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Jul 21 14:51

TEA PARTY WINS 8-YEAR BATTLE WITH IRS

It took eight years of frustration, court battles and waiting. It took the complete change of a presidential administration. And it took the persistent fighting of a top-level team of lawyers.

But the Albuquerque Tea Party now is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)4 organization, even though it was one of the hundreds of conservative groups obstructed by the agency under Barack Obama.

Jul 21 12:17

The US Empire, the CIA, and the NGOs

The CIA recruited the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which led to the withdrawal of the Soviets from the Hindu Kush. Since then, the CIA used the mercenaries to fight more proxy wars in the Balkans, Chechnya, and Azerbaijan. Due to the wars of aggression against Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen the US and its vassal states created sectarian violence that led to civil wars. Right now, the CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood are present in the form of ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

Jul 19 23:00

Marijuana Industry Projected To Create More Jobs Than Manufacturing By 2020

Jobs. That is what the marijuana industry hopes will keep the Trump administration from cracking down on cannabis companies.

A new report from New Frontier Data projects that by 2020 the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter of a million jobs. This is more than the expected jobs from manufacturing, utilities or even government jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Jul 19 22:04

The Cannabis Industry Apocalypse

Here is the plan.Sessions plans to seize the assets of the big Cannabis companies and use it to bust more people.

Another important clue to their plans comes from a recent DOJ announcement that the DOJ will no longer be donating part of the proceeds that it receives from civil asset forfeitures to a variety of non-profit groups but will instead be keeping all the proceeds for itself to be used for increased staffing and greater enforcement.

In order to address the lack of budget necessary to start large scale enforcement, the Christie Plan lays out the following actions:

Issue Subpoenas to the twenty-nine states that have legalized cannabis, in any form, and demand their entire set of licensing records, for growers, dispensers, doctors, and users.
Use conventional DOJ budgets to hire new DOJ staff to fight the states that refuse to turn over their licensing records. The DOJ will sue each state, in order or revenue, for compliance.

Jul 19 08:29

Trump pivots from Obamacare repeal to ordering Republicans to 'let it fail'

The president spoke as a new plan to simply repeal the 2010 law with no replacement was in effect strangled at birth by a deeply divided party. This followed the withdrawal of legislation, blindsiding the president, on Monday night.

Venting his frustration, Trump said: “Let Obamacare fail and it will be a lot easier. And I think we’re probably in that position where we’ll let Obamacare fail. We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us.”

Jul 18 08:55

2 more GOP senators oppose health bill, killing it for now

The latest GOP effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare" was fatally wounded in the Senate Monday night when two more Republican senators announced their opposition to legislation strongly backed by President Donald Trump.

The announcements from Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas left the Republican Party's long-promised efforts to get rid of President Barack Obama's health care legislation reeling. Next steps, if any, were not immediately clear.

Lee and Moran both said they could not support Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legislation in its current form. They joined GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky, both of whom announced their opposition right after McConnell released the bill last Thursday.

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Jul 15 16:29

Man Pleads Guilty In Tax Refund Fraud Scheme 

Boston: A man pleaded guilty to a scheme that involved stolen identities to collect fraudulent tax returns

The US Justice Department said 45 year old Furvio Flete-Garcia admitted guilt during his trial , on Thursday, and is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept 26 in federal court

Jul 14 09:17

Rapper DMX Arrested for Trying to Stop the State from Stealing His Money

By John Vibes

Legendary rapper DMX was recently arrested and charged with tax evasion for allegedly withholding over $1.7 million from tax collectors...

Jul 14 09:08

City of Seattle Runs Out of Things to Tax – Now Wants to Impose Income Tax

The Seattle City Council has run out of things to tax so they have unanimously voted to impose an income tax upon the “rich”, and of course we all know that will eventually move to include everyone.

Jul 13 05:27

US to Spend $406 Billion on F-35 Jet Program

The Most Expensive Weapons Program Is Getting More Costly

The cost of the F-35 jet program , already the most expensive weapons program ever is estimated to climb to US$406.5 billion , dispite Trump's assurances to fix "out of control" expenditures

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Jul 12 08:04

The City of Seattle Approved an Income Tax, but Faces Court Battle

Seattle has done one thing effectively: drive out earners. Anyone making over $250,000 within city limits of Seattle is now subject to a new income tax, but the new law is likely to face a court battle over its unconstitutionality.

The cheers from the socialists as this blatant constitutional violation was on full display was possibly the most horrific part of the entire debacle. People are actually cheering and happy that the government is stealing money from those they don’t even know. It’s like humanity has never existed.

Jul 11 12:27

Taxation With Representation?

Any tax reform measure that continues to double, triple, and quadruple tax Americans on their income should be rejected outright.

