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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.

Jan 17 10:44

Nancy Pelosi’s Latest Tweets Defending Obamacare Make People Wonder if She Has Dementia and Just Isn’t Telling Anyone

With Obamacare in its well-deserved death throes, supposedly “affordable” care act champion Nancy Pelosi has taken to Twitter to rigorously defend her piece of crap legislation to its bitter end with hilarious Tweets that come across as proof that she has completely lost touch with reality in a way that she should probably go get professional medical advice on.

The bandwagon of fail really kicked into full swing a few weeks ago when Pelosi sent this out… and apparently she wasn’t joking.

Jan 17 10:21

Trump Threatens German Car Companies with 35% US Import Tariff, Carmakers Respond

The incoming president, Donald J. Trump, has warned German car companies they should start producing more vehicles in the United States. If not, they will face a 35% import tariff.

Jan 11 10:24

Healthcare Chaos Emerges After Trump Backtracks, Demands Immediate Repeal Of "Catastrophic" Obamacare

Perhaps as a result an angry backlash to last night's report by the WSJ that President-elect Donald Trump had allegedly sided with Rand Paul in pushing to delay the repeal of Obamacare until such time as there is a suitable replacement option, which as we explained are two entirely distinct processes, and that an ACA replacement could take years as it would require bipartisan support, moments ago the the NYT reported that Trump appears to have backtracked on his position as recently as yesterday, and has pressed Republicans to move forward with the "immediate repeal" of the Affordable Care Act and to replace it very quickly thereafter, saying, “We have to get to business. Obamacare has been a catastrophic event.”

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Jan 09 17:03

Media Lies For GM in Fact Check To Attack Donald Trump

Once again fact-checkers lie to support a narrative when it suits their agenda claiming Donald Trump’s tweet about the GM Chevy Cruz is false.

Jan 04 17:10

Common Tax Scams in 2017 and How to Avoid Them

Tax season is already which means you have to be extra careful to ensure everything’s okay by the deadline day.

Jan 04 16:36

Masses Shocked By Philly Beverage Tax Impact

Chuck Andrews picked up a $1.77 gallon jug of tea, got home and looked at his receipt.

“When I read the receipt I’m like, ‘Wait a minute. I paid more in tax than I did for the product,'” Andrews said.

The tax on the $1.77 gallon of tea was $1.92 cents.

“Which is OK if you had told me,” he said.

Andrews’ point is he would rather have the full cost, the product and the tax inclusive, posted on the main shelf tag.

A customer at a Save-A-Lot on Woodhaven Road snapped a picture of a 12-pack of diet green tea and the price surge of what normally costs $4.99. It’s now $8.03.

Jan 04 11:59

Breaking: Senate Republicans Pass Resolution That Begins Obamacare Repeal Process

At 1:13 PM EST the U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution that will begin the process of repealing Obamacare. The final vote tally was 51-48. The resolution instructs the House to have a repeal bill ready by January 27.

Seven years ago, on December 24, 2009, the Senate voted 60-39 to pass Obamacare. All Republicans voted against it, all Democrats voted for it.

"Today, we take the first steps to repair the nation's broken health care system, removing Washington from the equation and putting control back where it belongs: with patients, their families, and their doctors," Republican Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee who sponsored the legislation, said in a statement.

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Dec 31 13:18

Virginia Bill Would Take A Step Towards Supporting Sound Money

By Michael Boldin

A Virginia bill prefiled for the 2017 session would remove sales taxes from some purchases of gold and silver, a first step towards encouraging its regular use as currency and breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money...

Dec 31 11:28

EPA To Alaskans In Sub-Zero Temps: Stop Burning Wood To Keep Warm

WTF!
In Alaska’s interior, where it can reach -50 degrees Fahrenheit in winter, the EPA wants people to stop burning wood. But it's just about their only feasible way to stay warm.
By John Daniel Davidson

In Jack London’s famous short story, “To Build A Fire,” a man freezes to death because he underestimates the cold in America’s far north and cannot build a proper fire. The unnamed man—a chechaquo, what Alaska natives call newcomers—is accompanied by a wolf-dog that knows the danger of the cold and is wholly indifferent to the fate of the man. “This man did not know cold. Possibly, all the generations of his ancestry had been ignorant of cold, of real cold, of cold 107 degrees below freezing point. But the dog knew; all its ancestry knew, and it had inherited the knowledge.”

