So for all you folks out there undecided, all you younger folks in college, striving to get into the ‘real world’ and make something of yourselves.
For all you people bitter at the fact that really successful people make a lot of money, or wealthy people inherit money from really successful people, I’d argue this point below.
Taking tax revenue from 2015, total taxpaying units (individuals or families) and % breakdowns from 2014.
In 2015 the federal government collected a record 3,248,723,000,000 dollars. That’s Trillion with a T.
Data states that taxes paid were broken down as follows:
Top 1% paid 45.7%
next 19% paid 39.3%
Bottom 80% paid 15%.
Now remember, this is not % of people, this is % of TAX PAYING CITIZENS.
Now total potential tax payers in 2013 was 171.3 million units. 44.3% of those people did NOT pay federal income tax. That means 77.5 million people paid 0$ in federal income tax. It also means 93,800,800 people paid the total sum of 3+ trillion dollars.
With me so far?
Based on this you have the following:
Top 1% = 938,000 people paid 1,484,666,411,000 in taxes. That’s TRILLION. Avg per unit = 1,582,800
Next 18% = 18,677,000 people paid 1,276,748,139,000 in taxes. Again, TRILLION. Avg per unit = 68,359. (my assumption is that is the “Middle Class” to our politicians)
Remaining 80% = 75,040,000 paid 487,308,450,000 in taxes. That’s Billion. Avg per unit = 6,493.
I rounded % off which is why you get 99% for taxpayer totals.
This system is clearly angled at far more taxes for successful wealthy people than the rest right? Those wealthy people that spend and create most of the millions of private sector jobs. That’s fine, it’s where we are, it’s what liberals believe is “just”. I disagree. I think taxing the successful creates disincentives to risk taking, entrepreneurs, the lifeblood of this nations rise to power and the heartbeat of capitalistic markets.
Pay attention now please.
Total appropriations for the 2016 budget for the state of New Jersey is 33,844,000,000 billion dollars.
New Jersey has the 3rd highest personal income tax in the country, now at 8.97%, up from 6.3% in 1996. Doesn’t sound like much huh?
58 year old David Tepper has a net worth of approximately 11 billion dollars (His firm Appaloosa Management). He WAS a resident of New Jersey around the time the NJ Budget was formulated.
Now? Now Mr Tepper is a Florida resident, where there is no personal nor state income tax. Why? Based on what I know of David and his financial IQ, why on earth would you pay hundreds of millions of tax dollars you legally do not have to?
Here’s where you younger folks need to pay attention. This whole “pay your fair share” crap has been a complete and total fabrication but also the very foundation (along with ‘picking up’ minorities from poverty (which they still have never done) of their plan to ‘grow’ prosperity and create a larger middle class.
See here’s what happens, and will happen.
The state of New Jersey now finds itself, according to Frank W Haines III, NJ legislative budget and finance officer, nearly 140 million dollars “short” of the 2016 budget allocations. Why? Because the 140 some million they assumed would be paid in personal income tax by Mr Tepper is money that no longer exists.
Guess who is left holding that bag? Yep, the rest of NJ tax payers.
He did nothing illegal, not in the least. He did what most every single financially successful person would, and will do (including every single one of you reading this).
You can go ahead and elect the felon on the democratic ticket. She and liberals might possibly get their shot at taxing the hell out of the ‘1%’ they both belong to while at the same time acting like they despise. Think that’s made up? Read this.
If it does happen, big if, it will happen ONE time, just one time. You think these people are going to remain in a place to be taxed to hell for taking risks, creating companies, and jobs, and being successful? For using capitalism to create wealth and jobs? Not gonna happen.
Now play this out on a federal level. The government makes an annual budget in the trillions. They keep raising taxes and they are going to find themselves “Teppered”. What does that mean on a national level?
Now all of you people screaming “FEAR MONGER” and “WAKE UP THIS IS AMERICA” need to step back and remember a short little history lesson.
On March 6, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Proclamation 2039, which effectively stopped all bank transactions in the nation.
This nation is 20+ trillion dollars in debt. There’s literally no scenario in which a Democratic White House reduces that by even 1 dollar.
They are, and always have been the party of “Tax and Spend” and if you listen to her diatribe she has zero plans to change that.
She wants trillions for an “Infrastructure bank”…. What?
Ah, I see, that’s the new phrase replacing the bailout needed to create “Shovel Ready Jobs”. Seen those yet? How much was that?
(From the NYT July 2011)
Beyond the $700 billion bailout known as TARP, which has been used to prop up banks and car companies, the government has created an array of other programs to provide support to the struggling financial system. Through April 30, the government has made commitments of about $12.2 trillion and spent $2.5 trillion —
How’d that end up working out? Solyndra anyone? Oh and the auto industry? 10+ billion to bail one out, while the other saved itself.
The point is this. Government, at every point in history, that tried to ‘grow’ the economy through more gov’t programs and raising taxes has never, not once, succeeded. It hasn’t, won’t and never will.
The federal gov’t is required to do 2 things.
- Protect the citizens of this nation through secure borders and a strong military
- Provide for Americans that cannot provide for themselves
- Actually I’ll add this one. It MUST demand perfection in its treatment of our veterans and their families. So many in the VA are doing everything they can but there’s way too much left to do.
One last point. And this might be the most important.
