Thursday, November 12, 2020

China COVID Vaccine Distribution to NY, CALIF & Other States Whose Governors Object

I used this technique when I was doing a software OS upgrade and the first group was worried about issue as being first - I listened to their worries and moved them to last on the list during the deployment planning meeting telling them that in 3 months when it is their turn for the upgrade  there will be no issues so you will not have to worry about it.


Next day they agreed to be first since upgrading with issues was more important than being last.


VP Pence should announce that NY State and The other states who are worried about the vaccine will be taken off the distribution list and moved to last.


What was going to go to them will go to Puerto Rico, DC, Guam and other US Possession as well as Indian Nations. Those Nations that exist within states that object will have the vaccines delivered directly to them to avoid the state taking them and distributing them as they see fit.


Move them to the last of the line and THEN see what they say about being worried as they tell their citizens that no vaccines will come to them due to the Governor not trusting Donald Trump.


Friday, October 30, 2020


What a Joe Biden Democrat Win Would Mean for the USA in 2020

 There are around 120 million household in the United States. Around 79million have cable and 21 million households have satellite. That leaves 20 million who get news and info from newspapers or over the air TV – which is biased against Republicans and are clueless as to what has really be going on with the Biden / Democrat campaign.

An informed electorate is what is needed in a Democratic Republic which is what the USA is – not a DEMOCRACY as most people understand it. It was not designed or envisioned to be a simple majority rule government.

Biden said he is the Democratic Party – actually he is but a figurehead.

What a person says and what they do is not always the same.

As you watch him read the teleprompter when he is giving any speeches - you can see his eyes move as he reads it – you know that he is not the person who wrote the words – he is but the person who is reading it. If he was that knowledgeable and passionate about what he is saying he would NOT need a teleprompter every time. But he does.

Biden has repeated stated he would wipe out oil and gas through regulation – then switches to saying he is not going to do that when he went to Pennsylvania where the oil and gas industry directly employs around 500,000 people – but his platform and the “Green New Deal” does. He says he would phase it out.

ALL the people who are with him, including Senator Harris, have repeatedly stated, and their platform policy goal is to wipe out oil and gas due to greenhouse gas worries and “Climate Change”.

So which VP Biden and Senator Harris do you believe?

History has shown people who pander to the electorate by stating what is wrong with the existing government and won OFTEN become dictators and or one-party rule governments.

The Democrat campaign has ensured that Biden and Harris refuse to answer ANY question on policy or plans at all. Even their surrogates refuse to answer any questions on basic issues. They also have refused to even acknowledge when riots have occurred that they have encouraged - by never speaking out against as they are happening. They just say a vague - "should not do it" and change the subject. The press refused to cover it or even write about it on the national level - they want Biden to win so they refuse to even talk about it. But one supporter for Trump does anything it is national news - 2,000 Biden supporters looting and rioting in cities across the USA is never reported.

All the people BEHIND Biden campaign have stated that they do not like the way the USA is politically structured because the electorate has authority over the people in the Government – and two Senators on Monday October 26, 2020  stated if they win the Senate – acting like a spoiled child - they will change the Judiciary to increase  the numbers on all courts and then appoint ideologues to them. Next they will change the Senate rules to ensure that no senator can put a hold on any bill and no bill will require 60 votes to pass and all that is required is simple majority of 51 to pass any law in the Senate.

If they kept the 60 vote – filibuster - rule it is unlikely they could get 60 votes to pass a bill like the existing Senate rules require.

The Democrats changed the Senate rules for Judicial appointments when they gained control of the Senate in 2014 under President Obama to a simple majority approval of judges since during the first two years President Obama nominated ideologues to the Judiciary and so no person he nominated could get the 60 votes for confirmation.

Democrats want judges to rule according to how the current Democratic Party wishes things to be and NOT have them rule on existing law and the US Constitution as written.

Dictators always wipe out the judiciary and appoint party ideologs to ensure all laws are always upheld in the courts – so that they can say they followed the rule of law and it was upheld. They know of course that nothing going the courts that they want will ever be blocked.

When former VP Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris refuse to answer basic questions directly – or like Kamala Harris laughs it off and STILL does not answer it at all - then it shows what their real goals are. And of course VP Biden stated to a reporter that the people have NO RIGHT to know what his policies will be.


The people behind the Democratic Party, like BLM – an avowed organization dedicated to overthrow the USA as it is now – which both Biden and Harris support. Easy to see why they refuse to disavow them.

Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, Uganda, Iran, Iraq, China, and many more had uprisings against the existing government. After the uprising and they won control of the country all of them wiped out the Judiciary by appointing party people there, and all created socialist/communist/dictatorship  governments that have killed millions of people. Those people who have survived in those countries often have little to no freedom to talk, travel, choose or even complain about their government. 

How if Biden wins the Presidency, Democrats control the Senate and retain House this is how the USA will be "legally" transformed>

1) The filibuster rule and the ability of any senator to put a hold on any piece of legislation will be wiped out.

2) Simple majority rule will come into effect – NOTHING can be debated or talked about at all and all legislation that comes through will be approved.

3) The Supreme court, and all the others will be “packed” by ideologues. The appeals court will be expanded to 5 – so he appoints 2 more on each of those 12 courts; The Supreme Court to 13 – so he appoints 4 more ideologues who want to transform the US into socialism.

Every law passed can be appealed – but with the courts under control of Democrats who WANT those laws – all appeals will be upheld or ruled in their favor to what they want and NOTHING will be blocked even it goes against what is written in the constitution. The courts are supposed to rule what is written in the law and what is in The Constitution. Ideologues do not follow the law and will just legislate from the bench – and who do you appeal to?

Practical example: 2nd Amendment is an individual right to arms will be thrown out as unconstitutional.

How – A well formed MILITIA – no private militias are allowed by any state that that I know of. STATES can still form militias, but none have any. Traditional militias were transformed into The National Guard after the Spanish American War by Congress. When a person joins the NG they swear allegiance to the FEDERAL Government – not to a state.

Thus Democrat ideologues will then say no one is allowed to have weapons unless they are in a MILITIA – and there are none – so NO WEAPONS are allowed to be owned – upheld by the appeals and the Supreme Court judges. You can be assured that ALL had to pass a test by the Democrats review committee to ensure they will never allow the 2nd to be upheld before they were appointed – else they would not be nominated.

4) Biden will be forced out within 6 months by the 25th amendment and Kamala Harris become president.

She will then appoint a far left socialist / radical as VP behind her.

AOC too young, a person has to be 35 - so most likely Tlaib – Omar was not born in the USA – and being a Muslim Tlaib it covers that electorate and the ideals that they want the USA to be transformed into. Pressley duplicates the race of Harris so she is out.

Agencies are the one who write the regulations that enforce laws passed by Congress. To change any laws all they have to do is do a NPRM to create a new regulation or change an existing one, go through the public comment period – there is no law that they have to LISTEN to comments just have it - publish the new regulations in the National Register and 90 days later it is the law. They can change all the regulations into whatever they want them to be. You can appeal – but to the stacked courts will always rule against you so nothing can be done.

All Legal – this is what happened in Germany in 1934 after the NAZI Party – their real name was National Socialist Germans Workers Party– they were SOCIALISTS – lost seats. They changed the rules and stacked the courts to remain in power.

The people who backed Hitler thought they could reason and contain Adolf Hitler – but you cannot reason with a person who is not reasonable and is the one who wields all the power.

Biden is a figurehead. This is opposite of 1930s Germany. Here the people who put him there will remove him and replace him with people – Senator Harris and others, who wield the real power.

Biden says he will not do X – but within 6 months he will be gone. He stated he will form a national commission on how to “reform” the court system – sounds good but it will be done before the report comes back – the people backing him will never let it stay the way it is so congress will change the law.

If you think that if Congress passes a bill saying to expand the SCOUS to 13 people that he will veto it? 

The Democrat controlled Congress will fast pass all legislation to get what they which they could not get for the past 20 years due to the built in checks and balances created in the system since 1788.

People have always said the first 100 days is when most polices and laws get implemented and Joe Biden will have no ability to stop them. The people he will be forced to put into his cabinet will all be radicals – some people we already known who they are and what Cabinet position they want – and he has refused to even let it be known who the others will be – cause if he did people would not vote for him at all due to the policies and laws they want to impose onto US citizens.

Think about that.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

One Promise President Obama Kept

During his initial 2008 campaign he offered vague sayings of "Hope and Change" to people - without any direct or detailed policy or regulations that he was going to put in place to go with his campaign slogan.  During the just completed past 2016 elections the Democrats constantly stated the President elect Trump, and the other Republican candidates, had no details at all - but they conveniently forgot that President Obama made vague statements and campaigned on in 2008, and to a large extent 2012, but since he was a Democrat that was okay by them and the National Press.


But one of the main themes that President Obama stated as a goal in 2008 was that he wanted to fundamentally transform the USA into a different nation. He did accomplish that.


