CORRECT OUR VOTING & TAXING SYSTEMS!
Economy and Jobs
Started byDENNIS BARBATO SR
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HELP OUR VETERANS DO NOT FORGET THEM! THE BUSH / REPUBLICAN MADE UP IRAQ WAR COSTED US LIVES & TRILLIANS !
No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay on retirement. While Politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full-pay retirement after serving one or two terms.
LOOK AT THE JOKE RYAN BUDGET -TAKE FROM MAINSTREET, WORKERS, POOR, & GIVE THE RICH A TAX BREAK!
THE REPUBLICANS / TEA PARTY FIND MONEY FOR THEMSELVES & THE RICH!
For years our taxing system has made the rich get richer & main-street PAY A UNFAIR SHARE!
THIS IS WHY WE MUST CORRECT OUR VOTING & TAXING SYSTEMS?
The Face of the GREEDY 1% that the Republicans / Tea party are Protecting.
" This is Class Warfare"
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein goes to Capitol Hill to call for cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
A Wall Street banker paid "$16.1 MILLION ".
Think about the arrogance of these guys on Wall Street who were bailed out by the middle class of this country when their greed & recklessness.
They nearly destroyed the financial system, and now they come to Capitol Hill to lecture Congress and the American people.
Now the want to cut programs for working families & Main Street.
Goldman Sach received a total of $ 814 Billion at zero interest loans from the Federal Reserve & $ 10 Billion in Bailout from the U.S. Treasury.
Goldman Sachs received a $278 Million REFUND from the IRS in 2008, even though it earned a profit of $ 2.3 BILLION THAT YEAR.
ENOUGH WITH BEOHNER & THE TEA PARTY PROTECTING THE GREEDY!
LOOK AT THIS REPORT CARD.
The republican / tea party, THE PARTY OF OBSTRUCTION , that has caused over 390 filibusters.
The lobbyist, the 1%, groups like (alex) THAT ARE CONTROLLING FAR TO MANY OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS.
They have formed a safe voting district in the house & many states. Look at VA, PA. Watch them on voting rights & issues.
In states with republicans in control they are giving the rich tax breaks & adding sales tax to the middle class & poor to pay to pay for the lower taxes for the rich .
We have over 70 lobbyist foreign & domestic for each senator & congressman. (WE SHOULD MAKE ALL LOBBYIST ILLEGAL)
If we had the banking rules & regulations like CANADA.
None of the devastation to main-street, housing, working people, poor would not have happened.
We need to get a backbone and file LEGAL & ETHICS charges.
We need to put some people in JAIL WHO CAUSED OUR PROBLEMS!
We have over 27,000 tax havens inside & out of the us, loopholes for the rich.
2/3 of corporations do not pay any tax. We need a fair tax system.
Executives retirement assets averaging more than $9.1 million.
CEOs have bloated their personal golden parachutes with millions of dollars of company funds.
While shorting their employee's retirement plans by an astonishing $103 billion
all while taking aim at government programs that benefit the sick and elderly.
WE NEED TO START HELPING MAINSTREET!
WE SHOULD BE HELPING THESE PEOPLE!
Don’t Balance the Budget on the Backs of Disabled Veterans
Leaders of The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and other veterans’ organizations joined Sen. Bernie Sanders to denounce proposals
to cut veterans’ disability benefits as part of a year-end deal on deficits.
Bernie Sanders, who serves on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Budget Committee, said there are better approaches to deficit reduction.
Rather than slashing benefits for more than 3 million disabled veterans and their families.
Do deficit reduction, but not by cutting programs for people who lost arms, legs and their eyesight defending our country in Iraq & Afghanistan.
THANK YOU REPUBLICANS / TEA PARTY!
WE NEED TO HELP OUR VETERANS & REBUILD MAIN STREET USA!
HELP THE HOMEOWNERS MORE!
BILLIONAIRE DAVID KOCK IS THIS A MINDSET ANY RAND OR CHRISTIAN?
