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Painting a happy face on this taxmageddon is just putting lip stick on a pig. It’s just 45 days away until the US falls off the fiscal cliff and around $600 billion or 4% of Gross domestic product goes into the black hole of deficit spending from $450 billion in higher taxes on everyone not just the rich and an automatic $150 billion in spending cuts for a total of $600 billion shift in economic activity. For those with poor math skills pay attention to this, the taxes are not a plus to the GDP it is taken from existing GDP wages to employees and profits of companies

 

The current GDP growth rate is only 1.7% so far in 2012 and 4% of that will shift into the oblivion of deficit spending and deficit reduction and still leave us with an additional shortfall of $600 Billion in deficit spending. The CBO – congressional budget office has stated in their testimony to congress that just an increase in taxes on the rich of an estimated $80 Billion in tax increases will force a lose in jobs of 700,000 and a negative .5% GDP (½%) and or a recession. Now that number is just on the wealthiest and business owners has doubled to $160 billion a year in higher taxes to the wealthiest since the election and the simple math is negative -1% GDP and 1.5 million jobs lost just from taxing the rich not the taxmageddon that will tax the crap out of everyone and everything which is 3 times that number if they don’t do anything.

 

If you allow the bush tax cuts to expire January 1, 2013 than taxes go up on everyone including 25 million low-income Americans that don’t pay any federal tax at all will pay taxes. This is what the democrats voted for on November 6 2012 and all this will at the very least cause a decline in real terms of GDP gone missing of a negative – 2.5% of the GDP growth rate figured strate line without the projection of how businesses will react or how the spending habits of people will change and they will change dramatically more negative than a -2.5% growth rate decline.

 

The dollar amount lost by doing nothing and allowing current law to expire on January 1, 2013 and then tax rates go up 5% on every one who works and or pays taxes. it will cost the American workers and the rich $450 billion total and 150 billion in spending cuts totaling $600 billion then my estimate of job losses of 5 times the 700,000 jobs or 3.5 million jobs lost and the job losses will happen as fast as the money disappears from paychecks every week. The moneys just not there anymore for us to spend or save as it is taxed away at a rate of $1.2 billion a day from higher taxes to everyone. I want to repeat this part and make this clear, this is already the law, congress doesn’t have to vote on anything the existing laws will allow this to happen January 1, 2013 and congress doesn’t need to vote on anything it’s automatic. Next is why a deal will not be made and everyone working will get the 5% tax increase unless you move out of the country or your state succeeds from the union which neither is likely.

 

The political blame games and the real goals of the Democratic Party are why no deals will be made and why we will go off this fiscal Clift or so-called taxmageddon. This will be once again blamed on the republicans for what the democrats did. (There’s a 100 year history of this) The progressive, liberal democratic parties goal has been and still is to destroy the constitutional America we know and change us into a socialist dictatorship (I believe all the evidence shows we are already a socialist dictatorship and have been the last 3 years and 10 months and even possibly the last 12 years) and doing away with the constitution and replacing it with a communist constitution and this taxmageddon is exactly what the democrats need to do that and they will try to make it look like the republicans fault (this is already being done) and the lame stream liberal progressive socialist media will help them do it with their normal lies and disinformation.

 

Here is what to expect in the next 47 days. A lot of grand standing by democrats telling you conservatives economic policies are why the economies is so bad and its Bush’s fault even know the democrats have controlled congress for almost the last 6 years.

 

It’s at this point I want to inform and or remind everyone who reads this. The democrats have now controlled congress for 5 years and 10 months the reason the economy went off the Clift and the banks collapsed in 2008 was under the control of the Democratic Party for 21 months it was not the Republicans it was the democrat controlled congress that did it by their actions or lack of actions. To believe otherwise means you have been misinformed and you believe the lies of the liberal progressive news media.

 

The democrats didn’t inherit this economic mess they caused it. http://wp.me/pO1Ho-9w 

 

So if you still think this was all done by Bush your eating the little balls of crap the liberal media has been feeding you for your entire life and the last 6 years. All you need to do is a search for congress January 2007 to 2012 and you will see the democrats have controlled everything for the whole time period and then blames republicans and Bush for what they did. To say well that’s just politics does not make it right and it doesn’t fix the mess we are in. If they are getting away with these lies it’s because some Americans like those voting in democrat party for the democratic party are allowing them to get away with it. I don’t get my news from fox I seek the truth always this is the real no spin zone. I go to the federal record and look at the numbers and if you really want the truth it’s in the numbers not the news media they all sound like parrots to me spinning their stories as they see the truth with 10 different versions or opinions about the same story and none of them are right.

