Do You Ever Wonder Why the Roads in Your Town are Turning into Gravel?

August 17, 2008

Wonder no more. It’s because ‘some people’ are not paying their fair share of the cost of government. Otherwise known as taxes. I know this story has been in the corporatist press but I thought this post:

Based on IRS records, a recent GAO report indicates that many corporations claimed to owe $0 in U.S. taxes from 1998 – 2005: roughly 28%-53% of large foreign-controlled and 23%-38% of large U.S.-controlled corporations. [The GAO considers a "large" corporation one with at least $250 million in assets or $50 million in gross receipts.

From NoQuarter had a lot more detail and so link to it.

There is a growing opportunity for those of us who are economically literate, a tiny minority, to take back the high ground in the never ending debate about taxes, government and what should be done by same. The ‘conservative’ shills who’ve been preaching the Friedman Lunacy for decades are gob-smacked that the ‘trickle down’ theory has at last been proved to be the utter bullshit that it is. There is a desperate air of ‘now what do we do…’  as the third artificial bubble of ‘asset building’, housing, pops following  the bubble and ‘financialization’ coming from the morons such as Greenspan who’ve been ‘supervising ‘ our economy. As Ol’ Shakespeare opined, ‘The truth will out…’ and now folks are waking up to the realization that while their real income has declined every year since Nixon under the Republican fantasy machine corporations and very wealthy individuals merely extract whatever amounts of cash they need from the U.S. Treasury, that’s us Homer, in the form of  taxes not paid.

This report points a finger at why you, yeah you Homer, ‘can’t’ have healthcare, good schools, well-maintained roads, safe food and on and on…. The next time some low-info fool tells you, ‘Oh, we can’t afford that…’ about some needed social program tell them the following:

‘Of course we can afford that. If corporations and the uber-rich would pay their fair share of taxes instead of bribing Congress to give them a free pass we’d’ have plenty of money to take care of the real, immediate needs of our society.’

And if they start bloviating tell them this:

‘Surely you are not advocating that some, particularly those best able to pay, should be excused from their social obligation to pay their fair share of the costs they helped create are you?’

More on how your are being screwed solely because you are NOT rich in future posts.

JUst Keep in Mind that the Law is not for you ‘Little People’….

August 7, 2008

Don’t look very happy does he? Well he should he just won one of the ‘spurious lawsuits….’ he and his cabal of jackals are allus goin’ on about. I let Majikthise fill you in:

Bork settles lawsuit over fall at Yale Club

Yep, nice to have the law there to help ain’t it? Mr. Robert ‘Original Conservative’ Bork. Damn shame you did not break your scrawny neck.

What an Act of Citizenship looks like…..

May 24, 2008

Ambassador Joe Wilson’s very entertaining talk on Neocons, America, patriotism, and Republican traitors:

  • And here’s the rest in order:
  • Part II
  • Part III
  • Part IV
  • Part V
  • Amazing the ‘Boyz on the Blogz’ don’t have time for this. I guess Sister Beezlebub’s plan to have Senator Obama assassinated is taking all their time and attention.

    I’ve met Joe Wilson and talked with him. Every American should be proud that we have such men, and women like him, to stand up for our nation’s principles overseas and increasingly important…..

    … against the face of Fascism which has taken root in our soil and bids to block out the sun of liberty were it not for such as Joe Wilson.

    Take a look in the mirror tomorrow morning and ask yourself, ‘What do I intend to do to support such as Ambassador Wilson in the fight against American Fascism, wherever it may be found? What is my answer to B. Franklin’s question?’
    Because folks, like it or not, your answers to those questions will determine if you children live free or as slaves.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm…..Now this is….Well, Barry do you and McSame want to explain this given your votes to fully fund…..

    May 23, 2008

    ‘Lil’ George’s excellent adventure in Iraqi land?

    We don’t know what we got.”

    by tristero

    Good morning! Are you sitting down?

    In one case, according to documents displayed by Pentagon auditors at the hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, a cash payment of $320.8 million in Iraqi money was authorized on the basis of a single signature and the words “Iraqi Salary Payment” on an invoice. In another, $11.1 million of taxpayer money was paid to IAP, an American contractor, on the basis of a voucher with no indication of what was delivered…

    The disclosure that $1.8 billion in Iraqi assets was mishandled comes on top of an earlier finding by an independent federal oversight agency, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, that United States occupation authorities early in the conflict could not account for the disbursement of $8.8 billion in Iraqi oil money and seized assets.

