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New Fair-taxation Challenger To McCain Springs Up In Arizona

April 19, 2010 by  

New fair-taxation challenger to McCain springs up in Arizona John McCain’s reelection plans are facing a growing challenge from both the right and the left, and now a "third way" proponent has announce his candidacy for the Senate.

Jerry Joslyn, a small business owner who recently join the Green Party, said that both Democrats and Republicans have created a tax system that is too complicated and unfair to middle-class Americans.

"Today the richest Americans enjoy a lower tax rate than the middle class," he said, and to back up his claim he cited the statement from Warren Buffet, one of the richest people in the world, who said that while he earned $46 million in 2007, he paid only 17.7 percent tax. Meanwhile, Buffet’s secretary, who earned $60,000, paid 30 percent.

Among his proposals to remedy the situation is the elimination of the payroll tax.

"The payroll tax is a direct tax on jobs. Eliminating it would lower the cost of labor and increase the number of jobs," the candidate explained, adding that small businesses provide over two-thirds of Arizona jobs.

According to Rasmussen Reports, the incumbent John McCain now leads conservative challenger J.D. Hayworth for the Republican nomination by just seven points (48 to 41 percent). The Arizona Republican primary is set for Aug. 24. ADNFCR-1961-ID-19724152-ADNFCR

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  • eyeswideopen

    To all who want to address the deficit, here are a few ideas:
    1)Ban off shore tax havens for Corporations. Estimated 100 billion in lost revenue. 83 of the 100 largest corportions have off shore accounts which pay no taxes.
    2)CLose loopholes for Hedge Funds increase tax from 15 to 35%. Estimated 5 billion revenue.
    3)Increase capital gains tax back to 20% instead of the 15% that Bush lowered it too.
    4)Tax financial speculation. A small fee for every trade made, which would make it less likely to make reckless bets. Presently the U.K. does this.
    5)Income over $108,000 should be taxed for social secuity. Presently it is exempt.
    6)Simplify tax codes. Goldman Sach paid a total tax rate of 1% versus the 35% it should have paid. Goldman you remember the same corporation whose clients lost over a billion dollars.
    7) Stop letting the foreign corporations do business here without paying taxes.
    All of you who think the deficit is critical mass, these changes could be put in place until we pay down the deficit to a manageable amount. I know all you repubs/conservatives will be screaming, but if you are serious about your childrens future, we need to generate revenue and cut spending. These few steps would work. Let the screaming begin!!!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      I noticed you are real big on raising taxes to balance the budget but you only mention cutting spending in passing!! what are you gonna do when you are paying 50% and they still keep on spending???? How about a strict 20% minimum cut in spending across the board??? you say it might lay some people off? so they should be the only ones immune to lay-offs??? The private sector is laying people off left and right. some are now working part time and their tax money is going to keeping government workers employed full time. Sound fair to you?? If as your hero said the other day that we are all in this together then I think we should ALL take the risks of a down turned economy!!!

      • s c

        JoeH, now that April 15 is behind us, Americans can look at the salaries of the rich and famous, and still have reasons to wonder when or if the many levels of the ‘rich’ are going to ‘sacrifice’ and help out the rest of us.
        Obummer made over 5 million, and paid almost 2 million in taxes. That leaves him with more than enough to qualify as a “rich” American.
        Since Obummer gets free room and board (and CADILLAC healthcare), it’s hard to understand why he needs anything other than pocket change while he’s in the White House. What does a prez do with 3 million dollars, and why does he need it? Isn’t that more than enough to put some people to work?

        • John

          Agreed, for Obama with the circumstances you describe but cutting the spending has got to occur! I’ve never worked for a poor person thus those actually doing something – providing jobs – to those standards or jobs will not created. Their capital MUST be allowed to flow free from such aggregious taxation!

          • Myron J. Poltroonian

            “Dear John” (Sorry, I couldn’t resist), There is only one “Class” of people who depend on the poor for work. Government Bureaucrats; Functionaries; Academicians; Think Tank Befuddler’s and all such types who pretend to be trying to “Solve” the problem, but would be out of a job if they did.

    • del

      “These changes could be put in place until we pay down the deficit” I thought income tax itself was temporary. Wasn’t it put in place to help fund some war waaaayy back when people were a little more patriotic. Hmmm, I wonder what war that was and how long ago it has been now.

