Dues Paid to Union Fat Cats Could Have Funded 265,447 Workers For A Year
Leftists and union supporters love to point to the salaries of corporate bosses and claim them an excess in order to goad regular people into fits of envy and hatred, stirring that class warfare that leftists love so much. But the folks at LaborUnionReport.com thought it might be interesting to turn the tables and calculate what could have been done with all that money were | Read More »
The Coming Staples Mausoleum/Stadium
Even as supporters claim they won’t need subsidies, it is more likely that L.A. is about to plunge itself forever into debt with a new stadium, the Staples Center. A look at just about any other convention center, or stadium in the country easily shows that these projects seldom pay for themselves as builders insist that they will do. Yet, every time you turn around | Read More »
Pelosi Says Surtax Could go for Deficit Reduction, too?
I’m sorry, I’m not much for name calling but this woman is an idiot. She is claiming that the oppressive surtax can “also” go to retire the Obama $1 trillion deficit if there is any “left over” after Obamacare is “paid for”! House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Democrats could use a proposed new tax on the wealthy to pay down the deficit, if | Read More »
Time Blames Calif. Budget Mess on… Low Taxes?
For Time Magazine, Kevin O’Leary has decided that he’s figured out why California is in such a budget mess. Is it because the state indulges over generous social programs, or always has some of the highest taxes in the nation, or because the denizens of its capitol in Sacramento are paragons of waste, fraud and theft? Nope. It’s because California has Proposition 13, a measure | Read More »
Capriciousness of Government
What should be isn’t always what is, we all know. For instance, government is supposed to serve its people. However, more often than not government becomes a burden, an iron boot heel on the neck, and if not so egregiously oppressive at the very least it is often capricious. Today I have two examples of the capriciousness of government. One case in Chicago, a place | Read More »
NYTimes Tax Hike Advocacy: Calf. Voters ‘Reject Solvent State’?
Wow. Just wow. If this New York Times headline isn’t an act of advocacy for higher taxes in California, what is? With its May 20 coverage of the vote for California’s tax hiking ballot measures, the Times plainly scolds fed-up voters for rejecting them with a headline that pointedly says: “Calif. Voters Reject Measures to Keep State Solvent.” Really? The Times thinks California’s voters want | Read More »
Illinois: New Gov. Same Old Garbage
Did you know that unless we pass Replacement Governor Pat Quinn’s union appeasing, pension stuffing budget, Illinois prison doors will be opened for a flood of dangerous criminals to walk free? Did you know that the old and infirm will be left to die in the streets? Did you know that all our teachers will be sent home never to teach again? The busses will | Read More »
Obama’s Tax ‘Credit’: Old People and Families Hardest Hit
President Obama was praised by the Old Media as the savior of the American taxpayer when he announced in his magnanimity that he was going to give a tax break to “95 percent” of America’s taxpayers. He was hailed as the hero of the working man when he said that a “tax credit” would be given to taxpayers and that this much needed “extra” money | Read More »
Just a Tiny Example of Government Waste
On April 22, the Associated Press published a short report about the fact that the Department of Homeland Security has decided to stop paying for employee subscriptions to newspapers and magazines “to save money.” Upon reading this, some may initially shake their heads in hearty agreement and congratulate Obama’s DHS for trying to save money. I, on the other hand, see this as a perfect | Read More »
Avoiding Criticism: CNN Shuts Down Anti-Tea Party Reporter’s Email Address
So, we are all well aware of the so-called “reporter” from CNN, Susan Roesgen whose on-air haranguing of those she was ostensibly reporting on made obvious her anti-Republican bias. Well, for the past day Americans have been emailing her to let her know how they feel about her unprofessional attitude. Apparently, CNN does not appreciate hearing from its viewers, though, because all of a sudden | Read More »
My Coverage of the Chicago Tea Party
I attended the Chicago tea party protest yesterday and have produced some video highlights and a bunch of still photos of the event. This is the one organized by Eric Odom of taxdayteaparty.com.
Those Dangerous Tea Parties: Are YOU the Threat We’ve Been Waiting For?
Alright all you right-wing thugs out there, now that tax day is over, Obama and his pals are saying you are dangerous and that your tax protests are an act of revolution. It is amusing that they’ve never said that with the many riots past and present spread by left-wingers in the US — after all little “right-wing” violence has ever been seen here — | Read More »
The Left And ‘Teabagging’
On his tax day episode of Breakdown, Keith Olbermann indulged himself some fun making of the many hundreds of thousands of Americans that gathered together to protest the Obama administration’s abuse of our tax dollars. Like his compatriot of the extreme left and fellow MSNBC host, Rachel Maddow, the fun making centered not on the actual reason the protests were called but on the words | Read More »
Another City Tries to Quash Tax Day Tea Party Gathering
Brendan Steinhuser of FreedomWorks is reporting that another official of an American city is trying to prevent organizers of a tea party tax protest from being “allowed” to stage their protest, this time in Burleson, Texas. Unlike the the situation in Cape Coral, Florida where it was overburdening regulation that served as a stumbling block to the freedom of the people to assemble, the Texas | Read More »
Join The Tea Party Movement
To add to Moe’s info, here is some on one of the groups that actually planed and ran several Tea Parties last week… After a successful Chicago Tea Party on Friday, February 27, the Dontgo movement is surging forward to gather more like minded people to oppose this tearing down of America sponsored by President Obama and his Euro-styled Democrat Party. Dontgo has launched TaxDayTeaParty.com | Read More »
The Tax Man’s Spy Eye in the Sky
Maybe you are a homeowner with substantial acreage in your possession. Maybe you have a nice fence with which you might makes “good” neighbors of those whom you may want to keep off your land. Maybe you then built a small barn or a shed but forgot to mention it to your county appraiser and regulatory offices by applying for a building permit. Don’t worry. | Read More »
This is Why Government is Legalized Theft
Imagine you are the head of a company that loses a multi-million dollar lawsuit. Then imagine the public outcry if you announced that you were going to raise your prices to pay off the lawsuit. Would the public get incensed? Would you lose business? Likely both. It’s even somewhat likely in this litigious climate in which we live that the decision to raise prices to | Read More »
Federal Gas Taxes Raised to… Stop Terrorism?
From the diaries, by Erick The Washington Post is directing a December 8 plea to the incoming Obama administration. The Post wants to raise the federal gas tax so high that it will stop people from driving. The Post thinks this will serve our national security purposes and add more money to rebuild our nation’s roads. Apparently, the Washington Post has the foolishly mistaken notion | Read More »
Union’s Cure for State Budget Shortfall? Raise Taxes!
From the dairies by Erick. Dang is it easy to promote now! Apparently, the Service Employees International Union is worried about the state of California’s budget. The SEIU, one of the nation’s biggest employee unions for state workers, would like Sacramento to know they have a cure for the millions in the red state budget. Could it be that the union is going to offer | Read More »
The Shape of Taxes to Come
The Obamatons opened a new campaign office in a strip mall in Las Vegas. Here is a photo of the store front… Too bad the Obmatons don’t realize just how TRUE their signage is. Instant Tax, indeed. Let’s hope what is in Vegas STAYS in Vegas! Be sure and Visit my Home blog Publius’ Forum. It’s what’s happening NOW!