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  • Harry Reid now calls Romney a 'very fine human being' after false 2012 claim he didn't pay taxes

    01/19/2021 6:17:02 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 01/18/2021 | Sam Dorman
    Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid heaped praise on Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, in a recent podcast, raising questions about the former Senate Democratic leader's suggestion during the 2012 presidential campaign that the latter didn't pay his taxes. Reid told the Salt Lake Tribune that he and Romney had a "make up" meeting of sorts after Romney lost his presidential bid as the Republican party's nominee.
  • Biden's 'Soak the Rich' Tax Hikes in Trouble on the Hill

    01/18/2021 6:55:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/18/2021 | Rick Moran
    Despite having a majority in both houses of Congress, Joe Biden’s plan to raise taxes on the rich will still have a rough go of it in the nation’s legislature.For some Democrats, no tax bill will go far enough in stripping the rich of their wealth. For others, it will go too far. And with a solid phalanx of Republicans adamantly opposed to any tax hikes — which they rightly point out would be suicidal in a pandemic with the economy tipping into recession — Biden’s path to success is narrow and strewn with rocks.The Hill:Biden’s campaign tax proposals included...
  • 'You start to feel stupid': Tech workers can't leave SF fast enough

    01/18/2021 5:29:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    NY Times via SF Gate ^ | January 17, 2021 | by Nellie Bowles, New York Times
    SAN FRANCISCO - The Bay Area struck a hard bargain with its tech workers. Rent was astronomical. Taxes were high. Your neighbors didn’t like you. If you lived in San Francisco, you might have commuted an hour south to your job at Apple or Google or Facebook. Or if your office was in the city, maybe it was in a neighborhood with too much street crime, open drug use and $5 coffees. But it was worth it. Living in the epicenter of a boom that was changing the world was what mattered. The city gave its workers a choice of...
  • How Soon Will the Social Security Trust Fund Be Depleted and How Should People Protect Their Retirement Income?

    01/16/2021 2:03:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 125 replies ^ | January 16, 2021 | Bob Carlson
    There’s no question the Social Security retirement trust fund will run out of money, and the current recession will make that happen faster than previously forecast. The key questions now are: When will the trust fund be exhausted? How (and when) will Congress respond? How can individuals protect their retirement security?The 2020 annual report from the trustees of Social Security was issued last April and estimated the retirement trust fund would be depleted and unable to help pay benefits in 2034.That report was based on data through the end of 2019 and didn’t anticipate the sudden and severe recession caused...
  • Calif. Democrats propose higher taxes to pay for homeless programs(From each according to his works, to each according to their needs)

    01/14/2021 12:50:26 PM PST · by Vendome · 18 replies
    MSN San Francisco Comical ^ | 1-13-2020 | Alexei Koseff
    A coalition in California is proposing legislation to boost taxes corporations to raise $2.4 billion for homeless programs.
  • Official From Italy Makes Announcement Re Data Breach - November 3rd Election

    01/11/2021 7:38:54 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 53 replies
    Rumble ^ | 01/11/2021 | Prof. Alfia D'Urso Spreme Court of Italy
    This video of Professor Alfia D'Urso - Legal Council / Supreme Court of Italy, Italian Tax Court/ EU Banking Credit Foundation / Dresden Bank Securitization/ Max Planck Inst., reveals action against a military official who confessed to interferring in the U. S. November Election. He has an affidavit regarding Aurturo Arturo D'Elia Chief Technology Offier of Leonardo SpA. This is brief and cryptic. I thought folks needed to have access to it.
  • Rigid brand of national politics in state capitols is likely to have economic consequences

    01/11/2021 3:51:41 AM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 10 Jan 2021 | Tim Craig
    ...The GOP gains, which were particularly extensive in coal-producing regions, all but assure that Trump’s rigid brand of politics will persist in state capitals, becoming incubators for a new generation of politicians who reject compromise and bipartisanship. Republicans picked up a net 295 state legislative seats nationwide last year, according to data from the National Conference of State Legislators — giving the GOP complete legislative control in 31 states, including veto-proof majorities in at least 15.... ...Those gains were made just as Wyoming and many other states are facing massive budget shortfalls fueled by the coronavirus pandemic and shifting economic...
  • How soon before new taxes hit everyone? I see dems hitting everyone with huge taxes across the board.

