Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10-24-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 1:48:07 PM by sheikdetailfeather
October 24, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT
RUSH: For those of us who take as long as we can to pay our taxes, October 15th was the extension filing date for 2012, and I dutifully was in there. My accountant, who is almost afraid to be my accountant because he thinks he\’s gonna get targeted, too, just \’cause his name\’s on my return, he said, \”Look, you may not know this, but you keep talking about these Obamacare fines if you don\’t buy a policy. Do you know that under the law –\” and I had to go look it up. Not that I didn\’t believe him, but he just never gets political with me. He stays over there. (interruption) No, no. He\’s not lib. It\’s a professional relationship.
Report: Half of All Homes Are Being Purchased With Cash
Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013 8:30:20 PM by Red in Blue PA
More than half of all homes sold last year and so far in 2013 have been financed without a mortgage, according to an analysis by economists at Goldman Sachs Group.
The analysis estimates that around 20% of all homes sold before the housing crash were “all-cash” sales (or around 30% of sales by dollar volume). But over the past seven years, the all-cash share of sales has more than doubled, increasing by more than 30 percentage points, according to economists Hui Shan, Marty Young and Charlie Himmelberg.
That is about as concise and accurate as a definition can be; it leaves no room for argument as to what taxation is. In that statement of fact the word “compulsory” looms large, simply because of its ethical content.
The quick reaction is to question the “right” of the State to this use of power. What sanction, in morals, does the State adduce for the taking of property?
Is its exercise of sovereignty sufficient unto itself?
Obamacare: Taxpayers Must Report Personal Health ID Info to IRS
Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Friday, May 10, 2013 | John Kartch
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013 1:36:36 AM by garjog
A basic immorality becomes the center of a vortex of immoralities. When the State invades the right of the individual to the products of his labors it appropriates an authority which is contrary to the nature of things and therefore establishes an unethical pattern of behavior, for itself and those upon whom its authority is exerted.
Thus, the income tax has made the State a partner in the proceeds of crime; the law cannot distinguish between incomes derived from production and incomes derived from robbery; it has no concern with the source. Likewise, this denial of ownership arouses a resentment which breaks out into perjury and dishonesty.
Men who in their personal affairs would hardly think of such methods, or who would be socially ostracized for practicing them, are proud of, and are complimented for, evasion of the income tax laws; it is considered proper to engage the shrewdest minds for that purpose.
More degrading even is the encouragement by bribes of mutual spying. No other single measure in the history of our country has caused a comparable disregard of principle in public affairs, or has had such a deteriorating effect on morals.
As we approach the end of 2012, you’ve likely heard lots of talk among politicians and the media about the impending “fiscal cliff.” This term refers to a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that are slated to take effect in January 2013 if Congress fails to take action. But how will this affect you?
Payroll Tax – 2013 will bring the expiration of the payroll tax cut enacted by Congress in 2011. Starting next year, the current employee payroll tax rate of 4.2 percent will go back to 6.2 percent.