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Nov 02 09:45

Federal Land Transfer: Privatization of America's Wealth

Wherever you see a politician or lobbyist who is in favor of transferring public lands out of the federal domain, you will likely see a certain map created and is distributed by the American Lands Council, a Utah-based group that is dead-set against the federal land estate.

The map shows much of the West in blood red ink, according to ALC illustrating the vast reach of the federal government. But that map also fails to tell the truth. For one thing, it’s bright red color is no accident. Red is what psychologists call a “trigger” color. Red is equated with danger, risk and warnings.

Oct 31 17:26

Taxes – Worldwide v Residency

Oct 27 10:36

A Visual Guide to State Taxes

Oct 23 07:47

Hollywood gala raises a record $33 million for IDF

Hollywood A-list actors, politicians and tech moguls came together Thursday to raise a record-breaking $33.5 million for the IDF at a Los Angeles gala fundraiser.
Notable donations made at the event included $10 million from Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, $5 million from philanthropists Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, $5.2 million from Maurice and Paul Marciano of Guess Jeans, $3.6 million from Cheryl and Haim Saban and $2 million from New York Giants president Steve Tisch.
Note: Tax deductible so indirectly the American tax payer pays for this. What would it take for Americans to get genuinely outraged and take action?

Oct 20 09:52

All transactions to be conducted in the presence of a tax collector

In the terminal collapse of the Roman Empire, there was perhaps no greater burden to the average citizen than the extreme taxes they were forced to pay.

The tax ‘reforms’ of Emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century were so rigid and unwavering that many people were driven to starvation and bankruptcy. The state went so far as to chase around widows and children to collect taxes owed.

By the 4th century, the Roman economy and tax structure were so dismal that many farmers abandoned their lands in order to receive public entitlements.

Oct 18 05:10

The Electric Surtax

Oct 13 11:08

Taibbi: Trump Is Just One Player in a Much, Much Larger Tax Story

“Tax bombshell,” blared Yahoo!

By my count, this was roughly the 4,790th “bombshell” of the Trump presidency, but one of the few to deserve the title. The Times story is an extraordinary piece of investigative reporting and a monument to the kind of work we all should be doing.

The parts I found most interesting were less about the rapaciousness of the Trump family per se than the myriad opportunities for gaming the system one presumes is available to everyone of this income level. The ordinary person cannot hire an outside appraiser to tell the IRS what it thinks he or she is worth, but the Trumps could systematically undervalue their properties for tax purposes (and then go back and overvalue them when it served their public relations needs).

Oct 13 10:23

Outside In: The Trump administration’s plan to remake the Middle East

The only promise that is new about the promised peace plan is the way it will be forced on the Palestinians: no one has promised that the plan itself will be new. With Saudi Arabia and Egypt—the outside—brought onside with the promise of continued military aid despite their crimes against humanity and violations of international law and the Palestinians weakened by being silenced, economically crushed and stripped of any friends to help them, the United States and Israel are now free to attempt to impose a peace plan on the Palestinians.

Oct 12 09:30

Why we joined the ‘surcharge’ lawsuit

Shakespeare said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet — proof that he wasn’t a lawyer … or a politician. Either of them would tell you that a “surcharge” smells a lot better to voters than a “tax.”

And that’s one of the problems with the ballot measure to raise taxes for public education.

The actual wording of the proposal that goes before Hawaii voters Nov. 6 is, “Shall the legislature be authorized to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment real property to be used to support public education?”

You’ll notice that not only does it not define the term “investment real property” or what precisely will be funded in public education, but it also doesn’t use the word “tax.”

That may seem like a little thing, but consider if the question was worded more accurately: “Shall the legislature be given a new constitutional power to raise taxes on real property for state use?”

Oct 03 01:00

New York Investigators Launch Probe to Review Tax Fraud Allegations Encircling Trump

SPUTNIK INTERNATIONAL: Investigators from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance launched a review this week after a Tuesday New York Times article claimed that Donald Trump and his family had engaged in fraudulent tax activities for decades. The White House said that the report was "misleading".

