Okay. The Buffett Rule. Then What?

I’m seeing reports that the Buffett Rule (taxing Capital Gains income of the 1% at a higher (30%) rate) would raise $50,000,000,000.  That’s an enormous amount of wealth to redistribute from 818,902 Tax Returns (read Families).  It’s $61057.37 per Family (Tax Return).

So, okay Obama, let’s say we do it.  We employ the Buffet Rule.  Then what?

The $50 Billion is 4.5% of the projected $1,100,000,000,000 ($1.1 Trillion) Deficit for 2012 on the White House web site.  Four-and-a-half percent.

So, Mr. Obama, Mr. Buffett, Mr. and Ms. Democrat… …what are you going to do to make up the other $1,050,000,000,000 ($1.05 Trillion) that is left after the Buffett Rule?

Answer that.

Based on your rhetoric, I got the impression if we just taxed the rich, everything would be okee-dokee.  If the evil rich just paid their fair share… …nirvana!

What about the Federal Debt?  We haven’t even talked about that.  Buffet’s $50 Billion would make a huge dent in the debt, right?

That $50 Billion is less than 1/3 of 1% of the current $15,382,000,000,000 ($15.382 Trillion) Debt.  Mr. and Ms. Class Warfare, what are you going to do about the remaining $15,332,000,000,000 ($15.332 Trillion) in Debt after your magic fair share and unicorn-riding class warfare succeeds in making the evil rich pay more under the Buffett Rule.

Answer that!

I know. We see it coming already.  The rich still aren’t paying their fare share.

How many times do we have to say it?  It’s the spending, stupid.

U.S. Bailout Of Europe

h/t http://netrightdaily.com/By Robert Romano

“The fact is, we are already bailing out Europe.”

That was Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson’s take on a recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) report published in Septemberthat showed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has already dispensed €78.5 billion to the creditors of Greece, Portugal, and Ireland, or about $112 billion for refinance bailout loans.

The U.S. provides 17.72 percent of the IMF’s finances. Which means the “U.S. taxpayers’ tab is already almost $20 billion so far that the IMF has put at risk,” Wilson noted.

He urged members of Congress to resist any further U.S. role in providing financial assistance to Europe to alleviate the sovereign debt crisis, saying, “It’s not up to the American people to bail out European banks that bet poorly on the sovereign debt of socialist governments that could not afford to be paid back.”

More here

Have We Given Up!

I haven’t read the book, but  the advertisement is well put:

Charles W. Kraut

Labor Day 2011

If you have been even marginally involved in the Tea Party or any other part of the conservativeh/t parable.com
movement in the last couple of years, you may have noticed that participation in these
organizations and events has declined dramatically. There are fewer rallies, and fewer people
attending those rallies. Attendance at regular meetings and conventions has in many cases
declined precipitously. You could say that the Tea Party movement is beginning to look like a
“flash in the pan”. You might also think that the conservative movement is over.

If this is true, liberty is doomed. We, the people awoke briefly from our slumber, made a little bit
of noise, and are now going back to sleep. After all, we did our best; we elected candidates to the
House of Representatives who turned Washington upside down, and who forced the current
occupant of the Oval Office to shift his focus away from dreadful legislation like Obamacare in
favor of more and more illegal and unconstitutional Executive Orders. Wasn’t that enough to
secure our freedom for another generation or two?

Besides, we say, the liberals have fought back with every weapon they have. They have made us
appear foolish, inarticulate, uneducated, racist, prejudiced, supportive of big corporations, devoid
of compassion, willing to destroy the environment, and backward. We’re not accustomed to this
type of abuse. After all, we are the people who work hard, pay taxes, obey the law, and try very
hard to live upright and decent lives. Why are we exposing ourselves to such criticism from those
who are almost universally deficient in morals and integrity?

We didn’t have a plan

I will be the first to admit that our feeble efforts to defend our Constitution and the principles of
liberty have brought about frustration and discouragement. What else could we expect when we
were leaderless, and had no specific plan? What did we think we could accomplish when we didn’t
even understand what it was we were trying to defend? How could we have any hope of falling back
on the principles that made America great, when for decades we allowed those principles to be
challenged, set aside, and trampled by those who had their own agenda?

We, the people have lost a battle; we have not lost the war. We will lose the war, however, if we
surrender now. What we need is Americans like you and me who will step up to the plate fully
capable of defending our Constitution, and to stand up for the liberty, the principles, and the
decency envisioned and urged upon us by our Founding Fathers.

We need leadership

We need leadership. You and I need to learn and thoroughly understand the Constitution and the
writings and intentions of the Founding Fathers. We need to draw “a line in the sand” that we will
no longer allow the enemies of liberty to cross. We need to rally our neighbors, our friends, our
coworkers, and all who will listen to the flag of freedom. Under that flag we must organize
ourselves, develop effective strategies, and pursue a course that will restore liberty and greatness
once again.

We cannot allow ourselves to be turned aside from our course by the media or by our leaders,
whether it is those who criticize and attack us or those who would waste our time and attention in
endless debate about “he said/she said”. We must focus on what is most important.

