Thursday, April 24, 2014

Next Meeting

We had our meeting Wednesday Night, April 23. 
Your task for the fourth Wednesday of May is; bring yourself and try to bring two more people to the May Meeting.
The younger the better. Come, with or without.

We are fighting for the future of our country.

2014 is the most crucial election year for the rest of our lives, and the lives of our children and their children, our nephew and nieces, and our parents.
 Bring young people.

Nuff said?

A friend posted this on another forum. What do you think? Do you agree with any of these? 

Canada's Top Ten List of America's Stupidity


10) Only in America ... could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

9) Only in America ... could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans - 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

8) Only in America ... could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

7) Only in America ... can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

6) Only in America ... would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American citizens.

5) Only in America ... could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as "extremists."

4) Only in America ... could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

3) Only in America ... could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

2) Only in America ... could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.

1) Only in America ... could the rich people - who pay 86% of all income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all.

Read more at http://www.liveleak....CQ1B4yb8qbEv.99

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/politics-other-controversies/2033684-canadas-top-10-list-american-stupidity.html#ixzz2zo6j8fcm

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Big Brother's, B.L.M., Are they grabbing again?

Texas officials are raising alarm that the Bureau of Land Management, on the heels of its dust-up with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, might be eyeing a massive land grab in northern Texas.
The under-the-radar issue has caught the attention of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who fired off a letter on Tuesday to BLM Director Neil Kornze saying the agency “appears to be threatening” the private property rights of “hard-working Texans.”
“Decisions of this magnitude must not be made inside a bureaucratic black box,” wrote Abbott, also a Republican gubernatorial candidate.
Copy this link and check it out on Foxnews.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/22/republicans-warn-blm-eyeing-land-grab-along-texas-oklahoma-border/

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Have you noticed Pennsylvania's Primary Adds?

Watch TV and you become glad you are not living in 'Taxilvania'. If they are not spending great sums of money on Primary Election Adds, they all find a target in proposing to spend more tax payers moneys on Education. How much is needed?
Why do these, Democrats find taxes so attractive? What is the 'unknown' to these candidates is how much is already being spent on education. But also common theme is taxing the drillers for 'Fracking'.
But even more fundamental is that if they tax fracking who will pay for the tax. That is correct, the drillers will raise the cost of the product and pass the cost on to the consumers. 
There is one candidate who is saying; "- you must vote for me because I am a woman and the government of Pennsylvania is an old boys club."  
The Primary costs are telling us there is a fortune to be earned if you became a governor of PA. or any state. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Real Estate Transfer Tax, Pass on to your Senator & Assembly People

To: Senator Madden, Assemblyman Moriarty & Assmblywoman Mosquers
American Citizens Lobbyist Group
New Jersey
Monday, 4.21.14
Budget Time in Trenton Part 4


Reduce or Eliminate the Real Estate Transfer Fee

ASSEMBLY, No. 389 Eliminates general purpose, supplemental and  mansion realty transfer fees.
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2014 SESSION
Sponsored by: Assemblyman  ANTHONY M. BUCCO, District 25 (Morris and Somerset)
Assemblyman  MICHAEL PATRICK CARROLL, District 25 (Morris and Somerset)
Co-Sponsored by: Assemblymen Rumana and C.A.Brown

In 1968 the State of New Jersey decided to impose a real estate transfer tax to offset the cost of tracking real estate transactions.
Jarrod Grasso, chief executive of the New Jersey Association of Realtors, said the fees were “nominal” until 2003 and 2004, when former Gov. Jim McGreevy and the state Legislature increased them in back-to-back years.
This nominal fee is no longer nominal. As usual NJ has some of the highest transfer fees in the country. Instead of being used to track real estate transactions, the fees now are put into the general fund. These transfer fees make up the seventh-largest source of revenue for the state.
Sell your home for $300,000 — the median sale price in the state last month — and you’ll owe the New Jersey tax man a hefty $1,700.
The out of control spending by this state has led our former legislators to be hoodwinked into driving this fee up so high that current legislators are saying we cannot eliminate or reduce this fee because we need it to pay for beach erosion projects.
These funds were not earmarked for beach erosion or for the general fund; they were earmarked for real estate transactions.
Thirteen states have no Real Estate Transfer Fee.
AK, ID, IN, LA, MS, MT, MO, ND, NM, OR, TX, UT AND WY. AZ has a $2.00 fee per transaction.
We have three suggestions.
Reduce the rate significantly, charge a flat fee like AZ regardless of the    sale price of your house or eliminate the Fee altogether.
And then stop wasteful and unnecessary spending.


