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Sep 18 05:49

Wealth Redistribution A Reality: New Jersey Governor Proposes Tax Penalty For Rich

The governor of New Jersey is threatening the economy of the state with a new tax that can scare away much of the upper class living in the Garden state.

High-earning New Jersey residents will face an increased “millionaires tax” under a new budget deal announced Thursday, despite warnings from critics that it could lead the wealthy to flee the Garden State.

The agreement which Gov. Phil Murphy touted as providing “middle-class tax relief and tax fairness” , also includes a $500 rebate for two-parent families with at least one child and annual income below $150,000, according to reports.

Sep 15 10:20

Michigan 6% sales tax to hit more online purchases starting Oct. 1

Michigan residents can soon expect 6 percent sales tax to be charged on more of their online purchases, and the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder is recommending the more than $200 million in extra revenue be spent on fixing roads.

Michigan Treasurer Nick Khouri announced Monday that starting Oct. 1, the state will require many mail order and online retailers located outside of Michigan to pay the 6 percent tax on their sales to Michigan customers.

Sep 14 06:28

US embassy to challenge Germany over attempts to tax American troops

Germany is violating an international treaty when it asks U.S. military personnel to pay taxes in the country, the U.S. Embassy in Berlin said as it jumped into a long-running fiscal dispute that has affected hundreds of U.S. troops and civilians.

The U.S. Embassy and military commands “are aware of this long-standing issue and working closely in concert to address what we believe to be a misinterpretation of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement,” embassy spokesman Joseph Giordono-Scholz said in a statement this week.

“The Department of Defense and Department of State are engaged to try and reach a resolution,” Giordono-Scholz said, giving the first indication that the issue is being tackled at a higher level than military commands in Germany, which have been unable to resolve it after years of trying.

Sep 09 13:13

Anti-gun Politicians Seek to Tax Your 2nd Amendment Rights Into Oblivion

In 1819, Chief Justice John Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court famously wrote:  “the power to tax involves the power to destroy ….” -- This truism has not been lost on firearm prohibitionists, who when unable to ban guns outright have often tried to tax them out of reach of the average citizen.

Sep 02 19:29

Since 9/11, the Government’s Answer to Every Problem Has Been More Government

Every crisis—manufactured or otherwise—since the nation’s early beginnings has become a make-work opportunity for the government to expand its reach and its power at taxpayer expense while limiting our freedoms at every turn.

Sep 02 12:00

California Taxpayers Can Check Out Any Time They Like, But Lawmakers Still Want To Tax Those Who Leave

It’s the last day of session for the California Legislature, where state lawmakers have a few more hours to send another tax increase to Governor Gavin Newsom’s (D) desk. What’s unique about the latest tax proposals pending in Sacramento is that Golden State lawmakers are targeting more than future earnings. They’re also seeking to raise taxes on past earnings and levy the nation’s first tax on accumulated wealth.

Assembly Bill 1253, which already passed out of the California Assembly by a 59 to 17 vote in May, would create three new top income tax rates in a state that is already home to the nation’s highest income tax rate at 13.3%. “If passed,” writes Forbes contributor Robert Wood, “high income Californians would pay another 1% on income over $1,181,484, 3% on income over $2,362,968, and 3.5% on income over $5,907,420.” Not only that, AB 1253 applies these rate hikes retroactively to January 1, 2020.

Aug 17 13:43

California Bill Would Apply Wealth Tax to Residents Who Fled the State in the Last 10 Years

A new so-called wealth tax in California would send tax bills even to people who have moved out of the liberal state.

The Democrats’ proposal for “an annual tax of 0.4 percent upon the worldwide net worth of every resident in this state,” according to the text of AB 2088, which would create the tax on a vast list of untaxed assets California wants to tax.

The tax would target not only current residents but anyone who has what the bill classifies as wealth and who has lived in California any time in the past 10 years. It would use a sliding scale based on the number of years a taxpayer lived in the state.

