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Politics What Mess!
January 24, 2013, 4:47 pm
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I read this story today: It is all about how the Democratic Party is going to spend millions to turn Texas into a Blue State. OK, they are going to do what they can to change the State of Texas, I think they may just make people angry, but, I could be wrong. The important things in our nation are not important to too many people, and so we have people concentrated on winning the next election instead of trying to get the House and Senate to begin actually doing what the Constitution says they are supposed to do. The House needs to pass a budget, the Senate needs to then discuss that budget, and make amendments to it and pass their version, sending it back to the House. Instead, the Senate is publishing their own budget, not looking at and discussing the one which is put forth by the House. The Constitution says that money bills are supposed to originate in the House, then go to the Senate. If they can’t agree then they are supposed to talk to one another and compromise. Instead there has been NO BUDGET in four years, because the Senate won’t even talk about what the House has passed.

Instead our politicians want to try to get advantage over each other, they begin to work toward re-election right after the election they just won. Politics are a Mess no matter who is in office, they all seem to be concerned with themselves and the people need to be hoodwinked into voting for them. More and more we find our rights, God-given rights, being abridged by these people not because they are trying to make things better, but because they think they will have a better chance to be re-elected.

What do you think? Are you tired of the political games or do you think it is just fine??

Leave a comment, join in the discussion.

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Absentee President
October 19, 2012, 11:41 am
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Interesting article today at CNS News. It seems our President expects the U. S. Taxpayer to force congress to raise taxes on some taxpayers, by re-electing him to office. Why can’t he do as Bill Clinton did, talk to the leadership and work out some real compromise instead of telling them it’s my way or the highway. He doesn’t really want to lead, he just wants to continue the vacations that he and his family have enjoyed at our expense. He has met with congressional leaders only twice since January 2012, and then only to tell them to do what he wants or he will let the country go over the fiscal cliff.

He takes credit for the sanctions against Iran, but it was congress that forced him to make those sanctions by passing them by huge majorities in both houses (veto proof). He claims to have created 5 million new jobs that is definitely not truth. Then he says that the Republicans want to destroy the country, when he is well on his way to doing just that. We truly cannot afford another 4 years of 1 trillion + deficits. We are in hock up to our eyeballs, and he wants to continue down this same road, spending more and more. 1.2 trillion on welfare alone in 2011. That is 47 million people on food stamps, of course 2,000 of them are already dead, at least one recipient of SSI lives in Vietnam. The Senate refuses to even discuss much less pass jobs bills from the Republican House. Harry Reid just tables them as soon as they reach his office, and the Senate has not passed a budget in 4 years. The only budget that Obama put out for them to pass, he got zero ZERO votes. Not even one Democrat would vote for that bill.

Folks, it is time to change the direction of our nation, we are headed not just for a fiscal cliff, but for a complete meltdown of our economy. In 4 more years we will be so deep in debt we will never climb out of that hole, our great great grandchildren will be paying the bill and their kids will probably still be paying it. Is that what you want? If so vote for Obama and his socialist view of the world, but if you want to return some sanity to our nation, vote for Romney for President and lets end this horror. While you are at it please vote for conservative Republicans in both the house and the Senate. We really need to reverse this terrible debacle that has been the Obama presidency. Besides, I am tired of Joe Biden and his telling y’all that the Republicans are aiming their guns at you, as he did in Las Vegas yesterday, and that the Republicans will put African American people back in chains. That horrified me when he said it and yet the Democratic party just loved it. Had it been a Republican saying it, he would have been ostracized, and rightly so. Please return sanity to the Presidency in November.

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Jobs Report and Taxation
July 6, 2012, 10:03 am
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80,000 jobs added in June, unemployment is still at 8.2% but the true number is much higher when you factor in those who have given up looking for work. There is also a bomb set to explode in 2013 called TAXES. The so-called Bush tax cuts will expire on 1 Jan 2013, taxes will therefore go up, for EVERYBODY, middle class will see a tax increase as well as higher income earners. Notice that is income earners. Those who are receiving welfare do not earn income so do not pay taxes, it is income earners who pay taxes, that is the middle class and above getting hit.

Now here comes the real fun! Obamacare taxes in 2013. This is the real kicker for all of us, but especially middle income folks. Remember that you were promised that your taxes would not go up if you earned less than $250,000 per year. Take a look at what is coming up AFTER you vote for Obama in 2012.

Do you use a medical device? Say a pacemaker, prosthetic limb, maybe you will need a stent. Whatever device you will need in 2013 the obamacare 2.3 percent tax will be added onto the price of the item.

Do you deduct medical costs from your taxes? You have been able to deduct these expenses as long as they were 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. Well Obamacare ups that to 10%, guess who gets hit the hardest? Pre retirement seniors. The government figures to take in about 15 billion dollars over the next 10 years.

Flexible Spending Accounts. Capped at $2,500. Up until 2013 there was no cap on these accounts, so if you had a procedure that cost $7,500 you could pay for it out of that FSA, but not any longer, now you are capped at $2,500 per year. How about braces for your kids, that is an easy $7,000. You will have to pay $4,500 for the first kid and the whole amount for the second one. Do you have a special needs child, look out, that can get real expensive real quick.

Obamacare has also a provision for a surtax on investment accounts. Under the current law, the Capital gains tax will rise from 15 to 20 percent in 2013 and the top dividend rate rises 15% to 39.6% however under Obamacare surtax the Capital Gains rate will 23.8% and the Regular Dividend Rate will be 43.4%. Hows that for a kick in the teeth?

Then there is the Obamacare Medicare Tax Increase. This tax goes against employers to the tune of 87 Billion dollars over the next 10 years. How many people will be laid off so their employer can afford this little goody?

I can surely understand why this is all scheduled for 2013, that way Obama can get reelected before people feel the cost of his legacy. This will add to the burden on our economy and on you the taxpayer. Y’all voted for hope and change, well hope went out the window with 10% + unemployment, change is gone after this election.

What do you think? Is this what you want for our nation?

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