Democrats hold illegal immigrants in higher esteem than our veterans

Despicable, absolutely despicable. And any  Republican who went along with this should be ashamed of themselves. There are dozens and dozens of things we could cut, but we target disabled vets? Every single member who voted for this should be thrown from office.

A note about the clip from Patty Murray promising to fix the problem, after the bill is passed. Why after? Why not fix it now, before passing it? This is just more double talk from our Congress. Don’t worry about this bill, we will fix it later, right, sure you will Congresswoman.

Another note about our politicians in Congress. Only the Tea Party members seem sincere about fixing our fiscal house. The career politicians seem far more concerned with retaining power than serving their country. We can change this culture of Congressional entitlement, or begin to at least, next November. We need to retake the Senate, and keep the House, but we also need to support more Conservative candidates like Milton Wolf in Kansas over incumbent Republicans who have forgotten what their job is.

 

 

Another day, another Liberal Malady strikes!

Turns out Ed was posting about this at the same time I was. Great minds, great minds

In this case clearly Selective Memory Syndrome is the affliction

Via National Review:

Behind the scenes and nearly six months after the scandal first made headlines, the House Oversight Committee is quietly continuing its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of tea-party groups. Since May, congressional investigators have interviewed over 30 witnesses and examined thousands of pages of documents.

The latest official called to testify before committee investigators is an important one: IRS chief counsel William Wilkins. Wilkins is one of just two political appointees at the IRS, a generous donor to Democratic candidates and causes, and once represented Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ. Evidence of his involvement in the targeting would spell trouble for the White House and bring renewed focus to a scandal that has largely receded from public consciousness.

The Oversight Committee has furnished none, to date, but it is expressing gross dissatisfaction with Wilkins’s testimony and, in a letter sent to him on Wednesday, offering him the opportunity to amend it. “In your testimony, you stated ‘I don’t recall’ a staggering 80 times in full or partial response to the Committee’s questions,” committee chairman Darrell Issa and Ohio representative Jim Jordan wrote. “Your failure to recollect important aspects of the Committee’s investigation suggests either a deliberate attempt to obfuscate your involvement in this matter or gross incompetence on your part.”

How often have we asked of some member of Team Obama, “are they really that inept, or is this deliberate?” I think we all know that answer by now don’t we?

Your new beacon of civility is……….

….Chris “Crazy Legs” Matthews. Yes, really

Matthews Takes Break from Calling Opponents Racist to Lecture America on Civility

Okay, that headline is a little misleading. MSNBC host Chris Matthews never really took a break from calling his opponents racists and paranoids while engaging on a media blitz promoting his book about civility and amity in politics.

Just for kicks, let us review some of the civility Matthews practices

They’re “almost traitors,” Matthews said of conservatives who believe that the Internal Revenue Service, an agency created in 1913 and which recently admitted to targeting conservative groups in order to limit their political efficacy, should be abolished. “First of all, the right-wing are crazy,” he said in June. “What they’re saying about getting rid of the IRS is insane.”

“It seems there’s a very interesting compelling continuing effort to delegitimize this president,” theMSNBC host added in August. His evidence: conservatives who refer to Obama as “Obama.”

They refer to him as ‘Obama.’ They don’t say the ‘the president.’ They don’t say the ‘a law.’ They don’t even speak the language we normally speak in civilized political debate.”

“When are we going to have the book we’ve been waiting for, Killing O’Reilly?” Matthews said in October, jokingly envisioning the assassination of a rival cable news host with whom he disagrees. This moment was particularly satisfying. Matthews made this statement while appearing on HBO with Bill Maher to promote his book on civility.

“I think it’s hatred,” Matthews opined while summarizing the thinking that motivates conservatives in Congress this week. “I don’t think it’s politics.” Just yesterday, perturbed with conservatives who dare refer to themselves as “the American people” while justifying their opposition to the president’s programs, “Do they still count blacks as three-fifths?”

And those are only a few of his nasty personal and partisan attacks.

Civility he says…………..

Evil really is everywhere isn’t it?

The Other McCain reports on one Karoli Kuns, who is, according to both RS McCain’s opinion AND her own words, EVIL! Of course, to be fair to Karoli Kuns, boy that name sounds evil doesn’t it? Well it sounds either like evil incarnate of some new kind of doughnut. Likely a doughnut filled with evil. Anyway back to being fair to Karoli, she likely thinks I am evil because I love the Constitution and oppose Obamacare, and also evil people who are named after evil donuts! Anyway, read on as McCain explains the evil that IS Karoli

Is there a more dishonest person in America than the vile lie peddler Karoli Kuns? Certainly, we cannot rule this out, considering that 66 million people voted to re-elect President Obama.