      • Al Sieber

        That would be WW1 I believe.

    • chipshot

      It is obvious your major was not economics. Unless it was voodoo economics?
      But your proposal is so ludicrous it has to be made in jest. No-one could be that dumb.

      • eyeswideopen

        Chipshot, so, how would you like to solve our problems? You obviously loved the raping that Wall Street just gave us. So it is pretty apparent that you are for no controls or regulations and think that self governing will work. How does that self governing work for all those criminals??? How’s that workin’ for ya? What’s the matter chippie, you make over $108k and don’t want to pay any additional SS taxes?? LMAO.. Those who critize without offering any solutions, don’t have any or are usually reaping the benefits of the status quo. WHich one are you???

    • Mike

      Better idea – repeal health care take over & develop policies that give American a personal stake on how they spend their health care dollars. That legislation could be written in a lot fewer than 2000+ pages and require hiring hundreds of thousands of new federal employees.

      • eyeswideopen

        Mike, dude, that won’t generate tax dollars, that we desperately need. We still do have two wars going on at present time, or have you forgotten?

  • Jim H.

    8) When the average per house hold being brought in by the IRS is 18000 dollars. Don’t spend an average of 31000 dollars per house hold.

    • JC

      Good plan and it makes good sense. Sadly though, we’re as functionally broke as Greece. Maybe worse.

      • Average Joe

        Considering that this nation technically declared bancruptcy in 1933…I would say…much worse….

        • eyeswideopen

          If it has been so bad since 1933, why in the hell do you stay?? Get out and take every one of your anti-American buddies with you. The rest of us will stay and try to solve the fiscal problems brought on by the fiscally responsible party of repubs.

        • JeffH

          Barack Obama claims that over the past two decades that he’s been a member of Trinity United Church of Christ he’s never heard his pastor Jeremiah Wright make any anti-American statements. Who is the real anti-American here?

          •“In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the Western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just “disappeared” as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring Black concerns.”
          •“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law, and then wants us to sing God Bless America? No, no, no! Not God bless America. God damn America! It’s in the Bible, for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating its citizens as less than human!”
          •“And they will not only attack you if you try to point out what’s going on in white America, the U.S. of KKK A.”
          •“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye. We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant?! Because the stuff we have done overseas is not brought back into our front yard? Americans chickens are coming home to roost. “
          •“Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run… We [Americans] believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God.”
          •“When [Obama's] enemies find out that in 1984 I went to Tripoli [in Libya to visit Gadaffi] with Farrakhan, a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell.”

          • JeffH

            Obama and those associated with him have been labeled ‘anti-American’, ‘Socialists’, ‘Marxist’, ‘elitists’, and ‘racists’. Obama supporters believe it is unjust labeling in an attempt to invoke fear towards their candidate.

            These quotes are real. You decide.
            “We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old – and that’s the criterion by which I’ll be selecting my judges.”

  • Harold Olsen

    The only fair tax plan is a flat rate tax plan. By that, I mean everyone, no matter how much they earn, pays the same percentage of their earnings, say 12 percent, though I’d prefer even less than that. And when I say a flat rate tax, I also mean, absolutely no deductions for ANYTHING. Not for charity contributions, political contributions or anything else. Also, no earned income credits or anything else.

    Several years ago, when he was running for president, Steve Forbes came up with a so-called flat rate tax plan, but it included all sorts of deductions. That is not a flat rate tax plan.

    • ChuckL

      We are almost in agreement. The two differences are in taxable income sources. You want to list only earnings. I want to include all income from any source whatsoever.

      However, I am willing to recognize that there are some who are now living on very restricted incomes because they were sold on Social (IN)Security Retirement Payments as a retirement plan. They are not. They are WELFARE. (DISCLAIMER: The vast majority of my income is from this WELFARE program.) Therefore I believe that we must have a single exemption for this total income. This exemption would be a multiple of the annualized minimum wage. I suggest that this is started at 150%. This would be an exemption of about $23,000.

      S.S. payments are means tested. The reduction is $1.00 for every $2.00 earned. In this case only wages are counted.

      IRA contribution (what a misnomer) deposits shall have the limits raised to not less than the total of FISA’s misnamed employer and employee “contributions”.

      IRAs shall be protected from creditors and only withdrawals shall be subject to creditor claims.

