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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Extreme Taxation With No Representation, The NEW U.S.A.- The Sunday Collage

The political stupidity has already started-so I'm changing back to the original name of this blog. That and the truth is- Frankenstein Government is exactly what we have. I nailed it the first time.

I am going to do one thing differently. The posts are going to be succinct. No rambling diatribes. I am going to write like I speak- direct and to the point. Today's post is a little lengthy- so please excuse me just for today.

About a year ago, I reconnected with a childhood friend of mine who retired as the athletic director of my high school. He was a good guy, good golfer, and that's how I remember him. The part that I didn't remember- was the part where he had become a flaming liberal. So day after day, I would read his commentary on Facebook about Bernie Sanders- our eastern communist. It was really starting to anger me. It's not just the part where you support some political moron- it's that his support tended to bash some really productive members of the GOP. These are people like Scott Walker and Ted Cruz who have actually achieved some measured success in their lives- within the confines of the law and Constitution.

Eventually, (I could see it coming) I became embroiled in an online argument with my old friend and ultimately I de-friended him or whatever that silliness is called. I am now free of idiots on my Facebook page who believe in nominating criminals like Hillary Clinton or communist sympathizers like Bernie Sanders to lead our "free" country. That's the best the Democratic Party can do. People with no record of success. People like Barack Obama.

Back in 2007 when I was rearranging my life, I realized that my old political belief system was also in need of an overhaul. Bush was quite clearly an elitist. An Ivy league rich kid that had family, influence, and money which shepherded him through Yale. Let me say this about Bush. He didn't represent anything other than the "owners" of this country and their corporate interests. He opened the door and flooded this country with illegal aliens so that the owners of this country (and his Texas friends) could import some slave labor. When I think of all the damage that guy did- including wars and banker bailouts- I ask, "Who benefited?"

The corporate oligarchy benefited and the middle class and the working poor got screwed. As always.

When Obama was elected President, who benefited? Thousands of fraudulent bankers and an entire housing and banking sector to include appraisers and bond rating agencies-that's who. Those were the immediate beneficiaries. After suspending the rule of law and giving them all get out of jail free cards in exchange for their campaign contributions, Obama then set his sights on bailing out the health insurers at our expense. Obama knows who butters his bread. And it's not you.

As always, the beneficiaries or people with actual political representation, are the corporate elite.

Since Obama, my taxes have gone up nearly two thousand dollars per year and that doesn't include my annual 700 dollar "shared responsibility" fine. My property tax has gone up 400 a year, gas taxes (total tax on a gallon of gas in Idaho is 50 cents per gallon) and higher registration costs have added another 200 bucks a year, my state and federal taxes have gone up 1300 bucks. I can't even begin to enumerate all of the little taxes like sin taxes (booze, tobacco), TSA taxes, entry fees for federal and state parks, (lands which I allegedly own as a taxpayer) taxes on rental cars and hotel rooms. You can be sure none of these have gone down.

If you are tired of being sodomized by the elite corporate assholes and their political henchmen- just why in the fuck do you insist on voting for them? They don't represent "We the people." They don't represent you. What we have currently- is taxation with no representation. Period. The only people being represented in the United States are the rich and the elite. Guys like Buffet and Mr. Microsoft. They have all the money, all of the nice real estate, all of the Supreme Court precedent, and a nice tax code that allows them to stick it to millions of working class Americans. They have representation. The best money can buy.

We don't have squat with squat on the horizon.

So if you are like my old friend, trumpeting the virtues of a some elite communist over that of a well protected and elite criminal, maybe it's time you re-assess just what it is that you believe in. And if those choices weren't bad enough- it gets worse.

Donald Trump? Really? Pay attention to what he has actually done with his life and eliminate virtually everything that comes out of his mouth. He was born into wealth, sent to good schools, prep school, Fordham, Wharton, and the University of Pennsylvania- managed to dodge Vietnam in the process, and then he expanded the empire his father had given him through urban development at the expense of the middle class. By every measure- Trump is one of the elite owners of this country who buy themselves representation at the expense of the rest of us. There is not one chance in hell that I will ever vote for him.

Millions upon millions of people get duped every election cycle because they cling to some ridiculous party tenet- perhaps environmentalism or anti abortion beliefs- issues that were decided long ago by the elite and solidified by the Supreme Court. To this day, some 40 years later, I still hear people whining about Roe v Wade. It's a dead issue. Just like Obamacare. It is over people. The Supreme Court says so.

Instead of whining about all of that spilled milk, I woke up.

The first step is to assassinate any preconceived notions that you have about Republicans v Democrats. The two party system is a distraction- the illusion of choice- while the REAL owners of this country enrich themselves. They owners don't care about abortion, or wars, or any of that nonsense. That's just theater for the plebes. What they really care about is how much wealth they can amass and if they have to buy political influence- that's what they do. They have the best tax code money will buy. They have lobbyists and corporate monopolies who price fix everything from the cost of health care, to auto insurance, to the price of a gallon of gas. The battle isn't between two political philosophies which your corporate masters want you to believe that it is- the real battle is how they can extract the maximum amount of wealth from you- the suckers- without tipping you off. That's what all of this is really about. That's all it has ever been about. Money.

In 2007, I made it my goal in life to quit voting for these assholes. I refuse to listen to the drivel that comes out of their mouths. Instead, pay attention to what they have actually done with their lives. With some folks like Obama, they go to extreme lengths to hide their lives. Other folks like Trump, try to hide the fact that he is basically a greedy, trust funder who inherited a vast amount of wealth and expanded it. He also managed to avoid Vietnam by staying in school and now claims he had a high draft number. Bullshit. Hillary Clinton is another silver spooned elitist. None of these people represent the working class. They've never been in the working class. What I want- is someone who represents me. The working, middle class. As it stands we have ZERO influence. Zip. None.

