Saturday, July 25, 2009

Says it all....

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According to studies real investments could increase by as much as 76% initially and remain 15% above present levels.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

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It's Friday. Did U take a look at the Federal withholdings on yr paycheck? How much better off wld U be if U could keep those $$'s?

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

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The FairTax has the broadest base and the lowest rate of any single-rate tax reform plan.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009


A sailor was caught as he tried to sneak aboard his ship at 3 a.m. The officer ordered the sailor, "Take this broom and sweep every link on this anchor chain by morning, or it's the brig for you!"

As the sailor began to sweep, a tern landed on the broom handle. The sailor picked the tern off and tossed it aside. The bird returned to the broom handle, and was once again tossed aside. Through the night, the bird and sailor continued their struggle. At dawn, the officer returned.

"What in the heck have you been doing all night?" he barked. "This chain is no cleaner than when you started!"

"Honest, sir," came the reply, "I tossed a tern all night and couldn't sweep a link!"

courtesy Kim Komando
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Throughout history consumption taxes have been the best form of taxation for enhancing individual civil liberties.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Small Step for Man...A Giant Leap for Mankind

Is there anyone who doesn't recognize that quote? Perhaps the younger generation doesn't, nor do they understand the significance of what happened on July 20, 1969.

My grandparents were born in the day of the horse and buggy and lived to see man land on the moon. My generation saw the dawn of the space age. TVs were brought into our classrooms to see the pioneers of the space program launch into outer space. We sat in rapt wonder watching black and white TV (yes, this was before color became the industry and societal standard). It was only for a few minutes, just long enough to see the countdown to launch, the launch itself, and a few minutes to watch the rocket separate from the capsule containing the astronaut and fall away.

Sometimes, we got to see the recovery. News camera crews recorded the Navy ship approaching the capsule bobbing in the seas. Then, the helicopter hovering over the capsule and lowering the ropes to the astronaut, who was then lifted back onto the deck of the ship, seamen lining the rails to see history being made.

It was amazing to those of us who, until then, had only a grasp of the reality of space. Our knowledge of space travel was pretty much limited to comic books or the books on the science fiction shelf of the school or local library.

We watched on July 16, 1969, as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins blasted off from Cape Kennedy (formerly, and later once again, Cape Canaveral). We knew the mission would take several days. We knew we were watching history in the making.

Then came July 20. My Aunt Betty and her daughters, Lynda and Judy, were visiting from Pittsburgh that summer. I don't remember my brother being there that night, but I'm sure he was watching it from wherever he was; no one wanted to miss it. Mom and Dad, Aunt Betty, Lynda, Judy, and I were all gathered around the TV, no one wanting to leave the TV in case we missed something. I remember it being evening; I'm sure such a monumental event would be planned for Prime Time, but after 40 years, my memory is hazy as to the time of day. I just know, whatever the time, we were going to see it. This was BIG, this was history in the making!

We waited with anticipation until word came from Walter Cronkite that they had actually landed on the moon. Then, we continued to watch and wait until the moment when Neil Armstrong began his descent onto the Moon's surface and spoke those now famous words:

"That's one small step for man...a giant leap for Mankind"

The photo footage was very grainy. Live TV even in 1969 wasn't great to begin with, and this was being sent from the Moon! We wanted better, but were thrilled to see what we did. I still remember all of us yelling when Armstrong's foot touched the Moon's surface.

We had done it! We won the race to the Moon. America was number one in the world, and now, we were the first to the Moon. We had fulfilled the promise made by President Kennedy when he said America would put a man on the moon within the decade.

One of thousands of videos of the Moon Landing. Some historically accurate, some just for fun, and all can be found at NASA, Government archives, news media archives, UTube, and elsewhhere on the Internet.

Please do not write a rebuttal to this post. I know there are some who say that other Earthlings were on the Moon long before Apollo 11 landed and others say it never happened. They insist that it was all done on a sound stage and fake from beginning to end.

I prefer to believe in what I see and I haven't seen any evidence that it didn't happen. There were just too many people involved to be able to perpetrate a lie of this magnitude.
By Doug Patton
July 20, 2009

I have a confession to make. I was wrong about our president. He has been telling us that he is a uniter, not a divider, and I doubted him. I thought he would divide this country like no one who has ever held the office. Well, I was wrong, and I want to publicly apologize.

