Monday, September 26, 2011

TAXES, THEY'RE EVERYWHERE: I Hate Them With A Passion!

My wife and I and our Girl Friday, Donna, made a trip to the lakeside retreat today to get items needed for our month at the beach.  We stopped in Belleville, Ohio to buy gas at 3.279 a gallon, the lowest price we saw today.  At the gas station I was dismayed to see this sign.

Now, I do not plan to buy any cigarettes or beer but what business is it of the government to determine the lowest price that I can be charged for them?



The car was pretty low on gas and Julie filled it up.  The cost was $50.93 and the receipt showed "no tax".  What a farce!  Buried in the $3.279 per gallon is an 18.4 cents per gallon Federal tax and a 26 cents per gallon Ohio tax.


Do you know how to jump start the economy?  Remove the taxes on gasoline.  I assure you that a $0.50 a gallon savings would mostly be spent in retail sales somewhere, creating demand and jobs.

I shouldn't even touch President Obama shutting down our oil production while encouraging, and providing funds, to our South American neighbor's oil production.  Want to see jobs growth, free up American oil production.
Having cleaned the lakeside kitchen for the end of season, we didn't cook our dinner, instead stopping at the good, old Cracker Barrel.  Let the record show that, while the girls ate roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, I had a turkey/cranberry salad.  (Yes, I go to the doctor soon and must watch the weight and sugar). Dinner cost us $34.74.  Well, dinner cost us $31.25 and the state penalized us $1.25 retail tax and $2.20 state and local tax.

I paid $4.34 tax on my recent monthly natural gas bill. I also paid taxes on all my other utilities.  I just received my tax bill on the lake property.  Although I do not have it at my finger tips, the taxes on the beach condo for a month will be about $120.  Their will be a 
 hefty tax on the motel we stay in coming and going.

THE FACT IS, FOLKS, THATS HOW THEY TAX US--COMING AND GOING!  

The national poverty rate is 15.1%, up from 11.3% in 2000.  The ten poorest states are NC, AL, KY, SC, MT, LA, WV, TN, AR, AND MS.  AR, MT, AND NC, in addition to the 18.4 cpg Federal tax, have $0.21.5, $0.27.75 and $0.26.6 cpg state tax on gasoline.

Adding insult to injury, AR, NC, TN, AND WV tax groceries 1.5%, 2.0%, 5.5% and 3.0%. 

Lower income families must user a higher percentage of their income for food making a tax on food even more harmful to the poor. 

UNLESS, OF COURSE, YOU ARE PAYING FOR YOUR FOOD WITH FOOD STAMPS.

Federal law prohibits states from imposing sales tax on items purchased with food stamps, including soft drinks which are normally subject to Ohio sales tax.

WE MUST GET CONTROL OF THIS TAX AND SPEND GOVERNMENT, AND I'M NOT "JUST" TALKING ABOUT THE UPCOMING ELECTION!

Hopefully the Tea Parties are a start for a smaller government.   

God Bless You and Yours!  God Bless the USA.

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