 

Facts compared to opinion and views. The glass is half full or is it half empty? No matter what you opinion or view is; the same amount of water resides in the glass. its math and math is not an opinion or a view. This goes to the next part the historical events of the past that can give us a clear picture of the possibilities and the near term effects of economic events like taxmageddon.

 

I have seen many economist discuss this $450 billion tax increase like it’s a good thing and the value of the dollar will increase because the deficit would shrink and that’s would be a good thing under normal text-book economic conditions it would be, except for the facts they seem to forget that we would definitely go into a very deep recession or depression from a $450 billion tax increase and while we have a deficit of $16.4 trillion hanging over our heads that’s not good for bonds or the value of the dollar if we are borrowing $600 billion while the economy is shrinking at a rate of 3% and could quickly go 6% negative GDP  it is likely under these conditions no one will loan us any money and people who hold our bonds would sell them very fast causing a panic sell off or a crash in the bond markets.

 

This has happened before in 1980. I can tell you right now when the economy starts to decline and go into a recession under the new much higher tax rates that what the economist are telling you say it’s a good thing is idiotic and that’s being kind. As the whole dynamics of the entire economy changes very quickly in economic declines the stock markets and bond markets will change and go into a severe decline and bond markets will be up for a few days maybe and then be sold off to cover losses in other stock markets and commodities markets this is always a worldwide event and everything will all change dramatically as well. None of it will be good. It will all be bad news (do you have a 401-K) and even before the first dollar in higher taxes is stolen away from the rich, the middle class and working poor this will unfold and become history. When this happens and it will, the economists college degrees can all be thrown out the window or used as toilet paper because nothing works in severe declines. I have been in 3 severe economic declines or crashes as a business owner and an investor.

 

Currently what gives the dollars or the bonds the value they do have is the confidence that the government can pay the interest on the debt and that confidence level all changes if we go into a recession. Confidence is nothing more than a thought and as quick as we can change our minds or in one day that confidence could disipere and this could cause a second bond market collapse worse than the one in 1980 because the debt is 32 times larger than in 1980

 

The Bond Market Collapse of February 1980 The time is November, 1979; the place, the White House. Like in November 2012, a dark financial cloud hovers over Washington — not only fiscal troubles, but also the threat of hyperinflation.

 

President Jimmy Carter and Congress have been gridlocked for months, unable to deal with the brewing storm. Unlike November 2012, the next presidential election is a year away. But investors don’t wait for the ballots. Nor do they have to. They begin issuing their sell orders immediately, venting their wrath primarily in the U.S. bond market by dumping medium and long-term U.S. Treasury securities. Treasury bond prices collapse, while interest rates surge. (We are set up for this perfect storm once again triggered by taxmageddon)

 

The tipping point comes on February 5, 1980. That’s when Treasury bond prices fall so far that their yields surge above the 11% level the all-time peak reached during the Civil War. “Faced with a prolonged buyer’s strike,” says one bond market pro, “we decided to throw in the towel and get yields up to a level where some cash buyers might be shocked off the sidelines.” But the next day, panicky bondholders begin unloading bonds at any price … and there are still few takers even at record interest rates everyone is still selling. The selling is so intense that all except two of the largest, best-capitalized bond dealers on Wall Street Merrill Lynch and Solomon Brothers effectively abandon their market-making role.

 

Now, it’s no longer merely a case of a price collapse. It’s a market collapse in the literal sense of the word: The dealers themselves are packing up and going home! By February 19, the collapse gathers even more momentum, as Treasury bonds lose over 5% of their face value in a single trading day!

 

Investors aren’t just shouting their protests from the rooftops. They are shutting down the market for U.S. Treasury securities, making it impossible for the U.S. government to borrow the money it needs to stay alive — and to avoid defaults on maturing debts. 

 

Result: With Paul Volcker (idiot) at his side, President Carter (another idiot) acts, announcing an anti-inflation bombshell: An unprecedented package of CREDIT CONTROLS that clamps down on virtually all forms of credit. (Dodd-Frank bank regulations will have same effects) The U.S. economy is pushed over a cliff and into a tailspin. Carter’s chances for re-election are doomed. But the bond market recovers and the U.S. Treasury is able to resume borrowing. 