      IRAs must be invested not less than 50% in mutual funds with at least a 500 company diversity base.

      There’s a good start for a completely rewritten tax code. By changing the personal exemption to a half of a reasonable profit percentage this code sould also be used for businesses.

      The tax rate in any case should be between 10% and 20%.

    • Richard Pawley

      If the tax rate for everyone was 100% IF EVERYONE, RICH AND POOR, GAVE EVERYTHING THEY EARNED TO THE VARIOUS GOVERNMENT ENTITIES, FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL – IT STILL WOULD NOT BE ENOUGH to pay as we go. Congress is in denial about all this or they would not be spending a dime, but cutting expenses everywhere. When they crash the dollar, when food and fuel triples in price AND THEN SOME, then the country may wake up and realize that living on Uncle Sam’s Plantation was not the way to go. Price tripling are unavoidable now but it is difficult to predict how fast this will come about. Smarter men than I believe it will all happen in the next 36 months with riots across the country and more. I believe that the 110th and 111th Congress has made this all but inevitable but perhaps we can forestall this a while if we replace 90% of those in Congress this November. If we wait to see, say until 2012, WE WILL SEE, and it will be to late. Just electing Republicans in November is not the answer unless they are true financial conservatives. I only hope that our country doesn’t break up into several countries as one Russian think-tank believes it will after Congress destroys the dollar. We also need to reinstall the various laws that President Clinton and Congress rescinded in 1999 that kept the FEDERAL RESERVE and it’s banks from causing a depression for the previous 65 years. One those laws were eliminated and the banks were freed to do whatever they wanted it only took 8 years to bring about the beginning of the biggest financial crisis in the history of the world. We certainly don’t need to give the President the power to control the banks without Congress unless we want to establish an emperorship and eliminate the office of president. It’s been done before but are Americans really ready for letting the president and the union leaders run the whole country?

  • JeffH

    McCain is old news and should move on to retirement. While I admire his service record and his commitment to the safety of our country and allies, he still shares the same bed with Obama. Like a husband and wife that are quarreling, they just choose to sleep on different sides of that bed.

    • JC

      McCain sadly moved out of character when he supported gun control and natioanl ID. Today in Arizona there is a vote on National ID. If it passes Arizona will be the first state in the Union to force people to carry all of their information with them. That same information will be passed over to the DHS. Nothing sinister there at all….
      “You’re Papers Please!”

  • Amy

    8) When the average per house hold being brought in by the IRS is 18000 dollars. Don’t spend an average of 31000 dollars per house hold.

  • Amy

    JoeH, now that April 15 is behind us, Americans can look at the salaries of the rich and famous, and still have reasons to wonder when or if the many levels of the ‘rich’ are going to ‘sacrifice’ and help out the rest of us.
    Obummer made over 5 million, and paid almost 2 million in taxes. That leaves him with more than enough to qualify as a “rich” American.
    Since Obummer gets free room and board (and CADILLAC healthcare), it’s hard to understand why he needs anything other than pocket change while he’s in the White House. What does a prez do with 3 million dollars, and why does he need it? Isn’t that more than enough to put some people to work?

  • Ator

    AZ should and will re-elect McCain. McCain has earned much respect this year in his fight against big government spending, govt run healthcare and foreign policy.

    • Ken

      If McCain is re-elected, he will be back jumping across the asile again, doing his best to be a democrat again. He voted for TARP and all the bailouts. He stayed on the reservation during the healhcare debate, but only because he has a challenger. He can’t wait to throw us under the bus with amnesty and his best buddy Lindsy Graham is about to do the economy in with CAP and TAX along with the democrats.

    • ChuckL

      Ator, While I too respect John McCain for his military service. I also was in the USAF, he has been way too much like a reed in the wind where he should have had principles upon which to stand.

  • Winchester Steele

    Repeal the Income Tax.

  • Libby

    I am all for the fair tax, I have no idea how the “rich” people get off with only paying 17%. It has to be the super rich because we are right at the 250,000 mark (for the first time ever, took 15 years, tons of school, and over 100,000 dollars of student loans) but we paid 68,000 dollars in taxes last year so we definetly paid our fair share…It is very scary to think we are in the same tax bracket, somehow they know loopholes or must have exemptions that we don’t qualify for. This is all too confusing, things have to change!!!

