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Tag Archives: taxes

New bill could tax drivers by the odometer reading, 1.5 cents per mile driven, A tax to commute (VIDEO)

Well your conspiracy buddies on Facebook were right I guess. Arkansas may start coming after drivers for a tax on miles driven. Going to work? Pay a tax. Going to church? Pay a tax. Driving to school? Pay a tax. Want to exist as a human being in relatively rural Arkansas where one has to drive everywhere? Pay a tax.

It should be noted that both the upper and lower houses of the state legislature along with the governorship in Arkansas are all controlled by the Republican Party.

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The man loves the use of force: Obama thinks mandatory voting is a good idea

Don’t vote? You get a fine. How Mr. Obama plans on doing this without a voter ID law is beyond me however.

Fundamentally some people, and it appears that Mr. Obama is one of them, just don’t believe that anything is outside of the purview of the state. Your health, your family, your job, your income, your pastimes, even your thoughts (“hate speech”) should be under the control of the great collective, by which we mean the collectivists.

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Emails between Ex-Im Bank and Boeing: WSJ says, “They reveal an extraordinary level of coordination between public officials and corporate executives.”

Isn’t it nice when giant corporations (such as Boeing) and government agencies (such as the Import-Export Bank of the United States) come together to figure out how best to jack the American taxpayer? It just makes one feel all warm and fuzzy inside. At least SOMETHING is working in Washington DC. Thank goodness.

Kill the Ex-Im Bank. We’re supposed to have free markets in this country. We definitely shouldn’t have government executives and corporate executives cuddling up with one another. We’re not France.

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New Poll: Obama Aids Rich, Not Middle Class

One doesn’t need a poll to see this. During the Obama presidency the rich have done quite well. The so called “underclass” has been largely placated. (Obama got rid of Clinton era “workfare” for instance making welfare a “life choice” again.) But the middle class, the core of America, has been hurt. There is simply no denying it. (I mean one can, but one would be wrong.)

It’s not entirely Obama’s fault. He is only a part of the puzzle, if a big part.The Federal Reserve has fundamentally undermined the economy. It has rewarded those who already had assets before the 2008 Crash with an inflated stock market. Those without assets, or those whose only “asset” is their home? Well, too bad so sad.

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Hospital Profits Soar As Obamacare Creates More “Paying” Patients (You paid for them)

I was listening to a triad of wonks on NPR’s The Dianne Rehm Show last week discussing “Net neutrality.” One of the guests asserted that it was a given that business always hates “regulations.” I laughed to myself in the car. This person does politics for a living? And no one challenged her on this. (These are supposed to be smart inside the Beltway folks.)

What an ignorant statement.

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So Biden wants to “emancipate” wealth? OK, let’s take a look at how he got his

Biden is the quintessential political Cheshire cat. (The Washington DC subspecies.)  The guy can smile through anything. Probably a good thing to be able to do if one is Vice President Biden.

“Just keep smiling.

Did I just cozy up to the nominee’s wife on stage? Why did I do that? Oh man. Damn, why can’t I remember to keep it back stage!

Just keep smiling.”

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How come Google got to see proposed “Net neutrality” rules (and get them changed) but the public cannot?

Putting aside the fact that Google may very well be right here this development just reflects whose interests are represented at the FCC. It’s not ours that’s for sure.

Why won’t Commissioner Wheeler testify before Congress before the vote? Why can’t the public see the now secret rules before they are adopted? Google apparently got to.

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