Jul 11 10:18

Nevada marijuana supply running low, state of emergency declared, governor says

I never thought I would live to see the day a Governor declares an emergency over lack of weed. They must have elected one of the Freak Brothers as governor. I like this guy!

Nevada state officials declared a state of emergency after stores that sell recreational marijuana reported that their supply is running out just less than two weeks after the drug went on sale legally.

Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., issued the state of emergency on Friday, which will allow state officials to decide on new rules that could ease the shortage of marijuana, according to Fox 13 Now.

Jul 11 08:45

Obamacare Death Spiral: At Least 2 Million Adults Ditch Coverage In 2017 Amid Soaring Premiums

As Democrats continue to defend an obviously failed Obamacare system, the effects of soaring rates and collapsing coverage options seem to be taking a toll on the number of people actually buying health insurance these days. According to the "Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index," the percentage of uninsured adults in the U.S. bottomed out at 10.9% in Q4 2016 but has since increased to 11.7% in just the first two quarters of 2017.

Jul 08 09:59

German investigators pay €5 million for Panama Papers to hunt global tax criminals

The German Federal Criminal Police Office said on Tuesday that it has purchased the vast amount of leaked data known as the Panama Papers, which revealed the legally dubious offshore activities of celebrities, politicians and sports stars last year.

Jul 06 16:57

Tax Collectors In Florida Openly Carry Guns, While Public Is Banned From Doing So

Tax collectors in Florida are now publicly announcing the values of being armed when demanding money from citizens. The only problem is that the state bans open carry for civilians that the tax collectors are stealing money from.

Jul 05 08:05

FALSE FLAG: A NEW REPORT IN SWEDEN REVEALS ERDO?AN ORCHESTRATED JULY 15 COUP IN TURKEY

Last year’s failed coup attempt in Turkey is nothing but a false flag orchestrated by Turkey’s autocratic President Recep Tayip Erdo?an and his henchmen to create a pretext for a mass persecution of critics and opponents in a state of perpetual emergency, a new detailed study titled ‘July 15: Erdo?an’s Coup’ by Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF) concluded.
Based on publicly available data, the coup indictments, testimonials in court trials, private interviews, reviews of military expert opinions and other evidence collected by researchers, SCF is fairly confident that this attempt did not even qualify a coup bid in any sense of military mobilization which was unusually limited in numbers, confined in few cities, poorly managed, defied the established practices, tradition, rules of engagement and standard operating procedures in Turkish military.

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The aftermath of this "false coup" gave Erdogan the political "cover" he needed to push his hard-line, autocratic regime into full power control mode.

This was an absolute tragedy for freedom, and for the Turkish people.

Jun 29 22:42

Washington Has Been At War For 16 Years: Why?

Paul Craig Roberts

For sixteen years the US has been at war in the Middle East and North Africa, running up trillions of dollars in expenses, committing untold war crimes, and sending millions of war refugees to burden Europe, while simultaneously claiming that Washington cannot afford its Social Security and Medicare obligations or to fund a national health service like every civilized country has.

Considering the enormous social needs that cannot be met because of the massive cost of these orchestrated wars, one would think that the American people would be asking questions about the purpose of these wars. What is being achieved at such enormous costs? Domestic needs are neglected so that the military/security complex can grow fat on war profits.

The lack of curiousity on the part of the American people, the media, and Congress about the purpose of these wars, which have been proven to be based entirely on lies, is extraordinary.

Jun 29 10:09

Ely canoe outfitter shut down by IRS

Ely's oldest operating canoe-outfitting business has been shut down by the Internal Revenue Service for nonpayment of taxes, with equipment and canoes apparently seized by the government.

Jun 29 08:16

Trump’s Chaos is Covering for Stealth Escalation Overseas by

Been trying to tell you folks. Opposition to Trump and the resulting chaos and confusion is being used to set the stage for WW3!

While Washington is fixated on President Trump’s tweets, antics, lies and Russiagate, the administration is ramping up a stealth escalation of our military involvement across the Middle East. As Naomi Klein warns, Trump’s “rolling shock of the chaos and spectacle” distracts from radical actions both at home and abroad. Across the Middle East, the administration drives the United States ever further into wars without end, increasing the dangers of direct military confrontation with Russia and Iran, with little awareness and no mandate from the American people. This is a recipe for calamity.

Jun 23 08:31

Retired U.S. Tax Court Judge Sentenced To 34 Months In Jail For Tax Fraud Committed While She Sat On The Court

Former Minnesota Tax Court Judge Diane Kroupa is headed to prison for — wait for it — tax fraud. So is her husband, who received a shorter sentence.

Jun 21 09:32

Media Matters: Why Is David Brock Hiding Money From The IRS?

Why is David Brock hiding money from the IRS?