You cannot, in any universe, have a welfare state AND open borders. Think about that a second. That’s not physically or financially possible but that’s exactly what the democratic nominee wants. She’s stated it VERY clearly to wall street, a “Hemisphere of open borders”.
Livid. That was my initial, emotional and first reaction to the release of the audio/video tape last night.
I’m out, no more. That was my second thought.
If I’m out on this man, I have no options.
I can’t vote for a criminal. A woman who willingly sat by and allowed 4 men to be murdered in what was known in very explicit terms, to be a terrorist attack on our embassy. HER embassy.
A woman who then said this
Patricia Smith, mother of information officer Sean Smith, told CNN on Oct. 10, 2012, that at the Joint Base Andrews meeting, National Security Adviser Susan Rice “talked to me personally, and she said this is the way it was. It was because of this film that came out.”
And then showed her true character by saying this.
“I feel a great deal of sympathy for the families of the four brave Americans we lost in Benghazi, and I certainly can’t even imagine the grief she has for losing her son. But she’s wrong. She’s absolutely wrong,” Clinton said Wednesday during the Univision/CNN Democratic presidential debate in Miami.
Let’s get this straight. She lied to the families whose sons and husbands were murdered in a terrorist attack she both knew about AND refused to send help.
If that’s not disgusting enough, she then called the families of the men who were murdered, liars to the American people??
And the news media wants us to ALL listen intently to disgusting, sexist, misogynistic and just plain ignorant comments made 11 years ago by Mr Trump?
Seriously. So his vulgar and wreckless mouth (pardon the pun) trumps her criminal and neglectful acts?
For all the liberals that need this, I’ll say it one time.
No, I am NOT making excuses, am not defending ANYTHING said on that video.
But I let the liberal media get me swept up, and I added my own quickfire emotional reaction to that.
Let’s see if I can catch everyone up on this “pedestal” you liberals scream from.
Just a SMALL sample of tweets from cowards on the left.
First off I got people fired and kicked out of school NOT because they talked ABOUT my daughter, they said it TO my daughter.
Very different situation AND given my daughter was a minor, a crime actually.
Not a second of regret for making them pay for their acts. But these are the same assclowns who are falsely enraged by what Mr Trump said. They’re just stupid enough to do it in public.
You’re honest to God going to preach from the Clinton pedestal?
The one in which she shouted
Hillary shrieked at his campaign manager, “you fucking Jew bastard.”
Hmm… but hey, that’s not who she is right?
The left-leaning Guardian then did its own reporting on the allegation. Paul Fray, the campaign manager, plus his wife and another campaign worker confirmed the incident in considerable detail to the British publication.
“I was a little defensive about it. I looked to the floor thinking ‘How do I respond?’ I didn’t mind being called a son-of-a-bitch, but when it came to attacking my culture, that’s a whole ‘nother ballgame,” Fray recalled.
“You’ve got to understand it was the heat of the moment. We knew we had lost. It was a case of people lashing out at one another and it just got to that point.”
But hey, that’s just a one off. She’s not a bad person. Hang on though, many good people have been overheard saying this right?
“When are they going to get those f—ing ree-tards out of here?!”
A comment overheard by more than one Arkansas State Trooper, and reported on from the Easter Egg hunt on the south lawn of the White House for disabled children.
I mean who hasn’t said that in their lives right?
And it’s likely easy to recall the last time you said
When referring to your Jewish friends. You’re lying if you haven’t used that one you silly buggers. Hillary sure has, on more than one occasion.
So you want me to believe 10 minutes of audio of a back and forth between one man trying to brag about sexual exploits that never happened to a bunch of frauds laughing their asses off because 1) None had the balls to stand up to him or 2) they thought it was truly funny or (my likely choice) 3) They were intimidated by the man and were doing that uncomfortable “over laugh” you do when someone says something insanely inappropriate.
Guys will tell you, and most are absolutely true, that when ‘hanging out’ and in a ‘boys setting’ pretty much every heterosexual male has talked trash (99% of it lies) about sexual exploits or conquests. About how bad ass they are. Now I’ll be the first to admit I only really ever used that P word in public when addressing someone I was competing against on the baseball field. Much like the C and N word it’s a word that just feels wrong and always has. That doesn’t absolve me from any of the things I’ve said in the past but ANYONE living in a locker room environment above the level of High School, anyone that’s served in combat or anyone in the company of fellow first responders will tell you there’s a very sacred place you earn your way into, and in that place men AND women say things they’d never in their lives repeat in public. If you deny that you’re A) Lying your ass off or B) Lying your ass off or C) Have never been in a close knit group mentioned above.
That’s not to say all do it, far from it, and that’s not to say it’s ok. It just so happens to be the real world.
And that’s where I made the u-turn today.
I had the privilege of speaking with a few people on my show this morning and by far the most powerful to me, and the one that started me breathing a bit more regular was this amazing woman.
Forward the audio to 56:50 if you want to hear her and I talk, and be ready because her and I appear to have the same blood pressure. She gets it, she’s a mother, with two daughters, a lifelong Democrat who voted Obama twice.
It dawned on me as this conversation was ongoing, “What are my options? There’s no situation where any American that loves our constitution, loves our way of life, loves what we were built on, that wants safety and security of Americans to come first could vote for this despicable woman on the Democratic ticket”.
Remember this woman is the one who perpetrated this…..
