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Sep 22 06:42

Gallup: If Small Businesses Keep Dying “We’ll Lose the Whole Middle Class”

Citing statistics that show a precipitous decline in the comfortable status of “middle class,” Gallup CEO Jim Clifton explained how government/economic interference is killing small businesses and people who used to be employed by them.

The percentage of Americans who say they are in the middle or upper-middle class has fallen 10 percentage points, from a 61% average between 2000 and 2008 to 51% today.

There are three serious metrics that need to be turned around or we’ll lose the whole middle class.

Read more at SHTF

Sep 21 07:56

Impoverished city spends $43-million on Amtrak station that may never be used

Nobody asked Amtrak if it wanted or needed a new station in Niagara Falls, New York

City leaders are yet to reach a deal with Amtrak regarding the new $43 million dollar train station in Niagara Falls.

As of Tuesday the new state-of-the-art train depot on Main Street was closed. The issue, there is no train servicing the station. That's because Niagara Falls City Leaders are still trying to reach an agreement with Amtrak on leasing the building. It's leaving several residents wondering if this train station will ever open.

Sep 20 10:56

Israel Is Rich, Powerful, and Armed With 100s of Nukes Why send it $38 billion in new death gear? (Ron Paul)

Last week’s announcement of a record-breaking US aid package for Israel underscores how dangerously foolish and out-of-touch is our interventionist foreign policy. Over the next ten years, the US taxpayer will be forced to give Israel some $38 billion dollars in military aid. It is money we cannot afford going to a country that needs no assistance to maintain its status as the most powerful military in the Middle East.

Sep 19 07:08

Who’s Keeping the IRS Scandal Alive? We Are, and Here’s Why

The issue here is that the IRS, until very recently, had still not begun to process the tax-exempt applications of two groups who were among the hundreds initially flagged by the agency’s “be on the lookout” (BOLO) lists.

The reason for that, the IRS said, is the agency’s internal policy of placing reviews on hold for cases that are under litigation. In early August, however, a DC court of appeals blasted the IRS for this “Catch 22” of a policy and in effect forced the agency’s hand.

“The IRS is telling applicants in these cases that ‘we have been violating your rights and not properly processing your applications. You are entitled to have your applications processed. But if you ask for that processing by way of a lawsuit, then you can’t have it,’” one of the judges wrote in the decision.

Sep 17 05:45

HOW CHARITABLE! 5.7% Of Foundation Budget Went To Charity...

Just 5.7 percent of the Clinton Foundation’s massive 2014 budget actually went to charitable grants, according to the tax-exempt organization’s IRS filings. The rest went to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and “other expenses.”

Sep 14 09:20

"Rampant Fraud" Exposed In Obamacare Exchanges: 100% Of Fictitious Enrollees Obtained Subsidies

A recent "undercover enrollment" investigation conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that pretty much anyone can sign up for Obamacare and receive taxpayer funded incentives without having to worry about pesky little details like proving citizenship, identity or income-based needs.

Sep 14 09:01

Republicans submit resolution to impeach IRS commissioner

Conservatives say Koskinen hampered Congress' effort to investigate the IRS for tough assessments of Tea Party groups that sought tax exemptions several years ago. Koskinen denies that.

“For years the IRS has abused its power to target people based on their political views. Commissioner John Koskinen not only did nothing about it, but continued the trend of deception by deliberately keeping Congress and the American people in the dark,” Fleming said in a statement Tuesday. “To date no one has been held accountable and no one will unless we move forward with a resolution to require a vote on his impeachment.”

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Sep 13 16:56

Your Money or Your Life: What’s Behind the Latest Government Scam to Rob You Blind?

The government’s schemes to swindle, cheat, scam, and generally defraud Americans have run the gamut from wasteful pork barrel legislation, cronyism and graft to asset forfeiture schemes, the modern-day equivalent of highway robbery, astronomical health care “reform,” and costly stimulus packages.

Sep 12 06:58

10 REASONS THE U.S. GOVT DOESN’T DESERVE YOUR TAX DOLLARS

Sep 10 08:53

Federal College Tax Credits Cost $32 Billion/Year And Have Zero Effect On Applications Or Enrollment

This study examines the effect of information about tax credits for college using a sample of over 1 million students or prospective students in Texas. We sent emails and letters to students that described tax credits for college and tracked college outcomes. We find that for all three of our samples—already enrolled students, students who had previously applied to college but were not currently enrolled, and rising high school seniors—that information about tax credits for college did not affect reenrollment, application, and enrollment respectively.

Sep 06 16:48

Clinton charities ignore law requiring them to disclose millions from foreign donors

“It looks like they are being dragged kicking and screaming into any disclosure at all about their foreign (government) donors, and ultimately still failing to live up to the letter of the law"

Sep 04 17:57

Tim Cook: 'Apple hasn't done anything wrong'

"Taxes are for peasants only."

Sep 04 15:58

Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax than sausage stall, says Austria

Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax in Austria than a local sausage stall, the country's Chancellor Christian Kern has said in a newspaper interview.

"Every Viennese cafe, every sausage stand pays more tax in Austria than a multinational corporation," Mr Kern told Der Standard.

"That goes for Starbucks, Amazon and other companies," he said.

