Did we get played by the 1%?

Yes, I am referring to that group that the OWS were against.  No matter if you are liberal or conservative, you know that in the current government, that our voices don’t hold the weight we would like because lobbyists and big dollar donors are able to have a lot more influence. 

When the SC decision came down this week I realized that we have been played by the 1%.  So, I really began to wonder what is in it for them.  Then, I realized that the wealthy get better health insurance with the restrictions of cost in place on the taxes of the middle class because the penalties won’t hit them the way it hits the middle class.  If 1$ didn’t want it, the decision would have gone the other way. 

Not quite sure why but I think the hospitals want a single payer system.  For the past few years I have been hearing that doctors have gradually gone from private practice to being employees of the hospitals with the excuse of they don’t have to worry about malpractice and get a set salary.  Then, the headlines here from the healthcare companies are that they are excited that they will be getting millions of more customers, which means more revenues for them. There is also something about batched payments that are coming down the line starting with orthopedics, which means that the insurance company will pay one amount for a procedure that incorporates all the care.  When I read that in the paper it was initiated by the insurance company.  Not quite sure how this will play out because for a while Medicare has been setting the standards of how other insurance companies pay for procedures.  Now, I wonder what really happened in DC when the insurance companies met with Congress before the bill was passed. 

All in all, I can see that this decision only benefits the 1% with maybe a few crumbs throw in to keep those without insurance happy that they expect to have the same health insurance that was promised to them by Obama.  Remember when he said that he would ensure that everyone would have the same insurance as those on Capitol Hill get?  The same group that is exempt from being covered by Obamatax. 

By the way, inquiring minds want to know, where’s BO?

With his desire to not raise taxes but to increase revenues, I began to wonder more about how things are with his family.  Then, I realized that I haven’t seen pictures of Bo lately.  With all the traveling instead of cutting expenses, I began to wonder what is going on with Bo.  Who is taking care of him with all the jet setting the Obamas are doing?  I tried to find a recent picture of Bo with the family.  The latest one I found was one of him participating in the Easter games.  Hmmm, is Bo no longer needed as a photo op?  I wonder about this for the simple reason that many say that you can see a lot about a man’s character by how they interact with their dogs.  Now that the dog isn’t needed as much, we don’t see the photos of him.  So, how does this tie into my comment about his promise in December not to raise taxes?  Well, the language has changed to say increase revenues.  Where do revenues for the government come from? Taxes or fees, which in a way are a form of taxation.  So, unless they have figured out a way to raise raise revenue without raising taxes.  Obama has once again gone back on his word.  Just like he did when he said he was going to save a dog from death row rather than getting a pure breed.  Sure, Teddy gave him this dog, but he could have still saved another dog’s life.  Instead, he made this breed of dog into a hot ticket for others for a while.  Until Bo wasn’t trotted out as often because he wasn’t needed.  Just like when Obama needed to reach an agreement in December, he agreed to extend the current tax rates for two years.  Now, just a few months later, when the lower tax rates are no longer needed, he is pushing to increase the tax rates as he wanted to do in December.  Once again, just like Bo.  He really didn’t want to get a dog but had to because of something he said.  Now, that Bo did what he needed to do, he is only brought out when needed for pictures.

Just like Bo, so are the current tax rates.

 

Obama, when Carter taxed the rich, it hurt the middle class, why are you trying to do it again?

Sounds like Obama is taking a page out of the tax plans that Carter had in the 1970s, the only problem is that they didn’t work then and they won’t work now.  I know I have written before about the impact that Carter’s tax plan to tax the rich by taxing them when they bought new yachts to raise more tax revenue.  Guess what, it didn’t work.  People would decide to stick with their current yacht or do without out.  So, who did it impact, the middle class.  Yep, all those companies that employed people to build the yachts could barely stay above water because no one was buying what they had made so they had to lay off workers.  You know the workers who typically were middle class taxpayers.  Got to say that Carter’s plan worked fantastically for improving the economy, if his plan had been how to increase unemployment.

Now, Obama has decided to go after the evil corporate jet owners and have them pay more taxes.  If it is corporations, I will remind you that they don’t pay taxes because this is a cost of doing business and as an expense has to be offset by revenue, which is what they receive from their customers for providing products or services.

I found this interesting post that is a great explanation of the problems with taxing the rich.

 

Updated to add first post about Carter and the yacht taxes.