    • ChuckL

      Libby, The “Fair Tax” is a misnomer of gigantic proportions. It effectively exemts all dividens and distributions from tax (you know thisis where the “rich people” make their money) while it makes those without any excess funds to pay a massive proportion of their income for taxes. Remember, this is a tax on retail sales.

      Those who must spend most of their income on necessities will pay the highest rate of taxation. As an example, my taxation rate if I purchased a new Ford Fusion would be much greater thatn the taxation rate of Bill Gates if he purchased a new top of the price range Rolls Royce.

      The only fair tax is a Flat tax. Charity requires us to exempt the very bottom of the income scale from even this tax.

      • eyeswideopen

        Chuck, that would be nice, considering many have grandparents and parents on fixed incomes who would go broke buying toliet paper on a fair tax system. People seem to forget a large portion of those in that bottom 50% are the elderly and not just the minorities who don’t work or pay taxes.

  • tim J

    If McCain doesn’t get reelected, he should go acrose state lines to get elected.

    • ChuckL

      Sorry, Jim, but I don’t want him in Nevada either.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        How about the very southern boundary? Mexico and retirement!!!

  • John

    As much as I support the Fair Tax, Hayworth is our best shot at unseating the Progressive McCain! Solid Conservatives in the senate are what we need – Fair Tax policies are going to occur but not when we delute McCain’s primary opposition

  • Al Sieber

    Mclame is my senator, and he’s a traitor. he has been for gun control, and amnesty. we don’t forget, he has lost a lot of respect in Ariz. people here are sick of his lies. J.D. Hayworth has a excellent chance.

  • James A Graham

    George Soros, Open Society, Shadow Party
    2008 Market Crash Should be Investigated
    By Jeff Lukens Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    Almost two years after the mortgage crisis and stock market crash, no one seems to wonder about the “September surprise” that shifted the 2008 presidential election to an unknown leftist politician who had been elected to the Senate only two years before. A pulp-fiction writer could hardly have created a more contrived and bizarre story. But this was not make-believe. No, it is now our own gritty reality show that we only wish we could turn off.

    The week of Sept. 15, 2008, was a debacle of huge proportions. On Monday, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy while other lending institutions lined up like dominoes teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. But the week was hardly over. On Thursday, an electronic run on the banks occurred. In an unprecedented move, the Treasury and the Federal Reserve had to act together to stop what had become a full-fledged panic. On Saturday, Sept. 20, The Wall Street Journal recounted events of that previous Thursday:

    “Instead of lining up at bank windows, investors were unloading financial assets on their PCs. Credit markets had seized up, to the point that even routine daily settlements had stopped until banks had the actual securities or cash in hand.”

    “Investors were rushing out of these [Treasury and Federal Reserve] funds—$105 billion out of $1.8 trillion on Thursday alone—which in turn caused the funds to redeem their commercial paper investments.”

    “Issuers of that paper then had to find new funders, which in a pinch are banks. But jittery banks were refusing to accept paper from even worthy companies amid the panic, creating a larger credit breakdown. In response, Treasury will now insure nonbank money-market fund deposits for the next year, to slow money-fund redemptions.”

    For such a large and coordinated exodus of funds to occur in U.S. markets, something more than individual “investors” at their PCs had to be in play. Large and well-managed hedge and mutual funds were undoubtedly behind much of the move.

    A few months later on a C-Span interview, Rep. Paul Kanjorski, House Capital Markets Subcommittee Chair, described that day:

    “On Thursday at about 11 o’clock in the morning the Federal Reserve noticed a tremendous drawdown of money market accounts in the United States , to the tune of $550 billion was being drawn out in a matter of an hour or two. The Treasury opened up its window to help. It pumped $105 billion in the system and quickly realized that they could not stem the tide; we were having an electronic run on the banks. They decided to close the operation, close down the money accounts and announce a guarantee of $250,000 per account so there wouldn’t be further panic out there.”

    The $550 Billion withdrawn in an hour or two that Rep. Kanjorski refers to in his statement has never been independently confirmed or refuted.

    In mid-September, John McCain was ahead of Barack Obama in some polls by about 3 percent. By Oct. 10, the S&P 500 Index had lost 25% of its value from what it had been a month before. The crash was a major calamity for the McCain Campaign. And now, with Obama in the White House, it has become a calamity for us all.