Sep 03 06:44

White House Attacks Aetna For Leaving The Obamacare Marketplace

Sep 02 11:34

The Secret Global Court – Why corporate criminals and corrupt politicians desperately want the TPP

Obama needs to ensure he gets well compensated after leaving office for a job well done protecting, defending and further enriching the global oligarch class.

Sep 02 09:02

US exceptionalism: How dare the EU demand US companies pay more tax!

Boy - what a load of anger. How dare these Europeans expect US multinationals to pay corporation tax at the same rate as everyone else! Don’t they know that US multinationals are different!

What we're seeing here is another aspect of US exceptionalism in the neoliberal/neocon era. The same exceptionalism which decrees the US has the right to bomb/invade countries at will, in blatant contravention of international law - also decrees that its right and proper giant US corporations should be given preferential treatment by foreign tax authorities.

Sep 01 14:37

Congress Officially Says "Banks Are the Top of the Pyramid"

Found this in the Congressional archives from 1974 – with details showing that the top 8 banks own most of the media, utility companies, gas & energy and other sectors of the economy... control over the U.S. is assumed, even by the Senate.


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Sep 01 11:07

Apple Ordered to Pay $14 Billion in Europe for Dodging Taxes

Apple is facing a huge tax bill in Ireland. The multi-billion dollar company was ordered this week to pay a record-breaking €13bn in back taxes to Ireland.

The European Commission made the ruling after a three-year investigation that found Apple had only paid $55 in taxes for ever $1.12 million it made in European profits. That essentially made its tax rate 0.0005 percent for the year 2014. The usual rate for corporation tax in Ireland is 12.5%. The €13bn owed equates to roughly $14.5 billion USD.

According to the commission, Apple and Irish tax authorities entered into an illegal tax deal that was allowing Apple to pay a minimum tax rate of just 1%. The deal violated rules on state aid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Will you take it in iPhone 6'es???"

Aug 31 07:25

IRS doesn’t tell 1M taxpayers that illegals stole their Social Security numbers

The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agency’s inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday.

Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, but it’s still not fixed, the inspector general said, and a pilot program meant to test a solution was canceled — and fell woefully short anyway.

As a result, most taxpayers don’t learn that their identities have been stolen and their Social Security files may be screwed up.

“Taxpayers identified as victims of employment-related identity theft are not notified,” the inspector general said.

Aug 30 17:04

Whoops! IRS doesn’t tell 1 million taxpayers that illegals stole their Social Security numbers

The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agency’s inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday. Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, but it’s still not fixed, the inspector general said, and a pilot program meant to test a solution was canceled, and fell woefully short anyway. As a result most taxpayers don’t learn that their identities have been stolen and their Social Security files may be screwed up.

Aug 30 15:05

Making us pay tax will DESTROY EUROPE, roars Apple's Tim Cook

Forcing Apple to pay the same tax rate as other companies will lead to the destruction of Europe, according to its not-entirely objective CEO Tim Cook.

"This would strike a devastating blow to the sovereignty of EU member states over their own tax matters, and to the principle of certainty of law in Europe," Cook said in a statement Tuesday, adding: "Beyond the obvious targeting of Apple, the most profound and harmful effect of this ruling will be on investment and job creation in Europe."

Aug 30 07:49

Obamacare Meltdown: We Don’t Need Gov’t to Provide “Safety Net” for the Poor

The decision of several major insurance companies to cut their losses and withdraw from the Obamacare exchanges, combined with the failure of 70 percent of Obamacare’s health insurance “co-ops, ” will leave one in six Obamacare enrollees with only one health insurance option. If Obamacare continues on its current track, most of America may resemble Pinal County, Arizona, where no one can obtain private health insurance. Those lucky enough to obtain insurance will face ever-increasing premiums and a declining choice of providers.

Aug 29 16:26

Coffee with Scott Adams (08-29-2016)

“Let me summarize the news. The headlines look like this: Trump, Trump, Trump . . . Trump, Trump Trump . . . Trump, Trump, Trump . . . Hillary has bad health.”

Highlights

- Trump challenging Hillary’s health records and mysterious accidental barbell-related deaths

- The Weiner effect

- Trump and deportations

- Not being anti-beard

- Trump’s tax returns

- Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem

Aug 27 10:29

Stunning Maps Depict Collapse Of Obamacare "Coverage" In 2017

Well, as we've pointed out numerous times things are not really playing out as Obama had hoped with premiums skyrocketing (see "Obamacare On "Verge Of Collapse" As Premiums Set To Soar Again In 2017") and "competition" collapsing (see "Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Warns Obamacare "Very Near Collapse"").

The two maps below prove that point beautifully by illustrating the epic collapse of Obamacare coverage in just 1 year. A collapse that will leave a stunning number of people across the country with only 1 option for health insurance. Meanwhile, healthcare shoppers in Pinal County, Arizona will actually be left with no options in 2017 as all carriers have abandoned service there.

Aug 26 17:22

Elderly Couple Forced to Live Apart Weep in Heartbreaking Photo

Government!

Anita and Wolf Gottschalk have been inseparable throughout their 62 years of marriage — but now, the elderly couple has been apart for eight months, forced to say a heartbreaking goodbye over and over again.

