The Coming Flu Tax


Besides the fact that it doesn’t work and carries harmful side effects, Congress is now poised to give you one more reason to avoid taking a seasonal flu vaccine: a 75 cent per-dose tax.

This tax — now being discussed in Congress — will not be put in place to fund a government program to make sure poor children are healthier or for any other reason that could be considered “palatable” by collectivists and other supporters of wealth redistribution. The money will go to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund, a program that absolves Big Pharma of any consequences of the harmful poisons it foists onto an uneducated or often duped public.

This tax, projected to add $100 million annually to a fund with a balance of more than $3.5 billion, is supported by both Democrats and Republicans and certainly Big Pharma. And, by the way, the fund has paid out only $2.5 billion in damages in the 25 years of its existence on claims for all vaccines, despite the thousands of harmful events (including deaths) caused by Food and Drug Administration-approved Big Pharma vaccines.

And just who is it that will get hit with this tax? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continually frightens the elderly and parents with small children with a marketing campaigned that predicts certain death on those who aren’t vaccinated against the seasonal flu, despite the fact that research shows the vaccines are 99 percent ineffective and cause Gillian-Barré syndrome at a rate of one case per 1 million vaccines.

Avoid the flu vaccine at all costs. To avoid the flu, load up on a natural vitamin D supplement. It’s much more effective and safer to boot.

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Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Harold Olsen

    As far as this tax is concerned. I really do not care. I’m 63 and have never had a flu shot in my life and I never get the flu. Everyone I know who gets the flu shot comes down with the flu within a few days after they get the shot. And another thing I’ve noticed. People I know who get a flu shot every year, each time they get the flu, it’s worse each time. The idiots in the brain dead media put it down to a more serious strain of flu. I think the flu shots just make people more receptive to the flu rather than help them avoid getting it. Even if Obama, as he once indicated he would do, made getting a flu shot mandatory, I would refuse to get one.

    • Chester

      Well, Harold, I have taken that flu shot every time it came out for at least the last fifteen years, and have yet to come down with a case of the flu. Oh, have seen a few people get a sore arm or a bit of a case of the sniffles after getting a flu shot, but not a single case of the flu. Really is kind of hard to catch a disease from a killed virus, which is what was used in the original polio vaccines and is currently used in flu shots.

      • Mike in MI

        Chester –
        AH-H-H, but can you really be absolutely, unquestioningly, certain sure that all those viri are ALL dead or did they possibly scrimp jiss’a’leetle-tiny to save a penny or two on that batch?
        If you’re willing to take the chance then by-all-means be their guinea.
        How do you know what else is in that syringe, or whether this time your body will have set up a reaction against whatever crap might be floating about on the other side of that needle – after 15 years? I’ve seen it happen when I was in the Navy as a Corpsman – and guys died, too. Not pretty.

        You do know that immune functions become depleted and depressed in most people as we age, …uhm-m-m? Or, do you know what to do to avoid that … and do it?
        Oh yea, and what is all that sludge their putting in you doing to important parts of your body and brain that haven’t produced pain signals or distressing symptoms …
        Any idea at all why Americans on a daily basis need to slug down on average about 14 to 18 times more medications than any other people on earth (except, maybe, England – but they really can’t afford to continue what they are doing now. Their government medical program has gotten way out of control, cost wise. People who depend on government for their supply of “health”, but can’t get it now will probably expire shortly … miserably.)???
        You can depend on Brak O. if you want. Expect him to deliver the goods, like he promised. Just rememer he’d made a similar promise to our loved ones in Benghazi, Libya, too.

  • KG

    Does anybody remember the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic? Of course not. They are all dead! It’s a conspiracy!

    Mr. Livingston, you have already shown your hand at this by denying the “germ Theory” of disease. I know that through your personal acquisition of wealth makes you “so special” that you do not get sick. Well, if people stopped getting Vaccinated for flu, then even YOU might be in danger of contacting it. That’s a primary reason for Universal Health Care. It just might save your life too.

