Income Tax Proposal

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2012 by patriot70

There is nothing more burdensome to the American people then the tax system. WE THE PEOPLE are taxed more than we should to facilitate the mismanagement of the government offices on all levels; Federal, State, Local, sales, etc. The big issue facing today’s Congress are the Bush Tax cuts. The Republicans want to maintain the tax cuts while the Democrats want to raise taxes to increase revenue. There is a simple solution to this problem that would satisfy both parties by lowering taxes and increasing revenue, with all earning income paying their FAIR SHARE.

The first measure that needs to take place is eliminating the current tax code. The IRS’s 8,000 page conundrum is confusing and unnecessary. It also cost the tax payers millions per year to hire someone to do their taxes for them, attempting to find all tax breaks and deductions authorized under the current code. Second, a more simplified tax system would be put in place allowing the tax payer to submit their taxes on one form. There would be no deductions, breaks, or credits. The tax payer would just simply pay. Under this system, the tax payer would not have to worry about being audited and the Government would not have to spend money conducting them. The current progressive tax brackets would be maintained, though unfair, but the tax percentage would be lowered and the 50% that do not pay taxes would pay a low rate, as low as 5%.

Below is an example of the suggested tax rates. The statistics are formulated from the IRS website. Because of their failure to update tax statistics, the information was taken from the 2009 tax year.

>5 million-25%                                   50-75,000-15%

1-5 million-23%                                  40-50,000-14%

500,000-1 milllion-21%                      30-40,000-12%

200-500,000-19%                               25-30,000-10%

100-200,000-17%                               20-25,000-8%

75-100,000-16%                                 <20,000-5%

According to the revenue from Individual Income Taxes for the Federal Government in 2009, 1.1 trillion was reported. Under the system above, 1.2 trillion was generated with lower taxes.

Declaration of Independence

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 24, 2012 by patriot70

Here is a little video on the Declaration of Independence. It speaks for itself.

Pelosi Said What!?! Really?

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2012 by patriot70

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in reference to Obama Care, had the audacity to quote the Declaration of Independence to validate its approval. I am assuming she completely stopped after happiness and did not read the rest of it. “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” This means, Mrs. Pelosi, YOU are supposed to listen to the people. The majority of Americans, the governed, did not want the bill passed. BUT, since you had multiple investments in health care companies, you, and the other inside traders, had a lot to lose and passed it without reading it.
A few other words were also mentioned further into reading; despotism and tyranny. If the government mandates the people to purchase a service, is that state control? Besides, you quoted the wrong document, the Constitution is what authorizes laws, and the Declaration is exactly what it says it is. Our Republic is slowly turning into the type of government from which we, THE PEOPLE, declared our independence. One last question, have you finished reading the 960 pages yet?

Racism and America

Posted in Politics, Racism with tags , , , , , , on March 14, 2012 by patriot70

Racism continues to be a society issue in the United States. It not only occurs in our daily life, it is continually reported on in the news headlines. American history is not perfect, nor is the current society in which we live today. Slavery was abolished during the Civil War. Laws were passed allowing women to vote. The Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s supposedly ended segregation. Why is racial discrimination still a problem today?

When someone holds on to the faults of the past and keeps it in the present, it does not end the problem; it contributes to it and passes that attitude on to future generations. We should be taking measures to end it, not feed it and let it grow. I will agree that racism occurs today and is still the attitude of many, but I also think it’s unacceptable and damaging to society. Segregation is also wrong and is occurring today.

America is considered the Melting Pot of the world. You can find anyone from any country, heritage or otherwise, throughout the world. America is a place where anything is possible, which is why so many are trying to come here. Why is being just an American not enough? Why do some Americans feel the need to separate themselves into smaller groups of Americans, the dash-Americans? Doesn’t this contribute to racism and segregation? I think it does. I do embrace my heritage, but which do I choose my heritage or my nationality? In my family, we have over ten different heritages and ethnic backgrounds (I have five), but we can all agree on one thing, we are all just Americans. I think if we are proud of our country and need to see an end to racism, we all need to embrace what our country stands for and be just Americans.

The U.S. and Religion

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2012 by patriot70

Over the past 50 years, we have seen a significant decline in the morality of American society. We can consistently see the Judeo-Christian morals and values, which this country was founded, fall to the wayside and attacked by the minority, the Godless.

Over the last year, there have been multiple headlines about religious words in graduation speeches, prayers posted in schools, Nativity scenes, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the list continues. The common phrase for the defense of these actions is, “It’s against my Constitutional Rights.” As Americans, we have the right to free speech, free religion, and free press. In any of these examples, which one prevents you from speaking, worshiping, or writing? The answer is none. If you don’t like what is being said, ignore it. If you don’t like something on the wall or a display, walk past it without giving a second thought. And, if you don’t want to say God during the Pledge of Allegiance, then don’t, besides, it is for our country. Additional reasoning for the questioning of religion is, “It violates the separation of Church and State.” First of all, obviously they have not read the correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and the Danbury Baptists. Secondly, our laws and Constitution mention nothing of the separation of Church and State. It seems to me, these disgruntled citizens need to educate themselves in American History instead of assuming they know about it.

It will be very hard to keep a nation with strong morals and values when the core of our country is being contradicted by our leadership. President Obama said in a speech a few years ago, “We do not consider ourselves as a Christian nation.” I beg to differ. Approximately 75-80 percent of Americans are Christian, while approximately 13 percent is Atheist or Agnostic. It is obvious we are still a Christian nation. I only ask to heed warning from the greatest president of American history, George Washington.

“And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion…Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”-George Washington.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Valedictorian-joins-fight-to-allow-prayer-at-high-1407086.php – Graduation and Religion

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105×4405311  -Nativity

http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/cranston-parents-angered-by-prayer-mural-ruling -Prayer Mural

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/06/obama-us-not-a-christian_n_183772.html -President Obama’s Speech

http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=65 –The Danbury Letters

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