About that birth certificate, I still have some questions I would like answered

You would probably consider me a birther but considering that the Hillary supporters are the ones who brought the birth certificate issue forward and I was never a Hillary supporter, I don’t consider myself a birther.  However, I have been following the birth certificate issue since it was brought up as an issue.  When I saw the one that Obama released I immediately felt like it was a fraudulent copy even though at the time I couldn’t put my finger on why.  A few things have come to mind over the time, besides what others have put forward, so until I find answers to those issues, I continue to not believe it is a copy of his original birth certificate.  I really have never believed that this was much of an issue to put forth because there are so many other things that can be discussed about his presidency as well as other issues, such as his admittance that his father was a British subject which gave him dual citizenship and his adoption by his stepfather who became his legal father that makes the whole birth certificate issue moot.

In regards to my issues with the birth certificate, I am sure my eyes picked up on things that I didn’t realize that made me suspect it was a fake.  For instance, I think the letters on the birth certificate are just a little too far apart, which is a big difference between typewriter type and computer type.  I also wonder why the twins birth certificate has a different registrar’s signature than Obama.  I would think that this is a position held by one person so the signature should be the same.  Besides the fact as many have noted U K Le Lee appears to be very similar to the word Ukelele. Finally, if he was adopted, why hasn’t his birth certificate been changed to show this?  As far as I know, once you are adopted or have your name changed then this is shown as changed on your birth certificate.

Then, today I read this post by Lame Cherry.  I found a copy of the birth certificate and blew up as large as I could the signature of  Dr. Onaka, and saw exactly what Lame Cherry points out is on the birth certificate.  (Sorry, Lame Cherry, I follow the advice of Reagan of trust but verify.)  So, I makes me wonder if it is like a point that was brought up earlier in that Obama intentionally brought out a fake copy of his birth certificate in order to create havoc with those who find issues with it because his supporters and the media will continue to believe him when he tells them whatever they want to hear.

I’m still wondering why Trump made such an issue of the birth certificate and then once it was released he shut up.  I remember hearing him say that experts would look at it.  I also remember him saying that he is used to seeing a lot of fraudulent documents in the real estate world.  I also remember that Trump was a Hillary supporter until she had the nomination stolen from her…and then he became a puma by supporting McCain.  Everything comes full circle.

Political thoughts of the day

This morning I woke up to hearing a comment being said about how great it is that Obama is willing to quote scripture and talk about Easter when it isn’t politically correct to do so.  I wanted to scream at them, what about last year when he refused to acknowledge the National Day of Prayer, and if I remember correctly cancelled it.  Don’t you find it interesting that he is more Christian than last year?  Hmm, I wonder what the difference can be?  Could it be that he has announce is once again in campaign mode since he just announced that he is running for a second term?

Enough about the pResident, because I actually have been thinking about Trump running for President lately.  But, before I talk about Trump, I will say that I really like Sarah Palin, but there is one little point about her that is making me feel like she won’t be a strong enough President. It is the fact that she picks venues to speak at and interviews to give that are safe.  Many times, she is preaching to the choir.  Maybe it is something that the choir needs to hear, but it is still a bit too safe for me.  I can see why she doesn’t want to deal with the LSM, but at the same time, if she can’t deal with them on her terms then how will she be seen as strong enough by other world leaders.  I just don’t feel like she can hold her own as the leader of the free world.  Until I see an interview that is not in a safe venue, I can’t support her as President.

I think she is in a great position to speak out and ensure that this country goes back to the roots of what the founding fathers wanted this country to be.  I once was told that while the Republic they founded was imperfect, it could be looked at as being imperfect for a reason.  I’m all about less government for the simple reason when we let the government do for us and for others, we lose a lot more than we realize.  When we expect the government to take care of the homeless, we lose a bit of the part of us that needs to care for others and want to help others.  I think that by letting the government do this, we have become too selfish to help others.  Speaking of this, and then I will return to my first comment, I think that the tax code should allow 100% deductions to charitable organizations no matter what income level you are at.  While people may give for the tax benefit at the same time they are thinking about doing for others, even if at a very small level.