    • TomP

      I am not in danger of contracting influenza. By not accepting the “status quo”, I evaluated my my options and found that there are ways to prevent illness. Finess and essential vitamin/mineral added to the diet works, It is not a coincidence. Even the CDC on thier “promote the flu vaccine” web page says the chance of getting the flu is a statisical wash. When considering that the vaccines are designed to suppress your immune system and you are left open to a host of infections, they are a waste of time. I would state also that vaccines are at the best usless and worst detrimental to the health of the individual. I allowed myself to recieve the Hep B series over 20 years ago. I suffered for years with a severe immunodepression. It manefested as iritis that would partially detach my retina and leave unable to work for several days after flair up. Vaccine theory is a huge money grab at the expense of a duped populace.

      • KG

        Go down to your local “skid row” and just hang with the bro’s. I’ll bet you don’t get sick.

    • Mike in MI

      Cagey –

      Too bad you’ve been so snookered by the medico-chemical myth and disinformation marketing campaign to benefit the richest families in the nation. People think the accounts of miracles, signs and wonders in God’s Word are legends and story enhancement (only because they don’t see such things much themselves). The Bible tells the history of mankind, recounting the disintegration of solid mental action and the effects of high expectations instead of low and debased thinking like yours which has pretty much made slaves and paupers of mankind.

      The physicists who study Quantum Mechanics and the phenomena thereof can show (and have) that the brain is an energy bending/manipulating tool.

      Disease or health is simply a matter of choice … lots of other things are too.

      But, to you this will seem farcical because you are so steeped in their propaganda that makes and keeps you enslaved to those who control dysfunctional educational programs. Poor victim, Cagey.

      If you want out study and apply what men like Gerald Schroeder and Henry P. Stapp can make much clearer if you’re able to change.

      Otherwise, Shut the hole that spreads your personal distemper .

      • KG

        I choose not to have the Leukemia I am suffering with.

        I just looked in the mirror. I’m still bald.

        Kinda like the “choice” we have in open markets.

        • Mike in MI

          Hey KG –
          I’ve seen and been an active participant in believing for healing of cancers, heart attacks (that were being prepped for surgery in hours – until we got there) allergy stuff, flu, vaccine reactions, food poisoning, broken extremities from accidents, and on and on. Those people just made a wiser decision than you presently want to make – if you’re capable of changing your mind … and worship.
          It starts in you. Or, are you one of those people who gains something you want from being disease ridden? Up to you, have a nice ride.

        • Mike in MI

          With that SA attitude you’ll get to keep what you deserve.

  • FreedomFighter

    You should rename this article “How many ways can the Government Stick you?”
    1. Flue shot is ineffective, but now required by many hospitals and other health providers…a built in profit center for government and big pharma.
    2. Even when you get a flu shot and don’t get sick you carry the flu bug for 3-5 days b4 your body eliminates it — during that time you spread the flue to everyone around you — but they don’t know because you have not symptoms.
    3. Even when the flu shot is effective as above and partially effective as in the case of 30% – the only partial effectiveness creates the strongest most virulent strain to be passed out to those around you — only the strongest of the flu bugs live to be spread for those 3-5 days.
    4. Also the partial effect creates the mutations for the next NASTY FLU BUG
    THANK YOU BIG PHARMA AN GOVERNMENT for providing the frame work to create a super flu
    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

    • Deerinwater

      I too felt this way for a long time, ~ but recent events are making me reconsider. ~

      • Mike in MI

        Darwan –

        Don’t reconsider. Don’t let the bastards grind you down. Or, back you away from the truth that you have a dual, powerful disease defense system inherent within your body – that is unless you are a liberal or have a neuro-immune system which has been injured by vaccines, courses of antibiotics or (temporarily) by nutritional deficiencies. See, the mind and brain have powerful effects on the immune system.

        The nervous system and immune system grow out of the same embryonic cell group – the neural crest – and function very closely, via neural chemistry, together throughout life. A primary key is that you must have the proper nutritional resources available within your body (not on a health food store’s shelves or your medicine cabinet) in order for the neuro-immune systems to function to capacity.

        Do not believe it when they tell you you can get your nutritional needs fulfilled by eating a “proper” diet. You will end up sick (Just what they want. A huge proportion of our disease burden is from nutrition and neurologic disturbances). This is only true if you can afford to eat only foods that are organically grown. The facts are that our soils are depleted. Also, harvesting and processing practices are nothing short of stupid, being designed by liberals and defective scientific studies.