Jun 19 15:39

‘When I say cut taxes, I don’t mean fiddle with the code. I mean abolish the income tax and the IRS, and replace them with nothing’

The quote in the headline comes from Ron Paul, and it should be the goal of every conservative lawmaker in the entire country.  When professional politicians tell you that they are in favor of reforming the tax code or reducing taxes a little bit, essentially what they are telling you is that they are perfectly fine with the status quo. 

Jun 16 01:22

Seattle gun tax misfires

A tax on guns on and ammunition in Seattle ostensibly designed to reduce the number of shootings and generate revenue for the “study of the root causes of gun violence” is misfiring. Shootings in the city are up, tax revenues are falling far short of predictions and gun and ammunition business in the city is tanking.

Jun 15 16:15

$240,418,000,000: Feds Collect Record Taxes in May… Still Run $88,246,000,000 Deficit…

The U.S. Treasury hauled in $240,418,000,000 in total taxes in the month of May, setting a record for inflation-adjusted tax revenues for that month of the year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released this week. Despite these record revenues, however, the federal government still ran a deficit of $88,426,000,000 in May—because it spent $328,844,000,000 in the month.

Jun 13 16:00

The Right to Vote Should Attach to Only Those Who Pay Taxes

There is a rising tide that many people are not paying attention to. That is the rising unrest among the youth. The problem with allowing the youth to vote on economic issues is simply they want to rob others so they have their free world of education, spring breaks, and parties.

Jun 09 10:35

Trump faces growing Senate resistance on Saudi arms deal

As President Donald Trump aligns with Saudi Arabia amid a fresh dispute among Gulf nations, senators in both parties as soon as Thursday will try to block him from selling more than $500 million in offensive weapons to Riyadh.

The Senate bid to stop the Saudi arms sales — a small portion of what the White House claims will be a $110 billion package — is likely to fail. But the push to tie Trump's hands will probably find more support than a similar brushback pitch directed at President Barack Obama last year, as Democrats are far more united behind the proposal. Not only do Democrats have little reason to give Trump a win on any front, they're also stepping up their outcry over Saudi involvement in Yemen’s worsening civil war.

Jun 08 08:49

EU tax scandal: Investigators open fraud probe into top eurocrats after Panama Papers leak

FRAUD investigators are probing a number of high-ranking EU officials over allegations that they used offshore bank accounts to avoid paying tax, it emerged today.

Jun 07 19:26

Declassified Docs Prove US Gov’t Knowingly Armed ISIS, Claimed Weapons Were ‘Lost’

After an audit from the Department of Defense revealed that the Pentagon couldn’t account for over $1 billion in weapons and equipment that was meant for fighters in Iraq, the question remains: Did ISIS gain $1 BILLION in weapons and equipment as a result?

The September 2016 audit was declassified after the human rights organization Amnesty International filed a Freedom of Information Act request. It revealed that the Pentagon “did not have accurate, up-to-date records on the quantity and location” of the majority of the equipment that was meant for the Iraqi Train & Equip Program.

Jun 07 14:54

Gov. Jerry Brown Calls California Taxpayers “Freeloaders”

If you live in California, have a job and pay taxes Governor Jerry Brown would like you to know that you’re a freeloader and he’s tired of your complaining.

Jun 02 04:29

The Elderly: Preventing America From Becoming Great Again

Manchester Alderman Chris Herbert wants the elderly to GET OUT

(*what this alderman said is sure to drive libretards out of their gourds)

May 31 14:25

Dillinger not killed by FBI! Fact: Hoover coverup!

My Answer Man received a question asking if crime expert Jay Robert Nash still holds the theory that John Dillinger was not killed by the FBI in front of the Biograph Theater on July 24, 1934. He does. Nash informs me he stands behind his two books on the subject, and may have met the real Dillinger many years later. RE

by Jay Robert Nash

Will there never be an end to this? Probably not, since the FBI (and no one else) has ever refuted the FACTS (far beyond my theory) I presented in several books about the shooting at the Biograph Theater on July 22, 1934.

May 31 13:53

Study points to another advantage of the 1%: They're great at evading taxes

In his story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” Ernest Hemingway wrote a snappy retort to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s line about how “the very rich are different from you and me.” Yes, Hemingway’s character replies, “they have more money.”

Economist Gabriel Zucman of UC Berkeley and two colleagues add a gloss to this exchange in a new paper. The very rich also are vastly better than you and me at evading taxes, they conclude — so much better that global statistics may understate the scale of wealth inequality by as much as 25%.

“Tax evasion is really concentrated at the top of the income distribution,” Zucman told me.

May 31 10:00

What Are the Best Cannabis Strains for Pain?

One of the most common applications for medical marijuana is pain, whether it’s inflammation, headaches, neuropathic pain, muscle soreness, spinal injury, fibromyalgia, or cramps. Patients have seen varying degrees of success with cannabis in treating various pain-related ailments, depending on the type of pain, the intensity, and the individual’s own physiology.

