Dec
15
2015
0

#Trump2016: The @realDonaldTrump Is Starting To Annoy Me

Matt Walsh pretty much sums up my current annoyance with Donald Trump:

So to review: Trump is currently in favor of affirmative action, tax hikes, single payer health care, and the State seizing private land.

Let’s not forget ethanol subsidies. I am not going to defend these stances. I am not in the Cult Of Trump.

However, on the issues, I tend to agree with Donald Trump more than disagreed. I will continue to oppose Trump on the issues that I disagree with him on. I am not a single issue voter, I tend to look at the overall take on issues and a potential leader. I can find no other his equal.

As much as I have criticize Donald Trump over these past months, he has set the debate. Trump is quite literally the center of gravity right now. Everyone reacts to Trump, not the way around.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Oct
18
2015
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#Election2016: @BernieSanders Will Raise #Taxes On All Americans

Senator Bernie Sanders, “hero” of the middle class and “champion” of the workers, wants to raise taxes on everyone. I am not joking:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) told George Stephanopoulos on Sunday’s This Week that he would raise taxes on all Americans to pay for the social programs he hope to implement if elected president. …

Billionaires are not the only ones Sanders wants to increase the tax burden on, he also suggested that in order to pay for paid family and medical leave, all Americans would have to pay more to the government in the form of an increased payroll tax. …

Stephanopoulos got Sanders to admit that an increased payroll tax “would hit everybody.”

Wait, why would he have to raise taxes on everyone? I thought he would just Eat The Rich and be done with it? Ed Morrissey breaks down the problem facing Senator Bernie Sanders:

(Senator Bernie) Sanders used the (#DemDebate) to roll out an agenda that would demand mandates for a laundry list of progressive and far-Left goals, including free public university access, forcing employers to provide paid family leave, replace the US health care market with universal Medicare, and expand Social Security benefits rather than reform the failing entitlement programs. …

Last month, The Wall Street Journal priced out Sanders’ agenda and found that it would require “at least $18 trillion in new spending over a decade,” an amount that surpasses the current total national debt of the United States. Nationalizing the US health industry into Medicare will cost $15 trillion, according to Laura Meckler, and Sanders’ expansion of Social Security will cost another $1.2 trillion.

Yikes! What a mess! We had wonder how Senator Bernie “Democratic Socialist” Sanders would pay for $18 Trillion in new government spending, and now we know.

I, and many others, have talked before how the idea of “Eat The Rich” is a flawed populist message. Even The Rich don’t have enough money. It would seem even Senator Bernie Sanders has to bend to reality every once in a while.

Oh, he’ll try to spin it in some way or walk this back. But Senator Bernie Sanders really can’t. Now that he has said it on TV, anyone and everyone will use his words against him. Feel the burn and turn him over, for Senator Bernie Sanders is done.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Written by BigGator5 in: Politics | Tags: , , , ,
Sep
28
2015
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#Election2016: #EatTheRich And Defining #TrumpCare Before They Do

If there is ever a chance for conservatives to defeat ‘The Don’ and send him away forever, here it is. ‘The Don’ just outted himself as a “big government” progressive Republican. On his newest populist nonsense pitch, ‘The Don’ wants to eat the rich:

Scott Pelley: Who are you going to raise taxes on?

Donald Trump: If you look at actually raise, some very wealthy are going to be raised. Some people that are getting unfair deductions are going to be raised. But overall it’s going to be a tremendous incentive to grow the economy and we’re going to take in the same or more money. And I think we’re going to have something that’s going to be spectacular.

Scott Pelley: But Republicans don’t raise taxes.

Donald Trump: Well, we’re not raising taxes.

To paraphrase Megan McArdle: An AADHD day trader with a cocaine habit has considerably more consistency than ‘The Don’ here. The man likely doesn’t have “consistency” in his personal vocabulary.

This is nonsense on sticks. ‘The Don’ wants to lower taxes on the middle class and then instead of offering a spending cut to go along with that, he wants to raise taxes on the rich. Basically he wants to “Eat The Rich” to push a tax cut on the middle class. That is populism and you know how much I hate populism.

Bill Whittle made a video on how bad of it of an idea “Eat The Rich” was and still is:

Amity Shlaes wrote in Bloomberg in 2013 about effective rates:

Official rates matter, but so do effective rates, the percent of income that people actually pay in tax. The Internal Revenue Service reckoned that the effective rate of tax in 1954 for top earners was actually 70 percent.