Dec 30 18:53

France raises 'terror tax' to support victims of attacks

French citizens will contribute an extra 1.60 euros ($1.67) on their property insurance policies to help finance a fund for victims of the extremist attacks that have recently hit the country.

Dec 29 02:57

Report: 8 years of Obama vacations cost $85 million

In total, the cost of the the first family’s personal or largely personal travel during the last eight years comes to $85 million – though that is likely to climb to $90 million after additional records are released, according to the conservative group Judicial Watch based on federal government records.

Dec 19 10:16

Senate Report Finds IRS Agents Living Large on the Public’s Dime

The Senate Finance Committee has released a report detailing the long-term travel costs for IRS employees in 2015. For just 27 workers, the IRS spent more than $1.4 million on “luxury” hotels and apartments and high-end car services. According to the report, these employees traveled 125 business days or more, and “the average cost of each trip was approximately $52,800 with an average trip length of 207 days.”

Dec 16 10:08

IRS Can’t Secure Taxpayer Data, Launches New Online Tool Anyway

The Internal Revenue Service announced on December 1 the launch of a new online tool that will allow taxpayers to view and pay their account balances online.

Before using the tool, taxpayers must authenticate their identities through a Secure Access process. This is a two-step authentication process, which means returning users must have their credentials (username and password) plus a security code sent as a text to their mobile phones.

This comes after the news of IRS employees jeopardizing sensitive taxpayer information.

Dec 16 09:54

Coming next in ObamaCare: Insurance rationing?

For Minnesotans, coming next is meant literally. In order to keep insurers from fleeing the Mnsure ObamaCare exchange, Commerce Commissioner Mark Rothman and Governor Mark Dayton had to agree to massive rate increases across the board, which have garnered most of the headlines and discussion in this state and around the nation. Another less-discussed concession, though, might have even worse portents for the unaffordable Affordable Care Act. Rothman and Dayton have allowed insurers to cap enrollments in order to limit their losses — an act of rationing that may set precedent for negotiations in other states.

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Dec 15 07:29

Obama's healthcare reforms will cost taxpayers an extra $10BILLION next year because of double-digit premium hikes, new study finds 

Barack Obama's subsidized healthcare reforms will cost taxpayers an extra $10billion next year, a new report has found.

Research by the Center for Health and Economy has found the sum will be needed to cover double-digit premium hikes.

Dec 14 20:03

California professor in hiding after anti-Trump rant

And she has a safe space for her cupcakes to be safe from Big Bad Donald. These people are awakening a Dragon.

Los Angeles (AFP) - A California college professor who told her students that Donald Trump's election was an "act of terrorism" has gone into hiding after her comments prompted a firestorm and death threats.

Olga Perez Stable Cox, who teaches human sexuality at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, fled the state after a video of her rant -- secretly recorded by one of her students -- was posted on Facebook, prompting outrage and threats on her life, the Orange County Register reported on Monday.

Dec 14 15:53

TOP GOP LEADER MOVE TO STAB TRUMP IN THE BACK BY OPPOSING HIS PLAN TO RELIEVE TAXPAYERS

You just knew this was coming… Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned today he will not pass Donald Trump’s tax cuts. Senate Majority Leader McConnell has a different plan.

Dec 13 17:18

The hidden costs of our bloated tax code

President-elect Donald Trump could save U.S. taxpayers and business billions of dollars in hidden compliance costs by simplifying the nation’s bloated and incomprehensible tax code.

Dec 13 08:01

To Tax Is to Destroy

Pleading the case on behalf of McCulloch, the eminent jurist Daniel Webster argued that Maryland had no authority to tax the bank. The essence of his argument was quite simple: "An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy."

