Daily Archives: September 20, 2011

The Buffet Rule

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

I think Obama’s “Buffett Rule” should be called the “Bullshit Rule.”

I thought about the “Divide The Nation By Encouraging The Majority of Americans To Hate And Envy The Minority of Americans Who Are More Successful Than They Are Rule.”

But that wouldn’t fit on a bumper sticker.

The Obama campaign sent this out to supporters on behalf of the “Bullshit Rule”:

“This proposal makes sure millionaires and billionaires share the responsibility for reducing the deficit. The other side is already saying it’s ‘class warfare’ — that’s their rhetorical smokescreen for providing millionaires and billionaires special treatment.”

Smokescreen? ::Snort::

More like “Speaking truth to power.”

So “Bullshit Rule” it is.

Obama and his cronies say the wealthy pay less than the middle class, but that’s a lie.

According to the IRS, households making more than $1 million pay 29.1% of their income in federal taxes, while households making between $50,000 and $75,000 pay only about 15% in federal taxes.

Obama and his cronies say the wealthy should pay their “fair” share. But our federal income tax system is the opposite of fair.

According to the IRS, millionaires and billionaires make up less than one percent of all taxpayers.

In 2008, this group of Americans earned 20% of the total income, but paid the IRS 38% of all the personal income tax revenue.

Either way you look at it, it’s far from fair.

One percent of Americans paid thirty-eight percent of the income tax? Not fair!

The group that made 20% of the personal income paid 38% of the tax? Not fair!

And that was under the system that Obama and his cronies say gave the wealthy too many tax breaks!

In other words, THEY WANT TO MAKE THIS UNFAIR SYSTEM EVEN MORE UNFAIR!

They say our pointing this out is a “smokescreen to hide special treatment for the wealthy.”

I think their “Bullshit Rule” is a smokescreen to DIVERT ATTENTION from the REAL CAUSE of our national financial problem … DEMOCRAT SPENDING.

Source:
IRS Data Show Most Millionaires Pay Taxes at Higher Rate Than Middle Class
Published September 20, 2011
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/20/irs-data-show-most-millionaires-pay-taxes-at-higher-rate-than-middle-class/

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Filed under Barack Obama, Democrats, IRS, Taxes

Update on new puter

So, first, I named him Mr. T. It says TOSHIBA under the screen, which may have influenced this decision. Or maybe it just made it feel right.

My real reasons are that he’s black, he came loaded with a lot of bling, and he’s got a major attitude about things MY way.

I heard from WordPress FINALLY. Took them long enough. Suggested 3 things to try – empty cache, update Firefox, make sure files are in accepted formats.

I did them all. No joy. Wrote back. Not holding my breath.

Also cannot upload with flash or browser at Webshots or AOL Mail, so maybe I’ll just go splash around help messages at those two and Firefox and Vista, since DUHHHHHHH All of the Above worked Just Fine Thank You when I was running Firefox with XL. Harumph.

Odd thing is … maybe there’s a clue here … I can attach graphics to my gmail. ????

In between tearing hair, gnashing teeth and lamenting loss of readership here … I’m busy busy busy organizing and transferring my files. My word but I have a LOT of graphics. And they are none too organized.

I’ve been really anal (as is my wont) about the stuff I produce, like my Chrissy’s Site Bites. Those are organized and back up in multiple formats – disk, external hard drive, and active hard drive in the BUP Directory. Ditto family photos and emails, which are all sorted and stored by date.

My contacts were a mess, but I got them beat into submission, ha ha. Take THAT, you email lists!

The problem I’m beating on now is my picture collection. It’s my go to resource for photoshopping, but it’s suffered from the same problem the contacts had. I was storing stuff by where I was using it, not by what it was, so it’s all over the place with some stuff duplicated while others is split. (E.g., Palin, Obama etc. photos are in 3 or 4 diff places.)

Plus I’ve got piles of graphics in formats I don’t or, in some cases, can’t use anymore. sigh

So picture me here with my two puters and a thumb drive, working my little fingerprints flat, sorting, copying, deleting, reformatting and just generally trying as hard as I can to get back to WORK here helping all y’all save the nation.