 

But this all happened when the total of all federal deficits was about $ 500 Billion and now its $16.4 trillion anything even ½ of that historical recount would destroy the country and the dollar. Inflation ran between 12% and 15% in that period from 1977 to 1982 and bonds sold are governments borrowing money to finance the spending of money they don’t have. Just imagine if this only in part happens in such a weak economy and with borrowed money amounts $16.4 trillion and a need for a least and additional $50 billion a month after taxmageddon. While at the same time the economy is in a steep decline with a president that’s adverse to business. (The perfect economic storm that will end America) This also really screws up all the CBO estimates of the impact of the recession caused by taxmageddon and things will get a lot worse than there projected declines. The economy is always a moving target.

 

It was massive deficits of that time period that caused this to happen and those deficits were only $50 billion to $75 billion a year and now there over $1 trillion a year. This extremely high 16% interest rate at the peak is what the market set is the sacrifice that investors demanded in order to kill the threat of hyperinflation or the extreme devaluation of a currency. It really never worked but they won’t tell you this because it makes both Carter and Volker look like the idiots they are. Inflation remained high and the higher interest rate had only one purpose atract money to finance deficit spending. The higher interest rates fueled inflation in higher cost to barrow money that doest reduce cost it increases cost thus inflation increases. Liberal progressives always get it backwards. This is what Washington ultimately delivered. That at least in part will happen with taxmageddon coming in just 7 weeks. (Merry Christmas)

 

The general notion here is that, given the root causes of our economic distemper, rampant financialization, over-leverage and over-indebtedness, a politically dominant parasitic banking sector, an aging population, over promised entitlements, a financial business model based on fraud, Federal Reserve monetizing of debt, and a dysfunctional political system, to mention only the top of the list how can the USD appreciate in real terms? It cannot! It only has one way to go and that’s down. There only needs to be a trigger to set this whole decline into motion and I believe its taxmageddon.

 

This is how investors play the markets and why the dramatic decline or a crash will become obvious in the next 45 days or less. Businesses and market players make their decisions based on future projections of business activity and profits or the lack of profits. All market investment is determined by future projections or guesses of economic activity 6 months before they accrue not afterwards. You can expect a crash or at least a major correction of a few thousand points in the next few weeks and up to the week before January 1, 2013. Just like the decline after the banks collapsed in September 2008 this decline will continue well into 2013 just like the one in 2008.

 

Either way whatever happens in Congress the democrats will not make a deal because they want the economic collapse. They want the crash and they need it because democrats want the country to end as we know it so they can abolish the constitution. Making a deal with the democrats and Obama will not happen and their actions and the long history of changing constitutional law through the Supreme Court in the last 100 years and especially the last 4 years of ignoring constitutional law and playing dictator or King at every turn should prove that to people who have been paying attention Democrats hate the constitution.

 

Liberal progressive democrats have worked hard to circumvent the constitution and make unconstitutional law legal through the courts. It’s a term called judicial activism. This entire deal making process will be like trying to negotiate with a terrorist that wants to kill you, it’s a useless endeavor. Democrats’ have a long history of behavior that never changes in the liberal progressive Democratic Party. So why would any sane reasonable person expect that to suddenly change now? Liberal, progressive, Democrats want an economic collapse.

 

The conservative media will keep doing what they always do giving the benefit of the doubt to the liberal democrats and they will hope and or wish that Obama and the democrats will find a middle ground or a compromise with republicans, but the last 4 years of their actions shows that doesn’t fit Obama’s or the democrats play book. It’s always their way or the highway anything else is just imaginings and hopeful thinking so far hope has gotten us into this horrible position. The only compromises made have gotten us to the current fiscal Clift otherwise known as taxmageddon everything else has been my way or the highway with the democrat’s control of the senate and Obama. I think the democrats set America up perfectly for total economic destruction with an expiration date January 1, 2013

 

You can’t make a deal with the devil and expect anything good to come from it. I don’t think John Bonner will make a deal with the devil and if he does there’s a price to pay either way all Americans will lose no matter what our politics are.

 

What you are about to witness few weeks and months no one alive has ever seen before. This will be way worse than the great depression or the civil war. Hell on earth is what is coming and it’s not years away it’s only a matter of weeks and months and I repeat it’s not years away. To think this destructive pattern of the democrats’ and Obama can continue and Americas economy can survive 4 more years is just wishful thinking.

