Saturday, August 17, 2013

FAIR taxes - a correct definition

a lot of words get redefined over time...some by public use/misuse, others by agenda driven campaigns...the latter has claimed fair as a victim

how often do we hear "fair" used while politicians and wanna be politicians are arguing over our tax system?...liberals are constantly whining that tax cuts are not "fair" because they give more to the "rich"

let's go back and find a correct definition for fair, as it relates to our tax system

start with why we pay taxes: to pay for the costs of running imagine we were just a small group of people, and we needed a system to pay for the expenses associated with our group...what would be the fair way to divide up these expenses?...this is a question which seems rhetorical, seems so easy that you could ask any grammar school student, and they could supply the correct answer:

you divide the expenses equally among everyone

if your expenses are $100 and you have 10 people, fair is each person pays $10...there is no other way to define fair

now I realize we will never have a tax system where everyone pays the same amount...but can anyone logically, accurately, define fair in any other way?

so we go on, and we say, well let's all just pay a percent of our income in taxes...but do we all pay the same percent?..."no" cry the masses, "that wouldn't be fair" we get a graduated scale where "the rich" pay higher percentages on their income...please, you can think any socialistic thoughts you want about how good that system is, but you simply cannot call it fair!

let me give you just one example to ponder: how would you like to go to the gas station and be told: "if you make over $200,000 a year, it's $5/gallon, $100,000 to $200,000, it's $4/gallon, $50,000 to $100,000, it's $2/gallon, $25,000 to $50,000 it's free, and if you make less than $25,000 a year, we will pay you $1/gallon to take it"...sounds absurd, and none of us would stand for it, but how different is it from our current income tax system?

and could someone please explain to me why we stand for a system with rules, loopholes, and regulations so complex that 10 out of 10 tax experts consistently disagree on how the laws apply for a given situation?...and my personal favorite is calling the irs help line with the same question 10 times consistently yields 10 different answers - but the taxpayer is still responsible for doing the correct thing (whatever it is ultimately ruled to be)

but what really burns my grits is arguing for a fair tax system...can we at least start with the correct definition of what would be fair, and go from there?

fair is fair

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


I would like to see this become the new Republican slogan...the issue of illegal aliens effects every branch of our economy, security, and well being as a nation

but HOW do we get Republican elected officials behind this issue?...they all seem eager to adopt so many pro-illegal issues it leaves me totally baffled

mccain had to be dragged kicking and screaming just to support building a fence, for God's sake...and where is that fence?...I don't think it ever happened

let me propose 3 main pillars for the ILLEGAL is ILLEGAL 1 2 3 movement:

1. build the border fence

2. prosecute employers who hire illegals

3. eliminate government handouts for illegal aliens

if Republicans can figure out how to get on the right side of this issue, they can save the conservative movement...if not, with 30 million illegals, plus the "family members" they bring in if they get amnesty, you can kiss any wins in national elections good bye for the foreseeable future

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

the lesson of the Martin/Zimmerman tragedy

what should we draw from this?'s horrible a 17 year old boy lost his life, a family lost their's awful too that a man who should never have been charged was railroaded by misguided "justice seekers" and his life is arguably ruined as's unthinkable the government prosecutor hid evidence then fired a whistleblower who exposed's sad to see America once again split so clearly along black/white racial lines - so much for obummer bringing us all together

those blaming Zimmerman claim he was "stalking" Martin...I disagree...if I lived in a neighborhood being victimized by break-ins, I would love to have a neighbor willing to watch out for people acting suspiciously...if you live in a neighborhood, you know when something looks out of place...sure, if Zimmerman hadn't followed Martin, this wouldn't have happened...but please, THERE IS NOTHING ILLEGAL IN FOLLOWING SOMEONE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU THINK (RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY) THEY MAY BE UP TO NO GOOD

the crime in this tragedy occurred when Martin assaulted Zimmerman

Martin had more than ample opportunity (a full four minutes worth) to just go back to the house where he was staying...Martin goes back to the house, and there is no tragedy

is it some macho thing? it some gang-banger attitude or code?...if you feel dissed you have to assault who offends you?....these are all stupid, stupid, reactions to a real or perceived offense

HERE is the lesson of the Martin/Zimmerman tragedy:

teach your kids not to assault anyone - for whatever reason

we do that properly and effectively, and we are guaranteed no more Martin/Zimmerman tragedies

Saturday, June 22, 2013

time for a sea change in the GOP campaign

the issue for Conservatives is's your's America's POCKETBOOK

get off of immigration and race and all these other racial issues...race doesn't matter if your POCKETBOOK is doing fine....race doesn't matter if America's POCKETBOOK is doing fine

get off of the social issues

Conservatives (and I hope that means the GOP)  need to be the PARTY OF PEOPLE WHO GET A PAYCHECK

we need to save America from becoming a majority of government benefit receiver voters

it ought to be easy to convince Americans that voting for liberals who will give away increasingly more and more of your paycheck will create a permanent majority that will continue to take more and more of your paycheck that you will NEVER BE ABLE TO STOP



Friday, June 7, 2013

you can take the 5th, BUT...

imagine running a company, seeing a major problem blow up, calling in your manager to make her explain what happened, and she tells you "no, I refuse to answer your questions on the grounds it may tend to incriminate me"


well, meet Lois Lerner, our employee/high-level official at the IRS

rather than tell us how her agency targeted Conservatives and religious people and organizations, she invoked her 5th Amendment right against self incrimination

well that's's her Constitutional right


she is our employee, and as her employer, we need to tell her the ramifications of refusing to tell us what happened are SHE LOSES HER JOB, SHE LOSES HER BENEFITS, AND SHE LOSES HER PENSION

WHY ON EARTH would we allow such a person to keep any of these "public trust" provided benefits????


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

dangerous failure of America's mental health system

what is crystal clear in the horror of the Sandy Hook School shootings, the Aurora Theater massacre, VA Tech, Columbine, etc., etc., etc. - you name the mass shooting incident - is a total failure by our mental health treatment system to identify and properly treat or institutionalize the patients committing these atrocities

all of these killers were under the treatment of a mental health professional...none of them were treated properly for the safety of Americans

how is the focus not where is should be? can our mental health treatment system be failing so miserably to recognize and treat or put away these people before they go on their mass killing spree?

it is time to start addressing the real problem in this sordid mess to America's safety and do it now before another of these horrendous acts occurs again

but first we have to recognize and face the real problem -