Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Local MPs open about spending - Chatham Daily News - Ontario, CA

Local MPs open about spending - Chatham Daily News - Ontario, CA

Transparency is good

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Identity theft and crisis - a warning and interesting food for thought

If someone incurred debts against you as an individual, without your knowledge or consent, you would call it identity theft. You would call your bank for a full accounting of the debts incurred in your name, and after some verification, those debts would be declared invalid and you would not be held responsible for them. Furthermore, if the culprit was found, they would be prosecuted and sent to jail.

Not so with governments and central banks. Governments that are supposed to be of the people and for the people routinely incur debts against the people. Some governments even borrow money to oppress their citizens, and then expect them to pay for their own oppression with interest. With a fiat monetary system, the sky is the limit for how much debt a government can place on the backs of the people.

We have reached the point in the United States where the debt our government has accumulated against us is mathematically impossible to pay off. Harder times, likely due to a wave of hyperinflation, will eventually find its way to our streets and I am fearful of how Americans will react. My hope is that we will come together peacefully and help each other, and that enough of us will be aware that the blame rests securely on the shoulders of the Federal Reserve and the special interests. They should not be looked to for salvation. They should not be given more power. Rather, they should be stripped of the powers that allowed them to create this mess in the first place.

Resistance to public transparency regarding public debts should be denounced in the strongest of terms, and the central bankers that incurred them should be seen as no better than common identity thieves

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

How does this compare with Canada taxation?

And in Canada the trend is?

U.S. tax burden at lowest point in years

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The U.S. tax burden has shrunk to its lowest level in 60 years, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said.

Including state, federal and local taxes, the average tax bill came out to 9.2 percent of personal income in 2009, USA Today reported Tuesday.

That's down from an average of 12 percent over the past 50 years. The tax burden has not been this low since 1950, the newspaper said.

"The idea that taxes are high right now is pretty much nuts," said Michael Ettlinger, head of economic policy at the Center for American Progress.

The tax rate has fallen 26 percent since 2007, a sharp drop that reflects progressive tax rates passed during the Clinton and Bush administrations and the 2009 federal stimulus bill that cut taxes by $800 for married couples earning up to $150,000.

Despite the low numbers, the three things you can count on, death, taxes and complaints about taxes, remain a constant. Adam Brandon, press secretary of FreedomWorks, which is associated with the Tea Party movement, warned, "The money we borrow is going to be paid back through taxation in the future."

Copyright 2010 by United Press International

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Monday, May 10, 2010

The stop the 13% Tax grap movement - 4 months to go

This is a taxgrab of major proportions . Maybe with your help it can be stopped. If anyone is selling their house do so before July 1,2010. Please pass it on and tip the balance 

This is interesting and maddening regarding the HST. There is a legitimate petition at the end of the email for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to cancel the current plan to introduce HST on July 1st.




?ui=2&view=att&th=1271fc93ed2bdabf&attid=0.1&disp=attd&realattid=ii_1271fc93ed2bdabf&zw   July 1,2010   is D day

 Together we can stop the HST. Please sign petition 

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Centres target problem gamblers - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA#postbox

Centres target problem gamblers - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA#postbox

3.4% of the population are cursed by this disease

Pyne predicted that the agency will get busier now that the Responsible Gambling Council has a permanent centre at the Brantford casino.
Responsible Gaming Resource Centres are now located in all of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s 27 casinos and slot machine venues. The centres are operated by council staff, with the OLG providing free space and paying for operating costs.
Pyne also thinks there will be more referrals to St. Leonard's, which offers problem gambling counselling, a gambling support group and referral to residential treatment, now that the casino has been in the city for a decade.
"It can take 10 years to see the full effects of a gambling addiction."

Monday, May 03, 2010

Don't expect prison time for ministers - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA

Don't expect prison time for ministers - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA

Now for the good part.
If (House speaker) Milliken were to find the Harper government in contempt, the opposition parties would have the power to throw at least the three responsible ministers in jail -- Defence Minister Peter MacKay; Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon; and Justice Minister Rob Nicholson.
Luckily for them, the PM could quickly spring his ministers from the lockup by either turning over the documents or proroguing the House again -- an act that not only shuts down the Commons, but also ends parliamentary jail sentences.