 

You can Hope I am wrong as I really hope I am wrong, but I said in back in 2004 and in my book 2012 that came out in November 2009 this president Obama would be the last president of the United States and so far I was right. From 40 years of observing politics and studying political history. I understand how a liberal thinks and they don’t use logic. This lack of logic is why all their ideas and policies always fail it is a form of insanity and that’s why what I say here may not make any sense to a sane person but their is no logic to there thinking it is insanity.

 

We don’t have 4 more years under any president or any dictator. The book 2012 explains it all. I said in 2009 it would either happen in 2012 or by the middle of 2013 and now we are just weeks away. You will see this unfold in the next 6 to 7 weeks in the stock markets as I expect a 2500 point correction from the September highs and so far it 1000 points down with 1500 to go and it will get a lot worse in early 2013.

 

I really hope I am wrong and I know you do too.

 

By the way very soon after taxmageddon and I mean very soon after we fall apart, the real Armageddon between Israel and Iran will start. First it will be conventional weapons but it will escalate quickly after other Arab countries join Iran in an all out WAR and an attack on Israel. Israel is surrounded by nothing but enemies with combined armies in the millions and with no allies. Regardless of what Democrats say or Obama he will not back Israel, Obama is a Muslim he will side with the Muslims. If attacked by multiple countries at one time Israel will have only one choice and that’s nuclear weapons = Armageddon. Israel has claimed 80 nuclear weapons and that’s enough to destroy all the Arab or Muslim countries major cities. The deadline for this is March 2013 set by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Here it comes! 200 million dead in one day is very possible with 80 nuclear weapons and the real sh-t hits the fan.

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I knew for the last 30 years the democrats wanted to do what they are doing today. Little by little liberal, progressive democrats over the very long period of time of 100 years have been changing the country slowly to socialism. I watch Glenn because he affirms what I already know to be true, but he teaches a lot more in detail and it’s like going back to school when he gets out his black boards. I hear he has three now.

 I wrote a book 20 years ago that predicted what is going on today in our politics and our economy. We are making the final changes to a proven failed political and economic system of socialism. Anyone who says that Europe’s doing OK needs to take a better look. Europe’s economy has been in a constant state of recession for over 40 years. Their normal unemployment rate is always above 10%. There’s very little industry because of supper high taxes on business. In France their two biggest industries are wine and cheese and that’s not a joke, those are the facts. The people who do work in the private sector are taxes at 70% when adding their payroll taxes and there sales taxes on products. For example they have a $5.00 a gallon gasoline tax to pay for there socialized healthcare system.

 Here is our big problem, we can’t afford anywhere near a 70% taxes and pay our existing bills to. Europe started out as socialist countries after the Second World War. They were rebuilt under the socialist economic model. We are structured under a capitalist model and were charging to hard left socialist. The country is already bankrupt. Where is all the money going to come from to support all these new social programs as we go all the way to a European style of socialism? I have done the math and the moneys just not there, even with the higher taxes included in all these new programs. It’s just not economically sustainable from the start.

We don’t have to wait 4 years to see if it works. The negative economic effects from the new socialized healthcare will be Immediate. In 2011 the new healthcare insurance premiums will have a direct negative effect on the economy. There are 180 million Americans with paid health insurance coverage. Everyone I have talked to has to pay an increased premium of $1,200.00 to $3,600.00 each person on their policy. Takeing the lower amount of $1,200.00 and multiplying that times 180 million Insured people will cost Americans $216 Billion in 2011. We are not getting more of a product or service we are just paying a lot more for the same thing. This is the definition of inflation, when costs go up the money disappears into tin air.

 It’s not so much about the cost of the socialism today as it’s about the confidence of the American people. Even before the jobs are lost and the taxes are taken to support the new socialism. Then we also have to consider the confidence of our foreign trading partners, will they lose confidence in our currency? Will they be able or willing to purchase our debt bonds to finance all our existing and all our new socialism when they know they can’t afford their own? I say no they won’t buy our debt bonds, since China has already dumped $50 Billion back into the market. There is a trick the chinese could use to combat our money printing and your going to love this. I expect if they do continue in the future to purchase our debt they may play the same game we are. The chinese government has a printing press like we do and they can print or digitize their currency to purchase our phony money with their phony money. This could offset their looses in the face value of our debt bonds and at the same time get paid interest on their phony money.

