Sunday, November 28, 2010

CUTTING COSTS OF GOVT. #5: Demogrants!

THIS IS A FOLLOW UP FROM MY LAST BLOG ON TAXES.

In his 1972 campaign for president, George McGovern called the citizens voting for an ever increasing hand out DEMOGRANTS! McGovern is a "scrooge" compared to Obama.

Nearly half our people have the attitude of "Lets have more benefits, spend more! If we aren't paying for it then ITS FREE!" Obama is well on the way to exceeding FDR with his "Take from the rich and give to the poor" attitude. He has yet to devalue the dollar, an outright grab of what half of the citizens have saved, skimming off a goodly portion for politics and spenting the balance on the "poor". BUT THATS COMING, BELIEVE ME!


Obama's biggest problem, while the "takers" are on the increase, the "givers" are quickly dwindling away OR MOVING AWAY. Can you say Bermuda?

Buy a hybrid car, get $7,000 in cash, buy a home get $6,000 in cash. I have a granddaughter who, along with her husband and prior to their marriage, bought a lovely, deeply discounted home, a real bargain. While they wisely took advantage of an economic opportunity, the government gave them $6,000. ABSURD!

Those young people are going to do great in life. I AM VERY PROUD OF BOTH OF THEM, They are each going to school full time working on Master's Degrees.

THEY DO NOT NEED ANY GOVERNMENT DOLE. I don't fault them for taking advantage of the offer. Why not? But, a portion of that $6,000 was money I worked for and want to spend myself. I bet you feel the same about the money you earned, huh?

PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN ONCE SAID THAT "A TAXPAYER IS SOMEONE WHO WORKS FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUT DOESN'T HAVE TO TAKE A CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION".

The present tax system in our country is not just broken, it is also about as far from our founder's intentions, and the U. S. Constitution, as you can get. IT MUST BE FIXED! In 1895 the Supreme Court ruled that an income tax was unconstitutional. In 1913, however, promising "pies in the skys", the right to tax income was politically established with the 16th Amendment.

WHEN 47% OF THE NATION DOES NOT PAY ANY TAX AT ALL, the likihood of another Amendment to eliminate income tax is improbable. How that income is collected and spent, however, is up for grabs. LETS STAND UP AND REACH!

Representative Suzanne Komas (D-Fl) is an Air Force vet. She spent 17 years with the Orange County Sheriff's office. SHE CALLS FOR TAX CUTS, DEREGULATION AND THE ELIMINATION OF THE IRS. She is for a FLAT TAX. My friends, this is doable! FOR AN INDEPTH LOOK AT THE PROS AND CONS OF A FLAT TAX GO TO Flattax.org.

Whether it is a FLAT TAX or a CONSUMPTION TAX or what have you, the current system can be improved upon making it fair for all. MORE IMPORTANT THAN BEING FAIR, A FAIR SYSTEM OF TAXATION WOULD STOP FORCING JOBS OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND ELIMINATE THE UNDERGROUND ECONONY.

Denny Hassert (R-IL) pointed out that a National Sales Tax would be fair to all and that such an improvement would also solve the Social Security and Medicare Crisis. Elimination of unconstitutional entitlement programs would infuse $2.5 TRILLION into the economy.

Elimination of the hated IRS, WHOSE "GOAL" IT IS TO ANSWER 2 OUT OF 3 CALLS, would eliminate another $400 BILLION.

Would you believe that, in court cases where errors were made taking the advice of the IRS itself, the IRS SAID IT WAS UNREASONABLE TO EXPECT THEIR EMPLOYEES TO UNDERSTAND FULLY THE TAX REGULATIONS.

THE IRS MUST GO!

MAKING THE TAX SYSTEM FAIR IS CRUCIAL TO OUR COUNTRY! The present system makes our people unwilling to care for themselves. For example, respected economists have shown that the wealthy spend much more on UNPREPARED FOOD than do the poor. SHOOT, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AN ECONOMIST TO FIGURE THAT OUT. JUST LOOK AT WHAT'S IN THE CART OF THOSE PAYING FOR THEIR GROCERIES WITH FOOD STAMPS.

My dear Mother, Bless Her Memory, became incensed when she discovered that shared excessive gifts of foodstuffs given to her was allowed to go to waste. Why string snap and cook fresh green beans when you can just buy them fresh frozen or fresh fish when you can get frozen fish sticks already cooked? Uh, of course thats when people who wasted her shared gifts of food were not using money for which they worked to earn.

ARE THESE THOUGHTS ON REDUCING THE COSTS OF GOVERNMENT JUST IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS? Not at all. I speak from experience.

I was Manager of the Milling Division at the Barberton Firestone Plant which was the former Seiberling Tire and Rubber Company. PRESSURE IN THE EXTREME from the parent company was being passed along to middle management to build 8,000 tires a day. IN A YEAR THAT GOAL WAS NEVER ACOMPLISHED. In April of the following year, I assured the Plant Manager that I could exceed that goal.

In August I replaced the Manager of Truck Tire Production AND the Manager of Passenger Tire Production and became the Manager of Tire Production. In two months I was producing 10,000 tires a day with about a quarter less work force. The following February I missed four days for a hernia repair--hardly able to walk, I retured to work with seven inches of stitches in my groin.

WHILE I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL MY TIRE BUILDERS SENT ME FLOWERS AND A MESSAGE THAT THEY HAD BUILT 12,246 TIRES THAT DAY, AN ALL TIME RECORD. THEY SAID THEY DIDN'T NEED ME, JUST STAY IN THE HOSPITAL.

Half way through the next year I reduced the work force from four shifts a day to three shifts a day, using the down shift for repairs and changes and CONSISTENTLY PRODUCED 10,000 tires a day. In that period of time I also painted the entire department, walls, windows and equipment. I piped in music.

I ALSO GOT THE FOREMEN AND SUPERVISORS OFF THEIR BUTTS AND OUT ON THE FLOOR. Uh, thats the foremen and supervisors that survived, and I might add, these were paid a lot more money for being successful. (Sort of like our last election, HA)

Cutting the costs of Government just takes brains and guts. I'm ready, are you?

GO TEA PARTY!

God Bless you and God Bless the USA.

1 comment:

Mark Pierce said...

Greatly enjoying your series. Some observations:

#1 - While I don't think one can lay this at the Obama administration's feet, recent moves by the Fed have been unprecedented and will have the impact of significantly devaluing the dollar. For what it's worth, I agree with the Fed's decision. Once interest rates go to 0 there are few options left to expand the money supply (which in turn stimulates the economy). However what you wrote about in your article about printing more greenbacks is already happening.

#2 - The first-time homeowners' tax credit you refer to is clearly a transfer of wealth as you state. However, in fairness, so is the tax deduction for home mortgages. The home mortgage interest deduction not only is a transfer of wealth - but one which encourages debt and discourages equity. Those who discipline and save first and buy later are penalized while those that take on the greatest amount of debt are rewarded. This decades-long tax benefit is at least partly responsible for the financial debacle 2 years ago, but few people have ever even mentioned it.

#3 - The underlying presumption of your article is the presumption of fairness. A flat tax with no deductions is the fairest tax. However with such a large percentage already paying no tax - many even paying a negative tax (receiving a net financial benefit), I'm convinced that the VAST majority do not want fairness. They want their special tax deal protected - even at the expense of higher tax rates.

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. "

Clearly we are living this reality and will continue to do so as long as there are wealthy people remaining to tax.

Love you, Mark