Their granddaughter, Ashley Bartyik, says a backlog in the Canadian health care system has made it impossible to move Wolf, 83, out of his transitional nursing home and into the care facility where Anita, 81, is living.

Aug 25 09:47

Washington threatens Brussels over plan to demand billions in unpaid taxes from Apple

The US Treasury Department has warned about possible retaliation if the European Commission pursues American companies like Apple, Amazon and Starbucks over tax avoidance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Taxes are only for the little people!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 25 08:56

INCOME TAX – THEN & NOW

Aug 25 08:12

A THIRD OF AMERICANS “WILL HAVE ONLY ONE CHOICE” ON THEIR OBAMACARE PLAN NEXT YEAR

Everyone was forced onto Obamacare.

Now, it is collapsing… by design.

Sadly, this was the plan all along – to completely socialize health care after the collapse of competition in this new government-backed monopoly market that represents approximately one-sixth of the entire U.S. economy.

A stinking scam to take the whole thing over – and our health with it.

But really… this is going to hurt a lot of Americans.

Aug 24 17:05

She’s just one of us of course! Commercial flights are too ‘burdensome’ for Clinton…

Instead of flying between New York and Washington, DC, like a common traveler, Hillary Clinton wanted the Air Force to fly her — because she didn’t feel well enough to fly commercial, newly released emails show.

Aug 24 06:54

IRS Demands You Pay Your Taxes, Hires Contractors Who Don’t

According to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the IRS does not effectively screen its contractors for failing to pay federal taxes.

Since 2012, the IRS has been prohibited from awarding contracts to corporations with federal tax debts and has been unable to systematically prevent those hirings from happening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Taxes aren't about raising revenue any more. They are about keeping you poor to keep you weak and under control. The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. This is nonsense. If everyone were rich nobody would collect the trash or repair the roads and sewers. Capitalism operates only by imposing a wealth differential; intentionally keeping the politically unfavored poor enough where they have to take the thousands of distasteful jobs society requires to keep functioning.

Aug 23 05:45

Wyoming government claims ownership of the WIND… levies taxes on the movement of air

As absurd as it may sound, Wyoming’s state legislature is levying a tax on wind in an apparent effort to protect the fossil fuel industry by putting wind farms out of business.

Aug 18 13:17

Hypocrite Hillary Used the Word ‘Assassination’ in 2008 Anti-Obama Campaign

For, as John Adams reminded us, “There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

Aug 18 11:16

Justice Dept Announces it Will End Use of For-Profit Prisons … Prison Stocks Plummet

By Claire Bernish

In a stunning turn of events, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday it will no longer use private prisons to incarcerate federal prisoners, deeming the notorious for-profit facilities both less safe and less effective in providing correctional services than those operated by the government...

Aug 17 09:57

GIMME A BREAK! IRS TAX LOOPHOLE CAN REWARD EXCESSIVE WATER USE IN DROUGHT-STRICKEN WEST

ProPublica’s reporting on the water crisis in the American West has highlighted any number of confounding contradictions worsening the problem: Farmers are encouraged to waste water so as to protect their legal rights to its dwindling supply in the years ahead; Las Vegas sought to impose restrictions on water use while placing no checks on its explosive population growth; the federal government has encouraged farmers to improve efficiency in watering crops, but continues to subsidize the growing of thirsty crops such as cotton in desert states like Arizona.

Today, we offer another installment in the contradictions amid a crisis.

In parts of the western U.S., wracked by historic drought, you can get a tax break for using an abundance of water.

That’s a typo, right? A joke?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

Aug 16 18:09

CEO Tim Cook Decides Apple Doesn’t Have to Pay Corporate Tax Rate Because It’s “Unfair”

Here’s what Apple CEO Tim Cook had to say about it in a long interview published this weekend in the Washington Post:

We’ve said at 40 percent, we’re not going to bring it back until there’s a fair rate. There’s no debate about it. Is that legal to do or not legal to do? It is legal to do. It is the current tax law. It’s not a matter of being patriotic or not patriotic. It doesn’t go that the more you pay, the more patriotic you are.

Cook simultaneously wants us to know he is not a bad “traditional CEO” who just cares about money. No, to the contrary, he feels an “incredible responsibility” to “the communities and the countries that the company operates in” and “the whole ecosystem of the company.”

Therefore, because Cook cares so little about money and so much about communities, Apple won’t be paying its taxes. That’s just fair.

Aug 16 10:45

Obamacare Sticker Shock: Average 2017 Premium Surges 24%

The reference, of course, was to the state by state surge in proposed 2017 Obamacare premiums, contrasted with what the government contends is a modest 1.0% inflation rate.

Now, courtesy of a new study by independent analyst Charles Gaba - who has crunched the numbers for insurers participating in the ACA exchanges in all 50 states - we can also calculate what the average Obamacare premium increase across the entire US will be: using proposed and approved rate increase requests, the average Obamacare premium is expected to surge by a whopping 24% this year.

Aug 15 19:46

Taxpayers at risk as Obamacare crumbles

The health insurance exchanges that are the beating heart of Obamacare are on the edge of collapse, with premiums rising sharply for ever narrower provider networks, non-profit health co-ops shuttering their doors, and even the biggest insurance companies heading for the exits amid mounting losses. Even the liberal Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill is warning of a possible “Obamacare meltdown” this fall.

