Posts Tagged ‘taxes’

Wyoming House advances doomsday bill

Wyoming House advances doomsday bill

CHEYENNE — State representatives on Friday advanced legislation to launch a study into what Wyoming should do in the event of a complete economic or political collapse in the United States.

House Bill 85 passed on first reading by a voice vote. It would create a state-run government continuity task force, which would study and prepare Wyoming for potential catastrophes, from disruptions in food and energy supplies to a complete meltdown of the federal government.

The task force would look at the feasibility of

Wyoming issuing its own alternative currency, if needed. And House members approved an amendment Friday by state Rep. Kermit Brown, R-Laramie, to have the task force also examine conditions under which Wyoming would need to implement its own military draft, raise a standing army, and acquire strike aircraft and an aircraft carrier.

Read more at the link here: http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/wyoming-house-advances-doomsday-bill/article_af6e1b2b-0ca4-553f-85e9-92c0f58c00bd.html#ixzz1nfMny5WY

If you’ve read the first part of the above article, than like myself, you came to that last line about an aircraft carrier.  What?!!  An aircraft carrier in Wyoming?  Try telling Joe Public living there that they will have to increase his taxes to pay for it.  Think that is simple?

Then tell him about the other little charge.  The one charge required from him to also pay for . . .  you guessed it, a new inlet extending from Wyoming to the Pacific Ocean and the pier for it too!!!  God Almighty, please grant us some intelligence to pass on to our politicians, they need it so desperately!!

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Obama, take the blame already!

As top dog for this country, as was before stated by a man holding your same office, he said: “The Buck Stops Here!”  Quit trying to pass the blame for anything and everything onto: Republicans, Tea Party, Libertarians, John Q. Public and anyone else that comes to your mind in hopes people will believe some of your B.S. hyperbole propaganda P.R. desperate cries for trusting in you once more!

You blew it!  You stated that “we” (the American voter/citizen) wanted the healthcare plan dubbed “Obamacare” by the citizenry of this great nation.  We said emphatically, “No we don’t!”  So you ram it down our throats anyway.  Now you say the “Public is ‘sold’ on tax increases. . .” and cuts in entitlements.   Again we say, “No we aren’t!!”   You said these are already a fact no matter what happens with the budget.

In the latest speeches about dealing with Boehner/Republicans, Obama said his only need for an agreement was legislation that provides the Treasury enough borrowing authority to tide the government over through the 2012 election.  Authority?  You mean Carte Blanche’.  And borrow how much?  One trillion dollars?  Ten?  Twenty?  That’s a piddling amount, right?  Why not make it fifty or even one-hundred trillion dollars!  That way there won’t be a man or woman in this country who could rub two coins together – or – stop the socialistic future you’re ramming down our throats once and for all!

Why?  Why isn’t it a “permanent” fix for balancing the budget once and for all?  Why just band-aid it till next year?  It’s time to fix our budget once and for all and then to keep it in balance.   Doesn’t matter if it takes five, ten or fifteen years, just do it already!  And will someone please take away Obama’s USA Credit Card!  We just can’t afford his (and his family’s) spending habits anymore.

Why does he only want it to tide over the government for one more year?  Because then he can start his new 2012 campaign with promises to balance our budget!!!  Either that or, he plans to become “dictator” by then and then can do pretty much as he wants with our economy!  Does the word “Socialism” come to mind?

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Public Assistance?

I’ve recently found a thoroughly entertaining new blog called, “View From My Squad Car“. It is written by a “. . a police officer assigned to patrol in a mid-sized US city” and signs the blog with the name Officer Cynical. He has had me at times laughing and at others, concerned due to the oft-times dangerous work typically performed by our law officers in the performance of their duty.

He describes some of the daily events he faces including violent, non-violent, tedious and sometimes even hilarious situations he’s come across in performing his job. In this recent article he mentions something I’ve personally noticed many times myself of some select people on the public assistance wagon and good or bad, it does happen. He expands on this observation and gives us thought at the same time. Find “Officer Cynical’s View From My Squad Car“. Enjoy!