The day after the 2016 polls closed we had protests and riots over the outcome of the election, like they do after most 3rd world country elections. The outgoing elected officials are pushing through rules and regulations that they want to put in place to benefit their supporters bypassing all the normal processes - issuing decrees in effect. Publishing rules in the Federal Register that the vast majority of people do not want knowing that it will take years to roll them back though the PROPER process. If President Trump uses the SAME process that President Obama has over the past 8 year. the press and the Democrats will scream and bring the government to a halt since he is not following the "proper" process - even through President Obama did not - but since he is a Democrat doing that for "the greater good" that is okay to break all constitutional rules - but not when someone else does it for the "greater good."


So, in effect, President Obama has taken us down to a nice 3rd world mentality of process and reward by teaching people that when you vote you can riot and protest since it did not turn out the way you expected it too. So of course you were "robbed" of the outcome you wanted.


They did that in 2000, now again in 2016. If Hillary Clinton had won the election the USA would certainly be, after at least 4 years, been downgraded to a true 3rd world nation in how we act and re-act on the world stage and we would be going to the UN for approval for everything as we would in effect become a vassal state to the UN.


The treaties that Hillary Rodham Clinton  would have been signed, and since treaties creates laws and rules that are above the Constitution, would have ensured that lots of our rights would be nullified because she, and President Obama, really do not like most of the rights we have since those rights are really against most Socialist ideas. Once a TREATY is signed, unless there is a clause allowing us out of the treaty, nothing could have been done about it.


The modern Democrat party likes the UN since anything done there, where most nations are not a republic, and where the UN is a “democratic” body where popular vote rules (unless vetoed by one the 7 on the security council), any popular vote can  take away citizen rights in the US or other nation by treaty. Treaties can eliminate laws and safeguards within our Constitution by forcing the Federal Government to wipe out all existing laws, which would ensure that the USA can become more like a socialist state controlling all aspects of a person life in the USA as a goal.


Don’t believe it? The DMCA – Digital Millennium Copyright Act    -  was passed by Congress due to the US signing a Treaty which FORCED us to change our laws to comply with the European’s idea of copyright rules and standards – The treaty was signed and approved done under President Clinton’s Democrat Congress.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

A USA Future With President Hillary

What America would be like in 3 years if she wins the White House in 2016


President Obama stated that he wanted to Fundamentally Transform America - and he has. It more of a Socialist / Decree driven style of government that what the Constitution stated that the Republic is or what is allowed - since no one in any position of power was willing to call him out in public - or private - that what he was doing was illegal or just plain wrong - since if they did they were called by Democrats and all the newspapers as being racist to deflect the real issue. Ms. Hillary will follow the same path - people will not challenge her policy or Presidential directives at the risk of being called sexist and racist at the same time, and the newspapers will not report at all that what she tells her appointees to perform is actually against the rules of the Constitution. Of course, like President Obama, she will "interpret" the constitution the way SHE wants it to be - not the plain words that it is. She ascribes to the "evolving" and changeable nature of the Constitution based on whomever is in charge as to what the Constitution means - and then implements it.


The EPA will be directed to wipe out the coal industry by the simple expedient of publishing more rules. People fail to realize that for ANY rule to be "law" any Executive branch department (which is everything) just has to follow a few simple rules: hold public "show" meetings around the nation; take public comments (which can be ignored, law does state you have to answer them or address the issues, just take them); publish in the Federal Register the new rules; wait 90 days  and now it is "The Law." Congress grants TO departments the rights to make rules (laws) by design to implement the high level law Congress passes. In prior administrations the people in charge looked at the original intent of the law and followed it. President Obama, and certainly Hillary Clinton, don't care about intent. They have, and will, state that the law grants them the right to do anything they want and if you don't like it tough - sue the Government. And of course most people don't know you have to have "standing" in order to sue: i.e. be directly affected by the law.  The Government makes that determination if you have standing and you have to have at least 3 to 5 million dollars and 3 to 10 years to get a final decision. Now since President Obama appointed like-minded judges who make these decision, they believe that the Government knows best, getting the first hurdle to being allowed to even sue is hard. Now since in the last 8 years most of the appellate and the Supreme Courts are also filled with people who have been taught the Government knows best, everything will be "legally" blocked. Congress told the EPA to regulate and control or prevent contamination of the environment  - Hillary will just tell direct any agency that regulates anything to take what is a contaminate to the extreme limit so that the rules cannot be met and thus put any company they don't like out of business - impact be damned. There is NOTHING to stop them at all. There is NO appeal to a Federal Register rule. Congress HAS to pass a specific bill to overturn it - and of course even if it got past both houses, she would Veto it.


