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Paying taxes is Patriotic? 

Congress is considering a National Sales Tax called a Value Added Tax-VAT in some circles. Forget about repealing all the income taxes already collected, they are planning to keeping the existing income tax and add a national sales tax on top of it.  How’s that for Patriotic?

Poor people who don’t make enough to make ends meet now will be forced to rely further on social services, further enhancing the debt and reliance on government.  Socialism, pure and simple.  

A commentator from the Say Anything Blog had this to say- http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/congress_considering_a_national_sales_tax/ that “Bush took 96 months to give us the largest debt in decades.  Obama took 4 months to QUADRUPLE that.”

This is the change you can believe in.  …”Everybody who understands our long-term budget problems understands we’re going to need a new source of revenue, and a VAT is an obvious candidate,” said Leonard Burman, co-director of the Tax Policy Center, a joint project of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, who testified on Capitol Hill this month about his own VAT plan. “It’s common to the rest of the world, and we don’t have it.” 

I don’t have my armpits infested by the fleas of a thousand camels like some parts of the world either, but something stinks to high hell.  I understand that our economy and the world’s economy are fragile, but a VAT on top of what we already pay? Somewhere in this VAT is an angle for government subsidized healthcare, I just know it.  We are going to have to pay for the the Swine Flu Vaccine and Vaccine Stockpiles somehow, won’t we now?  Doing away with an antiquated tax code that our own Secretary of Treasury apparently couldn’t figure out is one thing, but not repealing it and expecting tax revenue on top of that is just greed and a nasty power play on the part of our elected democratic office holders.  Do they really want to be responsible for more burdens on the poor while they sit on the throne of power under the Obama reign?

You think a gallon of milk is expensive now?  A gallon of gas locally was $2.49 in Podunk USA- in the EU it is between $5-$8 per liter.  http://goeurope.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=goeurope&cdn=travel&tm=59&gps=294_333_986_501&f=10&su=p531.50.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/international/prices.html%23Motor

I get that not everyone pays taxes and that not everyone qualifies but for those of us who do; for the government to even consider a VAT is just another nail in the coffin of capitalism.  I am tired of scraping up the change off the floor to pay for President Obama’s proposed socialistic programs and endless bailouts.  If I wanted to own a car company, I would have purchased the stock on Wall Street.  I didn’t need a President to do it for me.

Patriotism is not getting your money for nothing and your tricks for free. Best link on the topic is here-

PHIL KERPEN: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of the Obama Administration’s Scary Trial Balloon

photo props to http://longdarkteatime.com/2004_02_01_archive.html

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Not only are the Republicans tired of the Barack-Star phenomenon, the Democrats are coming out of their comas to put halt on his ruinous ideologies.

Michael Steele head of the Republican National Committee had this to say,  “The era of apologizing for Republican mistakes of the past is now officially over,”  “The second turning point for our party is this. We are going to take the president head-on. The honeymoon is over,” he said, addressing President Barack Obama’s popularity, an “Obama phenomenon” which the GOP should no longer fear. “The two-party system is making a comeback, and that comeback starts today.” props to http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2009/05/michael_steele_honeymoon_is_ov.html

As the RNC leader, these thoughts should have been among his first statements- on his first day on the job.  Now Steele is whining that he wants more control over how money is spent, telling Fox News that part of his job is to “manage the money” and suggested that if committee members strip him of that authority he’ll step aside. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/19/steele-threatens-quit-rnc-undermines-funding-authority/  I’d say don’t let the door hit him in the ass, but who would take his place?  The RNC couldn’t pay Rush Limbaugh enough, unless of course he’d do it for a $1.

On Wednesday, RNC state chairmen will vote on the funding issue, among others — such as whether to label the Democratic Party “Socialist.”  Joe The Plumber said it for us all; no need to make it official. 

The two party system elected, ” That One,” and we all have to deal with his acts as President.  While we are no where near the end of the tunnel of Obama’s reign, the Democrats it would seem are going to give him a little run for his money.  At least a few Democratic elected officials are seeing Obama’s dreams can easily be turned into nightmares.

Obama’s first act as President was signing  the Executive Order mandating that the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay be closed in one year.  With four months gone Obama still insists that he will close the state of the art detention facility on time but still has no plan on what to do with detainees. 

Politico said http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22677.html “In a clear setback for President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats moved Tuesday to both wipe out $80 million in new funding for the closing the Guantanamo detention facility and bar the administration from moving prisoners to U.S. soil until there is a more detailed plan provided to lawmakers. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) confirmed the decision, which follows intense pressure from Republicans going into debate over a $91.3 billion wartime spending bill expected to come to the floor late Tuesday.

“We’ll wipe out all the money,” Inouye said, “And I’ll put in a provision that says none of the funds in this bill or any other bill can be used to pay for the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo to the United States.”

“We will never allow terrorists to be released in the United States.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)

“Obama hasn’t done us any favors on this,” said one Democratic leadership aide. “He’s a little of this, a little of that. The Republicans have one compelling message.”  Perhaps the message from all the tea  parties across the nation are finally getting through to the Senate.  A little of this, and a little of that, is eroding American capitalism. 

Republicans like House Leader John Boehner from Ohio and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky put the roadblock to the Obama insanity. “It was the opposition they organized among their members which gave Democrats up for re-election in 2010 the willies.” says http://mikesamerica.blogspot.com/2009/05/victory-for-republicans-democrats.html 

If nothing else this serves as a warning to Obama that being President is not like being the American Idol winner.  He may have won the vote but the public is fickle.  Americans, rich or poor are tired of spending money on pork and projects that have no plan.  Finally someone in the Senate had enough balls to say the same.

Score one for the GOP!

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