Extreme taxation with no representation.

If I could find a decent working stiff candidate anywhere- perhaps from the outer space party- that would promise to represent the middle class of this country instead of these rich and elite bastards with their lawyers and lobbyists- I'd work full time for free.

To think we fought a war with England over a 3% tax. No taxation without representation they used to say. Hey Adams and Jefferson- you should see us now.

You know it's bad when former President Carter calls it an oligarchy with unlimited bribery. Fascinating link.


Compleat Patriot said...

Right on!

PeterE said...

Less than a year.

Go back to the comment i left on January 24, 2015 at 2:57 PM.

Told ya so.

Welcome back, Frankenstein.

Brian said...

I found it and read it Peter- you were right.

I think what happens to me is that I am bombarded with all of this stupid shit- and the people that I know buy into it. It drives me nuts.

Someday, when you get to Boise- or even close say Reno- let me know. It would be fun to meet you.


PeterE said...

And if you ever get to Australia, do the same....

PeterE said...

And if you ever get to Australia, do the same....

Anonymous said...

Again a thought provoking article. My two cents is and it sort of ties in to the article last week. We as a country have totally lost religion. Seriously, too many people are wicked self absorbed egotistical narcissists. I see it on facebook, huffpost, zerohedge. There is no civility say nothing about common sense. If you do not agree with them it is your an idiot, libtard, repugnican... facts and data do not mean a thing. As far as taxes and such the Rand Paul with a flat tax of 14% and absolutely NO credits corporate or otherwise is a logical step in the right direction. As far as Trump I lost the little respect I had for him when he said he admired an respected Paris Hilton. Come on are you kidding me. Any how keep up the great writing.

Anonymous said...

Lots to both agree with and disagree with here.

You're right about the money. I have to wonder why these people want so much. Sheesh, my little place here in Lamesa and what I do is enough for my life, but that's just me. I don't get what's the difference is between having 10 billion dollars and having 50 billion. Never will.

I've said for years that I and every conservative don't have representation in DC. You've expanded that subgroup to the working class and I agree. And because of the goodies the federal government gives to local and state governments, they essentially dictate policy at those levels. Knowing this, I guess my solution has been to just stay off the radar-I used to be in compliance, as they say in tax lingo, and still am but…and I'll leave that there.

When I was wealthy, I banked off shore. And I've accumulated some money again and plan on opening an account in a country with a sound banking system. There's really not much else I can do short of a suicide mission to DC and really, WTF good would that do? My Congressman here in w Texas, a republican, doesn't even bother to answer the pointed questions I ask. When I call, I'm patiently listened to and told my views will be relayed to the Congressman. It's pointless. I at least got a form letter email back from my democrat Congressman when I lived in CO.

The LOOK it's a squirrel that they use is pitiful, anyone that's not onto it is beyond hope(probably is pulling for Sanders) but abortion is certainly not one of those distractions. I don't know how you feel about it Brian but these latest videos show exactly the evil that is abortion. I sincerely believe I'll face an angry God demanding to know why I sat on my ass while 58,000,000 human beings were murdered. You have to be out of your mind not to connect the dots of an immoral government spending/borrowing us into this nightmare with a government that pays to murder it's own.

In a sense I'm glad I'm the age I'm now as if I was young, I would be out of my mind with anger at what has been done. I was able to go through most of my life living the dream-I made lots of money, spent lots of money and made more. Those days are gone for most of us. And for the young, thanks in large part to the NEA, they don't even fucking know whatinthehell.

Too bad, it was a blast while it lasted. It's sure going to be a whole different thing when the goodies stop, won't it? Hope I'm in Chile by then.

Anonymous said...

The New and Improved- Frankenstein Government

The political stupidity has already started-so I'm changing back to the original name of this blog. That and the truth is- Frankenstein Government is exactly what we have. I nailed it the first time.




For those who only hear about these failing companies one by one, the following is a list of all the clean energy companies supported by President Obama’s stimulus that are now failing or have filed for bankruptcy. The liberal media hopes you’ve forgotten about all of them except Solyndra, but we haven’t.

Evergreen Solar
Solyndra (received $535 million)
Beacon Power (received $43 million)
AES’ subsidiary Eastern Energy
Nevada Geothermal (received $98.5 million)
SunPower (received $1.5 billion)
First Solar (received $1.46 billion)
Babcock & Brown (an Australian company which received $178 million)
Ener1 (subsidiary EnerDel received $118.5 million)
Amonix (received 5.9 million)
The National Renewable Energy Lab
Fisker Automotive
Abound Solar (received $400 million)
Chevy Volt (taxpayers basically own GM)
Solar Trust of America
A123 Systems (received $279 million)
Willard & Kelsey Solar Group (received $6 million)
Johnson Controls (received $299 million)
Schneider Electric (received $86 million)

That’s 19 (that we know of so far). We also know that loans went to foreign clean energy companies (Fisker sent money to their overseas plant to develop an electric car), and that 80% of these loans went to President Obama’s campaign donors.

The President is trying to claim in his first official campaign ad that he’s created 2.7 million clean energy jobs. When you look at all the companies going bankrupt, some of those jobs might have been paid for by the stimulus, but they are gone now. You can’t claim we’re up 2.7 million jobs if so many of those jobs have been subsequently lost.

Keep this list in mind the next time the media pretends that Solyndra was the only failure.