Archive for November, 2009

Obama picks another with Tax problems

November 19, 2009

And here is Lael Brainard, Obama’s nominee for undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs, with past tax problems.  If the people (check another-obama-nominee-with-you-guessed-it-tax-problems and the-tax-code-is-broken and how-much-do-you-pay-in-taxes for other entries) running the Treasury (that is the department that is in charge of the Internal Revenue Service, IRS) can not do their own taxes competently, there can only be one of three conclusions.

  1. The tax code is too complex for anyone to comply with and the tax code needs to be abolished and something less complex enacted, or
  2. They are idiots and incompetent for the jobs that they have and should not be in those positions, or
  3. They are liars, cheats, and immoral and should not be in those positions.

I will let you choose your own conclusion, but I would like to hear what you think in the comments.

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Call me Skeptical

November 18, 2009

Let’s say that the House Health Bill that has passed is GREAT for America.  And let’s say that the estimate that has been made is perfect and that is what the Bill WILL cost.  Hoorah!!!!!  End of story!!  Congratulations are due to the Democrats and LONE Republican that voted FOR the Bill.

What if…??????

What if they are WRONG?  I know, I know, congress has NEVER been wrong in the past, but…..What if???

Here is another solution, as opposed to the one I wrote here.  Put an Amendment in the Bill that states:

IF the cost is greater than the accepted estimate, then the money to pay the excess cost first comes from the Representatives and Senators that voted FOR the Bill.  This can come from their salary, savings, investments, or estates, whether or not they are still in those positions.  NO money, above the accepted estimate, will come from any place other than the ones who voted FOR the Bill until they, or their estates, have $0 in assets.  Any money that they have donated or given away is also subject to seizure, this includes spouses money, heirs money, charity, loan payments, or political activities.

Let me know what you think.

P.S. Send a pink slip to your representatives here.

Obama gives Karzai Corruption Ultimatum

November 4, 2009

This article has me thinking about irony and a lack of character at the highest levels of government.

How can Obama, with a straight face, tell another leader to take care of the corruption in their government, when HE, “the anointed ONE”, cannot take care of the corruption in his own, including himself??

If you have not been paying attention, search ACORN, SEIU, Rangel, Dodd, Frank, Geithner, ethics investigation.  There are many more, but this should be a good start.

Health Care Reform Bill/Obamacare

November 3, 2009

If you have read any of the entries that I have done concerning the Health Care Reform Bills that have been passed around our government, like love notes in first grade (don’t let the teacher voters see), then you know how I feel about them.  This entry is a call to OUR representatives and senators who will vote on them.

Lets add an amendment to whatever bill (Pelosi, or Reid, or Baucus, or Obama favorite) gets voted on to set a time limit/cost limit.  If the bill is “scored”, by the CBO, to ONLY cost $800 BILLION (or $1 TRILLION, or $1.2 TRILLION, or whatever the number) then if the cost reaches that number BEFORE the time, say ten years, THEN the bill/law will EXPIRE.  If the “score” turns out to be high (I am extremely SKEPTICAL) then the bill/law will continue.

“They can’t do that”, you say!!!  I say that they CAN do this.

Think about the latest Bush TAX CUTS!!!!  They will expire at the end of this year, without OUR represenatives or senators doing anything.  Hey wait, that is what they are doing now!!!   NOTHING!!!!

Lets put a “phase out” on this legislation of five years.  If it works the American people/voters will have no problem reinstating it.