Letters to the Editor



Here is the Tax Plan to save the economy, AND Social Security 

Let's get the labels out of the way FIRST; It is a FLAT TAX!

Now on to the Details;

A Flat 18% income tax. No loopholes, deductions, carve outs, No ways for crooked politicians to craft new tax policy specifically for their donors. Only a generous personal exemption of $10,000 per taxpayer, and $5,000 per dependent. THAT'S IT! OH, and if you end up with zero tax liability, or less than $500.00, you MUST pay the MINIMUM tax of $500.00. EVERYONE must have skin in the game. Everyone benefits from society, therefore everyone must contribute.

For Businesses it is ALSO simple. a Flat 18% tax on net operating profits. 

Now to the numbers;

According to the IRS; there are 209,000,000 taxpayers earning $12.5 trillion dollars. There are also 62,000,000 dependents. This means that we will lose $2.1 trillion to personal exemptions, under my plan, leaving $10.4 trillion being taxed at 18%, bringing in $1,872,000,000,000.00. 

For Business;

According to the IRS there are $1.724 trillion in business profits. taxed at 18%, this brings an additional $310,320,000,000.00 for a total revenue of $2.183 trillion.

Now here is where it gets fun; 

TOTAL Federal revenue for 2010 was:

$2.2 Trillion. of which;
$1.1 trillion was income taxes

$900 billion was SS and Medicare/aid

$200 billion was business taxes.

NOTICE, that our income tax plan covers Social Security revenue as well. This is to protect those Social Security recipients collecting, or about to collect social security. For anyone 50 or under, They will have the option to "opt out" of social security. This means that the 12.4% of their pay will keep being paid, but to a retirement fund that THEY OWN AND CONTROL, NOT CONGRESS! Initially only broad based index fund, municipal bonds, and other "safe" investments will be allowed, but those restrictions will ease, as more people opt for that and the burden on the taxpayer eases.

The Flat tax on business, and the prohibition on Congress from screwing this up, will make the economy explode. Gone will be the trademark temporary band aids and uncertainty of the Obama administration. Gone will be the endless need to bribe crooked politicians for favors. Gone will be the need to spend, collectively $600 billion on tax preparation, planning, and avoidance.

The flat tax on individuals will mean the savings of $64 billion spent on income tax preparation, and avoidance. A Flood of new capital for investment, and the opening up of former tax shelters to productive use of capital, as the tax consequences have diminished, as well as the need to avoid future political footballs. Social Security will be funded for those who wish to remain in it, and for those who wish to increase their retirement funds, they will be able to do so.

My loony lefty friends, You may now proceed to attempt to poke holes in this.


NH FederalCrimes, starting to name names

Please visit my Youtube page to follow along on the collusion between New Hampshire and Connecticut agencies and state employees.  Please, sue me for defamation, like Madison, NH Selectment threatened many years ago........http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=162OwrKQeX0


Obama is Robin Hood!

To the editor:

All throughout our childhood we learned the story of Robin Hood. Immortalized, and taught to us as the triumph of the poor over the rich. Robin is always pictured as a champion of the poor. But is that the truth?

The popular, and politically motivated, version of the story is that Robin Hood stole from the thieving rich to give to the downtrodden poor worker. Aww, does there exist a more potent symbol for the socialist utopia?

The truth is that Robin Hood was not a champion of the "poor", but of "property." Prince Obama ... oops, sorry, Richard (the government) was stealing through ever increasing taxation the fruits of the poor farmers' labor. The farmers (the private sector) who were receiving little direct benefit from this legalized theft, were actually supporting their oppressors, while being powerless to stop it.

Along came Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, to save the day. They stole back from the government (the Prince) that which he had stolen from the farmers, through excessive taxation, and returned it to its rightful owners.

If the story were acted out today, in its literal accomplishments, Robin would be an anti-tax collector of sorts, retrieving our purloined monies from the IRS to restore to those who had it appropriated from them, which in today's America would mean 69.94 percent to the top 10 percent of income earners, 16.4 percent to the next 15 percent of income earners, 11 percent to the next 25 percent of income earners with the bottom 50 percent of income earners getting the 2.7 percent left — as that is today's income tax distribution.

We now live in a time where the ruling party in Washington has governed for 953 days without the legally required budget. Hence, with no spending plans or restraints upon them they have increased spending dramatically. But even they, as corrupt and self-centered as they are, could not approve Obama's budget proposal which further increased spending by $9.7 trillion.

The future success of our nation directly correlates to our perception of stories like this. The more people see it as stealing from the thieving rich to give to the poor workers, the further we slouch towards socialism. The more people see it for what it is — the workers' right to own the fruits of their labors, the freer our nation will become.




The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen - Tommy Smothers 

To the Editor:

I have enjoyed playing in your sandbox for the past few months.  Although I disagree with many of your contributors, I have found it enlightening hearing opposing opinions because it allows me to better understand people who disagree with me.  The only way to compromise is to listen and try to put yourself in the shoes of your opponent.  Just as you have strongly held beliefs so does the other side.  Only by discussing the issue can people find common ground and thus find a path to compromise.  It's with that in mind that I must complain about my treatment on this board.  As I've said before, I knew that people would not agree with me when I started posting here but I was fine with that.  I'm a bit of a contrarian who enjoys a good discussion.  Unfortunately, I have been unable to participate lately because the heavy handed censorship of some of the bloggers here.  I know when I complained about it previously you said that bloggers have full editorial control and it is up to them if they want to censor posts.  That is all well and good but for a crowd of people who crow endlessly about personal freedom and liberty, it seems incongruous that differing opinions are summarily deleted.  Many contributors here give a hue and cry about the "lamestream media" picking winners and losers by virtue of their coverage but they then commit the SAME offense by deleting stories and posts they don't want to hear simply because they disagree.  That is sad and troublesome.  However, even more bothersome then having my posts deleted was the fact that NOT ONE PERSON spoke up and said that deleting those posts was wrong.  NOT ONE PERSON.  Even if you disagree with what people are saying, the Fahrenheit 451 technique is uncalled for and disgraceful.  Shame on every one of you who saw this happen and didn't speak up.  It's ironic that the very first time I posted on this website (when the forums were still open) was to chastise a poster who quoted Martin Niemöller in his tag line at the same time he was advocating for the illegal search of Americans through the new AZ immigration laws.  The last line of the quote is "When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out." I hope there will be somebody left to speak out for you when they come for you but based on my experience, I don't hold out much hope.



Please join me in supporting Gov. Romney

NH friends and colleagues:
I wanted to let you know that after a lot of thought and meeting the candidates I have decided to support Gov. Romney for President. As former Communications Director for the NH Republican Party, I value his conservative credentials and as an owner of a small business in New Hampshire, I believe he best understands how to create the small business and manufacturing jobs that will spark our economy.
Perhaps most importantly, as a former Peace Corps Volunteer, Fulbright Scholar and Country Director for the International Republican Institute and working in over 50 countries including such places as Iraq and Russia makes me value Gov. Romney’s foreign policy strategy of a strong America with a robust defense that leads from the front.
I urge you to support Gov. Romney and look forward to seeing you soon on the campaign trail in NH and beyond.
Best regards,
Mark Lenzi, A.M. ASCE
Civil Engineer and Majority Owner
SP Network, LLC
347 Young Rd. Suite 100
Barrington, NH  03825