One might write an entire book about the perverse mind of Karoli Kuns, whose attitude toward Republicans can best be understood by studying Pol Pot’s attitude toward opponents of the Khmer Rouge. There is no standard of decency Karoli Kuns recognizes as limiting the falsehoods she writes about anyone who doesn’t vote Democrat. For her, the destruction of Republicans is an end that justifies any means.

Karoli Kuns wakes up every morning and eats a bowl of Evil Flakes for breakfast, with a hot cup of dishonesty. She then peddles vile lies all day and into the night, before going to sleep to dream of the despicably hateful falsehoods she’ll tell tomorrow. If we occasionally notice some heinous wrong she has done today, it doesn’t mean she didn’t do worse yesterday, and she’ll certainly try to do worse tomorrow.

OK, so the Wall Street Journal published an article this week about the Tea Party and the IRS scandal, and the Washington Post then paid Alex Seitz-Wald to retaliate by attacking the Tea Party — because attacking Obama’s Enemies List is Alex Seitz-Wald‘s entire ouevre — and then, on cue, here comes Karoli Kuns to claim that somehow everything is explained by the “Groundswell” conspiracy:

According to the Groundswell documents, meetings and message coordination was taking place on a daily basis via email groups and their weekly meeting. Key players included the Tea Party Patriots and True The Vote. Both of these organizations were among the first to step up and claim they had been ‘victimized.’ But before the IRS ‘news’ ever broke, activity had been going on behind the scenes.

ERMAGERD! Activity behind the scenes! Evil People Who Don’t Vote Democrat send emails and have weekly meetings!

These people have gone so far as to advocate free speech and the right to assemble and petition government for a redress of grievances — can’t Eric Holder do something to stop these extremists?

You see what I mean about Karoli Kuns? Her basic premise is the dishonest insinuation that there is something scandalous — something wrong, perhaps even criminal — about people opposing Obama’s policies.

Christians, gun owners, homeschoolers, small businessmen concerned about regulations — these people have no rights at all, according to Karoli Kuns, and so their political activism is illegitimate. Therefore the IRS scandal is not a scandal, because the Tea Party shouldn’t even exist, and anything that the IRS or any other agency of government can do to wipe these people out is justified, according to Karoli Kuns.

I am tempted to say what a bit@#, but that would be too easy. Karoli is evil, and it seems she is damned brazen about her evilness. Her sources for dismissing the fact that the IRS DID target Conservative groups are either fat Left, or farther Left, so Kuns claims are, at least easily rebutted. She is, in short just another typical Leftist, that is she is someone willing to lie, then lie about lying, then lie some more as long as she can smear, rather than debate, Conservatives and other “radicals” who actually believe in America’s founding principles. And, in my book that does indeed make her EVIL. So evil she has now ruined my desire to ever eat another doughnut lest I accidentally ingest a “Karoli Kuns”  evil-filled doughnut.

Why would IRS workers need exemption from the health care bill THEY will be enforcing?

Folks, you simply cannot make this stuff up can you? The Lonely Conservative has the details

 

The IRS is going to become Obamacare’s enforcer, yet its employees want nothing to do with the law, or at least their union doesn’t. They want an exemption for their employees. Lovely.

The National Treasury Employees Union, or NTEU, is encouraging its members to write their congressmen in opposition to HR 1780, a bill that would have federal government workers use health insurance exchanges to buy health insurance. (Their sample letter is below.) The exchanges would take the place of the Federal Employee Health Benefits program that currently provides insurance to Treasury Department employees. …

Many unions have lost their enthusiasm for ObamaCare and even called for the law to be amended, mainly in order to protect private plans that unions themselves have bargained for. But the NTEU’s action is especially telling because the NTEU represents Internal Revenue Service employees who have the responsibility to enforce much of the health care law, especially in terms of collecting the taxes and distributing subsidies that finance the whole system. IRS agents will also collect data and apply penalties for those who fail to comply with many of ObamaCare’s requirements. NTEU’s own experts seem to realize now that ObamaCare is a bad idea.