 Everything Glenn Beck says will come true and we only have to wait 2 years and by 2012 we will see it all unfold. Glenn has 10 million followers on the radio and up to 3.5 million on Fox news. That compares to MSNBC 350 to 500 Thousand. For the nut job people say Glen Beck is, he has as many 10 times as many followers as other like kind news programs. MSNBC says it’s because Americans are stupid and that could also be part of why there ratings are so low. I love Glenn Beck’s message.

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What is a lobbyist and why do they exist? Lobbyists petition congressmen to prevent government from passing laws that will hurt their industry. On the other hand they petition congressmen to vote for laws that give them an advantage over competitors. This is a vicious cycle that never ends. First of all it’s a violation of the constitution to pass laws that restrict commerce. Secondly it would therefore be an obstruction of commerce to give one business favor over another by legislation that would restrict the free flow of commerce. This is also why under constitutional law we are not under a Nazi, Fascist socialist or Communist economic system. At least were not supposed to be.

But they do it anyway and here is why. This stated after the First World War and got a lot worse after the Second World War. The politicians learned they could make millions in campaign contributions, using first the threat of regulation on particular industries and then getting bribed or paid in the form of contributions not to pass those restrictive regulations. This is really illegal under the founding rules of our government, but congress has changed the original laws and made new ones to fit their greedy needs. Now we have the problems that we have on account of it. It is no more than legalized bribing of a politician. This as most know is also illegal. So what this all boils down to is we have a bunch of crooks in Washington running the country. But it has been made legal by the politicians.

At the same time the public blames the corrupt corporations for all their problems and the real truth is it’s the corrupt government that creates all the problems. The politicians and the unions are always blaming big business for why things are so hard on you. But I have asked many people who were on a rant about how it’s the corrupt corporations this question. I asked them to name one time you have been ripped off and had something taken away or stolen by a corporation. They had no answer. They were however smart enough to realize after a few seconds of thought that they never had lost anything to a corporation and that’s what their unions that told them all their problems were from the greedy corporations. Others said that’s what they had read it in an article. No one I had ever ask that question could answer, not one.

 This is a big part of the disinformation game of the politicians shifting blame. Everyone else is at fault and it’s never the politicians fault. The most recent example is the healthcare bill 2,700 pages of new regulation. It’s those greedy insurance companies and they are the cause of all your healthcare expense problems. But in fact it is the regulation on the healthcare industry over the past 40 years that makes the healthcare cost goes up a rate of 7 to 10% every year. But since you pay the insurance companies you believe they are the bad guys. It’s a giant shell game of shifting the blame and always hiding the truth from you. This is the case in every industry in the country. They are only trying to survive as a business. They provide jobs for 80% of the working public. How can they really be the bad guys?

 If government was not constantly passing new regulations or laws to restrict business in some way there would be no business for the lobbyists and if there no demand for an industry like the lobbyists then it would just disappear. The corruption is built into the system we now have. Since Washington has become nothing more than a law factory this will not change. If you don’t play the game, you don’t get the bribes or payoffs in the guise of contributions and you don’t have the money to get reelected. This has created a very corrupt political system and there seems to be no way to correct the problem. The only way we could possibly change it, is if we could get 535 new congressmen and women to promise in a written contract to stop it and that’s not going to happen.

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 • A new 3.6% tax on all investment income including capital gains. That means that the capital gains tax rate (including California state tax) will rise to 33.9%. The tax on dividend income will rise from 15% today to 53.7% including California tax.

 • Additional Medicare tax on self employment income and wages. This removes the current cap on wages subject to this tax and it will effectively move the top income tax rate from 35% to 43.4% within a couple of years. Add in the California tax again and would then be close to a 54% marginal tax rate. I believe that this is the highest of any major industrialized country. But because spending is so high we would still have $1 trillion-dollar annual deficits even after this tax.

 • There is a 2.9% tax on all medical “devices”, which basically means everything used in a doctor’s office or hospital. Including gowns, syringes, and the like. This will increase health care costs for everyone who does not get free government insurance.

 • The deduction for Medical expenses is currently limited to those expenses that exceed 7.5% or your income. This will be raised to a threshold of 10% of your income. This means that fewer people will get any tax relief from medical expenses they pay for themselves.

 • There are various taxes on anything a person might do to pay for their own medical expenses. Things like Health Savings Accounts, Cafeteria Plans, and Flexible Savings Accounts are ways for people to save their OWN money for their OWN medical care on a pre-tax basis will be limited and taxed. This is all part of the way that President Obama gets to government-run health care by making it illegal or costly to pay for your own care so you have to go to the government.

