"The Rich Don't Pay Tax!" How many times a day do you hear that on the news?
"The rich don't pay tax" or "The rich don't pay enough tax" or The rich don't pay their fair share of taxes."
It has become a mantra of tax and spend liberals, the news media and even some uninformed conservatives. The only problem with any of those statements is that none of them could be further from the truth.
In his new book, "The Rich Don't Pay Tax! …Or Do They?", John Gaver uses actual IRS Collections Data, to dispell the myth that the rich don't pay tax or even that they don't pay enough tax. He proves beyond any doubt that the wealthiest Americanspay far more than their share of the tax load. He then goes on to demonstrate in a factual and conclusive manner, how this government attack on success is silently eroding our economy in a way in which most Americans, conservative or liberal, are completely unaware. Of course, not wanting to be a doomsayer, Gaver goes on to lay out a simple and elegant solution that would solve not only the problems laid out in his book, but positively address many of society's other important issues, as well.
Here's what people are already saying about it.
"A must read for any American who is concerned about our fiscal issues..."
— Lori Hendry (Red, White & Lori Radio Show)
Amazon "Do yourself - and your country - a favor, and read this book right away!" — Bill E. Payne (Roanoke, VA)
Amazon "Such an eyeopener! Amazing!!! Must Read!!!"
— Robert Williams (Corpus Christi, TX)
Amazon "Everyone Should Read This Book"
— M. Pruger (Maryland)
Don't let another day go by without reading this important book. Order your copy in Print, Kindle or Nook format, by clicking here.
After the TEA Party handed control of the House back to Republicans, in November, the "Triad of Surrender", John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan, have once again, turned their backs on those who put them back in power. They were RINOs prior to the 2010 elections and it's now clear that they never had any intention of keeping the promises that they made to the GOP electorate, in return for their votes.
Instead of giving their constituents the promised $100 BILLION in budget cuts, in 2011, alone, all we got was a mere $352 million in cuts for 2011. That's just thirty-five hundredths of one percent (0.35%) of the promised $100 BILLION in promised cuts. But to make matters worse, after all was said and done, Boehner and his RINO buddies "claimed" that they had cut $38.5 BILLION from the budget. But that was only their "claim" and far from "fact".
Having Boehner, Cantor and Ryan in the leadership of the GOP, undermines everything that the TEA Party achieved last November. These aren't just any representatives. They're the leadership. Imagine how World War II would have turned out, if Gen. Eisenhower, Gen. Patton and Gen. Montgomery had been German fifth columnists.
Well, that's where the GOP is today. These are the most important positions in the party and they are filled with RINO Fifth Columnists, intent on subverting the GOP. We can't afford to have RINO, fifth columnists in the leadership.
This betrayal of the voters, who gave the GOP back the majority and gave the "Triad of Surrender" their power, is so blatant that it must not be allowed to stand. Boehner, Cantor and Ryan must be ousted in 2012 - AT ALL COSTS!
October 5, 2010
It's that time of year again. Once again, the IRS has quietly released their latest Tax Collections Data (for 2008) and once again, we aren't letting it stay quiet. Our systems detected the new data only minutes after it was quietly added to an area deep within the bowels of the IRS web site and we are publicizing it and making it available to all who are interested in this sort of thing.
Here is just a sample of some of what it shows:
• The top-earning 1% of taxpayers earned 20% of the income.
• The top-earning 1% of taxpayers paid 38% of taxes collected.
• That's almost double their share, based upon income.
Who says the rich don't pay tax?
There is lots more in the new data. Read our analysis of it here. You can also download the whole spreadsheet in XLS format, from the IRS website, by clicking on the button at the bottom of that article.
February 16, 2009
ActionAmerica.org has released its popular Tax Freedom Clock in the form of a widget for the Macintosh Dashboard. Like its web-based counterpart, it counts the months, days, hours, minutes and seconds, till or since Tax Freedom Day.
The Tax Freedom Clock widget is a real-time clock that will continue to tick down to or up from Tax Freedom Day, as long as the Dashboard is open. It will also reset each January 1 and automatically update itself, when each year's Tax Freedom Day is announced, by the Tax Foundation.