Before I get back tuit, I want to share one thing.

I grew up in a home where nothing was saved. I had to beg my mother (literally) to at least let the newspaper stay in the house until the next one had arrived. (She kept tossing it the instant SHE finished reading it. Harumph.) Then I married a man who grew up in a home where nothing was ever thrown away and brought that proclivity into our home. The combination of being very accustomed to hyper neatness and living with an unrepentant … no, make that PROUD Pack Rat … made me nuts.

Over the years, I’ve struggled to find some reasonable middle ground and have come up with some guidelines that seem to work whether you’re organizing your garage, shed, attic, basement, family photos, or computer files.

1. If you have a thing, your organizational system should tell you where to put it.

2. If you want a thing, your organizational system should tell you where to find it.

3. While things are stored, your system should protect your loved ones and your property from harm.

4. Where things are stored should reflect the frequency with which you need to access them.

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THE TUESDAY GRUDGE

posted by Pistol Pete

DAY#972–OBAMA REVEALS A DEFICIT REDUCTION PLAN

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/09/obama-deficit-speech-taxes-.html#more

IT’S TIME THE DEMOCRATS PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE!

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_091911/content/01125109.guest.html

OBAMA’S $1.5T ELECTION PLOY

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/585300/201109191844/The-Jobs-Plan-A-15-Tril-Ploy.htm

OBAMA’S DEFICIT PLAN IS ALL TAX HIKES,NO CUTS

Democrats won’t cut anything but defense

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/277699/obamas-deficit-plan-all-tax-hikes-no-cuts-andrew-stiles#

TEA PARTY PRESSES PERRY ON IMMIGRATION

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/2012-presidential-election/tea-parties-press-rick-perry-immigration/

BEATING THE RACISM CARD

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/beating_the_racism_card.html

STRIKING WASH. TEACHERS COULD BE REPLACED

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TEACHER_STRIKE?SITE=NCAGW&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-09-19-20-23-08

OBAMA CAREENING DOWN THE WRONG PATH

Written by Hillary’s former campaign manager.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/09/19/obama_is_careening_down_the_wrong_path_111385.html

DANGEROUS MESSAGE,WRONG MESSENGER

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/09/dangerous_message_wrong_messenger.html

THE PUBLIC HAS REJECTED THE DEMOCRATIC AGENDA

By VDH,one of my favorite writers

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/09/19/the_public_has_rejected_the_democratic_agenda_111384.html

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY BIZARRE

REPUBLICAN LEGAL GROUP FILES ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST WASHERWOMAN-DOLTZ

http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/19/republican-legal-group-files-ethics-complaint-against-debbie-wasserman-schultz/

BILLO:I HAVE MORE POWER THAN ANYBODY EXCEPT THE PRESIDENT

http://www.therightscoop.com/billo-i-have-more-power-than-anybody-other-than-the-president/

CORNY:OBAMA CLEANING UP BUSH’S ‘ELEPHANT TENT’

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/09/19/carney-obama-cleaning-bushs-elephant-tent/

THE BUFFETT ALTERNATIVE TAX

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904194604576580800735800830.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

THE POSTMODERN PARTY

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/the_postmodern_party.html

REPUBLICANS TAKING AGVANTAGE OF WANING OBAMANIA AMONG YOUTHS

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2011/09/19/republicans_taking_advantage_of_waning_obamania_among_youth

OBAMA YIELDS TO LIBERAL OUTCRY ON ENTITLEMENT REFORM

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/19/obama-yields-to-liberal-outcry-on-entitlement-reform/

DOJ TAKES TEXAS TO COURT OVER REDISTRICTING MAP

Only red states get this kind of scrutiny

http://news.yahoo.com/doj-2-texas-voting-maps-dont-meet-federal-211527988.html

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Filed under Barack Obama, Budget, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Democrats, Elections, George W. Bush, Immigration, Republicans, Rick Perry, Taxes, Tea Party, Victor Davis Hanson