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(*in line with my 'Keep The Mindset Where It Was Prior To The 2016 Election' theory . This should amount to the semblance of a Shoe In victory for potus Trump . The hardest part will be making it look like it's hard to deal with, and taking it's toll on the embattled victim .
Rachel Maddow Set The Record Straight On Trump Tax Returns)

Sep 30 06:02

With Nation Transfixed By Kavanaugh Monstrosity, House GOP Votes to Give Rich Another $3 Trillion in Tax Cuts

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n less than a year, House Republicans have handed out trillions of tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations. Now, middle class families are on the hook for higher healthcare costs, and Medicare and Social Security on the chopping block."
—Rep. Richard Neal

"Today the GOP doubled down on last year's giveaway to the donor class known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," Morris Pearl, chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, said in a statement following the 220-191 vote. "Tax Cuts 2.0 gives nearly $3 trillion to the wealthiest Americans, and will become yet another excuse for Republicans to slash Medicare and Social Security."

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Sep 26 23:43

Debt Rises: The Government Will Soon Spend More On Interest Than on The Military

As debt and interest rates rise, the government is about to be in a disastrous situation. Very soon, they will spend more money paying interest on the national debt than they will on the bloated military budget.

Sep 26 13:17

America is So Free the Average Family Has to Spend More on Taxes than on Food and Clothing

The financial enslavement of the American people (and the rest of the world) is nearly complete.

Sep 25 11:42

Drones Unleashed to Find Tax Evaders as Greece Sets Disturbing Precedent

By Nicholas West

Anyone who is looking to understand exactly what the term “mission creep” means and why privacy advocates warn of its negative impact, here is another case study.

Greece is apparently battling a “black economy” in one of its most popular tourist attractions: the island of Santorini. According to tax authorities, the area has become a hotbed of tax evasion, primarily by day trip organizers who are not properly recording their income. They have turned to drones...

Sep 25 10:20

BLS: Americans Spent More on Taxes Than on Food, Clothing Combined in 2017

Americans on average spent more on taxes than on food and clothing combined in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s new data on consumer expenditures, which was released this month.

“Consumer units” (which include families, financially independent individuals, and people living in a single household who share expenses) spent an average of $9,562 on food and clothing in 2017, according to BLS.

But they spent $16,749 on federal, state and local taxes.

Sep 25 10:04

"I Don't Give A Shit If It's A Crime": Fourth Veritas Video Reveals IRS Still Targeting Conservatives

James O'Keefe just dropped the fourth installment in his series exposing the corruption and bias in the 'deep state'. This report features two Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials who candidly discuss the IRS’s unfair treatment of conservative non-profit groups.

The two officials in the report are Thomas Sheehy, an IRS tax examiner and member of the Austin Democratic Socialists of America in Texas, and Jerry Semasek, an IRS attorney in Washington, DC.

Via ProjectVeritas.com,

Flagrantly Targeting Conservative Groups
Sheehy boasts about and appears to justify former disgraced IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who was mired in scandal for losing tens of thousands of emails regarding the Lois Lerner controversy. The Lois Lerner controversy occurred in 2013 and involved revelations showing that the IRS unfairly scrutinized conservative groups.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Notice that Sheehy doesn't seem to care about breaking the law; for people like him, they simply hold the rule of law in complete contempt, and with impunity.

Sep 25 08:25

Deep State Unmasked, IRS Officials – “You Should Give Increased Scrutiny” to Conservative Groups, “… I don’t give a s**t if that is a crime”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More from Project Veritas.

Sep 20 11:05

Taxing And Tracking The Independent Media: Censorship And Control

One of the most heinous things about taxes is that they support the very 'organs' (to quote a Soviet-era term) of government that crush the people... even further. The taxes are weapons used by the authorities...and all authority comes from the barrel of a gun (to paraphrase Mao). The taxes are used to corral in the masses and keep them upon a continuous treadmill that sustains the system...the very system that exploits and enslaves the citizens.

