About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

GAO Reports Waste Of Taxpayer Money

Now that everyone has (should have) received their W2s & 1099s for tax year 2010 Americans can begin to prepare or pay someone else to prepare their income tax returns - such cost being part of your own personal cost of compliance with the income tax code. Shame on anyone who boasts about receiving a large refund - you just failed FairTax 101 let alone basic common sense economics.

As you determine & pay - whether income tax &/or payroll taxes - please consider where you money goes (rather is wasted) as reported in the following front page article from Tuesday's WSJ which is a natural addendum to our last several messages regarding Washington's Manipulative Lexicon. Here is an excerpt from the article of the findings of a massive study of overlapping and duplicative programs that cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year - this is where the taxes you pay go from the money you earn:

"According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) the U.S. government has 15 different agencies overseeing food-safety laws, more than 20 separate programs to help the homeless and 80 programs for economic development.

The agency found 82 federal programs to improve teacher quality; 80 to help disadvantaged people with transportation; 47 for job training and employment; and 56 to help people understand finances..."

You get the idea - to read the entire article click here.

If you are sick & tired of the above waste of your time & money click here for one of the best tax discussions you will ever hear.

1 comment:

  1. Doug - That was a great video...the entire panel appeared to really embrace the Fair Tax...I have to figure a way to get that video up on my Facebook page..."Fair Tax 2012". For those that are not on this Facebook page please friend me on Facebook and request to be added to the Fair Tax 2012 page. There are currently 800 members at last look. It's a chance to learn more about the Fair Tax and maybe for you to add others to join the discussion on the Fair Tax. My email address is ec115@aol.com.