Treasury employees, and the union that represents them, are in a unique position to know how the new health insurance law will work, or if it will work at all. It seems the NTEU has little confidence in the exchange system. But rather than perform a public service by calling for the whole thing to be put on hold, the NTEU is looking to make sure its own people keep their exemption. 

Hope and Change? More like Lennin and Marx

 

Is Salon the STD of the Internet?

It might seem a bit harsh to judge Salon so harshly, but, as Stacy McCain points out, Salon is the  Most Worthless Internet Site, Period. He should know, he reads it so we do not have to. I have read Salon’s stuff, it is like watching MSNBS. Sure it is a Tree of Low-Hanging Blogging Fruit, but the mind numbingly bad writing at Salon can cause severe brain irritation, and, if given a choice between reading salon, and watching MSNBS, well I think Stacy McCain sums up my feelings

Which is worse, herpes or syphilis? Herpes is incurable, but the ravages of syphilis can be deadly. This is a story about the liberal media, however, not sexually transmitted diseases . . .

Of course watching MSNBS, or reading Salon can prove as harmful to your love life as an STD. If you think having to explain that “prescription strength cream” your significant other found in your medicine cabinet is bad, try explaining why you read Salon, or watch MSNBS. Talk about a relationship killer! McCain goes on about the utter failure that Salon, and all “progressive media” is

You know how, since Day One of the IRS scandal, every liberal on the planet has been saying it’s not really a scandal? So the umpteenth reiteration of the IRS Scandal (NOT) meme was published Monday by a writer for Salon, the Most Worthless Internet Site, Period.

While AOL paid gazillions for HuffPo, and BuzzFeed is now estimated to be worth gazillion-times-infinity, nobody has ever hazarded a guess of the value of Salon.com, a site that has been losing massive sums of money constantly since the days of dial-up modems.

Because there are no other “progressive” sites on the Internet, you see, and if these investors didn’t keep pouring money into that courageousSalon.com, then Newt Gingrich would take over America and suddenly TV would be in black-and-white again, or something.

Nobody ever pays attention to Salon except in the sense of, “Did you see that stupid/gross/utterly wrong thing they published at Salon?”

But why bring up Tracy Clark-Flory at a time like this?

My point is that nobody really pays attention to Salon except gigantic inflatable dildos like Lawrence O’Donnell, who evidently had anapoplectic fit because this IRS Scandal (NOT) story failed to mention that Lawrence O’Donnell invented IRS Scandal (NOT) stories.

Of course, O’Donnell has a fit every time the wind blows, that is what he does, he works for MSNBS, where being a gigantic inflatable dildo is a prerequisite for a gig on one of their shows, how else do you explain Martin Bashir getting his own show?  But, the larger point is that America, as a nation, does not embrace Progressive causes. Air America failed, talk radio is dominated by Conservative hosts, not crackpot Progressive’s. Salon, FAIL! MSNBS FAIL! Their are only two reasons anyone follows “progressive media”. For laughs and easy blogging material, or because you are a Progressive crackpot who actually buys the tons on  BS spewed by Progressives. And the fact is there are just not enough crackpots that WANT to read Salon, watch MSNBS, or listen to Thom Hartman for anyone to take them seriously. Yet, investors keep shoveling money into those pits of Progressive failure.

McCain, who hates O’Donnell as much as I do, closes his post with this Tweet asking the age old question which is worse a pack of rabid jackals or a Gigantic Inflatable Dildo named Lawrence?

.@pareene is evil, but so are rabid jackals, and if rabid jackals attacked @Lawrencehttp://www.salon.com/2013/07/09/lawrence_odonnell_outraged_to_read_story_that_isnt_about_him/ … GO, RABID JACKALS, GO!

Man TOUGH CALL, but GO JACKALS!

 

Former IRS official Lois Lerner refuses to testify, unless she gets immunity

Recall that Lerner was very forceful in telling Congress that she did nothing wrong. Recall that she also took her fifth amendment privilege, so as not to testify. Now, Ms. I Did Nothing Wrong wants immunity to testify. If she did nothing wrong, what does she need immunity from? Weasel Zippers has more

Via Politico:

Embattled IRS official Lois Lerner will not testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee unless she’s given immunity from prosecution, her lawyer told POLITICO Tuesday.

“They can obtain her testimony tomorrow by doing it the easy way … immunity,” William W. Taylor III said in a phone interview. “That’s the way to resolve all of this.”

