Who Owns Your Money: You or the Government?

Susan Stamper Brown, FloydReports.com

Ever heard the phrase, “Perception is reality?” To the honest person, understanding this concept can inspire you to excel. To the dishonest, perception becomes the mask under which lies vulnerability or perhaps a more sinister reality.

This is true in the court system, as we have witnessed this week with the Casey Anthony verdict. It’s all about perception and persuasion. The same is true in the world of politics. It’s rarely about righting wrongs or serving humanity; it’s about the furtherance of an ideological agenda.

A classic example is the ongoing debate over whether wages earned by an individual is fair compensation for his or her hard work, or is that compensation actually owned and controlled by the government.

How many times have we heard Democrats tell job creators it’s time to cough up a little more cash, and then complain that the government is somehow “losing” money — unless it raises taxes?

How can you lose money that was never yours to begin with? You can’t. But a whole lot of Americans have bought into that perception – because they’ve heard it repeatedly, and now perceive it as fact.

The demonization of corporate jet owners….

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Obama Promises “Job-Killing Tax Increases” After 2012, Says Job Losses Prove Stimulus Worked (Videos)

Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

If you were regularly described as one of the most “brilliant” leaders in our nation’s history and were poised to launch a 16-month-long crusade to convince the nation to re-elect you, how would you sell your dismal economic record? Barack Obama gave his answer in a press conference yesterday, when he promised to deliver “massive, job-killing tax increases” and claimed a 9.2 percent unemployment rate proves he was right all along and Americans should be grateful.

Obama’s plans for the nation include more redistribution of (borrowed, Chinese) wealth, financed by $1 trillion in tax increases. Even Obama understands the likely impact of this move. In 2009, he told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, “You don’t raise taxes in a recession,” and during the lame duck session of Congress he called extending the Bush tax cuts “an essential step on the road to recovery.” In Monday’s press conference, he admitted:

So, when you hear folks saying, “Well, the president shouldn’t want massive job killing tax increases when the economy is this weak.” Nobody’s looking to raise taxes right now. We’re talking about potentially 2013 and the out years.

In other words, he promised he will wait until he is safely re-elected and beyond the reach of the people (except for impeachment), then destroy the economy. Obama ’12!

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Only the most naive believe these tax hikes will only touch the “millionaires and billionaires” Obama constantly inveighs against. The Associated Press noted yesterday, “Proposals under consideration include raising taxes on small business owners and potentially low- and middle-income families.” After all, the wealthiest Americans are already paying a disproportionate percentage of income taxes. Patrick Tyrrell of the Foundry blog writes that the IRS estimated as of “2008, the top 25 percent of income earners—those earning $67,280 or more—pay 86.34 percent of the income taxes, yet earn only 67.38 percent of all income in the U.S.” If Obama is re-elected, he has told American you can expect unemployment to skyrocket.

Obama then added an odd claim: that the discouraging job reports of Recovery Summer 2.0 prove his stimulus plan worked. He said….

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Cave on the Debt Ceiling and Kiss 2012 Goodbye

Michael Reagan, FloydReports.com

If the GOP is really serious about winning back the presidency, it needs to win the deficit debate. The government of these United States is broke — flat broke — and if the nation is to survive as the prosperous nation it has long been, Republicans must restore fiscal sanity and call a halt to spending money we don’t have!

That’s what the Republicans promised us they would do last November, and largely on the strength of that pledge we let them take back the House. After all, it’s obvious that we can’t trust the Democrats to spend the public’s money wisely and well.

President Obama is promising to seek $3 in spending cuts for every $1 of new taxes, exactly as my father Ronald Reagan sought to do. When my dad passed away in 2004, he was still waiting for that $3. Barack Obama can expect the same dismal outcome.

Ask the first President George Bush how it worked out when he cut a deal with the Democrats in 1991 to….

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Americans Will See if Republicans Are Any Different Than Democrats

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown, FloydReports.com

Speculation is running rampant about why House Majority Leader Eric Cantor walked out of debt ceiling talks with Democrats. Most of the speculation is credited by pundits to insider maneuvering between Speaker John Boehner and Cantor. The Washington Post reports the debt deal maneuvering this way, “One analysis of the House GOP right now is that there are two players in the GOP who can cut a budget deal: Eric Cantor and John Boehner … One of them is going to have to do it. Which means one of them is going to lose his job. The optimistic take is that what we’re seeing right now is a game of musical chairs over which one of them it’ll be.”

Our analysis is different, and the Washington media will never understand it. The GOP’s inability to make deals is a direct result of the effectiveness of the Tea Party movement. Washington media always wants a deal between the forces for permanent government growth. For the first time in our lifetime the forces in support of actually limiting government have gained power. John Boehner and Eric Cantor understand this new dynamic. The very future of the Republican Party depends on it.

Clearly, John Boehner is frustrated by the new political realities. He wants to play golf with President Obama on the weekends and make nice with him during the week. Boehner has done his best to strong arm Republicans into forfeiting their only budget leverage and vote to raise the debt ceiling. His problem is he doesn’t have the votes, and a speaker that cannot pass legislation is doomed to be replaced.

Republican members of Congress have been flooded by messages from citizens to not raise the debt limit. They pour in daily by FAX, FedEx, mail, and telephone. Citizens intuitively understand that the solution to a debt problem is not more debt. The solution to the problem needs to come in the form of budget cuts. The Tea Party Caucus, Michele Bachmann and a movement called “Cut, Cap, Balance” are winning the battle inside the Republican Party. Tea Party leaders are threatening to bolt the Republican cause if Boehner and Cantor don’t produce an acceptable deal.

The mainstream media, as usual, are oblivious.

The rubber meets the road in a new poll by the Rasmussen organization. This poll shows that….

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Paying Taxes is Optional (If You’re Part of the Ruling Class)

Basil Irwin, FloydReports.com

Well, once again, another key Obama administration official got caught not paying his taxes. This time it was US Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder along with his brother failed to pay property taxes on their childhood home in Queens, New York, which they inherited last August when their mother passed away.

You’d think these chumps would have learned their lesson about taxes by now. But paying their own taxes isn’t a priority for the Obammunists. They’re far more worried about we little people paying up. But themselves? Fuggedaboutit.

The Holders did finally cough up the bucks when the New York Post confronted them about it. Apparently Marxists will pay their taxes, but only if the press makes them.

A spokesman said the brothers “weren’t aware of the initial missed payments, which happened in the last months of their mother’s life when she was battling illness.”

Fine. But what about the subsequent payments missed by the Holder estate?

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