Aug 14 09:20

Hillary Clinton Has Parkinson’s Disease, Physician Confirms

We Concur!
The fact that Hillary is still running for President shows what a sick failed state the US has become.

Hillary’s health is declining, as anyone who has looked at her can see. The question is: What condition does she have? A board certified Anesthesiologist has written a memo of Hillary’s health. Feel free to pass it along to doctors and to analytics and criticize it.

Aug 13 22:43

GRANDMOTHER WITH AK-47 SAVES COPS BEING ATTACKED BY STREET GANG

Officers Ricardo Cordova and Frank Cho were responding to a call concerning a presumed drug deal in a parking lot, when they came under fire from members of a local street gang.

Fortunately for them, 79-year old Wendy Robinson was watching the events from her kitchen window and decided to intervene. The elderly woman equipped herself with her personal bulletproof vest and an AK-47 assault rifle, and ran to the officers’ rescue, firing more than 160 rounds in the direction of the assailants, injuring two of them.

Aug 12 23:17

US Nuclear-Bomber Triad in Pacific for First Time as China Reaches Boiling Point

With tensions in the South China Sea and throughout the Pacific Rim at increasing levels, the Obama Administration adds fuel to the fire by dispatching enough nuclear weaponry to kill everyone in the region.

The United States has dispatched its three strategic bomber types to the Pacific region for the first time, in a bid to reassure allies amid growing aggression from China in the wake of the Hague-based Court of Arbitration ruling against Beijing’s claim to territories in the South China Sea, and the deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system.

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
© AP PHOTO/ CHARLES PLATIAU
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Aug 12 15:42

Tax Returns: Clintons Cleared $10.6 Million In 2015

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton released her tax returns on Friday, showing that she and her husband Bill made $10.6 million in 2015, after taxes.
The 40 page pdf released by the campaign shows that the Clintons payed $3.6 million in taxes, a tax rate of about 34 percent.

The Clintons donated 9.8 percent of the adjusted gross income to charity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's a log of dough, all right; no wonder Hillary cannot relate to the rest of us, except her brother and sister 1 percenters!!

Aug 12 09:07

Here’s what happened when this European country slashed its taxes

Romania Slashes Taxes, Speedy Growth Ensues

Aug 11 08:31

Obama’s Fed Govt Is Doing THIS To Every Medal Winner In Rio – SHOCKING!

Millions of Americans are tuning in to watch our nation’s young athletes break world records and win Olympic gold in Rio.

The incredible athletes have been amazing, and have made us proud. They have trained for a lifetime, and have become the best.

The U.S. Olympic Committee gives $25,000 to every athlete who wins the gold medal (Silver medalists earn $15,000 and bronze medalists earn $10,000). But now, President Barack Obama’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will require those athletes to pay more than 1/3rd of their earnings in taxes!

Famous swimmer Michael Phelps, for example, has won three gold medals and will earn $75,000. But he will be forced to pay at least $29,000 in taxes to the IRS.

This is called the “victory tax” which has bi-partisan opposition in Congress. However, a bill is yet to be passed to stop this outrageous tax on our athletes.

Aug 11 08:28

Obamacare On "Verge Of Collapse" As Premiums Set To Soar Again In 2017

If Obamacare enrollments continue their current trend and insurers continue to hike premiums at alarming rates then Republicans may not have to worry about "repealing and replacing Obamacare" as it might just work itself out "naturally". The 4th open enrollment period for Obamacare begins on November 1, 2016 and industry experts are warning that another year of tepid demand from "young and healthy" Americans could force more insurers out of the exchanges effectively marking the end of Obamacare as we know it. According to a story published by The Hill, 11 million people bought health insurance through the exchanges for 2016 which was drastically below the Congressional Budget Office's initial projection of 21 million.

Aug 10 10:00

SOCIAL SECURITY’S LOOMING $32 TRILLION SHORTFALL (THAT’S RIGHT 32 TRILLION)

But hey, who cares? I mean I’ll be dead by the time Social Security implodes. I paid into it. I want my money. That most people take out far more in Social Security than they put in in a lifetime means nothing to me. I was promised Social Security and darn it I am going to get my check.

The grand kids can figure it out.

(From CNBC)

“We’re not broke in 20 years to 30 years, we’re broke now,” Kotlikoff said. “All the bills have been kept off the books by Congress and presidential administrations for six decades.”

The $6.3 trillion increase in the infinite horizon projection shows that Social Security Administration actuaries are more pessimistic about economic and wage growth, Kotlikoff said.

Of course one of the big problems here is that the politicians will never cut Social Security – it’s too important a tool for manipulating voters – but they think they can increasingly tax it. And that is the soft case the attached article makes.

Aug 08 20:17

Donald Trump promises tax-free childcare to jump-start US economy

Donald Trump promised to jumpstart the US economy with the "biggest tax revolution since Ronald Reagan" in the 1980s, saying he would "make America grow again."

Setting out an "America first" economic vision during a speech in Detroit the billionaire promised a slew of tax cuts for working families and companies, a "massive" slashing of red tape, and a fundamental overhaul of international trade deals.