 • A 10% tax on tanning services. I call this the “Jersey Shore tax”. This one has to be really upsetting to ‘The Situation’, Snookie, and Pauly D.

 • A tax on self-insured health plans. This is another penalty on those who try to pay for their own health care.

 • A new tax on pharmaceutical manufacturers. This will raise the price of drugs for everyone who does not get them from the government for free.

 • A new tax on “Cadillac” health plans. This is an up to 55% tax on any health insurance that costs over about $800 per month including employee and employer contributions. This tax does not apply if you are a union member or your plan is from AARP or Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. These are major Democratic constituencies and they exempted them. For everyone else, this discourages comprehensive health coverage. Isn’t that what the President says he is trying to achieve? Like most of what the President says, his actions are not even close to his words.

  There is a new tax on all ‘for-profit’ health insurance companies (except for a few favored ones). This will also raise the costs of premiums for everyone not getting free care from the government.

 • If you don’t buy health insurance (as dictated acceptable by a new federal czar), you will be fined up to 2.5% of your income even if you pay all of your medical expenses yourself. If your company does not provide said health insurance to all employees, the company will be fined up to $2,000 per employee.

  61% of Americans (including both Democrats and Republicans) are against the bill, those for it the majority have no idea about the taxes included in it. The 2300 page bill was finally released to Republicans TODAY and will be voted on in less than 48 hours.

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Inflation comes from the government of any country printing up money or borrowing money in large enough quantities to expand the money supply. The expanded money supply allows for prices to be bid higher. The more money made available through the printing of money the worse the inflation becomes. An example would be the housing market from 2002 to 2006 as the banks would give anyone with a heartbeat a mortgage loan they flooded the housing market with trillions in easy money and that allowed the price of a home to more than double or the equivalent of a 100% inflation rate in just 4 years. That’s not the only cause of inflation as there are many.

 Another cause of inflation in a paper currency is the confidence that people have in the value of that paper currency. If a country like the United States is borrowing trillions of dollars as we are. The confidence can be lost, not by our own citizens but by our foreign trading partners. In our case we are borrowing currently at an average rate of 133 billion every month. The money is unearned there is no wealth being created with the money. In our case 100% of our borrowed money is going to our social systems. This over time can cause a huge devaluation in the buying power of our paper money. Where this shows up is in the cost of all imported products. As our trading partners lose confidence they demand more dollars in exchange for their products. This is the kind of inflation that will show up most noticeable in the cost of gasoline. But it shows up in all products and since we import 70% of all the products we purchase, this can become a huge problem very quickly.

 Inflation can be much worse than an increased income tax. In the late 1970s and in the early 1980s we had what was called runaway inflation rate of 15%. If that happens now with the already high prices we have on all products, it would have a much greater effect and much faster than 30 years ago. Inflation is like a thief that steals from the money you have sitting in a bank account or in any investment. If you had $10,000.00 in a savings account with 15% inflation, in just one year your money would lose $1,500.00 in buying power. I expect something far worse will happen in 2012. Never before in our history or in the history of the world has any country printed or digitized so much unearned money out of thin air in such a short period of time. Europe set up a 1 trillion euro fund to bail out several of their member countries but we have been printing many trillions of dollars to pay for entitlement programs each year for the last three years. If you want to know whats going to happen next get the book 2012. It will scare you and you should be very scared of what comes next.

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I know what all this leads to, do you?  Here is a list of what the current congress and president Obama has done or is planning to do to the American people.

1. Healthcare is now law it has been passed now we have to deal with it at an estimated cost of $242 billion in additional insurance premiums and taxes.

2. Next, cap-and-trade also known as the clean energy act. I estimate this will increase the cost of gasoline and electricity by $264 Billion

3. Then will get amnesty for illegal aliens. This will give legal status to 12 to 20 million illegal aliens and allow their extended families into the country. The extended family part of the legislation allows 48 million more foreign workers into the country. I estimate the current lost wages due to jobs being taken by the illegal aliens already here at over $ 200 billion

4. 16,000 New IRS agents to enforce the new tax laws from the healthcare bill to get even more money out of working taxpaying Americans who refuse to get the coverage or pay the fine.

5. Value added tax is coming this is a federal sales tax that will be paid by the stores that we shop at before we buy a product the tax will be built into the price.

