Archive for POTUS

Opaque Is the New Transparency

Posted in Government, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2013 by Xajow

When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar. Get it? When is transparency not transparency? When the Obama administration claims to be the most transparent administration in history. Get it? No? Well, that is okay. It is not really funny anyway. It’s more… creepy. Why would I say that? Well, read on, MacDuff, and I shall explain why. Continue reading

So Many Things to Yammer About

Posted in First Amendment, Foreign Policy, Government, In the News, Politics, Second Amendment with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2013 by Xajow

There are several news stories to give one cause for complaint. The gun control nuts annoying everyone again after the shootings at the Navy Yards. The racists who cannot handle a dark skinned woman winning the Miss America contest. Idiots bothering to commemorate the Occupy Wall Street protests as if there was something good about those protests. And a shockingly stupid PR campaign for the POTUS and his handling of Syria. So let’s calmly discuss these things in a fair and balanced… nah. I’m just going to give my opinions. Continue reading

Mitt Romney’s Taxes

Posted in Government, In the News, Philosophy, Politics, Running for President, Taxes with tags , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2012 by Xajow

Yes, I am going to talk politics again. This time about the news story of comments by Harry Reid about Mitt Romney’s taxes. Continue reading

A Quick Word About Tax Cuts

Posted in Economics, Politics, Taxes with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2012 by Xajow

This one will be brief.

Earlier today I saw a clip from Obama’s weekly address, or whatever it’s called, wherein he said, “we can’t afford to keep spending more money on tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans who don’t need them.” I later went and looked it up online. (Your Weekly Address) The whole address is full of all kinds of lies and misinformation. (Which I may talk about next week.) But I wanted to mention how much I deeply dislike people claiming we pay money for tax cuts.

Tax cuts are not expenditures. Tax cuts are not expenditures. Tax cuts are not expenditures. Let that sink in. The government never, never, never spends money on tax cuts. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you. Which means the President lied. No surprise there, but honestly, the man should ridiculed for making such an obviously stupid comment.

Tax cuts are not expenditures. Tax cuts are simply reductions in the percentage of money the government legally requires an individual person, business or organization to pay to the government. In no way does the government spend money on tax cuts. To claim otherwise is foolishness, and that is putting it politely.

You may think the government needs to raise the tax rates on the wealthy. This is not an argument about that. Whether we should or should not raise tax rates does not change the fact that the government does not spend money on tax cuts.

So next time you hear anyone refer to spending money on tax cuts, correct them. And write your congressperson to ask them to stop the lying about this in government. Write to your favorite news outlet and ask them why they are not criticizing the POTUS and other politicians for making such stupid remarks. Let’s put an end to this lie.

Thank you, and good night.