Framing the Dialogue

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Nine 9 Nuevo

As the Republican presidential race heats up (a little) it has become interesting to see how the candidates fates slide up and down.  There seems to be no doubt that Mitt Romney is the choice of RINOs, the left, and the main stream media.  I agree with them that Romney will be a great candidate…for Obama to beat.  We had the ascension of Bachman only to see her blow a tire with her position that the Gardasil somehow causes mental retardation (I know she thought she walked back the comment, but she kept repeating it.  The media is off the hook and no longer have to dedicate resources to destroy her.

View From The Couch

h1n1I know that the title gives the impression that the view is from a couch potato, but that is not the view.  I spent the last week confined to the house getting over the flu.  My doctor believed that it was H1N1, but did not bother to run any blood work since the results would not be available until after I was cured or dead.  That is not a quote, but the reality.  I’ll have to admit that it was the worst flu that I have experienced, but the deaths that I have read about all seemed to be caused by the secondary issues.  My condition settled into my chest and that is what my doctor treated.

Pittsburgh Tea Party

Happy Birthday America!

I attended my first TEA Party this morning.  I did not know quite what to expect and one of my daughters even told me to me to be careful.  I told her that it was not that kind of protest.  I would guess that around one thousand like-minded people got together to share their displeasure with what is going on in Washington.  I could not attend any tax day tea parties as I work and could not rearrange my schedule.

Logan’s Run Healthcare?

“The seeds of the Little War were planted in a restless summer during the mid-1960s, with sit-ins and student demonstrations as youth tested its strength. By the early 1970s over 75 percent of the people living on Earth were under 21 years of age.

The population continued to climb — and with it the youth percentage.

In the 1980s the figure was 79.7 percent.

In the 1990s, 82.4 percent. In the year 2000 — critical mass.”

                           William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson (Introduction to the novel Logan’s Run)

A Fair Tax

“Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets.”

                                                                       Ronald Reagan

Happy “Tax Day” which actually refers to the day our income tax returns are due to be postmarked to the IRS.  There is actually a “Tax Freedom Day” as estimated by The Tax Foundation.  This is the day through which all of your earnings are taken by government (if they took it all first).  The 2009 Tax Freedom day was actually two days ago (April 13) which is the earliest it has been in some time.  After April 13, you theoretically work for yourself.

An Open Letter to Senator Cornyn

Senator John Cornyn
National Republican Senatorial Committee
425 Second Street, NE
Washington, DC  20002

April 9, 2009

Dear Senator Cornyn,

I received your letter yesterday that contained the Republican Strategy Survey.  While I appreciate your request for my opinion, I fear that this was just a gimmick to get me to send a “generous contribution” to the National Republican Senatorial Committee.  My suspicions were heightened because I also received a similar request from Michael Steele and another Republican organization that same day, though they were not interested in my opinion like you.

Fair Tax: The Truth

As I listened to the news a few weeks ago, my anger rose.  The report suggested that the Obama Administration was looking at cutting or reducing the tax credit available for home mortgage interest credit.  THAT’S MY DEDUCTION!  I was furious.

That’s how the politicians get you!  They dangle some little portion of tax code in front of you that “benefits” you and in order to preserve that tidbit you will probably accept most any “reform” as long as your deduction is left alone.  That is how they maintain power.  That is what our current tax code is…Power for the Politicians.

The Law of Unintended Consequences

The events surrounding the AIG bailouts, fallouts and now hearings made me think of an episode of the animated series The Simpsons.  You will have to give me a little leeway to develop this concept.

The episode (Bart the Mother – 1998) featured a storyline where Bart accidentally killed a robin only to find the abandoned nest full of eggs.  He becomes obsessed with hatching and raising the birds.  When the eggs hatch, he is surprised that the young are not robins, but an invasive lizard species that replaces bird eggs with its own eggs.

Taxes We Can All Accept

There is a lot of talk about cutting taxes and taxing the rich and tax rebates and our new president’s statement that we all will all have to feel a little pain.  I am not a wimp, but I am against politicians causing me pain to help pull us out of tailspin they caused.  I started thinking about taxes that we all could live with.

  • I am proposing a 50% tax on Hollywood celebrities (actors, producers, directors, etc.) that make more than $500,000 for any one film or more than $10,000 per episode of a TV show.