The comments reflect the hard-line approach Lerner, the former head of the IRS division that scrutinized conservative groups, and her legal team are taking in defending her role in the agency’s scandal.

I just cannot wait until goons like her are running my health care!

 

Strangulation by regulation

Via Conservative Hideout

Full Document Available in PDF

The scope of federal government spending and deficits is sobering. Yet the government’s reach extends well beyond the taxes Washington collects and its deficit spending and borrowing. Federal environmental, safety and health, andeconomic regulations cost hundreds of billions—perhaps trillions—of dollars every year over and above the costs of the official federal outlays that dominate the policy debate.

Highlights of the report:

• Total costs for Americans to comply with federal regulations reached $1.806 trillion in 2012. For the first time, this amounts to more than half of total federal spending. It is more than the GDPs of Canada or Mexico.

• This is the 20th anniversary of Ten Thousand Commandments. In the 20 years of publication, 81,883 final rules have been issued. That’s more than 3,500 per year or about nine per day.

• The Anti-Democracy Index – the ratio of regulations issued to laws passed by Congress and signed by the president – stood at 29 for 2012. That’s 127 new laws and 3,708 new rules – or a new rule every 2 ½ hours.

• Regulatory costs amount to $14,678 per family – 23 percent of the average household income of $63,685 and 30 percent of the expenditure budget of $49,705 and more than receipts from corporate and personal income taxes combined.

• Combined with $3.53 trillion in federal spending,Washington’s share of the economy now reaches 34.4 percent.

Please take a moment and think about the figures that I put in bold. Every time a new law or regulation is written, the federal government has a little bit more control over our lives. As the power of the federal government grows, the opportunities to abuse that power also increase. And, think about the costs. Think of all these laws and regulations as a huge anchor that the private sector economy has to drag along while it tries to grow.

There is a small favor for which we should be grateful. There are so many laws and regulations that the government can not possibly enforce them all uniformly. Imagine if the government agencies like the IRS, the EPA and, OSHA had enough enforcement agents to make every citizen and business to comply with the letter of every regulation. The economy would come to a screeching halt. And so, the laws and regulations are selectively enforced. And, that in itself is a form of tyranny.

Go read the rest, it is truly sickening

 

Armed IRS agents steal millions of Americans medical records?

Via The Right Scoop

Dude, this is really bad. Just because the IRS has been given Obamacare doesn’t give them the right to steal medical records from private companies. The House has launched an investigation into this. Video at the link. Below is another video report

 

 

Lois “Fifth Amendment” Lerner directly involved in IRS targeting

I wonder if she is going to be thrown under the Magic Obama Bus or if Obama will reward her good deeds by promoting her too

A series of letters suggests that senior IRS official Lois Lerner was directly involved in the agency’s targeting of conservative groups as recently as April 2012, more than nine months after she first learned of the activity.

Lerner, the director of the IRS exempt organizations office in Washington, D.C., signed cover letters to 15 conservative organizations currently represented by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) between in March and April of 2012. The letters, such as this one sent to the Ohio Liberty Council on March 16, 2012, informed the groups applying for tax-exempt status that the IRS was “unable to make a final determination on your exempt status without additional information,” and included a list of detailed questions of the kind that a Treasury inspector general’s audit found to be inappropriate. Some of the groups to which Lerner sent letters are still awaiting approval.

Lerner has denied involvement in the targeting, which she has blamed on a few “front-line people” in the agency’s Cincinnati field office. “I have not done anything wrong,” she told members of the House oversight committee on Wednesday. However, she then refused to answer any questions, citing protection under the Fifth Amendment. She has since been placed on (paid) administrative leave, and the committee may call her to testify again.

“One thing is clear: this correspondence shows [Lerner’s] direct involvement in the scheme,” wrote Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the ACLJ. “Further, sending a letter from the top person in the IRS Exempt Organization division to a small Tea Party group also underscores the intimidation used in this targeting ploy.”

 

Rep. Issa to Lois Lerner: You WILL testify

YES! Keep the pressure on these Neo-Marxists

Via Politico:

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said embattled IRS official Lois Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights and will be hauled back to appear before his panel again.

The California Republican said Lerner’s Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination was voided when she gave an opening statement this morning denying any wrongdoing and professing pride in her government service.

“When I asked her her questions from the very beginning, I did so so she could assert her rights prior to any statement,” Issa told POLITICO. “She chose not to do so — so she waived.”