In a direct appeal to female voters, and an attempt to outflank his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Mr Trump also vowed to allow families to deduct the entire average cost of childcare from their taxes. He said it would not be an "economic disadvantage to have children".

Aug 08 08:22

Insurance Giants Cancel ObamaCare Expansion Plans as Premiums Skyrocket

Insurance giant Aetna is the latest provider to announce staggering losses on ObamaCare plans — some $300 million last year, in just 15 states.

Aug 07 09:31

An Update On The Obamacare Disaster

2017 is shaping up to be a very, very ugly year for Obamacare. A year in which it may become obvious to all that the entire thing is an unredeemable failure.

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Aug 05 07:58

Pennsylvania to Apply 6% “Netflix Tax”

Pennsylvania has a 6% sales tax, but that tax did not previously cover digital downloads and streaming services. That’s changed, thanks to a new revenue package passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf. Pennsylvania residents will now have to pay that same 6% tax on their streaming subscriptions.

Though the term “Netflix tax” has become popular, laws like this don’t just affect Netflix – they also affect competitors like Hulu and HBO Now. App purchases and ebooks are also affected.

Aug 04 08:19

Crowd Cheers Clinton's Call To 'Raise Taxes On The Middle Class'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those hired audience members weren't paying attention to what Hillary was actually saying!

Aug 03 07:07

Judicial Watch: FBI Interviews with Cincinnati IRS Employees Reveal DC Headquarters Delayed Tea Party Applications

Judicial Watch today released 105 pages of newly obtained Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) “302” documents revealing that, beginning in 2010 and lasting through the Obama reelection campaign in 2012, the Obama IRS orchestrated a deliberate policy of burying conservative groups’ tax exemption applications in bureaucratic delays. Interviews with numerous Cincinnati IRS employees in mid-2013 reveal that “Tea Party” group applications were automatically denied approval and assigned to a special “Group 7822” for an extended “inventory” process while waiting for decisions from IRS headquarters in Washington, DC. One IRS manager “asked why progressive cases were not segregated similar to the Tea Party cases, but she did not get any satisfactory answers.”

Aug 03 07:03

Judicial Watch: FBI Investigation Documents of IRS Scandal

Judicial Watch today released 294 pages of new Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) “302” documents revealing that top Washington IRS officials, including Lois Lerner and Holly Paz, knew that the agency was specifically targeting “Tea Party” and other conservative organizations two full years before disclosing it to Congress and the public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any second FBI Director Comey will issue a statement that the IRS didn't mean to do wrong, so no charges will be forthcoming!

Aug 02 14:57

If Voting Made Any Difference, They Wouldn’t Let Us Do It

Whether or not you cast your vote in this year’s presidential election, you have every right to kvetch, complain and criticize the government when it falls short of your expectations. After all, you are overtaxed so the government can continue to operate corruptly.

Aug 02 07:13

FBI Documents Reveal Orchestrated IRS Targeting, Unravel the Negligence Cover Story

Recently released documents show the US Department of Justice was well aware of the Internal Revenue Service’s railroading of advocacy groups as they applied for nonprofit status, specifically those with Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street affiliations. Not only did law-enforcement officials know about the ideological targeting, which began in 2010, they had two years to address the problem before it became known to the public.

The two rounds of documents obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 294 and 105 pages, are the product of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from Judicial Watch.

Jul 31 22:19

The Stolen Nation of Hawaii

Produced by Ken Nichols O'Keefe in early 2001, this is the virtually unknown story of Hawaii and the hidden Genocide being committed by the American government with the use of 'blood quantum' for the purpose of eliminating the Hawaiian national; and the reason America does this? Because according to their own laws, America never lawfully annexed Hawaii*, therefore according to law Hawaii never became a state, and if the Hawaiian land was never lawfully annexed, the only true claimant to the land, is the Hawaiian national.

Jul 30 08:01

Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List

General Dumbford head of the joint chiefs of staff is headed to Turkey to convince Erdogan that the US didn't try to overthrow him.
Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.
The world no longer believes the lies that spew from the mouths of American politicians and generals like vomit!
China 1949 to early 1960s
Albania 1949-53
East Germany 1950s
Iran 1953 *
Guatemala 1954 *
Costa Rica mid-1950s
Syria 1956-7
Egypt 1957
Indonesia 1957-8
British Guiana 1953-64 *
Iraq 1963 *
North Vietnam 1945-73
Cambodia 1955-70 *........
Add Turkey to the list!

Webmaster addition: Also Cuba in 1898 and 1955, Chile in 1973, Philippines in 1899 and 1965, Hawaii in 1893, China 1900, Panama and Honduras in 1903, Mexico 1914, Panama again in 1989, Dominican Republic 1965, Cuba again in 1961 (failed), etc.

Jul 29 21:10

The Full List Of Hillary's Planned Tax Hikes

Hillary Clinton has made clear she intends to dramatically raise taxes on the American people if elected. She has proposed an income tax increase, a business tax increase, a death tax increase, a capital gains tax increase, a tax on stock trading, an "Exit Tax" and more (see below). Her planned net tax increase on the American people is at least $1 trillion over ten years, based on her campaign’s own figures.