6. The end of the two President Bush tax cuts at the end of 2010. On January 1 of 2011 federal taxes will go back to their much higher levels prior to 2001.

This is an assault on the American working class and somehow the liberal progressive fringe news media will spin all the above into it’s not a tax increase.
A war has been declared on the American people by our very own government all in the name of fairness and wealth redistribution.  As each one of the mention new pieces of legislation passes and becomes law it will force up the cost of everything we buy, Raise taxes to the all working citizens and at the same time allows millions of illegal aliens to stay in the country legally to take existing jobs at a much lower wage and allows many millions more into the country to take jobs that do still exist. They are trying to do this while we are still in the deepest and longest recession since the great depression. It defies all logic and it’s irresponsible. This looks like an assault to me, what do you think?

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This is a very important testimony of a Russian immigrant. I believe this
proves what I already know from talking to many people from all over the
world.

The Perspective of a Russian Immigrant

By SVETLANA KUNIN | Posted Friday, September 04, 2009 4:20 PM PT
 
In the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, I was taught to believe individual pursuits are selfish and sacrificing for the collective good is noble.
 
In kindergarten we sang songs about Lenin, the leader of the Socialist Revolution. In school we learned about the beautiful socialist system, where everybody is equal and everything is fair; about ugly capitalism, where people are exploited and treat each other like wolves in the wilderness.
 
Life in the USSR modeled the socialist ideal. God-based religion was suppressed and replaced with cult like adoration for political figures.
 
The government-assigned salary of the proletariat (blue-collar worker) was 30%-50% higher than any professional. Without incentive to improve their life, professionals drank themselves to oblivion. The — engineers, lawyers, doctors, teachers — earned a government-determined salary that barely covered the necessities, mainly food.

Raising children was a hardship. It took four to six adults (parents and grandparents) to support a child. The usual size of the postwar family was one or two children. Every woman had the right to have an abortion and most of them did, often without anesthesia.

There is a comparative historical reality that plays out the consequences of two competing ideologies: life in the USSR and in America. When the march to the worker’s paradise — the Socialist Revolution — began in 1917, many people emigrated from Russia to the U.S.

In the USSR, economic equality was achieved by redistributing wealth, ensuring that everyone remained poor, with the exception of those doing the redistributing. Only the ruling class of communist leaders had access to special stores, medicine and accommodations that could compare to those in the West.

The rest of the citizenry had to deal with permanent shortages of food and other necessities, and had access to free but inferior, unsanitary and low-tech medical care. The egalitarian utopia of equality, achieved by the sacrifice of individual self-interest for the collective good, led to corruption, black markets, anger and envy.

Government-controlled health care destroyed human dignity.

Chairman Nikita Khrushchev released facts about Stalin and his purges. People learned of the horrific purge of more than 20 million citizens, murdered as enemies of the state.

Those who left Russia found a different set of values in America: freedom of religion, speech, individual pursuits, the right to private property and free enterprise. The majority of those immigrants achieved a better life for themselves and their children in this capitalist land.

These opportunities let the average immigrant live a better life than many elites in the Soviet Communist Party. The freedom to pursue personal self-interest led to prosperity. Prosperity generated charity, benefiting the collective good.
 
The descendants of those immigrants are now supporting policies that move America away from the values that gave so many immigrants the chance of a better life. Policies such as nationalized medicine, high tax rates and government intrusion into free enterprise are being sold to us under the socialistic motto of collective salvation.
 
Socialism has bankrupted and failed every society, while capitalism has lifted more people out of poverty than any other system.
 
There is no perfect society. There are no perfect people. Critics say that greed is the driving force of capitalism. My answer is that envy is the driving force of socialism. Change to socialism is not an improvement on the imperfections of the current system.

The slogans of “fairness and equality” sound better than the slogans of capitalism. But unlike at the beginning of the 20th century, when these slogans and ideas were yet to be tested, we have accumulated history and reality.

Today we can define the better system not by slogans, but by looking at the accumulated facts. We can compare which ideology leads to the most oppression and which brings the most opportunity.

When I came to America in 1980 and experienced life in this country, I thought it was fortunate that those living in the USSR did not know how unfortunate they were.

Now in 2009, I realize how unfortunate it is that many Americans do not understand how fortunate they are. They vote to give government more and more power without understanding the consequences.

Svetlana Kunin, Stamford, Conn.

Mrs. Kunin, is a retired software developer. In the Soviet Union, she was a civil engineer.

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