Aug 14 11:56

Democrat-run states need to bail themselves out, not demand that someone else foot the bill

Pelosi has repeatedly made it clear that neither she nor her colleagues are willing to make any kind of deal until and unless the cash starts flowing to leftist states. In essence, this is holding the rest of the country hostage, including the tens of millions of people who are still without work and struggling simply to make ends meet. -- This continued stonewalling by Pelosi and the Democrats is hurting everyday Americans, in other words – but do they care? The answer is: of course not. They only care about themselves, and since they utterly failed to balance the budgets in their own collapsing states, they now want Trump to swoop in and save the day with taxpayer money from other states.

Jul 22 08:22

Biden Pledges To Raise Taxes If Elected

Jul 15 15:49

What Happened to the Record Income Taxes Americans Paid Last Year

Back in fiscal 2019, which ended last September before COVID-19 hit, the federal government set two records. It collected more money in individual income taxes than in any previous year — and then spent more. Did the Americans who paid that record sum in income taxes get their money's worth? -- Or were they ripped off?

Jul 15 11:42

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WANT YOU TO PAY FOR THE ECONOMIC TERRORISM THEY CAUSED

Local governments want massive tax hikes to cover the costs of the economic terrorism they extracted on the entire population. Cities like Nashville, Tennessee plan to hike property taxes as much as 34% to cover the costs of their terrorism.

Have you had enough yet? Because too many are still taking this on the chin. Historic job losses caused by government-mandated lockdowns that have fueled the downturn have also put the squeeze on city and state budgets. Washington sought to offset this with stimulus payments, additional unemployment benefits, business grants, and more, but now they want their money back in the form of massive tax hikes.

Any push to raise taxes too dramatically could hurt the economy even more, not to mention cause civil unrest. People are already living on the edge, and those lucky enough to still have jobs are living paycheck to paycheck. But, if the government can get away with it from a passive and sleeping public, they’ll do it.

Jul 13 16:18

Taxpaying Gun Owners Being Forced to Fund Brady Subversion

Those who demand a monopoly of violence demand nothing less than total submission from those they would control. Ultimately, our resistance to their aims is not about guns, but about nothing less than freedom. We would do well to remember that not just the right to arms, but taxation without representation for their concerns, was also a driving issue prompting Americans to rebel against the Crown.

Jul 13 05:56

Schiff: Confiscatory taxation is coming

Jul 08 04:30

Ex IRS agent tells it like it is

Jul 07 10:39

Coronavirus: Workers to pay tax on tests by their employer

Workers who have coronavirus tests paid for by their employer will have to pay tax on them.

Tax authorities have confirmed that tests will be treated as a "benefit in kind", and so will be subject to extra income tax for employees.

Jun 19 06:28

The Wealth Tax in Europe and Canada

Jun 17 11:18

So Taxation is in fact.... Theft

May 10 07:20

Wall Street Titans See Tax Hikes Whether They Like Them or Not

It’s a line you don’t hear every day from Wall Street titans: Maybe we really should pay higher taxes.

The pandemic has bold-face names like Larry Fink and Lloyd Blankfein thinking out loud that it might be necessary as the coronavirus pandemic derails the economy. A few are even calling for the wealthy to pay up.

Finance billionaires benefited more than just about anyone from President Donald Trump’s massive tax cuts, his signature legislative achievement. Now they’re contemplating the end of that era, underscoring the gravity of the moment.

Apr 15 04:43

REVEALED: More than 80 per cent of a Republican tax provision hidden in the coronavirus relief act will go directly to millionaires and billionaires - as it is branded a 'rotten, un-American giveaway'

Nearly 82 percent of a Republican tax provision hidden away in the coronavirus relief fund will go to the nation's millionaires and billionaires.

Analysis by the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) discovered the tax suspension overwhelmingly benefits high earners.

JCT determined that only less than three percent of the benefits will go to Americans earning less than $100,000 per year.

Comparatively, 82 percent of the benefits of the provision will be received by those who earn $1 million or more annually.