The court agreed. Speaking for a unanimous court, Chief Justice John Marshall echoed Webster's words. He wrote, "The power to tax implies the power to destroy. If the States may tax one instrument, may they not tax every other instrument…? This was not intended by the American people."

Consequently, with the help of these two highly esteemed jurists, we have conclusively settled a point of contention among many scholars — that the unlimited power to tax is the power to destroy, clear and simple. And without question, the government has an unlimited power in this respect.

Let us now examine some of the many ways in which the power to tax destroys.

Dec 10 04:28

Trump's TAX PLAN: 12%, 25%, 33% - How it affects YOU

“Reduce taxes across-the-board, especially for working and middle-income Americans”: that was Trump’s campaign pledge.

Dec 09 08:26

California Cities Weigh a ‘Netflix Tax’ for Online Video Streaming

Government is on the verge of completely destroying the economy all because those in power are incapable of managing even a bubblegum machine.

Dec 06 14:53

Time Urges 65 Million Americans Who Voted For Hillary Not To Pay Taxes

Under the twisted premise of losing the popular vote and "no taxation without representation", TIME's Mark Weston proclaims that the approximately 65 million Democrats who voted for Hillary Clinton should pledge "we won’t pay taxes to the federal government... until democracy is restored."

Because, It's just not fair?

Dec 05 10:55

CHINA INTRODUCES NEW SUPER CAR TAX to Teach the Rich a Lesson - But Its Not Going To Work

China has introduced an additional 10% tax on “super cars”, including Ferrari, Bentley, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce.

Dec 04 16:03

Italy To Exit EU, Euro Will Collapse After "No" Vote Wins In Italy Referendum

Multiple media outlets are calling the Italy Referendum as win for the "No" vote which means Italy will exit the EU and the Euro will collapse.

Dec 04 15:00

End of the EU: NO Vote Leads 63% In Italy Exit Poll

After media warnings a “No” vote will collapse the EU and the Euro, early Italy exit polls show the no vote winning 63% to 37%.

Last week the corporate media ran numerous reports stating a”No” vote in Italy’s referendum vote today will unleash financial doomsday and lead to the collapse of the Euro and the EU itself.

Dec 02 15:54

13 Charts of Obama’s Recovery that Trump Must Deal With

13 Federal Reserve charts outlining the accomplishments of Obama’s economic recovery that Donald Trump will have to deal with.

Nov 29 15:22

Central Bankers Are Quietly Discussing Taxing Withdrawals From ATM's

Central bankers are now pushing the idea of taxing cash withdrawals. War on cash is now spreading to Spain. Italy's referendum might trigger banks to collapse.

Nov 29 15:00

GET READY: IRS PUTS CROSSHAIRS ON EVERY AMERICAN WITHOUT OBAMACARE

Nov 29 12:49

UK TROOPS IN POLAND, GREEK TAXES ON CASH WITHDRAWALS, & THERESA MAY THE BREXIT-BACKER: it’s all bollocks & that’s Official

In order to deter the entire might of the Russian Federation (Theresa May confirmed yesterday) Britain is going to put 150 squaddies on the Polish border.

Nov 27 15:01

News on the War on Cash: Now Spain

India, Uruguay, Australia and now Spain. The Minister of Finance and Public Service, Cristóbal Montoro has reportedly just announced “anticipated measures in order to ‘reduce the use of cash.’

Submitted by Jeff Berwick:

In other words, Spain is going to make cash transactions even more difficult. As of presstime, from what we can tell, this has yet to be reported anywhere in English media except here now at TDV.

As you can see, the chaos is increasing. Combine cash bans with attacks on fake news (more on that tomorrow), and you end up disturbing a significant amount of people as we wrote here recently.

Nov 25 13:24

Pentagon Plans to Invest Billions in Undersea Drone Network

By Nicholas West

Despite ongoing evidence of colossal economic waste and manifest ineptitude by the Pentagon’s network of defense contractors, it isn’t stopping their commitment to spending many more billions of taxpayer money. Moreover, their plans are becoming even more long-range, saddling future generations with even more debt to service.