This guide is informed both by user-submitted strain reviews and chemical profile data, as certain cannabinoids and terpenes are known to have areas of specialization such as pain.

May 30 15:20

TheTinyDot

May 27 09:47

Clever New Tax Revolution Strategy to Make Government Voluntary

In this video, Vin Armani discusses a clever new strategy with Dan Johnson to put the government in direct competition with private non-profits to deliver social services. Dan Johnson is the Executive Director of the Tax Revolution Institute. Prior to joining the Tax Revolution Institute, he was the Founder of People Against the NDAA (PANDA), which he grew into one of the largest civil liberties movements in America, and served as President of the Solutions Institute, an activist training center.

May 24 07:33

The Republic Has Fallen: The Deep State’s Plot to Take Over America Has Succeeded

No doubt about it.The coup d’etat has been successful.
The Deep State—a.k.a. the police state a.k.a. the military industrial complex—has taken over.
The American system of representative government has been overthrown by a profit-driven, militaristic corporate state bent on total control and global domination through the imposition of martial law here at home and by fomenting wars abroad.

When in doubt, follow the money trail.

Enter Donald Trump, the candidate who swore to drain the swamp in Washington DC.

Instead of putting an end to the corruption, however, Trump has paved the way for lobbyists, corporations, the military industrial complex, and the Deep State to feast on the carcass of the dying American republic.

May 23 13:46

Debunking the Myths on the Trump Tax Plan

There have been plenty of attacks against the tax plan proposed by President Trump. I personally love the tax plan as it is everything you could want. Realistic taxes for the rich and corporations.

May 23 10:08

Arizona Ends Income Taxation On Gold And Silver Coins

By Jp Cortez

Sound money advocates rejoiced today as Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2014 into law last night. The measure, which passed in the Arizona state Senate on May 10th by a margin of 16-13, removes all income taxation of precious metals coins at the state level...

May 23 06:54

Trump's Budget Will Slash $1.7 Trillion In Entitlements, Cut Food Stamps By 25%

Here are some of the highlights from the latest batch of trial balloons:

The budget will slash $1.7 trillion in spending on entitlement programs, according to Bloomberg.
Trump’s budget will include a massive nearly $200 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the modern version of food stamps, over the next 10 years – what amounts to a 25% reduction, according to The Washington Post.
The food stamp cuts are part of a broader $274 billion welfare-reform effort, according to a report by The Associated Press.
The budget calls for about $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid for fiscal year 2018, WaPo reported.
The budget also calls for $2.6 billion in border security spending, $1.6 billion of which will be earmarked for Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.’s southern border.

May 19 15:06

Jeff Sessions Intent on Including Medical Pot in His Sinister War on Drugs

Medical marijuana, which we thought was safe from the long arm of the feds, got thrown a curve ball with Trump's signing statement on a bill earlier this month, in which the president implied that he would do what he felt like doing when it came to MMJ regardless of state laws and his previous stances.

Given Sessions relentless opposition to medical marijuana ,underscored recently when he said it has been hyped, maybe too much, advocates are worried that the administration is planning a full frontal assault on state MMJ programs, 29 in all.Meanwhile, a Quinnipiac poll last month found that 94 percent of Americans, including 90 percent of Republicans, support medical marijuana.

How does the Trump administration continually get away with blatantly violating the will of the people?

May 18 22:13

Azure Farms submits a tentative weed management plan

The local agribusiness boys are the ones trying to get the organic farm sprayed with herbicides. The local courthouse got over 400,000 emails from you good folks,but the agribusiness boys wont give up.

http://katu.com/news/local/oregon-organic-farm-plans-to-control-weed-i...

The organic farm in Sherman County has been criticized by neighboring farmers, who say noxious weeds are spreading to their ground.

A last-minute weed management plan filed by an organic farm may be “workable” if the farm managers follow through, a Sherman County official said.
The Oregon Wheat Growers League urged a “prompt and rigorous review” of Azure’s proposal.

“From our members on the ground, it’s become clear that even a casual observation of Azure’s property makes it clear that their noxious weed problem is severe and has been worsening for many years,” league CEO Blake Rowe and growers Bryan Cranston and Chris Moore said in a prepared statement.”
http://www.owgl.org/

May 18 08:39

The Buttinski Should Butt Out of Korea

Korea is none of the U.S. government’s business. The only proper course of action is for the Pentagon and the CIA to exit the country and bring those 23,000 American soldiers stationed in Korea home. No negotiations. No agreements. No talks. Just butt out of what is none of your business and exit the scene by coming home.

Why are there 23,000 U.S. troops in Korea? It’s because the U.S. government, headed by President Harry S. Truman and his newly established national-security establishment, decided to intervene in another country’s civil war more than half-a-century ago.

That’s right — a civil war. That’s all it was.