1st and 2nd Amendment

The "Bill of Rights" was passed as a set to limit what the GOVERNMENT can do - not the people. Under a Clinton Presidency that will change. She has stated that both the freedom of speech and gun rights decisions make in the last 6 years were wrong - so she will tell the agencies to write new rules restricting both - and then ensure that any lawsuits are steered to specific courts, like mentioned above, whose judges feel like she does and they will "uphold" those rules. Getting to the Supreme Court will take years and by then 2 to 4 new judges, appointed by her, will also side with her policy and philosophy - since they will only be appointed to the bench if she knows they secretly thinks the way she does.

This means that politically incorrect speech will be regulated, by pretending to prevent social injustice and description, by using fees and publication barriers, all "legal", being erected to stop any speech that goes against what she (Democrat) party wants to hear. They can force all cities  to have a new policy that any march must pay all the costs of police to "protect" them during the march. Then by having 100 to 4,000 assigned as police security and making them pay up front the  costs to, and assign more people to "controversial" marches,  they can make them so costly so as to prevent them (with 4,000 police on OT pay that would be $800,000 dollars; 4,000 for 4 hours at $50 hour). Marches they like they can assign 10 people and the cost is so low they can be held - for causes they like. They can create "non-subjective" rules that ensure the costs are up for causes they do not like easily  - we have already seen this in various parts of the USA.

The 2nd Amendment was created to ensure that people would always have a means to prevent a Government like the one that ran America before 1783. If you have no means of fighting back you don't - you can see that in any country that bans the ownership of weapons. Mexico has one of the most restrictive set of laws to owning weapons in the world - and many more people die of gun violence in Mexico than in the USA and they have only 1/3 the population. Mexico has 127 million people and they die at 7.64 people per 100,000 by purposeful gunfire. USA has 318 million and they die due to guns at a homicide rate 3.43 per 100,000 people. (2014 figures). 70% of those murdered in the USA are done by GANGS. Remember, the Democrats have been "helping" solve gang violence and poverty for over 60 years - see how well they have done. Now they want us to be like Mexico and restrict gun ownership and make it so unaffordable - except for the gang members. Remember they instituted, funded, ran and enabled "Fast and Furious" so they could get guns smuggled into Mexico in order  have them used to kill people in there, be "discovered" as the source to be from the USA so as to get more laws passed to stop ownership, and as a bonus come back across the border to kill Americans here - By Design - so they could then complain even more about gun violence. They ORDERED firearm dealers to sell guns to people to whom the gun dealers normally WOULD NOT SELL TO.

I can see Hillary using new regulations to make the cost of ownership of any firearm so prohibitive, and the purchase of ammunition (they already instituted some of this 4 years ago this by forcing an excise tax on manufacturers which in turn passed the cost along to end users), that most people will be economically blocked by buying them at all. President Obama did an executive order blocking the return of USA OWNED firearms given to foreign countries decades ago from being returned by those countries under the original loan agreement to the USA - since he does not like firearms - except when they are protecting him and his family - then it is allowed. All others - forget it. I can also see her creating new rules that would force states to set up gun registration - a state can set up a database whereas the Federal cannot - in order to bypass Federal law.

The Federal government cannot maintain a database, but it could force the states to set them up by creating ATF rules requiring a state to have a system in place in order to get Federal money - like as in a research project. Then the Federal Government would just look at each state's database effectively bypassing the existing restriction of maintaining database of all weapons and owners.  They actually have this now, in paper and some electronic form, by requiring all dealers to maintain a permanent record of EVERY transactions ever done FOREVER. This means right now the ATF can go to a manufacturer to get the original SN, what dealer (government) it was sent to, going there and getting the record who the end user was, and track from there. And if a dealer goes out of business all the records go to the ATF. And if a dealer does not have the record - they are fined, thrown in jail and put out of business. The goal, by design of the current President and certainly Hillary, would ensure that any small honest book-keeping mistake is punished so harshly to put people out of business and stop people from getting into the firearms business. Then, over time, there will be no way to purchase a firearm, then they can say there is no reason for people to have them, nor a reason to make ammo and then stop it completely, then take them away since there is no "use" for them.

With the ATF for an rule broken there really is no fair way to appeal or be judged - you appeal to the same people who are regulating you. This is like the FAA, you go in front of an FAA judge who judges you against the FAA rules, and he works for the FAA, to determine if the FAA rules he gets to interpret and enforce are enforced in the FAA favor or yours. 1 in 400 cases in front of an FAA judge is ever found in favor of the pilot. The ATF judges are no different.