Their latest brainchild, according to a report in the Washington Post is an undersea network of drones and drone launch “pods” that will cover the 7 seas with patrol and defense capabilities...

Nov 25 09:45

"Netflix tax" may be coming soon to your bill

The Pasadena city council has been taking heat for weeks, after announcing a 9.4 percent tax on streaming video.

They’re calling it a utility, so it can be taxed like water and electricity.

“My constituents do not want this tax,” Tyron Hampton said. “Even if it is just a couple of dollars. It is being taxed twice.”

Pasadena City Councilman Tyron Hampton says the surprise tax was designed to make up for lost tax revenue from people getting rid of cable TV and home phones.

Nov 23 16:23

What Will A Trump Presidency Mean To Your Retirement? (Baby Boomers)

Wall Street has rallied with a President-Elect Trump win, but Personal Capital advises not to let this affect your long-term investment strategies. Hold to your current strategy, and this especially applies to seniors. Trump has implied during his campaign that he will lower taxes, and Personal Capital says that taxpayers should wait to see what legislation is passed before changing tax strategy

Nov 22 00:20

Here's Where Food-Stamp Use Has Increased the Most

2 HOURS AGO Ryan McMaken
In an earlier post we looked at nationwide growth in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as "food stamps."

Nov 22 00:02

GREY CHAMPION ASSUMES COMMAND (PART TWO)

Those hoping for the Trump presidency to somehow derail this Fourth Turning are delusional. Fourth Turnings never de-intensify. They build to a bloody crescendo, with the existing social order left in tatters and clear winners and losers. I think it is useful to describe this Fourth Turning in terms everyone should understand. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote his Lord of the Rings trilogy in the midst of the last Fourth Turning. It’s not a coincidence the heroic figure of Gandalf the Grey saves the day during the Battle of Helm’s Deep. He was the Grey Champion.

Nov 21 22:04

Cannonball Elder wants Protesters who started Riot to Leave the Camp

Last night about 400 protesters illegally trespassed on the Backwater Bridge, trying to pass the blockades.
About a dozen fires were set near the bridge and the Red Warrior Camp.
Law enforcement officers remained on the scene until the bridge was cleared, early Monday morning.

Terry Martinez is an elder at the camp.

Terry Martinez: I joined them because, as a spiritual leader, you have to be with your people. So I too was spray, canonized, concussion cannon. I was shot with rubber bullets.

He says the riot was started by eight DAPL protesters.

Nov 21 21:21

Ranchers Speak Out About Butchered, Missing Bison

BISMARCK, ND - We have heard complaints about missing and butchered livestock throughout the Dakota Access protest, but now, one rancher is speaking out.

Ernie and Beverly Fischer are worried about their bison.

"We are missing a fairly large amount of Bison, we believe that 13 of them have been butchered, killed," said Ernie Fischer.

He thinks protesters are killing his animals. Ernie says a full grown bull can sell for about $5,000. He's not sure how he can recoup his losses.

Nov 21 21:14

DAPL protester says things aren't what they seem at the protest camps

In a nutshell,Alinskyite tactics.

CANNON BALL, N.D. - A protester of the Dakota Access Pipeline says things aren't what they seem down at the protest camp site.

"I have seen protesters actually try and incite the police. They have instructed people on how to get arrested, and part of their team is also telling people that, 'don't worry if you are brutalized or whatever, even if it is your fault, because we can sue,'" says Thompson.

Nov 21 11:58

Trump Prepares to Take Over the Fed

Now their little party is coming to an end.

In Donald Trump’s first four years as president, he will not only choose three judges for the Supreme Court, he’ll also pick five of the seven members on the Fed Board of Governors. It would be impossible to overstate the effect this is going to have on the nation’s economic future. With both houses of Congress firmly in the GOP’s grip, we could see the most powerful central bank in the world transformed into a purely political institution that follows the diktats of one man.

