Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How Long Before Illinois Builds Walls and Barbed Wire Fences?

From the Wall Street Journal concerning our comrades in Illinois:

Under the current version of the bill, the individual income-tax rate would jump to 5%, from the current 3%, a 67% increase. That is more conservative than last week's proposed 5.25% rate, a 75% increase. Also, the corporate tax rate would increase to 7%, from the current 4.8%.

I have posted comments concerning Illinois' attempts to extort more money from its citizens in the past, including the ludicrous attempt to tax bottled water that failed miserably. Now, in a last ditch effort to chase every bit of wealth and business creators out of the state, they are jacking up income tax rates by 67%! Now this is not the law yet, but its pretty darn close to fruition.

When the trickle of citizens and businesses to low tax and business-friendly states becomes a flood, will they build a wall with gun towers and barbed wire to keep the serfs in the state? That seemed to work in East Germany.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

No Labels?

Here is an interesting article from Big Government on the new group calling themselves the No Label movement. Here is an excerpt:

The “No Labels” approach is inherently contradictory. Simply by creating the group and giving it a name, it has been labeled. Now we have Republicans, Democrats, and No Labelers. While it claims to be inclusive, it seems to attract primarily those to the left of center, whether Democrats or Republicans. The thing is, they don’t consider themselves left of center; rather, they place themselves squarely at the center and conclude that anyone not of their ilk is a “wingnut.”

No labels, moderates, or whatever they call themselves, are fence sitters and prone to compromise (which always means agreeing with the left) in my opinion. Believe in something, take a stand and be passionate. If you don't know what to believe, study our founding history and ask yourself if modern America reflects the the dream of our Founding Fathers. There is a very good reason there is not a museum or any books that honor "Great Moderates in History."

I found it interesting that the writer listed Christian, American, Conservative and Republican as his personal labels. I totally agree with the first 3. I have hard time calling myself Republican though when so many so-called Republicans are DIABLOs - Democrat In All But Name Only. They destroy the Republican brand when they continue to vote for leftist causes.

At the very least, stand for freedom. Every new government regulation, tax, expansion and law is an infringement on liberty. People need to wake up to this fact and resist the rapid growth of government before its too late.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Smarter than a 5th Grader?

I'm thinking a box of rocks might have them beat...

Do I really need to add anything?

For people receiving this as a feed on Facebook, if the embed is not visible, click on the "view original post" link below to see video. It will be worth it for the chuckle.