Revealed: Obama to collect record taxes in 2013

TAXES GraphicFrom the WashingtonExaminer.com:

The federal Treasury expects to collect a record $2.712 trillion in taxes on Americans and U.S. business this year, shattering the 2007 high of $2.5 trillion in taxes.

Despite the sputtering economy and sustained high unemployment, the fine print in President Obama’s budget belatedly presented Wednesday revealed that the administration expects to take more in taxes than the Congressional Budget Office projects. CBO put the 2013 estimate at $2.708 trillion.

But wait; weren’t and aren’t we consistently told by Mr Obama that we need to pay more taxes because — well — we are simply undertaxed, one and all?  Don’t more of us have to step up to the plate in order to keep a morsel of food in the mouths of starving American children?

That said, how can it be that we are set to collect more taxes for this country than in its entire history?

Somehow, those two concepts simply don’t equate.  They don’t make sense.  They are, shall we say, incongruent.

On any number of levels.

First, let me pull out some basic stops.  There is an American Myth of “starving children.”  I call bullshit.  There are no “starving children” in this nation.  Instead, there are obese children and their equally obese parents or, in the case of many, parent (singular).  I don’t see Biafran-like children skelled over on the sidewalks of our cities.  I don’t see the skeletons of  starved infants splayed across the venues of our American Media Maggots because — if there WERE — you would see such a thing heralded and trumpeted not just for weeks but for months on the DEM/AMM channels ad nauseum.

This trumpeting doesn’t occur because the situation doesn’t exist.

The so-called “poor” in this nation drive a Lexus, possess an EBT card which yields lobster.  Check the receipt below.

Food Stamp ReceiptThey have their housing subsidized, their healthcare subsidized, their furniture subsidized, their children subsidized, possess a smartphone, a flatscreen TV, the internet subsidized, free schooling, free breakfasts, lunches and dinners for their children, free transportation, and free higher education.  And they don’t quite have to work if they feel diffident about it.

They possess sufficient time to war upon themselves, copulate readily and produce banks of children at will who become abandoned to the state when convenient, are responsible for nothing, are considered an entirely victimized class, are soothed and coddled and expected to produce or support nothing.

They, literally, have no expectations whatsoever placed upon them save that of the unresolved victim class.  They have their Victimhood hammered into their heads at all levels and for many years.

They are a Permanent Underclass and raped by the Leftists and Demorats who purposely support their ignorant, arrogant and barbaric ways.  These denizens have their ruffled fur smoothed, licked, groomed, and their ticks eliminated by the Taxpayers of our nation.  And they get testy when their fur isn’t sufficiently clean in a remarkably small amount of time.

But isn’t it odd that this seeming “underclass” possesses material goods and objects of a much higher level than I possess as an American Taxpayer?

And yet, Mr Obama and his minions are shouting to the treetops that we need — we must — make the minimum wage a “living wage.”

Because, after all, the ignorant tattooed and pierced shite who presses the CHEESEBURGER icon at McDonalds should and must make as much money as an entry-level firefighter, say.

In an “equal world,” after all.

BZ

 

Boehner’s Plan B

Kabuki TheatreJohn Boehner is going to get the GOP to violate their pledge to not raise taxes, via his Plan B.  The DEM/MSM is already portraying Beoehner as having “conceded” on Wednesday.

Boehner will let the Demorats have their way, and then call it a victory.  I quantify it via one word only: capitulation.

George HW Bush broke his word to the taxpayers in 1988, in re “read my lips: no new taxes.”  And it ended his tenure.  Bang.

Yes, the Republicans cannot block tax increases.  But apparently they may sign off on Obama’s will to cut another $100 BILLION dollars from defense.  That is insanity personified — if for no other reason than because of the profligate manner in which Obama himself is applying our American military in numerous theaters around the planet.

And none — none — of the Republicans apparently have the huevos to publicly stand against Boehner and stand on a refusal to increase taxes.  With a singular exception: I listened to Marco Rubio speak on Hannity’s show indicating so.

Hugh Hewitt and his callers excoriated Plan B.  He wrote on Wednesday:

Plan B raises taxes.

A yes vote on Plan B violates the pledge many if not all GOP candidates took, and convoiuted logic won’t change that and Grover’s pardon won’t matter.

After the routine violations of the “Pledge to America” of 2010, GOP credibility is in tatters.

MSM will begin every story on taxes for the next two years with “The GOP once before broke its pledge not to raise taxes, so…”

Plan B cuts defense by $100 billion.

Plan B won’t pass the Senate.

So why exactly did this get pushed forward, without consultation with the Senate leadership and without any chance for the GOP base to weigh in?  At what point does GOP leadership figure out the “representative” part of their job?

This is a huge, indeed potentially catastrophic mistake, and the Speaker ought to withdraw the plan and send everyone home with a vow to make any tax cuts in the new year retroactive.  We will go over the president’s cliff, but the GOP will have some credibility left and may yet remember that the party of Reagan defends the military that defends us and, crucially, doesn’t raise taxes.

Thank you Hugh.  Precisely.

