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    Taxes and other tragedies...

    Tax his land,
    Tax his bed,
    Tax the table
    At which he's fed.

    Tax his work,
    Tax his pay,
    He works for peanuts

    Tax his cow,
    Tax his goat,
    Tax his pants,
    Tax his coat.

    Tax his tobacco,
    Tax his drink,
    Tax him if he
    Tries to think.

    Tax his car,
    Tax his gas,
    Find other ways
    To tax his ass.

    Tax all he has
    Then let him know
    That you won't be done
    Till he has no dough.

    When he screams and hollers;
    Then tax him some more,
    Tax him till
    He's good and sore.

    Then tax his coffin,
    Tax his grave,
    Tax the sod in
    Which he's laid.

    When he's gone,
    Do not relax,
    It's time to apply
    The inheritance tax.

    Accounts Receivable Tax
    Airline surcharge tax
    Airline Fuel Tax
    Airport Maintenance Tax
    Building Permit Tax
    Cigarette Tax
    Corporate Income Tax
    Death Tax
    Dog License Tax
    Driving Permit Tax
    Environmental Tax (Fee)
    Excise Taxes
    Federal Income Tax
    Federal Unemployment (UI)
    Fishing License Tax
    Food License Tax
    Gasoline Tax (too much per litre)
    Gross Receipts Tax
    Health Tax
    Hunting License Tax
    Inheritance Tax
    Interest Tax
    Liquor Tax
    Luxury Taxes
    Marriage License Tax
    Medicare Tax
    Mortgage Tax
    Personal Income Tax
    Property Tax
    Poverty Tax
    Prescription Drug Tax
    Provincial Income and Sales tax
    Real Estate Tax
    Recreational Vehicle Tax
    Retail Sales Tax
    Service Charge Tax
    School Tax
    Telephone Federal Tax
    Telephone Federal, Provincial and Local Surcharge Taxes
    Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
    Vehicle License Registration Tax
    Vehicle Sales Tax
    Water Tax
    Watercraft Registration Tax
    Well Permit Tax
    Workers Compensation Tax
    --- and in 2011 the HST and I am sure there are some more not on this list depending on the state you are from.... and do not forget the so-called "fees" which are basically taxes levied by local, state and other entities as "regulations" but in essence are taxes, the politicians just do not have to pass a bill to do these, as "taxes" require legislation, "fees" do not !!!


    Not one of these taxes existed 60 years ago, & our nation was one of the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had a large middle class, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
    What in "Hell" happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'


    Thanks to Z8Doc for sending that over, now I'd like to add some observations of my own.

    50% of our GDP is currently govenrment spending! (Business Insider)

    I just finished my year end tax round up with my CPA. Her company covers the gamut from entertainment to car sales to manufacturing to medical, a really good 'slice of life' for 21st Century America. I asked her where across the she sees the total state and federal taxes coming in this year for all her clients combined. The answer was shocking, around a 35% decline in taxes due from 2009. That is a massive short fall considering half of our GDP is the spending of taxed and or borrowed money on against future taxes!

    Anyhow, to help illustarte the mess this crimal cabal who are running the Fed have got us into I offer these charts from
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    Good points made but consider that ~60 years ago we were transforming from an Agricultural nation to a Urban/ suburban one.

    I have no doubt that we will get back on track- the question is just when. It could be a long time. Its gonna get ugly as States feel the pain and shortfalls etc.

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    Can you say entitlement programs and pork?

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    Hmmm, just 5 years prior to the earliest date on the graphs, the US Gov started the biggest entitlement program in the USA... Medicare, 1965. Also, in 1967, LBJ moved the once sacred Social Security Fund out from it's individual "out of GAO" status and moved it under the control of the GAO and began siphoning money to fund the Vietnam Conflict and the siphoning has continued ever since. Again -- the goal is to make EVERYONE indebted to the Government and indirectly, the FED and subsequently, the banks / bankers. "Control the debt, control the....."
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    Tax Calculator

    Here is a link to a tax calculator that is eye opening.

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    in the democracies today, politicians do exactly the contrary of what the majority of people wants( that in name of the"politically correctness") , and politics today means money money money for the politician and their families.
    I don't see a lot of pacifics solutions to fix this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    History supports this very well.
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    Oddly enough America is one of the few countries that had a 'good' revolution, but many of the more recent revolutions haven't really been so great, most very much following the blueprint of Orwell's Animal Farm. Check out just how many are listed in Wikipedia!
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    Politicians like power more than money and so keeping the pressure on till they fear for their re-election is the best way. Look at the last election cycle, voters can change the landscape quickly. But we can never think the game is over, it is never over but they want us to think it's over, because then they win and we lose. Always vigilant. Erik

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    A very good talk...

    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation shares another terrific must watch presentation, this time by one of our favorite socioeconomic historians, Niall Ferguson, who in this lecture talks in depth, and with an objective perspective that only few can share, about empires on the verge of decline, emphasizing the precarious position the US has found itself in, now that China?s ascendancy is undisputed, and only matched by the accelerating descent of the once great US nation. The fact that Ferguson is Paul Krugman?s natural nemesis in all things only makes his insights all that more relevant (not to mention correct). And while the various chapters discuss such key concepts as the limits and implications of complexity theory, the ever increasing portion of US federal revenues attributed to interest payments (surpassing defense spending), China?s military sustainability, the limits of Keynesian stimulus, investing in gold and hyperinflationary concerns, the primary highlight is Ferguson?s discussion on what may be the primary topic of 2011: whether ot not debt will trigger the collapse of the US. To wit: ?Sometime over the next decade the US will reach the crossover point at which it will be spending more on debt service, than it is able to spend on defense?The Chinese have noticed what the rest of the world?s investors pretend not to see: that the US is on a completely unsustainable fiscal course with no apparent political means of self-correcting. Ladies and gentlemen, military retreat from the mountains of the Hindu Kush, or the plains of Mesopotamia has long been the harbinger of imperial fall.

    Skip the first 10 minutes -

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