Why are over 200,000 rich, former American residents, living in London? Why do they make the UK one of the largest American communities outside the US? The simple answer is because they can. Millions of American expatriates have created homes abroad to “Escape America.” We have always been fortunate in America that the high wage earners pay so much of our tax burden. Few of us take the time to thank the rich for taking the wrath of the IRS on a continuing basis. Even our President insults them regularly rather than thanks them. Many articles have been written showing that the top 1% earners pay about 40% of the taxes and there are 46% of Americans who now pay no taxes at all. So, from my point of view, a lot of people should be thanking a lot of other people, rather than complaining.Add a comment
America First Personal Income Tax PlanAdd a comment
Asthmatic Children: Pawns in Obama’s Reelection Campaign
Is Obama or the EPA anti-asthmatic? One would think from their recent braggadocio that they are asthmatic children’s best friends. But then that nasty enemy of the state, the truth, just like Mighty Mouse, often comes in to save the day. This is one such story. No wonder Obama and his minions hate the truth.
On March 6, the Obama Administration began a seven figure advertising buy. The ad is very touching but it is also very disingenuous. It goes like this:Add a comment
Morgan Stanley Is High On Chinese Rail!
Morgan Stanley is in fact very high on Chinese Rail. No thank you. I am not suggesting Morgan Stanley is talking about rail fumes. The Morgan Stanley team is simply impressive. They are into knowing what is hot and what is not. I would trade the whole US Congress for the Morgan Stanley team of Analysts and Managers in a heartbeat. Then maybe the USA could be successful again. The Penn Central Transportation Company and Erie Lackawanna Railway were once successful but they did not manage their respective companies well. They couldn’t make it and eventually their businesses failed. So, they became part of the government-run ConRail system before it actually began to make a profit and was quickly sold by the US Government.Add a comment
Stop Government Lies! Obama has perfected the lie as the most powerful political tool for assuring power! (Part I)
by View Part 2.on July 17, 2012 · Part 1 of 2.
The White House is preparing to release new facts on the Bin Laden raid just in time for the November elections. It turns out the official account will change. Obama and Biden were not in the WH situation room as originally reported that evening as the Armed Services had charted both men for far more active hero-level roles. The reason Obama is taking credit for the kill is because he is more than due the full credit. “Obama himself, our President, a top-rated Navy Seal from Teams Harvard and Occidental, and a lesser known expert in document obfuscation, communication camouflage, cloaking, and shrouding, secretly took place in the actual raid with full Navy gear! While masked as a Navy Seal, the President skillfully took down terrorist mastermind, Osama Bin Laden using his personal Heckler & Koch HK416 assault rifle.” Other leaks show:Add a comment
Stop Government Lies! Obama has perfected the lie as the most powerful political tool for assuring power! (Part II)
You cannot really know how well the war is going or how well the economy is really doing if the people you think tell you the truth are lying through their teeth. It really does not matter if they are lying on their own or they are being told by their supervisors that they must report lies. Why should we pay any of these people to report lies to us? Despite the lack of trust in government that hearing lies engenders, big government and big government supporters seem to have an inherent inability to tell the truth. That means, when they speak, there are a lot of lies followed by more lies. Progressives seem to think lying is their best tool by which they can dupe Americans, since most of us have a penchant to believe what we hear. It is tough for regular people to believe that government lies intentionally. But, it does! Whether it is for official government business or to make points on the campaign trail, a lie is a lie and all lies are dangerous. Sometimes we get half-truths from government. These are merely forms of deceit intended to confuse. The liar thinks that the rounding-up will always be in their favor. When Americans call their bluff, and try to place checks and balances on the lies, our “honest” elected officials bring progressive spinners out of the woodwork to tell us how the world will cease to function if we choose to ignore their lies.Add a comment
Let’s reduce government’s redistribution of income and wealth. Charity begins at home!Add a comment
Romney needs an America First / Americans First Strategy. No Pandering to Specific Ethnicities. (Part I)
by Part II. on July 31, 2012 · View
Like many Americans—Democrats, Republicans, Conservatives, Libertarians, etc., I want America to last through my lifetime and the lifetimes of my family down through multiple generations. Why would anybody not feel that way? Unfortunately, I have been forced by reality to give up on President Obama taking me there. Our President wants to change America to something that has been destroying people across the world for decades. I do not want to go there. Until Obama came along, our nation was an America for Americans. His most recent executive order gives Hispanics and Latinos preferences above all other ethnicities in the US. But, there are not supposed to be special ethnicities in America—even the Irish. Pre-Obama America was, famously, a melting pot. Irish, Italian, French, Asian, African and all people entered and emerged American. In the end, Americans are not Irish, English, Hispanic, Polish, Latvian, or Latino. Most are proud to be called Americans. President Obama has proven he will do whatever he can to divide Americans into subgroups such as ethnicities to gain votes for reelection. In 2012, the President’s opponent, Mitt Romney is far more conservative than this President.Add a comment
The mystery on the cliff: Whose fingerprints are on granny’s wheelchair?