        The second part is your ability to think – namely to learn to operate areas of mental function that are INTENTIONAL rather than simply superficial (bouncing ideas off of your brain matter). God designed a normal brain to be able to think at a level that manipulates matter and energy so man could direct his life rather than be subject to being conditioned, like Pavlov’s dogs, and driven hither and yon for a lifetime. Most liberals are genetically defective. So, they don’t have all the genetic potential humanity was designed with. That’s why they think, act and exist as victims and want everybody else to be like them. Somehow, they think it makes them superior to be, like a teenage rebel, “different”.

        Don’t fall in their trap. Become self-directed, self-educated and self-actuating. Educate yourself. The Bible is the best educational tool available. Learn to desire/want/NEED to learn. Then act on what you learn. Find out from somebody how to do research into the ancient manuscripts’ old languages. And learn to think the way the ancients did. What will happen will blow your mind in … in a good way. Pay no heed to most contemporary bible thumpers and traditions. If they can not produce what God’s Word says God can and will do as your partner in your life … leave them in your dust.

        But, get your body well nourished and up to speed quickly. High level activities of this nature take lots of energy which requires proper nutrients. Besides, you won’t want diseases from lousy nutrient supplies holding you down.

        • FreedomFighter

          H7N9 bird flu in China “really fits as a candidate” for the pandemic.

          • Mike in MI

            FF – I don’t care what the agent of “dis-ease” is. If a person has the proper nutrients in his body and the ability to function at the level of “believing for Health”, thankfully to God in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, because (for believers) “by his stripes we WERE healed” the curse of disease should be a past tense consideration.

            It has been for me for several decades – unless I, that is “I”, me, myself and “I” let MY guard down. Then, I get whacked and need to get back in the saddle.

            God is not and unbeliever and can and does deliver on His Word.

            All of you, get some hair in your drawers and start LEARNING how to believe like the First Century believers did. Quit bouncing prayers off the walls and blow the wals out. YOU CAN, you can . IT AIN’T NO BIG THING. God is the BIG THING. Believing is just a more focused thought.much

          • Mike in MI

            Correction; Believing is just a much more focused thought.

  • mark

    This is just like that stupid polio vaccine that the government forced on all of us several decades ago. It is true that it prevented hundred of thousands of Americans from living with severe handicaps and crippling disabilities but the government supported it ,so it is obviously just the first stage in a vast conspiracy of Marxist mass murder. Same with traffic lights. They may have saved hundreds of thousands of lives and brought more efficiency to our roads but the government installed them using tax payer money so it will all just lead to Marxist mass murder.

    • Bob Livingston

      Dear mark,

      You write: ” It is true that it prevented hundred of thousands of Americans from living with severe handicaps and crippling disabilities…” Not it is not true at all. But we could never expect the facts to deter you from posting yet another logical fallacy.

      “But already before Salk developed his vaccine, polio had been constantly
      regressing; the 39 cases out of every 100,000 inhabitants registered in 1942 had gradually diminished from year to year until they were reduced to only 15 cases in 1952… according to M. Beddow Baylay, the English surgeon and medical historian.” (Slaughter of the Innocent, Hans Reusch, Civitas Publishers, Switzerland, and Swain, New York, 1983)

      “Many published stories and reports have stated, implied and otherwise led professional people and the public to believe that the sharp reduction of cases (and of deaths) from poliomyelitis in 1955 as compared to 1954 is attributable to the Salk vaccine… That it is a misconception follows from these considerations. The number of children inoculated has been too small to account for the decrease. The sharp decrease was apparent before the inoculations began or could take effect and was of the same order as the decrease following the immediate post-inoculation period.” (Dr. Herbert Ratner, Child and Family, vol.20, no. 1, 1987)

