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Apr 04 16:47

How Will Private Charities Survive Without Stolen Tax Dollars?

In this video, Vin Armani covers a couple of stories about private charities. When faced with government budget cuts, charities rediscover how to fundraise, showing that they don’t need to steal people’s labor (taxes) to survive.

Apr 04 12:18

Record Number Of Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship, And It’s Not Because Of Trump

These men and women aren’t running away in droves because of our new commander in chief. Instead, they are fleeing thanks to America’s bizarre tax laws.

Apr 03 21:27

An Extraordinary “Path to Marijuana Reform” by Two Oregon Congressmen

Two Oregon congressional democrats, a senator and a representative, show ground-breaking leadership with their “Path to Marijuana Reform.” Three pieces of excellent legislation showcase the effort by Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Earl Blumenauer. This proposal has excellent cannabis policy goals. It would:

Deschedule Marijuana Completely. No Schedule II, maybe Schedule III, categories that would leave cannabis in the clutches of the DEA. One of the Oregonians’ proposals, the Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act, would remove cannabis entirely from the Controlled Substance Act, freeing it from most federal control. States would be free to prohibit or legalize with their choices and their votes. As with alcohol and tobacco, marijuana products would be subject to a federal excise tax.

Apr 02 11:49

Is the Global Taxman Coming? But Who Are They Really Going After?

Credit Suisse is once again under international investigation for allegedly helping its clients evade the prying eyes of national tax authorities. This comes after the bank was fined $2.6 billion by the U.S. government in 2014 for helping Americans evade taxes.

Apr 02 10:03

US-Led Coalition to Create Zones of Stability in Syria

A meeting of the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition of 68 countries – the first meeting of the coalition since Donald Trump was elected US President – was held in Washington last week. It was announced that the US policy’s goal is creating «interim zones of stability» – the term used by State Secretary Rex Tillerson. It stops short of «safe zones», which the American military leaders are reluctant to use, despite of the fact that it is used by members of administration. It does not change the gist of the matter, meaning by and large the very same thing.

Mar 31 10:19

Governments Going Insane with New Ways to Tax People

In Ireland, a reader has sent this gem in. The Communications Minister Denis Naughten is so proud of himself for changing the definition of a ‘television set’ to include your laptop in order to extend the TV license fee to be applied to computers, laptops, and large tablets.

Mar 31 10:16

Seven pro-marijuana bills introduced Thursday in Congress

Seven pro-marijuana industry bills were announced Thursday morning by a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers in the House and Senate, suggesting that 2017 may be the year real reform gets through the Capitol.

The sponsors range from longtime marijuana industry allies such as Oregon Democrat U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer to newcomers to the cause such as Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo.

Three bills were introduced in the Senate, along with four more in the House. In the upper chamber, the point man is Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden, who is sponsoring all three bills.

Mar 30 12:03

Sales Taxes Record $374,793,000,000…

Americans paid a record $374,793,000,000 in general sales and gross receipt taxes to state and local governments in fiscal 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That was up $1,535,980,000—or about 0.4 percent—from the $373,257,020,000 in general sales and gross receipt taxes (in constant 2016 dollars) that state and local governments collected in fiscal 2015. Fiscal 2016 was the third year in a row that general sales and gross receipt taxes set a record.

Mar 30 05:21

Taxing ’em Off the Road! Leftist hatred for older cars…

We just can’t tolerate people driving around in cars they can fix themselves, that are paid-for and which aren’t generating enough “revenue” for the government. They won’t put it in such honest language, of course. They never do....

Mar 29 12:00

Washington state Democrats willing to exempt Boeing from higher business taxes

Some businesses in Washington state aren’t going to be as lucky as Boeing.

Mar 27 16:37

$540,701,000,000: U.S. Property Taxes Hit Record in 2016

Americans paid a record $540,701,000,000 in property taxes to state and local governments in fiscal 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That was up $16,748,620,000—or about 3.2 percent--from $523,952,380,000 in property taxes (in constant 2016 dollars) that state and local governments collected in fiscal 2015.

Mar 27 10:14

Trump Budget Has Some Good Cuts… But it raises spending on the merchants of death…

It’s interesting that Trump & Co. have cut funding for US allies, culture, education, the poor, and just about everything else except the Pentagon and Israel. Not a penny was reduced from Israel’s recent grant of $38 billion in arms spending over ten years. Not a peep about this from Congress or Trump. An honest war tax would show Americans the real cost of their imperial adventures and spare their children from having to pay for such dumb wars as Afghanistan and the Mideast.

