Tuesday, March 31, 2009

How much do you *really* pay in taxes?

If you ask most people, they will give you their tax bracket...10, 15, 25, 35%...but that's incorrect. Take a look at your year-end pay stub. Add up all the money that is taken out of your check for various federal, state and local governments. Now add in:
  • all the sales taxes you pay
  • property taxes
  • car registration fees
  • professional licensing fees (assessed by government agencies)
  • the taxes you pay on alcoholic beverages in restaurants
  • traffic tickets (which have nothing to do with public safety & everything to do with generating income for the government)
  • marriage license fees
  • driver's license fees
  • those recycling fees you pay for a new car battery or tires
  • that extra amount added to your health insurance premium because the government now requires you to help pay for those who are uninsurable
  • gasoline taxes which you pay for every gallon you pump
  • airport taxes
  • hotel taxes
  • capital gains taxes
  • IRS penalties for accessing YOUR retirement savings
  • the utility taxes we pay on cell phones, electrical service, cable bill, gas, etc.
  • All of the products we buy have taxes built into their cost. Manufacturers are taxed by the government, so of course they pass that overhead onto us. (In addition to their payroll, state, local taxes, etc. from above.) So we can figure that another 15-20% of the cost of everything we buy is essentially a tax.
I'm sure there are many, many more ways in which the government is stealing from us that I haven't listed here. They are intentionally sneaky about it because they have to be. Would you willingly give anyone more than half of your annual income?

Why do we allow the government to violate our rights again and again in so many ways every day? Per our Constitution, the government is supposed to be defending our rights, not trampling on them. They are supposed to protect the individual, not steal from the individual to give to the many. Your income is your property and the government is supposed to uphold your property rights.

It is up to each individual American to give themselves the proper education our government schools will not. We have the books, the resources and the brain power to do so. Let's get to it before the government starts banning those books, those resources and the use of our minds. The government has already started its assault against us. When will you start your assault against it?

"In a fully free society, taxation—or, to be exact, payment for governmental services—would be voluntary. Since the proper services of a government—the police, the armed forces, the law courts—are demonstrably needed by individual citizens and affect their interests directly, the citizens would (and should) be willing to pay for such services, as they pay for insurance."

"The principle of voluntary government financing rests on the following premises: that the government is not the owner of the citizens’ income and, therefore, cannot hold a blank check on that income—that the nature of the proper governmental services must be constitutionally defined and delimited, leaving the government no power to enlarge the scope of its services at its own arbitrary discretion. Consequently, the principle of voluntary government financing regards the government as the servant, not the ruler, of the citizens—as an agent who must be paid for his services, not as a benefactor whose services are gratuitous, who dispenses something for nothing." - Ayn Rand, “Government Financing in a Free Society” from The Virtue of Selfishness

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Algoreacle and Earth Hour

Such hypocrisy from the man himself!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Taking on Tyranny

Individuals are what can turn the world away from the tyranny and economic collapse it is now facing. We must fight for our rights, for capitalism and for freedom. Here are two examples of men putting their careers on the line to do the right thing... Dear AIG, I quit!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Free Condoms From Kelly

Why is it my responsibility to pay for someone else to have safe sex? The article is talking about the economic impact of the US Government buying condoms from China rather than Alabama, but why is any of the money being stolen from my paycheck (taxes) buying them in the first place? This is NOT the proper function of government.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Why don't the people who like and/or agree with this video just kill themselves? I think that would make the world a better place. I mean really, if they think man is so evil and they hate themselves so much, just do it. You can borrow my gun.
watch more at aniBoom For those of you that don't hate mankind, and therefore yourself, I direct your attention to this great article by Craig Biddle. Exploit the Earth or Die!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA); Government Bullying at its Finest

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,509584,00.html As the above article so clearly illustrates, government loves to create problems (where there aren't any) then screw things up even more trying to fix them. This is precisely why a mixed economy doesn't work. Laissez-faire capitalism is the only political system that allows men to be truly free and it needs to be brought to the US before it's too late.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Who Really Brought Down AIG?

Interesting article about AIG ...it seems the government and its heavy hand may be to blame for AIG's failures, not AIG. (And go figure Mr. Corrupt and Immoral himself, Elliot Spitzer, is involved!) So while Obama is partying and living the high life on our dime, while criticizing everyone else for spending their own money and calling out companies for giving employees bonuses they are contractually obligated to give, everyone is hating on AIG. Nice. Nice, disgusting government we have. It's also nice to see the Republians standing up for capitalism ....They're as disgusting as Obama. :-(

Monday, March 16, 2009

If you haven't read anything by Ayn Rand, aren't you at least curious??

Ayn Rand dominates Amazon.com's Top 25 list!!! :-D

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

From this "god" awful story:
Declaring that "life must always be protected", a senior Vatican cleric has defended the Catholic Church's decision to excommunicate the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old rape victim who had a life-saving abortion in Brazil.
So, the Church is not okay with killing the unborn, but they're okay with the 9 year-old dying? I thought they said "life must always be protected"?
There's always an element of truth in humor...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Heart Attack Grill

Watch CBS Videos Online Do you have any idea how good those fries, fried in lard, must taste?! I don't think I could conquer the 8000 calorie Quad, but I'll definitely do a single if I'm ever in Chandler. :-D

Friday, March 6, 2009

The following is my response to this video which shows a rousing Marine Corp greeting for President Bush vs. a silent crowd for Obama. I'm sure the Marines, and the vast majority of people in the military, preferred Bush, but I have to wonder when that Bush video was taken. It must have been right after 9/11 or within a year or two of it. I can't imagine he was that popular just a year or two ago, with anyone?? Regardless of when the video was taken, if Bush really supported our troops, he would've done away with the awful rules of engagement and stupid political correctness that allowed honorable men, such as Navy Seal Danny Dietz, to be slaughtered by stupid terrorists. (Yet another way altruism kills.) I voted for Bush three times, I'm ashamed to say. (Once as Texas governor and twice as President.) He's a horrible moderate who, at the very least, could have vetoed the first round of bail outs and didn't. And how messed up is it that he didn't pardon Scooter Libby?! What a coward! Both parties are corrupt and immoral and are ruining this country. Let's get over Bush and Obama and Republicans and Democrats, and get to the philosophical change this country desperately needs if we are ever to experience real freedom in our lifetimes.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Class Act!

It would be hilarious if it weren't so pathetic. When Obama met with Brown (of England) recently, they exchanged gifts. Brown gave Obama a pen holder carved from the timbers of a Victorian-era, anti-slavery warship, and the framed commission paper for another warship (the HMS Resolute) that the U.S. Navy helped rescue when it got stuck in sea ice or something, it was an important peace gesture back then. Obama gave Brown a 25-pack of American classic movies on DVD. So while this guy is throwing lavish White House parties every Wednesday and flying his wife to Chicago on Airforce One for dinners with friends, buying his kiddos expensive playground equipment for the White House back yard, participating in retreats with other fat-cat senators (from both sides of the aisle)... ...he's criticizing us for spending too much (of our own money), criticizing banks and other businesses for their failures after playing by rules set forth by the government, telling people that make over $250K per year that they will have to lose a bunch of their income to pay for losers who can't get by and spend everything they earn, criticizing companies for having annual meetings and sales conventions at Vegas resorts, etc., etc., etc. And the sorry piece of trash can't even come up with something better to give the Prime Minister of Great Britain than a lousy pack of DVDs that Brown could've bought himself on Amazon?! Obama is just a sorry piece of socialist trash.