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Taxed Enough Already

September 29th, 2015 . by Cary

“Every Republican tax-reform plan should be rooted in this reality: If you are going to have federal spending that is 21 percent of GDP, then you can have a.) taxes that are 21 percent of GDP; b.) deficits. There is no c. If, on the other hand, you have a credible program for reducing spending to 17 or 18 percent of GDP, which is where taxes have been coming in, please do share it.” —National Review’s Kevin Williamson

I’ll go one step further – if your tax rate is 17 -18% of the GDP, it’s too high. You are strangling the flow of commerce and economics. If, however, a person could keep all that they earn, and only pay a consumption tax on durable goods, that would be the fairest way to collect taxes. If you don’t buy a lot of durable goods, you don’t pay a lot of taxes. If you buy a lot of durable goods, you pay more taxes. That would ensure everyone pays taxes, according to their income bracket, without a lot of complex forms and formulas, and very little need of an entire bureaucratic arm of the government to track, collect, and penalize.

There is actually a House resolution stuck in the House Committee on Ways and Means regarding this very idea, the FairTax Act of 2015. It was sponsored by Representative Rob Woodall, from Georgia. Why is stuck in committee? Because it calls for abolishing the IRS by 2019, and has a sunset clause that will cancel the FairTax if the 16th amendment is not repealed within seven years of H.R. 25 becoming law. It also only funds a very small portion of the government – as it should. A lot of the current activities of the government would, by necessity, need to be done away with. Naturally, because it strikes at so many sacred cows, the prostitutes – I mean, the Members of Congress most affect by this act are stalling it.

Calls to your representatives urging them to push for the passage of H.R. 25, the FairTax act of 2015, would be greatly helpful.

Chat ya later…


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Tuesday Bluesday

September 1st, 2015 . by Cary

Well, I can’t blame Obama(THHO) for this, so I won’t. Last night a big storm blew through Central Phoenix and it happened to knock out the power for the block where the plant I work at is located. SO, day off, most likely. If the power is restored, I may go in later. Otherwise I am taking a vacation day. I have a few things to catch up around here.

Went to the VA audiology yesterday after work, got a hearing test done (surprise! I’m hard of hearing) and the VA is issuing a set of hearing aids for me. They will be ready on or about the 21st.

I could not locate my six-disc Bluray set of the Star Wars movies. We had cleaned out all the hiding spots for movies (we thought) and we were stumped. A similar issue had arisen a few years ago, with a bunch of movies starring one actor, and we never did find those. I happened to be cleaning out a cabinet this morning, and found the Star Wars discs. Of course, I have Episode 1 playing as I type.

My Kindle is dying. It constantly needs to be reset, and it takes a while to reload all of the books I have collected. I will be contacting Amazon later today.

The genealogy portion of this web site has been dormant for a while. I will be updating what I can.

The GOP is sure fired up about some non-traditional candidates, are they not? I haven’t seen vitriol and attacks like this from the GOP since … well, since Reagan ran for President …

Chat ya later…


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Don’t Give Up On Me

January 20th, 2015 . by Cary

I know, I said the same thing last year – I was going to get back into this. Please bear with me. My wife and I are starting to move into another phase in our lives, and sometimes time just slips away. I’ve got all kinds of posts in my head, just need the time to get them on paper.

Chat ya later…


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Hollywood Used To Understand Economics

February 25th, 2014 . by Cary

Everyone remembers or knows about the Great Depression of 1929 – Black Tuesday, the stock market “crash”, the long road to recovery lengthened by the economic policies of Hoover and Roosevelt (they both chose to interfere with and try to direct the actions of the free market, causing the recovery to to take longer to gain traction). What a lot of people DON’T remember is the recession of 1921, when Harding was president. Hollywood and the fledgling movie industry were hit very hard when people could not afford to attend the flickers – at one point, movie theaters were selling tickets two-for-one, and premiums were given away with tickets at others.

How did Hollywood learn? By watching Harding’s, and after his death, Coolidge’s, policies of cutting taxes, slashing spending, and removing economically retarding regulations. Basking in looser regulations and lower taxes, Hollywood grew by leaps and bounds along with the United States – in 1921, the unemployment rate (measured as people out of work) was at 11.7% and had dropped to a peace-time record of 1.7% within five years – while after the Crash, Hoover and Roosevelt increased taxes, increased spending, and tighter regulations strangled the economy until well into the 1940s.

Sound familiar?

Just imagine where we would be as a nation if the current administration had decreased taxes when so urged, cut spending when that was suggested, and removing choking levels of bureaucratic regulations – instead, we have the highest peacetime unemployment (not the “official” count where people who can’t find work are counted and people who aren’t working are not … huh?) ever of 24.3% (or so – no one has a solid number, except for the fake 7% number). What could you do if you had more money in your pocket and less rules about where you could spend it?

Nowadays, Hollywood leads the left in demanding more government interference and larger control by the government.

I tell you, McCarthy was way ahead of his time.

Chat ya later…


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8:09:10 11/12/13

November 12th, 2013 . by Cary

Well, it’s been a month since I last posted. Today’s date is one of those neat numbers I like. Let’s check in with the Founders, shall we?

“The time to guard against corruption and tyranny, is before they shall have gotten hold on us. It is better to keep the wolf out of the fold, than to trust to drawing his teeth and talons after he shall have entered.”

Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 13, 1781

Founder’s Quote Daily

It would seem that tyranny has gotten a hold of us. Although, he certainly puts on a good show of honoring America, doesn’t he? I have mixed feelings about him being on The Hallowed Ground. Yes, his position entitles him to participation in the cermony, but his actions since he took office have certainly not been in the best interest of the United States, have they?

Keep your powder dry, America. The time is drawing nigh.

Chat ya later…


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