This will be the standard that any Federal agency will soon have under the long term goals of a President Hillary -- internal judges to judge the rules of their own agency to avoid those pesky outside judge panels who are not "familiar" with the specific rules of that Agency from interfering and making "wrong" decision. She certainly wants the goal of the Federal Government to be controlling and providing what the people really need as envisioned by her (Democrats).

A President Hillary would certainly be for eliminating border controls and immigration restrictions - she has stated that every person has a "right" to be in the USA for any reason - and existing Americans must pay for those people coming here to live without requirement on the immigrate to pay or provide for themselves. They also do not have to assimilate and embrace our culture - they can maintain their own and we should certainly adjust our laws to conform to their culture and traditions so as not to isolate them from our culture - which is what those laws certainly would do by not having them embrace our American culture.

One reason there has been pogroms, discrimination, and genocide in the world is that people who WANT to maintain complete separate identities from the rest of the population that live around them are always looked upon as un-trustworthy since they do not embrace the culture they living in. Like people congregate alike, but if you are SO far different from the rest, and purposefully maintain distance from the dominate culture around you, then you have no commonality and are immediately suspect when it comes to any national cultural survival event. If you have to choose between us and them - people always choose "us". This is why there is no longer a Yugoslavia - but instead 5 different nations. None of the people there thought themselves as Yugoslavians - but as Serbs, Croats, Albanian, Bosnia & Macedonian  - none assimilated each kept their own unique culture and traditions - and once a strong willed leader was gone they started separating back into their own identities and land - and a few hundred thousand dead people later they are back to where they were in the basic land layout of the 1500s - thanks to the help of President Bill Clinton and "Sniper" Hillary.

Hillary Clinton says her years as being Secretary of State will help - but not necessarily the USA. The "reset" she executed under President Obama went well - Crimea is back under Russian control, Donets basin is nominally under Russian control (will likely be allied back into Russia as a separate nation in a few years), the Russian Naval base in Syria still is there, people allying with Russia knows that Russia will back them; Yemen is a success story of Hillary's foreign policy - not sure for whom thou - the "Arab Spring" encouraged by President Obama and SOS Hillary - has created at least three new north African states (only 1 as being recognized by the UN); the Foreign Policy / Military decisions lauded by Hillary that the smartest man in the room (President Obama) did gave us ISIL (ISIS, Islamic State depending on whom you are talking to) in Syria/ Iraq. The open hard line that Hillary gave to President Assad went well - for him.

The creation of islands from shallow coral reefs in the South China Sea by China was applauded by her and President for creating new islands that would have otherwise disappeared under global climate change that they state is occurring. China of course does is not bound to any climate treaty or was sanctioned for creating these military islands. The Pivot to China worked well - for China. Hilary will just pirouette around claiming success. And just early in October the President Durarte of the Philippines stated that what good is a military treaty with the US since the USA will not be there to help when needed based on what has happened with China and those islands - that are 500 miles from the nearest Chinese coast.

The US Military will be sharply cut back under a President Hillary. She has long sought to shift the money used to ensure the defense of the USA, and our allies, and be used instead for social programs. The goal of social programs may be nice, but after 70+ years of social programs we are much worse off than in the middle of the 1930s depression in terms of people actually living without government help. I would see the military cut way back in any overseas training funds so that training only occurs in the USA. Units from one coast would not be sent to the other coast for any training in order to save money. It would be back like in the 1930s where we fell behind everyone else in the world on military ability - it took us 3 years and full scale war to get even in technology of the Germans, British, USSR and Japan. She fought hard to ensure that no military aid was sent to the Ukrainian government when a Russian staged / created civil war started in the Donets basin. She is a real pacifist and just acts like she likes the military. She treats it like she treats the Secret Service - wish it did not have to be there. (Course with the Secret Service I suspect she does not like the possibility of her being heard about deals she is making with people she is talking to, they have to be close to her to protect her so they hear a lot - even with their NDAs they have to sign - they still know about it.) The military would have to be cut back to two carrier groups at sea and 1 refitting under her plans to shift money around, and of course the number of actual troops would be cut back - Korea will likely be left on its own with but a token Regiment there and a squadron of aircraft. There would be no rapid reaction force capable of getting there - no sealift and no way would it be safe to airlift in a combat zone with no air supremacy - Korea would be gone of the North invaded - and with nukes on their side - and they are willing to use it - and the USA obligated never to fire unless fired upon, thus a conventional military invasion of the south would succeed. After all, her (and President Obama) got Iran and Korea to sign pieces of paper - just like PM Chamberlain got Adolf Hitler to sign a paper guaranteeing that Czechoslovakia was not going to be invaded.