Mar 27 04:45

Debt limit looks like a real struggle after health bill debacle

"We've spent the money , I think everybody understands the debt limit
(* http://www.heritage.org/debt/report/2017-debt-limit-should-trigger-spe... )
is a somewhat of a ridiculous concept
I am hopeful this is something the congrrss addresses before the summer break
I think everybody understands we need to raise the debt limit , and that is something we're going to do"
Secratary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin

Mar 26 09:04

US Will Keep Ground Troops in Libya

In a press briefing at the Pentagon today, African Command leader Gen. Thomas Waldhauser announced that the US intends to keep ground troops in Libya for the foreseeable future to support “friendly forces,” and to “degrade” the ISIS forces that remain in the country.

Waldhauser did not specify how many US troops are in Libya now, or how many will stay, but did estimate that there were less than 200 ISIS fighters left in Libya. The US had announced the end of the anti-ISIS campaign in Libya back in December, but never fully withdrew from the country.

The US forces were in Libya trying to help the “unity” government defeat ISIS in the city of Sirte. US officials repeatedly claimed the city was totally surrounded, and that no ISIS fighters would get away, though when the fighting finally ended, a substantial number of ISIS fighters did in fact get away.

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Translation: this is "military-speak" for the reality that the US government is never leaving Libya because of the oil and the oil pipelines.

Mar 24 08:35

Trump's ultimatum: Donald calls House Republicans' bluff and tells them to hold healthcare vote today or KEEP OBAMACARE

The White House issued a blunt warning to House Republicans Thursday night, telling them to vote on an Obamacare replacement on Friday or risk squandering their only chance to get rid of the law they have voted more than 50 times to repeal.

The White House dispatched chief strategist Steve Bannon, chief of staff Reince Priebus, chief counselor Kellyanne Conway and budget director Mick Mulvaney to meet with Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP members of Congress Thursday evening.

Mulvaney delivered a blunt warning to the GOP conference: Vote on the American Health Care Act or Trump will leave them twisting, Obamacare will remain the law of the land, and they'll be stuck with the blame.

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This could backfire. If the vote fails and Obamacare goes on, the corporate media will blame Trump, not Ryan!

Mar 23 10:14

Rand Paul: Trump Has Been Sold a ‘Bill of Goods’ on Ryan Health Care Bill

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said President Donald Trump has been “fed a bill of goods” by House leadership on the proposed House Republican health care legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Mar 23 08:43

Apple paid no tax in New Zealand over past decade – report

An investigation by the New Zealand Herald newspaper found electronics giant Apple has sold $2.96 billion (NZ$4.2 billion) worth of products since 2007 in the country but has not paid any local tax.

Company tax of $26 million had been reportedly paid to the Australian tax office as the two countries have a treaty where tax is only paid in one jurisdiction.

According to the newspaper, if Apple had "reported the same healthy profit margin in New Zealand as it did for its operations globally," it would have paid $250.7 million in taxes.

Mar 22 15:10

Trump Kills UN Climate Change Initiative, Calls It An “Elaborate Hoax”

President Trump has slammed global warming as an elaborate hoax and forced the United Nations to stop making it compulsory for nations to contribute funding to global climate change programs.

Mar 17 13:48

Apple pays zero tax in NZ despite sales of $4.2 billion

Consumer electronics giant Apple paid no income tax to Inland Revenue over the past decade despite selling billions of dollars worth of iPhones and iPads to New Zealanders.

The revelations about Apple's local tax bill - in addition to international concerns about its use of havens such as Ireland - have sparked concerns a recently announced government crackdown on multinational tax avoidance may not go far enough.

Green Party co-leader James Shaw said Apple was not paying its fair share.

"It is absolutely extraordinary that they are able to get away with paying zero tax in this country. I really like Apple products - they're incredibly innovative - but it looks like their tax department is even more innovative than their product designers," Shaw said.

Mar 17 08:25

The IRS Scandal, Day 1408: Why Won't The Media Cover It?

It has been nearly four years since the IRS admitted in May of 2013 to singling out and targeting conservative groups, especially tea party groups, for additional scrutiny, onerous paperwork, and even audits. The IRS’s abusive targeting, which lasted for years, was entirely motivated by political animus and caused untold — incalculable, even — devastation to conservatives and to conservative groups. ...

