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5th April 2011

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Rand Paul’s Budget Cut Proposal… Is This Good or What?

Here is the synopsis of Rand Paul’s proposal for budget cuts this year. How great would this be? We could actually begin ending the socialist welfare state and begin to pay back our debt. I still feel more cuts are needed though.

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH………………………….$1,283,000,000. (23%)
Notes: The Government Printing Office is abolished.

JUDICIAL BRANCH………………………………..$2,434,000,000. (32%)

AGRICULTURE……………………………………..$42,542,000,000. (30%)
The Agriculture Research Service, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Resources Conservation Service, and Foreign Agricultural Service are abolished. The Forest Service gets a $1.2 billion haircut.

COMMERCE……………………………………………$5,322,000,000. (54%)
National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is cut by $857,000,000.

DEFENSE……………………………………………….$47,500,000,000. (6.5%)

EDUCATION…………………………………………..$78,000,000,000 (83%)
Only the Pell grant program survives.

ENERGY……………………………………………………$44,200,000,000 (100%)
The Defense Department takes over all of Energy’s remaining functions (nuclear waste, for example) and about $18 billion of its budget.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES…………..$26,510,000,000. (26%)
Notes: FDA is cut by $230,000,000; Indian Health Service is cut by $650 million; CDC is cut by $1.17 billion; NIH by $5.8 billion.

HOMELAND SECURITY……………………………$23,765,000,000. (43%)
Notes: Coast Guard is shifted to Defense. TSA’s funds are cut by $900 million.

HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT….$53,100,000,000. (100%)
Notes: Completely eliminated. Veterans’ housing programs are transferred to the VA

INTERIOR………………………………………………..$10,934,000,000. (78%)
Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian Affairs are abolished.

JUSTICE…………………………………………………….$9,057,000,000. (28%)
Note: Office of Justice Programs is abolished.

LABOR…………………………………………….$2,803,000,000. (2%)
OSHA, MSHA, and the The Employment and Training Administration are spared all cuts (no cuts to unemployment benefits)

STATE………………………………………………………….$20,321,000,000. (71%)
Note: Massive foreign aid cuts. All international commissions and organizations are defunded.

TRANSPORTATION……………………………………..$42,810,000,000. (49%)
Notes: Amtrak is completely de-funded.

VETERANS’ AFFAIRS……………………………………No cuts

CORPS OF ENGINEERS.……………………………….$1,854,000,000. (27%)

EPA……………………………………………………..$3,238,000,000. (29%)

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION…..$1,936,000,000. (85%)

INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS…$24,300,000,000 (100%)

NASA……………………………………………………………….$4,500,000,000 (25%)

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION……………$4,723,000,000. (62%)

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT…….$9,070,000,000.

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION………No cuts

FCC…………………………………………………..$2,150,000,000. (22%)

ABOLISH………………………………………………………$2,050,000,000. (100%)

(1) Affordable Housing Program.
(2) Commission on Fine Arts.
(3) Consumer Product Safety Commission.
(4) Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
(5) National Endowment for the Arts.
(6) National Endowment for the Humanities.
(7) State Justice Institute.

MISC

Collect delinquent taxes from Federal Employees……..$3,000,000,000.
Freeze Federal Government employee pay……………….$2,000,000,000.
Reduce Federal Government travel…………………………$7,500,000,000.
Repeal Davis-Bacon…………………………………………….. $6,000,000,000.
Prohibit union project labor agreements………………….$2,000,000,000.
TARP repeal………………………………………………………..$4,481,000,000.
Sell Federal Buildings…………………………………………..$19,000,000,000.
Reduce Federal vehicle budget……………………………………$600,000,000.



Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/01/detailed-look-rand-paul-spending-bill#ixzz1HXXJeqV5

Tagged: Rand Paulbudget cutseconomicsnewspoliticstaxesLong Reads

Source: washingtonexaminer.com

26th March 2011

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Why We Need the Fair Tax

One could easily sum this up in two words… The Economy! But I will dive into this and try to give a few specific reasons.

How long can we continue to tax our people into oblivion while wasting money on foolish institutions like the IRS. The Fair Tax would eliminate the Federal Income Tax, Corporate Taxes, Capital Gaines Tax and the Death Tax. Not only would it help with the heavy tax burden on the citizens of this country but it would eliminate the IRS. We waste billions every year on a useless institution that we wouldn’t even need if we had the Fair Tax.