Lerner’s decision to speak at all immediately triggered a dust-up among lawmakers who were confused about whether she gave up her Fifth Amendment protections when she made an opening statement.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), a former federal prosecutor, said Lerner lost her rights the minute she started proclaiming her innocence, and that lawmakers therefore were entitled to question her. But Ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings of Maryland said hearing rules were not like those of a courtroom.

 

Does MSNBS require it’s hosts and analysts to have the IQ of toast?

Good Grief!

Via Free Beacon:

During a panel discussion on MSNBC Wednesday, Karen Finney suggested that presidential candidate Mitt Romney should have made a bigger deal about the IRS targeting conservative groups. The only problem with Finney’s remarks is that throughout the 2012 Presidential election the IRS was still denying that this improper targeting was taking place.

Good Freaking Grief stupid should hurt.

 

Rep. Gowdy rips into Former IRS head

Gowdy is pissed and should be. Shulman is a weasel, and a disgrace.

“Why was the culture such under your watch that an employee felt comfortable targeting conservative groups?” Gowdy continued. “Did you investigate that?”

“From my reading of the report, um, I can’t tell if it was political motivation or if it was tone-deaf, somebody trying to expedite a way –” Shulman started.

“You still don’t know that this was political?”

“Excuse me?”

“You still don’t know that this was political?”

“I defer to the inspector general.”

“Well, I’ll tell you this, Mister Shulman, your predecessor said that he wasn’t sure if it was partisan and that requires the listener to be as stupid as the speaker.”

 

IRS union head met with Obama the day before targeting of Tea Party groups began

Well now, isn’t that special?

By now, you’ve probably seen the news:

Report: Head of IRS Employees Union Met
With President Obama the Day Before
Tea Party Targeting Began

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union which represents employees of the Internal Revenue Service, met at the White House with President Obama the day before two IRS officials created the “Sensitive Case Report” that targeted Tea Party groups for special scrutiny on their applications for non-profit status.
White House visitors logs show that Kelley visited the White House on March 31, 2010, to meet with Obama, a day before an Inspector General’s report shows that the “Sensitive Case Report” was created, Jeffrey Lord of The American Spectator reported . . .

And you might be surprised (but probably not) to learn that Colleen M. Kelley has never worked a day in the private sector:

[A]n NTEU member since 1974, Kelley was an IRS Revenue Agent for 14 years and served in various NTEU chapter leadership positions, including chapter president of NTEU Chapter 34 in Pittsburgh. She was elected National President in August 1999 and was overwhelmingly re-elected to a fourth four-year term in 2011.
Kelley first joined the IRS upon graduation from Drexel University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She also earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Pittsburgh.

Go read it all, Stacy also lists the folks, or some of them, that Kelley seems to, shall we say, dislike intensely. I am sure Dan Pfeiffer would dismiss this all as “irrellevant”, and tell us these are just funny coincidences. Me, I think The Church lady might sum it up best

The Other McCain: It has been a tough week for the guy who used to be somebody

That “used to be” being Charles Johnson of course. As I read Stacy McCain’s post on CJ, I was floored. Who knew Charles Johnson was still blogging? I thought maybe he had run off to join some cult that worships pony tails or something. But it turns out that Johnson is still around, and still making an ass of himself

The World’s Least Credible Blogger™ has been tying himself into laughable knots of hilarious self-contradiction lately, attempting to defend President Wiretap Benghazi Failure against . . . Well, facts.

Facts have always been optional with Obama, who has relied on his media-generated force field to survive all previous encounters with unfortunate reality. Obama’s fawning fanboy Charles Johnson fancies himself an apostle of Scientific Truth (and imagines his antagonists are all ignorant bigots), but the relentless drip, drip, drip of scandalous facts the past few days have been quite hard on CJ’s self-image.

Case in point: Diary of Daedalus catches CJ attempting to redefine the word “bogus” as “vastly overblown,” so as to dismiss as false or exaggerated the accounts of how Tea Party groups and other conservatives were targeted by the IRS.

So, Johnson falls back on the deny, deny, deny tactic. It does not matter that Conservative groups WERE targeted, or that the IRS ADMMITED that they targeted Conservative groups, not to Johnson.  Stacy gets in one more barb at CJ while directing us to a list of his recent failures

Scroll down Diary of Daedalus and enjoy the ridiculous failures. That is to say, if you still remember who Charles Johnson is. Or rather, was.