Monday, September 12, 2016

IP 27 turns into Initiative 97 - Different name same Falsehoods

The State of Oregon, under firm Democrat Control, has published the official and mis-leading and at times blatantly false summary of Initiative  97.


It states that the money raised WILL go to schools - and the State's lawyers have already stated that it cannot be forced to spend it on schools - the Legislature can spend it any way it wants to.


The people for it are telling people that each of the (initial) 1,000 corporations MUST be forced to pay for the services that Oregon wants to provide to the PEOPLE. WHEN did this idea occur that Corporations are OBLIGATED to support INDIVIDUALS in any state?  Are corporations going to get unemployment insurance when they go out of business? Do all the shareholders get paid based on past income for 3 years like people do? Do they now get disability insurance when a government shuts them down?


Our nation was founded on "We The People" not "You The East Indian Company" - people are taxed to support people under the idea those that make more will be taxed more to support the common good. But the State has now come to the conclusion that it will tax people more, then "means test" them to ensure that they cannot get any benefit for which they are taxed so that people who cannot, or will not, can be supported by those that can. Is that fair? This is a tax on companies that follow the rules and are successful and thus are being punished for it - and like any normal business will pass on the costs to consumers - or go out of business.


(Some businesses will become creative and create loads of shell companies that own items to create legal companies that fall below the $25 million income threshold, and so avoid the tax I am sure - I would. But if you could spent $10 million a year to avoid paying a billion you would - at least that expense can be easily passed on than a billion dollars.)


Think about it: if the State decided to tax each person an additional 20% surtax on your income would you just quietly say well those other people need the money more than me and I will just cut back on everything and also give up vacations, fancy dinners out, ever buying a new car again,  since others need my money more than I do? No, you would not. Which is why they are taxing companies that are EASILY outvoted in a "popular" referendum method where almost none of the owners have ANY say in the voting and the true cost is hidden within the total supply chain.


Look at why cities impose payroll taxes on companies - if they refuse to pay the city comes in with police, throw the owner(s) in jail, seize the business and all the money and assets for not paying a payroll tax - one person owning a company cannot fight the whole might and legal resources of a government - and the government knows it - when the rules are written FOR the government - we never had a say in how the rules were written.


A simple example: Car dealerships. Since there are very few small lots, 90% of the dealers will be taxed. They do not have that much profit margin on new cars right now, so you can be sure the price will go up at least 2.5% - so your current $18,000 low end car will go up no less than $450. But since they also have maintenance shops and other support, and they are lumped in together, all that too will go up. They are the most simple - factory to dealer. Gasoline though, goes through 3 hands and so it is COMPOUNDED increase, more like 8.5% - so per gallon will go up no less than 22 cents a gallon - so you get to spend $200 more a year on gas (most people use 1,000 gallons a year).


Governments ALWAYS try to tax business to pay for thing that an INDIVIDUAL would never want to pay - since businesses do not have enough people to outvote anything when the Government says it is taxing "someone else" and not you.


And if you think that corporations are NOT paying their share - please ask how much property tax, inventory tax, Social Security taxes, payroll taxes, and how much income taxes THEIR EMPLOYEEES are paying into the state - then how much income taxes the shareholders are paying. They ARE paying taxes - the State of Oregon just not want you to know that.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Oregon's IP-28 - Populist Taxing in a Democracy's is the Worse Abuse of Power

One reason why the United States is NOT a Democracy, but a Representative Republic, is that in a true Democracy the majority always wins - regardless if they are right or not. Some states, like Oregon, allows petitions to be voted on by all. Some petitions are good, some are bad, but some petitions work on the premise: punish those whose options are already limited to take even more things away. Imitative Petition 28 (IP-28 as it is called now) is such a petition that is a Gross Receipts tax (in Europe it would be called a VAT - Value Added Tax). The sole purpose is to "punish" large corporations who follow the rules to get even more money from them for following the rules that the State of Oregon & Federal Government have imposed on them to operate.