Let’s take a look at where we would save. We currently pay a Federal Income Tax right? Yes, but did you know that you also pay the income taxes, payroll taxes and other various taxes that are imposed on the owners of every company whose products you buy. Need an example of this? Look at a gallon of milk. We must first look at the farmer… he pays taxes on the income from selling the milk to the distributor. He also has to pay payroll taxes on each employee… he also has to pay property taxes on his land and taxes on any investments he may have. Now that we have taken a look at the farmer we can apply that knowledge to the distributor and the store that sells the milk. Do you think that these owners just decide to pay their taxes and count that as a loss? If you think that then you are incredibly naive. They simply raise the price of the products we buy just like the milk example we just used. Now that we look at it, we can pretty much guess that at least 75% of the cost of the things we buy are due to the taxes imposed on the businesses involved in the production, distribution and sale of those products. Wouldn’t it be great to save 75% off the current costs of the products we buy? Now the 26% sales tax doesn’t sound so bad does it.

I often hear that a 26% sales tax will not give the government the revenue that it needs. My question to those people is: Have you thought this through? So now I will help with that. By eliminating the taxes on businesses it will not only entice companies to hire, but it will drive foreign companies to create jobs in America as well. With unemployment numbers falling there will be more consumers in the marketplace, buying products and paying taxes. Also, have you considered the amount of illegal immigrants not paying taxes? The fair tax would force the millions of illegals to pay taxes and contribute to the government they currently steal from.

Here are just a few of the reasons we need the fair tax. We will talk more on this subject later

Tagged: newspoliticsgovernmentFair TaxTaxes

24th March 2011

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03/17/11: Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Five-Year Balanced Budget Plan (by SenatorRandPaul)

Just another great plan by a great Senator.

Tagged: Budget CutsBudget PlanRand PaulSpending CutsTaxesgovernmentpoliticsspendingnews

Source: youtube.com

24th March 2011

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Rand Paul’s Budget Cuts! Great Idea!

Here is the synopsis of Rand Paul’s proposal for budget cuts this year. How great would this be? We could actually begin ending the socialist welfare state and begin to pay back our debt. I still feel more cuts are needed though.

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH………………………….$1,283,000,000. (23%)
Notes: The Government Printing Office is abolished.

JUDICIAL BRANCH………………………………..$2,434,000,000. (32%)

AGRICULTURE……………………………………..$42,542,000,000. (30%)
The Agriculture Research Service, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Resources Conservation Service, and Foreign Agricultural Service are abolished. The Forest Service gets a $1.2 billion haircut.

COMMERCE……………………………………………$5,322,000,000. (54%)
National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is cut by $857,000,000.

DEFENSE……………………………………………….$47,500,000,000. (6.5%)

EDUCATION…………………………………………..$78,000,000,000 (83%)
Only the Pell grant program survives.

ENERGY……………………………………………………$44,200,000,000 (100%)
The Defense Department takes over all of Energy’s remaining functions (nuclear waste, for example) and about $18 billion of its budget.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES…………..$26,510,000,000. (26%)
Notes: FDA is cut by $230,000,000; Indian Health Service is cut by $650 million; CDC is cut by $1.17 billion; NIH by $5.8 billion.

HOMELAND SECURITY……………………………$23,765,000,000. (43%)
Notes: Coast Guard is shifted to Defense. TSA’s funds are cut by $900 million.

HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT….$53,100,000,000. (100%)
Notes: Completely eliminated. Veterans’ housing programs are transferred to the VA

INTERIOR………………………………………………..$10,934,000,000. (78%)
Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian Affairs are abolished.

JUSTICE…………………………………………………….$9,057,000,000. (28%)
Note: Office of Justice Programs is abolished.

LABOR…………………………………………….$2,803,000,000. (2%)
OSHA, MSHA, and the The Employment and Training Administration are spared all cuts (no cuts to unemployment benefits)

STATE………………………………………………………….$20,321,000,000. (71%)
Note: Massive foreign aid cuts. All international commissions and organizations are defunded.

TRANSPORTATION……………………………………..$42,810,000,000. (49%)
Notes: Amtrak is completely de-funded.