    A billion here, a billion there…

    And then check this out:

    The mysterious payments, whose amounts had not been publicly disclosed, included $68.2 million to the United Kingdom, $45.3 million to Poland and $21.3 million to South Korea. Despite repeated requests, Pentagon auditors said they were unable to determine why the payments were made.

    “It sounds like the coalition of the willing is the coalition of the paid — they’re willing to be paid,” said Mr. Waxman

    And some more details:

    In one instance, a United States Treasury check for $5,674,075.00 was written to pay a company called Al Kasid Specialized Vehicles Trading Company in Baghdad for items that a voucher does not even describe.

    In another case, $6,268,320.07 went to the contractor Combat Support Associates with even less explanation. And a scrawl on another piece of paper says only that $8 million had been paid out as “Funds for the Benefit of the Iraqi People.”

    But perhaps the masterpiece of elliptic paperwork is the document identified at the top as a “Public Voucher for Purchases and Services Other Than Personal.” It indicates that $320.8 million went for “Iraqi Salary Payment,” with no explanation of what the Iraqis were paid to do.

    Whatever it was, the document suggests, each of those Iraqis was handsomely compensated. Under the “quantity” column is the number 1,000, presumably indicating the number of people who were to be paid — to the tune of $320,800 apiece — if the paperwork is to be trusted.

    “…if the paperwork is to be trusted.” Now that’s funny. But the joke’s on us.

    Tell ya what….
    I ain’t laughing.

    Man….I luvs me some Courage Campaign…

    May 21, 2008

    …and this is why:

    Vodpod videos no longer available.

    instead of hysteria about ‘bitches’ and ‘racists’ we get measure thoughtful campaigns such as this from Eden and his crew.

    I do have a question for ya though: ‘Do you really think that just sitting on yer backsides and watching TeeBee or lurking in the threads in the ‘sphere is gonna turn the country around?

    Yeah, I know….you’ve all got jobs, kids, house payments etc. You are buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuusssssssssssssy! Well…did ya ever stop to think that the reason your are so busy is that the uber-rich through their
    sockpuppets have appropriated the cabbage, the molah, the frikin’ money to such and extent that there really, really isn’t much ‘left over’ for you and your children. That thought ever cross your mind?

    Well it should.

    And I really hate to break it to ya but….

    It’s gonna get worse. This next ten years will tell the tale. Will the SuperClass and their meatpuppets the Republican and ‘Democrat’ Party be able to finally kill of the will of the people and their representatives, members few though they be of the Democratic Party…progressive orgs like the afore mentioned Courage Campaign, folks like this and this and these folks at ActBlue!

    It’s really up to you and I will be frank from what I’ve heard lately you are not up to it. People are under the delusion that Barry is gonna win the GE and he will magically transform the existing government almost overnight. This is highly unlikely for many a reason and it’s not my intent to get into it here. If you wanna argue meet me in the comments. And bring you more than a butterknife…it will be a shootout at the OK Corral partner.

    This election is gonna be the last wake up call you are gonna get. I highly recommend you not leave it to the Pelosi’s, Emmanuel’s and Schumer’s much less the disappointing Dean and the deranged Brazile to do what is really your job:

    Clean House in the House.

    I guess I just have too vivid of an imagination…..

    May 17, 2008

    See folks are yellin’ at me about what a disaster McSame would be and how Roe vs. Wade and SCOTUS are at stake. And yeah maybe they are right but I just keep thinking.

    There could very well be worse things ahead if certain folks can take power. Yeah, see…I can imagine that figure Sinclair Lewis warned us about. You know the one who was coming
    to take power,

    ‘….wrapped in a flag and carrying the Cross.’

    Remember that warning, he made that prediction circa 1930, about Fascism coming to America, said nothing about whether the Fascist Leader was to appear from the right or……

    ….the supposed Left.

    Think for yourself and then:

    ‘Fight Back!’

    A Message from Our Founder…..

    May 12, 2008

    …well he ain’t really but hey…I figured you’d be tired of all the yellin’ and screamin’ from Sister Beezlebub and The Precious. So….

    I thought I’d shove the discussion in another direction. No, don’t thank me….it ain’t that kind of direction.

    Think about it…then….

    ‘Fight Back!’