Archive for May, 2012

Essay On The Responsibility Of Paying Taxes

May 31, 2012

It does seem odd to me that here in the United States the current attitude with many is that “Corporations are Citizens” but on the other hand should not pay any taxes to support their responsible citizenship obligations to our society.

Even since 1993, The Queen of England has been made to pay income tax and capital gains tax on her personal income.  Do the United States Corporations have the self-importance hubris of being greater than the Queen?  How did they get the non-thinking, mindless followers to sign onto this level of non-inclusive status for which they are enjoying the benefits so much today?  Do these Corporations not benefit in the police protection, fire fighter protection, armed services to protect the shores of our homeland?

Do they not benefit from the level of infrastructure such as paved roads for shipping their products from one location to the next, safe airports for their air travel, improvements and reliability in the electrical grid for which they so very much depend on to conduct business?

Today many companies are dependent of the subsidized workforce to make their profits on.  Many companies today in the United States only offer a pay scale that no one can support themselves much less a family.  I can give the chicken processing industry as a good example.  Most of their workers live in taxpayers’ subsidized housing, living on taxpayers’ subsidized food stamps to feed themselves and family to live on.  But the local and state governments have given a 10 plus year tax deferment to the chicken industry because they brought employment into the area.  With all of this “Not collecting Taxes, and paying out $Millions to subsidize their labor force, how is this benefiting the area.  We are paying out more than we are getting in return.

The Town of Cambridge has for the last 40 years been giving out these Tax Deferments to many companies who after their 10 year time frame is up and are supposed to start returning back to the community by paying Taxes owed, just pull up stakes and moved to another area to negotiate yet another 10 year Tax Deferment.

I would ask how much did Mitt Romney gain from Tax Deferment Benefits with Bain Capital sucking from the Tax Payers over the years, and then only to borrow against, dismantle and sell off, ending the productive jobs of many citizens in those areas.

I say it is time for the American Tax Payers to sit up and take notice of this “Corporate Welfare System” that has been employed and sold as being “Business Friendly” has cost the citizen tax payers $Billions over the last 40 years and still have nothing to show for it.

Hence The Portrait Of A Teabagger

“If You Preserve Secrecy, Half The Battle’s Won.” The Khmer Rouge principle.

May 22, 2012

Quietly, going on today, in Florida under the Republican state legislature that has three fourths of the members of their party, and with a corrupt, former Medicare and Medicaid fraud executive, Rick Scott, able to be elected Governor with no political experience, but having Tea Party support; 180,000 poor, black, Hispanic, college student, and elderly voters will soon be off the voting rolls, without any recourse for most, with the design to fix the election of the members of Congress, and the Presidency, in the Republicans’ hands!

The Republicans have also made registration of new voters much more difficult a procedure, and they are ready to do what happened in 2000 use corrupt methods to help fix the vote, which led to the contested election of George W. Bush, by 537 votes, throwing the election to Bush over Al Gore, who had a national popular vote lead of over a half million votes.

This is not unique to Florida because across the country, many Republican controlled States are purging the voting roles of those who would be voting against the Republican Party.  These same State legislators are also passing anti-worker’s rights laws that basically give cart blanch to employers to extort and exploit the Working Middle Classes.  They are also quietly pushing through laws giving contribution rewards of special “Tax Breaks,” or removing the responsibility of corporate taxes, and deregulation that does nothing to benefit workers and only makes sure corporations continue raping America.

The results are many Working Middle Class people suffering the brunt of the economic greed which lead to this Depression Downturn.  I give the example of the construction worker, his wife, and their five children were living in a comfortable, three bedroom home.  The family now resides in a donated trailer on a local campground, having downgraded from about 1900 square feet to about 215.  The hard Working Middle Class family’s slide into homelessness started nearly two years ago when the husband lost his construction job.  The family’s choice was when the money got tight; the family started having to make some difficult choices.  Do you go ahead and make the house payment and keep a roof over your head but have no lights and no water, or do you go ahead and keep those utilities on and forego the house payment, and hope that you can get it caught up?  This scenario just kept getting worse to where it got further and further behind until we wound up losing the home.  This all lays directly right back to the Deregulation of Banks and Corporations laws that were voted and signed through at Midnight on Fridays in the 2000 to 2004 time frame.

Those who did not look deeper into the truth of what was really going on behind the veiled curtains of “Conservatism,” and voted to enable the “Controlling Republicans,” have only to blame themselves for allowing this to happen.

 

The “Full Quiver” Project

May 13, 2012

I am repeating this posting from my old site on June 4, 2009, and this subject was already a couple of years old when I first found out.  During the comments from the last blog posting this subject came up again.  I would never say that ALL Tea Party Members believe in the “Full Quiver Project”….. but I would say that those who practice the “Full Quiver Project”…most are Tea Party Members.

Once again we are seeing the examples of the “Extreme Supporters of the Religious Right” who are trying to move legislation farther to the right than ever before, and they want to take the country along with them.

A professor of Christian Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, whose name is Bruce Ware, is pushing their religious right agenda to the extremes. This person finds passages in the Bible to justify that God meant women to be submissive to men. It is within the same passage that states, children should honor their mother and fathers, and slaves should honor their masters etc.

This Southern Baptist Seminary now has some of the other ideas from their fundamentalist positions. This new teaching is being called “The Full Quiver Theology” and is based on Psalm 127: 3-5 which reads, “Children are a heritage of the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward. As arrows in a soldier’s hand, so are the sons of the young. Blessed is the man who has filled his quiver with them.”

The seminary’s president, Albert Mohler, explained that under-population was a pressing concern. Couples who choose childlessness are guilty of “rebellion against parenthood that represents nothing less than an absolute revolt against God’s design.” God will decide whether to open or close the womb. Using birth control is an act against God’s will. The truly Christian couple will allow God to decide whether each act of sex will result in procreation and sex will be returned to its proper place in a Christian’s life. What part of this decision does the Christian woman have? None because she should submit, of course.

When asked about his position, President Mohler explained to the Chicago Tribune, “We are barely replenishing ourselves,” he said. “That is going to cause huge social problems in the future.”

Now the first alarm that should go off and one should ask themselves, “What did Mohler mean by “we.” The world’s population is expected to grow to 9 billion by 2050. The United   States’ population is expected to grow to 400 million by 2040. No under-population there.

There is one trend that President Mohler could be referring to is the influx of new Latino immigration and if the trend continues Euro-Americans will cease being the majority race in the United   States by about 2050. Over the next half century, America will become a predominately non-white nation.

Is this religious call for “Full Quiver” theology a white-supremacy code language advocating for the increase of white babies?” Is the “huge social problems in the future” going to require the need for the “Full Quiver” of white arrows, “arrows in a soldier’s hand,” to defend their religious views?

This really sounds a lot like the Adolf Hitler’s Nazi speech’s warning Germans of the threat from Jews during the 1920’s and the policies and laws that were enacted in the 1930’s.

Of course President Mohler and Professor Ware are backing up their contentions with plenty of Bible verses; which for some people means they are teaching the truth.

I have a good friend who has a Nazi Gold Mothers Cross.  This was awarded to the woman who had seven children, five who were males that filled the ranks of Hitler’s WWII army.  This was the honored German Mother who did her duty and filled the German Ranks of the Aryan children that would fight for the Father Land, and fit into Hitler’s views.  This “Full Quiver Project” is the exact same thing.