Or lower. Marc Linder, a law professor at the University of Iowa, has shown that a more comprehensive interpretation of income that includes capital gains suggests the real effective tax rate for millionaires was 49 percent in 1953. The effective rate dropped throughout the decade, reaching 31 percent by 1960. That 31 percent is just slightly higher than the 29 percent level a Congressional Budget Office report figures the average effective tax for the top quintile will be in 2014. And that number for 2014 doesn’t include taxes in Obama’s health-care law.

A second fantasy about the 1950s is that government soaked the rich. Joseph Thorndike and Martin Sullivan in Tax Notes magazine took a look at the tax distribution of the decade. They found that those earning more than $100,000 paid less than 5 percent of the taxes collected in the U.S., a far smaller share than the wealthiest shoulder today.

We really don’t have to tax the rich more or less. What we need to do is get out of big and small business’s way to create jobs. Deregulation is the key, not higher or even lower government!

Oh yeah, almost forgot. Speaking of ObamaCare, ‘The Don’ wants to relabel ObamaCare and wants to start his own TrumpCare. I am not joking. Here is Gabriel Malor ripping TrumpCare apart:

According to Trump, uninsured people are going to get coverage because he’s going to “make a deal with existing hospitals” and “the government’s gonna pay for it.” There’s a word for this exact proposal: Medicaid. Trump probably doesn’t know this, but Medicaid expansion was a huge part of ObamaCare. The “deal with existing hospitals” is so unfavorable for doctors and hospitals that many of them do not accept Medicaid patients because it would put them out of business. Does Trump know this? Meh, he doesn’t care.

But that’s just the uninsured. Trump goes on to say that “for the most part,” his plan will be “a private plan and people are going to be able to go out and negotiate great plans with lots of different competition.” If this idea also sounds strangely familiar, it is because this too is already part of our healthcare framework. Trump described the ObamaCare exchanges just like Obama did, as increasing competition in the private insurance markets by providing lots of options.

So TrumpCare is just ObamaCare rebranded. We must now define TrumpCare before he or his batshit crazy supporters (ie: Ann Coulter and Breitbart.com) define it. It is everything we have been fighting against. It is big government and it is a further intrusion.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Sep
01
2015
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#EatTheRich Alert: @matthewwalther Has Lost His Damn Mind

He doesn’t want to defund Plan Parenthood. He doesn’t want to reform Social Security, Medicaid/Medicare, or any other entitlements. When asked about the debt, he started talking China trade (lolwut?) for reasons.

Now he wants to …Increase Taxes?

But this election cycle, the Republican presidential candidate who currently leads in most polls is taking a different approach, and it is jangling the nerves of some of the party’s most traditional supporters. …

In recent weeks, Mr. Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on American companies that put their factories in other countries. He has suggested he would increase taxes on the compensation of hedge fund managers. And he has vowed to change laws that allow American companies to benefit from cheaper tax rates by using mergers to base their operations outside the United States. …

“All of those are anti-growth policies,” said David McIntosh, the president of the Club for Growth, a group that Republican candidates routinely court. “Yes he’s a businessman, but if those are the policies he implements, they’ll drive the economy into the ground and we’ll see huge drops in G.D.P., and frankly I think it would lead to massive loss of jobs.” …

Mr. Trump’s ideas are not new. The Obama Treasury Department supports a detailed overhaul of the corporate tax code that involves taxing hedge fund and private equity compensation as ordinary income and sweeping changes to the way American corporations are taxed overseas.

Well, there you have it. The Troll wants to start Obama’s third term and he’s leading in the GOP polls. Fantastic.

Matthew Walther over at the Washington Free Beacon, doesn’t have a problem with The Troll’s liberal populism. He wrote an article “10 Things That Make Me Okay With Donald Trump’s Plan to Soak the Rich” that will leave you feeling dirty inside:

A lot of people are upset with Donald Trump because he doesn’t believe that lower taxes are the be-all end-all of human flourishing. What he seems to think instead is that upper middle-class white liberals can probably afford to pay just a wee bit more every April.

The Troll said no such thing. I want video proof that he said “upper middle-class white liberals” should pay more.

But okay. Maybe Matthew here is thinking of “10 Things” liberals should be paying for that government is doing-

I agree that they have too much extra cash on their hands. … Some appetites are intrinsically disordered, and it is the proper role of the state to rein them in.