After meeting with, and speaking with, hundreds of local tea party organization members in 2013, I was convinced of three key points: 1) the IRS’s targeting scandal had had a profound impact on organizations’ abilities to attract new members, fundraise, and engage on important policy battles; 2) the chilling effect of the federal government’s actions was real, devastating, and impossible to calculate; and 3) the American public needed to know the full extent of the targeting scandal so we could ensure it would never happen again.

Mar 16 09:33

Scott Adams: How to Leak Like a Master Persuader

After the hilarious Rachel Maddow face-plant on live television, with her scoop on President Trump’s 2005 taxes – all two pages of it – the big question in the news today is about who leaked it.

Mar 16 08:28

Trump Nominates Another Goldman Banker For Key Treasury Position

Not good!

In the latest creeping takeover by Goldman Sachs of the White House, overnight the White House announced that Donald Trump will nominate another Goldman Sachs banker, James Donovan, for a key financial post as deputy Treasury secretary, the White House said on Tuesday, adding another alumnus of the Wall Street investment bank to his administration. Donovan joins his former peers, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and chief Economic advisor, Gary Cohn, who are also former Goldman executives who occupy senior economic posts within the administration.

Mar 15 09:37

IRS destroys significant evidence of targeting conservatives

The Internal Revenue Service (which isn’t a real government agency, by the way – it’s a private corporation that works for the private Federal Reserve!) is in deep doo-doo for flagrantly violating a court order barring the entity from destroying evidence related to its illegal targeting of conservative groups.

When news about the scandal went public, the IRS found itself in even deeper hot water, after it was revealed that the entity hired an outside trial law firm known as Quinn Emanuel to do its dirty work, which included pursuing software giant Microsoft.

Microsoft responded by filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request calling on the IRS to produce data showing what it was up to, data that was stored on the hard drive of its former director of transfer pricing operations at the IRS Large Business and International Division, Samuel Maruca.

Mar 15 09:29

THERE IS NO MONEY - "FREEDOM FROM FICTION"

For as long as we have been using FRN, there has been no real money to actually be able to pay for anything.

Mar 15 08:09

BREAKING: Trump’s 2005 tax returns. Big winner, President Trump. Big loser Rachel Maddow

Big loser:

Rachel Maddow. The Hillary Clinton surrogate was squirming during her big breaking news segment trying to find some sort of controversy in Trump’s 2005 tax returns. She found none, so she pivoted back to the Trump-Russia fake news story.

Maddow looked like a complete fool, and with it MSNBC looked more and more like the fake news, we know them to be.

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Mar 15 07:37

Trump Faces PAC Ultimatum To End DACA Amnesty For Illegals

(Raleigh, NC) Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is issuing an ultimatum to President Donald Trump to honor his campaign promise to end his and Obama's DACA Amnesty orders or the national organization will rescind its standing endorsement for Trump originally issued on February 29, 2016.

If Trump does not end his DACA Amnesty for illegals without replacement by Tax Day (April 17), 2017, the loss of ALIPAC's support and endorsement will signal the immigration enforcement movement, Tea Party movement, and American public that Trump can't be trusted on the powerful campaign issue that made his victory over Bush and Clinton possible.

ALIPAC is also launching a national outreach campaign to locate, organize, and mobilize American activists who are willing to stand up and hold Trump accountable for his campaign promises on immigration law enforcement while fighting legislative amnesty in Congress at the same time.

Mar 14 17:09

Brexit Drains Swamp in London, Creatures Head to Luxembourg

Tax planning for a post-Brexit world.

Mar 14 14:00

Who got rich off the student debt crisis

A generation ago, Congress privatized a student loan program intended to give more Americans access to higher education.

In its place, lawmakers created another profit center for Wall Street and a system of college finance that has fed the nation’s cycle of inequality. Step by step, Congress has enacted one law after another to make student debt the worst kind of debt for Americans – and the best kind for banks and debt collectors.

Today, just about everyone involved in the student loan industry makes money off students – the banks, private investors, even the federal government.

Mar 11 08:11

Why Aren't Americans Filing Their Taxes This Year? IRS Says 6 Million Fewer Filings Than 2016

Disaffected liberals not willing to pay taxes to a government run by Donald Trump? Families just so flush with cash that they don't need those tax refunds this year? Americans just getting lazier?

