Senate, which approved similar legislation last year before it was blocked in a House committee. The bill requires people in front and back seats to buckle up in all vehicles with seat belts, with exceptions for trucks used on farms. People who cannot wear seat...
  • Don't just sit there

    01/22/2005 1:20:22 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 201+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 22, 2005 | Russ Vaughn
    It’s so easy to say you support the troops, regardless of which side you come down on in the issue of the War in Iraq itself. Yeah, you can send care packages and put yellow ribbon magnets on your car to make you feel all warm and fuzzy that you’re doing your own small part. You can do as I do and use forums such as this one to expound the viewpoint of the folks we send in harm’s way, hoping that someway, somehow, someone who can make a difference may read your rant and actually do that something that...
  • CIA looking for quite a few people- good news!

    12/29/2004 11:45:16 PM PST · by STARWISE · 14 replies · 1,107+ views
    CIA ^ | 12-30-04
    Looks like Porter Goss is not twiddling his thumbs. Hopefully, many good patriots will step up and serve their country. If I were younger, I would. God Bless all who serve. CIA Employment Site Maybe Uncle Sam wants you?
  • Uncle Sam Wants Your Kids – Now!

    12/09/2004 3:15:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies · 1,663+ views
    Soldiers for the Truth ^ | December 6, 2004 | David H. Hackworth
    We’ll soon have 150,000 U.S. troops stuck in the ever-expanding Iraqi quagmire, a number that will probably grow even larger before Iraq holds elections presently scheduled for the end of January ’05. Maintaining such a force is a logistical and personnel nightmare for every grunt in Iraq. And according to several Pentagon number crunchers, it’s also driving the top brass bonkers. Meanwhile the insurgents continue cutting our supply lines and whacking our fighting platoons and supporters, who attrit daily as soldiers and Marines fall to enemy shots, sickness or accidents. Empty platoons lose fights, so these casualties have to be...
  • Cheney reiterates that nation less safe if Kerry elected...

    10/05/2004 10:11:26 PM PDT · by Reagan80 · 4 replies · 340+ views
    World War I poster | 10/01/04 | Reagan80
    Cheney reiterates that nation less safe if Kerry other words...
  • John Kerry wants you for the UN Army

    09/19/2004 9:10:19 PM PDT · by brocktoon · 350+ views
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | Feb. 11th, 2004 | Zachary Seward
    In case you haven't read John Kerry's views in 1970 on when the US should use its military. (Only at the direction of the U.N. of course.) Internationalists are scarily weird. Brought to you by our friends at
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Uncle Sam - August 29th, 2004

    08/28/2004 11:39:26 PM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 103 replies · 2,117+ views
    see educational sources
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...

    04/15/2004 5:35:57 AM PDT · by madison10 · 3 replies · 147+ views
    Self | Arpil 15, 2004 | madison10
    Happy "Tax Day" everyone! Aren't you thrilled to be contributing to the welfare of our great country? ;)
  • Joseph Farah Asks If Uncle Sam Has Become "Uncle Sampson"

    11/13/2003 5:40:27 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 12 replies · 157+ views ^ | 11-13-03 | Farah, Joseph
    Uncle Samson? Posted: November 13, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 What is the source of America's strength? Some say it is our diversity. Some say it is our political system. Some say it is our military power. Some say it is our industry. Some say it is our natural resources. Some say it is our Constitution. I say they're all wrong. The strength of America comes from the spirit of God that still resides in its people. But the vestiges of that spirit are waning. They are under ceaseless attack. Those who try to demonstrate the importance of...
  • Don't ever break a deal with Uncle Sam, By Daniel Pipes

    06/03/2003 8:57:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 225+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 2, 2003 | Daniel Pipes
    Two oddly similar searches are underway in Iraq these days one for Saddam Hussein and the other for his weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Neither has yet been found. No one has yet argued that because Saddam has not been located, he never existed. But that is what some are saying about the coalition forces' not finding actual WMD. Probably those weapons were well hidden; maybe some were latterly destroyed. What if they are never found does that undercut the rationale for going to war against Saddam Hussein? Hardly. WMD were never the basic reason for the war. Nor was...
  • Schools point out teens to Military Recruiters--Teens aren't Happy

    03/07/2003 8:20:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 74 replies · 458+ views
    <p>The phone calls started during Christmas break.</p> <p>An Army recruiter told 17-year-old Ted Giannopoulos he'd like to take Giannopoulos to lunch and then to the East Orange recruitment station, where he would show Giannopoulos a video.</p> <p>"I said I wasn't interested," the Livingston High School senior said. He added: "We were on the phone for like half an hour. I just tried to get him off the phone. I told him I'd call him back."</p>
  • Question for Registered?

    03/07/2003 4:22:33 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 8 replies · 227+ views
    Hey Registered is there a place on the net to find your poster of George W as Uncle Sam? I would like to find that. Thanks.
  • Uncle Sam Patriotic Windows Wallpaper (390k)

    01/11/2003 11:37:33 AM PST · by Registered · 54 replies · 1,586+ views
    Registered ^ | 01-11-03 | Registered
  • 'Saddam hasn't heard the message' (But he will: Expert says new troops could 'chew up' Iraqi army)

    01/02/2003 2:46:27 PM PST · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 301+ views
    National Post ^ | January 02 2003 | Chris Wattie
    The U.S. military ordered more than 11,000 troops to the Persian Gulf yesterday, the largest deployment of soldiers to the region since the 1991 Gulf War, as George W. Bush issued a blunt warning to Iraq that he is not bluffing. The U.S. Army's entire 3rd Infantry Division will be in the Gulf by the end of the month for this possible war, the Pentagon announced yesterday. Rich Olson, a division spokesman, said deployment orders for two of the division's three brigades were issued yesterday. The third brigade, with an additional 4,000-plus soldiers, is already training in Kuwait. "This is...