Ron Paul nails it in this video
Archive for December, 2007
And it was tried out during Hurrican Katrina.Â Video is here
It is about time cities start doing this!!!!Â Story is here
So what are they doing with a ton of TV stations?Â Story is here
Glenn Beck gets his thrown back in his face in a royal way.Â Story is here
Paying less as percentage that his maid!
$68 million in pay and bonuses during a year that had so many financial industry problems. What would have been his bonus if the year was really good?
Hmmm $68 million lets seeâ€¦.
How many people making $50,000 a year would that pay?
How many people making $100,000 would that pay?
How many people making $5.15 an hour would that pay?
$5.15 x 40 hour work week x 50 working weeks per year = $10,300 annually
68,000,000 / 10,300 = 6602
If he makes it as an “investment” with stocksâ€¦which is how it will work out…Uncle Sam gets 17% or thereabouts…giving Uncle Sam $11,560,000. If he were to make that as a paycheck on a W2 it would see a 37% tax rate. So if you see a W2 for your paycheckâ€¦percentage-wiseâ€¦you pay a higher percentage in taxes than this guy.
And this makes sense how for the nation?
And this man can look himself in the mirror?
Lots of graphs showing whats going on in the USD housing market fall.Â Story is here
Only if you are very rich…otherwise you are not.Â Story is here
The increase in incomes of the top 1 percent of Americans from 2003 to 2005 exceeded the total income of the poorest 20 percent of Americans, data in a new report by the Congressional Budget Office shows.
The poorest fifth of households had total income of $383.4 billion in 2005, while just the increase in income for the top 1 percent came to $524.8 billion, a figure 37 percent higher.
The total income of the top 1.1 million households was $1.8 trillion, or 18.1 percent of the total income of all Americans, up from 14.3 percent of all income in 2003. The total 2005 income of the three million individual Americans at the top was roughly equal to that of the bottom 166 million Americans, analysis of the report showed.
The report is the latest to document the growing concentration of income at the top, a trend that President Bush said last January had been under way for more than 25 years.
Earlier reports, based on tax returns, showed that in 2005 the top 10 percent, top 1 percent and fractions of the top 1 percent enjoyed their greatest share of income since 1928 and 1929.
The budget office report takes into account a broader definition of income than tax returns that is known as comprehensive income. It includes untaxed Social Security benefits, welfare, food stamps and part of the value of Medicare benefits, giving a fuller picture of incomes at the bottom than tax data.
See Libby’sÂ Address to the nation here
It is kind of funny to see the Republican Party really turning itself inside out from what is was in the 70s. If you look at Nixon’s stances during his elections he truly looks like a Liberal as compared to the Republican candidates of late. Reagan started the NeoCon thought pattern which allowed it to take one more step to where it is today where the old adage of “less government is best government” is spun somehow into “Big Brother should see all about me and know all about me without my knowledge.” Where is the less government today after the increasing of national debt from 5 to 9 trillion dollars in George W Bush’s term as President? It seems as though if you toss these greedy people the bone of a tax cut they will allow anything to be done to themselves in the true color of the prostitutes for the Almighty Dollar they are. Where are the Right Wing Militia people who complained that Waco and the child molesters of the Branch Davidians and David Koresh being taken over by law enforcement was an invasion of religious freedom? Where are the Right Wing Militia people that thought the government was going to negate all of our freedoms back in the 90s while Clinton lied about Monica? These people have disappeared as has the Republican Party and the lies have evolved into lies about the deaths of hundreds of thousand of people. The disappearance has been so thorough that Ron Paul who is a Libertarian is being clung to by some as the last bastion of hope for the GOP. The numbers praising Paul may be less than the Republican masses that praise their leading candidates but the Paulies are vocal and they are fanatic and actually quite the Fundamentalists. In the 2004 Presidential election the total votes for Bush, Kerry and Nader totalled 121,480,019. It seemed there was a palpable need for voters to let their feelings be known so the number of votes was larger than normal on both sides. It seems the Democrats have that fervor among their supporters but the Republicans lack it as the big exciting candidate has yet to emerge from the pack. Thatâ€™s where the Ron Paul group steps to the plate. Whether they will be able to come out in enough force to affect the primary will have to be seen. Where did these people cast their vote previously? It seems many were Bushies back in 2000 and 2004 and now they are disgusted by all things GWB. So what if Ron Paul loses the primary? Will these people be so disgusted with their choices that they either go for a third party candidate (I would donate to THAT candidate in A MINUTE) or not vote at all? The Ron Paul crowd proportionally totals about 6 million if his current 5% support is put against the 121 million votes from the 2004 election. 6 million right wingers that may be driven away from voting or driven TO voting for a third party candidate and pulling votes from the Republican candidate. What could be done with 6 million votes? It doesnâ€™t seem that those 6 million would support one of the Republican candidates in the current crop. The Ron Paul people want change and they are mad and one way or the other they could present change to the nationâ€¦even if their candidate does not win.
This is scary stuff!!!Â This is not AMERICA any more.Â Story is here
H.R.1955 Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 (Referred to Senate Committee after being Received from House)
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007′.
SEC. 2. PREVENTION OF VIOLENT RADICALIZATION AND HOMEGROWN TERRORISM.
(a) In General- Title VIII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 361 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new subtitle:
`Subtitle J–Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism
`SEC. 899A. DEFINITIONS.
`For purposes of this subtitle:
`(1) COMMISSION- The term `Commission’ means the National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism established under section 899C.
`(2) VIOLENT RADICALIZATION- The term `violent radicalization’ means the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change.
`(3) HOMEGROWN TERRORISM- The term `homegrown terrorism’ means the use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.
`(4) IDEOLOGICALLY BASED VIOLENCE- The term `ideologically based violence’ means the use, planned use, or threatened use of force or violence by a group or individual to promote the group or individual’s political, religious, or social beliefs.