Posts Tagged ‘taxes’
Why is it greedy for me to want to keep more of my money, but not greedy for you to want to take more of it?
Tax Freedom Day 2016 is April 24
Tax Freedom Day® is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year. Tax Freedom Day takes all federal, state, and local taxes and divides them by the nation’s income.
Tax Freedom Day 2016 is April 24. In 2016, Americans will pay $3.34 trillion in federal taxes and $1.64 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total tax bill of $4.99 trillion, or 31 percent of national income. This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 24th, or 114 days into the year (excluding Leap Day).
They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.” –Frederick Bastiat
Fraud: While the global warming alarmists have done a good job of spreading fright, they haven’t been so good at hiding their real motivation. Yet another one has slipped up and revealed the catalyst driving the climate scare.
We have been told now for almost three decades that man has to change his ways or his fossil-fuel emissions will scorch Earth with catastrophic warming. Scientists, politicians and activists have maintained the narrative that their concern is only about caring for our planet and its inhabitants. But this is simply not true. The narrative is a ruse. They are after something entirely different.
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The Federal Reserve is a key component of the American Transfer State. Under the guise of “macroeconomic management,” it redistributes vast amounts of wealth on an ongoing basis through inflation. The victims of these transfers are ordinary Americans. The beneficiaries are the government and its elite cronies.
The Fed masks the nature of this surreptitious taxation and corporate welfare by performing a simple shell game that is just complicated enough to confound the general public.
First, let’s imagine the government performing this kind of inflationary transfer without the shell game. . . .
Read more by Dan Sanchez at Mises.org
–SNIP– Freedom also means being able to make mistakes… to take risks… and either suffer the consequences of bad decisions or enjoy the rewards of good ones.
This has been a huge part of Hong Kong’s success. And it used to be part of America’s as well.
This isn’t rocket science. The Universal Law of Prosperity is very clear– in order to build wealth you have to produce more than you consume.
But the more rules, regulations, and taxes there are, the more difficult it is to produce.
This is precisely the economic problem in the Land of the Free today.
They’ve created a political system that churns out…
Read more by Simon Black at SovereignMan.com
I bet they would care a lot more about how D.C. is pissing it away.
The folks who are getting Free Stuff,
Don’t like the folks who are paying for the Free Stuff,
Because the folks who are paying for the Free Stuff,
Can no longer afford to pay for both the Free Stuff and their own Stuff.
The folks who are paying for the Free Stuff,
Want the Free Stuff to stop.
And the folks who are getting the Free Stuff,
Want even MORE Free Stuff on top of the Free Stuff they’re getting already!
Now….. The people who are forcing people to PAY for the Free Stuff,
Have told the people who are RECEIVING the Free Stuff,
That the people who are PAYING for the Free Stuff,
Are being mean, prejudiced and racist.
So …. the people who are GETTING the Free Stuff,
Have been convinced they need to HATE the people who are PAYING for the
Free Stuff because they are selfish. And they are promised more Free Stuff if they will vote for
the people who force the people who pay for the Free Stuff to give them even more Free Stuff.
And - - - - - that’s the Stuff!
Slightly edited to change a certain word to Stuff