    The fact remains that the identities of those who withdrew their money that week were never disclosed. And, knowingly or not, they created a panic that altered the course of the election. One can only wonder whether something more than normal market forces was at work.

    Courtesy of Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, the crisis came about by the uncertain value of subprime securities held by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, banks, saving and loans, and other lending institutions. A declining market in itself is not noteworthy, but to induce a panic in the midst of a presidential campaign, if ever proven, would be reprehensible and an outrage to the American electorate.

    While the stock market collapse was a disaster for your average IRA or 401(k) account, some investors benefited handsomely. It is widely agreed that hedge funds profited by selling short the collapsing market in 2008, and chief among them was George Soros’ hedge fund. Soros may have personally had the motivation, method, and opportunity to trigger the crash.

    Soros’ overseas-based hedge fund evades much scrutiny, and its activities that week left almost no trail. Could Soros and his hedge fund be behind many of the withdrawals of that week, and particularly on that Thursday? We need to know. The massive outflow of U.S. funds to offshore accounts that critical week during the campaign could be a coincidence, but it is doubtful.

    George Soros is a multi-billionaire answerable to no one. Hastening a market meltdown to give the election to Barack Obama would fit his pattern of profiting while destroying the social order of his target country. Triggering a crash in 2008 would also serve his political investments.

    Soros is obsessed with power. He wants a One World Government, redistribution of wealth, open borders, and universal health care. He is determined to change America forever by deconstructing its sovereignty and ability to defend itself. Soros was a huge backer of Barack Obama, and now his anointed president is determined to change America to their mutual view.

    Soros made his fortune by short selling currencies and then pouring substantial amounts of his private wealth into organizations to subvert various nations. He nearly bankrupted the Bank of England by shorting the pound in 1992. He wrecked the Malaysian economy in 1998, and subsequently that of Indonesia as well. He is responsible for stirring-up instability in Africa, the Balkans, Eastern Europe , and the former Soviet republics.

    Over the years, Soros has positioned himself to take control of the Democrat Party through the hundreds of 527 organizations he has helped financed. These organizations have become a “Shadow Party” unto themselves, and manipulate public opinion for their own end.

    Among them: the National Education Association, ACORN, AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers, The Media Fund, the Open Society Institute, Planned Parenthood League, the Sierra Club, America Coming Together, the Huffington Post, If a left-wing organization is in the news, it has probably received money from George Soros.

    Why have the identities never been reported of those who withdrew funds that week? Shouldn’t there be even some curiosity about an event that wiped out the jobs and life savings of so many people? And why has there been no follow-up inquiry by into Rep. Kanjorski’s statement? There needs to be a public investigation concerning the amounts and offshore destinations of the funds withdrawn from U.S. markets that precipitated the crash.

    Did an unwritten partnership exist between George Soros and Barack Obama? Could Soros, through Obama, be seeking a “velvet revolution” in the dismantling of our nation as he has done elsewhere? These questions need further investigation. With the Alinskyite tactics employed by Team Obama, none of this is beyond the realm of possibility.

    Americans recoil at the thought of having their elections manipulated by outsiders. As long as Democrats control Congress, there surely will never be an effective inquiry into this affair. Perhaps a GOP victory this November will allow a thorough examination finally to begin. Add this to the many investigations the GOP will need to make when they finally take back Congress.

  • Save America Susie

    I agree about stopping Income Tax. Income Tax was only meant to be temporary approx. 100 years ago. It was not even on the radar of the Founding Fathers. Get rid of it! Along with the Federal Reserve Bank loans to the Government. The later is what is plunging us deeply in debt as a Nation….However, if we must have a tax, Flat Tax is better than what we have.

  • Henry

    Libby, John: I am against Fair Tax because it was set up by millionaires and billionaires for their own game. NO NATIONAL SALES TAX. Look up Fair Tax Fraud in the internet. Fair Tax will hurt the middle class and the poor. Fair Tax with any state sales, it could go up to 40%.Gas prices could up over $4.00 a gallon. Fair Tax with federal gas tax and state gas tax. Food and clothes will be tax with Fair Tax. Rents and mortgage payments will be tax with Fair Tax and also medical bills and utility bills. NO WINNER.