    01/10/2021 4:23:34 PM PST · by know.your.why · 85 replies
    self | 01/10/2021 | Self
    With the green new deal and God only knows what else the dems will do, I can't imagine how EVERY petroleum product wont get hammered with big taxes. They could very likely hit all fracking companies, heck the whole industry, with some kind of environmental tax. I see income tax both state and federal getting hit hard too. A Covid fund tax?
  • Opinion | Could tolls be the answer to fix Michigan's roads, bridges?

    01/07/2021 7:22:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Bridge Michigan ^ | December 24, 2020 | Baruch Feigenbaum
    Michigan drivers and taxpayers have been complaining about road and highway conditions for years. But the solutions policymakers have recently proposed ranged from the politically impossible, like raising the gas tax 45 cents per gallon, to financially-risky short-term fixes like borrowing billions in bonds to pay for teacher pension contributions so that money could be shifted to funding for roads. But it seems like Michigan lawmakers may be warming up to a long-term, sustainable, users-pay solution to achieving better roads: tolling. Lansing's interest in tolling has gone back decades but this year the state Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration...
  • What Happens When The Democrats Seize Control Of The Federal Government - Updated

    01/06/2021 7:01:47 PM PST · by rxsid · 51 replies
    Numerous Referenced (linked) | 01.06.2021 | Numerous
    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE DEMOCRATS SEIZE CONTROL OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ver. 3.0With the Presidential steal 99.9% complete, and the 2 Senator seats in Georgia going to the rats by a combination of fraud & lower (R) turnout, here is a condensed look at some of what we will face in the near future when the socialists/communists/marxists/globalists/hate America crowd seizes full control of our federal government, and therefore control of our lives in the "United" States of America. And what happened at the Capital Building on 01.06.2021 (whether it was 10% or 50% antifa incited/perpetrated) will give them greater resolve...
  • The Future: It Ain’t Gonna Be Pretty

    01/05/2021 4:14:29 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5 Jan, 2021 | Christopher Chantrill
    You think that Chief Justice Roberts is going to stop the federal government from looting your IRA? One of the common memes in our racist-sexist-homophobe world is that Conservatism Inc. betrayed us. They never stood their ground, always caving to the libs, whether on race, on spending, on deficits, and now on election fraud, Chief Justice John Roberts. But this assumes that we Americans are actually in control of our fate. You think? SNIP And so the Democrat strategy is to pile on more government loot by administrative trickery and Lawfare in the courts; they have to because nobody is...
  • Report: How to Fix Surface Transportation Funding

    01/04/2021 1:23:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    For Construction Pros ^ | December 9, 2020 | Jessica Lombardo
    The surface transportation construction industry has long had to rely on Washington for its prosperity. We spend most years holding our breath and hoping we will receive more Federal funding to fix our crumbling roads, bridges and highway systems. Currently in the United States, 7 percent of bridges are structurally deficient, and 19 percent of major highway pavements have deteriorated. Yet, our existing financing structure has few tools to address the looming reconstruction challenges facing existing infrastructure. In 2020, Congress passed a one-year extension of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. While the one-year extension of the FAST Act...
  • Best of 2020: Broken promises to fund transportation defined last 15 years

    01/01/2021 10:32:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | December 29, 2020 (originally published January 27, 2020) | Keith M. Phaneuf
    The caller, identified as “Bob from West Hartford,” hit a nerve when he dialed into Gov. Ned Lamont’s Jan. 9 appearance on WTIC-1080 AM with morning hosts Ray Dunaway and Joe D’Ambrosio. “Hi Governor Lamont. In the most recent [state] budget you diverted $170 million out of gas taxes in the Special Transportation Fund,” Bob said. “That’s a myth that gets perpetrated day-in and day-out,” Lamont responded. “There is no diversion taking place, so you can put that one to rest.” Not so fast, governor. Although Lamont and fellow Democrats insist the diversion charge is a “myth,” the truth is...
  • What Happens When The Democrats Seize Control Of The Federal Government