I thought Mr. Obama's call for a cap and trade policy to combat "global warming," with its provisions for tax increases and higher energy prices, would surely drive a wedge between us, but I was wrong.

I was sure that President Obama's push for "the Employee Free Choice Act," which opponents now have dubbed "the Employee Forced Choice Act," would segregate labor against management like nothing we have seen in a generation, but I was wrong.

I could not imagine that the president's insistence on a government-controlled universal health care scheme would not divide us one from another over an issue that is so crucial to our future, but I was wrong.

I predicted that what I perceived as cowardice in our president's foreign policy would split this nation down the middle and create an intolerable divide between Americans, but I was wrong.

I was convinced that Barack Obama's extreme views on the sanctity of human life would cause a tear in the fabric of society like no other issue since the Civil War, but I was wrong.

I had little doubt that what I saw as Obama's hostility to the Second Amendment would create tremendous division over the issue, but I was wrong.

I just knew that this president's penchant for "redistributing wealth" would cause a separation between rich, middle class and poor, but again, I was wrong.

And finally, I had always believed that when this president nominated judges who shared his radical philosophy of government, those nominations would divide the country.

Was I ever wrong! About all of it.

Barack Obama, just seven months into his only term as president, is beginning to bring this country together like no one since Jimmy Carter, the most incompetent president of the 20th Century.

People frown at the idea of raising taxes and energy costs in the middle of a recession with double-digit unemployment. Far from dividing Americans, Obama has created a rallying point on an issue all of us can understand.

On big labor, our fellow citizens could hardly be more united. When properly explained (a practice Obama detests, as evidenced by the fact that he insists Congress rush through legislation without even reading it), the American people hate the idea of depriving workers of their right to secret ballots in determining whether they become part of a union.

On issues of race, foreign policy, traditional marriage, the sanctity of innocent human life, the Second Amendment, property rights and so much more, poll after poll now shows that Barack Obama is uniting the American people against his radical, anti-American agenda.

But perhaps the area where this president is doing the best job of bringing people together is on the issue of universal health care. Americans instinctively know their country is not Europe, and they have no desire to become France. They understand that somehow someone is going to have to pay for all this "free" health care Obama keeps promising. They know that Obama-Care, like Hillary-Care before it, will do less, cost more and provide fewer choices. They grasp the idea that you cannot serve more people with fewer doctors and provide better care for less money. And they know that trying to jam all this through Congress in two weeks is the last refuge of a panicked administration losing its mesmerizing grip on the people.

So, thank you, Mr. President, for bringing us together. I never believed you could do it and certainly not this soon. In less than a year and a half, you can unite us in a mid-term repudiation of your policies, and in three years and five months you can unite us all behind whomever your successor will be.
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Capital gains taxes, as levied by our current fed tax code, hinder pro-growth investing of capital into corporations.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

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Throughout history, direct taxation such as Income and payroll taxes have been a tool of tyranny for the state.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Giving Up Wine

I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner.

I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, 'If I give you this money, will you buy wine with it instead of dinner?'

'No, I had to stop drinking years ago', the homeless woman told me.

'Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?' I asked.

'No, I don't waste time shopping,' the homeless woman said. 'I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive.'

'Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?' I asked.

'Are you NUTS!' replied the homeless woman. I haven't had my hair done in 20 years!'

'Well, I said, 'I'm not going to give you the money. Instead, I'm going to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight.'

The homeless Woman was shocked. 'Won't your husband be furious with you for doing that? I know I'm dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting.'

I said, 'That's okay. It's important for him to see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine.'

Noah's Ark
Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark.

ONE: Don't miss the boat.

TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat.

THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.

FOUR: Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.

FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.

SIX: Build your future on high ground.

SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.

EIGHT: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.

NINE: When you're stressed, float awhile.

TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.

ELEVEN: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.

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Once taxes aren't hidden thru income/payroll taxes, Americans will understand the tru connection between gov spending & earnings.

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