VETERANS’ AFFAIRS……………………………………No cuts

CORPS OF ENGINEERS.……………………………….$1,854,000,000. (27%)

EPA……………………………………………………..$3,238,000,000. (29%)

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION…..$1,936,000,000. (85%)

INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS…$24,300,000,000 (100%)

NASA……………………………………………………………….$4,500,000,000 (25%)

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION……………$4,723,000,000. (62%)

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT…….$9,070,000,000.

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION………No cuts

FCC…………………………………………………..$2,150,000,000. (22%)

ABOLISH………………………………………………………$2,050,000,000. (100%)

(1) Affordable Housing Program.
(2) Commission on Fine Arts.
(3) Consumer Product Safety Commission.
(4) Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
(5) National Endowment for the Arts.
(6) National Endowment for the Humanities.
(7) State Justice Institute.

MISC

Collect delinquent taxes from Federal Employees……..$3,000,000,000.
Freeze Federal Government employee pay……………….$2,000,000,000.
Reduce Federal Government travel…………………………$7,500,000,000.
Repeal Davis-Bacon…………………………………………….. $6,000,000,000.
Prohibit union project labor agreements………………….$2,000,000,000.
TARP repeal………………………………………………………..$4,481,000,000.
Sell Federal Buildings…………………………………………..$19,000,000,000.
Reduce Federal vehicle budget……………………………………$600,000,000.



Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/01/detailed-look-rand-paul-spending-bill#ixzz1HXXJeqV5

Tagged: Budget CutsRand Paulconservatismconservativeconstitutiongovernmenttaxesnewspolitics

Source: washingtonexaminer.com

24th March 2011

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Idea #3

Before I begin let me just say that I believe in the “Fair Tax” system, but for now I want to discuss some changes to the system we already have.

We are in the middle of a government created economic meltdown; can we all agree on that? So where should we begin fixing it? Well, for starters, we need to stop making then same mistakes. Let’s stop the government from making crazy regulations on banks forcing them to loan money to people that can never pay it back. There is a start.

Now let’s dig in a little deeper; shall we? The first thing we need to do is put a one year moratorium on capital gains taxes. It should be common knowledge that corporations NEVER pay taxes. They simply pass the burden on to consumers through higher prices. They also tend to send their money to overseas divisions of their company to countries with lower corporate taxes. We need that money to stay here in America. We also need to lower the various corporate taxes like the payroll tax, etc… The common fallacy in this is that we will lose all that revenue… WRONG! What revenue is lost there will be made up by putting more tax payers in the workforce; a higher paying workforce at that. We would also be spending less in unemployment benefits and other social programs due to the falling unemployment rate. Now, after the year is up we need to bring back a very low capital gains tax (if we bring it back at all) and keep the other corporate taxes at the new lower rate. A simple study of history should show us that this will work.

Second we need to lower the tax rates on everyone. The citizens of this country work hard for their money… the government should not punish them for that. We need to adopt a “Flat Tax” system (if we can’t get the Fair Tax). If everyone paid the same percentage of their income the “evil rich” would still pay the bulk of the taxes in this country. Just remember, more money in our pockets = more money in the economy. This coupled with DEEP spending cuts would do wonders for America.

I’ll be on later with more on this… next time lets talk spending cuts.

Tagged: Capital Gains TaxFair TaxFlat Taxbusinessconservatismconservativeeconomygovernmentmoneypoliticsspendingtaxesnews

23rd March 2011

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Idea # 2

For this post I thought I’d go a little more economic. The next thing this country needs to do is balance our trade. We need to be exporting at least as much as we import. Personally I think we should export more. While we’re at it… let’s go ahead and end free trade. There is no reason this government should force the citizens to bare the whole tax burden. Tariffs would up revenues and pay a lot of our debt off. More to come on this subject later.

Tagged: governmenttaxesfree tradebalanced trade

23rd March 2011

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Idea # 2

I thought for this post I would go a little more on the economic side of things. We need to balance our trade. We should be exporting at least as much as we export if not more. I say more. We also need to quit allowing free trade. Why should the people of this country have to bare the entire tax burden. Other countries want our goods and services so let’s let them pay a tax to get them. That would do a lot to lower our National Debt and would lower the tax burden on American families. More on this later.

Tagged: Politicsbalanced tradeconservatismfree tradetaxestradenewspolitics