The theory goes that any large corporation never pays the cost of government services that they get - which in modern times is very little if at all. They get REGULATED and told what they can and cannot do all the time. States exist to provide services to PEOPLE - and every corporation HIRES people to run - and individual PEOPLE should be the ones who pay taxes to support OTHER PEOPLE who the state determines should get money from those who pay taxes. Though a corporation is treated like a single person under the law, it is routinely abused by government to pay for things that a regular REAL purpose would refuse to pay if they were ordered to. Routine taxes companies are forced to pay that most people never know about:

    • Federal Unemployment Insurance Tax
    • 2016 Social Security Payroll Tax (Employer Portion)
    • Medicare Withholding 2016 (Employer Portion)
    • Oregon Unemployment Insurance Tax
    • 2016 Social Security Payroll Tax (Employee Portion)
    • Medicare Withholding 2016 (Employee Portion)


All companies are forced to pay into these - and some taxes like Social Security is at a higher rate than a person pays. Then there are local business taxes, licenses, compliance regulations, and other hidden taxes. Some taxes, like workman's compensation, they have to pay for but NEVER get money, they pay into the fund to give to the worker! Think of workman compensation like mortgage insurance: the homeowner pays the insurance so that the bank that lent you the money will get all their money back if you default on the loan - they assume no risk and you pay EXTRA TO THEM for loaning you the money. Some taxes, like the Oregon payroll tax of 2.6%, is on the gross pay that they pay their employees yet the State of Oregon keeps repeating that corporations NEVER PAY THEIR SHARE OF TAXES.


IP-28 states that any corporation that has a gross income of over $25 million dollars (NOTE!! this does not mean they earn that much, it means they collected that much in gross income) is taxed an additional not waiverable 2.5% of any amount above $25 million.


So if a bottling plant sold $35 million worth of soft drinks to stores they would have to pay $250,000 in income taxes no matter what - the $10,000,000 gross income above the $25 million. Now since they sold it to grocery stores, THOSE stores in turn would have to AGAIN pay for those same cans at 2.5% if they also has gross sales above $25,000,000 - which of course they would (especially Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertsons and so on).  Now those recycled cans that are collected and are sold back to a smelter means the recycler would pay 2.5%. Now when the smelter sold those new cans back to the bottler they again would be taxed 2.5%. This means, in effect, a recycled can would be taxed at least 4 times under IP-28. And due to the miracle of compounding, which is also not really taught in Oregon schools, the actual increase in prices would be around 12% - not 4*2.5 percent the way the Democrat IP-28 Backers think, for a can of soft drink.


Now think about how gasoline prices for cars would go up. They have almost the same distribution model except they use pipelines, wholesalers, trucks, and then the retailers. Each one would have to pay that 2.5% since the dollar amount of gasoline will always have gross sales of over $25 million. Oregon vehicles consume around 1.980 BILLION gallons a year (36 million barrels a year at $2.75 a gallon) that means at least $136,718,656 (in MILLIONs) in taxes JUST on the RETAILER portion of gas. And of course NONE of that money in taxes has to go to fixing any roads or bridges at all.

The DOT of Oregon wants to force people to pay an additional $250 to $300 a year to put in a GPS tracker on each car so they can then charge people a per mile driven. This program will cost at a cost of some $40 to $50 million a year in to operate a data center, test center, support people, IT cost, communication costs and lots of extra people to tax people driving instead of just reading the odometer at the testing station every two years. At the testing station / license renewal they could do a simple math calculation on the spot to tax them on the actual miles driven when they renew the vehicle license! DOT is so dumb here in Oregon - and the Democrat State Legislature has no clue even when told about this stupid idea that it is the best way since DOT / State really want to track every vehicle in Oregon and the simple solution is NEVER what DOT wants to do.

Now IP-28 is supposed to raise 3 BILLION dollars in new taxes a year for Oregon - and the backers think that every one of those dollars are going to come from the profits that these corporations make and the owners will just not complain and let the state take their profits so they earn less. This proves that the education system in Oregon has reached a new low of brainwashing since polls keep showing that people actually believe it. Each company HAS to raise their prices to make up for the profits that they are EXEPECTED to be made as being owners of the corporation. Even regulated utilities are expected to make a profit - and NW Natural gas has stated that if it passed they HAVE to raise rates by AT LEAST 4% to make keep their REGULATED profit at the same level it is now.


"A middle-income family could see an increase in costs of about $613 per year for a middle-income family, according to the report."


Now IP-28 FIXES the threshold to start taxing. Now look up the 1912 tax law when they passed it - it stated that less and 1/2 of 1 % of all people will ever pay income taxes when they campaigned to implement Federal Income tax - and look how many have to file now (even if 40% actually do not pay Federal income tax at all).


This means that inflation alone will push the "present value" of $25 million actually be less and more corporations over time will be paying. Instead of maybe a 1,000 forced to pay, after 10 years that will actually be more like 2,000 and then 10 years after that likely 5,000 will be paying. The Federal Reserve system WANTS inflation to be 2.5% a year - which means your dollar LOSES 2.5% a year - and to make up for that you have to get more dollars. And, again due to compounding, that means after 4 years $100 bill has the buying power then, of what $88 has now. Another way to look at that is that a company has to have an income of $112 in 4 years to have the same profit as they do now with $100. So that in time more and more companies HAVE to pay into IP-28.


