Don’t Forget Your Tea Party 13 April, 2009Posted by David Anderson in Action Item, Economic Policy, Event, Revolutionary Reform, Taxpayer rights.
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Do you believe in power to the people not the plutocracy? You have plenty of company. Attend a tea party to show your support for fiscal sanity. This event is non partisan. Of course I think that after you get educated you should make it count and be partisan for those who stand up for you. Have a great tax day. I hope that you had no unpleasant surprises.
Legislative Mall on the Green
4:00 – 6:00 PM
12:00 – 2:00 PM
4:00 – 7:00 PM
4:00 – 6:30 PM
Middletown Town Square
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Is it time for tax reform or what? 1 April, 2009Posted by David Anderson in Fair Tax, federal, Taxpayer rights.
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Governor Kathleen Sebelius made a mistake on her taxes. She deducted mortgage interest payments that she had to continue to make because her house was under water when she sold it. The other alleged mistakes where not mistakes. Some minor documentation was lost over the last 3 years including 3 letter from charities out of 49. First I am happy that we finally have an Obama official who actually gives to charity. Second, why couldn’t she deduct the mortgage interest? Our tax code is too complex. The administration is making it even more so. When 6 administration nominees including the Secretary of the Treasury as well as the former head of the tax writing Finance Committee can’t get their arms around what the tax code mean, it is time to simplify it not complicate it. The Governor should not be confirmed because she is radically pro-abortion rights. This tax stuff is really a difference of professional opinion and the natural loss of a couple of letters during moving. It really is a non-issue. What isn’t is the fact that the IRS puts average people through the hoops for the same thing. I am willing to give the benefit of the doubt to some of their people; I call on them to strap their proposal for hyper enforcement of the tax code and give us the same.
Maybe the admistration should actually study the Fair Tax. Then again expecting fairness from this administration may just be April 15th fools.
Snipes persecuted to warn the rest of you. 24 April, 2008Posted by stoptaxing in Fair Tax, Taxpayer rights.
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Wesley Snipes was involved in the misguided movement which says the income tax is unconstitutional and argues that you don’t have to pay it. It is based upon a controversial ratification vote in one state which put the 16th Amendment over the top. I don’t know whether it was legitimate or not, but what I do know is that after 95 years, the courts will not revamp the entire way we run our government. That horse should have been corralled at the time if the accusation is true. The movement makes many other arguments which sound good to a lot of people so good that three people actually convinced juries to go along with them. These rare cases give even more ammunition to the leaders who have cost a lot of people their livelihood, freedom, and reputation.
What I have a problem with is the prison sentence. Snipes will be a political prisoner. Willie Nelson owed a similar amount and did not go to jail. Snipes is being sent to prison for 3 years on a misdemeanor charge of not filing his tax returns. The only reason given is to make an example of him. Where is the justice in that? He should pay what he owes not a pound of flesh. Judge Mathias pointed out that we are the only western country which uses prison for such offences. Child abusers get less time than the political prisoner. Snipes and the protest movement are being persecuted not for what they have done (millions are just sent nasty letters and collection procedures for the same offence), but for what they believe. That is as unAmerican as the tax code.
Let’s end this insanity. Let’s have a the fair tax. Then we will be a free country again.
April 15th 15 April, 2008Posted by David Anderson in Fair Tax, federal, Taxpayer rights.
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Is time for us to recommit to ending the insanity of the American tax code. It inhibits our freedom, manipulates our lives, muzzles our churches, drains hundreds of billions from us just to figure out how to comply, inspires fear and loathing over inspiration, subsidies the export of our jobs, and siphons the life out of our corporations. If the British would have proposed our tax code on the founders, they wouldn’t have even bothered to send envoys to negotiate. They would have just declared the King and Parliament mad.
The tax code is corrupt. It is not based upon sound economics. It is based upon the sound made by the chatter of lobbyists. In a global economy in which other countries are migrating to simple, flat taxes, we can no longer afford this anchor on our economy.
We don’t need to reform the tax code. We need to abolish it. We need to replace it with a simple, fair tax system which encourages investment in America. We need to take the power from Washington D. C. and return it to the people.
The spark has turned into to a flame. 6 June, 2007Posted by stoptaxing in Action Item, State, Taxpayer rights.
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The Petition has gone real world in a big way. Volunteers in different parts of the state are taking it to the streets. This non-partisan effort has taken a new twist tonight. Kent County Republicans allowed me to make a pitch tonight. I needed less than 2 minutes to lay out a simple case and close to 20 people took petitions to circulate in response and most of the rest signed. Using natural alliances makes sense. It can be used to make the effort seem partisan, but the danger for us is in not being bold. The GOP needs to regain a sense of identity at the grassroots level of being the low tax, people’s party. It is their best interest to join the cause. Hopefully, the elected officials will join the people’s cause.