They have been getting over not paying a fair share for far too many years!
David Koch Takes Aim at Hurricane
BILLIONAIRE DAVID KOCH CONTROLS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO VOTE NO ON FEDERAL AID FOR SANDY VICTIMS.
Steve Lonegan head of the local AFP billionaire's organization( Americans for Prosperity) state chapter, called the aid package a "disgrace."
"This is not a federal government responsibility," Lonegan told reporters.
"We need to suck it up and be responsible for taking care of ourselves."
Defend Social Security
Social Security has a $2.7 trillion surplus.
That can pay all benefits owed to all eligible Americans for the next 21 years and, because it is funded independently, has not contributed one penny to the deficit.
Bernie Sanders agrees with AARP, the National Coalition to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and virtually all seniors’ organizations that Social Security should not be part of the deficit reduction negotiations. Bernie Sanders opposes the so-called chained CPI, which would lower benefits for the typical Social Security recipient who retires at age 65 by $653 a year at age 75 and by $1,139 a year at age 85.
THIS IS HOW TO DO A DEFICIT REDUCTION PLAN.
Repeal all of the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax breaks for the top two percent.
would reduce the deficit by about $1 trillion over the next decade.
After President Clinton increased taxes on the top two percent, the economy a dded over 22 million jobs.
After President Bush reduced taxes for the rich, the economy lost over 600,000 private sector jobs.
Create an emergency deficit-reduction surtax on millionaires.
Enacting a 5.4 percent surtax on adjusted gross income of more than $1 million would raise over $383 billion over 10 years.
81 percent of the American people support the creation of a millionaires surtax to reduce the deficit.
End tax breaks and subsidies for big oil, gas and coal companies.
could reduce the deficit by more than $113 billion over the next ten years.
The five largest oil companies in the United States have earned about $1 trillion in profits
Establish a Wall Street speculation fee of 0.03 percent on the sale of credit default swaps, derivatives, stocks, options, and futures.
Both the economic crisis and the deficit crisis are a direct result of the greed and recklessness on Wall Street.
Establishing a speculation fee would reduce gambling on Wall Street, encourage the financial sector to invest in the productive economy.
This would reduce the deficit by $350 billion over 10 years without harming average Americans. WATCH INSIDE JOB!
Eliminate tax breaks for companies shipping American jobs overseas.
Today, the U.S. government is actually rewarding companies that move U.S. manufacturing jobs overseas.
We need to close loopholes in the tax code known as deferral and foreign source income.
The U.S. lost about 30% of its manufacturing jobs and over 56,000 factories have been shut down.
If we eliminated these tax loopholes, the Joint Tax Committee has estimated that we could raise more than $582 billion in revenue over the next ten years.
Prohibit abusive and illegal offshore tax shelters.
Each and every year, the United States loses an estimated $100 billion in tax revenues due to offshore tax abuses by the wealthy and large corporations.
The situation has become so absurd that one five-story office building in the Cayman Islands
That is now the "home" to more than 18,000 corporations.
The wealthy and large corporations should not be allowed to avoid paying taxes by setting up tax shelters in Panama, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda,theBahamas or other tax haven countries.
Cracking down on offshore tax shelters could reduce the deficit by as much as $1 trillion over the next decade.
Establish a currency manipulation fee on China and other countries.
China is manipulating its currency, giving it an unfair trade advantage over the United States and destroying decent paying manufacturing jobs in the process.
If we imposed a currency manipulation fee on China and other currency manipulators, the Economic Policy Institute has estimated that we could raise $500 billion over 10 years.
This would create 1 million jobs in the process.
Tax capital gains and dividends the same as work.
Would raise more than $730 billion over the next decade. Warren Buffet has often said that he pays a lower effective tax rate than his secretary.
The reason for this is that the wealthy obtain most of their income from capital gains and dividends, which is taxed at a much lower rate than work.
Right now, the top marginal income tax for working is 35%, but the tax rate on corporate dividends and capital gains is only 15%.