Suspending the limitation is set to cost taxpayers $90 billion this year alone.

The investigation was prompted after reports surfaced that Trump, Jared Kushner, and others in his inner circle could also be key beneficiaries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Feigned "righteous indignation" is always easy for a party out of power.

But please understand; were the Democrats in power in terms of cobbling this "Frankenbill" together, the outcome would have been precisely the same for their cronies, and that's the problem.

People in power are always, always going to attempt to create legislation in this country which benefits themselves, and their monied friends; that's just the way it works here, as it does in many other countries around the world.

Apr 13 04:36

The IRS’s “Dirty Little Secret” – The Earned Income Tax Credit and Illegal Aliens

As we all know, everyone who is employed in the United States is required to have a Social Security Number (SSN). An SSN is a unique, nine-digit identification number used for taxpayer identification, income reporting, and record-keeping purposes.

But how many of you know about the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)? Surprisingly, to me anyway, many people have not heard about the ITIN. Most Americans don’t even know that many illegal aliens file income tax returns using an ITIN issued to them by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and this is how illegal aliens access the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Illegal aliens working in this country illegally can apply for an ITIN card through the IRS; the IRS then sends them the ITIN card. Illegal aliens do not have to disclose that they are illegal aliens working illegally in this country when they apply for their ITIN card and the IRS does not check their immigration status.

Apr 09 05:33

Fauci on US after coronavirus: No shaking hands ‘ever again’

Folks.this idiot is certifiably insane IMHO. Trump has put the Country in danger, damn near shut down the economy on the advice of a NUT!

Americans would be smart to carry some lessons with them into the future after the nation’s coronavirus crisis is over, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“One of them is absolute compulsive hand-washing,” Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said Wednesday during a Wall Street Journal podcast.

“The other,” he added, “is you don't ever shake anybody's hands. I don't think we should ever shake hands ever again, to be honest with you.”

Apr 07 10:18

All Roads Lead to Dark Winter

The leaders of two controversial pandemic simulations that took place just months before the Coronavirus crisis – Event 201 and Crimson Contagion – share a common history, the 2001 biowarfare simulation Dark Winter. Dark Winter not only predicted the 2001 anthrax attacks, but some of its participants had clear foreknowledge of those attacks.

During the presidency of George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s, something disturbing unfolded at the U.S.’ top biological warfare research facility at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Specimens of highly contagious and deadly pathogens – anthrax and ebola among them – had disappeared from the lab, at a time when lab workers and rival scientists had been accused of targeted sexual and ethnic harassment and several disgruntled researchers had left as a result.

Apr 06 00:08

State unemployment systems tested by surge of applicants

Americans are seeking unemployment benefits at unprecedented levels due to the coronavirus, but many are finding more frustration than relief.

Mar 31 12:31

Laid off workers battle outages, jammed phone lines as Pa. unemployment system buckles from coronavirus surge

HARRISBURG — Each day last week, Shawn McCreary settled into a new and strange routine.

Instead of going to his job in Mechanicsburg as a substitute special education teacher, McCreary picked up the phone and began calling the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s unemployment compensation hotline, hoping to reach anyone who could help him.

His rent would be due on the first of April, and there was less than $200 in his bank account.

Mar 31 07:07

Why is paying tax later better than now?

Mar 24 08:42

How Corona Could Backfire

How Corona Could Backfire

It looks pretty grim but corona still could have an upside.

So far, the most ‘tangible’ impact of the corona scare is everyone’s out of toilet paper.

But we may not be caught off guard again.

Having a month’s worth of staples on hand will make us less prone to panic next time around.

‘Prepperism’ has now reached main stream America.

Dried foods, water purifiers, wood stoves, generators, gardens, AND firearms, will be found now in countless homes.

‘Self-reliance’ is quite visible at gun stores now.

For with cops answering only critical calls, people see the need to rely on themselves—not the government—for protection.

Just look at the ‘education crisis’ brought on by corona.