What kind of human being lies to dead soldiers families, uses racial slurs more than occasionally, STEALS from survivors of an earthquake in a third world country?
Oh and in case you doubt the voracity?
This is how she treated the agents tasked with standing in front of a bullet for her Husband, daughter AND herself.
I often wonder about men and women who serve in those details. The integrity and honor those that truly serve the cause have, and what goes through their minds when they must protect dirtbags, elitest who treat people like shit ONLY because they can.
So in closing I’ll say this. I get it. What he said was every possible negative adjective you could want to use. Disgusting, deplorable, filthy, crass, ignorant, immature, sexist, demeaning (though no one on the bus thought so) and gross.
But after those comments were completed, four men weren’t killed in Benghazi. 6 Billion dollars wasn’t “misplaced”, hundreds of millions of dollars wasn’t stolen from the poorest of the poor who’d just survived an earthquake. Uranium wasn’t handed over to the Russians. Iran wasn’t given 400 million in ransom money AND 150 billion in cash to propel their nuclear arms race.
No. After those comments were completed, no one, for 11 years, gave a shit. Does it reveal nasty things about the man? Absolutely. Is it criminal? Not yet but you bet your ass under a Clinton regime she’ll bust her ass to make anti-left wing rhetoric a crime.
And at the end of the day let that last part sink in.
You can HATE both. You can despise both. You can dislike everything you want about both.
If that describes you fine. But understand this. One of them will be our next President.
So do you want a President that in 26 years in office, the definition of an insider, who has never achieved ANYTHING for the poor and middle class she so lovingly courts.
Do you want a President who refused to release her speech transcripts? Until today we never knew, but now we do.
She doesn’t identify with the middle class due to her and Bill’s economic status. She believes you must have on persona in public and another in private. Isn’t that the EXACT thing we want to be rid of in Government?
She believes, and get this, ONLY INSIDERS can fix Wall Street. The very people her and Bernie Sanders railed against as killing this country, she believes THEY’RE the ones to fix it?
None of us with half a brain are even remotely surprised at the reveals.
But more important than that? Why don’t you, the undecided, the Sanders supporter, why don’t you care more?
Yes Donald Trump said despicable things, he owned it and apologized. No one died, no one got hurt. He didn’t say those things in the Oval Office, or in a Senate seat or the House of Representatives. He said those things on a bus with some guys who laughed their asses off at stuff that wasn’t actually all that funny.
But her? In 26 years she’s revealed every possible thing you could want or need to know she’s the epitome of a disgusting, morally bankrupt, despicable anti-semite with no moral boundaries who is so fraudulent Anderson Cooper was moved to ask her “will you say anything to get elected?”.
Why did he say that?
Not all inclusive but certainly 22 good reasons to start with no?
A vote for this woman is a vote for 4 more years of this current disaster. A vote for this women is a vote acknowledging you want the Supreme Court to begin amending our Constitution per her desires.
A vote for this woman is to spit on the graves of 4 men who were murdered, who she was SWORN to protect. Check the Sec of State job description:
- Serves as the President’s principal adviser on U.S. foreign policy;
- Conducts negotiations relating to U.S. foreign affairs;
- Grants and issues passports to American citizens and exequaturs to foreign consuls in the United States;
- Advises the President on the appointment of U.S. ambassadors, ministers, consuls, and other diplomatic representatives;
- Advises the President regarding the acceptance, recall, and dismissal of the representatives of foreign governments;
- Personally participates in or directs U.S. representatives to international conferences, organizations, and agencies;
- Negotiates, interprets, and terminates treaties and agreements;
- Ensures the protection of the U.S. Government to American citizens, property, and interests in foreign countries;
- Supervises the administration of U.S. immigration laws abroad;
- Provides information to American citizens regarding the political, economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian conditions in foreign countries;
- Informs the Congress and American citizens on the conduct of U.S. foreign relations;
- Promotes beneficial economic intercourse between the United States and other countries;
- Administers the Department of State;
- Supervises the Foreign Service of the United States.
Anything stand out? In addition to that, go back and read the list. She failed so miserably in every way possible.
Go back and check out bullet point 4.
Is that not the definition of pay to play? Her ties with the middle east, the very countries that despise, abuse, murder, stone and rape women she so valiantly claims to defend?
And I know, her husband is NOT running in this election. But should that matter when she says
“Today I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault,” Clinton said. “Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed and we’re with you.”
This is the woman who stated you should have a public and private persona to be a politician. That has to be the case right?
Which is it? They should be believed or they should be believed unless your husband assaults them. At that point given you are above the law you either shut up or the Clinton’s will destroy you?
Per the FBI she lied her ass off, she was allowed to use sheer ignorance as a defense when it’s explicit normal humans are not afforded that right.
So ya, in the end I am someone who jumped too fast and hard. I’m incredibly disappointed in every possible way that he said the things he did. That won’t change, nor should it. But that’s an impossible standard for every single human being reading this to live up to.
Every single one of us has had a conversation in our past that we would be mortified were it made public. We are not all running for President, so that does make it different.
But not so different I would abandon the future of my country because let me be very clear.
Voting for Hillary Clinton is a vote to abandon this nation in every possible way.
She’s stated, clearly, she wants a hemisphere of open trade and open borders, basically a “Western Europe”.