Those who love freedom must attend every PTA, school board, city council, County Commissioner,
and Board of Trustees meeting where the public is permitted. In those meetings it is our duty to
ensure that only those actions are taken that will promote the ideals and principles of liberty,
morality, integrity, and responsible citizenship. Everything else, regardless of the high-sounding
words behind it, must be rejected and defeated.

No compromise and no surrender

There can be no compromise, particularly on morality. We do not have the right to change what
God has told us, nor must we permit anyone to do so or to make the denial of His existence part
of our public policy. If our own principles have been called into question by the abuse we have
received, we need to examine our lives and re-establish correct principles as the foundation and
motivating force of all that we do every day. Eternal truth remains just that – eternal.

There is a plan

There is a plan to accomplish all these things, and to restore the Constitution to its rightful place
as the greatest political document of all time. As Thoreau said, “For every thousand hacking at the
leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root.” Most of us, if we are engaged at all, are “hacking at
the leaves of evil”. If we want to have any hope of winning this conflict, we must strike at the root.

Several months ago I published my second book, The Patriots Guide to Taking America Back. I
did not write it to entertain, or to make money. I wrote The Patriots Guide to Taking America
Back for two specific purposes: first, to initiate what must become the most important debate of
the 21st century, whether any nation can survive under human rights, and second, to provide a
specific plan that will, if implemented and followed, will succeed. Have you read it? Have you
shared it with those around you? Have you commenced a regular program of personal study and
study with your family on the Constitution and our Declaration of Independence? Have you made
a personal commitment of your time, talents, and resources to this vital work of taking America
back?

Liberty has been taking a beating for more than a hundred years. It’s time we stopped talking
about it and started doing the things that will save our country.

Otherwise, what will you tell your grandchildren when they ask you
what it used to be like to be free?
Charles W. Kraut
Lexington, Virginia
http://www.wcandp.com
ckraut1@comcast.net

It’s The Record, Stupid!

What’s different about the 2012 and 2008 primary at this point?  Unlike McCain, the Mainstream Media and the Establishment GOP aren’t the only one telling us to vote for a squishy moderate.  Ann Coulter, John Gibson, Brit Hume, all conservative, are saying the same thing?!?!

Don’t vote for Newt!

This is the same Ann Coulter that claimed if we don’t nominate Christie, Romney will be nominated and he will lose… …is now belittling us if we’re considering Newt.  I guess we’re already laughing Ann.

There’s just one little problem for Ann, the Media, the Establishment GOP, and now Conservative Pundits:

  • Conservative Voters followed the Establishment GOP candidate, McCain, and got royally screwed
  • When Mitt Romney was in power, he capitulated to the left enacting ObamaRomneyCare, State Mandates, top-down Government, and he installed liberal judges
  • When Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, he gave us the Contract With America,Welfare Reform, and a (so-called) Balanced Budget

Why are Conservatives ignoring you?  It’s the Record, Stupid!

A Letter To Governor Nixon

Governor Nixon,http://governor.mo.gov/img/GovernorNixon.jpg

What plans could be made to get Federal Funding out of our School system?  The schools are introducing objectionable and age-inappropriate material to our children.  I believe to keep the integrity of midwest Christian values in our schools, we need to get away from the socialist anti-history, anti-family, anti-community agenda.  We do not need to force-feed our children diversity and green thinking which will undermine their ability to own personal property.

It should be that the diverse that come to this country adopt American values and abide by our laws and respect our the religious values that successfully founded the American society.

Or, maybe we need as a community to replace the public schools with Charter Schools unregulated by any State or Federal bureaucracy.

Sincerely,

Janet Boston

The Crux Of This Election

There is only one factor that defines this election.  There is only one thing that matters.

One number:  The Gross National Debt

The Gross National Debt has not decreased since 1968 — a generation.

Every Conservative American must educate themselves (in all races) and pick the Primary Candidate that has voted, will vote, or will veto, immediately, to stop the increase of The Gross National Debt within one year.  Incumbent or challenger, who do you trust to reduce the Gross National Debt?  How have they behaved in the past related to the debt?  Who do you trust?

Anything less, and our Republic is destined to fail.

34 Facts On The Debt

h/t http://conservativeblogscentral.blogspot.com

Today is the 1000th day since the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a budget.  Obama’s last budget was voted down 97-0.  Democrats have absolutely failed in leadership as the debt goes up:

The U.S. government’s debt is bad. How bad? It’s so bad that liberals don’t even pretend to have an answer any more. They used to shrug it off. “We’ll grow our way our of it.” In a recovery this weak? With 8.5% unemployment? They know better.

But Congress does nothing about this. It has no intention of doing anything.

#1 During fiscal year 2011, the U.S. government spent 3.7 trillion dollars but it only brought in 2.4 trillion dollars.

#2 When Ronald Reagan took office, the U.S. national debt was less than 1 trillion dollars.  Today, the U.S. national debt is over 15.2 trillion dollars.