The last thing the backers of IP-28 state that all the money collected will be spent on schools, medical care, the "poor" and other worthy items. NONE OF THAT is really true. Due to the way it had to be written, all money goes into the "General Fund" and can be spent any way that the legislature wants to. They could spend every dollar buying up all the dams on the Snake River from the Federal Government and tear them out if they wanted to. They could spend all of it building bike paths along every road in Oregon. There is nothing to stop them from spending the windfall every year on feel good but meaningless projects. And since Oregon is a wholly owned Democrat state with super majorities - they can pass anything they want regardless of who objects and regardless that the facts support the objectors.


IP-28 will look good on paper in the Voters’ Guide and in all online and physical papers, but every person in Oregon, or just visiting, will pay for that "extra" 3 Billion dollars a year that will be spent by the Legislature (and you can be sure not one cent will go to pay off accumulated State debt, they will always spend it on new stuff since that gets better press than paying off any long term debt); and, they will AGAIN ask for more since it is now all gone - every year.



Thursday, February 19, 2015

Federal Employees and the Improving Economy ? How to Leave out facts in Reporting Statistics

I really like statistics. If was one of the most fun courses that I took in college – they taught not only practical statistics but they also taught how to create surveys to “push poll” questions and how to report accurately but present false conclusions truthfully. The professor taught how all of us to look at the data gathered, how it was gathered, then analyzed in order to ensure what was reported is indeed accurate and not manipulated to create what was wanted. He taught us to always question statistics.


This critical thinking about statistics is no longer taught.


It is certainly NOT taught to “reporters” who never question statistics when presented to them – except when it conflicts with their OWN ideas. This is a common problem to all reporters – they only report what they like and never report items that conflict with their own pre-conceived ideas.


Every time I see an article about how the economy is improving, or that NEW unemployment claims are down – I question how those facts are reported – by what every reporter ALWAYS leaves of out the report in order to ensure that the date is NOT put in perspective.


If less people are applying for unemployment does that REALLY mean people are being hired or that all the people who could be easily fired have already been fired and now they are removing people who they tried to keep?


If 280,000 people applied THIS WEEK for 1st TIME unemployment – is that the “normal” churn for a workforce of 105 million people? This translates to a stat that 14 and half million people are normally fired ever year.


When they report total unemployment claims are down – how much of that is because people have run out of their 2 ½ years of being on unemployment?


It’s like being a Federal Employee – yet not. The total OFFICAL FEDERAL employment is around 2.1 million people (not counting military). But there are 4 ½ MILLION people who work under contract to the Federal Government – yet they are NOT counted as employees – they are CONTRACTED through service agreements so they never show up as part of the Federal Workforce that is reported – ever. And some of those 4 ½ million are dedicated to building things – like aircraft and tanks – through a service contract to get them built but do not show up as part of any workforce report. Reporters NEVER mention or even question these facts when talking about the size of the Federal Government – purposely distorting  the facts to present a false picture.


It’s like when any President states that to cut the size of the Federal Deficit they will not be giving a pay raise to the real Federal Employees – saving $50 billion a year. But then spends 700,000,000 BILLION a year extra for 5 years to stimulate the economy – to companies and people he likes – just not to the Federal Employees (and both Republican and Democrat presidents have done this).


Way back in 2009 my own Federal taxes that was taken out of my paycheck, every two weeks,  was $516.00. In 2015 with the same paycheck the taxes are $662 a paycheck. Up $3,796 a year.


My health insurance in 2009 was $178 a paycheck. Now it is  $252  a paycheck. Up $1,924 a year since 2009.


My property taxes in 2009 was $2,200, today $4,600 a year. Up $2,400 a year.

And yet every speech presented by the President and others in the administration state inflation is in check prices have not gone up.


Those few basic expenses means that I have to spend $8,120 more a year now than in 2009.


My Federal pay had an increase of $3,364 since 2009. There were three years in which all Federal employees got no raise (contractors did get raises via the “services” contracts they are under of 2 to 3%).


This means that I, a typical Federal Employee, am down $4,756 in income BELOW what inflation REALLY IS – and I have not accounted for the price increases in everything else. Overall I am likely taking home $14,000 less in “earning power” than before this President got into office.


And yet reporters and dutifully report that all Americans are better off today than before he was in the White House.


Reporters never report facts that conflict with this administration.