Mar 19 10:54

Trump Regime COVID-19 Guidelines Exclude Equitable Fiscal Measures for Ordinary Americans

In times of economic duress like now, US policymakers and the Wall Street owned and operated Fed throw hundreds of billions or trillions of dollars at business and investors to aid them and financial markets — crumbs at most for cash-strapped households hard-pressed to get by.

For weeks, Trump failed to acknowledge the risk of a growing public health crisis, admitting it belatedly on Monday with guidelines that exclude financial help for ordinary people in need.

It calls for “15 days to slow (COVID-19’s) spread” that could take months or longer to control and eliminate nationwide.

Mar 18 20:42

What is and isn't allowed during a 'shelter-in-place' order

The basics of a 'shelter-in-place' order during the coronavirus pandemic are fairly clear: Stay at home.

But as cities, states and the federal government take increasingly aggressive moves to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, the precise details of a 'shelter-in-place' order and its many exceptions for 'essential activities' may soon become familiar to millions of Americans across the country.

Already, nearly 7 million people living in a wide swath of Northern California are under a 'shelter-in-place' order, which began Monday night.

Mar 18 20:38

California tax deadlines postponed until mid-July due to coronavirus

SACRAMENTO - The State has postponed tax deadlines until July 15.

The Franchise Tax Board announced the special tax relief for all California taxpayers due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the board, they are postponing the filing and payment deadlines until July for all individuals and business entities for:

Mar 14 09:07

Bats, Gene Editing and Bioweapons: Recent DARPA Experiments Raise Concerns Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Well,there it is. The US Government is behind all of this. This is a crime against humanity!

The district of criminals and their minions in the US Military are making war against Americans as well as against the rest of the Planet. And we paid for it with our taxes.

DARPA recently spent millions on research involving bats and coronaviruses, as well as gene editing “bioweapons” prior to the recent coronavirus outbreak. Now, “strategic allies” of the agency have been chosen to develop a genetic material-based vaccine to halt the potential epidemic.

Mar 12 09:24

ICE chief: It will take 140 years to clear 'backlog' of illegal immigrants after US-Mexico border surge

ICE’s chief said Wednesday that it would take 140 years to remove all of the illegal immigrants who came into the country during the border surge of the past two years at current deportation rates.

Matt Albence, acting director of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, said the border surge of the past two years had added 900,000 non-detained cases to ICE’s docket, bringing the total to 3.3 million.

“As numbers continue to climb, they will continue to outpace ICE's inabilities to swiftly remove individuals,” Albence said.

Mar 11 18:41

And the Winner is? Deflation.

Back in August I penned a post called, “The Battle of the ‘Flations Has Begun.”

With an historic 2000 point drop in the Dow Jones Industrials on Monday in response to Saudi Arabia and Russia declaring an oil price war on, well, everyone it’s clear that one of the two ‘flations, deflation, has won out.

Mar 11 15:32

Why Trump Endorsed Jeff Sessions' Open Borders Opponent

Donald Trump has officially endorsed Tommy Tuberville against lifelong anti-immigration Senator Jeff Sessions in the upcoming Alabama primary runoff. Sessions was one of the first and only political figures to endorse the president during his 2016 long shot campaign.

Mar 09 17:12

A Real Fact Check on the Trump Tax Cuts

Mar 07 08:55

Joe Biden would increase taxes by $4 trillion

Feb 29 11:46

Seattle's lack of housing forces families to live in their cars: "I reached a point where I didn't see any hope"

The Generals are stealing all our money for wars.10 trillion missing from the Pentagram and Americans are living on the streets. Why do we put up with these scumbags! This breaks my heart to see Americans in a bad spot like this. The District of Criminals does not give a crap about America or Americans!

Aaron, who lives with his wife Silje and their two children in a parking lot outside of Seattle, begins his day in darkness, making a two-hour commute by scooter and bus to his job at the post office.

"You do what you need to get through a given day. You get rest when you can," he said. "You just keep going through the process of trying to get into better circumstances."

