MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Your Information Is Not Safe

May 26th, 2015 Viewed 1569 times

pay-taxes.jpgProving once again that it didn’t matter how well you guard your information the “bad guys” can still get it, the IRS is reporting that hackers have broken in and stolen thousands of people’s past returns, which will make it easier for them to file phoney returns and collect your refunds.

If there were ever a reason to go to some kind of flat or fair tax, this is it.

Federal Government Announces Gas-Guzzler Initiative

May 7th, 2008 Viewed 2777 times

Hummer WASHINGTON – Faced with the rising cost of gas, the Democratic Presidential candidates announced their support for a bill that would create a new program for those owners of SUVs, trucks and vans who have suddenly found themselves with vehicles with poor gas mileage and the inability to sell them.

The bill, nicknamed “Too Much Car”, would give tax credits for car dealerships that trade these larger vehicles for small or midsize cars– and double the credit for those who trade for a hybrid.

How Do You Like Your Taxes?

October 15th, 2007 Viewed 1796 times

Pay TaxesRep. Paul Ryan (R-W.S.) and two other Conservative House Members have a plan for your taxes:

Give up your current deductions and your annual earnings up to $100,000 would be taxed at 10 percent, with a 25 percent rate on everything above that. But that is not all. The bill would repeal the hated Alternative Minimum Tax, giving up $840 billion in revenue over the next 10 years. Government would have to get leaner.

Tax Relief for the Poor

October 26th, 2004 Viewed 1764 times

In this election season we’ve heard a lot about taxes.  Though I am gratified to hear that the discussion is now how much of a tax cut or who should get tax cuts instead of whether there should be one at all, it is still unnerving to hear our officials talk about our money as if letting us keep it is costing them.

John Kerry proposes a tax hike on those making over $200,000 so as to pay for his programs.  Whether or not this will cover it is not relevant to my discussion, though I’m sure that it probably will not.  Whether or not this is fair, because a middle class family in some high income cities will be taxed more is also not germane to my discussion.

My question is, when are we going to eliminate the tax on the poor?  What tax you ask?  The state lotteries, powerballs, etc.  Generally, who pays for lottery tickets.  I highly doubt Bill Gates is out there doing it.  Though some people do it seldomly, most middle class people aren’t buying tickets (correct me if I’m wrong here).

Who most does the lottery appeal to?  Those who are financially in trouble.  We take these vulnerable people, fill their head with mush about how they can win millions like those they see on TV, and then expect them to use the money they should be supporting their family with to buy a ticket that they will most likely have no return on their investment.

When Enron and Global Crossing collapsed and people were cheated out of their investment dollars, that was a scandal and people went to jail.  When a state takes people’s money under the guise that you might make millions and you never do– it’s praised.  “Look the at the money we’re raising for education!”

Who’s paying for it?  Not the wealthy or the middle class that have the sense to stay away from the lottery, that is for sure.  We need to end the tax on poor.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.