American Citizens Lobbyist Group-NJ
Basil Mantagas, NJ Director, 646-825-0776, bmantagas.aclg@gmail.com
4.21.14, Budget time in Trenton Part 4

The NY TImes is begining to attmpt yo decide who the Republicans will run

JEB GETS FRONTRUNNER SCRUTINY FROM NYT
NYT gives former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., the frontrunner treatment, running a fine comb through the activities of the firms that have paid him to lend them his name since leaving Tallahassee: “…Mr. Bush left public office seven years ago with a net worth of $1.3 million and an unapologetic determination to expand his wealth, telling friends that his finances had suffered during his time in government… Mr. Bush participated in the fevered, last-ditch efforts to prop up Lehman Brothers, a Wall Street bank weighed down by toxic mortgage-backed securities. … And in a stint that could complicate his appeal to conservatives, Mr. Bush serves as a paid director to Tenet Health Care, the giant hospital owner, which supported President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, aggressively encouraged Americans to sign up for insurance under the program and trumpeted the legislation as a boon to the company’s finances…”

THE CANDIDATE WE DEFINITELY AND DEFIANTLY DO NOT WANT

Sunday, April 20, 2014

SUING THE I R S, yea , yea , yea!

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Dear Patriot,

Today, Tea Party Patriots filed a lawsuit in the District of Columbia against the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Treasury. The suit aims to force the release of documents pertaining to the IRS’ proposed burdensome regulations on 501c4 organizations. Tea Party Patriots believes in transparency and the rule of law across all levels of the federal government. The American people have the right to know why the IRS is trying to impose stricter regulations on non-profit groups, and the process by which it does so. See the full press release below.

In Liberty,

Tea Party Patriots National Support Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             
April 15, 2014          

Tea Party Patriots Sues IRS and Treasury for Documents Regarding 501(c)4 Regulations
Lawsuit Seeks Documents on Lois Lerner, Administration's Secret Planning to Impose Restrictions on Citizens Speech; Plans Additional Demands for Information Regarding IRS Attempts to Revise and Reissue Speech Restrictions

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Tea Party Patriots today filed a lawsuit in US District Court for the District of Columbia against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Treasury, asking the court to force the release of documents shedding light on the agency’s proposal for burdensome regulations for 501c4 citizens groups, and the roles played by former IRS official Lois Lerner and other Administration officials in developing the regulations.

“Americans deserve to know the truth about how the IRS is trying to deprive us and other citizens of our First Amendment rights to free speech.  Citizens shouldn't have to go to court to find out what sort of secret activities their government is up to,” said Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin. “It’s truly shameful; President Obama promised a transparent government but instead, people have to file lawsuits just to learn the truth.”  Tea Party Patriots was among those groups targeted by the IRS for intimidation and delaying the group's application for tax-exempt status and will be directly impacted by the proposed regulations.

"With Monday's announcement that the IRS may issue revised regulations for groups such as Tea Party Patriots, getting to the origin of the Administration's plans to muzzle us becomes even more urgent," continued Mrs. Martin. "We plan to submit a new FOIA request this week to learn what has transpired behind the scenes since the proposed rules were first issued, and to add new claims to our lawsuit if the IRS and Treasury continue to ignore our requests for information."

The suit seeks documents relating to the IRS’s “Guidance for Tax Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities,” announced November 29, 2013.  To date, the IRS has refused to provide any documents to Tea Party Patriots, which first requested them on December 10, 2013 under the Freedom of Information Act.

“The Proposed Regulations would impose significant burdens and restrictions on the First Amendment activities, speech, and associational rights of every social welfare organization in America,” the suit alleges, arguing that Tea Party Patriots and the public have the right to see any documents related to the IRS proposal.  The propose rulemaking resulted in more than 150,000 public comments, which IRS officials described as a record number of responses to a proposed regulation.

The lawsuit makes note of IRS communications released by the House Ways and Means Committee and charges that, “high ranking individuals within the Treasury and the IRS began as early as June 2012 to develop new regulations “off plan” and in secret.”   The suit specifically references email about the new regulations from Treasury Official Ruth Madrigal to Lois Lerner, the embattled former head of exempt organizations at the IRS who has been referred to the Justice Department for criminal investigation and has been found in contempt of Congress for her role in the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exempt status.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Monday the IRS is likely rewriting the proposed regulations to be reissued at some point.

"The IRS is continuing to scheme behind closed doors to restrict our First Amendment rights. Tea Party Patriots intends to continue to force the IRS and the Obama Administration to comply with the law, to come out of the darkness and to conduct this process in the light of day," concluded Mrs. Martin.

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