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The End of Ideology?

John1477 Wrote: Apr 15, 2014 9:37 AM
We're being taken apart from the inside, and our distraction is global conflict. The American public is not buying it. Let's focus on bringing down the Federal Reserve, enact Term Limits for the self serving political class and resurrecting our shredded constitution. Last, let's convict the law makers who broke laws and re-institute public hangings to show the political class, just who is in charge again.
What's the motivation to do what you suggest Dan, they're all Progressives ! ! ! !. We have ONE party, with two wings, the DEM wing, and the GOP wing, and the elections are all about who is best at misleading the public to determine who get the next 4 years at the public trough. If you don't get that Dan, I would have to label you a 'closet' Progressive, waiting for your turn at the trough.
100% correct Matt. What politician will move in this direction ? Dump the Federal Reserve, which is a private corporation ripping of the citizens of the USA since 1913, financing wars to line their own pockets, funding both sides. Set up a new State Banking System (North Dakota), eliminate the income tax and move to a consumption tax. Cut the Federal Gov't in half and let the States do what they were intended to do. Close our borders and staff them with guards in security towers with orders to shoot to kill, any person trying to get in or out illegally. Oppose any move to the New World Order, which will reduce us to a third world nation. You can continue now and complete the next 50 pages, and then let's look for someone with the intestinal fortitude to run with it.
Payroll taxes are but one component that led to 'offshoring'. In California and New York, 60 cents of every dollar earned goes to some sort of tax at the local, state & federal level. Add to that the cost of labor including workman's comp, and onerous regulations and you'll get the picture. During the years 2000 through 2008, there were more crippling regulations enacted than all previous presidents combined, and between 2008 and 2012, regulations enacted, were doubled again (George Mason University study). The result of taxes and regulations were (for the first time in our history), were more business failures than startups (back to back to back to back), and you can source this info through the gov't BLS database. The Hudson Institute conducted a study to show that actual 'start-ups' are declining, so what does this mean ? Looks to me like a systematic effort by the BIG GOV'T / BIG BUSINESS believers, to kill the middle class in favor of those that are willing to pay bribes (oops, I mean campaign contributions). Moving your manufacturing offshore, unfortunately, may be the only means to survival.
Google and read the Ambassador Leo Wanta biography (FREE e-book) and you'll have all the documentation you need to NEVER elect a Bush or Clinton again. The Ambassador at 73, is still alive and fighting for the trillions that we earmarked to pay off the US debt, before the politicians we all voted for, stole it.
Mike, the desert was turned into farmland with an intricate system of canals, which has worked for a hundred years. The problem is, the EPA keeps flushing the water out into the ocean so some species of 'bait' can survive, while farmers starve with 40% unemployment. Flush the EPA and we'll be just fine.
You hit the nail on the head Austin with regards to a solution to the jobs problem, in that government needs to get out of the way and let Free Enterprise Entrepreneurs start new businesses, which the Hudson Institute says are on the decline, but you don't go far enough, and tell us how. If you don't know, then why not solicit ideas from your readers ? I'll start the ball rolling. 1) Start a new class of business for all new start ups (Enterprise Corp) that is 100% exempt from local, State & Federal taxes for 5 years PROVIDING that new corp can verify at least one (FTE) person on the payroll for that and each subsequent year and that employee would pay all the necessary taxes. 2) Designate 'Enterprise Zones' in multiple inner cities and provide space at no charge to those businesses for 5 years, and ask the Corporate World for help in providing that space. Once an Enterprise Corp 'graduated' after 5 years, it would convert to an S Corp, LLC, LP or Parnership of some sort (paying taxes) and would move to new facilities, pay rent and open up space for a replacement in the free space. 3) Reduce the permitting process to ONE DAY, just like it is in Hong Kong, and make it available online and inexpensive. 4) In the Enterprise Zones, make office space available for the SBA, Community College Mentor, High School Mentor, Faith Based Mentor, and a Sports or Entertainment Celeb Mentor (let's show support and that we're serious). 4) Start teaching students from the 5th grade the benefits of Free Enterprise Capitalism, and knock off the "Julia is Good, Business is Bad" mantra. 5) Eliminate 100% of any capital gains tax on those that invested in these start ups, with no time limit on equity redemption. THIS WOULD COST THE GOVERNMENT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, BUT IT WOULD EXPOSE THE FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION, AND AGENCY OVERREACH (EPA, ADA, MLRB,IRS, ETC), SO THE CHANCE OF HAVING IT ADOPTED IS PRETTY LOW, SO LET'S EXPOSE THAT. Make yourself useful Austin and get behind this and become part of the solution, since you have a 'Mini-Pulpit' TO BLOVIATE from.
Dan, Of course you are right, but you need to emphasize for your readers that what we consider 'Capitalism' in America, only applies to Main Street, not Wall Street, which is doing it's best to tax and regulate main Street out of existance by bribing politicians through lobbying for 'carve outs' for themselves. Hong Kong operates more like Main Street America than Wall Street.
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Dead Souls of a Cultural Revolution

John1477 Wrote: Aug 23, 2013 10:00 AM
Time for a new book Mr. Buchanan. The Liberal Progressives need a permanent underclass to survive, and there isn't a better person on the planet to tell that story than you. Think about it, if all the money spent on the underclass worked, they would abandon the process and replace it with another, that didn't work. Because they throw money at the problem, they are perceived by the underclass as at least trying, so they keep voting for the DEMs. If the programs worked, there would be no underclass, and the votes would disappear. Perpetual poverty, misery & victimhood is the strategy, and it needs to be exposed, and you're the guy to do it, so get on it..
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Progressives and Blacks

John1477 Wrote: Aug 21, 2013 9:24 AM
Progressives need a 'Permanent Underclass' that they "APPEAR" to be helping, but in reality don't want to help. The huge amount of money spent by Progressives to solve social problems, gets them lots of attention, keep the 'victims' voting, because they at least are trying, in the eyes of the victims, but if the war against poverty ever started working, they would change it for another that didn't work, thereby mainitaining the permanent underclass.
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