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  • Jonah Goldberg: Eliminate Automatic Tax Withholding

    05/06/2013 7:52:38 PM PDT · by TBP · 46 replies
    AEI ^ | Jonah Goldberg
    During World War II, the U.S. government needed to raise cash — and fast. A team of experts that included an obscure young economist named Milton Friedman came up with income tax withholding. It was, as one senator put it, the best way to “get the greatest amount of money with the least amount of squawks.” Friedman, who would go on to become the high priest of the free market and small government, eventually appreciated the irony of that statement. He didn’t regret suggesting withholding as a wartime measure, but he spent the rest of his life lamenting its longevity...
  • Russia Caught Withholding Information About Raoul Wallenberg

    08/02/2011 3:30:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 8/2/11 | Aryeh ben Hayim
    A team of researchers believes it has found proof that the Soviets-Russians hid information on Raoul Wallenberg It has long been suspected that Russia has deliberately concealed information on the fate of Raoul Wallenberg, the courageous Swedish diplomat who rescued thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. Wallenberg was arrested in Budapest after Soviet troops entered the city in 1945 and never seen again. The Soviet Union claimed alternatively that he had died or had been executed shortly afterwards. Former Soviet prisoners testified that they saw him alive during the 1980s when he was merely identified by number rather than...
  • US Is Not Withholding Weapons, Says Middle East Researcher

    05/10/2010 10:52:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 200+ views
    inn ^ | 5/10/10 | Maayana Miskin
    Middle East affairs expert Barry Rubin of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya states that contrary to reports, the Obama administration is not withholding advanced weapons from Israel. America continues to sell weapons to Israel, and security ties between the two countries remain tight, he said in an article for the IDC's GLORIA (Global Research in International Affairs) Center.
  • Tell DC OFF: Only fill out # of people in your home on Census form, Change withholding to 20

    03/03/2010 6:23:25 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 98 replies · 2,684+ views
    March 3, 2010 | steelers6
    When you get your census form in a couple of weeks just fill out the number of people in your household. Also, go into your employer tommorrow and ask for a W-2 Blue Card and change your Federal exemptions to 20 with no other withholding. Increase your state to the maximum allowed as well unless you have no state income tax. They don't want to do what we ask, it's time to send a message.
  • Calif-ornery (California is stealing from its residents)

    11/14/2009 3:51:08 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 2,226+ views
    The Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, Pa. ^ | 2009-11-13 | Donald J. Boudreaux
    On Nov. 1, the government of the state of California began withholding from workers' paychecks 10 percent more than what it had been withholding. The Los Angeles Times described this move -- prompted by California's fiscal calamity -- as "a forced, interest-free loan" from taxpayers to the government. The Times explained to its California readers that "You'll be repaid any extra withholding in April. Those who would receive a refund anyway will receive a larger one, and those who owe taxes will owe less." The ostensible purpose of withholding is to better ensure that taxpayers actually pay the taxes they...
  • Taxpayers need to stop paying all taxes as the beginning of a taxpayer revolt.

    11/07/2009 10:05:16 PM PST · by Stayfree · 78 replies · 3,132+ views
    November 7, 2009 | Stayfree
    The American people need to send a stronger message to Washington...we are not paying any more tax money until you stop passing laws we do not want. We need to get everyone who has withholding tax to change it to zero NOW! Stop paying any federal taxes until Congress starts listening to us. We can bankrupt them in a month if we act fast and furious.
  • California withholding tax increase November 1

    10/30/2009 7:20:07 PM PDT · by no-s · 13 replies · 10,241+ views
    San Diego Headlines Examiner on ^ | October 8, 2009 1:17 PM | Jerrie Dean
    AB 17 which was enacted by the California legislature and signed by Governor Schwarzenegger, requires the California Franchise Tax Board to adjust the payroll withholding table with an increase. The payroll withholding tables apply to pensions, as well as wages. AB 17 will increase payroll withholding by 10 percent, effective for wages paid after October 31, 2009. Withholding on supplemental wages increase from 6 percent to 6.6 percent effective for supplemental wages paid after October 31, 2009 and for stock options and bonus payments it will increase from 9.3 percent to 10.2 percent.
  • Withholding Taxes Chart

    07/17/2009 9:40:12 AM PDT · by FromLori · 15 replies · 1,272+ views
    Trivisonno ^ | 7/16/09
    Each business day, the United States Treasury Department publishes a report on the workings of the government’s income and spending. One of the items on this report is the “Withheld Income and Employment Taxes.” (Here in the USA, workers have taxes automatically deducted from each paycheck.) This project charts this data. Current through the Daily Treasury Statement dated July 15, 2009.
  • My federal withholding amount decreased on April 1...

    04/16/2009 6:22:13 PM PDT · by sonofagun · 32 replies · 2,172+ views
    me | sonofagun
    and my AFGE Union Dues increased by $3.00 a payday THE SAME DAY. It seems the Federal Unions are being stimulated,through my paycheck, by the Obama Stimulus.I wonder how widespread this is.
  • A Painful Tax: Some unemployed shocked to learn taxes aren't withheld from benefits

    03/06/2009 6:15:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies · 1,234+ views
    A Painful Tax: Some unemployed shocked to learn taxes aren't withheld from benefitsTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 6, 2009 CHICAGO - Some Americans are learning a jarring lesson about unemployment as they prepare their tax returns. At a time when the newly laid-off are swelling unemployment rolls to record numbers, the painful surprise for many is that jobless benefits are taxed as income. That leaves many on the hook for hundreds or thousands of dollars because the taxes aren't automatically withheld from benefit checks. To make things worse, some people also are hit with a state unemployment tax bill. The...
  • Bloomberg still withholding endorsement