Go live there then. We live here, this is our country and our home. The blood spilled to make us who we are, with every single wart of slavery, segregation and all the other mistakes displayed as achievements we made by eliminating those things. Those things that today are still very prevalent in many countries around the world.
We left the grasp of a tyrannical gov’t by fighting the war of Independence. Citizen soldiers killed, and were killed to allow us to become who and what we wanted. Capitalism built everything this country is, not the government.
You want to end that vote for her. That’s what she’s been very open about wanting to change. There are so many things ‘wrong’ with this nation according to her. According to our President.
What they miss is they are part of the reason there are things so ‘wrong’ here.
Trump won the primary because he was NOT a politician, NOT an insider. He’s still not. If you vote for her you are voting to allow our government to expand physically as well as intrusively. They’ve already ceded control of the internet and I don’t think enough people realize the enormity of that mistake yet. We will soon enough.
A vote for her means you believe “Hands up don’t shoot” even though it was proven to be a complete and total lie. It was the foundation of another lie, disproportionate violence to blacks from our police. Those things built the Black Lives Matter movement.
The only possible way to stop this runaway trainwreck is to insure she is NOT our next President.
So just to let you know, yes, I am still voting for Donald Trump but recognizing tomorrow’s debate, at least in my opinion, is the cliff. Conservatives either pick ourselves off the ledge or fall.
It’s now about the 5-10% of undecideds and we need them to understand that Trump is not an option, he is the ONLY option if you want America to remain America.
As much involvement as I’d like to have in talk radio and other formats where rational humans can talk, disagree and debate I’ve come to understand something. I will never, ever, be mainstream media.
You’ve quit, you’ve given up all honor, morals, integrity and objectivity. You have made it clear your job is to get Hillary Clinton elected integrity and morals be damned.
Your latest beauty?
Our current Secretary of State was in Brussels today. This is lifted directly from the transcript of his speech and follow on Q&A.
I mean, look, I’m here in Brussels and I want to be completely respectful, but I also want to be honest. I hear my fellow foreign ministers from one country or another talk about, sort of, how difficult it is to sometimes get things through, move fast, get Brussels to make a decision, or they feel imposed upon. I mean, we have this fight in America too. We have 50 states. We’re still developing, somewhat, the relationship between states and federal government. And the Supreme Court frequently comes out with a decision realigning it or adjusting it one way or the other. It’s a living institution. The Constitution that we are living by first wrote slavery into the constitution before it wrote slavery out. I can remember as a young college student being involved in the Mississippi voter registration drive and the fights for civil rights in America, and we passed the Voting Rights Act and Civil Rights Act. It wasn’t until 1975. We still are struggling with some things at the polls and so forth – in access to voting and other things. So everybody has to continue to fight, but what is – I’ve never heard the better idea from the other side about how they’re going to do things that actually works for everybody.
Why does no one question our “leaders” when they go abroad and lie, not only about our nation today, but about our past? Why do you in the media allow this? Is it because you yourself are ignorant of our past? Or do you just not care that truth be a part of speeches when our “leaders” speak around the world.
The word “Slave” and “Slavery”? Neither of those words appear ANYWHERE in our Constitution, nor our Bill of Rights. Nowhere, ever.
For all you fake history majors who want to allude to the “3/5ths clause”?
It had nothing to do with diminishing the accounting of slaves as “less than human” but recognizing a large portion of that population was in the south and would be used to gain a significant advantage in the House of Representatives as well as additional votes in the Electoral College.
During the period of 1865–1877, federal law provided civil rights protection in the southern US for blacks who had been slaves, as well as for free blacks. In the 1870s, Democrats (Dixiecrats) gradually regained control of southern legislatures through a myriad of ways, very few legal. Extensive voter fraud was also used (Wow, almost 150 years later and they’re still using voter fraud!). Adding that fraud to multiple local races that were close led to an increase in violence against blacks during campaigns starting in 1868. In 1877 the DNC compromised to gain Southern support in the presidential election which led to the government pulling the last of the federal soldiers out of the south. White Democrats regained political power in the south. These Southern, white, Democratic governments legislated Jim Crow laws, officially segregating black and white population.
Blacks continued to be elected well into the 1880’s all the while Democrats were passing laws to impede both blacks and poor whites ability to participate with changes to registration and in the electoral college. From 1890 to 1910, 10 of 11 former confederate states passed new constitutions or amendments that effectively ended the black and poor white voters participation. The lovely state of Mississippi led the way.
Voter turnout would dramatically decrease South. In Louisiana, by 1900, black voters were reduced to 5,320 on the rolls, although they comprised the majority of the state’s population. By 1910, only 730 blacks were registered, less than 0.5% of eligible black men. “In 27 of the state’s 60 parishes, not a single black voter was registered any longer; in 9 more parishes, only one black voter was.” The cumulative effect in North Carolina meant that black voters were completely eliminated from voter rolls during the period from 1896–1904. Just the first of many times a Democratic policy would stifle or destroy middle class growth.
So to repeat. Our country was NOT founded with slavery as a part of the future vision. “All men are created equal” actually meant just that.
And for those that just flat out refuse to read a book or study their history, or care to learn, remember this. The liberals, the Democratic party was, has and always will be the party of Slavery, segregation, Jim Crow laws and everything else they want people to believe about Republicans. Blacks voted overwhelmingly Republican into the 1930’s. Mainly because Lincoln was a Republican and also the Democratic Party didn’t welcome blacks then, and it wasn’t until 1924 that blacks were even permitted to attend Democratic conventions in any official capacity.
