Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A quote on Freedom:

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.

We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.

It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

Ronald Reagan

Hidden Taxes!

When you look at your paycheck you see GROSS pay... or maybe you just look at the NET since that is what you take home. But have you ever thought about all the other TAXES you pay? Here's a list of some of the hidden taxes you pay. You don't see them taken out of your paycheck or deducted out of your bank account... but you pay them just the same.

Business's pay these taxes and add them to the cost of every product you buy. They are hidden taxes. Or they are added to your bill... like telephone taxes you still pay today for financing the Spanish American war over 110 years ago. (Just a thought but... I think it's been paid for buy now)

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Cosmetic Surgery Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Medical Device Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge T ax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
SurTax (tax on tax)
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Tanning Bed Tax
Tobacco Tax
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge=2 0Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Actually, you will work until approximately mid April to pay all your taxes. That's right... everything you make from the first of the year until mid April will go to pay all your taxes. That's almost the first 1/3 of the year to pay taxes. Equating this to the work week... All day Monday and almost all of Tuesday of your paycheck goes to pay income taxes and hidden taxes. Now if you make more than $200,000 a year, all of Monday and Tuesday and most all of Wednesday will go toward paying taxes!

And now the Democrats are floating the idea of a VAT (value added tax)... basically a national sales tax... on everything! So where's the 'Value" in taxing virtually everything you touch, see, smell, eat or buy?

So what's the incentive? Let's all just go on Government subsistence and let the rest of the Country take care of us.

Viva la Revolution!

The Flyover Conservative

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Arrogant Congressmen are going to cram Healthcare Reform down your throat!

The House leadership is trying to figure a way to force Healthcare Reform down the throats of the American People. House Democrats may even 'deem' it passed because none of them want their name associated with voting for it. The next few days will be very interesting.

Why? Because the American People don't want government involved with their healthcare! This is a... "transformation moment" in American history. This is that moment that Obama was referring to when he said 'in just 5 days we start transforming America".

Government is out of control and it's time to reflect on some of my favorite "Founding Father's" quotes on government. (For those of you that are products of outcome based education you'll need to actually read a document call the Declaration of Independence, penned by Thomas Jefferson, and the United States Constitution as prerequisites to the these quotes)

Quotes from Thomas Jefferson:

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Most bad government has grown out of too much government.

The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.

If Healthcare Reform is forced upon the American people then I predict the eventual financial collapse of our Country. I believe that is exactly what the Progressives want. Collapse will lead to anarchy... which leads to revolution... and timid Americans will then choose to sacrifice liberty for order.

The Flyover Conservative