 

 

IRS scandal gets worser and worser

Gateway Pundit has a very damning bit of info on what Tea Party groups were asked by the IRS

The Obama IRS demanded that several Tea Party groups provide back-end access to their websites.

And, from reliable sources: This happened to several Tea Party groups!

The source has this in writing. It states they wanted access to everything the members had access to, which would be chats, email, contact information, etc. The group raised less than $600. She was targeted as early as October 2010.

Central Texas 912 President, Maria Acosta joined Kristina Ribali from FreedomWorks to discuss being singled out by the Feds.

The IRS asked for back-end access to the group’s website.
And this is a tax question?

And here are some of the questions directed at the Richmond Tea Party

4) Provide the following for your publishing activities including books, CD’s, DVD’s, newsletters, literatures, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, voter guides, and class handouts (from October 22,2010 to now):
a) Copies of allthe publications and/or advertising materials that you have distributed.
b) Expense amounts incurred for your publishing activities from October 22,2010 to now
c) lndicate the percentage of time and resources you spend on these activities in relation to 1oo o/o of all your activities.
h) Will your near future publishing activities remain similar to those you have been conducting recently? lf not, explain the changes of your publishing activities in the near future in terms of contents, time, and resources.
5) Provide the following information for your web and internet related activities:
a) Copies of your current web pages and your presentations on other web pages such as social networking sites and blog sites (from October 22,201 to now). lf you are a membership organization, please include all the pages that are accessible only to your members.
b) Expense amounts incurred for your web and internet related activities from October 22,201 to now.
b) lndicate the percentage of time and resources you spend on these activities in relation to 100 o/o of all your activities.
6) Have you attempted or will you attempt to influence the outcome of specific legislation (in the near future)? lf so, provide the following:
a) Provide copies of all communications, pamphlets, advertisements, and other materials distributed by the organization regarding the legislation.
b) Provide copies of any radio, television, or internet advertisements relating to your lobbying activities
c) Please indicate the percentage of time and resources you have spent or will spend conducting these activities in relation to 100% of all your activities.
lf not, please confirm by answering “No” to this question.
7) Have you engaged or will you engage in business dealings with any candidate(s) for public office or an organization associated with the candidate, such as renting office space or providing access to a membership list (in the near future)?
lf so, describe the relationship in detail and copies of any contracts or other agreements documenting the business relationship

 

 

Well, isn’t that special?

Obama and his Spokestool, Jay Carney, cannot get their stories straight

White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a press conference Tuesday that the White House was notified about the IRS targeting tea party groups “several weeks ago.” This comes a day after President Obama said he found out about it from news reports on Friday of last week.

During a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, President Obama was asked about the IRS scandal. He responded, ”I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this. I think it was on Friday.”

However, Carney said Tuesday that first a report had to be compiled by the IRS’s inspector general and then when it was completed, it was passed on to the administration.

If the media really starts looking into this scandal, or Benghazi, or the whole AP Gate deal, lookout~

 

Saying Obamacare sucks is easy, but complying with it?

Welcome to Statism America

Via Washington Examiner:

Complying with the raging tsunami of new Obamacare rules and regulations will cost American businesses and families 127 million hours annually, enough time to carve out another 1,039 Mount Rushmores which took 14 years complete, according to a new House report.

Based on figures from President Obama’s own Office of Management and Budget and Internal Revenue Service, the new report provided to Secrets reveals that the health reform law set to fully go into effect in 11 months will be the most costly federal burden to hit American in generations. And that hardship will grow as more rules are released.

Just consider: Using the lowest possible wage of an employee complying with Obamacare paperwork–the federal minimum wage–it will cost nearly $1 billion. Put another way: The Empire State building, which took 7 million hours to build, could be erected another 17 times in the time required every year to handle Obamacare rules and regulations.

Ah yes, the inherent incompetence of our government on full display. When we elect buffoons and corruptocrats to office, they pass bills like this, even while we scream not to pass them. And, rather than pass bills that are small, easy to understand an implement, and, yes transparent, Congress passes bills so large no  human being could ever fully grasp them. Put it this way, if you called Congress to fix your flat tire, it would go this way. First they would debate for days about the best way to do it. Then they would take three months to actually change your tire. Then they would hand you  a bill for 12,000,000 dollars, and after all of that, not only would your flat tire still be flat, but so would your spare, your other three tires, and your car would need a new engine as well.