We have also released a UK Tax Freedom Clock widget for taxpayers in the United Kingdom.
Gun owners beware. The NSA's recently disclosed, monumental database of phone records may well end up being used against gun owners.
While Bush blithely brushes off concerns about the blatant illegality of his unilateral authorization for the NSA's unwarranted and indiscriminate collection of the phone records of hundreds of millions of US citizens, most media sources tend to focus only on the 4th Amendment issues, as though that is all that there is to it. In fact, this immense database poses one of the greatest threats to the 2nd Amendment that we have seen in modern times. In fact, it poses a serious threat to a lot of different groups, for reasons that the media tends to ignore.
The NSA admitted to Qwest Communication officials that the database would be shared with other agencies. So, when the BATFE get's their copy, they have but to run a simple data-mining program against it to generate a fairly accurate list of gun owners. Such a "universal" list of gun owners is the first step toward gun confiscation.
Without the massive NSA phone record database, it is highly unlikely that the gun grabbers would ever achieve anything close to "universal" gun registration. However with it, a defacto "universal" gun registration is available at the push of a button or two.
(Although Action America does not make it a habit to accept Op-Ed pieces, occasionally an Op-Ed piece is submitted to us that is of such exceptional caliber that we feel that we must print it. Such is the case with this piece.)
Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, points out that refusal to profile has led to Washington bureaucrats and policy
makers tending to view the entire population as suspected
terrorists. Further, he points out that the definition of "terrorism", at the Department of
Security Subjugation" sets up a preference for genocide over self defense! I'm not kidding! It does!
We have often been criticized by the "my party, right or wrong" Republicans, for our continuous criticisms of Dubya's "Homeland Subjugation" policy, based upon its remarkable and increasing similarity to that of the Gestapo. The mantra of Dubya's minions is always, "Well, if you aren't doing anything wrong, then you don't have anything to fear". Right!. And, pigs fly. This piece shows just how easily even good, law-abiding conservative Christians can get caught up in the broad, unthinking tactics of Dubya's despotic "Homeland Subjugation" policy.
You see, the Department of "Homeland Subjugation" has determined that ANY group that is engaged in an armed struggle against a government, as well as those who provide material support to the group, even if the government that they are fighting is engaged in genocide, are "terrorists". That means that if you, as a concerned humanitarian, donated money to Christian Freedom International, a Virginia organization that has helped the Burmese Christian refugees, who are resisting extermination by the Rangoon government, then by "Homeland Subjugation" standards, YOU are a "terrorist". So if you donate to such worthy causes, don't be surprised if, the next time you go to buy a new car, you have trouble getting a loan or the next time you plan a vacation, to find yourself on a "No-Fly" list, thanks to our "Big Brother", RINO president.
Action America releases
more counters and clocks
Because of the huge popularity of our Gun Self-Defense Counter and our Wham-Bam-Tram Ram Counter Action America has created two more statistical devices (such as the Gun Self-Defense Counter, shown at the top of this page) for our readers' edification.
Each year, using data compiled by the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the Tax Foundation calculates "Tax Freedom Day" for that year. That is the day on which the average US taxpayer has labored long enough to earn enough money to pay all of his taxes for that year. The Tax Freedom Day Clock counts down the months and days (now updated to count hours, minutes and seconds, as well) till that time and after that time, counts the months and days (and hours, minutes and seconds) since you have been allowed to keep the money that you earn. (more...)
Since President Ronald Reagan, became the first president to not only declare war on drugs, but to actually do something about it, the "War on Drugs" has become the greatest waste of taxpayer money in history. After more than 20 years and hundreds of billions of dollars spent prosecuting the "War on Drugs", not only are matters much worse than before, but it has also become an excuse for tremendous increases in government power and a catch-all phrase used by our government to subvert the rights of all citizens (not just drug users). So, as a constant reminder of how much taxpayer money is being wasted on the War on Drugs, the Drug War Cost Clock uses data from the two most authoritative sources available, on the the monetary cost of the Drug War, to display the amount of money that the government has wasted, since the beginning of the year, in the bogus name of fighting the Drug War. (more...)