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Congressional Reform Act of 2011

I received the following article in an email from one of my brothers, now while I normally ignore emails that asked to be passed on or spread around to your friends and others, etc., I found this one to be a little different.  Not to be mention, an interesting idea.  It follows here:   

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified!  Why?  Simple!  The people demanded it.  That was in 1971 . . . .before computers, before

e-mail, before cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land . . . . all because of public pressure.

I’m asking each addressee to send this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1.  Term Limits.

    12 years only, and one of the possible options below..

         A. Two Six-year Senate terms
        B. Six Two-year House terms
        C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2.  No Tenure / No Pension.

     A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

    All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately.  All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can buy their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves!

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!  If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, then just drop it.

See what I mean?  An interesting idea right?  Making our representatives live on their own salaries, like us, without having the “cash cow” that is the American Taxpayer to draw from when they feel the need (which is usually the rest of their lives)!  Nice idea!  Feel free to copy and pass this on if you want!

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SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN!

I received this from a family member. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is someone who should be applauded for his work in prisoner reform saving our tax dollars! Meanwhile, enjoy this note and feel free to copy and pass it on!

SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN! 
You all remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona  , who painted the jail cells pink and made the inmates wear pink prison garb. Well……… 
SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN! 
 
Oh, there’s MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe! 

Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said okay. The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who’d like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows. 

The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million. Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter two years ago. He was neutered, and current on all shots, in great health, and even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us $78. The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for working, but most would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted animals. 

I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at the way he runs the jail system, and copy some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work and harvesting by hand. 

He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a living Christmas tree for $6 – $8 for the Holidays, and plant it later. We have six trees in our yard from the Prison. 

Yup, he was re-elected last year with 83% of the vote. 
Now he’s in trouble with the ACLU again. He painted all his buses and vehicles with a mural, that has a special hotline phone number painted on it, where you can call and report suspected illegal aliens. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wasn’t doing enough in his eyes, so he had 40 deputies trained specifically for enforcing immigration laws, started up his hotline, and bought 4 new buses just for hauling folks back to the border. He’s kind of a ‘Git-R Dun’ kind of Sheriff. 

TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO 

HE IS THE MARICOPA ARIZONA COUNTY SHERIFF 
AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED OVER AND OVER 
THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY: 

Sheriff Joe Arpaio (In Arizona ), who created the “Tent City Jail”: 
He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them. 

He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights. Cut off all but ‘G’ rated movies. 

He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects. Then he started chain gangs for women so he wouldn’t get sued for discrimination. 

He took away cable TV until he found out there was a Federal Court Order that required cable TV for jails so he hooked up the cable TV again; only let in the Disney Channel and the Weather Channel. When asked why the Weather Channel he replied, “So they will know how hot it’s gonna be while they are working on my Chain Gangs.” 

He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional value. When the inmates complained, he told them “This isn’t the Ritz/Carlton……if you don’t like it, don’t come back!” 


More On The Arizona Sheriff:
 
With temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116 degrees just set a new record), the Associated Press reports: 
About 2,000 inmates living in a barbed-wire-surrounded tent encampment at the Maricopa County Jail have been given permission to strip down to their government-issued pink boxer shorts. 

On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 degrees inside the week before. Many were also swathed in wet, pink towels as sweat collected on their chests and dripped down to their PINK SOCKS. 
“It feels like we are in a furnace”, said James Zanzot, an inmate who has lived in the TENTS for 1 year. “It’s Inhumane.” 

Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic. He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: “It’s 120 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in tents too, and they have to wear full battle gear, but they didn’t commit any crimes, so shut your mouths!” 

Way to go, Sheriff! 

Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders. Criminals should be punished for their crimes – not live in luxury until it’s time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can’t afford to have for themselves. 

If you agree, pass this on. If not, just delete it.  

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