01/01/13 the largest tax increase in history

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by downsouth, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    With the president saying everyone should pay their far share and crap like the GSA spending scandal, solyendra, etc. If things don't change we will be in for a huge tax increase in the new year.

    With all that in mind the link below is a list of 30 programs our tax and borrowed dollars were wasted on. Enjoy and take a baby asprin.

    http://www.mrconservative.com/2012/03/2471-30-government-waste-projects/
     
  2. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    As bad as all those are, that's like cutting out starbucks coffee for one day. It's literally meaninless with the out of control spending.
     

  3. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Yes, but they have the effing nerve to take more of our money. I posted that more because of principle rather than budget concerns.
     
  4. orangello

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    A day of reckoning MUST come; we will all be on the hook for higher taxes and for a while to pay off our current tab, much less what odumbocare may cost us if it goes into full effect. If they start planned and targeted spending cuts now with gradual increases in taxes on those who currently pay little or nothing (most of us) they might be able to turn this shatstorm around by the end of my days.
     
  5. texaswoodworker

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    ..........:cool:
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    thetententen
     
  7. gr8wapiti

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    OMG, THAT IS STUPIDITY AT ITS FINEST AND TO BELIEVE THESE IDIOTS RUN THE COUNTRY?????? Ron White said it best,"You can't fix stupid!!!!!"
     
  8. mountainman13

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    I see no issues with any of those and I'm going to vote for Obama he will fix all our problems. Oh and guns kill people and bigfoot is real.
    Not sure why you guys don't understand all this. You must be terrorists.
     
  9. Mosin

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    You won't find 19 cent washers at a laundromat, ace hardware maybe....
     
  10. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    lol, it's been a long week. That's even worse! Why the hell would they do that? They could have sent them through the mail (overnight delivery) for a few bucks.
     
  11. partdeux

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    Friend of mine that does military work explained why and how this works. Military has certain stds, no matter what the cost. With so much mfg base gone, it drives the cost up even more. He was explaining how on an electronic project, they had to buy US produced capacitors. There were none available, and a special line had to be restarted and HUGE cost. You wouldn't want a defensive weapons ability to fire dependent on cheap chinese quality parts would you? It's a problem that continues all the way down to cheap washers.
     
  12. LONGHAIR

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    Tax's & Interest on Loans all will go-up in the next couple of years...If we don't have to bail-out another Bank first...These stupid Bankers are going to do-it to us again...WATCH..and see.....
     
  13. ellis36

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    I remember requesting 10 glass fuses. (The little ones that are everywhere.) Each fuse came carefully packed in light brown packing material in a tin can the size of a vienna sausage can.
     
  14. rickyp8888

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    #23 According to the Heritage Foundation, the U.S. military spent “$998,798 shipping two 19-cent washers from South Carolina to Texas and $293,451 sending an 89-cent washer from South Carolina to Florida”.

    Try using a laundromat, or at least buying the washer in the state it's going to. It tends to be a lot cheaper that way.



    first of all after reading this one I cant take any of this to heart and second there are times more than is needed HAS to be payed out like if you have winds blow down your fence and your Ins. company has to pay for it. it may only cost 5k in materals and labor but they HAVE to by law pay out 10k same thing goes with #23 here. and where did the poster get all this? I see some of you blaming the Dems but but who knows it very well could have been the GOP. I know this last part isnt going to earn me any points here but all this chest puffing GOP Obamas the devil stuff has got to go because the last GOP leader wasnt any better but we have to get over it the Gov. is always going to find ways to rip us off no matter whose in charge Reps or Dems.
     
  15. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    rickyp8888 "...I see some of you blaming the Dems but but who knows it very well could have been the GOP…."
    "... with #23 here. and where did the poster get all this?…"

    The link on downsouth's post:

    http://www.mrconservative.com/2012/03/2471-30-government-waste-projects/

    "#23 According to the Heritage Foundation, the U.S. military spent “$998,798 shipping two 19-cent washers from South Carolina to Texas and $293,451 sending an 89-cent washer from South Carolina to Florida”."

    Click on 'The Heritage Foundation'
    http://origin.heritage.org/research/reports/2009/10/50-examples-of-government-waste#_edn3
    11. The Pentagon recently spent $998,798 shipping two 19-cent washers from South Carolina to Texas and $293,451 sending an 89-cent washer from South Carolina to Florida.[11]………
    At the bottom of page 2:
    "….Pick the Low-Hanging Fruit
    Because many of these examples of waste overlap, it is not possible to determine their exact total cost. Yet it is evident that Washington loses hundreds of billions of dollars annually on spending that most Americans would certainly consider wasteful. Lawmakers seeking to rein in spending and budget deficits should begin by eliminating this least justifiable spending while also addressing long-term entitlement costs."

    The article was commenting on waste in government.
    It's not a Democrat vs. Republican thing. Congress has been doing it for years. It happened under the Bush administration, under the Clinton administration, under the Big Bush administration,.All the way back. It doesn't do any good now to blame Bush 2, Clinton, Bush 1, Reagan. They are out of power. It's up to the ones in power now to recognize and address the problems. That's where the criticism of the present president and the House comes in. Some think he's not leading the charge for better efficiency in government. Matter of fact, that he may be adding to the problem. Some think some of the career politicians in Congress and the Senate, Democrat and Republican, have been too long at the trough. IMO, that belief is justified. It isn't a personal thing. If the man was getting the economy to work, going about getting us on a long-time energy program where we would be using our own resources, making the government more efficient rather than just raising taxes, etc., this thread probably wouldn't have been started.