Whatever the reason, Americans are simply not filing their taxes in 2017.

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Maybe it was in response to that judge who said Americans have no right to tell the government what to do with the peoples' money.

Mar 07 06:24

Trump To Governors: "We Spend Six Trillion In The Middle East, & We Have Potholes All Over Our Highways & Our Roads!"

"Our Highways, Our Bridges, Our Tunnels Are Unsafe," President Says, and he is going to fix them. President Trump gave a speech to the National Governor's Association on Monday, February 27, 2017. In this excerpt he talks about lowering taxes, free trade, the crumbling infrastructure, and potholes in the roads which destroy big rigs. He talks about his "friend who's in the trucking business" and explains that he can't make a run from Los Angeles to New York and back without destroying the trucks, how it's the worst shape the roads have been in in 40 years.

Mar 04 09:40

Report: Obama illegally robbed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to fund Obamacare schemeWill this be the final nail in the coffin for the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare?”

Federal court litigation provides evidence the Obama administration illegally diverted taxpayer funds that had not been appropriated by Congress in an unconstitutional scheme to keep Obamacare from imploding.

In 2016, a U.S. District judge caught the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services Department acting unconstitutionally and therefore put an end to the illegal diversion of taxpayer funds, but the Obama administration didn’t stop there.

Mar 03 20:03

President Trump To National Governor's Association: "I'm A Total Nationalist"

President Trump gave a speech to the National Governor's Association on Monday, February 27, 2017. In this excerpt he talks about lowering taxes, free trade, and the crumbling infrastructure , potholes in the roads which destroy big rigs. If you go to minute 18 he is talking about trade and says that someone said "he's a total nationalist," to which Trump replies, "and that's true, in a very real sense." He then tells about his "friend who's in the trucking business" and explains that he can't make a run from Los Angeles to New York without destroying the truck, how it's the worst shape the roads have been in in 40 years.

Mar 02 05:29

Sen. Rand Paul: Conservatives Across the Country Don't Want "Obamacare-Lite"

The extremely whiny and obviously far-left liberal FOX News host Stuart Varney, who's not even American, kept insiting about 15 times that Rand Paul "compromise" on his replacement bill.

Mar 01 08:29

LAWSUIT: OBAMA ROBBED PRIVATE INVESTORS TO FUND OBAMACARE

Two lawsuits proceeding through the federal courts threaten to expose and disrupt a scheme the Obama administration concocted in 2012 to confiscate all the profits from Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac – the government’s two mortgage giants – with a plan to divert billions of dollars to pay essential Obamacare insurance subsidies that Congress had refused to fund.

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Feb 28 07:15

Trump orders creation of teams to target regulations for removal

President Trump late last week continued his pursuit of broad regulatory reform, targeting in a Feb. 24 order regulations that stifle job creation, impose unnecessary costs or are simply outdated or ineffective, according to an Executive Order issued Friday. Trump directed all federal agencies, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, to establish a team to evaluate existing regs and make recommendations about regulations that need “repeal, replacement or modification,” the Executive Order states. The order refers to the teams as Regulatory Reform Task Forces. Nearly all federal agencies will be required to form a task force, to be made up of senior agency officials and others. (Outstanding!!!)

Feb 26 10:03

Make America British again? Queen may bring former colony into Commonwealth

This better be fake news or there is going to be a 1776 Part Deux!

As a former British colony, the US could be the next “associate member” of the Commonwealth – thanks to President Donald Trump’s reported love of the UK and Queen Elizabeth II.

The plan, which is reportedly being backed by the Queen, is for the Commonwealth Society to open a branch in the US, according to The Telegraph.

Feb 25 14:30

Oregon to seek federal approval for tolls on metro freeways

Another reason to stay out of Portland.

The Oregon Department of Transportation intends to seek approval from federal officials to place tolls on some metro-area interstates for funding congestion-relief projects.

Feb 24 08:07

List of Obamacare Tax Hikes (AKA the ACA — another tool to tax the middle class into the poor)

It is time to repeal each and every one of Obamacare’s tax increases. The 20 Obamacare tax hikes are a $1 trillion net tax increase on the American people.

Feb 23 09:01

This Rally in Stocks is Doomed: Goldman

Hoped-for tax reform & infrastructure spending will disappoint.

