Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Spell 'corruption' p-o-l-i-t-i-c-i-a-n

Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table,

At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes

Are the rule.

Tax his work, Tax his pay, He works for peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants,

Tax his coat.

Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work,

Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he

Tries to think.

Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries Tax his tears.

Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways

To tax his ass.

Tax all he has Then let him know

That you won't be done Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers; Then tax him some more, Tax him till He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in Which he's laid...

Put these words Upon his tomb, Taxes drove me to my doom...'

When he's gone, Do not relax, Its time to apply The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax

Building Permit Tax

CDL license Tax

Cigarette Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Dog License Tax

Excise Taxes

Federal Income Tax

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)

Fishing License Tax

Food License Tax

Fuel Permit Tax

Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)

Gross Receipts Tax

Hunting License Tax

Inheritance Tax

Inventory Tax

IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)

Liquor Tax

Luxury Taxes

Marriage License Tax

Medicare Tax

Personal Property Tax

Property Tax

Real Estate Tax

Service Charge Tax

Social Security Tax

Road Usage Tax

Recreational Vehicle Tax

Sales Tax

School Tax

State Income Tax

State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)

Telephone Federal Excise Tax

Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax

Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes

Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax

Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax

Telephone State and Local Tax

Telephone Usage Charge Tax

Utility Taxes

Vehicle License Registration Tax

Vehicle Sales Tax

Watercraft Registration Tax

Well Permit Tax

Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN!!!

---Charley Reese


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

We must be paying people not to work

 This is hard for me to believe ... hard to even grasp the theory of the situation.

    I stopped at a Subway sandwich shop a few days ago. It had just opened after sitting dormant for months following its construction.

    I asked the manager why it took so long to open, because I was sure his money was tied up in this venture for quite a while now.

    "Covid was the main cause for delay," he said. "But, as you can see, we're only open with two of us here. I am severely short-handed," he said as I was fourth in a line of people waiting to be waited on.

    "I can't find the help," he said.

    Today, about one week after that encounter, I had the opportunity to visit the Subway sandwich shop in Red Lion, which I have visited before and went to open the door to enter and it was locked. It was 10:45 a.m., and I was sure they opened at 10 a.m. every day.

    I waited until 11 a.m. and the doors were unlocked, and several customers and I entered to get waited on. There were only two employees, one of them apparently was the manager. On previous visits, there were at least three to five employees working.

    When it came to call out my order, I asked the manager "Did you guys change your hours? I thought you opened at 10 a.m.."

    "Yes, we did," he replied. "We had to. We are short-handed and no one is looking to work."

    "If you now of anyone who would like to work here, please let me know," he added.

    Now, with the unemployment rate as high as it is, why is no one seeking work?

    There can only be one reason ... people are being paid not to work. Whether it is the stimulus payments (which I don't believe it is), or the extra unemployment benefits and other grants being handed out to people, it is clear no one has the incentive to look for any kind of job.

    The more I think about this, the more incensed I become. The government (via the corrupt politicians) is taking my hard-earned tax money and giving it away to others who are not really earning it.

    This is what this country has become? 

    If it has, we reached the point of a communist society already.

    I am saddened by this.


Monday, March 22, 2021

Only the news we want to broadcast

 Hard to believe.

    It's been a week since the multiple fatalities in Atlanta from the shootings at massage parlors, and the news media is still trying to drum up support that it was a hate crime.

    The shooter was a pervert, a self-admitted sex addict, and apparently a mental case who says he was trying to stop temptations to his sex addiction.

    Just because the majority (note, not all) of those who died were Asians.

    Would it be safe to say that a lot of Asians work in the country's massage parlors?

    That doesn't turn it into a hate crime, by any stretch of the imagination.

    Why doesn't the media get off its ass and report the news that is the news?

     Shaking my head on this one.


Saturday, February 20, 2021

Note this, "impartial" news media

 