Sep 15 04:56

Natural Gas Explosions: Boston-Area Gas Pipes Among Oldest And Leakiest In US

(*Clearly Demonstrating The Region's Sacrifice For The Sake Of A Better Overall Lifestyle In Israel )

Sep 13 12:08

Iran WARNING: US tells airlines not to fly through airspace as WW3 fears rise

The advisory also warns military activities linked to the bloody conflict in Syria have been ramped across Iran's airspace.

Tensions between Tehran and Washington are running high following Donald Trump’s controversial decision to pull out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal re-introduce economic sanctions last month.

Flight Service Bureau, which provides safety information on airspace to airlines, said "without seeming alarmist", the deteriorating relationship between the US and Iran must be taken into account when planning flights in Iran's airspace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is getting just about as serious as is a heart attack: I find myself very alarmed at these developments.

Sep 02 23:18

The Day U.S. Military Supremacy Publicly Ended

Military Budgets

The U.S. Military budget for FY 2019 will be $716 Billion. Add $70 Billion for Homeland Security, $70 Billion for the nation’s 16 intelligence agencies, $186 Billion for veterans’ benefits, and the U.S. spends more than a trillion dollars a year on “defense.” Two trillion dollars covers yearly mandatory expenses for social security, Medicare, Medicaid, and interest on the federal debt, leaving less than one trillion out of the country’s $4 Trillion budget left for everything else.

Russia’s military budget is $61 B a year, less than 10 percent of the U.S. military budget and less than that of Saudi Arabia.

Given the above facts, Russia would appear to be no match against the U.S. militarily.

Sep 02 15:27

11 Facts About America’s Wildly Out Of Control Student Loan Debt Bubble

Higher education has become one of the biggest money-making scams in America. We tell all of our young people that if they want to have a bright future, they must go to college. This message is relentlessly pounded into their heads for their first 18 years, and so by the time high school graduation rolls around for many of them it would be unthinkable to do anything else. And instead of doing a cost/benefit analysis on various schools, we tell our young people to go to the best college that they can possibly get into and to not worry about what it will cost. We assure them that a great job will be there after they graduate and that great job will allow them to easily pay off any student loans that they have accumulated. Of course most college graduates don’t end up getting great jobs, but many of them do end up being financially crippled for decades by student loan debt.

Aug 27 14:07

Five States Win $839 Million Lawsuit Against Obamacare Program’s Unconstitutional Tax on States

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, requires medical providers to pay a Health Insurance Provider Fee, even though the ACA exempts states from paying that fee when providing health care. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the Obama era created a regulation requiring states to pay the fee anyway, a fee that is styled as a tax on the states. Texas sued in federal court and was joined by Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, and Louisiana- the states were awarded a total of $839 million. The mainstream media is ignoring this story because it supports President Trump’s contention that parts of Obamacare are illegal and should be repealed.

Aug 27 12:08

Chicago’s Electronic Surveillance of Food Trucks Is Ridiculous—and Probably Unconstitutional

In upholding these ordinances, the intermediate state appellate court ruled that the mandatory GPS placement was not actually a “search” under the Fourth Amendment, because there was no physical intrusion by the government and as a consequence of food trucks’ operating under a revocable license.

Aug 18 12:22

Saudi Dissident Figure: Bin Salman under Israeli Training on How to Massacre Civilians

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman deliberately attacks civilian targets in Yemen to break the resistance of the Yemeni army and Ansarullah, a prominent Saudi dissident living in exile in London, said, adding that he has learned the lesson from Israel.

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(*now that's an interesting insight to how The MoneyGoRound spins .
Trump cuts foreign aid , except for what he famously dishes out to his friends in Israel , and another exception to his foreign aid prohibition , Saudi Arabia , here we see that a percentage of their share goes straight to Israel . )

Aug 18 11:04

State Lawmaker Proposes Taxing Bottled Water As Way To Increase Revenues

A Nevada lawmaker has asked for a bill to be drafted to require bottled water to be subjected to the state sales tax.

