On the subject of corporate tax rates I’m sure you have heard conservatives observe that “corporations don’t pay taxes – people do.” This is only part of the truth. Barry O. and his buddy, Joe, were insistent that corporations “pay their fair share.” What their fair share is and who determines it I will leave to your imagination. What you never hear is that politicians (i.e. Demoncrats) really use the corporate tax rate to increase the total tax they collect from you. And on top of that they will then beat corporations about the head and shoulders when corporations have to increase their price to cover the increase in the taxes they collect from you to turn over to the gummamint.
And there is an even more evil aspect to corporate taxes. Imagine, if you will, that a giant international consulting firm, Big Builders, Inc. has just won a massive contract to build a very large project for the Saudis. After their initial evaluation and planning Big Builder, Inc decides they will need 100 bulldozers with a certain set of specifications. Bill Bundle is part of the acquisition team and these bulldozers are his responsibility. He gets out his heavy equipment catalogs and begins his analysis. He finds two that meet the required specs. One is the Patter-Putter Rock Crusher 3000 and the other is the Mitbehistushy Lavender Chrysanthemum Mark II. The 3000 has been produced for 9 years and the Mark II has been produced for 3 years. Bill wonders to himself if the 3000 was being targeted by the Mark II. Their specs are virtually identical and so is their price of $200,000.
Then Bill remembers that the Patter-Putter catalog was printed in the last year of the Trump administration. He calls an old acquaintance at Patter-Putter, Chester Honeyhugger, to determine the current price. Bill knows that the current Japanese corporate rate is 10% so each bulldozer will cost $220,000. Chester sheepishly confesses that Patter-Putter has cut it’s profit margin to 1% just to maintain a presence in the market. That brings the base price down to $191,900. But it turns out that Joe Biden has determined that Patter-Putter’s fair share is now 28% so the export price will now be $245,632.
As you might expect, Bill’s company is not in business to push a social agenda of “fairness.” Their goal is to make money by turning out the contracted product at the lowest expense. Bill offers Chester his sympathy, because he will have to give the contract to Mitbehistushy and save over $25,000 per bulldozer.
There are other factors to consider, too. Because their export share went up during the Trump administration, Patter-Putter may now need to down size and layoff some people. As may their suppliers. Companies like Electo-zap which produces the wiring harness for the 3000. And Marty Moss Fasteners which produces a myriad of nuts, bolts and washers for the 3000. And, of course, there’s Rods and Seams welding supplies. The loss of the sale will even affect Pip’s Lunch Wagon which had to hire an extra person before the change in administrations. And many other effects will ripple through the U.S. economy to every company that seeks to export their goods and services and their suppliers.
So as the liberals call for a fair share from giant corporations, ask 19 year old Solidad who just got a pink slip from her first ever job as a Cook Trainee how fair it feels to her.
when your prostate removal surgery has left you with only one sphincter between your bladder and the world.
I am going to do you a big favor even though you did not ask for one. One of the candidates for some position in City government was on FOX 45 this morning saying that the people of Baltimore City need more opportunity. Well, here’s the truth. Pretty much the ONLY opportunities in Baltimore City are for Demoncrat politicians and the patronage positions they can parcel out. That is because they are the Kapos who control the Demoncratic Party Plantation System – Baltimore Division. They trade bare subsistence housing, bare subsistence food, bare subsistence welfare payments and a few bare subsistence jobs in return for your votes, which enables the Demoncratic Party apparatus and the Kapos who run your City to get rich. Baltimore City schools get more money per student than ALL but 3 of the 13,000 school districts in the US. Meanwhile, your kids can’t read, they can’t do math and your schools are falling apart. How do you feel about that????
On February 27, 1860, Abraham Lincoln, before he became the Republican nominee for the presidency at the GOP convention scheduled for May, spoke in New York at the Cooper Institute.
He addressed the policy of the Demoncratic Party. He said, “Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. YOU WILL RULE OR RUIN IN ALL EVENTS.”
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Ask yourself, how many of the foreigners Trump is trying to negotiate with are holding out hoping that Trump will be weakened by all the opposition of the Demoncrats and, yes, even some Republicans, so that they might be able to get a better deal? Or that they might get to bulldoze Biden for a real sweet deal?
A number of years earlier Lincoln addressed the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois on January 27, 1838, in a speech titled “The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions.” In this speech, Lincoln spoke about the dangers of slavery in the United States, as the institution could corrupt the federal government. Lincoln warned that mobs or people who disrespected U.S. laws and courts could destroy the United States. He went on to say the Constitution and rule of law in the United States are “the political religion of our nation.”
He told them, “From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia…could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.”