Hillary has endorsed several tax increases on middle income Americans, despite her pledge not to raise taxes on any American making less than $250,000. She has said she would be fine with a payroll tax hike on all Americans, she has endorsed a steep soda tax, endorsed a 25% national gun tax, and most recently, her campaign manager John Podesta said she would be open to a carbon tax. It’s no wonder that when asked by ABC's George Stephanopoulos if her pledge was a "rock-solid" promise, she slipped and said the pledge was merely a “goal.”

Jul 27 14:58

Facebook Fails to Show Up for Seventh Tax Summons From IRS

Facebook Inc. officials failed to show up after getting seven summonses from the Internal Revenue Service demanding internal corporate records on one of its offshore tax strategies, according to an IRS court filing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"That's okay. I'll get a pardon from President Hillary for blocking all those DNC email links." -- Zookerburg

Jul 26 15:59

$40 BILLION aid package to Israel "largest ever" to any country, says Susan Rice

The Talmudic Tapeworm continues to siphon the blood treasury of the USSA Yankistanis while our infrastructure decays. How precious!!!!

Jul 26 09:58

$82 million in travel expenses! I can barely fill my gas tank...

Secret Service charges for Obama and his staff to attend the Conference cost taxpayers $1,324,171.60. Flight expenses cost $1,652,124.60, bringing the total expenditure for the conference to at least $2,976,296.20. To date, Obama’s known travel expenses total $82,606,703.13

Jul 23 09:29

Naked man runs rings around three policemen through Italian town square while shouting 'praise to Allah'

Give me your tired,your poor and your buck naked crazies yearning to eat pasta!

A naked man shouting out 'praise to Allah' was filmed in a public square running rings around three police officers who struggle to catch him.
The 22-year-old man from Tunisia, who has not been named, was seen running in the nude around the Pratto della Valle Square in the city of Padua in the northern Veneto region of Italy.
He was spotted by a passing police patrol and amused onlookers watched as a game of cat and mouse unfolded.

Jul 22 15:33

Blundering HMRC paid out £1.9 million in compensation after sending company bankrupt with tax demand cock-up

The embarrassing blunder has been disclosed in the fine print of the organisation's annual report and accounts.

The document also reveals that the department wrote off £120 million last year after scaling back efforts to recover overpaid tax credits.

The setbacks happened during Lin Homer's final year in charge of HMRC.

She walked away from the chief executive role in April with a £2.4million pension pot despite a scandal-hit tenure in charge.

The 59-year-old is entitled to a index-linked income of around £125,000 a year - nearly two thirds of the £190,000 salary she had been earning.

Her pension pot grew by £225,000 last year, when she also received a £20,000 bonus, despite criticism of the taxman’s performance.

Jul 20 07:19

Central Banks Making Housing Unaffordable

In response to growing criticism and worry over the housing-crisis in Canada, political representatives have decided to push forth with their plans for new taxes as their solution to help with the problem. One thing that concerns many local residents is the number of vacant houses and other vacant properties around the city, some feel that by imposing the new taxes on these properties that it will prompt those home-owners to either rent or sell their properties and thus help to turn around the problem of houses being too expensive for locals. But others say that taxes aren't a long-term solution to solving the issue of why an increasing number of Canadians cannot afford suitable accommodation for themselves, and if anything they might only make the situation worse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Taxes ALWAYS make things worse for the people. But that is all government knows how to do; take more money!

Jul 16 08:30

THE PROBLEM WITH MIKE PENCE: HE’S A FREE TRADE GLOBALIST

Trump is either a phony or he just set himself up. Ala JFK AND LBJ!

And a war on terror neocon

Although unconfirmed by the Trump campaign, it is being reported that the candidate has chosen Indian Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.
If true, this will be problematic for Donald Trump and his criticism of globalist trade and the neocon wars.

Jul 11 20:39

NATO LOSES COUNTENANCE

F. William Engdahl
The NATO summit in Warsaw is a part of the nuclear “chicken game”. Washington and the NATO Generals are trying to provoke Russia into an escalation of tensions, because certain circles in the US are becoming desperate over their diminishing power over the world. And they are really losing it. They see a military escalation as the only thing to save their control.

Jul 09 08:29

The Personal Income tax proves that you are a serf.

The tax is owed, because the king says it is owed. The subjects must pay the king because the king has the guns. It is the height of absurdity to think the king will forego his tribute because of magic words.

Jul 06 08:28

Court Strikes Down Obama Health Care Rule on Insurance Standards

A federal appeals court has ruled that consumers must be allowed to buy certain types of health insurance that do not meet the stringent standards of the Affordable Care Act, deciding that the administration had gone beyond the terms of federal law.

The court struck down a rule issued by the Obama administration that barred the sale of such insurance as a separate stand-alone product.

Jul 06 08:25

14th Obamacare co-op collapses

Connecticut's taxpayer-funded Obamacare health insurer will close due to minimal federal funding, becoming the 14th consumer-operated and oriented plan to shut down.

The state's insurance regulator took over HealthyCT, the state's Obamacare co-op, on Tuesday due to financial problems. The co-op, created to spur more competition on Obamacare's marketplaces, is the 14th out of 23 nationwide to shut down since they were created in 2014.

Now only nine co-ops remain.