House Democrat leader announced Tuesday that the Gas tax is dead. He said he is voting against it. Maybe there is hope for Minner/Carney’s party as well. Unfortunately, his statement leaves on the table all of the other taxes and fee hikes. The way the system operates, the senate could stick the tax hike in during JFC negotiations and we would not know unless it leaked. Which is why we all need to support firststatepolitics open government petition. Click the blogroll for it and go to the petition page. Of course if you have not signed ours http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/950061677
We are on the verge of victory if we don’t let off the pressure. Let’s go for it. Thanks everyone.
I think we need letters to the editor and a couple of small but well placed classified ads.
Great Start!!! 26 May, 2007Posted by stoptaxing in State, Taxpayer rights.
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We are off and running. It is a holiday weekend, but we are well on our way to our first milestone. I was hoping for 100 signatures by Tuesday when we launched this effort publicly. As of Saturday, we are up to 51. Now Firststate politics has taken me, David Anderson (STOP chairman), as a contributer and posted the case for the petition. Please click on the link in the blog roll and give a comment. Those who have not signed are invited to do so. I know it is a big step to go from reader to activist, but it is painless. Certainly a lot less painless than Minner/Carney’s tax increases.
If you have any questions or would like more information. Please click the stop Minner…. page at the top if you want to see the case for this effort. This is not a partisan effort. It is a citizen effort.
Thanks so much to all of you.
UPDATE 87 as of Monday Morning!!!
Bloggers unite to bring Petition to Delawareans 25 May, 2007Posted by stoptaxing in Action Item, State, Taxpayer rights.
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We are pleased to report that other bloggers are joining with the STOP effort to protect the taxpayer for the Minner-Carney administration. This effort is starting to become a grassroots revolution birthed out of cyberspace. Get in on the ground floor. Sign the petition. If you want a hardcopy or email version to spread around, add that to your comments when you sign or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Minner-Carney Administrations push for a new tax hike on working families must be countered. They have no proposals for reforms so they will continue to squander our money and raid the trust funds for their pet pork barrel projects. Spending has increased 81% under this administration and now the bill is due. The only way to fix it is to set priorities not raid the taxpayer for more money. That is like giving an addict more to get over his cravings.
The best way is to let the people weigh in. The proposed tax hikes amount to a tax on getting to work. Gas tax, DMV hikes, doubling Tolls, and increasing fees on car purchases all impact working families the hardest.
If they do not hear from us, rest assured what happenned in New Castle County will happen to the state.
Sign this petition. Get your friends to sign this petition. It may be the best investment you make today.
Let the sun shine in. 13 March, 2007Posted by stoptaxing in Action Item, State, Taxpayer rights.
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There is new hope for the open government bills. As the public starts to pay more attention to these bills, Democrats and recalcitrant Republicans are feeling the heat. The government belongs to the people, yet we are excluded from the budget process when the key decisions are being made.
There are inadequate shelters, but we can buy golf courses. We can’t fund school expansion, but we can give private interests money at the waterfront. We can’t build roads, but we can buy thousands upon thousands of acres of open land with highway money. We can’t fund child health care, but we can buy homes in flood plains. We need to change the way this state operates. This is only a start, but start we must.
Contact your State officials (link in state ) and support these bills. Esp. the two I am listing. The third bill mentioned goes as far as to open the caucuses which is unnecessary and unlikely to pass. Oddly enough the article fails to mention HB 4 which kicked this off, it will come up this week. HB 70 is really just the Democrat version of HB 4. Whichever version passes is an improvement. Excerpt from Newszap follows.
House Bill 60, sponsored by Rep. RobValihuraalihura Jr., R-Wilmington, would require legislative committees to follow FOIA for meetings.
The bill is co-sponsored by all three Republican leaders in the GOP-led House and other Republican members.
House Bill 70, sponsored by House Minority Leader Rep. Robert F. Gilligan, D-Wilmington, would open the General Assembly – except caucuses – to all FOIA requirements
Closing the Tax Gap–A new Era of Oppression? 7 March, 2007Posted by stoptaxing in Fair Tax, federal, Taxpayer rights.
The late Senator Bill Roth fought to reign in IRS abuses. The agency was so flagrant that it became a threat to our liberty. Taxpayer rights legislation was passed and now we have the highest collection rate in the western world. That is not enough for some. They imagine $300 billion being missed in collections, so they want to unleash a new era of tyranny.
What is the solution? The Fair Tax would not require honesty or reporting nor would it require sacrificing our rights. Think about it. Story is below.