In the late 1940s or early 50s, the leaders of the USSR realized the same thing. But they did not give up. The created a long term plan that would come close to fruition after the USSR had, itself, fallen. Their plan was ingenious. Most of the government leaders in the US came out of our colleges. The key then was to turn the college students to a believe a false and very negative narrative to be be perpetuated in every academic arm of our high schools and colleges.
How do you change the high schools? You take over the teacher training programs of the colleges. How do you get the media to assist in turning college students to their policy? You take over the journalism programs. Scientists? Social Services? You must take over all those programs. They began small. They used what influence they could exert to get commie professors into teaching positions, then leadership positions. They worked always together to create fellow travelers and then promote them into positions of greater and greater power. “While America Slept” they took control of every aspect of academics and media they could. They were assisted by fellow travelers from Hollywood which had long been infiltrated by the commies.
What proof have I? You need only look at those institutions and the people who run and populate them. This day we are on the edge of losing our country to these communist monsters. I’m pretty sure Biden is just a less left wing front for these people. If he is elected something will happen to him to put the most “progressive” member of the Senate into the Oval Office.
What can we do? Some of my fellow Christians believe that a great awakening of the Church will save us. I would like to believe that, but how long will God tolerate our national disgrace of abortion, approval of the homosexual lifestyle – even by the Church – and the total rejection of God’s Law by the majority of the population?
Of a few things I am quite certain. Our only hope is to do the following: Pray, pray and pray more. Be a good citizen – vote and get active. Our problems start in elementary school and progress through grade 12. All the teaching done in those years is controlled by the local school board. People on Facebook periodically are outraged by drag queens reading about homosexual relations or some such nonsense. That happens ONLY because the local school boards are dominated by outright commies or “progressive” fellow travelers. Find out what you need to do to replace these monsters and start doing it. Somewhere along the line someone gets elected and enables these monsters. Find out who that is and work against them. KICK THEM OUT.
Fixing the colleges is much more complicated because they are usually run by the State or a private organization and not local politicians. What control can be exerted on State colleges must come from pressure on elected State officials. But, again, YOU MUST GET EDUCATED AND ACTIVE in your citizenship. If you don’t please stop crying and moaning on Facebook about the mess we’re in today.
In 1943 a young woman named Sophie Scholl was executed by guillotine in Germany. Her crime was attacking Adolph Hitler and his Nazi war machine. She belonged to an underground organization known as the “White Rose” which she worked in to produce printed materials which they surreptitiously distributed in an attempt to reveal the realities of the Nazi regime to the citizens of Germany. Being told she was going to be executed a Nazi official asked her if her actions were worth it. Her answer, “An end in terror is preferable to terror with no end.”
Thousands of Christians were executed, tortured or sent to concentration camps for opposing Hitler or shielding Jews from capture. Certainly not comparable to the millions murdered by the Nazis, but educational. You will hear many liberals claim that Hitler was a Christian, but they are either stupid of downright lying. Hitler made a pretense of being a Christian at the beginning of his quest for power to get support of the German citizenry. The fact is that Hitler believed in a mix of Aryan superiority and Norse myths of Valhalla, etc. This is well documented and anyone can find the truth on the internet – assuming they really want to know the truth. Most liberals are not really interested in the truth.
Last night I had a dream. I have talked here about my dreams before, but this one was a new experience. I have had bad dreams before. Some were even a little scary. This one I consider my first true “nightmare.” Scientists say that we don’t remember most of our dreams unless we wake up not too long after it occurs. I can’t say then that I have never had a nightmare before. I might have had one, but did not remember it. But this nightmare actually woke me up. The first in my 74 years.
In this dream I found an aborted late term baby. It was in a black plastic trash bag. I don’t remember where I found it, but I took it out of the bag and wrapped the bag around it like a blanket. Its chest and head appeared unharmed and I know that abortions usually damage the head, but not in my dream. The body below the chest was totally covered with blood and injuries. When I looked at its face I started to cry uncontrollably. This was also the only time I can ever remember crying in a dream. I was in so much anguish I knew I needed to show it to my family. In this dream my Mom and Dad were still alive and they and my sister were also extremely upset. At this point I woke up.
The anguish I felt in the dream stayed with me when I awoke. I felt like if I had awakened in the presence of one of those women who wear stupid caps and proudly proclaim their act of abortion or their desire to have one some day, that I would beat her to death with my cane. But I know that would violate God’s Law, too. And I can understand why a few have taken the law into their own hands and murdered abortion doctors or bombed their clinics. But they are violating God’s Law and that is wrong. But now I understand.