Our country is steep in debt, going further in debt, and the government is digging the hole deeper each and every day. Additionally, this Administration is mortgaging our children’s and our grandchildren’s future with every dollar they print and spend. The most plentiful manufacturing jobs in America are now found in the assembly lines of Burger King, KFC, Mickey D’s, Taco Bell, and Abe’s Hot Dogs. Consequently, a reasonable and prudent person would conclude that any government Administration, wishing to survive, would be going out of its way to change its legacy and right the ship. But, not this one! Instead, positive spin is so important that our leadership comrades are claiming a victory for trumped up gains in multiple categories, such as unemployment / jobs. One is high and the other is overseas. The Administration playfully continues to blame George W. Bush for any negatives—OK, they are serious.Add a comment
An Introduction to RRR: A unique plan for economic recovery and job creation.Add a comment
RRR: Reduce Corporate Taxes to 8 Per CentAdd a comment
Buffet Rule: A Sure Loser for Republicans
by on April 24, 2012 ·
Should the middle class pay a higher tax rate than the highest wage earners? Chew on that thought while we show you why the Republican stance on the Buffet Rule can cost conservatives the Presidency. Warren Buffett has been suggesting on a number of occasions that the wealthiest do not pay enough in taxes. One would think Buffet should know. In fact, Buffet said, “policymakers should stop coddling the super-rich.” Please don’t throw anything at me figuratively for saying this, but the only thing close to a good thing that Obama has proposed in over three years is the Buffet Rule, or at least something like the Buffet Rule. With a graduated income tax in place for years, nobody ever intended for those with the highest incomes to pay a lower percentage rate than members of the middle class. I surely hope that Republicans stop treating this as the end of business as we know it because it clearly is a powerful enough issue to cause Obama to prevail in November. Republicans do not seem to get it.Add a comment
Student loan deadbeats should be sent to debtor’s prison?Add a comment
Comments on Capital Gains
I have read the comments regarding my article on the Buffet Rule and I am disappointed that I did not make my points more clearly. I hope this comment helps in this regard.
First of all, I am not for big government and I am surely not anti-business or anti-rich. I am a regular conservative, though I am a Democrat. Other Democrats avoid me like the plague, and I am proud of it. I am for Americans first, rich or poor or in the middle.
I wrote a few books in the last year or so that show my conservative colors. These include Taxation Without Representation, Obama’s Seven Deadly Sins, Americans Need Not Apply, and several others including Kill the EPA. Please note that with this title, I did not suggest we merely chastise the EPA.Add a comment
The End of French Champagne and French Pastry
The Headlines over the weekend included the fact that “Socialist Francois Hollande swept to victory in France’s presidential election on Sunday in a swing to the left at the heart of Europe that could start a pushback against German-led austerity.”
The Socialists have knocked out conservative Nicolas Sarkozi, who believes in hard work and the rewards of labor. How disgusting? Perhaps the French people have been listening to too many Obama speeches. They knocked Sarkozy out of the box and went the way of socialism. In the US, we would call it a victory for the progressives. The hope is that eventually nobody anywhere in the world will have to work.Add a comment
Escape from America: Why our most prolific taxpayers are getting out of Dodge!
Are foreign tax deferrals and repatriation schemes anti-American?Add a comment
Time to swear off runaway spending and let recovery begin!
When noted Academicians write to the President and tell him to stop spending, you know they are serious. In February 2012, Stanford University economist John Taylor was one of 150 economists who signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging spending cuts. Taylor took the time on his personal blog to explain in simple terms how spending cuts help the economy: “A credible plan to reduce gradually the deficit will increase economic growth and reduce unemployment by removing uncertainty and lowering the chances of large tax increases in the future.” Most Americans side with Professor Taylor. Government is far too big and excessive spending undermines economic growth by transferring additional resources from the productive sector of the economy to the unproductive–a.k.a. government. Yet, President Barack Obama has spent trillions of dollars on his favorite pork projects, mostly slimy and some more slimy. With so many dollars having been misdirected to bad pork, the U.S. economy is beginning to get rancid and a bit odoriferous. You do not have to be an economist to know things are bad. Just like the bad pork, if it smells bad, it is bad.Add a comment