Gunny G: WHAT “THE FOLKS” ARE SAYING: They Are Going To Make It Nearly Impossible To Pass On A Farm Or A Business To Your Children
They Are Going To Make It Nearly Impossible To Pass On A Farm Or A Business To Your Children
Economic Collapse ^ | 20 November 2012 | Michael
Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 9:59:49 AM by Lorianne
They Are Going To Make It Nearly Impossible To Pass On A Farm Or A Business To Your Children……
This post first appeared at Activist PostWhy is it when the rich super class speaks about class warfare, the downtrodden applaud?
When billionaire Warren Buffett said, “There’s class warfare all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning,” the struggling middle class treated him like one of them, as if he’s on their side.More recently, billionaire investor George Soros warned of a coming class war in the U.S. as reported by the Daily Beast, where he proudly points out that his prediction of riots in the streets has already begun.
With the Occupy movement’s beginnings having ties to funding by Soros, many believe him to be stoking this so-called class warfare. Although Soros denies directly funding the movement’s beginnings, his vast philanthropic contributions have far-reaching tentacles into many revolutions around the globe.Even if we are to naively take Soros’ word that he was not involved in spurring these global revolutions, despite the evidence to the contrary, he clearly promotes the idea of class warfare with the political left cheering him as a crusader for good.
Congress (Approval 13%) – America’s Legalized Criminal Institution
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2011 6:32:22 PM by TLittlefella
the job our Congress was doing.
No Opinion 5%
There is little doubt, given the opportunity, those 82% of Americans that disapprove of
the job Congress is doing would replace them all in a heartbeat.
There have been a lot of books detailing the corruption, arrogance, and incompetence of
our Congress. All those books suggest the 82% disapproval rate is well deserved. Read
any of the following books and if you are in the 13% or 5% percent category you will
quickly join the 82% disapproval category.
In 1952 Taft made his third and final try for the GOP nomination; it also proved to be his strongest effort. He had the solid backing of the party’s conservative wing. Former Nebraska Congressman Howard Buffett (father of billionaire Warren Buffett) served as his campaign manager. With Dewey no longer an active candidate many political pundits regarded him as the frontrunner. However, the race changed when Dewey and other GOP moderates were able to convince Dwight D. Eisenhower, the most popular general of World War II, to run for the nomination. According to biographer Stephen Ambrose, Eisenhower agreed to run in part because of his fear that Taft’s non-interventionist views in foreign policy might unintentionally benefit the Soviet Union in the Cold War.
The fight between Taft and Eisenhower for the GOP nomination was one of the closest and most bitter in American political history. When the Republican Convention opened in Chicago in July 1952, Taft and Eisenhower were neck-and-neck in delegate votes, and the nomination was still up for grabs as neither had a majority. On the convention’s first day, Eisenhower’s managers complained that Taft’s forces had unfairly denied Eisenhower supporters delegate slots in several Southern states, including Texas, where the state chairman, Orville Bullington, was committed to Taft, and also in Georgia. The Eisenhower partisans proposed to remove pro-Taft delegates in these states and replace them with pro-Eisenhower delegates; they called their proposal “Fair Play”. Although Taft angrily denied having stolen any delegate votes, the convention voted to support Fair Play 658 to 548, and the Texans voted 33-5 for Eisenhower as a result. In addition, several uncommitted state delegations, such as Michigan and Pennsylvania, agreed to support Eisenhower. There were rumors after the convention that the chairmen of these uncommitted states, such as Arthur Summerfield of Michigan, were secretly pressured by Dewey and the GOP’s Eastern Establishment to support Eisenhower; however, these rumors were never proved. (Summerfield did become Ike’s Postmaster General following the election.)
El Rushbo ^ | September 26th | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 8:53:51 PM by Halfmanhalfamazing
RUSH: Speaking of the Republican primaries, Larry Flynt I see is offering up to $1 million for details of sex with Rick Perry. Have you heard that? (interruption) What, if you had details — you wouldn’t pass them on? No. No, no, no. If you’re a woman, if you’ve had sex with Perry he’s willing to pay you, but if you’ve got details of somebody else having sex with Perry you could follow up. I want to make a counteroffer, ladies and gentlemen. I today would like to offer up to $1 million for any details of sex with Warren Buffett‘s secretary. “But, Rush! But, Rush! She’s not a public figure like Rick Perry.”
The hell she’s not. She’s now the most influential woman in America, Warren Buffett’s secretary and her tax rate.
Many people have rightly pointed out that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are a diverse bunch with different beliefs, and as such have no single set list of demands. However, the one message that has been embraced by the majority of demonstrators is to “make the rich pay their fair share,” which has also been a consistently repeated talking point out of the Obama White House.