As I lay there thinking about how terrible it was and trying to make sense of it, I believe the Holy Spirit actually gave me some insight into the meaning and purpose of the dream. When God made his covenant with Abraham He promised certain blessings He would bestow upon the nation that Abraham would father. God built a hedge of protection around Israel, but, while that covenant would last forever, that hedge would be removed if Israel rebelled against Him. And that’s exactly what happened. Despite the warnings of the prophets, Israel drifted farther and farther from God. By the 8th century BC, they had purged God from their national life, mocked and persecuted the tiny faithful remnant and replaced God with idols of all sorts. They were even sacrificing their own children to the pagan god Baal. In 732 BC The Assyrians attacked and destroyed Samara (Israel’s capitol) and carried off many of the inhabitants.
They did not respond to this by turning back to God. When the time came to rebuild, they arrogantly vowed to rely on their own strength. This is recorded in Isaiah 9 : 9 &10. They were pronouncing judgement upon themselves. The Assyrians attacked Israel again and utterly destroyed the nation. Most of the Jews were carried away into slavery.
I and others believe that because this country was founded on Biblical principles, God has blessed this nation. We are not perfect and we have certainly not been chosen in the same way that God made the Jews his chosen people. But the mere fact of paying honor to God can bring His blessings. However, the second half of the 20th century witnessed a profound turning from God by our country. God has been purged from our schools and text books and the murder of our unborn children has been made a sacrament of left. The courts have excluded God and his Word from public places. The main stream media criticizes and derides anything Christian. Since Roe v. Wade we had murdered more unborn people than were killed in WW2. We don’t know how many children were sacrificed to Baal in ancient Israel, but it certainly was nowhere near 60 million.
Have our own leaders pronounced our future judgement? I know a lot of people will hate me for saying this, but I truly believe that God answered millions of prayers by giving us President Trump. If he wins the election with literally everyone in power above us attacking and lying about him, then I believe it will confirm God’s Will. What think YOU?
The Black State Attorney General Daniel Cameron of Kentucky seated a Grand Jury to examine the case of Ms. Breonna Taylor. The Grand Jury examined the case and returned a conclusion that the death of Ms. Taylor, while tragic, was not a crime. Demoncrats, BLM and all sorts of liberals are now ginning up would be rioters with charges that AG Cameron is a “tool of THE MAN,” an Uncle Tom and as “skin folk,” but NOT kin folk. I guess if George Zimmerman is a White Hispanic, then AG Cameron must be a “White Black.”
What FACTS did the Grand Jury have to go on. Regardless of what you heard or read in the lamestream media, a witness has come forth and testified that the Police did knock on Ms Taylor’s door and then announced that they were the police. The Police had a valid warrant to enter and search Ms Taylor’s apartment based on information provided by her ex-boyfriend that the apartment was being used in the sale of illegal drugs. When the door was not opened the Police kicked the door and entered the apartment. Ms Taylor’s current boyfriend shot two of the Policemen using a gun which, as a convicted felon, was illegal for him to possess. In legal justified self-defense the Police returned fire and in the ensuing hail of gunfire Ms Taylor was shot and killed. The resulting indictment of one Police Officer was for the fact that bullets he fired passed through the walls and “endangered” residents in other apartments – none of whom were injured.
The Demoncrats, BLM, the “slip and slide” lawyer representing Ms Taylor’s family and the lamestream media have chosen to ignore those facts. Why? They want protests and riots in an attempt to weaken President Trump’s standing with the voters. If you’re thinking, “they cannot be that disingenuous” you would be quite wrong. But that is a subject that must be set aside for another day.
BTW, there has been a lot of talk about “The Talk” that Black parents need to have with their children. Not about sex, but about surviving an encounter with the blood thirsty men in blue. I can give you all the information you need to share with your kids in order to survive. First, If a Police Office gives you an instruction – do what he says. Period. If you believe the instruction was illegal or immoral, wait until you get safely home and tell Mommy and/or Daddy. Second, never never ever put your hands where the Police Officer cannot see them. If you reach into a car and the Officer cannot see your hands you may be getting a gun. Even if he is pointing his gun at you as he yells at you to show your hands he could not stop you from wheeling toward him and firing a possibly fatal shot at him. He might even pull his trigger first, but it’s almost impossible for him to prevent you from firing that fatal shot. And here’s their “dirty” little secret – they want to go home that night every bit as much as you do. If you will follow the Officer’s directions and keep your hands at all times where he can see them I guaranty you will go home that night.
On the radio today I was hearing conversations about the arguments of BLM. If you say that more unarmed Whites are killed every year than Blacks, they will reply that there are fewer Blacks than White and the “per capita” number of Blacks killed is greater. But the simple facts are that Police have a much higher number of interactions with Blacks per capita because Blacks commit more crimes per capita. You won’t hear that on the alphabet network evening news, but it is a fact.
So while the Demoncrat Party wants violent protests to defeat Trump, BLM wants violent protest to create an atmosphere of chaos to push the communist agenda and Jesse Jackson, Al Shrimpton et al want violent protests so they can get richer, why don’t you just undertake a little project of your own to find out the real facts in this struggle.