So as much as Killary and the gang want to rewrite our history, have at least an ounce of dignity and call them out when they lie… Oh wait, that ships sailed I guess. You keep doing what you do then, because it appears to me you clowns are slitting the throat of the mainstream media one lie at a time.
So I don’t feel the need to reply to the ignorance being displayed. Which unfortunately I feel like doing far too often.
If anyone took the tweet regarding my thoughts on the train wreck being a potential terrorist act as “cool if I’m wrong” in a way that trivializes pain and or suffering? You’re a douche.
Of course nothing is cool about what happened and you safe space needing liberal cowards who wet your pants to respond can go find a dark enclosure to hide in.
My first instinct upon hearing “Massive Train Wreck” and then seeing the station was “Holy #$@!$, did terrorists do it again?”
If you didn’t think that, at any point, you’re a liar. Ya, I want it to be terrorists to drive an agenda. Liberals are the only humans on this planet who use that logic, or make it up, to back an argument that exists only in their minds. Yet they blame everyone else for it.
Antarctica is melting!!! (despite the fact it’s actually just the opposite) Oh my lord save the planet!
You’ve done that in far more dangerous ways now too.
You’re backing of the liberal bullshit that created the BLM movement has created a violent and murderous attack on police officers. Despite the fact the media has lied its ass off in ‘proving it’ you still support a narrative “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” that is and has been debunked as a complete and total lie.
I said I thought it was terrorism the minute I heard about it, if it is not that’s “good” news as it relates to terrorism. Nothing is good about an event that sees innocent people die and any of you douchenozzles that try to make it appear as if that’s what was being said are idiots. I find it sad you go this route but when we watch Extremists toss homosexuals off 30 story buildings you get offended that someone posted the article.
Oh and for all of you that don’t agree with my politics or don’t care what I think (which you clearly do) or who I “Let down” because of 2004? Delete, block, mute or shut up. I stopped caring about what people I don’t know think of me a long time ago.
No need to tag me, though Twitter mute makes it easier to stop it. I don’t care. I care about good people and this country, seeing our Constitution being the law of the land AGAIN. If you don’t agree I don’t care, not sure I can put that any more plainly. The people I know, the people that know me? They know who I am, what I stand for and what I believe.
If I do run for office I’m not getting your vote, you’re voting for a senator who’s manipulated the system to her financial gain all the while milking the very system she derides. So champion all of her achievements or stick to things you want to debate (more laws will stop criminals from getting guns, federal gov’t must act on who can use what restroom, Donald Trump said mean stuff and “Hillary never lied” etc.).
So for those who are deeply troubled in understanding the written word, I’ll help ya out.
“My first thought when seeing the news of the train wreck, and pictures, was “Holy crap, did we just get hit with another terrorist incident? If I am wrong then (newly inserted ending) to all you cowards too scared to admit you thought the same thing and will lie to your grave about it I am saying COOL in a way that denotes COOL as in I am glad it’s not terrorism and not COOL as in “I don’t care about the injuries or fatalities”.
If you needed that last part to be spelled out your a first class dick.
Apparently someone decided to run a poll covering a hypothetical race between Senator Warren and I. I got 29%, which is a lot more than I expected considering I’ve never stated a public position on legislation except to state my opinions as a Christian, Conservative, Constitutionalist and American.
I’ll play along.
Elizabeth Warren wants free education at public universities in the United States.
In Massachusetts alone there are 29 public colleges and 191k students (numbers from ’14 and ’15 or last census data).
Remember as we go through this, every single dollar mentioned in this argument is a NEW TAX DOLLAR that does not exist today.
The average in state tuition (using a national average) we will put at $23,000.
So in 2017 this state alone needs to come up with 4.393 BILLION dollars for free college PER YEAR.
Better yet, 17,572 BILLION every 4 years for a college student. That’s 17.572 BILLION tax dollars we currently DO NOT PAY. Now that’s if the state alone could afford it, which is the ONLY way I’d be for something like this.
Nationally? Because that is what her and her colleagues want.
Research states that by 2018 there will be 15.6 million students enrolled at the 1700 or so 2-4 year public colleges.
That amounts to 358 BILLION dollars annually, in taxes that DO NOT CURRENTLY EXIST.
Put another way. The cost to send the class of 2018 to 4 years of college? 1.435 TRILLION dollars by 2022. That’s not a typo, that’s trillion.
That’s this number 1,435,000,000,000.00
Or better yet, that’s 982,876,712 million dollars a day for 4 years. I had to do this math 3 times to insure I wasn’t seeing things.
Can you wrap your head around that number? This country right now sits on close to 20 trillion dollars in debt. This administration prints money when they need it, a surefire way to insure someone else is on the edge of the cliff when the economy pushes us off.
Put a way that can make this personal.
For this country to provide free education to the 15.6 million college students (and surely that number grows by a significant amount when people who may not want to go learn they can live off the taxpayer for 4 more years) the following cost would be passed on to you, one of the estimated 93.8 million who pay taxes (or just under 55% of us).
10 bucks. Yup, 10 dollars.
A DAY. For four years.