    03/27/2008 4:20:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 316+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/08 | Sara Kugler - ap
    NEW YORK - When Mayor Michael Bloomberg introduced Barack Obama before an economic speech Thursday, he made it clear he wasn't ready to make an endorsement — a prize all the presidential candidates are seeking. After Bloomberg announced last month that he would not run for president but might put his wealth and support behind another candidate, Obama has mounted what appears to be the most aggressive effort to woo the billionaire. Aides to the mayor and the Illinois senator said Obama was the first to call after Bloomberg's announcement. He phoned again this week to ask the mayor to...
  • Tax Withholding Questions

    08/20/2006 3:52:19 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 8 replies · 350+ views
    Here's the situation. My husband upped and left me and the kids to be with another woman. He pays the house payment and utilities but no child support. I pay for groceries, health insurance for all of us, and my credit card bill. We are not legally separated. Actually, I consider him mentally imbalanced at this point in his life for a variety of reasons. It has been a horrible blow to our family life to say the least. Since the kids are with me, shouldn't he change his tax witholdings and not claim me and the kids? I do...
  • Taxpayers should know Beardsley Ruml

    02/03/2006 4:38:34 PM PST · by Eaglewatcher · 34 replies · 487+ views
    The Times Gazette ^ | Friday, February 03, 2006 | Rory Ryan
    Let’s play 20 questions. You remember the game, don’t you? If not, here’s how it works: 20 questions is a simple mind game – which is one reason I like it. There’s no paper or pencil for keeping score. There’s no board. No dice. No game pieces, players or men. There’s no funny money or wheels to spin. The rules are simple: One player or team has 20 questions to identify a person, place or thing which the other player or team has in mind. The categories are whatever you choose them to be. Think of a popular cartoon character,...
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...
  • Work Hard, Earn Less?

    10/10/2005 8:15:18 AM PDT · by hripka · 66 replies · 2,707+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | October 3, 2005 | Robert Kiyosaki
    American workers have been getting the short end of the stick since 1943. That's when the United States Congress, in response to the costs of World War II, passed the Current Tax Payment Act. The act requires employers to withhold taxes from their employees' paychecks, overturning the previous system in which workers were paid first and settled their tab with the government later. The Current Tax Payment Act is why so many people look at their paychecks and wonder where all their money has gone. My poor dad -- who also happened to be my real dad -- often said...
  • Winners and Losers under the 'FairTax'

    09/28/2005 12:14:25 PM PDT · by hripka · 449 replies · 4,021+ views
    hripka | September 28, 2005 | self
    A change in a tax affects that area of the economy . . . and beyond. Taxes hurt whatever is taxed. Income taxes hurt income (production). Sales taxes hurt sales (consumption). Higher rates have higher effects. After having read "The FairTax Book: Saying Goodbye to the Income Tax and the IRS" by Neal Boortz and Congressman John Linder, I realized that the 'FairTax' proposed by Boortz and Linder would change EVERYTHING. The 'FairTax' is not tax reform, it is tax upheaval. Since it taxes consumption instead of income, consumption WILL fall, and incomes WILL rise. All of the incentives (and...
  • White House Nixes Withholding U.N. Dues

    06/15/2005 5:29:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 74 replies · 1,797+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/15/05 | William C. Mann - AP
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration told Congress on Wednesday it opposes a bill to overhaul the way the United Nations works, citing a requirement the U.S. withhold dues if the organization fails to make changes. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Henry Hyde (news, bio, voting record), chairman of the House International Relations Committee, was to be debated by the House on Thursday. "We specifically cannot agree to the withholding provisions," Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said. "We are the founder, host country and leading contributor to the U.N." Withholding one-half of the U.S. dues "would deal a great blow to...
  • Annan: U.S. withholding dues is bad idea

    06/09/2005 8:16:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 799+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/9/05 | Nick Wadhams - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday criticized proposed legislation before the U.S. House of Representatives that would link reforms of the world body to payment of U.S. dues. Annan said he hoped the bill, introduced Tuesday by Illinois Republican Henry Hyde, won't become law. He repeated his oft-stated view that withholding dues from the United Nations would be "counterproductive." "We are going through reforms and the U.S. has a natural leadership role and I hope it will work with other Member States to reform and strengthen the Organization," Annan told reporters. "I don't think holding back...
  • Experts Bring Startling Evidence About UFOs to October Conference

    10/31/2004 10:27:51 AM PST · by GeekDejure · 145 replies · 2,933+ views
    National UFO Conference ^ | Oct. 30, 2004 | NUFOC 2004
    Experts Bring Startling Evidence About UFOs to October Conference Hollywood, CA - Investigators, journalists, authors and a former Air Force officer will present their findings on the question of unidentified flying objects at the Renaissance Hotel on Oct. 30 and 31. Representing a serious, long-term approach to a genuine mystery, the group will present case evidence, documentation and the current status of knowledge on the subject. According to a 2002 Roper Poll, two-thirds of the American public believe that the government is withholding information about UFOs and 60 percent of adults want the information declassified. The government has insisted that...
  • Peterson defense accuses prosecution of withholding evidence

    05/31/2004 8:53:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 339+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/31/04 | Brian Skoloff - AP
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - With Scott Peterson's trial set to begin in earnest this week, prosecutors have shown no murder weapon, no cause of death and no direct evidence that flatly proves Peterson killed his pregnant wife, Laci. Opening statements in the highly publicized case are scheduled for Tuesday. Jury selection lasted 12 weeks and the trial is expected to last an additional five months or more. If convicted, the former fertilizer salesman from Modesto could face the death penalty or life without parole. It is unclear what witnesses will be called because the list is sealed and attorneys...