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Friday
Sep042015

Our-Nation - Enough Is Enough: Dump Trump Now 

September 3, 2015…Dear Friends,

 

The Republican Party, fearful of being outed for being the mindless chumps they are, have aggressively initiated a Dump the Trump campaign. Their present batch of presidential hopefuls, now 17 weak, makes the clowns that ran in 2012 seem like deep thinkers.

 

Trump is a danger to the Republican Party because he shouts what many of them believe, but are cautious enough to never say, much less shout.

 

Trump cut his eye teeth evicting little old ladies from their New York apartments and now wants to evict 11 million Mexican-Americans many of whom are U.S. citizens.


As presently constituted, the Republican Party is an amalgam of racists, bigots, religious fanatics, war mongers, women haters, gun-lovers, greedy rich folk and anti-democratic plutocrats. Seems to me, Trump fits right in. In all of mankind there is no person better suited to be the Republican nominee for the presidency of the United States than the self-styled megalomaniac that is Trump.

 

Meanwhile, bold progressive Democrats like U.S. Senators Bernie and Elizabeth Warren are empowering a second American Revolution that is rapidly gathering momentum. Millions of progressive-minded Americans are insisting on the enactment of the sort of bold progressive legislation needed to restore our middle class, bring jobs back home and provide much needed help to the neediest among us.

 

Unfortunately, make-believe Democrats like Hillary Clinton, who gleefully attended Donald Trump’s wedding, and now may face criminal charges for intentionally destroying some 30,000 emails and willfully playing fast and loose with Top Secret information, refuse to even discuss why we tax the income of working Americans and never tax net surplus wealth.


Taxing net surplus wealth will allow us to eliminate the income tax and do all of the things that desperately need doing in America.

 

While most of us struggle to feed and house our families and educate our kids, the massive Republican  tax cuts for the super wealthy combined with the current income taxation system guarantees that the wealthiest 1% will grow richer, ever richer, while working Americans, grow poorer, ever poorer.

 

To fix to this grossly, unfair, anti-democratic problem, we must replace all income and payroll taxes with a simple Prosperity Revenue Tax (PRT) that consists of:

 

(1)  A  3% consumption tax, with food, education healthcare and other exclusions);

 

(2)  and a 10% tax on giant corporate revenue (not profits);

 

(3)  And, most importantly, a progressive tax on net surplus wealth, starting at .5% for net surplus wealth of $5 million and progressing to 10% for net surplus wealth over $5 billion.

 

The PRT will produce a long-term economic boom by immediately cutting taxes for working Americans by 50% and doubling government funding. Just think about it. No American will ever again pay income or payroll taxes. No more onerous tax forms to fill out, no more onerous record-keeping, no more worries of audits.

 

And, most importantly, the added revenue will be used to pay our national indebtedness and expand our all too meager social safety net.

 

Nevertheless, there are elitist Republicans lie the Clintons and other make-believe Democrats who argue that taxing wealth is theft. What utter nonsense! Conversely, it is the taxing of the income of working Americans that is theft and that is rapidly destroying the American middle class.

 

Meanwhile, radical-right-wing Republican billionaires like the Koch brothers use their inherited surplus wealth to transform our democracy into a plutocracy (rule by the rich).  They are spending hundreds of billions of dollars to bribe our politicians and judges and to flood our media with a constant barrage of Tokyo Rose-type-hype as spewed from the mouths of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’ Reilly and dozens of their lesser known cohorts.

 

Pope Francis says our maniacal-radical-right-wing Republicans suffer from “amnesia of the heart.”  But Pope Francis is way too kind. Greedy sociopaths is what the multi-billionaire radical-right-wingers are as they eagerly pull food stamps from the mouths of millions of our hungry children and with reckless abandon busily promote legislation to revoke the reproductive rights of American women, decimate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the ACA.

 

Enough is enough. Starting immediately we must dedicate ourselves to restoring our democracy and our middle class. That’s why I’ve written Common Sense, a short 100% free book filled with the sort of bold legislative ideas like the Prosperity Revenue Tax that I hope get enough of us fired-up enough and united enough to send the cowardly-radical-right-wing-heartless-haters-of-humankind packing in 2016.

 

Common Sense shows how the PRT will help us evolve from our current healthcare mess to an industrial-strength single-payer health care system (much like most of the rest of the industrialized world), cancel student debt, provide free higher education for all who want it, double Social Security, protect the reproductive rights of women, protect the VA and vastly expand the rest of our all too meager social safety net.

 

I kid you not. It’s not magic. It is merely Economics and Political Science 101 combined. Working as one, we can do it. Find out how by downloading your 100% free copy (donations optional) of Common Sense by sending an email request to:

 Our-Nation@usa.com.

 

Thank you for your interest. Our future is ours to create.



Band together and stay fired-up.Our future is in your hands.
Website: www.Our-Nation,com 

Wednesday
Jul222015

Get "Taxifornia" now in Audio and Kindle versions! 