…I …WHAT?!

That’s right. Matthew Walther wants to eat the rich, because he doesn’t like what they buy with their OWN MONEY!

Let that sink in. Matthew’s “10 Things” has nothing to do with government. It has nothing to do with monetary or economic policy. Matthew is, however, envious. He thinks the rich are spending their own money on dumb stuff (which they have every right to do so) and wants to take it from them using the power of the state. What Matthew wants here is tyranny, not sound monetary or economic policy.

Matthew Walther has lost his damn mind (if he ever was conservative/libertarian to begin with). The Free Beacon has lost their damn mind for publishing this nonsense. And the GOP has lost their damn mind if the choose The Troll as their nominee.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Written by BigGator5 in: Politics | Tags: , , , ,
Apr
27
2010
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Apr
15
2010
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No Taxes

Yay! Today is tax day and I don’t have any taxes to report. Sorry IRS man.

The job search still sucks. With no money, I can’t go out there to get a job. I am forced to look for a job online and that is a reactive, not proactive, game.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Written by BigGator5 in: Personal | Tags: ,
Jan
10
2009
0

Taxes

Ok, so I completed the class at Liberty Tax today in order to become a Tax Preparer. Since I live in Florida and we don’t have any state income tax, we focused on federal income tax. It’s very interesting stuff and you won’t believe the kinds of deductions and/or credits you can get. I have to admit, I at first thought this tax preparing was a racket. However after learning what I know, I now know the average tax payer does not know everything they should know about federal taxes. I highly suggest you check out Liberty Tax and see what they can do for you.

I also came home intending to just take a nap but slept until just a few minutes ago. My sleep cycle is so out of wack it’s not even funny. I guess that is what I get for letting my work control me. This won’t happen with this job, but they are only open normal business hours and I don’t have too much to worry about. This is also a way to tie me over until I can find something better. Wish me luck.

I also think I alienated DragonGate. I sent a series of really emotionally pathetic emails. I feel bad because I am not normally like that, I was in a bad place at the time and I have started to sober from my depression. I wish I can take them back.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Written by BigGator5 in: Personal | Tags: , ,
Mar
28
2008
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How To Annoy The IRS

Without Getting In Trouble!

Well, it’s tax time again, boys and girls. So cough it up if you haven’t already! But no one says you have to go gentle into that dark night. Here are some hints on how to annoy the IRS if you owe them money…

1. Always put staples in the right hand corner. Go ahead and put them down the whole right side. The extractors who remove the mail from the envelopes have to take out any staples on the right side.

2. Never arrange paperwork in the right order, or even facing the right way. Put a few upside down and backwards. That way they have to remove all your staples, rearrange your paperwork and re-staple it (on the left side).

3. Line the bottom of your envelope with Elmer’s glue and let it dry before you put in you forms, so that the automated opener doesn’t open it and the extractor has to open it by hand.

4. If you’re very unfortunate and have to pay taxes, use a two or three party check. On top of paying with a third party check, pay one of the dollars you owe in cash. When an extractor receives cash, no matter how small an amount, s/he has to take it to a special desk and fill out of few nasty forms.

5. Write a little letter of appreciation. Any letter received has to be read and stamped regardless of what it is or what it’s on.

6. Write your letter on something misshapen and unconventional. Like on the back of a Kroger sack.

7. When you mail it, mail it in a big envelope (even if its just a single EZ form). Big envelopes have to be torn and sorted differently than regular business size ones. An added bonus to the big envelope is that they take priority over other mail, so the workers can hurry up and deal with your mess.

8. If you send two checks, they’ll have to staple your unsightly envelope to your half destroyed form.

9. Always put extra paper clips on your forms. Any foreign fasteners or the like have to be removed and put away.

10. Sign your name in ink on every page. Any signature has to be verified and then date stamped.

These are just a few of the fun and exciting things you can do with the IRS. These methods are *only* recommended when you owe money.

I fucked up on my taxes. Without realizing it, I must have filled out line 7 on my W4 last year. So the employer I was working with never took out fedal taxes. I was at first mortify that I might have to pay taxes this year. Luckly I came under the $8,750 line in the sand and I was able to get back $5.09 (from a brief job I had). My blunder luckly didn’t cost me anything, but I could have used that money if I had gotten anything back.

Well, see ya’ later!
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