Nov 17 21:34

Jeff Sessions U.S. Attorney General? Trump comments stir speculation

This is really bad. This guy will start the War On Pot back up full bore unless Donald Trump reins him in.
https://www.theweedblog.com/senator-jeff-sessions-good-people-dont-smo...

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't yet announced the members of his cabinet but a brief statement issued Thursday could be an indication Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is headed to the Justice Department.

Sessions, the first Senator to endorse the business-mogul-turned-politician, met with Trump at his New York office yesterday.
The Trump transition team – lead by Vice President-elect Mike Pence and with Sessions as a vice-chair – issued a statement about the meeting:

Nov 17 16:21

A LETTER TO THE US FROM JOHN CLEESE

Another lib who has lost it. He just pissed off at least half the country.
You didn't give us our Independence John Cleese. We killed thousands of your Lobsterback Redcoats to get it.

To the citizens of the United States of America, in light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II resumes monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy.

Nov 14 13:29

IRS denies tea party groups after long wait for decision on tax-exempt status

Nearly seven years after it applied to the IRS for nonprofit status, the Albuquerque Tea Party has finally been given a decision: Denied.

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Petty revenge, it would seem!

Nov 14 09:57

Obama Rushes to Implement Climate Treaty Without Congress and Before Trump Can Cancel It

By Eric Blair

The Obama Administration is rushing to implement a global treaty on climate change without a vote in Congress and before Trump can “cancel” the agreement.

Put another way, US will be under global governance without input from the people’s elected representatives. Those protesting the prospect of “fascism” might want to pay attention to this story...

Nov 12 17:03

Mayor, police chief urge Portlanders to avoid anti-Trump protests (live updates)

This guy is an idiot and a very weak man IMHO!

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and police Chief Mike Marshman urged Portlanders to stay home instead of joining anti-Trump protests, saying they had been hijacked by people promoting violence.

Marshman said officers were locked in a "battle" with elements of the crowd. He said police had been targets of thrown rocks and fireworks, though no officers had been injured by protesters.

He also characterized Saturday's early-morning shooting of a protester on the Morrison Bridge as the type of incident police are trying to avoid.

Hales said residents should continue to patronize Portland businesses. He also urged Portlanders frustrated with the results of Tuesday's election to channel that feeling into support of liberal causes.

Nov 12 10:23

Here’s Donald Trump’s plan for the first 100 days in office

In October, Trump released a “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” The campaign said this was “his contract between myself and the American voter – and begins with restoring honesty and accountability, and bringing change to Washington.”

Here are some highlights of his plan:Donald Trump’s 100 Day Plan
Set Congressional term limits
Hiring freeze on all federal employees (exempting military, public safety, and public health)
Create requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated
Renegotiate NAFTA
Withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership
Allow Keystone Pipeline to move forward.......

Nov 12 10:15

Afghanistan: 4 Americans dead in blast at Bagram Airfield

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)Four Americans were killed in an apparent suicide bomb attack early Saturday at Bagram Airfield, the largest US base in Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

Nov 12 10:13

Trump Expects to End US Aid to Syrian Rebels

In a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, President-elect Donald Trump said that he is likely to end the US support of “moderate” Syrian rebel groups, saying that “we have no idea who these people are” and that the US needs to focus on defeating ISIS.

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Nov 05 08:21

CIVIL WAR II – FOURTH TURNING INTENSIFYING (PART I)

As we enter the final stretch of this vitriolic, deplorable, venomous, propaganda saturated, deceitful, rigged presidential election spectacle, it becomes painfully obvious this Fourth Turning is careening toward bloodshed, bedlam, confrontation, and civil war. The linear fixated establishment, who fancy themselves intellectually superior to the irredemables, are too blinded by their sociopathic, increasingly audacious subversion of the Constitution, to grasp the level of rage and disillusionment of a white working class that has been screwed over for decades.