I have been reading a lot of comments and blog posts that talk about Trump not even being a RINO but a Democrat in sheep’s clothing.  I can see how many can see this of him.  I am surprised that I find myself agreeing with him in what I am hearing from him. But, at the same time, I can see that he is probably more old school Democrat when there was a much thinner line separating the two parties when it comes to their platforms.  His donations to Democrats don’t bother me too much because it is due to two things.
The first is that he lives in very blue states, so it really is hard to support a Republican that can win.  The second is that at his level, he has to donate to those he thinks will win as a form of protection money.  I read that he had made a statement that there should be a 1 time tax on the extremely wealthy to help get us back on level ground economically.  I was disappointed to find out that he stated this in 1999.  (While I do find it interesting that he thought we needed to do that when Clinton was supposed to have been such a strong President when it came to the economy.  Actually, I realize that there was somewhat of a fake economy at the time due to dot coms and Y2K preparation that had increased salaries out of the normal range in some areas.)  But, without realizing the time frame of when he said it, I thought it made perfect sense for now.  I would want a protection to be made where it could only happen one time.  But, economically speaking, I do think in a way it would stimulate the economy if it put a lot of other long term tax deductions and spending cuts in the mix.  I say this because when the stock market crashed in 2008, most high end investors lost about 25% of the value of their investments.  I am sure that they would be willing to lose a portion of that in order to be put in the position to gain it back based on a better economy.  I know I usually say that taxes don’t stimulate the economy, but until we stop the spending and get rid of the debt, the economy is going to be standing still.

Finally, please put two and two together if you don’t realize this.  Corporations do not pay taxes.  Granted, they file long tax returns just like you do showing how much money they made, their deductions, and then the amount they have due and just like you this income is based on money that they have received for products and services rendered.  Here is the thing that I don’t think liberals realize.  The money they receive for products and services comes from consumers.  It may take a step or two before it gets to a individual consumer if they are a business to business service provider.  But, they figure in what they expect to pay for taxes into the cost of doing business and then put this in the cost that they charge the consumer.  So, you are basically paying a portion of their tax when you purchase any service or product from a corporation.  So, if you want to pay higher prices on your purchases than lets make sure that corporations pay more than their share of tax.  Or you can just send pay more when you buy items and tell the cashier to tell the corporation to apply this to their tax general ledger line items or you can pay the IRS more when you pay your taxes with a note that since you want to make sure corporations pay a higher tax, you have figured out this is the amount you would have paid the corporations for items if they had been charged at the higher rate.  Sounds kind of stupid doesn’t it.  Personally, I am wondering if the economy would thrive if corporations tax rates were greatly reduced.  I suspect it would because why state and local governments give tax breaks to corporations that move into their areas.

Obama and the missing birth certificate and other documents

I haven’t really discussed the Obama birth certificate issue not because I think it is a birther issue but because there are a lot of things he has done that I think needs to be spotlighted.  However, I will just ask you a few questions so you can make a decision on how important you think it is.  Where is your birth certificate?  When was the last time you had to produce it for some reason, such as to get a job, get a passport or get a driver’s license?  Would you hire someone that refused to show you their birth certificate or other documentation that was requested?

I have read most of the theories that are out there about why Obama refuses to show WE THE PEOPLE his birth certificate.  I have my favorite theories.  But, what it comes down to is that HE has not shown us the respect that the President should by not filling in the blanks to his life.

Such as:

How did a C student transfer to Columbia University?

Student loans were not that available while he was in college, how did he afford to live and attend school in NYC?

How did he manage to go through a program where no one remembers him?

Why is he not in any of the yearbooks at Columbia?

What clubs or organizations did he join while he was at Columbia?

What name did he use while he was at Columbia?

Who paid for him to attend Harvard Law School?

Why did he not publish any articles in the Harvard Law Review?

Why did he relinquish his law license in Illinois?

Why does he use his birth father’s name, when he was adopted by his stepfather, did he legally change his name back?

These are just the ones that come to my mind, I’m sure that you have some you would like to add in the comments

 

 

 

Once Again, Bill Ayers says he wants royalities for Obama’s book

Remember the guy who Obama said was just a guy that lives in the neighborhood, Bill Ayers.  Well, Jack Cahill has written many posts on American Thinker giving analysis to show that Bill Ayers wrote “Dreams From My Father” by Barack Obama.  Remember the book that was so amazing that liberals used to show why Obama, the brilliant man who wrote it should be elected as President.  The only problem is that if you can find something that Obama has written, you will notice that the writing styles are totally different even to my untrained eye.

This isn’t the first I have read that Ayers has said in a jokingly manner that he wrote the book, and probably not the first time I have posted about it.   So, via Jack Cahill on American Thinker Ayers affirms he wrote Dreams From My Father.  It is also interesting to note that Ayers makes it clear that he didn’t write Audacity of Hope.  If nothing else, that makes it clear at least to me that there were two authors behind Barack Obama’s books.

So, finally, I have a request for Bill Ayers.  Please tell us how you really feel about Obama.  He is a man who I suspect you have known for the majority of his life, especially adult life.  I am sure you know him even better than his wife does.