 

STOP THE HATE! Save the Breasts

Stacy McCain has taken up the cause of celebrities with large breasts. FINNALY, a Stop the Hate campaign guys can really fondle, I mean support

Stop the hate!

Add an IRS seizure to the problems taxing Lindsay Lohan.
Uncle Sam has taken control of all of the “Liz & Dick” star’s bank accounts in an effort to recover $233,904 in unpaid taxes from 2009 and [2010] and an unspecified amount from 2011, TMZ.comfirst reported.

Well, what’s a young celebrity damsel in distress to do? Have no fear —Hef and Charlie to the rescue!

The 26-year-old Hollywood star has already been helped out by her friend Charlie Sheen, who gave her $100,000 to help her get back on track with her finances, but sources tell website TMZ she’s still falling dramatically short, as she also owes money for 2011.
Lindsay has spent most of this year trying to get her career back on track, and after filming roles in TV movie Liz and Dick and The Canyons as well as stripping off naked for a Playboy photo shoot, she is set to earn more than $2 million by the end of this year.

Stop the Hate indeed!

 

Same old media double standards, Mitt is evil for using tax shelters, Obama, not so much

Donald Douglas has a tremendous post up concerning how the media is covering the use of tax shelters by the two men vying for the presidency

Exhibit A this afternoon is the lead editorial at today’s New York Times, “Mr. Romney’s Financial Black Hole” via Memeorandum. Folks can read it all at the link. The editors really go off on Romney, attacking him for the alleged moral transgression of not releasing even more tax returns, and especially for his financial portfolio, which includes a number of offshore investments designed to reduce tax liability (a tax strategy that any good tax adviser would recommend). But for all the editorial’s outrage and bluster (which zeros in on Romney’s lingering ties to Bain), here’s the key passage:

Firms like Bain park money in the Caymans because the islands have no taxes on capital gains, profits or income for foreigners. But just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.

OK, if that is how they feel, fine. I disagree. I would ask why the United States does not follow the example of the Cayman Islands. Or, if the Times is so upset over these “loopholes” then why not take Obama to task for not trying to close them? But then again, I do not have an agenda like the Times does. I would love to see our tax laws simplified greatly. Flatten, and lower the rates, end the punitive rates that tax some Americans at a higher rate than others, and allow many Americans to pay nothing. End most of the deductions too. But until that happens, I will not blame anyone for using the deductions and loopholes as best they can, and that includes Romney and Obama, who BOTH use shelters!

President Obama and his wife, Michele, gave a total of $48,000 in tax-free gifts to their daughters, according to tax records made public on Friday.

The president and his wife separately gave each daughter a $12,000 gift under a section of the federal tax code that exempts such donations from federal taxes.

There is nothing illegal about the president’s taking advantage of this tax shelter, but it does raise eyebrows given that he has lamented the myriad tax exemptions used by the wealthy—“millionaires and billionaires” like himself—to pay less in taxes. He hasyet to propose a comprehensive plan to reform the byzantine tax code.

The Obama’s tax return indicates that the gifts, likely for their daughter’s college educations, began in 2007, when the maximum exemptible amount was $24,000 per couple. The maximum exemption has since increased to $26,000 per couple.

The Obamas paid a total federal tax rate of 20.5 percent on a gross adjusted income $789,674, which would typically fall within the top federal rate of 35 percent. According to an analysis of the president’s tax return, he may have paid a lower rate than his secretary despite making more than eight times as much money as she did.

Now, I would say here that 20.5% is TOO MUCH for any American, or any corporation to pay in income taxes! Do you hear that Liberals? I, and ALL Conservatives want EVERYONE that pays income tax to pay LESS! Liberals call this greedy. As if wanting all Americans to benefit from their hard work is greedy. Liberals, of course, are the truly greedy ones, seeking to get more and more of everyone else’s money.  As I said before, gut the exemptions and lower and flatten tax rates! Making the tax codes simpler, note not “fairer” as Democrats always call for. We all know that Democrats use the word fair to defend the Marxist vision of spreading the wealth around. 

An added benefit to simplifying the tax codes would be that the IRS could be shrunk. If you eliminate most of the ways for people to cheat on their taxes, you lessen the need for much of the spending on running the IRS. And, that, of course is the real issue here. It is not a lack of revenues that has America in a hole, it is the spending that far outpaces the inflow of revenues. Again, the Times might point this out, if they did not have re-electing Obama, rather than helping America to fiscal sanity, as their number one priority.