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Jul 04 05:57

UK to slash corporation tax to cushion hit from Brexit

Britain has announced plans to cut corporation tax to less than 15 percent in an attempt to cushion the shock of the country's decision to leave the European Union, raising the prospect of competitive tax cuts across the bloc.

Finance minister George Osborne told the Financial Times he wanted to build a "super competitive economy" with low business taxes and a global focus.

The new rate, which was announced without a target date, compares with Osborne's previous target to cut corporation tax to 17 percent by 2020 from 20 percent now. It compares with an average of 25 percent among most developed economies

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Jul 02 07:28

Charlie Rose and Obama Speechwriters Laugh At Those Who Lost Health Insurance

JON LOVETT, FORMER OBAMA SPEECH WRITER: I really like, I was very — the joke speeches is the most fun part of this. But the things I’m the most proud of were the most serious speeches, I think. Health care, economic speeches.

JON FAVREAU, FORMER OBAMA SPEECH WRITER: Lovett wrote the line about “If you like your insurance, you can keep it.”

LOVETT: How dare you!

Jul 01 21:02

General David Shoup

After Kennedy was murdered they got rid of General Shoup. One of the greatest US Marines in the history of the Corps.

It has been said that "Old men start wars and young men fight them." To the extent that foreign policies are developed by politicians and then enforced by men and women of the military this is certainly true.

Such dissent is not specific to the young; in every war a small minority in older generations has risen in opposition to war as well.

"I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar-crocked fingers out of the business of these nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own. That they design and want. That they fight and work for."

Jul 01 05:29

About 1.6M drop-outs from health law coverage this year

About 1.6 million people who signed up for coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law dropped out by the end of March, according to administration figures released late Thursday.

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Jun 30 09:19

The IRS Has No Independent Oversight This Tax Season

The Tax Revolution Institute (TRI), whose mission includes promoting transparency, accountability, and integrity in our tax system, has been educating legislators on Capitol Hill for several weeks and is now alerting the public: The only oversight organization identified by the IRS as “independent,” the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board (IRSOB), does not have a quorum, and as a result has suspended operations.

The IRSOB is responsible for, beyond budget review and long-term planning, “ensur[ing] the proper treatment of taxpayers by the employees of the Internal Revenue Service,” yet it is missing in action this tax season.

According to their website, the IRSOB has had “six open seats” of the seven appointed by the president since January 1, 2015, despite the president having nominated enough members for the IRSOB to have resumed operations a year ago.

Jun 30 09:19

IRS’s attempts to further silence nonprofit organizations

The new IRS rule is a one-two punch to the speech rights of non-profit organizations: First, it restricts us from engaging in legitimate policy advocacy by gagging us from even referencing a politician, let alone talking about voting records, during election season. And then, it defines “candidate,” “communication,” and “election” so broadly that it threatens groups with the legal risk of inadvertently crossing the new boundary by unknowingly mentioning an individual running for (or “proposed for”) office. Congress should act immediately to protect the right of private associations to engage in political speech, by defining “political activity” to mean only express advocacy and electioneering. Grassroots organizations will need to press lawmakers to protect their freedom of speech. The principal beneficiaries of the proposed quashing of political speech would be incumbent politicians who prefer that their voting records are not exposed to public scrutiny.

Jun 30 08:26

Inside the IRS E-Mails: Abolish the IRS

One interesting use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), is crafting the request to search for certain keywords, sent to and/or from government officials.

For example, in 2015, when the Republican Presidential primary was at it’s peak, the abolishment of the IRS became a hot topic.

So, interested to see what the IRS was talking about internally, I requested a search of the following IRS official emails regarding the discussion of such a thing, on November 8, 2015.

Jun 25 16:09

End of the EU? Germany Warns of Brexit Domino Effect as 5 More Countries Push to Leave Europe

A Brexit domino effect could effectively end the European Union once and for all as five more countries seek to follow Britain’s lead

Jun 23 18:56

Conquest and Tyranny versus Peace and Justice

The United States has not been and cannot be an objective broker for peace in the mid-east precisely because it has a “special relationship” with that state resulting from legislation that ties Israel’s actions to the US as a complicit partner. It is therefore imperative for the UN to undertake the mission that France asks of it. Israel has continued to defy the UN yet remains a member. It has not only invaded a defenseless people at will killing thousands and maiming untold numbers, destroyed essential infrastructures while taking no responsibility for reconstruction, has doubled since 2014 the number of illegal Settlers in the West Bank while stealing ever more Palestinian land and blames other nations for defiance they are guilty of and continue with impunity.

Jun 23 10:16

Adolph Hitler: Agent of the Round Table

The man who discovered Hitler and advanced his career in Germany was Ernst Hanfstaengl, a German businessman with key links to the Round Table conspirators and the highest echelons of power in the US, right up to the office of the American president at the time.

Jun 21 10:32

IRS Just Admitted it Stole Millions From Innocent People — Here’s the Catch: They’re Giving it Back

By Justin Gardner

It’s the stuff of libertarian dreams. The IRS admits that it wrongfully took money from innocent citizens, and it gives the money back.

This is actually happening to victims of a little-known form of civil asset forfeiture carried out by the IRS on the premise of “structuring” violations. In case you didn’t know, depositing or withdrawing just under $10,000 from your bank account multiple times is viewed as suspicious and possibly criminal activity...