May 17 11:06

Sheer Lunacy on Campus

Americans who see themselves as either liberal or conservative should rise up against this totalitarian trend on America’s college campuses. I believe the most effective way to do so is to hit these campus tyrants where it hurts the most — in the pocketbook. Lawmakers should slash budgets, and donors should keep their money in their pockets.

May 16 15:00

TheTinyDot

May 16 11:09

BEX ALERT - Pelosi: Obamacare Honors the Commitment of the Founders to the Pursuit of Happiness

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday spoke at the Center for American Progress conference in Washington where she said that Obamcare honors the commitment of the founding fathers to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

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"If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson

May 15 08:37

Merkel rejects tax cuts, despite 'record' €54 billion surplus

On Thursday the Finance Ministry announced that an extra €54.1 billion would roll into the German state coffers over the next five years. But that hasn't moved the Chancellor to push for tax relief.

May 14 03:38

How Much Does the Tax Man Take From Your Paycheck? It Depends Where You Live

High taxes may not be such a bad thing. As shown by the latest figures on wage taxation released by the OECD, countries with high taxes also tend to have high net incomes.

May 12 07:19

IMF "suggesting" a 10% tax on all money on deposit in banks throughout Europe

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is always the cheerleader to raise taxes to support government they are instructing Germany to raise taxes and also talking about just imposing a 10% tax on all money on deposit in banks throughout Europe. Yes – you read that one correctly.

May 11 08:57

Aetna Is Latest Health Insurer to Quit Obamacare Markets

Aetna Inc. will leave the few remaining states where it had been selling Obamacare plans next year, making it the latest health insurer to pull out of the health law as Republicans attack the program as failing and work to dismantle it.

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May 10 14:00

Arizona Legislature Ends Income Taxation On Gold And Silver

By Jp Cortez

Phoenix, Arizona (May 10th, 2017) – Sound money advocates scored a major victory today when the Arizona state senate voted 16-13 to remove all income taxation of precious metals at the state level. The measure heads to Governor Doug Ducey, who is expected to sign it into law.

Under House Bill 2014, introduced by Representative Mark Finchem (R-Tucson), Arizona taxpayers will simply back out all precious metals “gains” and “losses” reported on their federal tax returns from the calculation of their Arizona adjusted gross income (AGI)...

May 10 12:46

"WHITE TAX"...THIS US MAYOR WANTS SPECIAL TAX ON WHITE PEOPLE

Seattle’s Democrat Mayor Ed Murray hasn’t had a particularly good 2017. He’s now facing the allegations from no less than four men who say he molested them when they were teenagers. The allegations have forced him to drop his re-election bid. But that didn’t stop him!

May 09 23:15

Young Mom Dies in Jail Cell as Video Shows Officers Laugh & Gawk at Her — Lawsuit

At 4:43 a.m., according to the lawsuit, surveillance camera footage shows one of the guards looks in on her and “starts laughing and jumps back at what he sees.”

The cop was laughing at the fact that Nunnally had urinated on herself. He then called in the other officers to gawk at the young mother — as she died. Despite seeing that she’d urinated on herself, the officers did nothing.

When the ambulance was finally called — after the officers fulfilled their sadistic desire for horrific entertainment — it was too late.

Nunnally’s death was entirely preventable. However, because police chose to gawk and laugh at her as she died, instead of render aid, her children will now grow up without their mom.

The lawsuit will now seek to hold those officers responsible.

May 08 09:28

Victim of Yemen's war: the death of Jamila, aged 7

Look at that little girls face. That is what Americans allow the ghouls in the district of criminals to do to children all over the Planet. SHAME!

By Abduljabbar Zeyad | HODEIDAH, Yemen

Eyes half open and sunken deep into their sockets, little Jamila Ali Abdu already looked half dead for most of her 12-day stay at the malnutrition ward of Yemen's Hodeidah hospital.

Too weak to resist the march of disease and hunger in her war-battered country, the seven-year-old's tiny frame was swathed in a childishly bright green shroud and lowered by sobbing relatives into a dusty grave on Tuesday.

May 08 09:26

California Wants Another Tax, and This Time, It is "By the Mile"

Living in California is already hard enough on those who are being taxed to the hilt. But the Golden State thinks that it needs to make sure they generate more income, and now the socialists in charge want to tax space flights by the miles traveled.

Although this seems like it could be a joke, it isn’t. This is actually being considered in California, and will likely pass based on the state’s history of expanding taxation.

May 06 13:42

MacronGate: Docs Link Macron to Possible Tax Evasion

Jack Posobiec, DC Bureau Chief for TheRebel.media, examines a possible link between socialist French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and concealed financial assets in the Bahamas. A similar scandal was enough to bring down the campaign of François Fillon.

May 05 17:05

Charges dropped against immigrant teens in high school rape case

They are NOT immigrants. They are both illegal aliens. Fourteen year old girls can't give consent in any state I know about. Although one of these illegal aliens is still charged with possession of child pornography. They will probably drop that charge too.