Feb 22 17:04

California DemRATS Planning Speed Cameras, Photo Radar, Higher Gas Tax, Registration Fees, Zero Emission Cars

Here are five very important legislative updates from the editor of the great site HighwayRobbery.net: On Feb. 7, 2017 a bill was filed to start the use of photo radar (speed cameras) in California. There's been six previous attempts, just in the last ten years, but the new 2017 attempt is much better organized and planned. The proposed law, AB 342 (Chiu, San Francisco) was written by the cities of San Francisco and San Jose and as filed restricts the cameras to just those two cities. But it is likely that later in 2017 other large and small cities could ask to be added as two of the co-authors of the bill represent a number of medium size cities near San Jose and there are Vision Zero programs in Los Angeles and San Diego.

Feb 22 06:27

SHOWDOWN ON HILL: 31 Years Since Last Tax Overhaul…

President Donald Trump has promised the most comprehensive overhaul of the tax system since 1986. That was when a Republican president joined forces with a Democratic House of Representatives and a Republican Senate to lower personal income-tax rates and simplify a messy and outdated tax system.

Feb 21 13:38

CONGRESS HANGING TRUMP AGENDA "OUT TO DRY" - RAND PAUL FURIOUS!

First of all, I blame Paul Ryan for hindering President Trump’s most valiant efforts to truly help the American people. I am speaking of Trump’s policy changes on ObamaCare and tax cuts for the American people. These things would help the American people more than anything Trump could do.
Matt Drudge took to Twitter to blast Congress for hanging the new president “out to dry” by failing to move on ObamaCare and other agenda items. Drudge included a photo of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in the tweets.

Feb 21 06:57

Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations

The fact is that cutting regulations is as critical as tax relief in turning the US economy around. The two are the holy grail to repatriate a large part of the $2.5 trillion in offshore corporate capital, stimulate domestic investment, and create jobs — all central to “making America great again.” And it’s economic growth and broadening the tax base that can — in the longer run — finance rebuilding US infrastructure and the military without adding to deficits and national debt.

Feb 20 14:22

Reverse Robin Hood -Insiders confess that Federal Reserve fiat money policies "get prices up," and "transfer to the rich,"

Reverse Robin Hood -Insiders confess that Federal Reserve fiat money policies "get prices up," and "transfer to the rich," and "from those who are prudent to those who are imprudent," that it's "fantastic for every rich person," and "the biggest redistribution of wealth from the middle class and poor to the rich ever."

Feb 20 10:01

Sixth Circuit Reverses IRS, Tax Court:  'Citizens Can't Comply With Tax Laws They Can’t See'

Tax attorneys advised the family to use a congressionally innovated corporation—a “domestic international sales corporation” (DISC) to be exact—to transfer money from their family-owned company to their sons’ Roth Individual Retirement Accounts. When the family did just that, the Commissioner balked. He acknowledged that the family had complied with the relevant provisions. And he acknowledged that the purpose of the relevant provisions was to lower taxes. But he reasoned that the effect of these transactions was to evade the contribution limits on Roth IRAs and applied the “substanceover-form doctrine,” Appellee’s Br. 41, to recharacterize the transactions as dividends from Summa Holdings to the Benensons followed by excess Roth IRA contributions. The Tax Court upheld the Commissioner’s determination [T.C. Memo. 2015-119].

Feb 20 09:14

The Solution: Making the “Voluntary” Tax System Voluntary

All of the inherent problems of taxation – the corruption, lack of accountability, waste, inefficiency of collection and spending, etc. – are rooted in the fundamental and simple fact that the government always receives however much it wants from us – regardless of whether it is spent honestly, wisely or effectively. The government – unlike individuals, companies and charities – has the unique ability to raise funds in a way that is completely unrelated to its performance.

What if that changed?

What if the government actually had to earn your money?

What if you could redirect your tax dollars whenever you saw them wasted by a government department; spent in support of a policy that does more harm than good; paid out to cronies for supporting a particular politician or campaign, or just deployed much less efficiently than by a local charity or non-profit that does a particular government job better than the government does it?

Feb 18 21:21

Bill Gates says robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes

If robots are going to take over human jobs, that means fewer people will be working, which in turn means fewer people will be paying taxes.

And that’s a problem, since taxes fund things that are important, like schools and roads and fire departments.

Bill Gates has idea for solving this deficit: Have the robots that take human jobs pay their share in taxes.