  • jdlo

    If my understanding of the constitution is correct I think people need to check the legality of the 16th amendment As to our elected officials, if they have ties to the CFR you will come up on the short end of the stick. They are out to destroy America and so far they are doing an excellent job of it

  • Dee

    Simple minded people propose simple minded solutions. The payroll tax is made up of several taxes: Social Security, Medicare, State and Federal Tax. The employer matches the Social Security tax for each employee. Only someone who wants to appeal to the uninformed would propose eliminating payroll taxes without proposing better solutions.

    Pay attention to the post from James A Graham. Get your hands on David Horowitz’s books: The Shadow Party, and One-Party Classroom. Spend some time on Wikipedia reading about anarcho-capitalism and anarcho-syndicalism and the other “anarchos”. In a very short time you will be able to discern the path down which this country is being led … then make your choice at election as an informed citizen.

  • Victor L Barney

    What about the Bible, which actually has Israel(America in this case, not Judah, putting a “foreigner” over them, which absolutely is forbidden(Deut. 17:15)! This means that we soon will enter into “Jacob’s trouble,” probably in September of this year and lasting for 3 1/2 years! How did this happen: Women voted this “forbidden fruit” in over us! How does the bible say original sin began? It all started with over some forbidden fruit, didn’t it? Oops! Here we go again!

  • Chris

    JDLO You forgot the IMF, Aipac, & Bilderbergs. John McCain is a war monger, & a patsy for the powers to be.

    • JC

      And more conspicuously…the Council on Foreign Relations

  • jdlo

    To Chris and JC. When I used the initials CFR that is the council of foreign relations. I think also that you find the bilderbergers behind the whole mess.

  • Chris

    I knew what CFR stood for! The Bilderbergs meet in Spain this year. Jim Tucker will be there to represent the only media in the USA, that will dare to print what is going on. The main players in our media will be there also, but they have sworn to never print a word about this meeting.

  • James A Graham

    Lawyer has read the ENTIRE health care bill – his comments -

    The Truth About the Health Care Bills – Michael Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney

    Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.

    To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.

    The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.

    However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.

    The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.

    The irony is that the Congress doesn’t have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.

    This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide…

    If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However, that doesn’t work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.

    So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law It doesn’t stop there though.

    The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;

    The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.

    I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights… Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to “be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution.” If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

    For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

    Michael Connelly
    Retired attorney,
    Constitutional Law Instructor
    Carrollton , Texas


    If you don’t care about our constitution, or your rights under it, just do nothing.


    • Myron J. Poltroonian

      My Dear Graham, It is never too late. Ten’s of thousands are right now, even as we “speak” here, a’busilly a’sharpenin’ their pitchforks. some with petitions, or get out the vote drives, or Tea Party Rallies or other ways the MSM and this Regime are desperately trying to negate by belittling and raising fears of “Something” happening. ( I truly suspect a “Reichstag fire” type of “Incident is in the works. Mark my words and mark them well, these are very dangerous times and we must be prepared on all levels, physically, spiritually and mentally, to meet them.

    • Barbara Shaw

      EVRY DAY.

  • Celes King IV

    Taxes Taxes Taxes………….

    The time of a flat no exception tax on citizens and budget within the scope of income Social Security deduction also flat at all levels of income. Wishful thinking

  • gainsmore

    Vote MCcain out(MCPussbag…) and void and eliminate the ‘Agency’……

  • laura

    I am not a John McCain fan I don’t think he is the right man for any of the up and coming jobs. We need Michele Bachmanns and Sarah Palins and all those who will go outside the box to be heard. People LIKE Alfonzo Rachel(even though he’s not a politician)(he would make a 10 times better president than the one we have now).
    What I’m concerned about is the splitting up of our votes to the point where another Liberal Democrat gets the seat.


  • Linda O

    Think of all the money the government can save with fair tax.
    1) We capture all the black market, underground income from the economy (money from people working off the books, making money as pimps, prostitutes, gambling, drug dealing etc)
    2) It will yes, enable the “wealthy” to save on their taxes, but last I looked, it was the wealthy who reinvests to CREATE JOBS! What an original idea! Create the environment where the private sector can actually take care of the economy
    3) We could fire all the IRS!!! Now THAT has to be a big savings to pay down the deficit!
    4) History has proven that when taxes are lowered, revenue goes UP because JOBS are created. Gee, novel isn’t it?


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