      “So far it is hardly possible to gain insight into the extent of the immunization catastrophe of 1955 in the United States. It may be considered certain that the officially ascertained 200 cases (of polio) which were caused directly or indirectly by the (polio) vaccination constitute minimum figures… It can hardly be estimated how many of the 1359 (polio) cases among vaccinated persons must be regarded as failures of the vaccine and how many of them were infected by the vaccine. A careful study of the epidemiologic course of polio in the United States yields indications of grave significance. In numerous states of the U.S.A., typical early epidemics developed with the immunizations in the spring of 1955… The vaccination incidents of the year 1955 cannot be exclusively traced back to the failure of one manufacturing firm.” (Dr. Herbert Ratner, Child and Family, 1980, vol. 19, no. 4, “Story of the Salk Vaccine,” Part 2)

      “Suffice it to say that most of the large (polio) epidemics that have occurred in this country since the introduction of the Salk vaccine have followed the wide-scale use of the vaccine and have been characterized by an uncommon early seasonal onset. To name a few, there is the Massachusetts epidemic of 1955; the Chicago epidemic of 1956; and the Des Moines epidemic of 1959.” (Dr. Herbert Ratner, Child and Family, 1980 vol. 19, no. 4)

      “The live (Sabin) poliovirus vaccine has been the predominant cause of domestically arising cases of paralytic poliomyelitis in the United States since 1972. To avoid the occurrence of such cases, it would be necessary to discontinue the routine use of live poliovirus vaccine.” (Jonas Salk, Science, March 4, 1977, p. 845)

      And of course, now we know that researchers learned early on that the SV40 monkey gene the polio vaccines contained cause cancer.

      “In July 2002, the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine (IOM) Immunization Safety Committee convened a study into SV40 and cancer which culminated in a report published in October 2002. According to the IOM report “SV40 Contamination of Polio Vaccine and Cancer”:

      The committee concludes that the biological evidence is strong that SV40 is a transforming [i.e., cancer-causing] virus, . . . that the biological evidence is of moderate strength that SV40 exposure could lead to cancer in humans under natural conditions, [and] that the biological evidence is of moderate strength that SV40 exposure from the polio vaccine is related to SV40 infection in humans.[83]

      In a nutshell, your ignorance is surpassed only by your foolishness because even though you come here day after day you refuse to allow anything outside your limited world view to penetrate the paradigm you have created for yourself.

      Best wishes,

      • mark

        Dear Bob,

        You address to me the words that : “even though you come here day after day you refuse to allow anything outside your limited world view to penetrate the paradigm you have created for yourself.” The same, of course, could be said of you, Bob. And I would venture even moreso. You never waver one milimeter from your extreme and rigid anti-government and anti-conventional medicine positions. The fact is that worldwide over the last several decades, the polio vaccine has saved hundreds of thousands from debilitating disabilities. The 2 polio vaccines together have virtually “eradicated polio from the world reducing incidences from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to 1,657 in 2007″ ( Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses: The Endgame Strategy For Global Polio Eradication,” Annual Review of Microbiology Vol. 59: 587-635: and “Wild Poliovirus Weekly Update,” Global Polio Eradication Initiative. 2008-11-25.)

        Sincerely, mark

  • Nadzieja Batki

    Schools, Colleges, government offices, the military, etc., have mandated that flu shots have to be taken. How long before “proof of shot” has to be shown before you can start classes, work, etc. because there are people avoiding them?

  • red neck

    Under obama-care ( and yes the small o is deliberate ) we will all find ourselves resorting back to the old days for health care ( cash only )…

    • Centurian

      Nope. That will become illegal. Its nearly so in the current version of the law. You might be able to find care on the black market, but the penalty for it being discovered will include both the patient and caregiver in jail, receiving state mandated care.

  • ridge runner

    That is on only taxpayers, not the worthless government fks in the beltway, consequences of voting for fascist/communist/marxist Democraps. None of the lying pukes in the Dumbocrap party ever tells the truth, get used to the congental liars.


    North American children are now the most vaccinated on earth. Since 1980, Canadian vaccine schedules have more than doubled the types of vaccines given; for the first 18 months of life alone, public health authorities across Canada now recommend 32-41 (average 36) doses of thirteen to sixteen different vaccines. New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut start by injecting the first dose of Hepatitis B vaccine at birth; the rest of the country starts multiple injections/drops at two months.