Feb 18 08:21

Why Are Your Payroll Taxes So High?

Did you know the government deducts money out of every paycheck you get? Do you know where that money goes? Watch this short video on payroll taxes to learn more.

Feb 17 10:04

TRUMP GEARS FOR WAR WITH E.U. OVER TAXES THAT WILL ROCK A 100 YEAR OLD SYSTEM

EU lawyers, as well as those from US trading partners, are preparing to challenge the proposal which would tax US companies' domestic sales and imports while exempting their exports. The challenge would mark the biggest case in the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) history, with a potential £309 billion annual cost.

Feb 16 09:33

Refusing to pay Federal taxes is Not Noble if you’re Doing It to Protest Someone’s Existence

The refusal to pay taxes for a moral concern has a long and noble tradition in America. T

Feb 14 09:41

Big Oil Claims The Wind, Oklahoma Caves To Lobby

Oklahoma claims it owns the wind, caves in to oil and gas lobby and seeks to set the nation’s highest tax on wind power.

Feb 11 12:42

HORROR! THE GOP ELITE JUST CONJURED UP A SICK PLAN TO ENSLAVE THE WORLD AND HANDED IT RIGHT TO TRUMP

A group of prominent Republicans and business leaders pitched a tax on carbon dioxide to top White House aides Wednesday, selling the plan as an economic win that could drive job growth and yield environmental dividends too.

Feb 10 11:14

Andrew Jackson Tough as Old Hickory

Old Hickory is President Trump's model.

I thank God that my life has been spent in a land of liberty and that He has given me a heart to love my country with the affection of a son.Andrew Jackson Firsts, Lasts & Onlys

First president to be a resident of a state other than Massachusetts or Virginia
First Tennessee representative to the U.S. House
First president to ride a train
First president to be assaulted while in office
First president to be the target of an assassination attempt
First president born to immigrant parents
Last president to serve in the Revolutionary War (he participated at age 13!)
Only president to have been held as a prisoner of war
Only president to raise a Native American child—Lyncoya, who was found orphaned after the Battle of Tallushatchee (1813)
Only president to serve in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812
Only president to pay off the national debt

Feb 10 09:04

Panama Probe Exposes 'Secrecy and Deceit' of Bankers, Lawyers, Accountants

An investigation into the Panama Papers tax avoidance scandal has exposed the deep chasm between EU policymakers and bankers, lawyers and accountants who create increasingly complex structures to reduce company tax liabilities, which Sputnik has been told amounts to "secrecy" and "deceit."

Feb 07 16:55

Utah May Soon Dump Federal Reserve: “Put Trust Back in God and Gold, Rather Than Central Bank”

States fed up with the phony, manipulated central bank currencies are starting to move away from the failing system – and prepare to hedge themselves against the worst case scenarios of monetary collapse.

Put more simply, Utah may soon lead the way of putting “trust” back in God and gold, rather than in God and the Federal Reserve.

Read more at SHTF

Feb 03 07:57

Apple missed deadline for multi-billion euro tax payment to Ireland

American tech giant Apple has not paid all the €13 billion ($13.9 billion) owed to Ireland for receiving illegal tax benefits despite passing the deadline, according to EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager.

Feb 03 03:36

EU Demands Ireland Collect €13bn from Apple

The European Commission is demanding that Apple pay Ireland €13bn in back taxes.

Feb 02 15:19

Top Marine aviator: ‘If I don’t get more money, I’ll stop flying in July or August'

Without more money from Congress, the Marine Corps will have to stop flying aircraft this summer, the head of Marine aviation said on Wednesday.

Feb 01 11:23

18 U.S. Code § 2331 - Definitions

The democrats are in full coup mode. They are even advocating the assassination of President Trump. I have put up the pertinent statutes. These traitors and Insurrectionists need to be indicted convicted and imprisoned FOREVER!

(5) the term “domestic terrorism” means activities that—
(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended—
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

Feb 01 11:18

18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason

It is high time to start prosecuting these Insurrectionists. Which is why they are holding up all the cabinet nominations,especially Jeff Sessions. The man has his work cut out for him. He shouldn't have any time to mess with medical pot. There are better things to do!

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

Feb 01 11:15

18 U.S. Code § 2382 - Misprision of treason

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.