May 5 (UPI) -- Rape and other charges were dropped Friday against two teens in a Rockville, Md., case that fed into the national debate over immigration.

Prosecutors said they will drop charges against Jose Montano, 17, and Henry Sanchez Milian, 18, though a case of child pornography possession related to images on Sanchez Milian's cellphone would be pursued.

May 02 09:37

Trump's tax plan a new death tax for the middle class?

The Trump tax reform plan calls for eliminating the estate tax. That’s a gift to the wealthiest Americans, who are virtually the only ones who pay it. But what makes this worse is something the plan doesn’t mention: President Trump and Congressional Republicans have also proposed eliminating the "stepped-up basis" on capital gains, which could amount to a new death tax on the middle class.

May 01 12:12

Trump says he's willing to raise the gas tax for his massive infrastructure plan

President Donald Trump said Monday he would be open to the idea of raising the federal tax on gasoline to pay for an infrastructure investment during an interview with Bloomberg.

May 01 07:47

A Tax Cut Big Enough To Save the Economy (May kill it instead, says Peter Schiff)

Donald Trump has made good on one of his most audacious campaign promises by submitting what he describes as the biggest tax cut in U.S. History. For once, at least, this does not appear to be Trumpian braggadocio. It really may be the mother of all tax cuts. But if passed, what may this bunker buster do to the economy? While I have rarely met a tax cut I didn’t like, this one just may be more likely to send the economy into a downward spiral than it is to send up to orbit.

Apr 29 17:14

Italian police say Amazon has evaded 130 million euros of taxes

Milan tax police have told Amazon they believes the world's largest online retailer has evaded around 130 million euros ($142 million) of taxes in Italy, a source close to the matter said on Friday.

The allegedly unpaid taxes refer to the period between 2011 and 2015, when Amazon (AMZN.O) made revenues of around 2.5 billion euros in Italy, the source said.

The tax police's findings have been handed to Milan prosecutors, the source added.

Amazon issued a statement denying it had evaded any taxes, and said its profits in Italy, on which taxes are paid, had been low due to its considerable investments in the country.

Apr 28 09:55

The Libertarian Way To Tip

Is this stupid anarchic libertarianism at its most extreme? Or is this a bold statement made by a man or woman with real principles they prefer to stand by? The world has weighed in as this post has over 1,700 comments arguing for or against the libertarian way to leave a tip. Surely, there is some stimulating dialogue in that thread.

Apr 28 02:08

Italy to Raise Taxes to Satisfy Brussels – Why the Euro Will Fail

The European Union (EU) has been pushing Italy for a very long time to reduce its deficit. Of course, governments are never capable of reducing their own expenditure. This results going in only one direction – raising taxes. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni had to agree on the concrete measures. The bill is now being discussed in Parliament, which has 60 days to pass. Italy has the second highest debt in the Eurozone after Greece.

Apr 27 12:28

Democrat Paul Ryan threatens to sabotage Trumps Tax Cuts!

Yeah, I know. He calls himself a Republican.
But we all know, he has to go!

Apr 27 09:18

Trump proposes tax cut for owner-operator businesses

President Trump on Wednesday unveiled a tax cut proposal that would cap the tax rate for businesses who file their taxes through their owners’ personal income tax, such as owner-operator truckers, at 15 percent. The plan would remove the existing percentage brackets of 25, 28, 33 and 39.6 for higher-earning owner-operators.

Apr 27 09:14

The Looting Machine Called Capitalism

Capitalism is the Banksters economic system they have imposed on the Planet.
America's Original economic system was free enterprise. When the Brits tried to impose an early form of capitalism on America known as Mercantilism they got a Revolution. The Banksters eventually got us back into their Satanic Economic System. PCR is 100% right. Capitalism and its handmaiden fractional reserve banking also known as Usury are nothing but a Gigantic Looting and Killing Machine!
The Looting Machine Called Capitalism
Paul Craig Roberts

I have come to the conclusion that capitalism is successful primarily because it can impose the majority of the costs associated with its economic activities on outside parties and on the environment. In other words, capitalists make profits because their costs are externalized and born by others. In the US, society and the environment have to pick up the tab produced by capitalist activity.

Apr 27 07:23

President Trump Lowers Taxes For Small Businesses, Simplifies Tax Code!

Once again President Trump proves that he is a man of his word. Earlier today, the leader of the free world announced a wonderful tax plan that will provide tremendous aid to individuals and small businesses alike. The new tax plan consists of the following: lower individual income tax rates, a reduction in business rates, one time tax on overseas profits, a new territorial tax system, tax break for child care costs, and the repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax. The President’s new tax plan is in great alignment with his written proposals on tax reforms in his 2015 book ‘Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again’.