TRUMP DOES THE UNTHINKABLE. 
by Liz Crokin
    As an entertainment journalist, I've had the opportunity to cover Trump for over a decade, and in all my years covering him I've never heard anything negative about the man until he announced he was running for president. Keep in mind, I got paid a lot of money to dig up dirt on celebrities like Trump for a living so a scandalous story on the famous billionaire could've potentially sold a lot of magazines and would've been a Huge feather in my cap.
Instead, I found that he doesn't drink alcohol or do drugs, he's a hardworking businessman. On top of that, he's one of the most generous celebrities in the world with a heart filled with more gold than his $100 million New York penthouse.
    Since the media has failed so miserably at reporting the truth about Trump, I decided to put together some of the acts of kindness he's committed over three decades which has gone virtually unnoticed or fallen on deaf ears.
    In 1986, Trump prevented the foreclosure of Annabell Hill's family farm after her husband committed suicide. Trump personally phoned down to the auction to stop the sale of her home and offered the widow money. Trump decided to take action after he saw Hill's pleas for help in news reports.
    In 1988, a commercial airline refused to fly Andrew Ten, a sick
Orthodox Jewish child with a rare illness, across the country to get medical care because he had to travel with an elaborate life-support system. His grief-stricken parents contacted Trump for help and he didn't hesitate to send his own plane to take the child from Los Angeles to New York so he could get his treatment.
    In 1991, 200 Marines who served in Operation Desert Storm spent time at Camp Lejune in North Carolina before they were scheduled to return home to their families. However, the Marines were told that a mistake had been made and an aircraft would not be able to take them home on their scheduled departure date. When Trump got wind of this, he sent his plane to make two trips from North Carolina to Miami to safely return the Gulf War Marines to their loved ones.
In 1995, a motorist stopped to help Trump after the limo he was traveling in got a flat tire. Trump asked the Good Samaritan how he could repay him for his help. All the man asked for was a bouquet of flowers for his wife. A few weeks later Trump sent the flowers with a note that read: We've paid off your mortgage.
    In 1996, Trump filed a lawsuit against the city of Palm Beach ,
Florida, accusing the town of discriminating against his Mar-a-Lago resort club because it allowed Jews and blacks. Abraham Foxman, who as the Anti-Defamation League Director at the time, said Trump put the light on Palm Beach not on the beauty and the glitter, but on its seamier side of discrimination. Foxman also noted that Trump's charge had a trickle-down effect because other clubs followed his lead and began admitting Jews and blacks.
    In 2000, Maury Povich featured a little girl named Megan who struggled with Brittle Bone Disease on his show and Trump happened to be watching. Trump said the little girl's story and positive attitude touched his heart. So he contacted Maury and gifted the little girl and her family with a very generous check.
    In 2008, after Jennifer Hudson's family members were tragically murdered in Chicago , Trump put the Oscar-winning actress and her family up at his Windy City hotel for free. In addition to that, Trump's security took extra measures to ensure Hudson and her family members were safe during such a difficult time.
    In 2013, New York bus driver Darnell Barton spotted a woman close to the edge of a bridge staring at the traffic below as he drove by. He stopped the bus, got out and put his arm around the woman and saved her life by convincing her to not jump. When Trump heard about this story, he sent the hero bus driver a check simply because he believed his good deed deserved to be rewarded.
    In 2014, Trump gave $25,000 to Sgt. Andrew Tamoressi after he spent seven months in a Mexican jail for accidentally crossing the US-Mexico border. President Barack Obama couldn't even be bothered to make one phone call to assist with the United States Marine's release; however, Trump opened his pocketbook to help this serviceman get back on his feet.
    In 2016, Melissa Consin Young attended a Trump rally and tearfully thanked Trump for changing her life. She said she proudly stood on stage with Trump as Miss Wisconsin USA in 2005. However, years later she found herself struggling with an incurable illness and during her darkest days, she explained that she received a handwritten letter from Trump telling her she's the bravest woman, I know. She said the opportunities that she got from Trump and his organizations ultimately provided her Mexican-American son with a full-ride to college.
    Lynne Patton, a black female executive for the Trump Organization, released a statement in 2016 defending her boss against accusations that he's a racist and a bigot. She tearfully revealed how she's struggled with substance abuse and addiction for years. Instead of kicking her to the curb, she said the Trump Organization and his entire family loyally stood by her through immensely difficult times.
    Donald Trump's kindness knows no bounds and his generosity has and continues to touch the lives of people from every sex, race, and religion. When Trump sees someone in need, he wants to help.
    Two decades ago, Oprah asked Trump in a TV interview if he'd ever run for president. He said: "If it got so bad, I would never want to rule it out totally because I really am tired of seeing what's happening with this country.'"
That day has come. Trump sees that America is in need and he wants to help. How unthinkable! On the other hand, have you ever heard of Hillary or Obama ever doing such things with their own resources?
    Now that's really unthinkable! Might be worth passing on!!!
    Just shows we hired the right guy. If Hollywood , the liberals and the
media ever STOP harassing him, Trump will have time to do many more positive things for our country....the good ole United States of America!!
    PS ~ To those who are already Fact Checking, don't bother . . . already did it, and all the stories are TRUE!
    The Liberal, progressive, socialists want to destroy this guy. The same mindset crucified Jesus.
 

Friday, February 19, 2021

PennDOT wants to charge toll on I-83 bridge?

 This is getting hard to believe.

    PennDot has recently announced it needs to replace the I-83 bridge over the Susquehanna River and it wants to begin charging tolls to cross it.

    The budget for PennDOT operations, including road and bridge replacements, is astronomical now.

    I don't see PennDOT taking cost-saving measures, just increasing its equipment and not putting a lid on contractors' charges for work they do. If you want to see some real boondoggle examples, take the recent stretch in Lancaster County where construction went on for years -- not months -- after it was to be completed.

    Right here in York County we have the I-83 Mount Rose Avenue boondoggle which is way over the original over-inflated budget and years past due date for completion -- and it's still not completed.

    Years ago in its greediness PennDOT got legislation passed that allowed it to steal from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, which charges tolls and paid for its own maintenance, reconstruction and bridge replacements. Now, the turnpike not only pays for its own work but must pay PennDOT too, and has, out of its own necessity, raised its tolls year after year until now it's also at astronomical levels. And the toll raising won't stop, every year for years.

    PennDOT has got to get its own house in order and learn to work within budgets instead of always trying to figure ways to get more money so the agency can dole out more money to contractors who continue to prove themselves as inefficient and greedy.

    Without checking, I am willing to bet that even the contractors who have been inept and are being "penalized" by PennDOT continue to profit. There's something wrong with this.

    It is time to hand PennDOT an ultimatum: Work within your budget and cap your construction hand-outs.