Sunday, November 16, 2014

We Federal Employees Are Worth Double What You Are Worth

It is true, we Federal Employees are worth much more than you, and that is why you pay us TWO TIMES what you private sector government subjects are paid. Numbers don’t lie. Take a look at our superior and well earned benefits and retirement packages. The laws we have made cause you to be irrevocably obligated to pay us for the invaluable services we perform, or else. 

Whether you admit it or not, that is what motivates you subjugated people in the "land of the free" to pay us. The truth may be that the only real service we sell you is allowing you to keep whatever portion of your income we permit, your belongings, and not confining you to a federal prison. You people consider our services so invaluable that most of you believe you owe us a debt of gratitude and loyalty on top of your hard earned money. You even pay us through wage withholding, allowing us to take your money before you ever receive it. Wage withholding effectively promotes us above all your other financial priorities, even above feeding you own children. We appreciate the gratitude you express to us for the services we provide, it’s what keeps us in power over you. We keep you working hard for us.

A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive.
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Lafayette, 1823

Saturday, November 8, 2014

We Are Exempt From Your Morality

Knock, knock, knock on your front door (should we decide to give you the courtesy of a knock), then we break down the door and come in like a sudden flood, using lethal force on anyone who resists, often killing the family pet should he dare to bark at us. Using physical force and the threat of violence we quickly subdue the occupants of the house and take them off to jail.

Ordinary citizens are not permitted by law or the culture to resort to violence in response to a non violent act, but you have no problem with us doing so. We have slowly increased this practice over the decades, effectively conditioning you to reject the idea that our thuggish behavior is thuggish. We have your respect and gratitude as we drag a person suspected of placing a substance in his body that we do not approve of off to jail. 

You recently elected a man who helped create a law that now forces every American resident to become a customer of the Medical Insurance industry, or carry a government health insurance plan. This law is such that you must choose between being a customer of one of the governments chosen business, or paying heavy fines and potentially going to prison. Judging by the lack of resistance from you, you have no problem with us fining and imprisoning you for not purchasing services as we direct. 

Imagine if a satellite television provider tried this. Imagine if they fined, and, in severe cases kidnapped and placed in their private jail persons who refused to sign up for their service. You people would consider this a very serious crime, and beg us to rescue you, but when we do exactly the same to you you don’t give it a second thought. Many of you even cheer us on.

You are ok accepting abuses like this from us at the government. You have been conditioned to believe that normal morality which forbids violence, extortion, and requires general respect for another adults ability to make their own decisions does not apply to us. You frown heavily on the participant in a conflict who is the first to sink so low as to become violent, unless that first person is one of us. You have no problem with our violent responses to non violent crimes in which our victims are in no way a threat to public safety, and you do not even allow your own citizens the right to resist us. The exemption from ordinary right vs. wrong moral judgments makes it so much easier to control you people in “the land of the free.”

"(terror means) killing and robbery and coercion by people who do not have state authority and go beyond national borders".
- Bill Clinton

What country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.
– Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, November 2, 2014

"Tax the Rich, Corporations, and ..." You people always fall for that one.

“The IRS is there to help us, it enables the government to give money to poor people who need it more than rich people and corporations.”

That’s right, go on believing that when we take your hard earned money it is just like donating to charity. You can sleep well believing that you are a good person for paying your "fair" share, for being good little Americans beaten into submission by IRS employees. Never mind the fact that Congress always allows sufficient loopholes for themselves and the rest of the super rich, effectively lowering or eliminating their taxes. Look the other way when we continue expanding the definition of "rich" to include more and more of you, until everybody with full time work is rich and forced to pay us as we deem appropriate. Never even consider that taxes actually cause much more harm than good to all economic classes; this is all just extremist propaganda.

According to Dr. Dale Jorgenson, chairman of the Harvard Economics Department, an average of 22 percent of the price of consumer goods and services represents the costs of federal taxes and tax compliance costs paid by producers and suppliers in the process of making the product. Ultimately these costs are passed on to and paid by the consumer in the form of higher prices. We know from basic economics that once a cost is removed industry wide, competition will push the price down by the amount of the removed cost in a very short time. The net result of eliminating federal taxes would be a nation wide across the board drop in consumer prices by about 22%. This would in effect give the poor a 22% raise, or more for those earning enough to pay income tax. 

What we have helped you forget is that there is only 1 taxpayer, the US economy. Taxing the economy, be it the rich, the corporations, or anybody else harms every member of that economy one way or another.

“But what about the government!?!?” you ask as we marvel at how well we trained you good little americans to look out for us. Even as we extort money from you to further fund our infringement of the freedoms you people fought for your concern is still for us. Like the woman who not only returns to, but defends her abusive "lover."

Without an individual or income tax or social security taxes the budget could be balanced with current revenue levels from other sources if the government were reduced in size to where it was in the 1970s. Current revenue from the gasoline, alcohol, tobacco taxes, and other sources would be enough to fund all federal services as they were in 1972 with a small surplus. Yes, 1972 was prior to the fall of the USSR. Subtract the mile high USSR induced portion of the defense budget and you just might account for inflation between 72 and the present.  If you leave social security in place you can fund government at roughly 1990 levels.  Don't worry, we in government will always ensure we take enough of your resources to continually increase the level of policing you people are subject to; we will never again give you the freedom you had in the 70's and 80's.

In addition, if the working poor were given the opportunity to opt out of social security, they would have an additional 6.2% in savings, increasing the total savings rate to 28%. Rest assured, we will do everything with the power we took from you to make sure you are never given the opportunity to vote for such Ron Paul types.

Know that Dr. Dale Jorgenson will be paying his “fair” share of income tax until the day he dies.

“The best way to put more money in people's wallets is to leave it there in the first place.”
- Edwin Feulner