Jun 21 07:34

German court rules in favour of ECB crisis-fighting tool

Critics charge that the ECB is essentially printing money and lavishing it on states and companies, leaving taxpayers with the risk of one day having to foot the bill.

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"We're a fascist system. Of COURSE we make the ordinary people pay for everything! That's what we DO!" -- Dragee

Jun 20 20:29

Dispensary Owner Says Guard’s Murder Was Caught On Video

They can't put their money in the bank or use credit cards or checks because it is illegal under federal law.

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The murder of a security guard Saturday night at a licensed Aurora marijuana dispensary may have been caught on camera.
Police are searching for two suspects described only as black males.

The memorial near the door gave a clue to the sad story. Along with the flowers was a toy figure of a man in a combat uniform. The security guard killed was 24-year-old Travis Mason, a former Marine.Mason’s wife Samantha introduced CBS4 to his three young loving children who had not yet been told their father was murdered.

“I want these people to be found and I want them to be punished for what they did,” Samantha Mason said.
Security for legalized marijuana dispensaries is critical business because the transactions are done in cash.

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Jun 17 12:32

In Defense of Self-Defense

Most of the mass killings by gun in the United States in recent years—Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, San Bernardino, and now Orlando—took place in venues where local or state law prohibited carrying guns, even by those lawfully licensed to do so. The government cheerfully calls these venues "gun-free zones." They should be called killing zones.

As unspeakable and horrific as is the recent slaughter in Orlando, it has become just another example of the tragic consequences of government's interfering with the exercise of fundamental liberties. After a while, these events cease to shock; but they should not cease to cause us to re-examine what the government has done to us.

Jun 17 09:17

Breaking: House Makes Massive Move On Impeachment – IT’S HAPPENING!

The U.S. House’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed a resolution which officially censures IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

Koskinen is about to be exposed for the false statements he made under oath, in addition to not complying to Congress’ subpoena. This happened when questions were raised about the IRS unfairly targeting Tea Party and conservative groups.

It’s clear that President Barack Obama’s White House worked with the IRS to silence and intimidate conservatives, and Koskinen was recruited by the President to handle the aftermath.

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Jun 15 13:31

Report: New evidence of rising 'Obamacare' premiums

Premiums for popular low-cost medical plans under the federal health care law are expected to go up an average of 11 percent next year, said a study that reinforced reports of sharp increases around the country in election season.

Jun 13 08:35

OBAMA'S UNDERWATER MANHATTAN DOESN'T COME FROM SCIENCE, BUT FROM SCIENCE FICTION

So Obama decided to warn everyone that Manhattan is about to turn into Atlantis.

"The majority of people believe in things like science -- and scientists. And so when scientists tell us that the planet is getting warmer and we need to do something about it, the majority of people think that's a good idea, let's do something about that, because we don't want Manhattan to be underwater."

Manhattan going underwater isn't science. It's science fiction.

It's the sort of thing you get from watching movies like The Day After Tomorrow where evil Republican politicians neglect the Flying Global Warming Monster and suddenly waves cover Manhattan and everything freezes.

That's not science. It's hardly even science fiction.

Jun 11 10:10

This Might Be Funny....by Charlie Reese

By Charlie Reese: A former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel.

This might be funny if it weren’t so true. Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he’s fed.........

Jun 11 07:48

Health Insurance Price Hike, 59.4%? - Obamacare

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Jun 09 07:20

Goldman Crushes Democrat's Dreams: Shows Obamacare Has Cost "A Few Hundred Thousand Jobs"

We suspect Lloyd Blankfein will be receiving a call from The White House (or Treasury) very soon as Goldman Sachs' economists did the unthinkable in the age of political correctness - while investigating the state of under-employment in America, the smartest people in the room found that ObamaCare has led to a rise in involuntary part-time employment, estimating that "a few hundred thousand workers" have been forced to cut hours and has "created disincentives for full-time employment."

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Jun 08 14:31

What The IRS Just Revealed Should Start A Wave Of Outrage

“More than three years after it admitted to targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny, the IRS has finally released a near-complete list of the organizations it snagged in a political dragnet.

The tax agency filed the list last month as part of a court case after a series of federal judges, fed up with what they said was the agency’s stonewalling, ordered it to get a move on. The case is a class-action lawsuit, so the list of names is critical to knowing the scope of those who would have a claim against the IRS. But even as it answers some questions, the list raises others, including exactly when the targeting stopped, and how broadly the tax agency drew its net when it went after nonprofits for unusual scrutiny.

Jun 08 10:30

On Death And Taxes: “The Greed Of The Government Can Never Be Overstated”

Readers, you’re awake to the horrors of the Federal Government, our rapidly-declining GDP and ever-increasing debts. Trillions of dollars have been stolen, in the form of appropriations and programs that funnel directly from the tax-base: the fat “cash-cow” that the government suckles from. The taxes are life-sustaining to the government juggernaut, managed by the ever self-serving “representatives” of Congress who approve pay raises for themselves, immunity from prosecution from (what was formerly) insider trading, and exonerate themselves from any and all ethics violations.

Taxes keep the government going, keep the system emplaced and you the citizen in your place, from birth to death.

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