Assemblyman Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, said bottled water is included under the sales tax exemption for food in Nevada even though it has no nutritional value.

Segerblom said taxing the beverage would bring in much needed revenue for the upcoming two-year budget. It is time for the Legislature to review all tax exemptions as a way to generate revenue for programs without raising taxes, he said.

Segerblom says he does not support taxing food.

“The purpose as I understand to exempt food is you don’t want to make it any more expensive than possible for people to survive, and obviously again, bottled water is not necessary to survive,” he said.

The only exception in Nevada now is prepared food intended for immediate consumption, which is subject to the sales tax.

Aug 16 09:48

Apple says buildings at its new billion-dollar headquarters worth just $200

US tech giant Apple became the first company to reach an historic $1 trillion in market capitalization recently, but it still doesn’t like paying more taxes, according to recent reports.

Apple has been at odds with California’s Santa Clara County over the value of its property. As the local newspaper San Francisco Chronicle reports, Apple evaluates a cluster of properties around its brand-new Apple Park at just $200. Santa Clara County's tax assessor says the properties are worth $1 billion.

In California, businesses and individuals pay a property tax. It is calculated according to the value of the land and the buildings on it.

Aug 14 09:56

The IRS Scandal, Day 1921: Federal Judge Approves $3.5 Million Payout From IRS To >100 Tea Party Groups To Settle Targeting Claims

A judge late Wednesday signed off on the settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups, closing out the last major legal battle over what all sides now agree was unwarranted and illegal targeting for political purposes.

The IRS agreed to pay $3.5 million to groups that were wronged by the intrusive inspections, and insists it’s made changes so that political targeting can’t occur in the future.

A few issues are still being fought over in the courts — including whether former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner will be allowed to forever shield her deposition explaining her behavior from public view, and whether the IRS should pay attorney fees — but this week’s decision closes out five years of litigation over the targeting itself. ...

Aug 13 11:36

Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

McCain minority staff director Henry Kerner to IRS official Lois Lerner and other IRS officials: “the solution is to audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous”

Aug 12 08:17

IRS Grants Tax-Exempt Status To Lesbian ‘Pussy Church Of Modern Witchcraft' That Excudes Men, Transgender People

Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft might strike you as something you would find in the Onion, rather than here on a Forbes tax blog, but it is a real deal. You can find it on Charity Navigator and Guidestar. The IRS recognized it as a 501(c)(3) organization and went the extra step of recognizing PCMW as a church, the most enviable of all tax statuses. exempt not only from income tax but also from the transparency that filing Form 990 creates. A church does not have to apply for exempt status, but it is a prudent step particularly for an innovative organization like PCMW. My source indicated that the approval process was reasonably quick and there was no push-back from the IRS. ...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But conservative groups got hammered under the Obama administration.

Aug 10 08:22

U.S. 'FINE TUNING' OF SAUDI AIRSTRIKE TARGET LIST CREATES RESULTS

U.S. Deepens Role in Yemen Fight, Offers Gulf Allies Airstrike-Target Assistance

Aug 07 11:50

Michael Cohen Under Investigation For Tax Fraud

In particular, federal investigators are looking closely at Mr. Cohen’s relationship with Sterling National Bank—which provided financing for Mr. Cohen’s taxi-medallion business—including whether Mr. Cohen inflated the value of any of his assets as collateral for loans, according to people familiar with the matter.

Convictions for federal tax- and bank-fraud may carry potentially significant prison sentences, which could put additional pressure on Mr. Cohen to cooperate with prosecutors if he is charged with those crimes, according to former federal prosecutors. -WSJ

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Things are getting pretty grim for Cohen, unless he can strike an immunity deal with the Mueller team for a plea bargain, and turn totally against the President.

But can anyone please tell me what this has to do with Russian collusion in the 2016 election, please?!?

Aug 03 08:16

Trump weighs big tax cut for rich: report

The Trump administration is considering acting unilaterally to institute a $100 billion tax cut that will largely benefit the wealthy, according to a report in The New York Times.