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The problem with the so-called “Buffett tax rule,” or making the rich “pay their fair share,” which both the Obama administration and OWS protesters have jointly advocated, is that it will do nothing to “make the rich pay their fair share,” and everything to bankrupt middle class businesses, the lifeblood of the American economy.
As the Wall Street Journal reported, the Buffett tax rule, which White House Spokesman Jim Carney made it clear the Obama administration was behind, would mostly impact the middle class, not Warren Buffett or Wall Street corporations.
“Roughly 90% of the tax filers who would pay more under Mr. Obama’s plan aren’t millionaires, and 99.99% aren’t billionaires,” pointed out the WSJ analysis.
An excellent article by Chuck Norris highlights numerous different examples of where “pay their fair share” has become a White House talking point.
From a Sept. 19, 2011, press statement from the White House’s Office of the Secretary concerning the “Fact Sheet: Living Within Our Means and Investing in the Future – The President’s Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction”: “… asking the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations to pay their fair share. …”
From a Sept. 20, 2011, White House Rural Council blog post, titled, “Lessons from the Farm to Strengthen America,” written by Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture: “For agriculture, the plan focuses on what the President and I believe is one of the most pressing challenges facing producers right now … safety net and creating a better market for our agricultural goods. And it sets us on a path to compete by asking everyone to pay their fair share. …”
From an Aug. 4, 2011, post on the White House blog, titled, “All about the so-called ‘Super Committee’” and created by……………
Should the Republicans nominate one of the three current frontrunners – Mitt Romney, Rick Perry or Michelle Bachmann – Barack “Back-on-track” Obama wins (despite polls showing him with just a 41 percent approval rating) by playing the populist card he’s already begun to deal, forecasts Gerald Celente, Trends Journal publisher.
The President is already calling the bluff of his Republican foes, demanding a millionaire’s tax and daring a gridlocked Congress not to pass it.
“Warren Buffet’s secretary shouldn’t pay a higher tax rate than Warren Buffet,” Obama moralizes. “It is wrong that in the United States of America, a teacher, or a nurse, or a construction worker who earns $50,000 should pay higher tax rates than someone pulling in $50 million.”
Obama began rehearsing his self-described role as “warrior for the middle class” some months ago. In the Summer 2011 issue of the Trends Journal, we alerted subscribers to Obama’s populist campaign strategy:
Undaunted by his string of broken promises, in the Summer of 2011, the born-again populist positioned himself to retain his core Democratic base, while wooing swelling legions of the hard-pressed, desperate for a government handout … the out of work and down and out were left with a Hobson’s Choice: either take Obama or be left out in the cold by Republicans.
So, in a classic reversal of his recent stance as……………..
RUSH: Well, folks, did you hear President Obama’s… what was that? It was a teleprompter campaign speech in the Rose Garden. There was an audience there, but they didn’t applaud until it was all over. I don’t know what we’re dealing with here. In terms of stability, this was bold, bald-face lying to the American people, compounded on top of lies I don’t think I even saw during the Clinton years. This today was just very troublesome, worrisome. He raised more straw men in one stump speech — and that’s what this was, a campaign stump speech — he raised more straw men than all the farmers in history have straw. I mean I had trouble keeping up with this. At times I got bored, other times I got angry. And, yes, I’ve got details of it, but, you know, Geithner followed it up with a meeting in the pressroom with Jay Carney and said, (paraphrasing) “Yeah, we’re trying to make the tax code more fair. People that have benefited from this country need to pay more, and their fair share for having benefited, having done well here.”
They’re calling it the Buffett Tax. You know, Warren, would you pay your secretary a little bit more instead of us sitting here having to hear how she pays a higher tax rate than you do? Why don’t you just give her a raise, Mr. Buffett? For crying out loud, what are we talking about here? Here’s a guy, a trillionaire, who is running around talking about how his secretary pays a higher tax rate than he does, which isn’t actually true. Give her a raise, for crying out loud. This poor woman is being paid to sound like she can barely get
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GOP tax pledge causes media meltdown … If moves forward with specific cuts on entitlement programs and Pentagon expenses, Republicans must work aggressively to close loopholes that favor billionaires and multinational corporations. I am quite confident that even tea party members would be fine with Warren Buffett paying more than a 14 percent income tax rate and would be happy to see the world’s largest corporation, GE, pay more in taxes than their own household. There is room for compromise. There is still hope for a grand bargain. But launching hyperbolic attacks at for staying true to their campaign promises only keeps us further away from that final deal. – Politico/Joe Scarborough
Dominant Social Theme: Democrats simply don’t understand the anger that American conservatives feel.