Nov 02 09:39

OBAMACARE “NEAR COLLAPSE” IN MINNESOTA AS PRICES JUMP 60% AVERAGE

Minnesota will let the health insurers in its Obamacare market raise rates by at least 50 percent next year, after the individual market there came to the brink of collapse, the state’s commerce commissioner said Friday.

The increases range from 50 percent to 67 percent, Commissioner Mike Rothman’s office said in a statement. Rothman, who regulates the state’s insurers, is an appointee under Governor Mark Dayton, a Democrat. The rate hike follows increases for this year of 14 percent to 49 percent.

“It’s in an emergency situation — we worked hard and avoided a collapse.” Rothman said in a telephone interview. “It’s a stopgap for 2017.”

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Nov 01 19:14

30GB Rothschild Data Hack Reveals $150 Million Hillary Campaign Donation

The Hacker Group Anonymous has just released 30 GB of data hacked from a foundation with close ties to the Clinton Foundation.

As the WikiLeaks Podesta emails have shown us the Clinton Foundation and the Hillary Clinton campaign have close ties to the Rockerfellers, the Rothschilds and Soros.

The Hacker Group Anonymous has just released 30 Gigabytes of data it claims was hacked from the Bradley Foundation which is apparently serves as a money laundering front between the Rothschild’s and the Clinton’s by using using the Bradley Foundation and the Clinton Foundation.

The announcement just came via the Anonymous Global Twitter account.

Nov 01 14:44

Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Fundraising Benefited From Loophole In Federal Anti-Corruption Rule

‘Particularly Vulnerable To Pay To Play Practices’

Despite an anti-corruption rule that was designed to reduce the financial industry’s political power, top officials from the investment firm BlackRock hosted Hillary Clinton at campaign fundraisers earlier this year.

The cash — which poured in through a loophole in the law — came in as BlackRock’s federal contracts to manage billions of dollars of retiree assets will be up for renewal during the next president’s term.

Oct 28 07:46

The Loosening Grip: A Beginner’s Guide to Death Throes

Oh good. The world reaches a crossroads, or probably a road off a cliff, just when I want to relax and watch gratuitous violence on the tube. To judge by the rapid drift of events aboard our planetary asylum, the talons of Washington and New York on the world’s throat are fast being pried a-loose. The Global American Imperium is dying. Or so it sure looks anyway.

I say talons of “New York and Washington” because America’s foreign policy, forged in those two cities, belongs entirely to them. Americans have no influence on it. Further, none of of what the Empire does abroad is of any benefit to Americans.

Oct 27 22:53

We Now Have Proof Obamacare Was Designed to Fail... and Here's Why

The oligarchy runs our society with Problem - Reaction - Solution. If anything, these leaks have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the two-party system is an illusion and the whole construct is one huge pay-for-play corporate sham. Obamacare was always meant to destroy the private health care system and usher in single-payer, government run socialist medicine. It was designed that way... and it's "working".

Oct 26 21:35

Pentagon will stop seeking repayment of California Guard bonuses

Good!
The Pentagon will halt collection efforts to recoup up to 10,000 fraudulent enlistment bonuses that were awarded to reservists with the California National Guard at the height of the Iraq War.

There was public outcry after a recent Los Angeles Times report that revealed California National Guard officials are demanding the return of bonuses that were offered to help recruit part-time troops at the height of the Iraq War when recruiting and retaining troops was a challenge.

The individual troops did not know at the time that the bonuses were fraudulent. The debt — which now includes interest accrued over the years — is causing financial hardship among some veterans, many of whom spent the money long ago and are retired.

Oct 26 11:38

Editorial: Obamacare continues to crumble

The Affordable Care Act hasn’t worked since it was implemented in 2013, and it’s becoming increasingly unaffordable. It has failed to deliver the improved health care system President Barack Obama promised when he signed the overhaul into law six years ago.