The Times reported that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at a recent G-20 meeting in Argentina said if the tax cut can't be done through Congress, the administration will “look at what tools” are necessary to consider the move.

“If it can’t get done through a legislation process, we will look at what tools at Treasury we have to do it on our own and we’ll consider that,” Mnuchin said. “We are studying that internally, and we are also studying the economic costs and the impact on growth.”

Jul 30 10:27

Health Insurance Mafia & The Heroin Of 'Signing Up' For Obamacare

A good friend urges me to “sign up” for Obamacare.

He knows about the extortion letters I have been receiving from the federal thugs who are now the enforcers for the health insurance mafia – which succeeded in getting a law passed which forces us to buy their services.

Or else.

The “or else” being punishing fines – plus interest. These are called “shared responsibility” payments but – in the first place – nothing is being “shared” (I am being forcibly mulcted) and in the second place for whom am I “responsible”?

Jul 29 23:55

What the Internet Sales Tax Is All About

What’s offensive about all this is that the Supreme Court didn’t pick up on what is plainly a backdoor tariff foisted on the American people. A Court that’s required to elevate the Constitution, and in doing so ensure that trade among American citizens is regular and free, has empowered cities and states to effectively put up tariff barriers to trade through a wholly invented taxing power. If this is doubted, readers need only ask again if they would cheerfully pay local taxes on transactions made in person, but not in the city or state they live in. Not a chance.

Jul 25 09:53

Fake Indian Elizabeth Warren Suggests 50% Democrat Tax Rates – Calls Trump Tax Bonuses “Crumbs”

Thanks to President Trump’s tax cuts and reforms 90% of American wage earners have a higher take-home pay this year.

Over 3 million working Americans have received Trump tax cut bonuses as a result of the Trump tax reform law.

But fake Elizabeth Warren wants to take that all away.

Elizabeth Warren told CNBC Democrats will end the Trump tax cuts if they take power in November.

Warren also promoted a 50% tax hike on American earners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They can pass a bill to end the cuts, but if Trump doesn't sign it. It means nothing. And telegraphing a major tax increase ahead of the mid term elections is not likely to garner more votes for the Democrats.

Jul 24 10:34

Greedy Lawmakers Now Pushing Tax on Most Basic Human Necessity—Tap Water

California will soon be scrutinizing their daily water use as a new law states that residents will be limited to 55 gallons of water per person, per day. Citizens who do not comply could face fines of up to $10,000 a day by 2027. To put the allotted daily amount of water into perspective, a report from CBS Sacramento noted that “an 8-minute shower uses about 17 gallons of water, a load of laundry up to 40, and a bathtub can hold 80 to 100 gallons of water,” meaning that residents would have to give up showers on the days they wanted to wash one load of laundry, and taking a bath would be nearly impossible.

Jul 23 08:04

Britain's tax burden reaches its highest level since Harold Wilson was in charge while Government revenues are now at a 32-year high

The taxman is set to take £724.9billion this year – 34.3 per cent of GDP.

That is the highest proportion since 1969-70, when the country was run by a Labour government under Harold Wilson.

The report, written by the TaxPayers’ Alliance campaign group, also said overall Government revenues are at a 32-year high at 37 per cent of GDP, a measure of the size of the economy.

Jul 19 09:08

Explain Property Taxes Using Laffer Curve

Jul 18 15:31

When the government knows what’s best for you

When government “nudges” people into new behaviors, resistance is often ugly.

Jul 18 15:05

IRS to Revoke 362,000 Passports From US Citizens

If you own your home… think again. Even if you have your mortgage fully paid off, you still have to pay property tax. This means that it’s ultimately the government who really owns your property. You’re just renting it from them. And if they believe (in their sole discretion) that you owe them property tax, they’ll take the property away from you.

Jul 17 00:17

IRS Building Walls to Keep Americans In

There has been a tremendous amount of debate about building walls to stop illegal immigration. But the IRS is building walls to keep Americans in.The US government is cracking down on Americans with outstanding tax bills by revoking passports.

