Saturday, February 20, 2010

Random Quotes on Taxation

Random Quotes on Taxation

I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents... -- James Madison

When there's a single thief, it's robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it's taxation. -- Vanya Cohen

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. -- G. Gordon Liddy

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation. -- Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Worried about an IRS audit? Avoid what's called a red flag. That's something the IRS always looks for. For example, say you have some money left in your bank account after paying taxes. That's a red flag. -- Jay Leno

We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much. - Ronald Reagan

Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a refund from the IRS, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with. ~Author unknown, from a Washington Post word contest

You don't pay taxes - they take taxes. ~Chris Rock, Bigger and Blacker

The federal government was NEVER supposed to provide all the social services that have essentially bankrupted the nation. Just ask James Madison. - Bob Hubbard
"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare,
and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare,
they may take the care of religion into their own hands;
they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish
and pay them out of their public treasury;... Read More
they may take into their own hands the education of children,
establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union;
they may assume the provision of the poor;
they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads;
in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation
down to the most minute object of police,
would be thrown under the power of Congress.... Were the power
of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for,
it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature
of the limited Government established by the people of America."


James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President

referring to a bill to subsidize cod fisherman introduced in the first year of the new Congress

The politicians say "we" can't afford a tax cut. Maybe we can't afford the politicians. ~Steve Forbes

Question: " I understand that Congress is considering a so-called 'flat' tax system. How would this work?"

Answer: "If Congress were to pass a 'flat' tax, you'd simply pay a fixed percentage of your income, and you wouldn't have to fill out any complicated forms, and there would be no loopholes for politically connected groups, and normal people would actually understand the tax laws, and giant talking broccoli stalks would come around and mow your lawn for free, because Congress is NOT going to pass a flat tax, you pathetic fool." ~Dave Barry

The flat tax would be so simple, you could fill it out on a post card. A post card that would say, in effect, having a wonderful time; glad most of my money is here. ~Steve Forbes

U.S. Internal Revenue Service: an agency modeled after the revenue raising concepts of the 19th century economist, Jesse James. ~Robert Brault,

The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. ~Ronald Reagan

To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury. ~Benjamin Tucker, Instead of a Book

Of course the truth is that the congresspersons are too busy raising campaign money to read the laws they pass. The laws are written by staff tax nerds who can put pretty much any wording they want in there. I bet that if you actually read the entire vastness of the U.S. Tax Code, you'd find at least one sex scene ("'Yes, yes, YES!' moaned Vanessa as Lance, his taut body moist with moisture, again and again depreciated her adjusted gross rate of annualized fiscal debenture"). ~Dave Barry

What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue. ~Thomas Paine

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation. ~Laurence J. Peter

That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. Thomas Paine

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bob Barr insults pagans

  You might want to consider educating yourself on something before you insert foot in mouth. Then again, why start now? Comments like this make me ashamed to have supported your 2008 presidential run.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

November 2010 - Let the Bodies Hit The Floor!

November 2010 - Let the Bodies Hit The Floor!

The entire House up for grabs
1/3 of the Senate at risk.

Congressional Approval Rating 20.4%!!!

3+ Senate Seats Open!

Over 30 House Seats are completely open!

It's time to get Extreme....

Let the Bodies Hit The Floor!

Let the Libertarians, the Greens, the Constitutionalists take heed. You have here an opportunity, a great opportunity, to send a message, to achieve what you have been fighting for for years.

Don't blow it!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Should The U.S. Impose Limits On Incredibly Stupid ****?

Should The U.S. Impose Limits On Incredibly Stupid ****?

WASHINGTON, DC—With national stupid-**** consumption at an all-time high and federal **** projections indicating sharply rising levels of stupidity over the next decade and a half, a small but vocal group of lobbyists has revived an old debate on Capitol Hill, calling for strict, federally mandated limits on incredibly stupid ****.

Though every previous congressional effort to curb incredibly stupid **** has met with failure, the sheer size of the current U.S. **** industry, combined with the unmitigated stupidity of most of the **** it produces, has once again raised the question: Should the U.S. impose limits on incredibly stupid ****?

"The manufacture, marketing and distribution of stupid, worthless **** is an unfortunate but unavoidable reality of any modern industrialized nation. Nonetheless, the problem has gotten way out of hand here in America," said C. Brian Mattson, a member of the Commerce Department's Advisory Board On Stupid, Really Stupid & Incredibly Stupid ****, testifying before Congress Monday. "The time has come to face facts: Without some sort of cap on America's unchecked stupid-**** production, we face a crisis of diminished intelligence within the national discourse that threatens to bury our society under a tidal wave of crap the likes of which the world has never seen."

This would shut down half the internet including Facebook and Myspace, as well as totally destroy both Spencers Gifts and Hot Topic.
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