Oct 23 09:14

Tiny Region of Wallonia in Small Country of Belgium Trips up Global Corporatocracy

Visibly shaken, as Reuters put it, Canadian trade minister Chrystia Freeland walked out of EU trade negotiations in Belgium on Friday evening, lamenting that the EU is “incapable of reaching an agreement – even with a country with European values such as Canada.” A big trade deal that had taken years to negotiate, mostly in total secrecy, had just collapsed. So how in the world did such a mega screw-up happen?

Oct 22 08:15

Elite’s War on Free Speech, Free Press, Free Internet and the Truth

By Joachim Hagopian
October 22, 2016
“A populace deprived of the ability to separate lies from truth, is no longer capable of sustaining a free society.”

Journalist Chris Hedges

As the ruling elite pushes its rigged election, forcibly cramming crime boss Hillary down our gullets against the people’s choice or will, so goes suppression of information rapidly shutting off the truth spigot, leaving Americans high and dry, starved of honesty by their oligarchic owned and controlled crime cabal government. Signs that the globalists are panicking are visible every day as they aggressively provoke World War III timed with the collapse of their morally and financially bankrupted global economy. And with two-thirds of Americans living from paycheck to paycheck, the future does not look bright.

Oct 21 10:22

‘I Had Nothing to Do With That!’ Obama Dodges Blame For Skyrocketing Premiums

President Barack Obama offers multiple excuses for why health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket, including blaming Republicans and insurance companies for the problems.

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Oct 20 01:46

Debt Up $236,991,525,500.74 Since First Trump-Clinton Debate…

The federal debt increased $236,991,525,500.74 in the twenty-two days that passed between the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and the close of business yesterday—the last day for which the Treasury has published the debt data.

Oct 19 07:34

Weekend Events Confirm War between US and Russia Could Be Sooner than Later

By Joachim Hagopian
October 19, 2016
Right now the US mainstream media is obsessing over Donald’s alleged womanizing and female groping soap opera as the Clinton’s/MSM’s pruriently entertaining smokescreen, neatly designed to cover up Hillary/Bill’s serial raping and her criminal lead role as enabler/strong armed intimidator of past victims. Meanwhile, barely noticed in a virtual media blackout in the West are at least a half-dozen high alert, significant international developments this last weekend that all strongly indicate the extreme danger of a nuclear war breaking out at any time against Russia and its Eastern alliance.

Oct 16 00:16

Suspect In Good Samaritan Shooting Faces Numerous Charges

DENVER (CBS4) – A man accused of a shooting his ex-girlfriend and a Good Samaritan who tried to help her is now facing a long list of charges.

Denver’s district attorney on Friday announced charges against Jesus Garcia, 32, that include attempted first degree murder, kidnapping and assault.

Garcia is being held at the Denver Jail on a $350,000 bond. He has a long criminal history that includes violation of immigration laws. He is set to be back in court for a preliminary hearing early next month.

Brian Geer, the Good Samaritan who was a victim in this case, is facing large medical expenses. Friends have set up a GoFundMe account for him.

Oct 15 11:19

Time to Rescue Millennials, College-Educated Voters From College Debt

This is kick ass!

Young Americans of the millennial generation and others with college degrees need urgent relief from the $1.3 trillion in accumulated tuition debt they owe, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said at a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio.

"We [are going to] lower the cost of college and solve the tuition debt crisis… We are going to work [it] out."

Trump vowed that if elected to be the next US president he would threaten to remove tax exemption from wealthy endowments enjoyed by many US educational institutions if colleges did not use that wealth to cut their tuition costs.

Oct 13 07:31

Health law 'no longer affordable,' Dayton says

Minnesota's Democratic governor said Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act is "no longer affordable," a stinging critique from a state leader who strongly embraced the law and proudly proclaimed health reform was working in Minnesota just a few years ago.

Gov. Mark Dayton made the comments while addressing questions about Minnesota's fragile health insurance market, where individual plans are facing double-digit increases after all insurers threatened to exit the market entirely in 2017. He's the only Democratic governor to publicly suggest the law isn't working as intended.

Dayton's comments follow former President Bill Clinton's saying last week that the law was "the craziest thing in the world" before he backtracked.

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