Feb 28 11:12

4 Reasons Why Socialism Fails

he new “democratic socialists” want to make their followers believe that one could redistribute wealth and income and socialize a large part of the economy without harming production and productivity. They claim that a comprehensive control of the economy by the government would bring more justice and more prosperity. The democratic socialists want more planning and less market. Yet this postulate ignores that socialism does not fail by accident or circumstance. Socialism fails because it suffers from four fundamental design defects.

First, socialism eradicates private property and markets and thus eliminates rational calculation.
Second, socialism allows soft budgets, so there is no mechanism in place to discard inefficient production methods.
Third, abolishing private property and replacing it by the state distorts the incentives.

Feb 27 11:15

Sharia in the USA: Christians Jailed for Preaching to Muslims–Dearborn, MI Officials Sued

February 22, 2011

The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) announced today that the City of Dearborn, its Mayor, John B. O’Reilly, its Chief of Police, Ronald Haddad, 17 City police officers, and two executives of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce were named as defendants in a ninety-six page federal civil rights lawsuit filed in the Federal District Court in Detroit this morning.

The lawsuit, brought by TMLC and co-counsel and Sharia law expert, David Yerushalmi, stems from two separate police actions at the June 2010 Dearborn, Michigan Annual International Arab Festival.

Feb 27 09:25

One Year Into “Soda Tax,” Researchers Find No Impact On Consumption

One year into Philadelphia’s 1.5-cents-per-ounce “soda tax,” new findings show that the law had minimal to no influence on what Philadelphians are drinking. The results were published this month in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health...

Feb 26 14:58

Court hands Trump win in sanctuary city fight, says administration can deny grant money

Finally! Cut them all off of every penny!

A federal appeals court on Wednesday handed a major win to the Trump administration in its fight against “sanctuary” jurisdictions, ruling that it can deny grant money to states that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York overturned a lower court ruling that stopped the administration’s 2017 move to withhold grant money from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which dispenses over $250 million a year to state and local criminal justice efforts.

Feb 19 06:40

Pope Francis the Taxman

Feb 19 06:33

Pay Your Taxes

Feb 18 14:35

The United States Is in Syria Illegally as a Proxy for Israel and Saudi Arabia

The first week in February was memorable for the failed impeachment of President Donald Trump, the “re-elect me” State of the Union address and the marketing of a new line of underwear by Kim Kardashian. Given all of the excitement, it was easy to miss a special State Department press briefing by Ambassador James Jeffrey held on February 5th regarding the current situation in Syria.

Feb 17 13:02

Farmer Refuses to Roll, Rips Lid Off IRS Behavior

Sowers was caught in the hooks of a law intended to capture crime lords and money launderers, and tagged with a bank deposit breach—a paperwork infraction with a sledgehammer penalty. Although the Frederick County producer wasn’t suspected of drug dealing, tax evasion, or criminal enterprise, Internal Revenue Service investigators wedged Sowers into a legal vise with almost no chance of escape. Sowers’ wife had made a series of bank deposits—all less than $10,000 cash and gleaned from farmers’ markets—and in response, IRS was baying for proverbial blood. “They seized almost $70,000 of our money, had us scared and thinking we were going to prison, and maybe losing all we’d worked for,” Sowers explains. “Roll over and shut up—that’s the game I was supposed to play.”

Feb 14 07:21

Migration to Low??Tax States Continues

The Census Bureau has released estimates of state population changes between July 2018 and July 2019. One component of population changes is migration between the states. The new Census data show that Americans are continuing to move from high??tax to low??tax states.

This Cato study examined interstate migration using IRS data and found that people are moving, on net, from tax??punishing places such as California, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey to tax??friendly places such as Florida, Idaho, Nevada, Tennessee, and South Carolina. The Census data confirms the trends.

Feb 13 21:59

Students arrive to school in a caravan of Old Glory in defiance of principal's flag ban

This is great! Brave kids!

According to Virginia-based cable channel BTW21, a mother of one of the students at Franklin County High School said it began with her son realizing he was getting in trouble.