Establish a Progressive Estate Tax. we could raise more than $300 billion over 10 years.
Sen. Sanders introduced the Responsible Estate Tax Act that would reduce the deficit in a fair way while ensuring that 99.7 percent of Americans would never see a dime of their loved one's estate paid in federal estate taxes.
Reduce unnecessary and wasteful spending at the Pentagon.
Which now consumes over 50% of our discretionary budget & has not been reduced for over 30 years.
Cold War weapons programs to fight a Soviet Union that no longer exists. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Lawrence Korb, an Assistant Secretary of Defense under Ronald Reagan, have estimated that we could achieve significant savings of around $100 billion a year at the Pentagon while still ensuring that the United States has the strongest and most powerful military in the world.
Require Medicare to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices with the pharmaceutical industry.
Requiring Medicare to negotiate drug prices, similarly to what the VA currently does, would save more than $157 billion over 10 years.
Eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse within every federal government agency.
We need tol fund a special unit to work on all the waste & fraud.
Rooting out this waste, fraud, and abuse could save between $150 billion & $200 billion over the next 10 years.
CEO Council Demands Cuts To Poor, Elderly
While Reaping Billions In Government Contracts,&TAX BREAKS
Christina Wilkie and Ryan Grim
Companies represented by executives working with the Campaign To Fix The Debt have received trillions in federal war contracts, subsidies and bailouts.,
They specialize in tax breaks and loopholes that virtually eliminate the company's tax bills.
a "territorial tax system" that would exempt their company's foreign profits from taxation.
Netting them about $134 billion in tax savings.
"The CEO Campaign to ‘Fix’ the Debt: A Trojan Horse for Massive Corporate Tax Breaks"
In 1983, 90 % of the American media was owned by 50 companies.Today, 90 % is controlled by just 6 corporations:
General Electric, News Corp., Disney, Viacom, Time Warner & CBS.
Sign Bernie Sander’s petition to stop the FCC » stop the big media consolidation scheme
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Don't Eliminate the Filibuster, Restore It
We have been giving gifts & being controlled by the GREEDY 1% fare to long.
We need to stop spending millions defending countries that can defend themselves.!
We need to stop shipping our jobs over seas.
We need to REBUILD AMERICA not many countries all over the world.
Stop giving MILLIONS to many countries that should not be getting the money.
OBAMA CARE (WE DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE THE INSURANCE COMPANIES & DRUG COMPANIES A FREE PASS).
Make them quality test & compete example: blood thinner Xarelto 20mg in USA $282.00
in Canada $112.00.
"GET THE BOOK GREEDY BASTARDS---DYLAN RATIGAN
Look what is happening in GREECE where CORPORATIONS PAY NO TAX!
DO NOT WATCH THE (BUBBLE FOX NEWS) THEY CORRUPTED & CONTROLLED ENGLAND & NOW ARE WORKING ON THE USA.
MITCH McConnell - REPLACE HIM WITH ASHLEY JUDD
REPEUBLICANS / TEA PARTY / ORANGE MAN BEOHNER - REPLACE THEM ALL!
THEY have set records-LEAST BILLS PASSED IN HISTORY & LEAST DAYS WORKED!
Blocked jobs bills & veterans bills .
They give themselves pay raises, top medical, top benefits, top pay, excellent protected retirement plans.
Not now & not for the last 2 yrs. thanks to the obstructionist republicans/tea party.
They did work 5 days a week 45 wks of 52 weeks.
They only work 2-3 DAYS a week & if we are lucky 25 wks out of the year.
THEY CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS) OR IS THIS ANY RAND MINDSET LIKE PAUL RYAN?
Expose the mindsets of Ayn Rand,
the writer and philosopher of objectivism who espoused '‘rational selfishness’' and capitalism unbound.
Paul Ryan & MANY OTHERS HAVE A MINDSET OF AYN RAND VULTURE CAPITALIST THEN HIDE & INVEST THE MONEY OUT OF THE USA TO GET OUT OF PAYING TAX.