    12/30/2020 3:04:43 PM PST · by rxsid · 77 replies
    Several | 12.30.2020 | Several
    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE DEMOCRATS SEIZE CONTROL OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ver. 2.0 With the Presidential steal well underway, and the Georgia 2 seat Senator steals upcoming, a condensed look at some of what we will face in the near future when the socialists/communists/marxists/globalists/hate America crowd seizes full control of our federal government, and therefore control of our lives in the "United" States of America. Restructure The Composition Of The Federal Government Within:The first 100 days - remove the Senate 60 vote "filibuster" rule. Among myriad other reasons, this is key to packing SCOTUS (below) [1][2][3] 1 year - biden...
  • The 16th Amendment: How the U.S. Federal Income Tax Became D.C.'s Favorite Political Weapon

    12/28/2020 1:26:38 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 32 replies ^ | 12/28/2020 | Jose Nino
    The American Revolution was sparked in part by unjust taxation. After all, the colonists in Boston rebelled against Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” and summarily tossed English tea into the harbor in protest in 1773. Nowadays Americans collectively spend more than 6 billion hours each year filling out tax forms, keeping records, and learning new tax rules according to the Office of Management and Budget. Complying with the byzantine U.S. tax code is estimated to cost the American economy hundreds of billions of dollars annually – time and money that could otherwise be used for more productive activities like...
  • Democrats promise Biden-era abortion showdown over Hyde Amendment

    12/28/2020 3:40:38 AM PST · by xomething · 8 replies
    nbcnews ^ | 12/27/2020 | Sahil Kapur
    The decades-old measure, named after an Illinois GOP lawmaker, limits the use of federal funds. WASHINGTON — House Democrats have spent two years passing government funding legislation without picking a fight over abortion, but with President Donald Trump leaving office, party leaders say 2021 will be different. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., who is set to chair the powerful House Appropriations Committee, said next year the House will eliminate the so-called Hyde Amendment, a decades-old policy that prohibits federal programs like Medicaid from paying for abortions. “This is the last year,” DeLauro said at a Dec. 8 hearing about the adverse...
  • Joe Biden says Hunter probe is ‘Russian misinformation’

    12/23/2020 3:47:38 AM PST · by karpov · 118 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 22, 2020 | Ebony Bowden
    President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that the federal tax probe targeting his son Hunter Biden’s murky financial dealings is “Russian misinformation,” and called the reporter who asked for comment on the probe a “one horse pony.” As he walked off stage after a press conference in Wilmington, Del., Biden was asked by Fox News if he still believed The Post’s exclusive reporting on the contents of his son Hunter Biden’s laptop was “Russian misinformation,” in the wake of reports that some of those damaging emails were part of the federal probe. “Yes, yes, yes. God love you, man. You are...
  • How California Plans to Tax Citizens Who Leave

    12/22/2020 2:12:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Rush ^ | December 22, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: California. They passed this massive tax increase on the rich. So the rich start moving away; California says, “Oh, no, you’re not! You do that, and we are still gonna find you, and we’re gonna get your money.” I’m gonna tell you how they’re gonna do it as a lesson, as a precursor. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: “A California plan…” The Wall Street Journal that has the story. This is from four days ago. I’ll bet not many of you have heard about this. “California’s legislature is considering a wealth tax on residents, part-year residents, and any person who spends...
  • The Latest: Czech Parliament OKs plan to cut income taxes

    12/22/2020 5:42:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 22, 2020
    <p>PRAGUE - The lower house of the Czech Parliament has approved a government plan to cut income taxes in an effort to help revive an economy hit by the coronavirus pandemic.</p><p>The lawmakers have reduced the main tax rate from 20.1% to 15% while the top earners will pay 23%.</p>
  • Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Funds Hundreds of Millions in Aid to Palestinians

    12/22/2020 5:31:10 AM PST · by xomething · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/21/2020 | Joel B. Pollak
    The coronavirus relief bill released Monday includes $250 million in investment aid for the Palestinians and for encouraging Israeli-Palestinian dialogue in a provision titled the “Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act of 2020.” The provision, named for retiring Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), is buried deep within the nearly 6,000-page legislative text. Citing economic stagnation in the Palestinian Territories, and the potential for economic development to encourage peace, the Lowey Act would spend $50 million per year for the next five years. A version of the act passed the House in July. The act would create the “People-to-People...