10 dollars a day, every day, for four years. That’s 1460 days so another 14,600 per tax paying citizen. I’m going to bet quite a few of you don’t have an extra 14-15k laying around you really don’t need.
So I think exposing Senator Warren and her lack of accomplishments in her tenure as well as what liberals wish the world would do for them would be the easier part of this. It’s what politicians do right?
I’d prefer to offer up something that may matter. That would change this state, and nation. Not an attack, but an offensive, offering up something I think would be a legitimate and desirable option for the US Government.
This is just a SMALL list from 2015. Well north of a billion dollars in complete and total waste not to mention tax dollars being stolen.
As an FYI, I am a friend to Gov Bakers and LtG Polito. But here would be local questions about our 2017 budget.
How are we reducing our annual 2.1 billion dollars in long term debt?
Why is the Lottery taking 82 million in tax dollars to run?
Why are there 389 people employed AT the lottery?
I’d love to dig deeper but for now I’ll say there’s no way it should cost 82 million to run the lottery and no way it should take close to 400 people to do so. Hell privatize that business, and pay a much smaller amount to have it run by someone else while still reaping the revenues.
This 1 billion + in government waste? What to do?
Latest numbers I could find show there are 21.8 million vets in this country.
That $1,026,957,650? That would amount to cutting a check to each state for 20.5 million for them to do as they need to setup free health care for our veterans. Now this is not all there is to be sure. But the bottom line is I think it’s criminal that this country allows our elected officials to piss away our taxes on personal favors and bullshit grants while our veterans kill themselves at a rate of 22 a day. They’re homeless, jobless and penniless in many instances. How can we live with ourselves knowing we are cheating the very soldiers who fought and died for what we have?
(I screwed up earlier! Had trillions for billions! Thanks for letting me know, corrected and amended)
We take that money and establish a COMPLETELY new system of health care and education for our vets. You would clearly need to create a set of rules for what a veteran is and is not under this policy. Or maybe you don’t I don’t know, but that would be a point of discussion if need be.
First? Veterans and their families receive FREE PRIVATE health care of their choice, for life. For service men and women lost in the line their spouse/children would receive this for life as well. Otherwise unless they enlisted their free health care would leave at 21 and they would be afforded the same health care but at a 50% cost. (math again to be figured out by smarter folks than I)
Up to 4 children of veterans would receive free education at a public or private school.
Now there would be tweaks and what not to this, but I imagine with a desire by your elected officials this could actually get done, and actually matter.
The next step? Addressing the frivolous dollars our first responders make at the state level.
I don’t know. I honestly don’t.
But even before I decide why don’t we get some things very clear very fast.
I don’t possess a racist bone in my body, never have. Never said anything REMOTELY racist to anyone of any racial background, ever.
The apathetic folks, or liberals who refuse to even look for a fact before being the racist intolerant bigoted folks they want everyone else to think you are?
This is the tweet they saw me post.
First off this tweet makes absolutely no sense. It’s illogical in about 543 different ways.
This is the tweet I actually DID post.
Is there ANYTHING different that might make someone using the 1st tweet to call me a racist a complete lying assclown?
For those with visual issues here’s some help.
The yellow arrows are pointing at, and to, the MOST IMPORTANT WORD in the entire meme. Without the word extremist the meme is useless. Has no meaning and makes no point.
For those idiots that need further help?
Websters defines “Extremist” as
ex·trem·istikˈstrēməst/noun: a person who holds extreme or fanatical political or religious views, especially one who resorts to or advocates extreme action
Transphobic – I re-tweeted a picture you cannot unsee (a man dressed as a woman at Mardi Gras), and made a comment that somehow the liberal decoder translated from
To “You’re a transphobe”. I have no idea how you ‘offend me please’ folks got to ‘transphobe’ from here but you did. I want to know why, or who, in this country honestly believes we need our federal gov’t involved in the creation, design and functionality of public bathrooms.
All other sorts of ‘phobes’ have been thrown around and each and every one has about as much validity as these two ignorantly stupid chaos creating examples does.
See even though no less than 10 media outlets have gone on to use the exact “ISIS vs Nazi” comparison since I posted the meme, I didn’t need their support. I can read, I do read, I do watch and I do see things I don’t need the media to explain to me.
EXACTLY like almost each and every one of you.
If I am going to run for office I am not going to head into that fight carrying baggage that doesn’t belong to me.
You want to call me names, I am sure many would or will fit. Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Transphobic? Not one of those fit, never has and never will.
For anyone that knows me also knows I’ve never had even remote hesitation standing up for the things I believe in. Being a Christian doesn’t preclude me from being close to people of ANY sexual persuasion or ANY religion. That’s not how I’ve come to understand the word of Jesus.
Do unto others, turn the other cheek, judge not lest ye be judged.
THOSE are the words I work on living by. I fail so miserably and far more often than I had hoped at this point in my life. But I try, and I will continue too.
The 2nd large piece of baggage? That would be 38 Studios. This is very different than the other crap because this is something I’ve never tried to escape and I’ve never eschewed the blame for.
Not being able to raise the final 25 million to get our MMO to launch is and always will be on me. At the end of the day as the CEO that’s where it lies, and it should. I’ll take the failure to achieve that and the resulting calamity the men and women I cared for so much to my grave as one of the most painful lessons I was ever part of.