The Fed has already said it will print a TRILLION dollars next year.  Inflation is going to hit, in 2013, in a way and manner that harkens back to 1980 — where I was paying 12% for a home loan with a minimum of 20% down, and vehicle loans hovered around 20% to 25% or more.  Or worse.  Much worse.

Recognize this: HALF of the people in the US don’t have a mortgage, so the elimination of the mortgage deduction means nothing to the bulk of the Free Cheese electorate.  But what might you then conclude about the already-poor health of the housing market if this deduction is eliminated?

Boehner is not taking this crisis seriously.  Obama is not taking this crisis seriously.  No one in Congress is taking this crisis seriously.

Let me state things as bluntly as possible: these assholes have no skin in the game and play, cavalierly, with your “skin.”  That is because Congress does and has historically exempted itself from the bulk of the bills it passes — plus –  by the time each individual has reached DC they have a sufficient layer of fiscal scams and insularity as to guarantee their continued profit but upon retirement.  There is always another high-paying job awaiting for Congress Critters because that is their nature and their history and their linkage.

Congress simply has no skin in the game.  And they are not held to answer save “censure” or harsh language or perhaps a bit of sarcasm or temporary embarrassment via some red cheeks.

This is generational theft.  This is immoral.  It borders on actual evil because it is planned and plotted and designed and calculated to the Nth degree.

Make no mistake: on both sides of the aisle.

It’s all Kabuki Theater at this point.

BZ

 

 

 

Truism for Sunday:

“Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured… but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.”
Now add this, “Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.”

-Ben Stein

Trust me, ladies and gentlemen, there are people who are completely unable to understand the above quote whatsoever.

BZ

 

 

“Romney’s Gaffe” — no real controversy, just the truth:

First, the video from what was thought to be a private fundraiser in May of this year:

The DEM/MSM is taking this video from Mother Jones viral today, and every organ that can write, broadcast, bleat or whine is opining on its content.  The DEM/MSM is saying that Mitt Romney kissed half of the electorate goodbye in the video.

Sadly, in my estimation and that of others, what Romney said tends to be the truth.  The additional truth is that people don’t care to have their greed placed quite so bluntly on Front Street.  Makes them uncomfortable, you see.

The truth is — again — that too many Americans on numerous levels simply want:

The DEM/MSM is going to ensure that Romney’s video is in the forefront 24/7 for at least the next week, minimum.

That said, since any campaign involves a war of words, historically, everything is up for grabs.  If Romney’s words bear examination, I submit that Mr Obama’s words are also up for critical examination — in terms of “I actually believe in redistribution.”

This, of course, isn’t a fabrication on my part.  I’m not nearly so technologically facile as those who know me realize.

And allow me to state the obvious with regard to “earned success,” which is to what Mr Romney refers.  From Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute:

People take pride in success, in doing things for themselves.  This is the foundational point of Conservatism.  In three words: Free Cheese Corrupts.

Question: is this Romney’s proverbial “death knell”?

“Socialism always promises happiness, and delivers misery.”
– Arthur Brooks

I could not possibly have said it better.

BZ

 

 

General Motors pushing U.S. to sell stake: Obama Administration says NO

From the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch:

By William Spain

CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — The Treasury Department is resisting General Motors’ push for the government to sell off its stake in the auto maker, The Wall Street Journal reports. Following a $50 billion bailout in 2009, the U.S. taxpayers now own almost 27% of the company. But the newspaper said GM executives are now chafing at that, saying it hurts the company’s reputation and its ability to attract top talent due to pay restrictions. Earlier this year, GM GM +0.10% presented a plan to repurchase 200 million of the 500 million shares the U.S. holds with the balance being sold via a public offering. But officials at the Treasury Department were not interested as selling now would lead to a multibillion dollar loss for the government, the newspaper noted.

See the full article here.

The Chevrolet Volt is a lie.  GM’s market share is falling.  Production of the Volt has stopped — again.  The federal government is the current largest purchaser of GM products.  Imagine that.

You see, ladies and gentlemen, this is what you get when you climb into bed with a rattlesnake.  Sooner or later it will bite you, no matter your “good intentions” or what you “feel” in terms of emotions.  Rattlesnakes cannot change their nature.  Neither can the federal government, unless you choke it within an inch of its life.

My own law enforcement department has not learned this lesson and I doubt that, with the current crop of administrators and those growing up absent my corruptive influence, it ever will.  We are Money Whores for the federal government.  A disturbing bulk of law enforcement is whoring itself for federal dollars.

So few persons and entities and agencies and states understand the concept that, when you take federal dollars, you are OWNED.  GM is just now beginning to understand the fool’s notion that somehow its results would somehow be different.

Those persons, agencies, entities or states who refuse federal dollars and refuse to whore themselves out — they are the ones worthy of admiration and respect.

Finally: despite this, GM needs to collapse if for no other reason than their administrators failed to see this conclusion coming.  So apparently, yes, they are that politically and managerially ignorant.  This in itself should keep America from purchasing GM cars until the entire top changes.

The government does notown” me.

BZ