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If It Quacks Like A Duck

When is a socialist not a socialist; apparently when you’re a liberal democrat running for the Presidential nomination in 2020. All of them talk a lot about the government takeover of our healthcare, Medicaid for all (even those in the country illegally.) They want the government to provide a free education to everyone (again it doesn’t matter if you’re a citizen or not.) They want to guarantee everyone a living wage income… even if you’re unwilling to work. They talk like a socialist, they walk the walk of a socialist, but refuse to embrace the label of a socialist. The list of freebees being offered up by these socialists hiding behind the label of progressive seems to be endless as…

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You Just Can’t Fix Stupid!

The story headline reads… “Amazon pays no income tax for second year.” The media is feeding us a line of shit and even those who should know better are repeating and promoting their misleading agenda. The Amazon from the story is a Limited Liability Company or LLC… which for federal tax purposes is a pass through entity that by design pays no federal taxes of their own. The pass through happens when the profits that the company makes flows to the ownership’s personal tax return where the income is taxed by the federal government. The question we should be asking is how much federal tax the owners paid! Unfortunately we’ll never see the lame street media tell you that because…

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Easy When You’re Rich

Bill Gates recently made the comment that nobody needs to be as rich as he is… I’m sure that it’s real easy to criticize and make such comments when you don’t have a clue what being poor or in the middle class is like. He plans on giving the bulk of his fortune to his foundation, which fights poverty and diseases in third world countries all over the planet. Of course that means that the kids are only going to get an amount that falls under the inheritance tax limits… poor souls are going to have to figure out how to live with a measly 9 or 10 million dollars. Gates also believes that he isn’t paying enough in taxes,…

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Will 2020 Be The Year We Embrace Socialism

The 2020 presidential race is shaping up to possibly be a pivotal year in our countries history… It may well be the year that the left seizes control of our government and every aspect of our lives with a strict socialist agenda. It seems that all of those who are throwing their hats into the ring to become the next Democrat nominee feel the path to victory is to promise a total nanny state to those too ignorant to understand that it will not work here just as it has failed everyplace else on the planet. We’re already seeing how embolden the extreme liberal arm of the Democrat party has become with the introduction of the New Green Deal legislation…

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2019 Mileage Rates

IR-2018-251, December 14, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 58 cents per mile driven for business use, up 3.5 cents from the rate for 2018,  20 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, up 2 cents from the rate for 2018, and  14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations. The business mileage rate increased 3.5 cents for business travel driven and 2 cents for medical and…

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Pope Says the Wealthy Feast on What Belongs to Us All

Sunday was World Day of the Poor… The Pope hosted 6,000 poor people for mass and then invited 1,500 indigent people to join him for lunch. So I guess the Pope thinks he’s doing his part to redistribute the billions of wealth he sits on. Even the wealthy Vatican apparently needs a special day to do anything for those less fortunate. I wonder how they made the determination that everyone of the participants were indeed needy? Did they vent each and every one of them? Were they required to submit some kind of financial statement to prove they were poor?  Something tells me that they used the honor system when allowing people in by just claiming to be poor. Actually…

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Michael Moore and The Pope

Michael Moore says he met with the Pope and the Pope told him that capitalism is a sin… Talk about a hypocrite… The Pope sits on his golden throne surrounded by a massive fortune and he thinks having a divide between the rich and the poor is a sin. The Catholic Church is no better than most charities on the planet, they take in huge sums of money and then use the majority of it to make a few individuals wealthy and super comfortable and when they throw pennies on the dollar at whatever cause they support they start patting themselves on the back for a job well done. The Pope also told Moore to keep making movies… Somehow I…

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Who Is Andrew Gillum?

Who is Andrew Gillum and how has he gotten to the point he is in now? We all have heard the basics… born into a working poor family. He was the first in his family to graduate from collage. Speaking of college, he majored in political science and got himself elected to the Tallahassee City Council at the age of 23 before he even finished his college education. He’s never really worked for a living and all of his mentors have been liberal college professors and career politicians who, in my opinion, have indoctrinated him to believe that the government is the answer to all social and economic woes. I believe that Andrew Gillum vaulted to the top spot of…

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Mob Invasion

The following is an excerpt from a USA Today story published today about a new mob of migrants gathering at the Guatemala border with eyes at invading the Southern boarder of the U.S.   “In the same plaza, migrants sprawled shoulder to shoulder on the cement floor, sleeping, smoking cigarettes given to them by passersby, or waiting for their cellphones to charge. Some of the young men called out, asking for money from anyone who walked past. “We are hungry. Can you please lend a hand?” they said.”   Did you catch that? Some of them are begging for help just to eat and yet they apparently own cell phones. What a joke… the more I hear about these migrant…

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Supreme Court Nomination Debacle

Yesterday the Senate Sub Committee did its due diligence and allowed Dr. Christine Ford to testify during the nomination process. They heard a compelling story about a young girl being traumatized by an older boy at a house party where underage drinking was taking place. The real question that we should be asking ourselves today is did her testimony provide any concrete prof that the person she remembers assaulting her was without any doubt a young Brett Kavanagh. No matter which side you believe we do have to remember that all of this happened decades ago and we all have things in our past that we may not particularly be proud of, but most often use them to learn to…

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