But let’s get some stuff straight. When talking about running against Elizabeth Warren and our pasts remember this. I never once asked the state of Massachusetts for a dime, ever. I never ONCE asked the State of RI for a dime, ever.
Rhode Island and the Democratically controlled house came to me and asked if I would be open to moving the company to Rhode Island as part of a job creation program. There was no scam, no bullshit on the part of 38 Studios. We made the very same decision every single person reading this would have made. With 50 million dollars of my own money in, and having never taken a single dime from this company, we made the decision to accept the 75 MILLION for every reason you’d have done so for as well. I emphasize the amount for a reason so many of you either do not know or choose to ignore its significance. When the deal was put together the state had offered us 75m dollars to move. That was how it was budgeted, that was how it was to be worked. Approximately one week prior to the move, when all docs had been drawn up, all plans and budgets in place, we were informed the 75 would now actually be 49 MILLION. Anyone here enough of a math whiz to understand what 26 million dollars you had budgeted for suddenly disappears? The state wanted to withhold 26 million dollars? There was no confusion EVER on our part. We could move the company without the need to further fund raise, and specifically focus on product and company development for a net of 75 million dollars.
The state asked for, and got, 1st position on future fundraising but that was with a very VERY clear caveat that we would explore how that could be changed. Both parties knew there was no way to get a final large investment from an outside entity without the state relinquishing that position. It was openly acknowledged by the state to us BEFORE anything was signed.
We were told repeatedly that the state would assist in future fund raising meetings to give peace of mind to any potential investors that not only was I in for 50 but that the state was extremely interested in helping and protecting it’s 49 million as well.
Needless to say the hot mess that was Lincoln Chaffee was of absolutely zero assistance. He made it clear to us, and to me specifically (though never the guts to actually say it to my face or in person) that he had been against this from day 1 and that it would fail. With an approval rating of like 3.2% I wasn’t real surprised. What I was stunned at was his dismissal of the 300 employees of 38 and their families, who were ALL tax paying citizens of Rhode Island, and his blatantly obvious dislike of all of it. Couple years later his 22 seconds on the debate state confirmed what I knew after the first minute I spoke to him in person. To this date not one single person in the RI media has ever asked him the one question I wanted asked of him when this failed. “Name one single thing, in word or deed, that Lincoln Chaffee did to help 38 Studios.” Just one. Hint: It does not exist.
Ya, I’m someone who will take shots when I get shot at. I called Senator Warren a “Nightmare” the other day and I can tell you right now that wasn’t appropriate. It was locker room banter where it likely doesn’t belong.
I am in no way shape or form going to run with a list of do’s and do nots from a speech perspective. I speak and I say what I feel and what I know. I have no issues being wrong as long as someone smart helps me get it right.
A Senators job is to take their constituents concerns, wants, needs and worries to the Senate and fight on their behalf. It’s NOT to add billions in pork to get what you want. It’s not to shut down government because you don’t get your way. It’s to represent your people, your team. Whether your voters love or hate you, when you get the office you do right by as many as you can. It’s not about what I want, it’s about what the people want.
Elizabeth Warren submitted information on a document and claimed she is of “Native American” decent. She’s never come close to proving that fact except to state her family told stories around the fire. So did mine, I’m still not Native American for some reason.
After hearing that and other accounts a genealogist traced Warren’s Native American heritage to the late 19th century, which, if true, would make her 1/32 Native American.
But guess what??? Buried in the Globe like 22 pages out was this little diddy.
Correction: Because of a reporting error, a story in the May 1 Metro section and the accompanying headline incorrectly described the 1894 document that was purported to list Elizabeth Warren’s great-great-great grandmother as a Cherokee. The document, alluded to in a family newsletter found by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, was an application for a marriage license, not the license itself. Neither the society nor the Globe has seen the primary document, whose existence has not been proven.
Heard about that part? No? Surprising….
Now we move ahead to a CNN piece.
Harvard Law School in the 1990s touted Warren, then a professor in Cambridge, as being “Native American.” They singled her out, Warren later acknowledged, because she had listed herself as a minority in an Association of American Law Schools directory. Critics note that she had not done that in her student applications and during her time as a teacher at the University of Texas.Warren maintains she never furthered her career by using her heritage to gain advantage.
Pretty much impossible to prove where she did or did not, but why? Why the deceit?
Just in case I do run, I’ll offer this test (which Senator Warren could have taken at any time in the past 4 years)
So she’s another Politician who has created a ton of reasons not to trust her words or actions, much like the deceitful lying fraud she’s supporting for our White House.
No, if I were to run against this woman for a position in the Senate I would do so on two things. My ability to kick her ass in Washington and actually achieve something more than creating a committee.
You can very easily look up ANYTHING you want to know about her, and what she has ‘done’ with your vote to make her a Senator.
Elizabeth Warren sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Member, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Her most recently sponsored bills?
- S. 3118: Derivatives Oversight and Taxpayer Protection Act
- S. 3078: Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act of 2016
- S. 3025: Graduate Student Savings Act of 2016
- S. 2789: Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016
- S. 2761: FAA Community Accountability Act of 2016
- S. 2744: Genetic Research Privacy Protection Act
- S. 2647: Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act of 2016
Not one is past introduction.
Here’s what she’s ‘achieved’ to date….