“My son called me from school saying that he saw an administrator around his truck and is now being called to the office,” she said.

The woman said her son and two of his friends were told they could no longer fly American flags on their vehicles because it was “offensive” and “disruptive.”

That was Monday of last week. On Tuesday, this is what happened:

Feb 13 09:41

Georgia: Instead of Calling 911, State Rep, Police Chief Covered Up Friend’s Hit and Run as Victim Died in a Ditch

Cedartown, GA — The ‘good ole boy’ network is alive and well in Georgia and an innocent man is now dead because of it. Instead of calling for medical aid to help a dying cyclist their friend had just run over, a police chief and his state representative friend plotted how to cover it up.

Eric Keais, 38, spent his last hour on this Earth bleeding out in a ditch, suffering from internal injuries he sustained after being plowed down on his bicycle by Ralph “Ryan” Dover III.

Feb 12 11:06

The United States of America’s Doll House: A Vast Tapestry of Lies and Illusions

“It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.” – Harold Pinter’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, 2005

Feb 11 20:02

Trump Calls For End To Student Loan Forgiveness Program Zack Friedman

President Trump wants to end a popular student loan forgiveness program.

Here’s what you need to know.

End Student Loan Forgiveness

Feb 06 10:30

Amazon paid only $162M in US federal taxes in 2019 after making $13BILLION in profit - an effective rate of just one per cent

Amazon only paid $162 million in federal taxes to the US government after reporting more than $13 billion in profits for 2019, according to the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

That was essentially a tax rate of about 1.2 per cent, after the company was allowed to defer $914 million in federal income taxes.

Thanks to those same deferments, the news was even better for Amazon in 2018, when it actually had a $0 federal tax bill, according to the SEC filing.

Companies are allowed to defer taxes to reduce their taxable income by 'postponing' payment, based on accounting practices, while helping firms hold on to more of their profits.

Feb 06 09:23

Erdogan Says He Issued Ultimatum to Putin for Syria to Relinquish Gains or He’s Joining the War on AQ’s Side

I think Putin gave him an answer. His troops are now encircled.

Speaking to MPs from his party Erdogan said that in a recent telephone call with Putin he has issued a demand that the Russian President makes the Syrian army pull back to lines it held before the current Idlib offensive, as well as a preceding one carried out last August.

According to Erdogan he told Putin that if Russia will not make Syria retreat from its territory, the Turkish army and air force would. Again according to Erdogan’s word he has given the Russian president until the end of February to accomplish this.

Jan 31 09:23

"It Was The Final Bucket Of Straw" - Trump Tax Plan Sparks Middle-Class Exodus From California, New York

Years of mismanagement by unaccountable Democrats in Sacramento has made it practically impossible to build new homes in the state of California. And even with the minimum-wage hikes, affordable homes are still few and far between.

Over the years, we've closely followed the trend of frustrated Californians seeking greener (or at least cheaper) pastures in Nevada, Idaho, Texas and other states in the West, Midwest and the South, because it's a great example of how high-tax states sacrifice economic growth for the ability to finance generous benefits to state workers, as well as other generous giveaways.

But not only is this trend ultimately a threat to the local economy, which, to be fair, is still roaring, even if fewer and fewer residents are reaping the spoils, but just as we highlighted a few weeks back, the net population decline might cost the Golden State a few seats in Congress once the 2020 census is completed.

Jan 18 07:15

Tax Proposals Rising in California Again

Jan 16 13:48

California: Buying Health Insurance Without Being Slimed

By law, the only period of in the year (barring extreme or life changing circumstances) in which you can start, or change, your health insurance plan ended on December 15, nationwide.

Open enrollment in California, however, continues all the way until the end of January --11:59 p.m., January 31, 2020, to be exact.

Needless to say, Health Insurance companies want as many Californians to think this deadline has passed as possible.

That way, when they find out their plan was "upgraded" and is now prohibitively expensive, they will assume – wrongly – that there is nothing they can do.

A guest post by Corporanon.

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