I also found out Ayn Rand had a connection with Alan Greenspan.
Alan Greenspan, our ex-chairman of the Federal Reserve, brought that era to a definitive end with his diagnosis that “an infectious greed seemed to grip much of our business community.
Watch the movie INSIDE JOB. REMEMBER CDOS?
WE HAVE A PROBLEM WHEN 10% OF THE COUNTRY HAVE 90% OF THE WEALTH OF THE COUNTRY.
Canada is in the top 5 in the world in secure banking/money systems.
In Canada the housing market never had a foreclosure problem no where near like what is still happening.
In the USA we bailed out banks, & they are bigger now & bailed out insurance companies & helped wall-street .
In order to cover the cost of tax breaks given to millionaires and billionaires.
They want to increase the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 and throw millions of families with children off of Medicaid.
United States has the most unequal distribution of wealth and income of any major country.
the gap between the very rich and everyone else is growing wider.
their deficit-reduction plan calls for lowering the top tax rates for the rich and large corporations to 28 percent or even lower.
There are fair and sensible ways to reduce deficits, but having the rich and the powerful beat up on working families and the elderly is not one of them.
WE NEED TO PUT SOME PEOPLE IN JAIL LIKE WE DID WITH THE SAVING & LOAN SCANDAL.
TALKING ABOUT BAILOUTS & GIFTS LOOK AT THE INSURANCE COMPANIES, (AIG) , BIG BANKS, WALL STREET.
STOP CORPORATE TAX CHEATS AND DOGERS.
Make the rich pay a fair share in taxes. We have over 27,000 tax havens inside and out of the us, loopholes for the rich and 2/3 of corporations do not pay any tax.
GE has subsidiaries in offshore tax havens in Bermuda, luxembourg and singapore and many other places.
IN 2010 GE HAD 1.5 BILLION IN PROFITS FORM THE US AND 14.2 WORLDWIDE AND INSTEAD OF PAYING 1.7 BILLION IN TAXES CLAIMED A REFUND OF 3.2 BILLION.
Tax payer bailouts, tax loopholes and offshore tax havens we have lost taxes from GE, EXXON MOBIL, BANK OF AMERICA, CITI-GROUP up to 1 TRILLION IN TAX REVENUE .
They want to cut SS,and all middle class and poor. Why are we not fixing the problem with gas SPECULATORS?, fair trade agreements, world wide trade agreements --
CHINA MONEY FIXING, USA 25%--CHINA 2.5% TARRIFT-- cut the give aways to many countries all around the world that should not be getting aid and should be defending themselves.
BUSH TAX CUTS for the GREEDY RICH, BUSH DRUG PLAN--have all your people expose and keep in the news the party of ---NO---TO EVERYTHING and all the many bills blocked by them --
MITT saved the Olympics with MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF OUR GOVERNMENT BAIL OUT TAX MONEY.
MITT & many others are VULTURE CAPITALIST & do not pay a fair share of tax and have been getting over for years.
They move most of their money over seas to get out of paying US taxes.
Fortune 500 companies 285 of these corporations had accumulated more than $1.5 trillion in overseas profits.
There is evidence that a significant portion of these profits are located in tax havens.
In particular, our analysis shows that ten corporations, representing over a sixth of the $1.5 trillion in unrepatriated profits.
Reveal sufficient information to show that they have paid little or no tax on their offshore profit hoards to any government.
That implies that these profits have been artificially shifted out of the United States and other countries where the companies actually do business, and into foreign tax havens.
For hundreds of other companies with overseas cash holdings, Congress currently has little information at its disposal that could tell policymakers how much of these
Companies' unrepatriated profits are, in fact, anything more than earnings artificially shifted into tax havens.
Before taking any action to deal with these unrepatriated profits,
Policymakers should demand full disclosure about the taxes that have been paid, or not paid, on these offshore profit hoards.
FORWARD THIS INFORMATION!