Apr 26 14:22

UNVEILED: President Trump’s Tax Plan!

President Trump has just unveiled his tax plan, and so far it sounds good to me!

President Donald Trump unveiled his tax plan with the following points:

Proposal to slash corporate taxes,
Tweak personal tax rates,
Eliminate most deductions used by more affluent Americans,
The plan was announced by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn during a White House press briefing.

Mnuchin and Cohn said the plan would include “the biggest tax cut” in US history.

Mnuchin told THE HILL that the White House and congressional leaders wanted to pass the bill “as quickly as possible.”

It sounds quite good to me, and I hope I am reading it the right way….all the signs say “good for the American people.”

Apr 26 09:38

Is The Trump Tax Plan A Sign Of Better Days To Come?

With financial markets eagerly anticipating a White House tax plan, Trump will also call for a sharp cut in the top rate on pass-through businesses, including many small business partnerships and sole proprietorships, to 15 percent from 39.6 percent, an administration official said.

Apr 26 07:33

Tax the DEAD! Former Cameron advisor turns heads with SHOCKING new policy suggestion

BRITAIN must introduce a death tax in order to reduce the strain on the NHS and fund social care, a former Number 10 adviser suggested.

Camilla Cavendish, who worked as David Cameron’s director of policy, said hospitals were being “crippled” with pensioners suffering from dementia.

She now wants Inheritance Tax upped in a bid to cover the escalating costs of old age care.

Such shock proposals were laughed off by the Conservatives in 2009 when a similar idea was suggested by the Labour party.

Apr 26 06:15

Look What Senator Just Decided To Support President Trump's New Tax Plan!

Senator Orrin G. Hatch, the Republican finance committee chairman, is a critical voice on tax issues in Congress and support from him could make the difference in whether members of Congress fall in line and support the president’s proposal.

Apr 24 07:38

Medical Marijuana Program Could Save US Taxpayers $1 Billion – Study

A new study claims that medical marijuana use directly correlates with a decline in prescription drug use, which could save the US taxpayer up to $1.1 billion a year on Medicaid prescriptions.

Apr 21 13:06

Report: Trump Administration Plans to Roll Out Tax Plan Next Week

(*one would not be wrong to react to this news by worrying about a tax increase.
Not only because we are learning how to translate Trumpanese , but many recall how "Read My Lips No New Taxes" , translated !)

Apr 21 12:43

Wasteful IRS Program Fails to Prevent Tax Fraud

The least favorite government agency during the month of April is the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (although that may be true every month of the year). During the 2015 tax season, only 38 percent of phone calls were answered, as the IRS hung up on more than 30 million taxpayers. The tax code and tax regulations combined are more than 70,000 pages long. Annual compliance with IRS paperwork takes 8.9 billion hours and costs the economy $409 billion in lost productivity.

Now taxpayers can add another reason to this (partial) list of complaints about the IRS and the tax code. A program intended to uncover and prevent the filing of fraudulent tax returns has failed to perform as expected. If taxpayers are going to be overburdened when they attempt to pay their fair share of taxes, they should expect the IRS to be vigilant about making sure that the system is fair for everyone.

Apr 19 23:38

California Road Charge Pilot Program

Exploring an Option for Replacing California's Gas Tax- About the Pilot Program. The California Road Charge Pilot Program is a multi-year endeavor that, at its core, strives to engage the public in order to gain input and feedback. Pilot volunteers will be able to choose one of the five mileage reporting methods California will be testing. Please note: Volunteers will not pay any out-of-pocket costs. No money will be exchanged during the pilot. Above all, you get to be a driver, not just a passenger, and contribute to fixing California… one mile at a time. How You Can Participate.. What Is Road Charge? Road charging means drivers pay to help maintain the roads based on the distance they travel or a period of time they use the roads, rather than the amount of gasoline they consume. Why Are We Studying Road Charge?

Apr 19 14:50

What Will the Fate of Tax Reform be in Today’s America?

Following Republicans’ abysmal failure to repeal and replace Obamacare, the GOP announced that their next order of business would focus on tax reform. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady declared that he would schedule a hearing in which the House will review a drafted tax reform blueprint.

Apr 17 11:12

How Governments Justify Theft is a Fallacy: Wealth Was Created before Taxation

There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody! You built a factory out there, good for you, but I want to be clear, you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that mauraduing bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did… But part of the underlying social contract is that you take a hunk of that, and pay forward for the next kid that comes along.

Apr 17 10:01

The Big Sap: Income Tax

Great Cartoon and even better article.

The IRS deception works simply because the American people have been programmed to believe in a fiction called the U.S. dollar. The U.S. dollar cannot be measured by the five senses. Green strips of paper with numbers on them are not dollars. They are only symbols of dollars. But belief in the dollar as substance (not fiction) is so ingrained and widespread that it ranks with religion.