Jul 07 10:48

We Are All Hostages Of Corporate Profits

We're in the endgame of financialization and globalization, and it won't be pretty for all the hostages of corporate profits.

Though you won't read about it in the mainstream corporate media, the nation is now hostage to outsized corporate profits.

The economy and society at large are now totally dependent on soaring corporate profits and the speculative bubbles they fuel, and this renders us all hostages: "Make a move to limit corporate profits or speculative bubbles, and your pension fund gets a bullet in the head."

Not just pension funds, of course; tax revenues will also be taken out and shotas most of the state and federal income taxes are paid by high-earners and those skimming capital gains from stock options and stock-based compensation packages.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No longer does "justice" prevail in the Unhinged, Surveilled State of America; it's "Just Us!" for the one percenters.

Jul 05 13:38

U.S. Supreme Court Silently Passes Law — Internet Tax Collection — Will Kill Small Businesses

By Aaron Kesel

U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to drain the swamp in Washington, DC and claims to be for the people, so much so that he just encouraged imposing yet another tax on American citizens' backs by raising corporate retail prices. A new Internet collection tax will allow states to collect -- (steal, rob, plunder) [taxation is theft] you get the point -- from any retailer across the U.S. who sells products online. In short, the newly approved law will kill small businesses...

Jul 04 19:30

Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier

An ancient Irish lament, sung by Diane Taraz on her CD "Songs of the Revolution."

Jul 04 19:18

Fife and Drum Music of the Revolutionary War

Excerpts from "Fife and Drum Music of the American Revolution: Military Music in America series, vol. 1," produced by the Company of Military Collectors & Historians, Washington, D.C. with George P. Carroll, Director of Music -- from about 1976.
(Improved audio from my earlier upload of this same.)

Jul 04 19:14

American Revolutionary Song: Chester - William Billings

Chester was a patriotic anthem composed by William Billings and sung during the American Revolutionary War. Billings wrote the first version of the song for his 1770 songbook The New England Psalm Singer, and made improvements for the version in his The Singing Master's Assistant (1778). It is the latter version that is best known today.

The curious title of the song reflects a common practice of Billings's day, in which tunes were labeled with (often arbitrarily chosen) place names. Billings's song evidently has little more to do with any particular town named Chester than his hymn tune Africa has to do with Africa. With identifiable names for compositions, performers could select different lyrics to sing with the music without creating confusion.
This song would rival Yankee Doodle as the unofficial anthem of the rebel colonies

Jul 03 08:54

Tax Repeal Referendum Not Going Forward

Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite! is giving up on gathering enough signatures to ask voters to repeal a recent slate of tax increases meant to pay for teacher raises. The Oklahoman’s Chris Casteel writes former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn said there isn’t enough time to gather the signatures and face any challenge for the issue to make the November general election ballot.

Jul 02 04:52

World Police Chief Trump Wants Europe To Spend More On Military

(*C'mon guys , It's what made America great again !
whitehorse souce)

Jun 30 00:46

Texas Man Evicted For Not Paying Government Mandated “Rent” On His Own Property

Property taxes are nothing more than rent demanded by the king for the privilege of allowing you to continue to live on land and in a house you already own. But instead of fighting this horrific display of slavery, people actually followed their master’s orders and evicted an elderly man from his property for not paying his rent.

Jun 29 15:17

Is it time for a Property Tax Revolt to Drain the local Swamps at the State and Local Levels?

It is time Republicans and conservatives put their money where their mouth is when they talk about accountability, limited smaller government, and lower taxes. First, let us hold government accountable with an audit to see how much is wasted and stolen from the treasury. If there is an audit done. I will bet money that when the audit is done. It will be obvious there is no justification to raise property taxes when all the waste, fraud and abuse is exposed. I can also say there would be no justification for local taxes on phone, cable tv, wireless service, and electricity either. Those taxes should be abolished.

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