#3 During 2011, U.S. debt surpassed 100 percent of GDP for the first time ever.

#4 According to Wikipedia, the monetary base “consists of coins, paper money (both as bank vault cash and as currency circulating in the public), and commercial banks’ reserves with the central bank.”  Currently the U.S. monetary base is sitting somewhere around 2.7 trillion dollars.  So if you went out and gathered all of that money up it would only make a small dent in our national debt.  But afterwards there would be no currency for anyone to use.

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A Kind Note From Patrick Naeger

We had a spirited TTTT night at the Cape Library on Tuesday!  I started to ask some tough questions about Social Security / Medicare, and the opinions were passionate.

We met a lot of great people and received a kind note from Patrick Naeger complimenting us on the meeting.  Thank you for your kind words:

Brian,

It was a pleasure to attend and I have already told some folks about your group.  You know the other night you had asked about Medicare and Social Security.  I think you are right to bring these two issues up because fundamentally these two issues consume more than half of the revenue our Federal government takes in.  These two individual items are the top two expenditures, and as you pointed out, no one is serious about fixing.

I was going to throw out my opinion the other night but the conversation went another direction.  I think the time is now for boldness…….I truly believe that until the Members of Congress have to rely on Medicare and Social Security for their retirement safety net this will not be fixed.  I think the Tea Party should insist that every Candidate for Congress that wants its support should have to pledge to strip Congressional retirement and Healthcare Benefits  and should have to pay into and depend upon Social Security and Medicare for their retirement!  This my friend would be a wake-up call!  Congress is simply 535 of 300 million American citizens and they are ruining these vital programs and I am sick of it! The bottom line is this……for as long as I can remember these politicians say they are going to fix it……hasn’t happened and we are going to see these programs destroyed if we do not act!

Tell me this would not get folks fired up………!

 

 

The Anti-Progressive Syllabus

  • Henry Hazlitt – Economics in One Lesson
  • Friedrich Hayek –  The Road to Serfdom
  • Friedrich Hayek – The Constitution of Liberty
  • Friedrich Hayek – The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism
  • Ludwig von Mises – Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis
  • Friedrich Bastiat – The Law
  • Thomas Sowell – A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles
  • Thomas Sowell – The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation As a Basis for Social Policy
  • Thomas Sowell – The Quest for Cosmic Justice
  • Thomas Sowell – Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy
  • Milton Friedman – Capitalism and Freedom
  • Milton Friedman – Free to Choose
  • Myron Magnet – The Dream and the Nightmare: The Sixties Legacy to the Underclass


 

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – January 2012

Each month at the Third Tuesday Tea Time, we ask that you get involved / get active in the effort to save our Republic and our children from the enslavement of the debt created under the establishment Republicans and Democrats.

Here are this month’s items for TTTT Takeaway Activism:

This year, let’s make your Super Bowl party extra special! 

Your local food pantries are struggling to meet the needs of your community.  With the never-ending recession and the holidays, food pantry shelves are quite bare.

If you are holding a Super Bowl party at your home, ask your guests to bring items for your local food pantry!  Yes, you can make your party a bigger hit by taking the opportunity to give back to those who are less fortunate!

If you are attending a Super Bowl party at a friend or family member’s home, suggest to them that they take part in the fun by collecting food items for the pantry.  Offer to bring boxes and take the items to the pantry when the party is over.

You will be providing great support for your community

Right To Work

Considering you believe in Freedom, you might believe in the freedom to join a union or not.  Being required to join a union gives power to union leaders to ignore the wishes of the members.  When an employee has the right to choose (via Right-To-Work legislation), the union must be responsive to the members’ needs and their wishes.

The Speaker of the House in Missouri, Steven Tilley, has decided not to bring legislation to the floor that would enact Right-To-Work legislation.  He claims that it would be a waste of time knowing that Governor Nixon would just veto the legislation.

Since when do Missouri Republicans decide what’s best for Missouri based on the threat of veto from a Democrat Governors?!?!  Should the voters of Missouri decide to vote for Democrat General Assembly Members because only their bills will get the Governor’s signature?!?!  No!

Speaker Tilley must pass the legislation that makes Missouri more competitive with the SIX Right-To-Work states that border Missouri.  Then, if Governor Nixon wants to veto the bill and reduce Missouri’s competitiveness, voters will have the opportunity to pick a Governor who will even the playing field with other states.  (http://www.nrtw.org/rtws.htm)

Contact your local General Assembly Representative and ask them to push Speaker Tilley to enact Right-To-Work legislation! (http://capecountyteaparty.org/representative-contact-information)

District 157
Donna Lichtenegger
573-751-6662
Donna.Lichtenegger@house.mo.gov

District 158
Wayne Wallingford
573-751-1443
Wayne.Wallingford@house.mo.gov

District 159
Billy Pat Wright
573-751-1494
Billy.Wright@house.mo.gov

District 160
Ellen Brandom
573-751-5471
Ellen.Brandom@house.mo.gov

Senatorial District 27
Jason Crowell
573- 751-2459
JCrowell@senate.mo.gov

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