When Americans discover that the government and its symbiotic partner, the Federal Reserve, create credit in unlimited amounts, they will know that the idea of income taxes is nothing more than political subterfuge. They will know that federal budgets and national debts are fictions and diversions. They do not exist.

When the government creates credit and passes it into circulation in exchange for goods and services, it is stealing. It is exchanging nonsubstance, a fiction, for substance. It is theft on an unbelievable scale.

Apr 17 09:06

Lois Lerner Asks Judge Hearing Class Action Suit To Seal Records – Protect Her From Americans

Lois Lerner is one of the small circle of people who knows the full scope of her politically motivated crimes and she, the deep state and the Democrats wants to keep it that way. Evidently she was doing some pretty awful stuff to innocent people targeted for not being part of her anti-American Democrat party. Why else would she be asking for protection from the public, for the records of her upcoming testimony to be kept secret and sealed forever.

Apr 17 07:28

The income tax and mass confusion

The so-called Internal Revenue Service is the most deceptive system of the twisting of human mentality to create an intimidated and docile people ever devised. No savage and invading army could come close to conquering millions of people and hold them in “voluntary” subjection as has the misnamed income tax scheme.

Apr 13 06:51

US tax filing fraud on the rise

Apr 12 12:48

Tax Day Protests Highlight Refusal to Pay for War

This list is in formation. Add your event by filling out the form or email us the details.

Join our Facebook event for Tax Day and share it with your friends around the country to help spread the word.

How to set up a Penny Poll and other action ideas. Chants for tax day.

For workshops and presentations around the country, see the gatherings page.

Read about and participate in Collective Redirection 2017.

Apr 11 07:53

BEXALERT: U.S. says strike hits 20 percent of Syria's operational aircraft

What a joke. More lies.It was a salvage and repair base.Most of the CM's didn't even make it to the target and of those that did,about half chewed up the grass around the field.

The U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base last week damaged or destroyed 20 percent of Syria's operational aircraft, as well as fuel and ammunition sites and air defense capabilities, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday.

"The Syrian government has lost the ability to refuel or re-arm aircraft at Shayrat airfield and at this point, use of the runway is of idle military interest," Mattis said in a statement.

Apr 10 15:53

Tax Authorities Still Hunting for More

Credit Suisse was raided in the hunt for tax money all throughout Europe. They took out ads last Sunday in the Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph and Observer in London, all saying that they were a “response to recent reports about tax probes in various European countries”.

Apr 10 09:27

Good News! TAX CUTS Number One Concern For President Trump.

We need some good news, and we just got it. Following the Labor Department’s release of the March unemployment report, President Trump’s Chief Economic Advisor Gary Cohn said that tax reform is the number one domestic priority for the administration, and Cohn hopes to get it done this year.

Apr 07 09:27

Voting With Their Feet - Leftists States Losing Population At High Rate / US Population Migrating South to Less Taxed States

The US Census report has shown that the net migration from the New York City area has surged during 2016, and that even included myself. Indeed, much more people are leaving the New York region than any other major metropolitan area in the country.

Apr 07 08:32

Is Trump Going to Commit the Next Great American Catastrophe in Syria?

Over half a million Syrians are dead. Half the population is displaced. Aerial bombardment by the Americans, the Russians, the Syrians and others continues to devastate Syria and Iraq. The Americans recently admitted to a major atrocity in Mosul, where 200 civilians have been killed. That attack did not seize the Security Council or bring forth fulminations from the Western press. Hypocrisy is central to the morals at the Security Council. This does not mean one should not be horrified by what has happened at Khan Shaykhun. But more than anything, the international community must urge a thorough investigation of these events before rushing either to a forensic judgment about what happened and to a response-particularly a military response?in retaliation. Sober heads need to prevail. War is rarely the answer. Particularly when we don?t as yet know the question.

Apr 06 15:54

Musings By America’s Graveside

Brother Nathanael seems a little testy these days. But who isn't!

By Brother Nathanael
* Haley is an imbecile.
* Trump cannot be trusted, his word is full of worms.
* Trump is a tinderbox, a dangerous demagogue.
* There is not an ounce of integrity running through Trump’s veins.
* Jared Kushner has his day in the sun with Trump. But every dog has his day and pisses on the hydrant. America is that hydrant.
* Bannon wrote many of Trump’s campaign ‘anti-NWO’ speeches. Trump never believed a word of it.
* Tillerson is a weakling. He caved to big business to allow homos to wreck the last remaining wholesome institution in America, the Boy Scouts of America.
* Mattis and McMasters are both war criminals yet run the Jew-enabled war machine wreaking havoc all over the world.
* Mattis has the eyes of a zombie. He’s a metaphor of the hollowing out of Jewmerica, a country with one foot and three toes in the grave.
* Jewmerica is the most hated country across the board.

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