    It’s been declared that today’s children are the first generation whose parents will outlive them. Today, 10% of Canadian children have life threatening afflictions. In the last 25 years, concurrent with vaccine increase, there’ve been huge declines in children’s health in many categories:

    1. Autism – increased about 200 times in the last fifteen years; at least 1/50 in USA

    2. Over 27% of Canadian children fall short on at least one measure of physical, emotional or cognitive development when entering kindergarten.

    3. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – 10%

    4. Learning Disability – 1/6

    5. Severe Mood Dysregulation (eg bipolar disorder) – 1/30

    6. Ear Infections – 50% of Canadian 2-3 yr olds since birth

    7. All types of Allergies – increased six times since 1980

    8. Anaphylactic Food Allergies – doubled in the last decade

    9. Allergic Eczema – 1/5

    10. Asthma – 1/8 or more; 10% of Canadians 2-7 yrs old

    11. Obesity – tripled since 1980; 25% of Canadian children overweight or obese

    12. Juvenile Diabetes – more than 100% increase since 1980

    In contrast, Chicago-based Homefirst Medical Clinic, run by a group of doctors including medical director Mayer Eisenstein MD,JD,MPH, have no known autism and super-scarce allergies in their children, MOST OF WHOM HAVE HAD NO VACCINATIONS. Two studies done in New Zealand in 1992 and 1995 show that the unvaccinated children clearly have less allergies, less otitis (ear infections), less tonsillitis, less running noses, less epilepsies and less ADHD.

    For the first time in history…children are sicker than the generation before them. They’re not just a little worse off, they are precipitously worse off, physically, emotionally, educationally and developmentally. – Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD; Why Do Pediatricians Deny The Obvious?, 2006

    Vaccinations may cause significantly more injuries and deaths than they prevent.

    The medical establishment considers vaccines effective if they suppress a few targeted illnesses – but at what expense? An emerging body of evidence indicates that vaccines can damage a child’s developing immune system and brain, leading to life-threatening or debilitating disorders like autism, ADHD, asthma, peanut allergy, juvenile diabetes, etc or to SIDS, death itself. If this is true, the number of vaccine-related deaths per year outnumbers deaths from so-called “vaccine-preventable” illnesses.

    • Mike in MI

      WTS/JAY – I’m saving this one, JAY. Man, you do some heavy lifting around here. I enjoy your work immensely. I don’t say so often enough.

  • Betta

    “The money will go to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund… ”

    They are making a mockery of the American people with more of their BS. It’s blatant thievery. We should be insulted and outraged. Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund my foot. It just another wallet full of cash for them at the expense of the taxpayer.

    Besides, doctors now tell us to NOT get the shot. It is full of poisons and we don’t really know what’s in it. The gov’t will tell us anything and we already know how they lie.

    I never get the flu shot and I don’t get the flu. It is easily preventable.

    • Mike in MI

      Right, Betta –

      like our money went to the Transportation and Highway Funds, Social in-Security, Medicare and all other the Democrat Entitlement and Crony Assistance Give-aways. Then from there was redistributed to the General Fund to pay for Presidential Vacations, Golf Games, Face Seekers, Campaigning Tours, the Mid-east Mosque building program, paying for warplanes, tanks and armaments to give the Muslim Brother-hoods and buying votes for obombuscare. That’s just for openers.

  • TheTruthHurtsAsWell

    Scholarly article on the epidemiology of polio


    “Police State” Registry System Being Set Up to Track Your Vaccination

    Your government is watching and tracking your decisions – even saying “No” to vaccines.

    The Centers for Disease Control has been quietly rolling out a nationwide program called theImmunization Information Systems (IIS), registering your vaccine information into a database. This effort has been run in parallel with state vaccine registry implementations.

    What is the intention of such programs?

    My colleague Leslie Manookian, writer and director of the movie The Greater Good, wrote in a recent article, the “CDC has openly stated that vaccine registries are a tool to identify areas of ‘undervaccination’ so that they can be ‘addressed’ and brought into ‘compliance.’”

    I would also add to Leslie’s statement that since the government purchases a large bulk of the vaccines (for example, the Vaccines for Children program), it is in their financial interest to make sure vaccines are consumed regularly.

    If you exempt your child from being vaccinated, your refusal is also being tracked and put into the database. If you want to know why this is a big deal, read on.

    But first, what does tracking every vaccine you or your children have ever been injected with look like?

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