Feb 01 11:13

18 U.S. Code § 2384 - Seditious conspiracy

If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

Feb 01 10:14

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao: Highway Trust Fund Will Go Bankrupt By 2021 If We Don't Find New Source Of Revenue: Gas Tax Is No Longer Adequate

Elaine L. Chao was just confirmed yesterday to serve as President Trump's Transportation Secretary. Chao is married to arch-neocon Mitch McConnell and served as assistant Secretary of Transportation under George H.W. Bush, as well as Labor Secretary for 8 years under George W. Bush. On January 11, Senator Deb Fischer questioned Chao about infrastructure and how America is going to pay for all of President Trump's lofty infrastructure projects. Fischer begins by pointing out that the highway trust fund faces a $107 billion dollar shortfall over next 5 years. Chao states that it is imperative for the government to come up with an additional way to fund the highway infrastructure, because the gasoline tax is no longer cutting it.

Jan 31 21:17

Navy cruiser runs aground, gushes oil into Tokyo Bay

A Navy probe into an accident involving the guided-missile cruiser Antietam continued on Tuesday, a day after the warship ran aground and gushed oil into Tokyo Bay.

The Ticonderoga-class vessel experienced an “engineering incident” while anchored near Fleet Activities Yokosuka around 8:56 a.m. on Monday, according to a statement issued Tuesday morning by the U.S. Pacific Fleet headquarters in Hawaii.

Jan 31 17:26

Illinois: Anti-Gun Tax Proposed on Exercising All Second Amendment Rights

In an attempt to address the ongoing budget problem in Illinois, Sen. Hutchinson decided to tax Illinois residents’ Second Amendment rights, and by extension, their right to safety. Under SA 2, a 5% tax would be imposed on any membership or access fee for gun clubs, shooting ranges, hunt clubs, training classes and match fees. Not only is this an abhorrent tax on your Second Amendment rights, it also requires that any of those places/people to register with the state and pay an annual fee of $75 just so that they can offer their service or membership with the 5% tax added.

Jan 27 08:27

Kushner's (AKA Trump) Syrian Safe Zone A Spit At Russia and Assad - Morris

Published on Jan 26, 2017

Any US sponsored safe zones will be recruiting places for mercenaries to destabilise the Middle East and increase the sectarianism.

Jan 27 08:09

Beyond Panama: Big Accountants, Banks, Law Firms in 'Systematic' Tax Ring

Nine months after the Panama Papers exposed the sheer scale of tax evasion via offshore companies, a new report has revealed the role played by middlemen across the globe involving some of the biggest banks, law firms and accountancy firms in a "systematic" process, Sputnik has been told.

A new analysis of thousands of leaked documents by the Tax Justice Campaign has found that Hong Kong, the UK, Switzerland and the US are among the leading bases for big banks, accountancy and law firms which act as intermediaries in moving money and assets around the globe.

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Jan 25 16:41

Amazon Will Start Charging Sales Tax in Missouri, Starting February 2017

If you live in Missouri and shop on Amazon, get ready to start paying more for your purchases. According to numerous reports, the retail giant is set to start charging a sales tax for all purchases coming from this state.

Jan 25 09:52

The Netflix Tax: Coming to a Screen Near You

Many cities across the country have found that taxes from utilities have taken a hit with the rise in the number of people who have decided to “cut the cord” from cable companies. During the second quarter of 2016 alone, over 812,000 people cancelled their paid television subscriptions and switched to various streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and SlingTV, which only require internet access.

As that telecom tax revenue continues to fall off, cities across the country are losing approximately $50 dollars (much more in larger cities) per cable subscriber in tax. Accordingly, lawmakers have discovered a brand new source of revenue in digital entertainment.

Jan 23 08:41

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Trump IRS Will Collect 100'$ of Million$$$ In Tax Revenue From Tax Evaders

The Senate hearings on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are very revealing. Mnuchin, who previously worked for Goldman Sachs, says he's concerned and "particularly surprised that the IRS headcount has gone down quite dramatically, almost 30% over the last number of years" amd vows to remedy that problem. In the second video, Munchin says he wants private IRS debt collectors to be more effective. "We can collect tens of millions, or hundreds of millions of dollars, for the American public...particularly in an environment where we are looking for money for so many programs, this to me, seems like a very obvious thing to do." He continues "the majority of Americans voluntarily file their tax returns honestly. But we are all aware that there is tax fraud, and there is tax evasion, and we need to be diligent.

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