Get the facts on the failures of liberalism in California now in AUDIO and Kindle! Jim Lacy's Taxifornia: Liberals Laboratory to Bankrupt America now available for download on iTunes and Amazon!

 

Click above to purchase "Taxifornia" in the new AUDIO version in the iTunes store!

And click above to purchase "Taxifornia" at just $3.99 in the Kindle store at Amazon!
Thursday
Jul162015

Cruz For President - Campaign calls on NYT to Examine its Bestseller List Methodology 

 

HOUSTON, Texas -- Cruz for President National Spokesman Rick Tyler released the following statement regarding U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's book A Time for Truth ranking #7 on the most recent New York Times bestseller list:

"What’s transpired at the New York Times in the last two weeks raises troubling questions that should concern any author. The Times’ position has been disputed by a major publishing house, and by the two largest booksellers in the nation (Amazon and Barnes & Noble.) The New York Times has a responsibility to authors and readers to have the Public Editor Margaret Sullivan examine its methodology — and we join others in calling for the Times to do just that."

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Tuesday
Jul142015

Cruz for President - Amazon: 'No evidence' of bulk sales for Ted Cruz book 

 

Increases pressure on New York Times to produce claimed 'evidence' or apologize

 

HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, POLITICO reported that Amazon confirmed there is no evidence of the allegation by the New York Times that “bulk sales” drove popularity of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s book, A Time for Truth. Excerpts from POLITICO appear below:

"As of yesterday, 'A Time for Truth' was the number 13 bestselling book, and there is no evidence of unusual bulk purchase activity in our sales data," Sarah Gelman, Amazon's director of press relations, said in an email.

"Amazon's findings match those of HarperCollins, the book's publisher, which said Friday that it had 'investigated the sales pattern' for Cruz’s book and found 'no evidence of bulk orders or sales through any retailer or organization.' Moments after that announcement, Cruz's campaign issued a press release accusing the Times of lying and calling on the paper to provide evidence of bulk purchasing or else formally apologize.

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"'A Time For Truth,' which was published on June 30, sold 11,854 copies in its first week -- more than 18 of the 20 titles on the Times bestseller list for the week ending July 4, according to Nielsen bookscan. On raw numbers, Cruz's book would have finished at #3 on the Times' influential list of hardcover nonfiction. However, the Times informed HarperCollins last week that Cruz's book would not be on the list.

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Monday
Jul132015

Cruz For President - New York Times Doubles Down on Ted Cruz Blacklisting 

 

A Time for Truth and a Time for Lies: New York Times Doubles Down on Ted Cruz Blacklisting
NYT Spox Refuses to Produce Evidence or Issue Apology, Stands By Cruz Bestseller Snub

 

Cruz Spox: “If it lied deliberately—if the Times tried to slander the character of Senator Cruz and his publisher, knowing the charge to be false—then that goes directly to the journalistic integrity of the institution. How many other lies has the Times told?”

HOUSTON, Texas -- Last week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s new book A Time for Truth sold more copies than all but two of the 20 books on the New York Times best-seller list. And yet, the Times refused to list Cruz’s book.

In an effort to deflect the widespread condemnation for their partisan blacklisting of the best-selling book, the New York Times made a specific—and false—attack on Cruz: that he had somehow engaged in “strategic bulk sales.”

In an unusual (and potentially risky) move for a major book publisher, HarperCollins explicitly called them out: “HarperCollins Publishers has investigated the sales pattern for Ted Cruz’s book ‘A Time for Truth’ and has found no evidence of bulk orders or sales through any retailer or organization.”

At that point, the Cruz campaign publicly called on the Times to either release their so-called “evidence” or issue a formal apology for impugning the integrity of Sen. Cruz and HarperCollins editor Adam Bellow.

Rather than do either, New York Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said the newspaper is “standing by” their previous falsehood regarding bulk purchases and offered a “no comment” when asked about producing evidence of the claim or issuing an apology to Sen. Cruz and HarperCollins editor Adam Bellow (NRO.com, 7/10/15).

As a factual matter, there are only two possibilities: (1) the Times possesses some mysterious, hidden evidence of bulk sales—that neither HarperCollins nor any other best-seller list could manage to discover, or (2) no such evidence exists, and the Times deliberately lied in order to hide their partisan bias.

“The New York Times holds itself out as the ‘newspaper of record,’” said Cruz campaign spokesman Rick Tyler. “If it lied deliberately—if the Times tried to slander the character of Senator Cruz and his publisher, knowing the charge to be false—then that goes directly to the journalistic integrity of the institution. How many other lies has the Times told? Are they only directed at Republicans? Under what circumstances does the Times believe it is appropriate for journalists to deliberately deceive the public?”

“If the New York Times desires to be seen as anything other than a partisan and dishonest attack dog for the far Left, then the only responsible course of action is either to release their so-called ‘evidence’ or to publicly apologize for making false charges. Silence—hiding from the truth—only screams confirmation that the Times intends to continue lying. Any journalist concerned about their institutional integrity should be embarrassed, and should demand corrective action.”

 

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