WHY THE FEDS CHICKENED OUT ON A NEVADA RANCH

[Ed. Note: If ever there was a need for a well-armed militia, it was shown over the weekend when the Feds backed down in Nevada from their Bureau of Land Management thuggishness against the Bundy family. Silly excuses aside, it was the light of truth showing on the situation that brought out the support for this beleaguered  family and exposed Big Government overreach. Republished from TownHall.com, April 13, 2014, by Kevin McCullough.]

Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice!

 

As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it’s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre.

It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so quickly, given all they had indicated they were willing to do to resolve the matter to their satisfaction. They had set up a perimeter around the Bundy’s family land, ranch, and home. They had brought in extra…

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STEPHEN C. ELDRIDGE: FAIR TAX IS A SCAM – WE NEED FLAT TAX

[Ed. Note: At our Fair Tax vs Flat Tax Debate on Saturday, we lost the remote connection with Stephen C. Eldridge who was then not able to respond during the Question and Answer session. Here is a Letter to the Editor from last November that Mr. Eldridge wrote. We feel it is fair to give him an opportunity to offer his rebuttal in this way. Republished from the CapTimes, November 16, 2013, by Stephen Eldridge.]

Dear Editor: Al Ose beats the drums of hype for the so-called FairTax. The FairTax is a fraud — we need a 10 percent tithe!

I am a retired tax lawyer/CPA, with no continuing financial benefit from any tax system. The so-called FairTax is more wealth redistribution, and a financial scam.

In their own words, FairTax proudly advertises that it is progressive (increases welfare). The prebate is advertised as merely repaying the poor for any FairTax they pay, but actually would pay them far more than they might pay and also gives the working poor free Social Security and health insurance.

The FairTax hits us with a 40 percent to 70 percent in-your-face retail sales tax that would spark a taxpayer rebellion that would destroy our

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AMERICANS TAX REFORM TAX-DAY NEWS CONFERENCE |Video|

[Ed. Note: This Americans for Tax Reform Tax-Day News conference--ahead of  the deadline for filing your taxes--should give every American who values smaller government and fiscal responsibility good information about where we need to go with reforming our tax system. Katie McAulliff, the speaker almost eight minutes into this video, should open eyes to the overreaching power of the Federal government to affect our lives. Republished from C-span.org, April 14, 2014.]

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, introduced GOP Congressional leaders, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, at a pre-Tax-Day press conference on tax code reforms and the President’s FY 2014 Budget Request.

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FEDS TARGET TAXPAYERS FOR THEIR PARENTS’ DECADES-OLD DEBTS

[Ed. Note: The government’s reach into your pockets has never been longer or deeper. Now they are reaching back into your ancestry to dun you for what they claim to be just debts of your parents and grandparents! Could it be any more obvious that we need a change in Washington to bring us back from the brink of this time traveling totalitarianism? Republished from WashingtonPost.com, April 10, 2014, by Marc Fisher, "Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents' decades-old debt."] 

A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying that her refund had gone to satisfy an old debt to the government — a very old debt.

When Grice was 4, back in 1960, her father died, leaving her mother with five children to raise. Until the kids turned 18, Sadie Grice got survivor benefits from Social Security to help feed and clothe them.

Now, Social Security claims it overpaid someone in the Grice family — it’s not sure who — in 1977. After 37 years of silence, four years after Sadie Grice died, the government is coming after her daughter. Why the feds chose to take Mary’s money, rather than her surviving siblings’, is a mystery.

Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of taxpayers who are expecting refunds this month are instead getting letters like the one Grice got, informing them that because of a debt they never knew about — often a debt incurred  by their parents — the government has confiscated their check.  …

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WaPo: OBAMA GETS TWO PINOCCHIOS FOR HONESTY GAP ON WAGES

[Ed. Note: The Washington Post is on to the scam of trying to change the subject with prevarication. Their lying is bad enough, now they try to make it illegal to discuss salaries in the workplace, probably to cover their own deficiencies of compensation between the sexes. Accusing others of what they practice is one of the oldest tricks in their playbook. Republished from HotAir.com, April 9, 2014, by Ed Morrissey.]

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Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats would have gotten more Pinocchios, Glenn Kessler explains, except that he used official government statistics to make his argument that women only earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. The two Pinocchios are apparently for manipulating those statistics into a flat-out lie for political gain, and Kessler notes just how evergreen this deceptive interpretation will turn out to be:

In 2012, during another election season, The Fact Checker took a deep dive in the statistics behind this factoid and found it wanting. We awarded the president only a Pinoochio, largely because he is citing Census Bureau data, but have wondered since then if we were too generous.  

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NEVER ACCEPT THE PREMISE OF YOUR OPPONENT’S ARGUMENT

[Ed. Note: Continuing with his Ten Commandments, this is an excerpt from Steve Deace's new book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again. Republished from TownHall.com, April 12, 2014, by Steve Deace.]

“Premise” is a word many Americans are not familiar with, and neither do they use it in their everyday speech. However, the premise is one of the most powerful weapons in political warfare. Master the art of the premise, and you will master your opponent.

A premise is the assumption of an argument that is meant to justify the conclusion the one making the argument is hoping you’ll come to. If one fails to establish the premise to his argument, one almost always fails to convince others of his conclusion. On the other hand, if one establishes a premise one will more than likely get others to agree with his conclusion.

For example, if the premise of the argument is over “reproductive choice” and not “the sanctity of human life,” then the conclusion will come down on the side of the premise accepted. For too long we have argued with the Left over the conclusion…

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