S.Res. 115 (113th): A resolution commending the heroism, courage, and sacrifice of Sean Collier, an officer in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, Martin Richard, an 8-year-old resident of Dorchester, Massachusetts, Krystle Campbe
S. 2117 (113th): Smart Savings Act
Give this one a read…
S. 885: National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015
A piece of legislation to have a chair placed in the Capitol building to honor POW/MIA’s…..
S. 1109: Truth in Settlements Act of 2015
And you might want to give this one a read as well.
So there you have it.
In January of 2013 you voted this woman into office as a Senator from Massachusetts.
Other than stump for Hillary and the democratic party, what has she done, anything, that has in any way helped the legal tax paying and voting citizens of the commonwealth of Massachusetts?
I will tell you one thing she’s dying to achieve. One thing that absolutely will affect each and every one of you.
Elizabeth Warren and many other delusional math starved Americans want free public college tuition.
Let’s just say I were Senator. The ONLY possible way I’d think this an option is if my state could AFFORD the program on its own.
Countries already 20 trillion in debt.
How does that math look?
29 Public 4 year colleges in Mass
191,000 students in those schools
Let’s be nice and say 20k a year on average tuition
3.82 billion dollars ANNUALLY to the Massachusetts tax payer. Already one of the most taxed human beings on the planet much less in the country.
Put another way? Every 4 years we would need to pony up 15.82 billion dollars we already don’t have.
That’s a safe line of thought. Can you fathom how many more kids would go to college if it were free? Not because they wanted to, but because it was free? Hell why would colleges need to keep tuition down then? The government is footing the bill! That’s where progressives would say “Government will TELL the colleges how much tuition they can charge” as if that body of folks has ever understood fiscal responsibility.
Now that sort of thing is on the Governor as that office is where the state budget and financials live.
So would you ask your Senator to take that proposition to the Senate? As a national plan for free college?
Do you know what that looks like?
In 2015 there were 20.2 million students in public 4 year colleges in the U.S.
That would equate to you and I, the taxpayer, ponying up 460 billion dollars more, annually.
Or in other words, 1.84 trillion every 4 years to graduate a class of students.
I could not in good faith do that, and I am unsure how that might set with folks but that is how this has to work.
We’re 20 trillion in debt, we need to start bringing that down. To do that someone or someones has to endure some pain.
No one is willing to do that, so what do we do?
Our 2017 budget here is 38 billion dollars. Did you know there are well north of 150,000 illegal aliens here costing the state 1.9 billion annually?
How is that being fixed? Not just here but around the country?
Those are the things that need to be fixed and addressed.
But watch what liberals focus on when they comment about this blog, which they will while purporting to spew “no one cares what you think Curt”.
(Hint: The retweeting of “racist” memes even though they aren’t and the word count (which btw is 2651)
I avoided specifics as much as possible, but I think my math is right and the logic is actually very very simple
Seems like everyone worked at a McDonald’s in high school, it’s what you did to earn spending money. But today people are expecting these jobs to provide enough income to support a family.
Here’s why the federal government needs to stay out of the private sector.
The cost and revenue based on national averages, to own a McDonald’s.
2.6m in yearly Revenue (based on a national avg)
874.40 $ = Avg cost of 4 min wage workers for a 24 hour day @ 9.15 an hour (National average)
320,616 yearly wages for min wage staff
1440 $ = Avg cost of 4 min wage workers for a 24 hour day @ 15$ an hour (figuring peak and off times avg out to 4 workers)
525,000 yearly wages
15% take home for franchise owner (390,000)
12.5% to McDonalds corporate (325,000)
1.564m Profit (current national averages at 9.15 an hour)
1.36m Profit (at 15$ an hour)
So using some basic numbers based on average, as government forces wages to be raised on the private sector the take home for the franchise owner is reduced by 200,000 annually.
Where is the franchise owner going to make up that money? Certainly they’re not taking less.
Spend less on goods? Can’t ever afford to be ‘out’ of product so that’s not an option
Corporate take less? Not a chance, you’re bound by contract to pay them their 12.5%
So it’s one of two options
Raise prices enough to pass the 200,000 to us, the consumer OR
Reduce expenses via wages and/or insurance for FT employees.
Since the gov’t has created laws that force you to pay the wages, you cannot reduce cost without raising prices and/or eliminating salary.
Changing your Min wage hourly expense from 60$ an hour to 45$ an hour by eliminating “one employee” worth of expense each hour. That would likely mean a reduction of min wage employees from 12 (figuring 3 8 hour shifts of 4 people) to 9. Now remember that will likely be higher simply because a min wage worker CANNOT work more than 29 hours otherwise the owner is required to provide affordable health care coverage that meets minimum requirements, or pay an annual penalty (known as the “shared responsibility” penalty).
So you would need to create 672 hours of minimum wage work with 29 hour work weeks. That’s an average of just over 23. So 23 part time employees making min wage would make up the staff.
29 hours a week at 15 an hour is 435$ a week or 22,620 in annual salary
Which means 8.8 workers would need to be fired to reduce salaries 200,000 annually.
So no, raising min wage does not and will not ‘boost’ the economy because the companies liberals all try to use as examples are NOT hourly pay companies.
It’s also the very HEART of small business in America.
One more VERY important point. If you kept the averages, and said that 8, not 9 but 8 folks were fired to make this work $$ for the owner.
What is that? That’s the number of jobs lost as 14,267 McDonalds reduced staff to offset the dramatic increase in the min wage.